Nokia must think its next-generation Lumia smartphone is going to be really good, because its Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Weber has warned Samsung to “take note” that the handset is coming soon. Nokia is set to host an event with Microsoft in early September to talk about Windows Phone 8, which could prove as an opportunity for the Finnish handset maker to launch its new Lumia smartphone.
The Nokia Lumia 900, which runs Windows Phone 7, did score fairly well in reviews, but it has not necessarily been a smash hit with consumers unlike Samsung’s new Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note devices or Apple’s iPhone lineup. It’s tough to take Nokia seriously when the Lumia 900 was claimed to be the “next big thing” that would even outsell the iPhone. We’re still waiting on that to happen. It’s nowhere even near iPhone sales numbers.