Swedish online retailer says demand for Nokia Lumia 920 twice that seen for the Samsung Galaxy S III

Swedish online retailer says demand for Nokia Lumia 920 twice that seen for the Samsung Galaxy S III
Over the last few days, a picture has emerged of incredibly strong demand for the new Nokia Lumia 920. Telstra sold out of the device, calling demand for the phone "beyond amazing." In Germany, the phone also sold out and in the U.K., it topped the charts at retailer Expansys. It would appear that Swedish retailer Dustin has been experiencing the same heavy demand for the phone. Marcuz Martinez, the online firm's product chief, said in a private Facebook chat that "Demand is absolutely huge for this phone," adding that the store has twice the backlog of orders for the Nokia Lumia 920 than it had for the Samsung Galaxy S III.

This is a very good sign for those Windows Phone fans who have been hoping that one of the new models would spark demand for the platform the same way that the Motorola DROID helped Android take off in 2009. Android 2.0 was installed on that phone and the green robot never looked back. Now comes the important part for Nokia which is making sure that enough product does become available in a timely fashion before phone buyers give up and start looking elsewhere.

It is a similar problem to what is happening with the Google Nexus 4, which is back in stock today at T-Mobile and the Google Play Store. The only difference is that Android has already proven itself and there is no pressure. Windows Phone 8, on the other hand, is trying to claw its way up and make a name for itself in a very competitive industry and Nokia itself cannot afford to lose these potential sales. For now though, this is a marvelous sign for Microsoft and its Finnish partner.

source: Dustin via WMPoweruser

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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)



1. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

That good is great nokia.

4. MeoCao unregistered

Nokia certainly deserves it.

10. brandonrana

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Iam very happy for nokia. Great comeback. ;) and now WP8 wont look back. :)

41. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

In a way, this is bad news dot WP..a single device totally kills all other WP offerings. Mark my words, WP market share will remain pitiful in this quarter. Even if it tripples in sales, it will mean a growth of ~ 6 million units.(meaning an extremely generous estimate of ~10M units overall ) Meanwhile, iPhone will grow by some 20 million units (around 45M total ), and Android will rake in another 10 million (135M total ) You Nokia fans really lack perspective

43. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

And you any semblance of objectivity. Growth is growth, and that is what WP needs. Of course there will be some, like you, that will talk down to any sign of strength. Of course, even the best case scenario for Nokia will be paltry compared to Android and Apple overall sales. But the point is survival of Nokia and the recognition of this great device. HTC and Samsung can build off of the success of the 920, and Nokia needs to as well. But this is great news for competition and choice. Everyone benefits from a healthy, aggressive, and successful 3rd OS.

44. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Gee, I agree. No problem with such opinion. I wish most of WP fans were like you though. It's fan boys I have low tolerance for. That's all.

51. MeoCao unregistered

920 sells well but WP will not. 920 alone cannot save WP. Still we must aclnowledge Nokia's efforts.

75. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Its not that a single device kills WP8 , its the quality & software enhancement that makes a phone good . Eg : SG3 is ripping android sales , thats cuz it has some good software enhancements by Samsung .

2. nd_arn

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

nokia is back.good one . i cant wait for lumia 920 .

36. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

only in sweden lol :D

3. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

A small Swedish retailer? Selling 4 phones per year to Bears? Don't make us laugh loud... At least Guys let's talk about a big European retailer, and you will see the the the top selling devices are GNexus, Nexus 4, Note 2, S3, One X+, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s...

12. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Lumia 920 is the most innovative phone of the year, Nokia deserve it because they worked hard to bring a strong competitor to the table. A 3rd big OS will be great for innovations and affordable prices. And the Sweden is a 9+ million country, and there are beautiful places to go, is not a mediaeval land that you think it is!

18. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I'm not talking about what's the most innovative, but only about sales, and Nokia is selling few phones compared to the other manufacturer.

34. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

most innovative? its a great phone but most innovative is a big claim and we can't go by just the camera so give us a little more to go off of like features... cause im still not really blown away by anything feature wise since i got my s3 thats right even the gn4.. lol

42. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

How about the capacitive touch hd+ clear black display for starters?

40. wendygarett unregistered

I hate to say this but I have to :( Live tiles is the most innovative things I have ever seen... This could change everything... Probably will replace the twenty years old icon soon... That's what I afraid of...

54. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I get that some people like the live tiles, but to others, including me, they are ghastly and a giant step backward to when we didn't have a lot of colors or pixels to work with. Icons and widgets don't have to be box or a rectangle. The good news for WP8 is that Windows 8 is even more distateful than the phone, thus distracting attention from it. Now before you go smacking me around for being a Windows hater, I've been a Windows fan since Windows 286. I feel like every version since then has been an improvement (with the exception of Vista). But at least Vista retained the general flavor of Windows. Win8 tries to reinvent the OS in a revolutionary way. Bad idea IMO.

5. dallas90733

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2011

Hummm, yeah, sure, okay...hahahah Over the GS3 right? wink, wink

6. superguy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

And Blackberry 10 will be the come back kid and eclipse them both. Right ....

7. ZexyZahid

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Yeah waiting for it's release in Pakistan

8. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Nokia is Swedish......

15. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Really? I didn't know Finland was absorbed by Sweden.

21. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

actually, my mistake. You're 100% right.

30. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

must be an american

9. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

MS did a good job ditching the zune requirement. while i have read that it's still somewhat clunky moving files around, this new feature alone is making me reonsider windows as a mobile platform

16. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

It's even harder to move files now... they shouldn't have removed Zune if they didn't have a better alternative.

23. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Dude, WP8 already supports mass storage mode, you don't need any special software to move files from your phone.

11. androidCrap

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Nokia deserves it than the copycat Samdung or any Android crap devices.

55. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Well played sir! I loved Android until I read your post! Now your soaring and eloquent prose has swayed me to the Windows camp! Bravo!

13. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Windows Phone 8 is cool and all but it has major flaws horrible notifications missing key apps that IOS and Android users enjoy but i will say this it has fluid simplistic UI but Microsoft has some major work to do

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