Nokia's (NOK) Lumia 900 has sold well via AT&T (T), but hasn't been a smash hit, says CNET's...

Nokia's (NOK) Lumia 900 has sold well via AT&T (T), but hasn't been a smash hit, says CNET's Roger Cheng. Online orders began falling in May, and dropped below those for other Windows Phone (MSFT) models. On Amazon, the black version of the 900 has fallen to #8 on the bestseller list, though reviewers still give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Best Buy's mobile chief has offered a similar take on the 900, but thinks Windows Phone sales will pick up with the release of Windows 8, which sports a similar UI.

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  • Yokyok
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    13 Jun 2012, 08:31 PM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    Lumia 900 wasn't designed to be a smash hit since it couldn't include "hero" spec'd n-core chips, high resolution screens or expandable storage. The Lumia 900 served to show that Nokia could design a smart phone the complemented Microsoft WP7.5 OS and it did that beyond expectations. Now, next week on June 20th we'll see if Microsoft can move WP8 to complement a Nokia Lumia 920 that is designed with hardware and OS to be a smash hit when WP8 ships. Apple's WWDC has definitely left MSFT+NOK a window to deliver a smash hit before the iPhone 5 and Windows 8 is announced.

    13 Jun 2012, 10:01 PM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    Lumia 900 China release won't affect 2Q 2012 results but will Q3

    13 Jun 2012, 10:24 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    No problem.


    Nokia has PLENTY of cash to wait out the masses.


    One day people will reject Android and iOS and snap up Windows Phone.
    13 Jun 2012, 10:51 PM Reply Like
  • russellm454
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    If Nokia or Microsoft could confirm if the Lumia 900 will be upgradeable to Windows 8 it could make a huge difference in sales. A lot of people are holding out for Win8 but would buy the 900 if a clear upgrade path were promised.
    14 Jun 2012, 02:34 AM Reply Like
  • DanMichSr
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    The reference to Amazon and the 900 fallen to #8.........Is that because there not selling very many on Verizon Wireless. Not a fair comparison I don't think......


    The mobile chief at Best Buy has it right. Nokia's sales will explode when Verizon comes on board. Also when the New Win 8 Pureview shows up there will be a big demand. I'm locked into another 6 months of contract and have a Droid Charge. I'm just one that has a Samsung that will go with Nokia once Verizon picks them up.
    14 Jun 2012, 02:40 AM Reply Like
  • kimsky5
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    Just checked Amazon, black Lumia 900 is at #6
    14 Jun 2012, 03:59 AM Reply Like
  • jt380
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    Limiting themselves to just AT&T is hurting the sales. As Dan said, once Verizon picks them up it will be a game changer.
    14 Jun 2012, 07:34 AM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Oops. I was wrong. Nokia is burning cash to fast too survive.



    Too late for you to sell without taking a loss.


    Sorry Nokia investors. You lose.
    14 Jun 2012, 07:41 AM Reply Like
  • godalmightee13
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    Shorter's ah lol.
    14 Jun 2012, 09:07 AM Reply Like
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