Nokia Lumia 920 sold out in Germany

Nokia Lumia 920 sold out in Germany
For possibly the first time in Germany, Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia has sold out of a new device. According to Nokia's German Facebook page, Nokia acknowledges receiving reports from retailers that all inventory of the Windows Phone 8 flavored Nokia Lumia 920 is gone. Noklia even goes as far as asking retailers in the country to post on the OEM's Facebook page if they have any Nokia Lumia 920 units remaining, and also asks customers to report if they come across a store with the phone for sale.

Is this the result of extraordinary strong demand for the model, or did Nokia simply ship too few Lumia 920s to the country? Regardless, it all bodes well for worldwide demand of Nokia's new flagship phone. And yes, it could be the beginning of Windows Phone 8 grabbing a larger market share. Remember, the Motorola DROID is the device that put Android on the map and Windows Phone 8 supporters have been looking for the handset that would do the same for Microsoft's mobile OS. Is the Nokia Lumia 920 that phone?

source: Nokia (translated) via Slashgear

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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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44 Comments

1. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Seems like Nokia is really back in the game! :)

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Good to know people can appreciate one of the best phones in the world!

37. srgonu

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Unacceptable front facing camera on Lumia phones. Looks like they haven't even used VGA.

2. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

last year they said the same thing about the 800. still during the time of Motorola droid, the iPhone dominated and people seriously considered it as a better alternative in terms of functionality. are we looking at the 920 that way?

13. MeoCao unregistered

Samsung made the GS3 preorder number available, Nokia should do the same. Nokia has a track record of misleading marketing. But I do think Lumia 920 has great innovations and Nokia has done a good job with the phone unlike L900.

23. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

indeed, first with their pureview that wasn't 'pure' enough... and now sold out from probably only 1k units available for each country...

24. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

@redmd Exactly! Last year they claimed the same for U.K. There were many reports of the 800 being so popular that it sold out there and now it's German's turn. After releasing the quarterly financial results it was clear that it was just marketing scam. In fact U.K. had the worst number of sales of Lumia 800's among Europe!!!

3. myownchoice

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Sales are good... but for me, im Gonna wait till the next version of wp... see if nokia or ms will let the lumia 920 have it.. then ill go wp ... too bad.. if new version of wp means new phone..

14. MeoCao unregistered

Google is a young and innovative company, MS is an old and ineffective monopoly and I don't think MS can get in the mobile game, it's just too late for them and they only have themselves to balme.

15. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

wow, i've been seeing your every comment in this site and all you have is hate for MS. DUDE! WAKE UP! You must be stuck on 2011 where android hype is all around. Don't worry, android would still be on top, but you can never be sure that it would only be 2-player game this time around. Accept the fact that MS' OS is gaining track. Better late than never.

17. thelegend6657 unregistered

Meocao is a Samsung fanboy . When the iPhone is introduced everyone loved it now not anymore because of android 2 year later people will not love android as much anymore thanks to windows phone

25. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Seriously? I think WP has a wonderful UI, but that´s about it. If it takes market it will take it from the feature phones and from the iPhone mostly. OS are markets with a ton of inercy, so I very much doubt you´ll prediction has any real chance.

28. thelegend6657 unregistered

Just saying . Users from apple will probably jump ship to windows phone as they think Android is too wild and open .

30. myownchoice

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

feel sorry for u guys... u r missing a lot out here... i bet u r using a mac instead of a pc.... lol.. many people want to be free and do wat they want....not like u..

32. thelegend6657 unregistered

I am using a windows 8 PC . I used to love mac os before windows 8 but i never owned one .Windows 8 is still the best . Although i love Mac OS because i think their hardware is overpriced sh*t . I love to use my uncle's macbook air , but mac gives you a freedom of flashing windows on it when you get bored of OSX . Its easier to flash windows on mac than flash OSX on a windows pc ..

36. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

many people like to use their pc for important stuff not screw it up in customization and stuff that isnt really productive at all

19. MeoCao unregistered

LOL, I never sleep so how can I wake up? Let's wait and see how WP can do. I think L920 may do well but that is primarily b-c of L920 excellent camera and not the OS.

29. thelegend6657 unregistered

Good screen (but not as good as the DROID DNA ) , decent OS , beautiful design . Windows phone is more user friendly , more snappy and more beautiful than android . Best part about it is its the center between the wild android and apple's walled garden . Not too open , but not too closed . I plan to pick up a Lumia 800 or HTC One S as my secondary phone , which one is your pick ? I like HTC because great design , decent hardware and sense ! HTC sense is the most polished and beautiful android skin out there . Its either sense or stock . Other android skin sucks

4. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

that is a good news cuz i bought some nokia stocks a few day ago...

5. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

I live in Germany specially in Munich...there is a great demand of this monster L920

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i want lumia 920 too!! cant wait to arrive in my country!

7. igoramadas

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Media Markt in Alexanderplatz, Berlin, has TONS os Lumia 920 in stock. Just went there today. The one in Neukoln also has some stock, but just the white one.

9. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Hii, do you know if they have a Cyan one? Becouse i heard that Germany also would get the Cyan 920 .... Greets

8. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

i'm from Belgium, where the Nokia Lumia 900 is only availble in black or white, but i got my Cyan one imported from Germany, now i really really hope the Nokia Lumia 920 comes in Cyan in Germany, otherwise i won't be buying the phone :(

10. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

L920 is the phone which will boost market share of windows.. but Nokia make sure that u r manufacturing large units of them.. and guys it may sound cheepish but in the 9th line it says NOKLIA..

12. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

This is impressive but hopefully this will be enough to keep Nokia afloat. I still want to see them survive to make a true 808 replacement.

18. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

it's like n8 all over again, I hope, this time arround, nokia can coupe up.

20. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

the early windows phone 7 devices were loaded with mid technology and people really would not want to buy or go on a 2 or 3 year contract for a smart phones with that kind of technology but today's Windows 8 smart phones have up to date high technology in them thanks in part to the new Windows 8 OS. now Folks see a smart phone that can do the job with competent results and they are not paying for a low technology device .The Nokia 920 although a big phone physically is well made and can take up the wear and tear of use over the years and has a good Camera to take a fast photo with this is ga great combo. and fof the Windows tile interface it is the best thing that could happen to it to introduce more People the OS. for Nokia if they put Android jelly bean on a slightly different smart phone body with 920 electronics and a pure view camera on it the Nokia Company would make a strong comeback to be one of the best smart phone makers in the world and would simply crush the competition an android 920 like smart phone is the most feared smart phone the other smart phone manufacturers do not want to see come into existance.

21. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You all have to put things into perspective. Sure, on its own, Nokia 920 is a fine phone that will sell well. But what this means for wp market share? When Motorola Droid appeared, the touchscreen smartphone market was basically in its infancy. IPhone was selling 9 million units per quarter and that was considered huge. So, Droid could make some market impact with even a few million units. Now let's look at Nokia Lumia line numbers - they sold a catastrophic couple million phones in the last report, whereas android has seen 122million units and iPhone had 23million purchases. In the next report android will SURELY grow even more, while iPhone will smash all previous records by far. So mark my words, we could see about 130 million android and 45 million iPhone phones sold during this quarter. EVEN if Nokia manages to sell 5-8 million of Lumia 920(doubling their post 5800 touch smartphone record set by Nokia N8 ), even if all WP phones combined reach 10-12 million sales this quarter, the market share of windows phone will continue to shrink !

22. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Anyway to illustrate, here's how I see it turning out this quarter : Android > 130 m units iPhone ~ 45 m units Black Berry ~ 6m units Windows Phone ~ 8 million units (Nokia 920 taking about 4-5 million ) ..and before you thumb me down, I suggest you wait for the quarterly report

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