Russia is the first country where Nokia 5800 XpressMusic became available for purchase, and it seems that it’s also among the markets where the handset will be hugely successful.
Previous estimations were saying that the 5800 might outsell Apple’s iPhone in Russia. But the smartphone’s real selling numbers are beyond expectations.
According to Eldar Murtazin, between November 26 and December 7, there were roughly 58.000 Nokia 5800 handsets sold across the Eurasian country.
Even more, there are confirmed retail orders for other 46.000 units by the end of 2008.
So it looks like there will be over 100.000 Nokia 5800s in Russia, after only one month since the touchscreen device became available. This although its current Russian price is of about €400.
Now we can only hope that, when released in other countries, the 5800 XpressMusic will have prices closer to the €279 that Nokia first promised.
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