News spread fast a couple of days ago that the much-awaited Nokia Lumia 920 had been released in the Philippines with a suggested retail price of Php26,990. This, after several months of being delayed (as far back as December).
However, a quick survey from all the Nokia Stores that are selling the handset resulted in shortage of stocks so we asked from some sources that revealed a very low supply of the Lumia 920.
Apparently, one of the two biggest importers/distributors of Nokia phones in the Philippines only shipped 15 units. We’re assuming the other distributor might have shipped the same number as well. One store down south (Vis/Min) only received one (1) unit to sell in their concept store. It’s still unsure how many units the other distributor shipped but our guess is the same as the other.
If our estimates are correct, then around a total of 30 units of the Lumia 920 are available in Nokia Stores nationwide (of course, that does not include the parallel imports or gray market units).
The reason for the very limited release could be a supply issue. At least, with this initial shipment, Nokia is able to send out news that they are able to finally release the Lumia 920 after being delayed for about 3 months.