O2 denies Nokia WinPho handset cull
Lumia 800 just 'out of stock' despite absence from website
O2 today insisted it has not dropped Nokia's Lumia 800. The Windows Phone 7 handset is simply "out of stock", according to the network operator.
Temporary unavailability is usually accompanied by a note to that fact, but O2's website does not list the phone at all.
A search for the handset yields an appropriate entry at
shop.o2.co.uk/mobile_phone/Nokia/Lumia_800 and Google has
www.o2.co.uk/nokia_lumia_800 but clicking on either link instead calls up a page which says: "The phone you selected does not exist on the O2 shop."
Update Now these links just generate '404' errors. Thanks for the tip, Jai.
Cock-up or conspiracy? The former, if an O2 spokesman is to be believed. The handsets is not available now, but will be shortly, he said. The absent page? "We'll have to talk to our web people about that."
O2 did not offer the 800 when the handset launched last month, but early in December said the smartphone would go on sale on 9 December, announcing the move on its Facebook page.
The Lumia 800 launch has not gone smoothly. Nokia was subsequently forced to announce not one but two key software updates to fix battery drain issues reported by early adopters. ®
Out of stock?
Really? as that would mean someone had bought them, which is utterly ridiculous..
Insiders are still insisting it's been dropped, as nobody wants them, but the "keep Microkia happy" brigade at O2 would prefer a no comment.
'Cock-up or conspiracy?'
With O2? Cock-up every time.
Fortunately, your understanding is piss poor, its unfortunate that not content with believing everything negative that you read about WP7 but you also feel the need like many on here to slag it off?, why?? have you honestly sat down an used them all? from your post it suggests not.
Win Mobile never been a success? that kind of proves my first point, Long before even iPods where out We have been using Win mobile, for a large chunk of that time it was and to a degree still is used by a huge number of business, I have a WM device that has more functionality with my needs in mind than any modern mobile OS, yeah its a bit less slick, and yeah is not as quick but if you take games out of the equation it can still compete against the new devices, i dont use that as my personal phone tho, every device has a use, im fortunate enough to have a couple for different needs..
iPhone, Android devices, Windows mobiles and Windows phone all are great at what they offer, eash has pros and cons which when weighed up correctly by the end user means they have a CHOICE to pick a device that suites their needs the most
All this BS cock fighting about this or that OS being utter shite is nonsense and could very well lead to people making decisions about a phone based on crap info, with 24 month contracts out there it is a bit unfair to spread FUD about a device when in actual fact if they had just tried it they might well have rathered that one
Try them all, and then decide what suites you best, ignore everyone as most people are incapable of rational thought when it comes to these things
What the f***s a Nokia?
Nokia still exist ??? Not had one of them since the first color ones i think it was around 6k series.