Well, maybe Nokia recently announced a 66 percent yearly drop
in Q2 profit. And perhaps N97 reviews have been, how we say, less than stellar
. But there definitely seems to be a fan base for the handset: according to Mobile News
, sales of both this guy and the 5800 XpressMusic combined to total 10 million in the last 10 months, with sales for the former adding up to a whopping two million since its launch three months ago. In fact, half of the XpressMusic sales were generated since the launch of the N97 -- certainly suggesting that the younger sibling successfully raised the company's profile and brought its fellow handset along for the ride. Does this make Nokia the "undisputed leading player in the smartphones space," as the company's chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo put it? By sheer volume of devices, perhaps -- but mindshare continues to be a problem that we're guessing they're eager to see if Maemo 5 and the N900 can solve. The CEO of Nokla
could not be reached for comment.
[Thanks, David D]