“Nokia‘s ambitious and expensive launch promotion for the Lumia 800 has fallen flat, according to European market research, with only a little over 2-percent of those surveyed saying they firmly intended to buy the new Windows Phone,” Chris Davies reports for SlashGear.
“he results of the Exane BNP Paribas poll prompted the brokerage firm to cut its quarterly sales estimates for the Lumia 800 to 800,000, Times of India reports, down from previous expectations of around 2m units,” Davies reports. “Even at 800,000, the firm’s predictions are still more enthusiastic than some we’ve seen. Pacific Crest announced expectations of just 500,000 device sales for the quarter, and Nokia execs’ smack-talk about rival platforms has been met with derision rather than delight.”
Davies reports, “Even the previous whispers of a buy-out by Microsoft have reignited, with sources suggesting a deal could be announced as early as the first half of 2012.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Touch” for the heads up.]