Skip to comments.Nokia Lumia 920 in High Demand, Sold Out, Black Friday 2012 Attractive Price With AT&T Revealed
Posted on 11/20/2012 12:34:31 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Nokia's Lumia 920 may not be as disappointing as some critics said it would be. Actually, the Windows 8 smartphone is flying off shelves as we speak, which is a good sign for Nokia's Black Friday sales.
The Lumia 920 has already made it on the Amazon Best Sellers list. It is already in high demand in Germany.
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According to AllThingsD, a number of Nokia Deutschland's German retail partners experienced "stock-outs" since the device first became available earlier November.
"Because of the high demand, we are aware of the reports the Lumia 920 is sold out in many shops," Nokia explained. "Please be assured that we are working hard on having all models and all colors available in Germany for you."
Nokia shares have gone up as well. AllThingsD reported that the shares closed up more than 6 percent Monday, "the biggest gain they've seen in weeks."
A review by Chron.com said that the Lumia 920 has an "excellent" 8.7megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and a smooth finish despite thesmartphone being heavy in the hands, weighing 6.52 ounces, and not having a lot of memory.
Price may have something to do with the strong demand.
The Lumia 920 is $99.99 with a two-year AT&T contract, which is cheaper than the popular Apple iPhone 5 and some Android smartphones.
According to Pop Herald, Amazon Wireless now offers the Lumia 920 for $69.99 with a two-year contract with AT&T. With every order, consumers get a free wireless charger with every order.
Seventy dollars is not as cheap as waiting for Black Friday though.
The popular Windows 8 phone will be just $49.99 through AT&T on Friday, Nov 23, through Sunday, Nov. 25, reported Ubergizmo. A very affordable price will bring some new awaiting customers ready to try out Microsoft's new smartphone software.
The Lumia 920 runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8. It takes many of the physical design elements from previous generations of Lumia handsets, but improves on internal hardware and display technology. Some of the new tech specs include PureMotion HD+ 4.5 inch display (1280 x 768 resolution), Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, NFC chip with 332ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 2,000mAh battery, and Qi wireless charging. It has an 8.7 megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss lens. It has rounded edges and comes in colors black, cyan, red, white, and yellow.
The Lumia 920 is all but sold out on both Amazon, and AT&Ts website, indicating potentially high demand
If you scoot over the Amazons mobile store and try to purchase a Nokia Lumia 920 handset, you will be faced with a delay of one to two weeks, regardless of what color device you desire.
The phones are sold out for now, it seems. The situation is hardly better on AT&Ts website, at which the only Lumia 920 model that is not listed as Out of Stock is the white SKU.
A blowout for the devices on the scale of an iPhone launch? Of course not; be serious. However, these quick sellouts could indicate that pent-up demand for the halo Nokia Windows Phone 8 handset was larger than anticipated. This could be construed as positive in two ways: it may indicate that prior Windows Phone fans are moving to Windows Phone 8 meaning that the dumping of old hardware by Microsoft with the new version of its platform was not as off-putting as some expected and that Nokia may have found stronger footing this year than last when it comes to simply moving hardware.
Nokia is the key Windows Phone OEM, in theory. HTCs 8X handset has been making waves and stealing headlines from Nokias line of Windows Phone handsets. The 8Xs sharp design and minimalist hardware have made it a darling among the media.
But the Lumia 920 appears to be selling strongly where it matters: among the average consumer. Well see how long the backlog lasts. The longer, the potentially better the sales.
Nokias New Lumia 920 Selling Well; Germans Especially Gung Ho
Looks like Nokia may have found a sweet spot in the smartphone market with its latest Lumia 920 handset.
Early indications are that the 920 is selling well. It has already cracked Amazons list of the Top 10 best-selling cellphones with service plans; its ranked ninth as I write this, but on Monday morning it occupied the No. 2 spot. Some models are also back-ordered for one to two weeks.
Meanwhile, reports coming out of Europe suggest that the Lumia 920 is also selling quite well abroad particularly in Germany, where its very tough to come by.
According to a statement posted to Facebook by Nokia Deutschland, a number of the companys German retail partners have experienced Lumia 920 stock-outs since the device first became available earlier this month.
Because of the high demand, we are aware of the reports the Lumia 920 is sold out in many shops, Nokia explained. Please be assured that we are working hard on having all models and all colors available in Germany for you.
Reached for comment, a Nokia representative said that the company is seeing a lot of interest in its new Lumia phones, but declined to provide any details on sales.
Assuming the situation in Germany is strictly a case of strong demand and not one of average demand aided and abetted by modest supply, this is encouraging news for Nokia, which is looking to the Lumia to revive its otherwise moribund smartphone sales. Certainly, investors are viewing it that way. Nokia shares closed up more than 6 percent Monday, the biggest gain theyve seen in weeks.
I have a Cyan model on order. There are 600 in front of me. I have no idea when I’ll get it.
It may take a while, but Nokia should survive.
So, I take it you’re happy with this... How’s the performance, sound quality, reception, battery life, etc.?
RE: Anything that hurts Apple is just peachy in my book.
Actually, in my book — COMPETITION is a good thing. It is what makes products better and cheaper.
Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, and maybe later (if they survive ), Blackberry.... the more the merrier, and may the best product, win.
If only they could do this in healthcare... (Wait, it’s been proven to work without government interference — THE PRICE OF LASIK VISION HAS GONE DOWN DRAMATICALLY ).
The WP8 phones are really the 3rd generation of Windows Phones to come out. The first was 2 years ago. This 3rd generation now has dual-core processors. Even with the single core processor of my Samsung Focus (Generation 1), it was fast. Buttery smooth now.
The sound quality is good. The speakerphone is loud, especially if you place the speakers (located on the bottom end) a couple of inches away from an hard object so you get some bounce back.
No problems noted with reception.
Battery life is fair, not great. It has a large battery (2000 mAh). Some complaints about battery life on the forums, with rumors of tweeks by Nokia in the next OS upgrade to improve battery life.
The phone is also equipped with "wireless charging," which is basically a small pad the phone lays on to recharge. You can also plug it into a standard micro-USB charger. The wireless charge is an accessory that costs $50, but is temporarily free from AT&T. Get them while they last . . .
The display is great . . . 4.5" diagonal screen, with 768x1280 pixels, making it slightly more pixel dense than the iPhone's "retina display."
And it comes standard with 32GB of RAM on-board (about 28 usable). And your new Microsoft account (required) includes a free 7GB Skydrive (cloud storage) account.
Inputting contacts and calendar events into the phone is a breeze, because I can enter them (1) directly on the phone, or (2) Outlook 2012 (the Microsoft account is linked), or (3) go online to Outlook.com and enter them there. The info is sync'ed in all three locations, without having to do anything at all.
The entire Microsoft Office Suite is included on the phone so you can view and edit anything the office e-mails you. Wouldn't want to create entire Word, Excel, or PowerPoint slide shows this way, but it is handy to view and do minor edits.
One neat thing is SkyDrive and OneNote (similar to Evernote). I have a shopping list on SkyDrive, complete with checkboxes next to each item. If I had a wife, she could add items to that list and it would show up automatically when I went shopping. If a husband and wife were both out Christmas Shopping, they could just check items off their one list and the other could instantly see what was left to purchase.
Microsoft has outdone themselves in designing a new phone operating system from the ground up. I'm surprised it hasn't taken off more. I convinced two coworkers to get WP phones last year. Both are non-technical types and love them.
My favorite use is in the truck. It pairs to an inexpensive bluetooth add-on in my truck (2001 model audio antique). And I listen to an extensive MP3 collection, a 3rd party Pandora client, podcasts, audiobooks, Overdrive books obtained from the county library, my favorite local AM talk radio station no matter how far I travel (through an internet radio app), etc.
Highly recommended. Just ask if you have any more questions.
And back to the calendar . . . I actually have my Google calendar linked also to Outlook, so the calendar updates are sync’ed in FOUR locations.