Lumia 900 sold out temporarily at AT&T's online store

It's a case of "good news, bad news" for Nokia, Microsoft and AT&T. The good news? There's more evidence that sales of the Nokia Lumia 900 are doing very well. The bad news? There may not be enough units available for everyone that wants one.

AT&T's online store now indicates that the wireless carrier is temporarily sold out of both the cyan and the black matte versions of the Lumia 900. That would seem to corroborate statements made earlier this week from Paul Roth, AT&T’s president of retail sales, who said that sales of the Lumia 900 have exceeded the company's expectations.

The flip side of all this good news is that Nokia may not have shipped enough units of the Lumia 900 to meet its demand. Some potential customers may not decide to wait around and could pick another smartphone, which means Nokia loses out on some sales.

Of course, a sell out on AT&T's online site doesn't mean there are no Lumia 900 units available to purchase. You can possibly go to your local AT&T retail store and pick up a unit, although we would recommend calling ahead first to see if they have any in stock. Other online retailers such as Amazon still seem to have units available as well.

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Kudos Nokia and Microsoft and ATT for finally getting some synergy behind a product.

I heard rumors that Sprint and Verizon have been scrambling to get more WP7 devices because of the Nokia success of the 900 confirming the international sales of the 800s were not just a non-USA/regional fluke.

I hope Verizon takes a beating for this personally. (I have to keep Verizon for use in areas that ATT and others do not offer 3G, but at least they have one WP7 device to make it bearable, and it is even a GSM/CDMA phone so using other providers and overseas trips I can throw it in for a backup.)

I went into the ATT&T store across the street from the Beverly Center Friday afternoon, and picked up the last cyan one in the shop. Loving it! (the guy behind me was hoping to get one too.......oopsies......)

Aw man. I just ordered one last night as a replacement to my HP Pre 3. It showed it in-stock when I ordered it. I wonder if the order will get cancelled or delayed.

I wonder if this relates to the rumour that AT&T retailers shipped their stock back to be updated...

I hope it's not a case of Foxconn not building fast enough for their newest customer.

As far as I'm aware, Nokia use thier own factories to construct their phones (with a large amount of 900s at least partly manufactured or assembled in Mexico)

Edited by ~Johnny, Apr 15 2012, 9:00pm :

dotf said,
I wonder if this relates to the rumour that AT&T retailers shipped their stock back to be updated...

I hope it's not a case of Foxconn not building fast enough for their newest customer.


It doesn't make much sense for them to send phones back for a software update... AT&T would likely update phones in store... ?

Enron said,
Mine says it's made in Korea. It doesn't specify, but hopefully not North Korea.

Since when is stuff made there? ;-)

seebaran said,
Hopefully Monday shipments are replinished. And maybe glossy white arrives early.

It seems AT&T restocks on Sundays, but I dunno if that's Sunday morning or night. Maybe some can get it on Sunday, if not then Monday for sure. Still, those who really want a 900 I'm sure can wait a bit more for new stock to come in.

When I bought my Focus Flash in January, the sales guy was trying really hard to push a 3gs instead of WP7, AT&T seems to think poor of WP7. But at least there is a few phones to choose from, Verizon really doesn't care about WP7...

It's not AT&T, it's carrier reps as a whole that think poorly of WP7. If you ask many of them, they will most-likely admit it's because they don't know anything about it (aka, they don't know how to sell them). On two instances did I hear the from sales reps, one at Sprint, one at AT&T.

Nokia, and I believe Microsoft, has been taking the initiative to train AT&T reps on the phones selling points and features of WP7; it appears to be working. The reps from the store I bought mine from, San Francisco financial district, were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about it and others have said the same on recent articles about the incident in the NYC stores with the Lumia 900.

They are sold out in all AT&T stores in my area, I know because my friend went to pick one up yesterday and she couldn't find one store that had it, this is good news for WP7.

Ely said,
They are sold out in all AT&T stores in my area, I know because my friend went to pick one up yesterday and she couldn't find one store that had it, this is good news for WP7.

Same here, my wife wanted to upgrade from her Focus Flash, which by the way most be the worst WP7 phone, but we couldn't find one. The AT&T sales rep checked all stores in the area and all showed 0 stock.

Gungel said,

Same here, my wife wanted to upgrade from her Focus Flash, which by the way most be the worst WP7 phone, but we couldn't find one. The AT&T sales rep checked all stores in the area and all showed 0 stock.

What's wrong with th Flash?

wixostrix said,
What's wrong with th Flash?

esthetically it's really ugly.
Only 3.7" screen, tho SuperAMOLED
and 5MP camera.

Compared to the Lumia 900 I'd say a lot is wrong with the Flash.
Focus S is better but feels like it should run android.

deadonthefloor said,

esthetically it's really ugly.
Only 3.7" screen, tho SuperAMOLED
and 5MP camera.

Compared to the Lumia 900 I'd say a lot is wrong with the Flash.
Focus S is better but feels like it should run android.

I actually think the flash is one of the better looking Windows Phones out there. I like how it looks think. It's not really fair to compare the two, the flash is a budget phone, while the 900 is a "high-end" phone.

They had only 10-25 units per store, I heard some reps were mad because they could've sell much more during launch day when there were people i the line

FoxieFoxie said,
They had only 10-25 units per store, I heard some reps were mad because they could've sell much more during launch day when there were people i the line

Identify? are you a fandroid or an isheep troll.

popster28 said,

Identify? are you a fandroid or an isheep troll.

Your comment makes no sense. Foxie was simply saying some AT&T reps were angry they didn't have more handsets to offer when there was a demand....

FoxieFoxie said,
They had only 10-25 units per store, I heard some reps were mad because they could've sell much more during launch day when there were people i the line

It's a shame they didn't have more than that at some shops but if demand was there it's not going to change a few days later when the next batch come in IMO. If anything those people are on the backorder list.

JWharmsby said,

Your comment makes no sense. Foxie was simply saying some AT&T reps were angry they didn't have more handsets to offer when there was a demand....

hard to believe that AT&T-since they have gone to so much effort in publicising the arrival of this phone to their network would only keep 10-25 units per store. so it seemed like a troll comment at the time, but hey, m not from USA so just talking out my head I guess.

popster28 said,

hard to believe that AT&T-since they have gone to so much effort in publicising the arrival of this phone to their network would only keep 10-25 units per store. so it seemed like a troll comment at the time, but hey, m not from USA so just talking out my head I guess.


I agree. It's rather hard to believe...