There has been a small flurry of news on the Nokia front recently, the most juicy piece of which is the potential upcoming revelation of a new flagship handset for Windows Phone 7.
The Times of India reports that a leaked image of the Nokia Lumia 900 appeared on the My Nokia Blog website.
This indicated that the Lumia 900 will look pretty much the same as the 800, but with a more spacious 4.3 inch Clearblack AMOLED display, 4G LTE support and a front-facing camera.
The handset is expected to be revealed next month at CES, but bear in mind that this is just a rumour at this stage.
Other news filtering in indicates that Nokia hasn’t quite had the start it had hoped for with Microsoft’s smartphone platform.
Some early news around the time of the Lumia 800’s launch told this story, while other pieces were more buoyant, but the latest snippet to emerge from the Mobiles Please website is that sales are slow indeed.
The new Lumia 800 has only managed to account for 0.2% of smartphones shifted.
Yes, it’s a limited perspective on the market, but a figure that low doesn’t bode particularly well for the handset.
A survey by Exane BNP Paribas also showed a low interest level in the Lumia 800 in Europe, with only 2% of those questioned picking the Lumia as their choice of new smartphone.
Hopefully we’ll hear some official launch sales figures from Nokia soon. If not, that’ll tell a story in itself.