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The Nokia Lumia 920 was sold out at Clove before inventory arrived


Is the Nokia Lumia 920 going to do for Windows Phone 8 what the Motorola DROID did for Android? Back on November 5th, 2009, Verizon launched the Motorola DROID and the first smartphone to be powered by Android 2.0 quickly changed history. Named the Time Magazine Gadget of the Year for 2009 even though it had been in the market less than 2 months, demand for the DROID kickstarted the Android platform which soon grew to be the largest mobile OS in the world. It is hard to believe, but by May 2010, 6 months after the DROID had been released, iOS had 40% of the global smartphone market while Android owned 26%. Things sure are a lot different today. The latest data for the U.S. alone showed that for the three months ended in November, 53.7% of the smartphone market in the country belonged to Android while 35% was claimed by iOS.



The Nokia Lumia 920 was sold out at Clove before inventory arrived



Microsoft was hoping that one of the Windows Phone 8 handsets that it launched late last year could replicate the success of the Motorola DROID. With BlackBerry 10 set to be introduced before the end of this month, Microsoft has a lot at stake right here and right now. The good news is that the Nokia Lumia 920 is beginning to take off globally. In China, the Nokia Store in Shanghai was twice surrounded by long lines of customers looking to buy the Nokia Lumia 920. The second time, the yellow variant of the phone sold out in 20 minutes.

Another example of the strong demand for Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 8 device comes from U.K. retailer Clove. For the third time, the device sold out from pre-orders placed with Clove even before the phones were received at the store. The shipment will now be sent out next week. According to Clove's website, backordered red and black models of the Nokia Lumia 920 will ship this coming Tuesday. New orders and backorders placed for the white variant will ship next Friday.

In the U.S., billionaire Mark Cuban gave a great endorsement of the Nokia Lumia line by saying that it crushed the Apple iPhone 5 which is why he switched. Actually, while Cuban didn't mention the Nokia Lumia 920 specifically, we're pretty sure that it was the model he had, After all, when you are that wealthy, you typically buy yourself the top of the line for everything.

Maybe a phenomena like Androidmania comes only once in a lifetime, or just maybe the demand for the Nokia Lumia 920 starts to spread through out the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem. Regardless of how this all plays out, the Nokia Lumia 920 certainly has proven itself to be worthy of being a flagship smartphone.

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Author: JM
JM is a tech blogger, web specialist, programmer, mathematician. Founder of many blogs running around the web. Read More →

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