For the third time, Clove sells out inventory of the Nokia Lumia 920 before it arrives at the store

For the third time, Clove sells out inventory of the Nokia Lumia 920 before it arrives at the store
Is the Nokia Lumia 920 going to do for Windows Phone 8 what the Motorola DROID did for Android? Back on November 5th, 2009, Verizon launched the Motorola DROID and the first smartphone to be powered by Android 2.0 quickly changed history. Named the Time Magazine Gadget of the Year for 2009 even though it had been in the market less than 2 months, demand for the DROID kickstarted the Android platform which soon grew to be the largest mobile OS in the world. It is hard to believe, but by May 2010, 6 months after the DROID had been released, iOS had 40% of the global smartphone market while Android owned 26%. Things sure are a lot different today. The latest data for the U.S. alone showed that for the three months ended in November, 53.7% of the smartphone market in the country belonged to Android while 35% was claimed by iOS.

Microsoft was hoping that one of the Windows Phone 8 handsets that it launched late last year could replicate the success of the Motorola DROID. With BlackBerry 10 set to be introduced before the end of this month, Microsoft has a lot at stake right here and right now. The good news is that the Nokia Lumia 920 is beginning to take off globally. In China, the Nokia Store in Shanghai was twice surrounded by long lines of customers looking to buy the Nokia Lumia 920. The second time, the yellow variant of the phone sold out in 20 minutes.

Another example of the strong demand for Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 8 device comes from U.K. retailer Clove. For the third time, the device sold out from pre-orders placed with Clove even before the phones were received at the store. The shipment will now be sent out next week. According to Clove's website, backordered red and black models of the Nokia Lumia 920 will ship this coming Tuesday. New orders and backorders placed for the white variant will ship next Friday.

In the U.S., billionaire Mark Cuban gave a great endorsement of the Nokia Lumia line by saying that it crushed the Apple iPhone 5 which is why he switched. Actually, while Cuban didn't mention the Nokia Lumia 920 specifically, we're pretty sure that it was the model he had, After all, when you are that wealthy, you typically buy yourself the top of the line for everything.

Maybe a phenomena like Androidmania comes only once in a lifetime, or just maybe the demand for the Nokia Lumia 920 starts to spread through out the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem. Regardless of how this all plays out, the Nokia Lumia 920 certainly has proven itself to be worthy of being a flagship smartphone.

source: CloveUK, NokiaPoweruser via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8

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129 Comments

115. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

All I can say is - Go, Nokia, go! :)

97. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

What's funny is that all the WP 8 lovers here have their sights on Android but fail to realize that Apple is still number 2 with a huge lead over WP 8 and Android has an even bigger lead on Apple. I doubt that Microsoft will overtake Apple in 2013 or 2014. I have more faith in Apple beating Android than Microsoft trying to do it any time soon.

116. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

You can call us Nokia Fans Instead of WP8.......

131. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well android like those before will fall one day, nothing stays on top forever differance is android fanboys cant admit this, there the worst of the worst. this article was about the 920 selling and the android swarm tried to make it a pro android comment section, happily though it didnt happen. and look at the level of comment from the android fans and the ones supporting wp8/920 looks like the android fanboys are loosing sight of reality

134. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

If it does, who cares? It hasnt fallen yet and if it did, It wouldnt mean anything. If one day windows rises above. Who cares? It will fall. Its the simple fact of "What comes up, will come down"

94. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Nokia.... you can make any OS popular..... which ever OS you will use in the device, you will rock... because you are the only one of your kind... no one can beat you by using the same OS. u can beat anyone any day...

114. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

that's why samsung and other manufactures adopted Android ..... nokia used to rule with symbian...no one even tried compete with them.... Nokia+Android=RIP Droid Makers.... Sammy boys say thanks to nokia..for not adopting Android....

93. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Your gonna feel a little tingling. Don't be surprised.

91. Superpiff

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

I really like the lumia line I just hate how thick they are I also like windows 8 I just get bored really quick that's why I stick with android.if I had the money I would by one of each brand one iphone,one flagship windows phone and one flagship android device

92. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I'm a phone whore myself. I like Android, but the simplicity of WP8 is nice.

81. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Can't we all just get along? -Rodney King I've been lucky enough to use just about every OS and WP8 does deserve most of the praise it has received. I like how well organized it is even if it's not an open platform. I really love the Nokia exclusive apps as well for world travel (Nokia: Drive, Maps, Carrier Set Up). I'm currently using a Note 2 and want a 920. I did get to use a 900 and an 808 over the summer and wished that a Pureview WP came out, and voilĂ .

74. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Isnt the GS3 already more powerful than the Nokia Lumia 920? Oh wait, yes it is. Not saying the 920 is a bad phone, but W/e.

79. papss unregistered

No it's not more powerful... Your OS requires more because google it sh it with polishing anything.. Find me something that says its faster

82. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It has the SAME processor in the US and more Ram. Same RAM outside of the US except a Quad core. Its right here on PHONEARENA. GS3 is more powerful in ANY country. Android required more because you can run more at once... Ugh. People really need to research more before posting stupid things.

100. Bappy

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

"It has the SAME processor in the US and more Ram." is that the reason s4 lags and crashes more than lumia920?? :D

110. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

The S4 isnt out yet and my S3 hasnt even crashed even once. I think you need to lay off the candy. I can also control my window animations to how fast I want them. So, if I want my windows to look smoother or faster I can do it. Windows is currently limiting the phone manufacturers from releasing anything high spec because the OS doesn't support it. Also, the GS3 is like 7 months old and the 920 is still lower spec. Even if it is just RAM.

113. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Really from which angle? Because GS 3 has (Quad-core)? Specs are almost same..But Android is Power Sucker(that's why Quad-core) and WP 8 is a optimizer(Dual-core is more than enough) ....and when it's comes to Camera quality.......nothing stands in front of 920.......

124. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

How many times do I have to repeat myself. Android is running more at once. More animations, live wallpapers, transitions, etc... There is the option to turn things off, theres also the option to choose the speed of everything through developer options. What part of that dont you understand. Im giving you a clear explanation. Dual core is NOT more than enough. What is this optimizer false fantasy of yours? The S4 dusl core RUNS fine and even less powerful processors on their respective version of Android. Windows currently doesnt support high end specs. Also, what part of this DONT you understand.???????????? Simply put, THE GALAXY S3 IS THE MORE POWERFUL PHONE.

129. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

yehhhh...just because you own GS3....it's powerful phone?

133. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

DO YOU READ??? Its physically more powerful. Do you know what RAM is? Or a Quad core processor is? The GS3 has more of both on either the US or international model.

135. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Let me ask and end all of this, what makes the Note 2 a lot more powerful than this 920? Ill give you a hint, its the same things as the GS3... Figure it out yet?

117. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Mmm, 920 is faster than S3 in just about anything. Sorry.

125. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Keep telling yourself that when you try to run some more apps.

55. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Lumia lovers, how dare you to say that your so called superb phone with so called the greatest camera will kill such a powerful system like Android. Your phone is fast, but Samsung will rip your phone off. Galaxy s4 is coming. It's just matter of time. Samsung and Android will fit a big long nail into wp 8's coffin.

65. mgignon278

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

And so is the next Lumia coming with more stunning PureView technology and in a thin-body form factor. Samsung will be remembered only for it's TV, ref and washing machine. Nokia is still the king in phone innovation.

66. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

lumia 950 will be there to handle s4 don't worry about that

68. papss unregistered

You can have your Sammy phone with certainty that it will look cheaply made and toy like feel

70. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

SS and quality are two words does not fit in one sentence.

71. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What if Samsung trolls us with a great & premium designed Galaxy S4 ?!?

90. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

I don't even have a Samsung phone, but I used to have a few phones from Sammy, my last phone by Nokia was N8. I liked it not so much, but I have to admit camera was really awesome as well build quality. The design was good, better than n97, but still worse than some phones. When Nokia dropped its Symbian, which was far more functional than wp8, it was the moment that made me to accept Android. I realized that Android is Symbian's son. And papa Nokia kicked his own son out of house. Google was so smart to adopt it's best qualities and make this awesome powerhouse named Android full of great features. Even Symbian makes wp8 look like outdated piece of software. Dear Windows phone lovers instead of bashing Android better ask your beloved Ballmer to work harder to build os which will be a real competitor.

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