Nokia has recently launched their Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone devices in markets other than the US, so how are they holding up? Well, according to Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop, the response to these new Windows Phones from Nokia have been pretty good so far.
“The reaction is remarkably positive,” Elop said in Barcelona at a conference organized by Morgan Stanley yesterday. “We need to introduce the experience to consumers to get them to try it because we know once they try it they will like it.”
Stephen Elop also predicts that demand for Windows Phone devices will start to pick up once Microsoft begins rolling out their Windows 8 platform, which will also feature the trademarked tile system that many Windows Phone users have come to know. Granted Windows Phone devices aren’t as powerful in terms of hardware compared to Android and the iPhone, but given that Nokia is a well established brand for mobile phones, coupled with Microsoft’s backing and funding for marketing, it would be very disappointing to see Nokia and Windows Phone flop.
We know that AT&T and Nokia are in talks about bringing Nokia’s Windows Phone devices to the US next year, so hopefully with the possibility of 4G LTE connectivity on Windows Phone devices will make adoption of the platform and handsets more favorable in the US. In the meantime you can check out our review of the Nokia Lumia 800 here.