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Best Buy halts Nokia Lumia 920 pre-orders

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Best Buy halts Nokia Lumia 920 pre-orders
Sunday morning we passed along the news that Best Buy was taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Both Windows Phone 8 models were priced with a signed two-year contract at $149.99 and $99.99 respectively. Off contract, both models had a $599.99 price tag. But that was this morning and now something has changed. While Best Buy's site still shows the HTC Windows Phone 8X available to be reserved, the Nokia Lumia 920 can not be found on the web site any longer.

The Nokia Lumia 920

The Nokia Lumia 920

What is the reason behind Best Buy's apparent decision to halt pre-orders of the Nokia Lumia 920? Probably the first reason that comes to your mind is that the inventory of the device set aside for pre-orders has been sold out. That would be quite impressive coming in such a limited time. Another reason could be a glitch with the site that prevents Best Buy from accepting pre-orders for the handset.

Those who have reserved the Nokia Lumia 920 have reported receiving a shipping date of October 23rd or 24th. That is obviously a mistake since the device is not supposed to launch until November 4th. Perhaps the erroneous October shipping date is the reason why re-orders were halted. Either way, we hope to know more later Monday.

source: WPCentral

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posted on 22 Oct 2012, 01:25 4

1. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)


Those prices were great!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 01:27 7

2. JamesHunt (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I hope its a sold out... it would help nokia, even if the quantity may be less.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:51 7

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3006; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"Probably the first reason that comes to your mind is that the inventory of the device set aside for pre-orders has been sold out. That would be quite impressive coming in such a limited time. Another reason could be a glitch with the site that prevents Best Buy from accepting pre-orders for the handset."
I'm sticking with the first reason! :D

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 01:44 1

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5626; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I suspect there is a bug in the pre-order page. Might also be incorrect pricing.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 02:12 1

4. maverick786us (Posts: 117; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


I hope they didn't discover any bug

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 02:29 7

5. HolyCrap (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


I successfully pre-ordered the Lumia 920 this morning and my current order status says...

Order Status:: 1 item(s) backordered.Usually ships in 1 - 2 weeks.

Maybe it is sold out, the order status didn't say "backordered" after I ordered this morning...

Well, the HTC 8x is still available...

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 02:56 8

6. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


HolyCrap! You ordered a 920! I'm jealous..

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 04:36 10

7. maverick786us (Posts: 117; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


So am I

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:24 1

8. papss (unregistered)


I ordered mine as well. Hmm hope it comes asap

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:11 1

10. -box- (Posts: 3760; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I was going to order one, but I'm trying to convince Nokia to let me trade in my Lumia 900 (and maybe a few other Nokias I own) for one

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:51

11. sabo1725 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


Buy it here:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nokia+-+Lumia+920+4G+with+32GB+Mobile+Phone+-+Black+%28AT%26T%29/6930895.p?id=1218814986973&skuId=6930895&st=Windows_8_Mobile_Phones_69192&cp=1&lp=5&contract_desc=

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 12:03 1

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Its already on offer without the launch, looks like its not gonna sell well!™®©

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 17:01 1

14. papss (unregistered)


Would you just shut up already? Go back to the android threads where there is a new "best" phone ever that you can stroke your ego

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 15:57

13. jack1059 (Posts: 72; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


You don't halt pre orders then remove the device from the website site because you've sold out the device. You remove the device because of a PROBLEM. Shipping date? Simply change the date. So no. Device problem requiring rectification / repair? Yes.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 22:17 2

15. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


lol... im pretty sure that if people will buy a WP they will get a nokia Lumia!!!

tested and proven the best!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 04:44 1

16. JamesHunt (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Troll had come here with his RED ink..lol

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