Nov 23 Nokia said sales of its
first Windows Phone model, the Lumia 800, were off to an
excellent start in Britain, dismissing analyst comments of weak
sales start, which have hit shares in the Finnish company.
"Lumia 800 sales in the U.K. are off to an excellent start,"
Nokia said in a statement. "Based on earliest data the sales
start of the Lumia 800 is the best ever first week of Nokia
smartphone sales in the U.K. in recent history."
Nokia unveiled a strategy shift to use Microsoft
software on its smartphones in February in a bid to create a
rival to Apple and Google's Android, and started to sell its
first model last week in Britain, France and
"By our measures, we have gained significant smartphone
sell-out share in the channels in which we are operating in the
U.K.," Nokia said.