We’ve all heard the reports that Nokia’s Lumia 920 is selling out amongst retailers, although to be fair some have questioned if this might be due to a lack of supply rather than actual excitement of the product. However at the rate the Lumia 920 is topping AT&T’s charts on Amazon, it’s safe to say that there is a certain amount of excitement surrounding the Windows Phone 8 handset, but at the same time it seems that the skeptics might have been right about the short supply. In a conference call with leading investors and analysts, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop admitted that sales of the device would have been a lot faster had there not been any supply-side issues.
While some of the supply issues were legitimate, Elop admits that they decided to introduce the Lumia 920 in a very deliberate and thoughtful manner. Apparently they were worried that the phone might not be met well which would then leave them with a surplus of units that were unsold. However like we said earlier, some of those supply constraints are for real and Elop has stated that they are working with their suppliers to rectify the issue which apparently is still ongoing. Elop also expressed his pleasure at the way the Lumia 920 has been received and believes that they are off to a good start. In any case hopefully those supply constraints will be addressed and resolved, and hopefully Nokia will not run into any of those issues when their next flagship phone is released.