Nokia Lumia 1020 shows demand by selling out at Indian retailer before official launch
The Lumia 1020 by Nokia continues to launch around the world and soon India will be able to get its hand on the Windows Phone in stores. Until Nokia officially launches the product in the region, consumers have been able to place pre-orders at participating retailers, including Snapdeal. The retailer has now sold out of the Lumia 1020 in yellow, black and white.
Why is this worth noting? India has been a stronghold for the Lumia 520, an affordable Windows Phone. Reports have been published recently that pointed at Microsoft and partners struggling to push high-end hardware, in favour of cheaper devices. Since India appears to have warmed to the expensive Lumia 1020, we can safely assume this is not the case. That's the good news.
The not-so-good news is that we could be witnessing lack of supply with only a handful of units available. Other retailers, including Flipkart and Saholic have the Windows Phone listed as coming soon. Expect to see more availability, but early signs are positive for now.
Source: Snapdeal, via: PhonesTabs; thanks, Sumit, for the heads up!
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