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In spite of mixed reviews and a software bug, Nokia (NOK) says demand for its Lumia 900 Windows...

In spite of mixed reviews and a software bug, Nokia (NOK) says demand for its Lumia 900 Windows Phone exceeds supply, and the company is ramping production to rectify the situation. The comments come as Microsoft (MSFT) confirms Windows Phone marketing chief Gavin Kim has resigned just 5 months after being hired from Samsung, and 2 months after another WP exec left for Amazon.
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  • DeepValueLover
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    Lumia 900 sales are turning it into a blockbuster for Nokia.

     

    But this shouldn't worry the king (Apple) as its iPhone sales dwarf that of any Nokia or Microsoft product. But congrats to Nokia, nonetheless.

     

    Executives jumping the MSFT Windows phone ship is a worry though.
    18 Apr 2012, 11:56 AM Reply Like
  • Eightball
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    Woo-hoo, we needed some positive Nokia news. Rough week.

     

    Now we need an updated 900 variant on Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint ASAP! Come on Nokia! Or even an updated 800 variant on those carriers.
    18 Apr 2012, 12:03 PM Reply Like
  • barcaboyvn
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    Eightball, Verizon and Sprint are using CDMA technology which would need much time to get adapt since Nokia is the world leader in GSM only. That's why they did not have much success in the US where Verizon and Sprint network dominate. Changing from GSM to CDMA is a big change in hardware and software structures. For TMobile, they already had the Lumia 710 on sale since Jan. I think the deal was developed when ATT wanted to buy TMobile so it's kind of a waste to introduce both phones to 2 of them anyway, but I hope they are working on Lumia 900 with TMobile
    18 Apr 2012, 12:23 PM Reply Like
  • rockymountain
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    Executives change at Microsoft ain't a main concern in regard to Nokia's efforts to push Lumia 900 flagship handset into the smartphone market. Unless we see Nokia CEO resigns, but this is not going to happen, at least for now. His mission is to turn Nokia to become a profitable company again, and to make the Lumia 900 handset to become the industry standard smartphone. The WP Marketing Chief resigned maybe just because he didn't market the Lumia handset good enough and got chewed out. The other executive left WP maybe for a better employment packages. These things happen all the time at some big companies. What the investors who are long on NOK want to see is how is the sales of the Lumia 900 since its launch on 4/8/2012 ? The early sold out at AT&T stores and Lumia handset is still the top sales of smartphone at Amazon are encourging signs that Nokia has finally made inroads into the crowded smartphone market. Investors have to give Nokia at least 2 quarters to a year to determine the success of the Lumia 900 handset. The problem with Nokia right now is Demand vs Supply. The company probably never expects the sales of Lumia 900 are going so well that the phones are currently out of stock at AT&T stores. I just wonder what would be the sales figure for the Lumia 900 when Nokia or AT&T release the official sales data?
    18 Apr 2012, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • AlphaU
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    Microsoft pulled the rug from under Lumia 900 by introducing Windows 8 without an upgrade option for devices based on Windows 7. Even if I were interested in Lumia 900 I would wait for the Windows 8 version. I expect the sales for Lumia to come to a screeching halt.
    10 Jul 2012, 11:25 AM Reply Like
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