Nokia N8 has received the highest number of pre-orders in the company’s history

Available around the world as of last month, the Nokia N8 (the world’s first Symbian^3 smartphone) will probably become one of the company’s best-selling high-end handsets in the near future.

In fact, Nokia has just announced (via Twitter) that the “N8 has received the highest amount of consumer pre-orders” in its history.

Sadly, Nokia doesn’t talk numbers yet, but pre-orders have to be in the range of millions.

Even though Symbian^3 is not regarded as one of the nicest mobile platforms out there, the combination of great features (12MP camera included) and accessible price seems to make the N8 a winner.

Of course, Symbian will continuously receive improvements, as Nokia announced not long ago.

AllAboutSymbian has it that there will be more than 50 enhancements coming to S^3 in early 2011, including portrait QWERTY, split screen input, and a new browser. The enhancements will be available not only for the N8, but also for the C7, C6-01, E7 and all upcoming Symbian smartphones.

According to Nokia, “over 100 key operators around the world are ranging the Nokia N8 in over 40 countries.” I’d say there’s a good chance the smartphone will be sold in more than 10 million units pretty soon – what do you think?

Author: Florin

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  • Anonymous

    I’ll be interested to see the numbers of q4 come next January.

  • Nicholasfmarshall

    Any word on Nokia releasing an exact pre-order number?

  • Staska


    And that raises quite a bit of Qs. What does it mean – the biggest number of pre-orders in history? Nokia, why won’t you give us some concrete figures? If they were really mind blowing – we surely have heard it by now.

    Ok. So N8’s pre-orders are bigger then N95 was back then. But back then I do not remember a huge advertising campaign “pre-order N95”, running for weeks, with pre-order availability in quite a few big markets, before it shipped. I certainly do remember one now – it was on every mobile related site I visited. And you still can only give us some vague statement about “biggest number of pre-orders”? What are you afraid of about the concrete numbers, like, you know “We have received x million pre-orders for N8”?

    I’ll go out on a limb here and say that if Nokia does not pre-announce some impressive N8 and S^3 handset shipment numbers before mid December, then we are in for some dissapointment later… Again

  • Anonymous

    oh, year, Nokia, you are so great! Nokia is still the smartphone king, i buy a Nokia E7 yesterday,
    The phone keyboard are so cool and the High-resolution Nokia display is right for me to watch movies , I like watching movies with my nokia with the help of Aneesoft Nokia video converter

  • Anonymous

    Well, with some estimations running around in millions…. Just to keep in mind that combined production capability of N8 on both Salo and Shanghai factories is around 1,2-1,3 millionish a month, and if they haven’t managed to satisfy the demand thus far…

    But then again, who am I to say anything? We’ll have to wait and see for those Q4 numbers.

  • Marcus Christopher McFann

    I can say this. Nokia N97 was a high preorder device. So was the 5800XM and N900. Both, when announced for preorder, were the number one preordered device over $450 on If the N8 outsold those models, its a big deal.

  • Jussi1976

    Nokia has always been like this. They don’t usually give any pre-order numbers or comment their sale numbers before Q results. This pre-order commenting is something I haven’t hear before from Nokia. So I figure it must be quite good. Well now they are hiring more people in Finnish factory, where they make only smart phones. And now they can’t satisfy even my need with x3 touch for my girlfriend… We had x3 touch in Nokia web shop in Finland in two colors less than week and now nothing. Still waiting for the pink one 🙂