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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 Smilin on 4/5/2012 9:32:27 AM , Rating: 2
Look however you want to put it, whatever Microsoft is doing with the platform, it's just not working.

Your shirt is all wrinkly because it gets no irony either.

Have you noticed what the topic of the article is that you just posted this to? Why hasn't WP gone the way of RIM? Why hasn't it gone the way of Web OS? Why has it's app store grown to 80,000 apps in just a few months (wasn't it just 70k last month?)

Beware underestimating a determined Microsoft...and go iron your !@#$ shirt, chump.

RE: Driving force
By Reclaimer77 on 4/5/2012 4:32:37 PM , Rating: 2
Why hasn't WP gone the way of RIM?

Uhh even in it's current state, RIM has about six times more market share as WP. WAY more people are using RIM than have ever used a Windows Phone. Not a really good example.

And I'm not hating on Microsoft. I've always respected them and favored them in arguments. I am however disappointing in their smart phone product at this time. Too little, too late, too slowly.

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