Nokia Lumia 1520

We are just a few hours away from the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone over at AT&T and some are receiving emails from AT&T and the Microsoft Store they would rather not read.

Citing overwhelming demand both AT&T and Microsoft's online store dispatched emails and text messages to customers alerting them that their Nokia Lumia 1520 would not be arriving as first planned.

The message was brief,

“Because of overwhelming demand, your Nokia Lumia 1520 order is delayed in shipping. As soon as your shipping label is printed, we'll send you an email with the tracking information. You can also track your order on our site.”

There was no mention as to how long the delay is expected but one reader reports that the message from AT&T indicated to expect delivery on or before December 2, 2013.

To help ease the pain of the delay, the Microsoft Store has included a promotional code for $25 off your next purchase from Microsoft’s online store.  Shame they couldn’t throw in free overnight shipping as well to help minimize the delay.

We aren’t sure if this is a case where pre-order demand simply outnumbered inventory or how this will affect in-store purchases tomorrow.  Should we pick up on any additional information, we'll be sure to pass it on.

Regardless, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.

Thanks, everyone for the tips!