Quick Note: Lumia 900 is Out of Stock
April 4, 2012 11:03 AM
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AT&T may not have been kidding when they said this launch would beat the iPhone; key driver is "free" price
I joined the pre-order fest of Nokia Oyj.'s (
over the weekend. I preordered Saturday, not long
after the preorder
and $100 off
-- deal went live.
Sadly! I received the following email later that day from AT&T:
The items in your order are currently out of stock and will be shipped when inventory becomes available. When the items in your order ship, we'll send you an email with the ship tracking number(s).
Now I'm assuming that Nokia and its U.S. carrier partner, AT&T, Inc. (
), has a large stock of Lumia 900s, given that they've had
months to prepare
, and that they're saying this launch will be
bigger than any iPhone launch to date
Operating under this assumption, the sold out status indicates that the demand for the Lumia 900 is very high -- likely in the millions of units. Looks like Microsoft Corp.'s (
in Nokia is finally paying dividends. This should be a big boost to
Windows Phone's market share
If the above hypothesis is correct, AT&T might not have been kidding when they said this would be there biggest smartphone launch ever. For myself and fellow wait-listed preorder customers, it's a bit disappointing, but I'm hopeful it will be worth the wait.
I will update you with an article about my impressions on the phone and discussing the experience of switching from Android to Windows Phone, when I receive my unit.
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RE: Driving force
4/5/2012 1:17:13 AM
You have to give it time.
As of right now, sure, WP7 is nothing too impressive.
Their next update, Apollo, is supposed to be huge though. They are allowing multi-core processors, bumps to ram, multiple resolutions (including HD resolutions), and better Micro SD card support.
I would imagine the software update will be just as impressive.
WP8 is also likely going to have strong integration with Windows 8. Being that most of us use Windows PCs, I'd say that a strong synergy between one's mobile and desktop operating systems is going to be a huge convenience.
"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad
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