Nokia is shipping more than 1 mil. 5800 XMs a month

We already know that Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has been quite a success in the countries where it has been launched. And it’s becoming even a bigger one fast.

It took Nokia about two months to sell 1 million 5800 XpressMusics since its launch – about 500K a month.

In their earnings release today Nokia said that they have shipped 2.6 5800 XMs during 1Q 2009 (Jan.- March), which translates into approx. 866K devices a month.

But during earnings conference call today, Nokia CEO said that the potential amount of Nokia 5800s shipped in Q1 was limited by the production capacity shortages.

But Nokia said that they have ramped up the production of Nokia 5800 XM handsets and are already shipping them in quantities exceeding 1 million units a month.

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Despite the pretty bleak figures and huge sales drops in other segments, their first new S60 FP5 touchscreen device seems to be doing extremely well.

With the upcoming launch  of N97 handset and new FP5/Symbian^2 devices in Q3/Q4,  we should have 15-20 million devices running on this OS by year’s end.

Which, if Nokia gets OVI store and device interfaces right, should significantly boost developer interest in the platform. And next years Apple App Store like sensation might as well come from Nokia.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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