The, Nokia's first foray into Windows Phone country is a slick smart phone, marred only by a lack of apps and a slightly . But it seems most people looking to buy a new phone still won't go for it.
Just 2 per cent of Europeans in the market for a new handset say they would choose it, according to a survey by Exane BNP Paribas, Reuters reports. So what's up? Surely it can't all be down to the the handset has suffered?
Analysts have blamed the huge popularity of Apple and Android, as well as the head start the two have enjoyed. "There isn't much room left for a third ecosystem," Bernstein analyst Pierre Ferragu told Reuters. "The smart phone market is consolidating fast."
Earlier this week we reported the iPhone accounts for-- in the last month, nearly a quarter of all phones sold were Apple's .
Shortly after launch, some Lumia 800 owners complained the handset had a perilously short battery life. Nokia announced a software update to fix the bug, and promised anwill sort it all out. Or if you can't wait, Nokia will replace your handset.
Maybe part of the Lumia 800's problem is its price. That's what one ofanyway. The phone costs £450 on pay as you go, or from £10 a month on contract.
But it's early days yet for Nokia's partnership with Microsoft. Theis rumoured to arrive next year, along with the -- so there's clearly plenty of life in the old Finnish dog yet.
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