Nokia N9 Finnish Sales Data?

| December 4, 2011 | 77 Replies


At the start of the weekend, we heard that Nokia’s smartphone market had slumped in its home soil . Joni has been investigating the Nokia N9 sales in Finland and has emailed us to share. This data is collected from the three operators, DNA, Sonera and Elisa as well as the retailer In his findings, the N9 was outsold by the iPhone 4S and other models in November.

In his opinion, that’s because:

  • N9 is very expensive ,599 euros
  • customers are waiting Lumia-phones
  • Competition is hard. People prefer iPhone and other Android and Nokia models.
  •  Everyone knows that Meego is a dead-end platform.

He says that perhaps Elop did his best career’s decision in February? Perhaps the Finns were already closely aware what uncertain future the N9 had.

I think at launch, the N9 did outsell other phones right? Let’s have a quick search again before Joni’s data.

In early November (possibly February data) the N9 was number 1 at Elisa

Also I can’t seem to find that post, but I remember Nokia saying they were sold out of the 64GB N9 on launch day right?

Finally, perhaps even in its home country, iPhone is more of an established and safe brand than N9 with MeeGo-Harmattan, no? Perhaps more appealing to get all the latest versions of the other Finnish gem, Rovio’s Angry Birds.

The most sickening thing is that without the N9, what is the other high end Nokia on the list? What, no, nothing right? Although these 5 million Finns can be very brand loyal, they are also probably more highly aware of tech and mobile than most and will know there are better offerings.
November 2011

1. Apple iPhone 4S
2. Apple iPhone 4
3. Samsung Galaxy Mini
4. Nokia C1 (peruspuhelin)
5. Samsung Galaxy S Plus
6. Nokia C2-01 (peruspuhelin)
7. Samsung Galaxy S II
8. Nokia N9
9. Nokia C5-00 (peruspuhelin)
10. Nokia E7


(Last month)

1.         (3.)       Apple iPhone 4S

2.         ( – )      Nokia C5-00 5MP

3.         (4.)       Nokia E7-00

4.         (5.)       Nokia C2-01

5.         (1.)       Apple iPhone 4

6.         ( – )      Nokia 700

7.         (9.)       Samsung Galaxy Gio

8.         (6.)       Nokia N9

9.         ( – )      Nokia N8

10.       ( – )      Huawei Ideos X5


Private customers November (probably sold under Saunalahti brand)

1. Apple iPhone 4S
2. Nokia C2-01
3. Nokia N9-00
4. Samsung Galaxy S II
5. Nokia C5-03
6. Nokia C6-01
7. Samsung Galaxy Gio
8. Nokia E7-00
9. Nokia N8-00
10. Apple iPhone 4
11. Nokia 7230
12. Nokia C5-00 5MP
13. Huawei Ideos X5
14. Samsung Galaxy S+
15. ZTE Blade

ELISA Corporate customers November

1. Apple iPhone 4S
2. Nokia C2-01
3. Nokia E7-00
4. Nokia C5-00 5MP
5. Nokia N9-00
6. Samsung Galaxy Gio
7. Huawei B160
8. Apple iPhone 4
9. Nokia C6-00
10. Samsung Xcover 271
11. Nokia E5-00
12. Nokia E6-00
13. Nokia C6-01
14. Samsung Galaxy S II
15. Nokia E52


Top ten list as of now…..


1.Apple iPhone 4S 16GB multimediapuhelin, musta (lukitsematon)
2.Apple iPhone 4S 16GB multimediapuhelin, valkoinen (lukitsematon)
3.Nu:fone Classic GSM-puhelin + 60 minuuttia puheaikaa
4.Apple iPhone 4 8GB, valkoinen (lukitsematon)
5.Apple iPhone 4 8GB, musta (lukitsematon)
6.Apple iPhone 4S 32GB multimediapuhelin, musta (lukitsematon)
7.Sony Ericsson XPERIA neo Android-älypuhelin, musta/sininen
8.Nokia C1-01 GSM-puhelin, harmaa
9.Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) Android-multimediatietokone, tumma
10.Apple iPhone 4S 32GB



Seems it’s 4S across the board but you do see the N9 at 3rd and 5th place for Elisa. It would be interesting know what the trend has been in general regarding iPhone usage in Finland and what the proportion is now of an iPhone vs any other Nokia. It might be possible there are more 4S than any single Nokia (if we’re gonna compare all variants of iPhone then let’s put that against all Symbian, I think the latter may still come out on top)


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