Nokia U.S. President Thrilled with Sales, Hints at Windows 8 Upgrade

The Lumia 900 has been doing exceptionally well in online stores such as AT&T and Amazon, and Nokia’s U.S. president Chris Weber seems to be pleased with the hardware, despite the delay it has caused in launching the phone across Europe.

“Demand has been outstripping supply for the first couple of weeks, and we’ve been working hard to rectify that. The demand for cyan [phones] is significantly outpacing supply. When you give people something different from a design perspective—colors, etc. —it really stands out, and consumers want that.”

While the Lumia 900 remains an AT&T exclusive for now, Weber hinted that Verizon may be in the works as a future carrier for the handset.

“We’re not making any announcements, but we understand the importance of Verizon and  we’re working hard to make that a reality.”

However, the biggest statement came when Weber spoke of Windows Phone 8 and whether or not the Lumia 900 will be receiving the upgrade.

“Both Nokia and Microsoft understand the importance for consumers to keep their devices fresh and updated. Without any announcements being made, we’re working to make sure people have fresh and updated experiences on any device they may have.”

If Nokia’s track record continues, it’s likely that the Lumia 900 may be the only phone to receive the Windows 8 Apollo upgrade, since the company is within Microsoft’s good graces.


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