nokia lumia900 European operators unhappy with Nokia Windows Phone devices

Several major telecommunications operators in Europe have slated Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone devices as not good enough to compete with Apple and Android smartphones.

Several major telecommunications operators in Europe have slated Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone devices as not good enough to compete with Apple and Android smartphones.

 
Reuters spoke with four big operators in Europe who stocked the devices, many of whom did not want to be named, and found that all of them believed the Lumia range is unsatisfactory in one way or another.
 
"No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone," said a mobile executive at one operator in Europe. The operator has sold the Lumia 800 and 710 since December, but the executive's statement suggests that sales are just not happening. "If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell."
 
nokia lumia900 European operators unhappy with Nokia Windows Phone devices
 
Reuters discovered that at a France Telecom store the Lumia phones were not in a prominent display area and staff offered iPhones and Android devices before ever considering a Windows-based smartphone.
 
Another operator thought that a lower price might help with sales, but that would not necessarily solve the problem of many people simply not being aware of the Lumia range in the first place. A fourth operator suggested that a truly innovative product or a huge marketing budget was the only way to sell the smartphones, because the stores are doing all that they can.
 
Things are looking as grim as ever for Nokia. If it loses operator support it could see entire markets closing off to it, as stores will be unwilling to stock products that don't sell. Nokia is hoping to reclaim its crown and restore itself to its former glory, but as Apple and Android continue to soar it looks increasingly likely that Nokia's fate is sealed.
 
Source: Reuters