It’s been said more than once that Nokia really needs its Windows Phone 8 efforts to turn into a win. While they have had some battery and rebooting problems, the Nokia Lumia 920 has sold rather well so far. For the most part, you can call the early sales a clear success. The result? Nokia’s stock price went up.
According to Bloomberg, Nokia shares were up as much as 5.5 percent, not bad at all. Both in Europe, the United States and elsewhere, the Nokia Lumia 920 is particularly selling well. That said, other Lumia handsets like the 820 and 822 are also doing quite well so far.
The important thing is that Microsoft and Nokia work to optimize the Lumia line so that current reports of bad battery life and occasional rebooting are solved. If they can reign the few reported issues in, the Lumia 920 has the potential to be the most successful Windows smartphone ever.
This isn’t surprising, considering Nokia has a history of quality devices, but they need to make sure they keep their A game going and keep problems to a minimum. While their CEO might think differently, I personally think that Nokia needs to keep Microsoft from releasing their own flagship Surface phone.
The biggest reason why is that Nokia is currently the “flagship” brand that gets special treatment, with a Surface phone that status goes away.
The only thing I think is holding the Lumia 920 back from even greater success in the United States is that it is tied to just one carrier, AT&T. If the phone came to Verizon or U.S. Cellular, I’d jump on it in a heartbeat. What do you think of Nokia’s offerings for Windows Phone 8?
Impressed or not?
If you are thinking about picking the phone up from AT&T, it is worth noting that the carrier will offer the phone on Black Friday for just $50, which is more than a steal for this Windows Phone 8 handset.