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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 (HEL:NOK1V) Lumia 900 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. (T), 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 (MSFT) big investment 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
By Reclaimer77 on 4/5/2012 8:05:11 AM , Rating: 2
That is a matter of opinion. And opinion of yours that very few people obviously share.

RE: Driving force
By DFranch on 4/5/2012 12:36:00 PM , Rating: 2
Doesn't make it any less true. My brother just got an iphone 4s. He was trying to use Siri, and it would either misunderstand him, or return useless results. I did the same on my focus, and it worked every time. Just navigating around the screens, opening and closing apps wasn't as good as my Focus S, I wouldn't trade with him for money. I have to admit the 4/4S is a beautiful phone. Too bad every one I've ever seen is in a case. With the case it's almost the same size as my focus s and twice as thick (but it still only has a 3.5" screen). I wonder what would possess everybody to put such a beautiful phone in a plastic case? Oh right because some genius decided to encase it in glass. I love WP7, and can't wait until WP8 is released.

"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch

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