Here's why Microsoft employees will be unhappy even though the Lumia 920 is selling very well

Here's why Microsoft employees will be unhappy even though the Lumia 920 is selling very well
Back in September, Microsoft promised to give its employees a free Windows Phone 8 smartphone of their choosing. However, since most employees decided to go for one of the best WP8 models yet, the Nokia Lumia 920, it seems they will have to wait a bit longer before they can get their hands on one.

Could this be true? Could demand for the Lumia 920 be so high? That's certainly what this new rumor tries to assert, as it claims that Microsoft's German division will be delaying the deployment of Lumia 920 phones for its employees, as the available stock isn't even sufficient enough to cover consumer demand. Naturally, Microsoft's first priority is to actually sell those units, so obviously its employees will have to wait.

The interesting part of this story is that there may finally be a new Nokia phone that sells well. And a new Windows Phone that sells well. With the enormous market share of Android, and the strong as ever iOS platform, there's been little room for other players recently. Microsoft has tried to become the third relevant force for a while with its Windows Phone OS, but its efforts have been mostly futile. The Lumia 920 is probably the first Windows Phone device that manages to generate some significant excitement thanks to a good deal of innovation by Nokia. And since we'd definitely like to see some more competition coming from other platforms, we hope that the Lumia 920's insufficient supply is indeed due to great demand, and not some kind of manufacturing issues.

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



32. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

If I were an employee, I'd be happy despite not getting the Lumia too soon. That the product is selling well means I keep my job.

28. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@rajagosarapailin.k you could say the same for any other. why buy a GS3? made by Samsung. why buy iPhone? made by Apple. I bought my Lumia 920 Because of Wp and Nokia. Actually because of the camera. So choice is based on many things. Its not specific.


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

ask them if they would be happy with a note 2 for the nonce.

19. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

And seriously, what have MS done to u folks. They make great products for u to use everyday! I don't get it?

18. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@rajagosarapailin.k So they buy Nokia name with wp8. What does that mean? So they're gonna just buy the name and hold and luster over the phone without using it. Be serious! Go home and rest your brain.

26. rajagopalan.k

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

@lubbbbbaaaaahhhh ask any person who owns a lumia this question q: why a lumia? a: "made by nokia!" cause everyone knows before nokia started doing wp devices the market share was wp

17. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

This rumor tries to assert. I didn't know that PA. Thanks.

7. potatosalad

Posts: 40; Member since: May 07, 2012

i don't understand. you can buy cheap android device. why wait for a lumia?

9. wendygarett unregistered

huh? you want Microsoft employees to pick android? LOL

10. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

The answer is in your question, they do not want "cheap android device" They want high-quality phone as the Nokia Lumia 920.

14. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

they probably would prefer an android, but since they are stuck with windows, minus well get the best window can offer

15. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

i see that lol

16. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Because they are getting it for free of cost by microsoft..... what you'll choose A lamborghini aventador OR Tata Nano.... When you are getting it for free? They are waiting for the Best......

37. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Is the tata nano really the cheapest car in the whole world?

6. jameshoe unregistered

those Microsoft employees just made a right choice

5. rajagopalan.k

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

the ONE and ONLY reason that the lumia 920 sells like hotcakes is due to the name NOKIA and not due to the name MICROSOFT....!

4. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

I am EXTREMELY happy about this! Being a three year in a row Android user, I am getting bored of it. It lags and stutters even on the best hardware because of what it is based on, and the app design isn't consistent, some apps support holo theme, some don't. So I am really happy that an OS that is more open than iOS yet not too open so it overwhelms developers is succeeding :)

8. redmd

Posts: 1970; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

"It lags and stutters even on the best hardware" seriously you need to get hold of the note 2.

20. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Hahahaha that's actually my current smartphone XDD It's good for the most part, but try having an expanded notification and one normal notification, all hell breaks loose on touchwiz apps.

11. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

how about try the HTC one X jelly bean.. you will be amazed i promise.

12. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

He just want to promote WP. Don't believe what's he said.

22. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Its Tegra was a cause of concern for me.... and it doesn't handle multitasking well at all... at least as far as I tried it.

39. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

yeah, if he wasn´t happy with the not 2, he probably will be with the one x...... oh boy, serious?

13. android78 unregistered

Undercover apple i sheep lurking, we see right thru your 4 inch screen.....

21. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

What? You're calling me an apple fanboy? Lmao, wait till anyone who really knows me hears that! I am not really a fanboy of any OS. I love all OSs equally except iOS which I hate.

24. android78 unregistered

How can you quit android after three years and you say you are getting bored of it, because it lags and shutters. I have the dna,gs3, and razr hd, i have never experience such things. stop buying those low budget android phones and move up to the big boys before you run thru the that WINDOW Thats good to no you not a undercover i sheep. Im curious to no what android phones do you have that you experience this with.

25. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

I didn't quit android... Like I said above, my current android smartphone is the Note II and i wont get another phone till next year. I didn't say I am getting bored of it because it lags and stutters, those are completely two different notes. God dude, how can I defend myself when you have reading problems?! Anyways, if you say that you don't experience lag, then you must not be sensitive to stuttering frame rates like I am or you choose to ignore them because you love android so much, which I still do, but my first phone was a galaxy S, then Galaxy S II and then the Note II, and one thing that didn't change was the fact that all of them were laggy in some way.. A change from single core to dual core and then to quad core.. One would expect that quad core would be enough to run it smoothly.. But it doesnt.. In most cases it does.. But when it doesn't its kind of annoying.

27. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

I'm not doubting you. I started out on the sanyo zio and it was horrid you wanna talk about lag and fc sheesh. I took it back and was temped to give up on android but I went the the evo 4g. And never had a problem with it. Now I have a gnex and I've never been happier. It really all depends on what device you have.

31. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Well... Most would say that the Note II is the fastest android device... Others would say that it is the Droid DNA but given how many pixels it has to push with a cortex a9 chip, it's lag is understandable.

29. android78 unregistered

LOL, I read perfectly bro, just made a mistake and put that because in there. but hopefully by the time your contract is up next year, that note 3 or another high end android phone want have your lag shuttering frame rates problem that you are sensitive to. Im curious have you played with or experienced any windows 8. do they not have lag and shuttering you speak of? Do you think you want get bored with windows 8 and their tiles?

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