A look at the Nokia Lumia 505 on WP 7.8 phone on Telcel

Telcel haver posted this (seemingly silent) unboxing video of the Nokia Lumia 505.

They reveal in the video comments that the device was specially designed for the Mexican carrier, as part of their initiative to bring exclusive equipment to their subscribers.  They note that Nokia was the first company to take them up on the offer to create a device specifically for them, an interesting change from the Nokia of old, who did not pay much attention to carrier requirements.

This may also explain the profusion of devices such as the Nokia Lumia 810 and 822, with Nokia prepared to do whatever is needed to get their devices distributed.

Interestingly the Telcel rep on YouTube also revealed  that at $276 (3499 Mexican pesos) the device has sold very well, indicating that the strategy does not only get phones on carriers, but also sell phones.

Thanks Arun for the tip.

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