Published on April 12th, 2012 | by Paterson Prosper1
Lumia 900 sales have ‘exceeded’ expectations, says AT&T retail chief
Considering this phone is still #1 on Amazon and has sold out in most stores, I would think that number is pretty nice whatever it is. Wouldn’t be surprised if Nokia sold more than a million for the month. You can also go here to check out Lifestylesdefined’s review of the Lumia 900.
Neither Nokia nor AT&T have yet given much guidance on how the vaunted Lumia 900 has been performing at retail in its first few days of availability, but a Wall Street Journal piece on Espoo’s disappointing earnings guidance yesterday gives a bit of a clue. Paul Roth — president of AT&T’s retail sales and service operation — noted to the paper that sales have "exceeded" expectations and that some stores have sold out of units, particularly the cyan model, something we observed ourselves. Roth went on to call Nokia’s effort around the 900 "pretty bold," no surprise considering the importance Nokia has been placing in establishing a new foothold in an American market that it largely abandoned over the last several years.
Of course, "exceeding expectations" could mean just about anything — we don’t know what AT&T’s original projections were, or if they matched up with Nokia’s — but it’s a sliver of hope for a company that desperately needs a big hit.
via The Verge