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Nokia Lumia 900 still selling well, Windows Phone 8 update not out of the question

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Nokia Lumia 900 still selling well, Windows Phone 8 update not out of the question
Despite a few road bumps, such as the connection problems and display issues on some units, demand for the Nokia Lumia 900 is still strong. "Demand has been outstripping supply for the first couple of weeks, and we've been working hard to rectify that," said Chris Weber, president of Nokia U.S. during an interview with PCMag. "The demand for cyan [Lumia 900] is significantly outpacing supply. When you give people something different from a design perspective – colors, etc. – it really stands out, and consumers want that." 

Furthermore, he noted that he had been spending time at AT&T stores over the past few weeks just to find out what sales assistants think of the Nokia Lumia 900. Overall, the smartphone is receiving positive feedback, Weber said. That is mostly due to the exclusive set of apps that the Nokia Lumia 900 comes with, as well as thanks to its design and great value-for-money ratio.

What is more interesting is that Nokia is working on bringing the Lumia lineup to CDMA carriers like Verizon, which is expected to greatly boost the brand's market penetration across the U.S. "We're not making any announcements, but we understand the importance of Verizon and we're working hard to make that a reality," Weber stated during the interview. According to recent rumors, Verizon might get a Nokia Windows Phone handset later this year. In addition, the carrier will be launching Windows Phone 8 handsets during the holiday season, but whether any of them will be made by Nokia is not yet clear.

Another topic that was discussed during the interview was that of Windows Phone 8 updates, and Weber hinted that an update for existing Nokia Lumia smartphones is not out of the question. Or in his own words: "Both Nokia and Microsoft understand the importance for consumers to keep their devices fresh and updated. Without any announcements being made, we're working to make sure people have fresh and updated experiences on any device they may have". Windows Phone 8 is expected to be unveiled later this year, and supposedly, the platform is already being tested on the Lumia 900.

source: PCMag

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posted on 09 May 2012, 06:14 3

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Supply : 10,000
Demand : 20,000
Demand is outstripping low supply!

posted on 09 May 2012, 07:18 10

12. TrainFromUkraine (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


Thank god for surplus of uneducated asshats.

posted on 09 May 2012, 07:47 7

17. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


How stupid can a guy be? Stupid, more stupid, ''Bluesky02''...

posted on 10 May 2012, 01:57

42. LordOfTroll (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 May 2012)


lol troll

posted on 09 May 2012, 06:22 17

2. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


happy for you nokia

posted on 09 May 2012, 06:24 16

3. Dr_fajardo (Posts: 32; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


im not from usa and still i bought the cyan one!! so, demand can be high

posted on 09 May 2012, 06:31 12

4. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


G O O D !

posted on 09 May 2012, 06:37 8

5. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Now, Nokia needs to get this out to it's more traditional strongholds- the Europe countries where it's name still is big- and get some worldwide good news to show it's stockholders.

Glad us AT&T types could be the Beta testers for the "Alpha Dog" Nokia.....

posted on 09 May 2012, 06:43 5

7. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


And by the way.... forget the doomsayers. At least the 2nd Gen devices (HTC Titan, T2, and Radar, Samsung's Focus line except the original, Nokia's Luminas, and the other devices from ZTE and Fujitisu that were released with Mango) will get WP8. Buy with confidence!!!

I think the 1st Gen will get something, although I am not willing to bet a paycheck on it.

posted on 09 May 2012, 06:42 11

6. Droid4Life (unregistered)


I admit, even though I love android phones, the design of this phone is great. The hardware is a little outdated, but I hope the Lumia 1000 will solve this problem.

Lumia 1000 specs (I hope)
4G
WP8
Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU
1GB of RAM
41MP PureView Camera w/ 1080p video
Same design OR aluminum unibody

posted on 09 May 2012, 06:47 7

9. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Would LOVE that!! But I wonder if Microsoft has signed off on any processors other than Snapdragons. I know the Nokia Tango devices will have a different brand, but that is due to it's entry level specs.

Be nice to see a Tegra in a Nokia or - dare I say it- a Exynos processor in Samsungs Apollo Focus!!

posted on 09 May 2012, 07:34 2

14. SherlockPhones (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


didnt nokia have a leak for a wp8 handset with NovaThor from STEriccson

posted on 09 May 2012, 07:32 6

13. dickwyn (Posts: 595; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Tegra 3 Loses to the snapdragon. would prefer snapdragon plus there is LTE support on the snapdragon

posted on 09 May 2012, 12:19 2

29. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


windows can run off of 256MB of ram why would you need a GB of ram

posted on 10 May 2012, 01:58

43. LordOfTroll (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 May 2012)


That's for Android.. hey its unoptimized so it needed tons of ram.

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:25

46. jnkAL (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 May 2012)


1000 isn't in Nokia's naming conventions.

They've gone for a 3 number one.

First number is essentially the class (l6 low end, l7 upper low end, l8 and l9 lower and upper high end respectively)

with the next letters denoting handset line and handset version respectively.

So you have the lumia 800 - and the next variation is the lumia 801 which is a china destined device with hardware changes.

Going by that logic, the successor to the lumia 900 would probably be the lumia 910 or something else in that range.

posted on 09 May 2012, 06:46 2

8. Droid4Life (unregistered)


Excuse me exynos 4-core not tegra 3

posted on 09 May 2012, 07:09 7

10. andrew1953 (Posts: 174; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Sorry Nokia but I just cant look at a phone that doesnt come with a micro SD expansion card. The Galaxy S3 comes with upto 64GB plus room for another 32gb on an expansion card.

posted on 09 May 2012, 07:13 10

11. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


get use to it few more years there will be no expandable memory for any phone

posted on 09 May 2012, 07:36

15. dickwyn (Posts: 595; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Nokia an WP are using newer technologies like micro sim unchngeble battery. these are all new technologies which samsung just began to use. and P.S. the GS3 can support up to 64GB on micro SD. finally theres a reason why dropbox is here you know

posted on 09 May 2012, 13:00

31. akshaye.shenoi (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Wait, what?

posted on 09 May 2012, 08:31 1

21. -box- (Posts: 3797; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I thought that way too, but the phone comes with 25GB of free cloud storage with Microsoft SkyDrive, which is great because if the phone is lost/stolen, you still have the stuff available online. If I only had 16GB on an Android I'd be more frantic, because, while I already have 5 or 10 GB on DropBox and some other storage on other cloud services, it's too compartmentalized and I'd have to pay for more storage

posted on 09 May 2012, 23:41

39. jtech (Posts: 101; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


But its not an android phone for one..

posted on 10 May 2012, 01:58

44. LordOfTroll (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 May 2012)


You are soo.. 2005ish

posted on 09 May 2012, 07:41 2

16. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


andrew1953 Galaxy S3 can be expanded upto 64GB not 32GB.......... and this is the biggest advantage of S3 over rival manufacturers. Hope HTC, Sony and other manufacturers come to their senses and release their flagship smartphones with expandable memory.........

posted on 09 May 2012, 07:58 1

18. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


I guess we will be getting WP8 after all!!!

posted on 09 May 2012, 07:59 2

19. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


For users irritated by my comment.
I love windows phone, Windows Phone 8 is going to be my future phone. Same for Windows 8 tablets.
The reason why i said supply was low is because this is a similar strategy for Microsoft...ehem ehem i mean Nokia.
You think they expected Nokia Lumia to sell millions by days? Of course not. They didn't expect the demand would be so great. Specially for white lumia whose demand is higher. That's why they're getting this supply trouble.
Another thing, this supply news, is also use as media tool to make businesses think. *So yeah supply is low, because the demand is way too high*.
Do not always believe one side of news. You don't know if this is part of their strategy.

posted on 09 May 2012, 08:34 2

22. -box- (Posts: 3797; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I think it was the numbers you had used which got the thumbs down... If you'd have said something like Demand: 2,000,000, Supply 1,000,000, instead of a very low number, or even if it were Demand 1,250,000, Supply 1,000,000.

posted on 09 May 2012, 08:02 1

20. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Remember that Apple is the one that uses this kind of strategy

posted on 09 May 2012, 09:41 1

23. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1085; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Until Microsoft CEO Mr Balmer states so we really do not know for sure that windows
7.5 Mango smart phones will ever be Updated. Microsoft Programmers are committed to Windows phone 8 now when they are done with that then they can commit to upgrading the Windows 7 series smart phones. it would be a good move for Microsoft to have Single core cheaper Windows 8 smart phones on the market because the High Tech smart phones cost more to produce and the customer must pay more money to purchase them. Nokia would like to have a lower costing Windows 8 smart phone to sell to People on the lines of the Nokia 710. Nokia could have a Windows 8 dual core High def screen, NFC and ect Lumia 900 with a pure vue camera and still sell a lower priced single core present design Lumia 900 running windows 8. but for Nokia to be a stronger Company they must make an Android Version of the Lumia 900 running Android latest OS with high tech components in the phone case.

posted on 09 May 2012, 09:58 1

24. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


This is great news for Nokia and Windows Phones, due to the fact that Nokia is getting more brand recognition again and that its phone will be able to run Windows 8. :)

posted on 09 May 2012, 10:03 3

25. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


@-box-
You're right, but i don't think it'll sell millions.

posted on 09 May 2012, 15:09 2

33. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


You don't think what will sell millions? Lumia 900? You don't think it has sold a million so far? Even though they staked their future on these devices you believe that they only manufactured 20,000? Surely you cannot even think that. Sold out everywhere the "hero" phone for AT&T and you want to dismiss it because they have not stated a hard number of phones sold. Once they say a number you will be the one saying those are inflated numbers or they gave the phones away. Let Nokia enjoy their moment in the sun. This(Lumia 900) was a job well done for them.

posted on 09 May 2012, 19:10

37. I.P.H.O.N.E (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 May 2012)


That's what I was thinking,can it?

posted on 09 May 2012, 10:12 2

26. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Dammmnn I can't wait for WP8.

posted on 09 May 2012, 10:55

27. profperez1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 08 May 2012)


Scared of "other" carriers!

So you guys should chime in and help me out here on deciding on whether I should stick with VZW or consider other options.

ATT is rated low in LA. But they have the best selection of WM phones. So I am not sure if I should wait for VZW or jump ship. Sprint is rated high in LA and my best friend has had Sprint for 3 years and loves it. I talk with him without dropped calls.

Here is a website with LA data. Chime in!

http://www.cellreception.com/coverage/ca/los-angeles/page1.html

posted on 09 May 2012, 12:19 2

28. DFranch (Posts: 140; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


I'd wait until Apollo. It's only 4-6 months, and it looks like Verizon should have a new LTE WP8 phones available. I switched to AT&T in January ago to get a Focus S, it's a great phone by the way. Verizon has better reception in my area than AT&T. With AT&T I get reception everywhere I did with VZ, but it doesn't have the same penetration I used to get with Verizon (like in the basement of buildings). I'll probably upgrade my Focus S to a WP8 phone in the winter. Then when my contract with AT&T is up I'll switch back to Verizon.

posted on 09 May 2012, 12:41 1

30. profperez1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 08 May 2012)


Thanks for the feedback. I was heading in this direction. WM8 would be a great stocking stuffer!

posted on 09 May 2012, 17:20

35. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Sorry, there no such thing as WM8. Though WM is soon to be dead.

posted on 09 May 2012, 13:03 3

32. akshaye.shenoi (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Definitely would prefer the Lumia over GS3. It looks incredible and the metro interface is just game-changing, and different for a change.

I love the GS3 too, but just my opinion.

posted on 09 May 2012, 17:13

34. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Read many current articles regarding Nokia stated that Lumia phones aren't selling well. Who's telling the truth and who's the lying troll!

posted on 09 May 2012, 18:31

36. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I contacted Nokia and they said that the Nokia Lumia 900 was capable of the update to windows Phone 8 Apollohttp://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/535/windowsphone8.jpg/

posted on 09 May 2012, 20:52

38. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Took too long to roll out the Lumia 900. Still not available in UK or Singapore. Was really waiting to buy it.

WP 8 should be out in 4 1/2 mths. At this point might as well wait for WP 8 devices.

posted on 10 May 2012, 00:46 1

41. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I agree. I know Nokia needs to get a strong sales going here in the U.S., but not releasing the best WP they have in their strongest markets at the same time makes no sense. I have no doubt the 900 would have had a strong showing, maybe even begin to win over some Symbian fans. Now, WP8 will begin to have more and more leaks and the best window of opportunity for the 900 starts to close.

posted on 09 May 2012, 23:43

40. jtech (Posts: 101; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


%$*%@

posted on 10 May 2012, 13:45

45. xtian1103 (Posts: 358; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


i've tried the lumia 900. an excellent design taken from the mould of the nokia n9 but only bigger. not a fan of windows tiles, but hey, the screen is so responsive, surprising for a single core phone.

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