Nokia boasted through its official Weibo account that it has managed to garner over a million pre-orders for its Nokia X Android handset in just four days, but it seems that the numbers don’t add up and reports claim that these are not actual pre-order numbers.
The reason? Well it seems that JD.com was serving the pre-order page and it didn’t require users to enter any payment information while hitting the button. Further, customers were allowed to hit the pre-order button once for each of the four colours on offer – meaning that there could be less than a million Chinese customers who hit the button.
Beyond that JD.com was running a contest wherein it is offering a free Nokia X to one lucky winner out of all those who pre-ordered the device, which may have played a role in the high number of pre-orders.
The $100 price tag may also have played its part as well and the smartphone’s low price can’t be ruled out as one of the factors behind the pre-orders. Time will tell whether there were actually over a million pre-orders or not.