Best Buy halts Nokia Lumia 920 pre-orders

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.

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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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

Those prices were great!

2. JamesHunt

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

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

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

4. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I hope they didn't discover any bug

5. HolyCrap

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 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...

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

7. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

So am I

8. papss unregistered

I ordered mine as well. Hmm hope it comes asap

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

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

13. jack1059

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

15. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

lol... im pretty sure that if people will buy a WP they will get a nokia Lumia!!! tested and proven the best!

16. JamesHunt

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Troll had come here with his RED ink..lol

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