The smartphone sold out in less than a day at many carriers
One of the hottest Windows Phone 8 devices, Nokia Lumia 920 is a hard-to-come-by device these days.Those who already own one can consider themselves lucky as many Windows Phone enthusiasts who pre-ordered the Lumia 920 are still waiting for their devices.
Although Nokia decided to sign exclusivity agreements with some of the largest carriers in the most important markets regarding Lumia 920 sales, the phone has yet to meet its demand.
The fact that the Lumia 920 was sold out in many countries and multiple carrier in a matter of a few days, made headlines in the past couple of weeks.
The most recent example is Australian carrier Telstra which sold its entire Lumia 920 pre-order stock in less than a day.
The operator said it was overwhelmed by the high demand, but it also confirms stock has been limited globally by Nokia.
Then there’s AT&T, which has yet to start shipping the Nokia Lumia 920. There have been many complaints from customers who pre-ordered AT&T’s Lumia 920, but did not receive their devices until now.
The US-based carrier continues to take orders for the Windows Phone 8 device and some customers claim they already received theirs. However, we doubt such a large carrier cannot process a high amount of orders if the need arises.
The main issue might be the fact that AT&T’s Lumia 920 is in short supply and the carrier processes orders as soon as the devices are available in stock.
Moreover, there have been many reports that many AT&T stores only had around 20-30 Lumia 920 units, which, obviously, were sold quickly.
The smartphone was sold out in Italy twice, while Clove’s stock of white-themed Lumia 920 was exhausted in a matter of hours.
And such examples can continue with UAE, China and other countries, where the Nokia Lumia 920 sold out several hours after it went live on pre-order.
It remains to be seen if Nokia was totally overwhelmed by the high demand for its Lumia 920 or the Finnish company simply did not want to risk it and shipped only a limited number of units worldwide.
Let us know in the comments what you think about Nokia and Lumia 920’s worldwide availability.