Previously, Windows 8 Update reported on how the Nokia Lumia 920 was put up by Best Buy for preorder only to be pulled about 24 hours later. At the time I suggested it was unlikely that all four color variants could have sold out and that it was probably pulled for another reason. Looks like I was wrong.

Today Best Buy has updated its status for the Lumia 920 listing it as “SOLD OUT ONLINE”. Does this mean that Onuora was wrong when he suggested AT&T was a bad move for Nokia? Are they really flying off the shelves?

Maybe not, it seems that Best Buy might have just had extremely low stock levels to begin with. Rumors suggest Best Buy had as little as 200 handsets for their online portal. Even though Windows Phone 8 might not be as hot-selling as Android and iOS alternatives are right now, that is still a crazy low amount of devices for a launch.

It is also possible that these rumors of just 200 Lumia 920s were circulated to downplay how well Nokia’s latest Windows Phone 8 device is really doing in the preorder world.

I’m really curious about the Lumia 920, but not curious enough to make a switch to AT&T. In time we shall see if AT&T exclusivity was a good move for Nokia or not. What do you think, is it possible that Best Buy had so few handsets to offer in the first place? Are you considering the Lumia 920 through AT&T or will you opt for another Windows Phone 8 handset?

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  • S. Kyle Davis

    What carrier are you on? There’s still hope, for example, of a 922 coming to Verizon (if they can sort out verizon’s spying issues), and an 820 variant is coming to T-Mobile.

    • Andrew_Grush

      I have Verizon for phone, U.S. Cellular for mobile broadband access. Yes, I hope we do in fact get the 922 for Verizon. Very interested in what Nokia will have to offer on the Big Red.

  • DCJason

    Why would Best Buy only have 200 handsets? I mean, really? Maybe one store but not the whole chain! Best Buy better get their stock in order otherwise they’ll be left out in the (winter) cold. Are suppliers underestimating of the number of people who are waiting to purchase a new Windows 8 Phone and/or a new Windows 8 laptop/computer? My phone contract ended 2 years ago and fortunately I wasn’t desperate enough to purchase the Window 7 phone so I’m ready. My unsmart phone and 6-year-old laptop are both begging to be replaced. I’ve requested Microsoft Store gift cards as Christmas presents and my post-Christmas budget is all planned. I know other friends/colleagues who are also waiting for everything Windows 8 to come out. I’m just so happy I’ll have more than one hardware choice for a Windows 8 phone (unlike the iPhone). Not sure what is wrong with ATT….their pricing plans are better than others.