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The apparent weak early sales for Nokia's (NOK) Lumia 900 phone might have something to do with...

The apparent weak early sales for Nokia's (NOK) Lumia 900 phone might have something to do with AT&T's (T) inexplicable decision to launch it on Easter Sunday. Checks from the NYT found that nearly all 39 AT&T stores near Times Square were either closed for or did not answer phone calls. Those that were open didn't have the device in stock.
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  • wigit5
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    That sounds like AT&T...
    9 Apr 2012, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • blahism
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    BriCk and Morter is obviously not happening on Easter Sunday, that was silly at best. Online Orders seem to be brisk for ATT and Amazon. Amazon is showing the Black and Cyan L900 at #1 and #2 of sales with contract in all phones right now.
    9 Apr 2012, 08:51 AM Reply Like
  • mberglund
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    As much as I look forward to a now well deserved comeback for Nokia and Microsoft I don't think the first day matters as much as these articles imply. Queues around the block weren't going to happen either way, let's look at the first quarter sales.
    9 Apr 2012, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • 1mp1r3t4
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    I placed my order online when AT&T issued the release date and Fedex delivered my order on April 6. After the required charge of its battery, the phone was fully operational. The bells and whistles are impressive.

     

    My iPhone friends find fault with the display screen--they labeled it too large--and with the camera's picture-perfect coloring--which they labeled too bright--but to their credit, they were impressed with the ease of operation, the tapping, and the tiles' manageability. Of course, the current small number of available Apps remain their mantra of choice.

     

    It's to be expected that Microsoft and Nokia will find a way to expand the available universe of Apps ipso-facto. While they're at it, they should develop an App that will transfer data from Outlook with a USB port, without having to go through Windows Live to synchronize Contacts and Calendars. (Maybe Rimm could give them a few tips on how easy it would be to implement.)
    9 Apr 2012, 09:22 AM Reply Like
  • Gnart
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    The comparison between platform choices focuses on the number of apps. People should tap an app, then count 1, tap and count 2. They should time themselves to see how long it would take them to count to 500,000. At the end, ask themselves how many apps do they remembered?
    9 Apr 2012, 10:09 AM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    Of course they will nitpick the crap out of it...thats all they could complain about? Jokers, they are jealous.
    9 Apr 2012, 02:31 PM Reply Like
  • Rookie IRA Investor
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    It will take time to get all the usual apps available, but how many purchases depend on apps remains to be seen. My brokerage is TradeKing and they have an iPhone app, but not for the iPad--which still seems to sell quite well! I don't think there is an app yet for Windows, but on the other hand you can work around by going to m.tradeking.com or else using the full Web site with your browser.

     

    I suspect that often talk of "not enough apps" is just "my dad is stronger than your dad" talk, but that is not to say that it won't influence some people.
    10 Apr 2012, 08:02 AM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    I think the initial sales numbers will have companies scrambling to put apps in the store, especially e-trade who hasn't jumped on it yet.
    10 Apr 2012, 12:31 PM Reply Like
  • jjmc2001
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    How many times does SA need to repeat an unfounded speculative "news" story. Are the editors of this site long AAPL or just short NOK"?
    9 Apr 2012, 06:45 PM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    What's inexplicable is why they put out such rumors and rubbish.
    9 Apr 2012, 06:51 PM Reply Like
  • topgunlin
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    nokia to resurrect thats the rational on easter sunday
    10 Apr 2012, 03:31 AM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    I like this analogy.

     

    Nokia rises from the grave.
    10 Apr 2012, 10:23 PM Reply Like
  • Rookie IRA Investor
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    NOK descended to the dead. On the third day NOK rose again...
    NOK will come again to judge the living and the Droid.
    10 Apr 2012, 08:10 AM Reply Like
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