Telstra: Nokia Lumia 920 demand "beyond amazing"

Yesterday we reported that sales of the Lumia 920 seem to be going strong, as retailers around the world are running out of stock. We mentioned Clove in the UK, Telstra in Australia and even Walmart in the States as having sold out. And of course the delays from AT&T on shipping the Lumias have become a meme in their own right.

As lots of people pointed out without an exact number for the original stock, running out doesn't really tell us too much. In many cases stores have only a few units and getting sold out is inevitable. However, considering this is happening on a global scale there is some cause for real optimism here.

Telstra has now revealed a little bit more info on Twitter. They stated that demand for the new phone was “beyond amazing” and their efforts in securing more units sooner were futile as global demands are high and Nokia has limited stock. Telstra mentioned they would be getting limited stock in select stores on the 27th November.

It’s pretty clear that lots of people have been waiting for this phone and it’s quite probable Nokia themselves never expected such high demand. While scarcity does tend to increase the value of a device, too few devices may end up hurting Nokia as potential customers may be put off due to the hassles of procuring one.

Here’s hoping Nokia ramps up production and this launch is as successful as these early signs make it out to be.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve received your Lumia 920 or if, like us, you’re still waiting for devices to be restocked.

Source: Telstra (Twitter) | Via: WPCentral

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Just got my Lumia 920 after work today. The sales rep at the AT&T store I went to said it's their best selling device at the moment. I picked up the last one they had in stock!

Nokia really needs to fire the people who do forecasting/supply chain. Unless this was planned. They stuffed it for the Lumia 800, 900 and now the 920.

MobiCity and MobileCiti are both cagey as to when new stock will arrive
Mobicitys website says dispatch in 5-7, but they still have unfulfilled preorders waiting for the next batch from the supplier...

Authorized retailer here, we got a total of 3 920s and 1 820. We had a few people request them on launch day but they didn't send them to us until today, so they're up for grabs if anyone is in the Ephrata, PA area.

They need to rearrange their stock then. I got the last one at the store near my house last Friday.

However, the US stores will have plenty of stock because people will be returning their phones if they don't address the bluetooth issues.

eric49 said,
They need to rearrange their stock then. I got the last one at the store near my house last Friday.

However, the US stores will have plenty of stock because people will be returning their phones if they don't address the bluetooth issues.

If the bluetooth issue has to do with being able to sync with in-dash BT in cars then I don't think it is a phone issue but rather a BT stack issue with the cars. I hate those units and would never use them....they are flaky at best and a disaster at worst.

eric49 said,
They need to rearrange their stock then. I got the last one at the store near my house last Friday.

However, the US stores will have plenty of stock because people will be returning their phones if they don't address the bluetooth issues.

I too have a Bluetooth issue with my car built-in Bluetooth. My car only allows Bluetooth to make calls and it is bad as it is crackling all the time and static. Yet I have a bluetooth2aux I use for audio, it works fine and very crisp. It has to do with my car built-in Bluetooth. I will not return my phone because of this but hopefully someone comes up with a solution either nokia or maybe my car manufactor.

the stores near me all had a few pieces and all was black or white... none had cyan... one store said that they can order for me but will take at-least 10 days. But as luck would have it one store had a few pieces including cyan. the reason they did not get sold out was because the shop is getting renovation done so they are closing store early. I was able to get the cyan 920 on monday

Telstra still arnt even selling this to Business partners yet

Either they had very little,

Or

Nokia gave them very little...

just like ATT who said Lumia 900 is in huge demand and all they sold in US in a Quater was 300k units(All lumia models)?????

still1 said,
just like ATT who said Lumia 900 is in huge demand and all they sold in US in a Quater was 300k units(All lumia models)?????

why you bother putting negative comment about every single article?

S3P€hR said,

why you bother putting negative comment about every single article?

He is jealous.
Wish he had a lumia 920 because he is stuck with his boring lagggy android device.

still1 said,
just like ATT who said Lumia 900 is in huge demand and all they sold in US in a Quater was 300k units(All lumia models)?????

you know, we get your negativity toward these devices. no further re-emphasis needed from your end..

S3P€hR said,

why you bother putting negative comment about every single article?

He doesn't want Windows Phone to enjoy any success.

still1 said,
just like ATT who said Lumia 900 is in huge demand and all they sold in US in a Quater was 300k units(All lumia models)?????

When i was in the US i noticed people there seem to think Nokia is some crap brand. It just shows that the US market is very insular and ignorant. I remember at the turn of the century people were texting regularly using their nokia phones in NZ and when i traveled to the US at that time they still thought paging was great technology

I asked my AT&T manager at a corporate store here in Southern California about the 920 sales. He stated that more people were coming in for an iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. They had tons of stock on the 920. I guess it all depends on area. Most sales associate still push the iPhone and Android phones while treating Windows Phones like a step-child.

JHBrown said,
I asked my AT&T manager at a corporate store here in Southern California about the 920 sales. He stated that more people were coming in for an iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. They had tons of stock on the 920. I guess it all depends on area. Most sales associate still push the iPhone and Android phones while treating Windows Phones like a step-child.

That's nice. If their stock just isn't selling, tell them to redistribute the units elsewhere. Mine's on back order with no estimated ship date, and I'm sure my retailer could use the gesture.