Since the Nokia Lumia 900 went on sale last Sunday (on Easter), neither AT&T nor Nokia have released any official sales numbers. We do know that AT&T has said that they believe this launch will be the company’s biggest, which is a tall order to fill, when consider the massive sales of Apple’s iPhone 4S, which sold over one million units in its launch weekend (on AT&T only).
While it may not be specific sales data, AT&T’s President of Retail, Paul Roth, went on record as saying that the Lumia 900 has exceed their expectations. Now this can be taken in one of two ways, either AT&T’s estimates were low and the Lumia barely crawled over it, or the Lumia 900 actually performed really well and shattered rather high expectations set by AT&T. Unfortunately we won’t know which is the case, until some hard numbers are announced by either AT&T or Nokia.
One thing that is certain, is that Nokia could be hurting either way. If sales are low, that doesn’t bode well for a company that’s betting their entire future on a new OS and trying to gain some foothold back in the United States. If sales are good, it could also be bad, as there have been a lot of reports of data failure on the new Lumia 900, and in order to make customers happy, Nokia is issuing a $100 credit back to customers, essentially making the phone they paid for, free. In the end, the more they sell and the more people complain, they could potentially lose millions in refunds.
There are some positives in light of all the negatives being reported, Amazon.com has listed the Nokia Lumia 900 at the top of its hot selling phones list and the device has been sold out at many AT&T corporate retails stores within just a few days of its release. One way to look at the the launch of the Lumia 900 is that a lot of phones have issues when they are first released, even the iPhone 4 had the Antenna-gate issue, the iPhone 4S had problems with Siri, the HTC EVO 4G had displays that were peeling up, but yet, all these devices went on to sell millions and were very popular. So I think if we give the Nokia some time, they’ll squash the bugs and have a hit on their hands.
Source: WP Life