Nokia has had its share of problems over the past couple of years, but now it has a problem that it may be content to suffer through, at least for now. PCMag.com reports that according to Nokia's US head Chris Weber, the current demand for the company's Lumia 900 in the States is still on the high side.
Demand has been outstripping supply for the first couple of weeks, and we've been working hard to rectify that. The demand for cyan [phones] is significantly outpacing supply. When you give people something different from a design perspective—colors, etc. —it really stands out, and consumers want that.
Weber adds he has been going to AT&T stores for the past few weekends, checking to see how store salespeople are offering the product to customers. He states, "Generally, we're seeing very good support. It's a work in progress." Weber also says he is working with other smartphone carriers such as Verizon to carry its Lumia smartphones in the future.
And what about Windows Phone 8? The next version of Microsoft's mobile OS, code named Apollo, is rumored to not have an software upgrade path for previous Windows Phone devices. Weber would not comment on Windows Phone 8 but did say:
Both Nokia and Microsoft understand the importance for consumers to keep their devices fresh and updated. Without any announcements being made, we're working to make sure people have fresh and updated experiences on any device they may have.