Retailers say customers not bothered by Nokia change of ownership

imageIt seems, at least in India, there has so far been no backlash against Microsoft’s plans to take over Nokia’s handset business.

Tucked into an article which notes that after Blackberry’s woes retailers are now returning their Blackberry stock due to poor sales, the Times of India reports no such issue with Nokia’s handsets.

After interviews with heads of The Mobile Store and UniverCell Telecom – the two together account for more than half of total smartphone sales through modern retail stores, they report:

Meanwhile, retailers say while BlackBerry is losing ground, Nokia – which, too, has lost its stranglehold in the Indian market – hasn’t seen much of a dip in sales since the announcement of Microsoft buying its devices business nearly three weeks ago as customers appeared not to be bothered about the change in ownership, and bought the cheaper feature phones.

Hopefully the same will apply once Nokia’s name is removed from their smartphones.

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