Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo believes the vendor's recently-launched 5800 touch-screen handset has the potential to be its best seller ever.
Kallasvuo made the comment on a conference call to discuss Nokia's fourth-quarter results on Thursday.
The Finnish vendor brought the 5800 to market on 27 November and by the end of last year had sold more than half a million units, Kallasvuo said.
Nokia's results disappointed. Net profit and sales declined more than expected and the vendor predicted industry device volumes will slip by 10% next year, having previously said the decline would be around the 5% mark.
More on Nokia's Q4 results, including its plans to expand in the smartphone space and to create product combos - which definitely do not include giving the services away for free, CFO Rick Simonson insisted - on Total Telecom today.