Despite universal praise, Nokia Lumia 1020 sales said to be modest at best

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Getting good reviews doesn’t mean much if no one buys the device. According to an analyst that is exactly what Nokia is going through with the Lumia 1020. Almost all of the early reviews for the Lumia 1020 (ours is coming soon) have praised the Lumia 1020 as being the best Windows Phone device ever. Unfortunately one report suggests sales are not as positive.

Baird analyst William Power made calls last week to AT&T and T-Mobile stores to check up on sales for a number of new smartphones. One of those devices is the Lumia 1020. Power had this to say about the situation:

“Last week, we visited and contacted AT&T stores to gauge early sales of the Nokia Lumia 1020. Reps we spoke with were nearly unanimously positive about the device’s hardware, especially with the performance of the 41-megapixel camera. In contrast, those same reps were quick to point out that early sales were modest at best.”

Power points to the high price tag and the anxiety of switching platforms as reasons why the Lumia 1020 isn’t doing as well as Nokia hoped. We also shared those same concerns when initial reviews started coming out. $300 is a tough pill to swallow for some people, even when you consider the amazing technology inside the 1020. Hopefully sales pick up.

[via BGR]


  • guest

    “Last week, we visited and contacted AT&T stores…” the phone only released on Friday.

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  • JSYOUNG571

    Nokia has gone above the call of duty to produce nice phones as well as some added services. They have done more for a phone then the top companies such as Samsung and HTC. However, they can not do all of the work while Microsoft continues to sit on the pot and do nothing to enhance their services to work with the phones. Let’s face it XBox music sucks, Bing sucks, XBox games suck, Skype sucks, Apps suck, and the update schedule from Microsoft sucks. The only thing that seems to be decent is Outlook, Office and Skydrive. Until Microsoft gets it together, Nokia is going to continue on a downward path. At first, I was against the idea of Nokia producing Android phones, but seeing that Microsoft continues to be sorry, they may not have a choice but to jump ship.