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Nokia 6 reported to have ‘sold out in a minute’.

| January 19, 2017 | 45 Replies

Possible success of the mid-range Nokia 6 in China has been picked up by quite a few sources now, including the bastion of credible news that is the UK’s Daily Express. I wasn’t sure how to take this without solid numbers (again, jaded after the whole ‘Lumia sells out’ as it was available in microscopic numbers). It’s definitely a headline that’s grabbed everyone – Nokia’s newest smartphone sells out, and in just a minute. There were also reports yesterday that the Nokia 6 has generated over a million registrations in ‘interest’ (previously we mistook that as pre-orders when it was at 400,000 in a mere two days.

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I guess it’s nice to see Nokia handsets getting some positive coverage, and hopefully more of the same when their global handset is available.

Cheers Alvester for the tip!

 

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  • zlutor

    numbers, numbers, numbers…

    of course, first batch was limited to be able to declare ‘sold out’, all the marketing buzz for free – but only numbers in April for Q1 will tell the truth…

    of course, hoping for the best!

    • asd

      Guessing it might be only that 10K that they had people pay 66CNY to pre-order. If it’s that then no wonder it went fast, but as there are no numbers it’s just a guess.

      There could be any number for reasons for such a low number if it’s really the case. It could be just testing the market, it could be to ensure the “SOLD OUT” hype, or it could be that they had only limited production capability at this point and the Chinese launch was just so that they could say they technically didn’t miss the Chinese New Year. Hoping they had more than that 10K or that they will have a good amount on the next flash sale on the 25th, which could still just and just get some of the devices delivered for the new year on the 28th, depending on how fast postal services are in China.

      Adapting the flash sale tactic that’s proven to be working for others is not a bad idea IMHO.

      And about numbers in April, as HMD is not publicly traded, who knows what they will will tell about Q1 then , if anything.

      • 1 minute is too long to sell 10k handsets. I am sure the number of phones sold will be much more. Xiaomi phones have sold out within seconds during their flash sales in India.

  • zlutor

    OMG, no, please no! Even Microsoft does not support Minecraft on WP any more…

    that is dead platform. period. M$ could not offer enough money to grab Nokia again. at least, I hope…

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      Finally someone that thinks like me in regards to that pathetic rancid horrid junk handicapped horrible devil operating system!

      Who cares about a stupid waste of time game? Is it making you money? Will it make you richer? Will it make your future wife look prettier? Will it make your parents live longer and be healthier?

      All these stupid games and nonsense apps…. Who cares?! It is a waste of time and our lives!

      I presume Symbian was still be around had it not been for this wave of apps for the mindless brain dead masses…

      It is truly ashame and a tragedy what happened to Symbian. Increased RAM and access to the Google play store is pretty much all it needed to be viable!
      (On Nokia feature phones or whatever!) Since smartphones need to be as simple as possible for the average person…

      Jay, what are your views?

      • Joe_HTH

        LOL! Ironic coming from a guy who keeps hoping for crap like Symbian, Meego, and Sailfish, none of which are anywhere near as good as Windows Phone, and they have a far more laughable ecosystem than WP.

  • EricLovesSymbian

    EricLovesSymbian says:

    You and I can (and do) agree on many things, especially if it is for the well being of Nokia (and this site).

    But the world has spoken and made it clear, crystal clear, that in no way, will Windows phone operating system be the future.
    It offers nothing for any user other than being a handicapped horrible and pathetic operating system. As such, Symbian Belle FP2 was and still is years ahead of it, but due to unfortunate circumstances, it’s life was cut short in order to push a garbage pathetic rancid good for nothing operating system called Windows. And the app situation.

    Android has Google services built in, with email and translate and earth and other built-in extensions, so having it disappear is not logical or based in reality. Especially when it holds a global market share of over 80%!
    On the other hand, the utter junk pathetic rancid horrid Windows operating system has sunken to an all time low of less than .3% global market share. No one likes it. No one wants it. No one cares for it. Not one will shed a tear if it dies and no longer has a following. Although, on tablets and computers, it is a viable and formidable operating system that is the best of the best, I suppose.

    This site could and should promote all things Nokia and never ever mention the tragic and shameful mistake that is Windows Mobile…

    So please, no more mentioning an operating system that almost killed our beloved Nokia.

    • I have never owned a symbian smartphone but when i used my friend’s phone i liked one thing about that OS and that is we could turn on the music while on calls and both persons can enjoy the music while on call πŸ˜›

      • zlutor

        that’s one call multitasking… πŸ˜‰

        • EricLovesSymbian

          EricLovesSymbian says:

          I can still wow people with my Nokia 808.
          People with Apple and Android both get amazed as to how great and fluid the OS is.
          They say it looks like Android, but I say otherwise.
          Multi tasking is a true jem in symbian as were so many other essential and incredible features it had built in.
          I wish there was a way to bring it back.

          (I know it is not possible cuz symbian would not be compatible with 4G LTE due to some unknown kernel thing)

          • Yes, I agree with you. Symbian doesn’t look like Android, in fact, android has copied Symbian lol but it couldn’t copy it’s multi tasking lol hahhaha.
            BTW do you know any good seller on eBay who sells genuine back covers for Nokia Lumia 1320.

            • EricLovesSymbian

              EricLovesSymbian says:

              I’d love to help you, but my hatred towards what Microsoft did to Nokia via the windows Mobile operating system thing made me distance myself from anything Windows related.
              Albeit, I have Windows running my computers at home and work, etc, I’m speaking solely on Windows being used on mobile phones, causing symbian to become obsolete.

              Had they kept our incredible amazing wonderful stable power efficient beautiful symbian, and made Lumia phones for others, then I would not be as biased.

              About the cover, you mentioned it weighs over 209 g due to your case. (I think)
              How about you buy a dummy phone, then pop the cover off?

              No one in the world, in their right mind would consider any phone currently made by Microsoft, (as of 1/22/2017) , so there’s a huge supply of these garbage junk pathetic horrible operating system phones out there.

              In America, all the retailers that do upgrades, get these phones, most brand new (cuz people around the world hate the operating system) and dismantle them, trash them, recycle them. Because people upgrade to Android or the brain dead Apple operating system.

              Honestly, no one bothers with Lumia any more. It’s done, dead and they messed with the client base so much … No apps, then windows 7, then not compatible with Windows 8, the roll out of Windows 8.1, then uprooting everything to Windows 10. It was a disaster!

              • EricLovesSymbian

                EricLovesSymbian says:

                Any phone made with Windows operating system with the Lumia name attached was a disaster. And I don’t wanna hear anyone say, but the 520 sold a lot, but the camera on the 1020, but the 950xl has this or that… The entire world does not care!
                The world. Not just a demographic. Not just a country or region or location or a group of people or certain ethnicities or certain places or cities. THE WORLD!!!!
                Symbian should have stayed, it was a precursor to Android, but far better (just needed more RAM and access to the play store, or something similar). And for their smart phone situation, they should have gone Android from the beginning! Merged a custom skin on top of Android that resembled symbian Belle FP2 and done some Nokia optimizations for battery life and task killer to decrease lag, etc.

                Right Jay? (Please agree)

                • i am laughing right now lol THE WORLD means THE WORLD πŸ˜›
                  BUT
                  Windows Phone gained No.2 position in many markets right? and that was just possible because of Nokia and look at it now lol πŸ˜›
                  btw y don’t you join discuss?

                • Systematic Systematic

                  I agree, however I am not Jay

                • Joe_HTH

                  “Any phone made with Windows operating system with the Lumia name attached was a disaster. ”

                  More BS!

                  “The entire world does not care!”

                  The entire world gives less of a damn about Symbian.

              • 26 USD for a dummy lumia 1320 on aliexpress lol

              • Joe_HTH

                “I’d love to help you, but my hatred towards what Microsoft did to Nokia via the windows Mobile operating system thing made me distance myself from anything Windows related.”

                More stupidity and ignorance from this fool. Let me spell it out for you moron. Microsoft didn’t do a damn thing to Nokia other than keep them alive long by paying them a billion dollars a year. Nokia was dead long before Microsoft or WP ever came around. They were getting slaughtered and were finished long before Windows Phone.

                You can also spare me the BS about Symbian being beautiful, stable, or efficient, because it was none of the above WP are far more stable, beautiful, and efficient, not to mention less power hungry.

                You prove your ignorance with every post.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-fRcyjBw_o

                There is your laggy, slow Symbian Belle. It was crap.

    • Joe_HTH

      “It offers nothing for any user other than being a handicapped horrible and pathetic operating system. As such, Symbian Belle FP2 was and still is years ahead of it, but due to unfortunate circumstances, it’s life was cut short in order to push a garbage pathetic rancid good for nothing operating system called Windows. And the app situation.”

      Complete BS! You are clueless. Symbian Belle was garbage, and Windows Phone 8 and Windows 10 Mobile are both vastly superior. Now please do me a favor and shut up.

  • EricLovesSymbian

    EricLovesSymbian says:

    I respect your opinion but it gets weird when someone like yourself that loves Nokia, wants it to fail by having Windows Mobile operating system in it… Please try to accept the success of Nokia by positively promoting it’s Android endeavor.
    (But a Nokia tablet running Windows operating system is something tolerable and justified)

    (Disclaimer: I, myself, don’t like Android that much either! I really don’t, and I hate iOS, and I would love to put the final nail in the coffin with elop watching when we bury Windows phone Mobile operating system. Just to prove to him that it’s was Windows, not Symbian, that was the burning platform!)

    Any one here who mentions or supports a Nokia phone with Windows is….

    • i am left with nothing to comment lol πŸ˜›

      • EricLovesSymbian

        EricLovesSymbian says:

        You’re right.
        Ultimately, exactly what you wrote will probably happen.

        And, having options is crucial and very important as well, so, again, you are right.

    • Hemedans

      dont forget sd835 can run full windows program, if someone do smartphone like ngage (handheld console) then i can assure you there is market for that.

    • Joe_HTH

      ” wants it to fail by having Windows Mobile operating system in it”

      Again, this from the guy begging for Symbian and Sailfish.

  • zlutor

    I’m waiting for Sailfish era – who of us is more optimistic? πŸ˜‰

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      I believe it’s bound to happen at some point, but as everything else, only time will tell.

      At some point, i feel as though in a strategic move, Nokia will incorporate HMD under its umbrella and buy sailfish completely, moving all its people and components into its own building/infrastructure. It may even branch out and have it as a third option and use salifish in its research and development future studies department (or something).
      Perhaps something similar to Samsung and Tizen (should Google/Android become obnoxious to use).

      It’s just a matter of time.

      As long as Nokia stays away from that horrible cancerous platform that is nothing more than ashes at this point, it will survive and thrive.

      (Disclaimer: this rumoured 18.4″ tablet thing with built-in stand and slide out keyboard will be viable and phenomenal if it runs with Android or Windows 10. It would be a great surface competitor.)

      • Even I feel same that Nokia will takeover HMD at some point in time and and also Jolla πŸ™‚ And that will be the best from Nokia again πŸ™‚ Nokia World coming soon πŸ™‚

        • zlutor

          HMD – maybe, sometimes, if makes sense… having HMD successful is one factor but there are many. e.g. effect on licencing business

          Jolla – hopefully never. we can see how Goggle tries to close Android, not to mention iOS and Apple. Better to have one common, independent base OS, and vendors competing on building devices and extra services on-top. see Symbian in mobile and Windows on desktop…

      • Joe_HTH

        You’re an idiot.

    • πŸ™‚

    • Joe_HTH

      You’re delusional, not optimistic. Sailfish is dead. Hell it never arrived.

      • zlutor

        Sailfish is not dead – next update is to come to my device in coming days/weeks…

        of course, it does not challenge Android (yet ;)) but they are moving on their road. slowly but moving.

        let’s see what they announce at MWC…

  • Nguyen Manh

    I hate Android for it being resouce-hungry. Even flagships become laggy after 1 year. But as now I have no other choice. Hopefuly Salfish OS will be popular in future as Nokia makes its successful comeback and decides to live on the N9 dream.

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      I agree with you about Android being resource-hungry! It is! And this is why I such a STRONG ADVOCATE for Symbian … (Yes, I know it is dead and gone, I get it, but it is still something that can be used in feature phones and watches).

      Or, merged with Tizen through a joint-venture with Samsung or merged with Sailfish. Obviously, I would NOT know, but thinking about the future, there honestly needs to be another choice other than Android or brain dead Apple.

      Regardless, we speak as if anyone from Nokia actually reads this stuff or cares to hear our voices… Believe me, I tried!

      • Symbian is part od Microsoft now??? Right? D&S sold to microsoft along with symbian. Samsung has done great with Tizen OS for smart watches so i don’t think they will even want a partnership. Yes, If Nokia use Symbian OS of feature phones that will be very nice. I loved to use various themes on my Nokia X2-00 S40 OS πŸ™‚ I still have themes folder in my PC for Nokia X2-00 lol. How about announcing VoLTE feature phones?? i don’t know about other countries but in India a new operator is offering free data and voice calls from past few months and it is VoLTE only network. As not all smartphones in the country are VoLTE supported and feature phones can be cheap to make they are about to launch VoLTE feature phones in my country that to for just $15 lol
        You are a die-hard FAN of Symbian πŸ™‚
        A very good thing happened yesterday. Nokia Mobile page on facbook posted a new post for the 1st time lol

        • Systematic Systematic

          There is another option. Try a mobile with Sailfish OS which is in fact Linux MeeGo. Besides native software it used without limitations and with oryginal speed Android softtware. There are about 10 different models from at last 3 or 4 different vendors like Jolla (Finnland), Intex (India), Oysters (Russia), TRI Turing (USA/Finland). There is even one model which is octa-core CPU if you need. MeeGo hence MeeGo Sailfish gathered most of good practices from Symbian and other Nokian OSes and eliminated disadvantages. It is continued legacy of true Nokia, and really good one. That is why it is growing, slowly but continuously, on mobile markets

          • yes sailfish is good but i won’t buy it unless it is on a Nokia device.

          • EricLovesSymbian

            EricLovesSymbian says:

            Well well well…
            What a pleasant surprise!

            All we need is code error and janne

        • Joe_HTH

          Symbian is not a part of Microsoft.

      • Did you see Nokia Heart ??

      • Nguyen Manh

        I still use 808 as secondary with SIM. It don’t lag when I do daily tasks, has even basic Office editing tools and perfect navigation+ camera , albeilt FB and web browsing is slower but usable. The thing I like the most about Symbian Belle is it’s out-cloud-ish. I’am not annoyed by system udpate reminder that can’t be turned off, annoying FB, Twitter, or the worst, FB Messenger notifications that can be turned off for just a short time (Chat head can’t be turned off anymore!)and auto update that causes lag even on a flagship as HTC M8. I hate those apps but due to socialization I can’t ditch them. Symbian is sadly dead- it don’t even support dual-core CPU but in many aspect it’s better than badly optimalized Android. I hope Nokia gonna pick up Salfish OS if they sucessfuly come back.

      • Joe_HTH

        Why do you guys continue with this Sailfish, Meego, and Tizen nonsense? If Microsoft, a massive company with almost unlimited resources couldn’t make WP a success, why do you think these obscure operating systems have any hope of success? They don’t. Stop deluding yourself.

        • zlutor

          because we are fanatic supporters! πŸ˜‰

          [I’m writting it in on a Jolla C… ;)]

  • Nguyen Manh

    I don’t like WP but I wish “HMD experiment aka undercover Nokia” will be a success, HMD will be incorporated into Nokia and maybe Nokia will pick up Salfish OS (perfect choice- developed from MeeGo OS and has some nice partial Android apps compatibility).

  • Joe_HTH

    No it’s not. If Windows 10 Mobile has any future, it’s with a Surface Phone, but I don’t think any OS outside of Android or iOS has any future. The smartphone market has already been established and it’s too late for a third OS to make any sort of headway or impact.