Monday, April 09, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 tops Amazon Wireless sales chart after Easter launch day

It was difficult to find a Nokia Lumia 900 in a retail store on its launch day, Sunday April 8, because it was Easter Sunday. That proved to be a good thing for some, though: the device is currently the top selling smartphone at Amazon's Wireless Store.

That is the black model; the cyan model is currently No. 3, below the RAZR MAXX, which had been No. 1 prior to the Lumia 900's release. Things may change rapidly though; these numbers are as of 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, and earlier, late Sunday, the Lumia 900 was only No. 9 on the list.

Some of the juice to buy from may come from the Internet retailer's price of $50 with a two-year service plan. That is $50 less than AT&T’s price and $150 than the aforementioned RAZR MAXX. Walmart is also selling the Lumia 900 for $50.

AT&T loves to release new devices on Sundays, unless they are the iPhone, which sees its launch dates set by Apple. However, the choice of Easter Sunday is astounding, as so many stores are closed.

In a survey of 39 AT&T stores around Times Square on Easter Sunday, the New York Times found 18 to be closed, 19 which did not answer, and only two which were confirmed open. Those two, however, both said they had no Lumia 900s in stock.

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