Nokia has for one reason or another decided to remains tight-lipped about the exact sales figures of the Lumia 920 Windows 8 flagship, though a new report has suggested that the latest Lumia range has shifted at least 2 million units in China alone.
Sources from WinP have stated that in the three months between early December last year and the beginning of March, two million Windows Phone 8 activations were recorded across Nokia Lumia handsets in China. And while the announcement is indeed as unofficial and unverified as it gets, it was accompanied by a delightful image of one Nokia executive Gustavo Eichelmann apparently celebrating the achievement in style.
The news certainly seems to correlate with various other reports from last December when queues were said to be snaking up and down city streets all across China, as the public went into something of a frenzy to try and get its hand on the new Nokia Lumia 920. In most regions the Lumia 920 was made available for purchase at 3pm and summarily sold out by 5pm.
It’s welcome across Western markets like the US and parts of the UK were by contrasts considerably less manic, though by rights the Nokia Lumia 920 and its Windows Phone 8 OS impressed almost unanimously. In fact, the Lumia 920 has recently been lavished with awards from both Engadget and Gizmondo as one of the most impressive Smartphones to come out of 2012, beating the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 to the punch.
However, rumor has it that Nokia is lining up a series of new Windows phone 8 handsets to take up official flagship status and quite frankly reinvent the brand for 2013. With talk of 41-megapixel Pureview technology as standard and all-new aluminum bodies in the pipeline, the next round of Nokia Lumia releases could be some of the most exciting we’ve seen in the Finnish firm’s history.