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

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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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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46 Comments

1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

12. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Thank god for surplus of uneducated asshats.

17. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

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

42. LordOfTroll

Posts: 54; Member since: May 08, 2012

lol troll

2. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

happy for you nokia

3. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

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

4. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

G O O D !

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.....

7. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

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

9. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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!!

14. SherlockPhones

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

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

13. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

29. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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

43. LordOfTroll

Posts: 54; Member since: May 08, 2012

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

46. jnkAL

Posts: 5; Member since: May 18, 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.

8. Droid4Life unregistered

Excuse me exynos 4-core not tegra 3

10. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

11. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

15. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 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

31. akshaye.shenoi

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Wait, what?

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

39. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

But its not an android phone for one..

44. LordOfTroll

Posts: 54; Member since: May 08, 2012

You are soo.. 2005ish

16. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 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.........

18. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

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

19. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

22. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

20. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

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

23. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

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