Earlier today we mentioned that Microsoft seems to be preparing for the building of its own Surface phone, which will be put together by Foxconn, or so rumors suggest. Should the Windows Phone 8 competition be worried? Possibly, but so far it seems that the Nokia Lumia 920 is building enough of a reputation that it should be safe at least.
According to Finnish retailer DNA, the demand for the Nokia Lumia 920 is the strongest ever seen for any Nokia phone in the last ten years. Quick sell-outs in Europe, the United States and elsewhere seem to echo the same sentiment. The flagship Windows Phone 8 Lumia 920 really does seem to be a strong seller, even if we don’t have official numbers on how well it is actually doing. The good news is that a rumor helps fill in the blanks, as it is now being reported that 2.5 million units of the Lumia 920 were ordered, though the wording doesn’t necessarily mean that many devices are already in the hands of the consumer.
Bottom-line, for a brand new ecosystem, Windows Phone 8 is doing rather well for itself. Should Google and Apple be worried? While I have my doubts on that, RIM might want to make sure its launch of BB10 goes well if they hope to steal the third place spot from Microsoft at all. Of course older Windows Phone 7 Lumia devices sold reasonably well at first and then slowed down. Still, sales for the 920 seem much stronger than what previous WP7 handsets were bringing to the table.
What do you think? Have you got your hands on a new Windows Phone 8 device yet? If not, check out Amazon’s deal for $70.