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 920can 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.