Tuesday, April 10, 2012

AT&T's Lumia Salespeople Don't Seem So Hot for the Phone - NYTimes.com

The last time I went to a Verizon store and asked about Windows Phone options, the sales rep tried to talk me into an Android phone or iPhone.  At this point, Verizon only sells one Windows Phone option, the HTC Trophy, for ~four times what a new AT&T Lumia costs via Amazon/AT&T (and that's with a two-year Verizon contract and a $50 on-line order discount).
"A small sampling of AT&T sales specialists at stores in Midtown Manhattan on Monday seemed lukewarm toward the Lumia 900. Three out of four of them said they preferred Apple’s iPhone 4S because of the hundreds of thousands of apps available for it, and one employee firmly recommended against the Lumia because of the smaller app catalog.
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"Even if some retail employees aren’t aggressively selling the Lumia 900, the phone is at least generating strong sales on Amazon.com. As of Monday afternoon, the Lumia 900 was No. 1 on Amazon’s list of top-selling phones, up from No. 5 on Sunday afternoon."
AT&T's Lumia Salespeople Don't Seem So Hot for the Phone - NYTimes.com
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