Nokia’s Claims Of A Million X Pre-Orders Contested

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The use of quotation marks on Android makes a tremendous amount of sense when you take into account the fact that it’s not an Android phone at all but rather a mashup of the Android 4.1 frame that Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) has painted an interface that pulls from both Asha and the Windows Phone OS. Additionally, it relies on a number of Nokia specific apps like Nokia Here for mapping and navigation.

There are numerous articles available with full tech specs for the phone including additional articles on this site, but cutting to the heart of the matter is the order of the day, and that matter is the fact that Nokia is claiming over 1 million pre-orders of the X in its very early days.

Bragging and exaggerating?

Nokia is presently bragging on its Weibo account claiming that it has already reached over 1 million pre-orders for the Nokia X just fuor days after it allowed for advance ordering. Thing is, Nokia is also exaggerating without necessarily being dishonest.

Don’t misunderstand, the phone is an interesting build given its low price tag and hybrid nature described earlier. This, however, does not truly mean that it has received that amount of pre-orders.

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) opened the ordering up on website but in order to be counted in this million, users simply need to login to the website and click “pre-order” without having to make any financial commitment. Not a red cent, pun intended for China news.

Nokia’s “million”

In addition to this, those that log in are welcome to “pre-order” in each of the four colors that the phone is being made available. That means up to four orders per email address used on the site. Presumably, a number of people have pre-ordered with little to no intention of taking delivery of Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V)’s new, albeit good, Frankenstein.

Given its truly odd nature and primarily positive reviews, there is no doubt that the X will be hitting the streets of China soon, but a million in four days is a stretch.

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About the Author

Brendan Byrne
While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala. To contact Brendan or give him an exclusive, please contact him at

1 Comment on "Nokia’s Claims Of A Million X Pre-Orders Contested"

  1. to be fair Android has always been a mishmash, and no one has ever said an Android variant isn’t Android as they are all Android…one big confusing mess of an OS touted to be free but is anything but.

    A pre-order is pre-order, and as that’s what Nokia claimed in the first place, don’t see how you can say otherwise. Now if they had said ‘sold’ then maybe there’s some point to this article, but they didn’t say that did they?

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