Nokia claims strong US Lumia 900 sales, but numbers tell a different story

Nokia’s US president Chris Weber has claimed that demand for its Windows Phone 7 based Lumia 900 has been strong, despite recent falls in worldwide marketshare.

Weber told PCMag: “Demand has been outstripping supply for the first couple of weeks, and we’ve been working hard to rectify that.”

“The demand for cyan [phones] is significantly outpacing supply. When you give people something different from a design perspective – colors, etc. – it really stands out, and consumers want that.”

The comments come after an IDC report revealed a 23.8% year-on-year fall in Nokia’s overall marketshare and a massive 50.8% fall in its marketshare for smartphones.

The comments also contradict a Nielsen survey that showed Windows Phone 7’s 1.7% US smart marketshare significantly trails Android (48.5%), Apple iOS (32%) and even RIM BlackBerry (11.6%).

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