Nokia is out of stock and it hurts
I have been suspecting it for quite some time, but anecdotal evidence seems more and more to become a certainty. Nokia is not able to ship sufficient quantities of their new Lumia models, especially when it comes to the Lumia 920 flagship device.
I for my part ordered a white Lumia 920 at the beginning of November from Cyberport (Germany). After postponing delivery several times by two, they now send me an email that it will be not on stock "until further notice".
Clove is also out of stock and already knows they'll be getting nothing until mid January. And the situation seems to be more or less the same all over the world.
My point is here not how this shows good demand for the Lumias, but about the fact that Nokia is losing BIG money and market share because they just can't get the devices out quickly enough,
So that's probably what Steve Elop was talking about on the Q3 conference call, when he said Q4 would be hurt by slow production ramp up.
As a Nokia share holder I wonder how this will affect 2012 results, when the situation will be fixed and why that could all happen in the first place, since it seems that Nokia was already expecting the problem, when they even could not know how strong demand would actually be.
I'd appreciate any insights someone could share and where in Germany a Lumia 920 would actually be on stock to get one (for about the normal price of € 599,- like on my original order).