Channel checks by Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt from 15 AT&T stores found the Nokia Lumia 900 is continuing to sell â€œreasonably wellâ€.
In fact he found according to most stores it was the second-best seller after the iPhone. This of course agreed with Canaccord Genuity similar findings.
He also looked at the HTC One X, and found it was also selling â€œreasonably wellâ€, but logically worse than the Lumia 900.
Our conversations with store reps indicated no signs of Lumia demand â€œfalling off a cliffâ€ following the reasonably strong launch week. Clearly, at $99 and with very noticeable retail store support from AT&T reps, the Lumia launch in the US was built for volume. We are still skeptical that demand can remain strong as the HTC One X ramp continues, the Galaxy S III launch occurs, and the iPhone 5 hits later this year, but we continue to be we continue to be impressed with sell through trends in the meantime. Notably the hold music for all AT&T stores across the country invites listeners to behold the â€œbeautifully differentâ€ Nokia Lumia 900, and store reps are clearly pushing the product heavily,â€ writes McCourt.
If Nokia can withstand the onslaught of what will likely be the most anticipated Android handset until the Samsung Galaxy 3 they will have done a very good job indeed.