Nokia’s building Lumia phones as fast as it can

At this point, everyone knows AT&T is in bed with Microsoft, especially with the recent launch of the Nokia Lumia 900. The second largest wireless provider in the United States for weeks hyped the Lumia 900, claiming that it’ll be the company’s biggest launch for a device ever. Well, as bold as that statement sounds, we won’t know for certain if that proclamation proves true, at least not until AT&T reports its second quarter financial results for 2012 this summer.

All reports of the Lumia 900 being out of stock in many retail locations suggest that the device is selling sparingly well. The company has also put the whole data issues that certain handsets were experiencing on launch date behind them, with Nokia issuing a software patch to Lumias effected by this glitch.

That being said, most tech sites have reported a shortage of the cyan colored version of the Lumia 900 on AT&T’s online store (which at the moment, still is), this is due to high demand, not because Nokia is scrambling to update and fix returned handsets. An AT&T representative told AllThingsD:

“The inventory situation is primarily a function of demand because we are seeing that most customers are opting to keep their units and simply update via Zune.” She continued saying, “So the impact of customer swaps is insignificant. We are producing more devices to satisfy demand as quickly as possible.”

Do you have a AT&T Lumia 900? If not, do you plan to get one?

[via AllThingsD]

  • Nokiafan

    So its looking good that nokia are selling the devices..

    • Anonymous

      Whilst Finland is Nokia’s home ground going from less than 1% to over 7% market share in 12 weeks would tend to suggest you are correct http://gs.statcounter.com/?PHPSESSID=232fb1a8ddcd0dda1f4ec0aec27bf7a0#mobile_os-FI-weekly-201202-201216

      I have no doubt WP will achieve 5% market share by the end of the year and double that the following year to become a real 3rd contender. This is a multiple year journey and all the wild assumptions of failure at such an early stage is based on insufficient data.

  • Nokiafan

    So its looking good that nokia are selling the devices..

  • I got Nokia Lumia 900 and I did not have that bug. Its impressive to see Nokia and Microsoft pushing the update in a few days, that’s really agile considering that they have to go through investigation, fix, validation (both on their end and ATT).

    I am really loving this gadget (I was iPhone4 owner for about 1.5 years).

    • Adrian

      I got one without the bug but downloaded the patch anyway. My phone is speedier, the camera button works fine now, and battery life improved(The phone was discharging at 500mA before the update now it’s down to 100-200mA).
      /Don’t forget to do a second reboot after the update

  • The_observer

    The Nokia Lumia 900 is a solid competitor to the iPhone. It features a refreshingly new design, an elegant and crisp user interface and super-fast download speeds. The Lumia 900 is the best LTE phone in the market today, the iPhone does not even come close. 

    I say so because I bought mine last week.

    • Better than the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE) running stock Ice Cream Sandwich? I beg to differ.

      • Anonymous

         Biased just a wee bit?

      • You have a great time with Google tracking you while I play with my Microsoft notebooks, phones and XBoxes.

  • We got a cyan one on April 6th and it’s fast and fun. We’ll order another white one after they’re released on April 22nd. We don’f really care what analysts and reviews say we’ve made millions developing Microsoft enterprsie software and a $99 Nokia and Windows phone on AT&T LTE is a s-t-e-a-l.

  • I predict that there will be 2 versions of Windows smart phone OS on the Market Windows 8 for High tech windows smart phones and windows 7.5 Mango /Tango for Mid tech and lower tech affordable smart phones . The Nokia 900 will drop in retail price and get software upgrades and new Colors but remain on sale for another year as a cheap way for a person to get a good middle tech smart phone. People will buy them because they work well look good and will cost at least 100 dollors cheaper than a high end smart phone.

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