Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T stock running low

The Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T topped the charts over at Amazonabout 10 days ago and now it appears that both Amazon and AT&T are really low on stock. The Lumia 900 is backordered on Amazon'sWireless site, while the Cyan color version of the 900 is out of stock on AT&T's own site. The Black one is available for now, but there's no telling how long that will last.
Running out of stock doesn’t seem to be a problem with manufacturing - Nokia claims they're building Lumia 900s as fast as they can and that "the inventory situation is primarily a function of demand." Obviously, that's a whole other situation than what we're facing on the Old Continent.
The data connectivity issues that the Nokia Lumia 900 experienced didn’t slow sales down and Nokia reports that very few people opted to swap the phone for another one, choosing to just install the update at home instead.
Actually, the issues might have helped sales - the phone costs $100 with a 2-year contract with AT&T, but if you get one before April 21, AT&T will give you $100 credit against your monthly bill. That means you can get a high-end Windows Phone on contract for free.
Whether this will help profits is another matter - Nokia will be announcing its Q1 results for 2012 tomorrow, but they won't include this recent surge in sales, we'll have to wait for the Q2 results to get those numbers.

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