Nokia PR has sent the Verge a statement, likely just to make sure they are aware the Nokia Lumia 900 is selling well after all.
On availability of the handset, they state:
Availability: This is the biggest question, and the short answer is that demand for the Nokia Lumia 900 has been such that, while the Lumia 900 can still be found at some locations, we have also seen reports of stock outs at locations (and online channels) across the country â€“ despite regular shipments to restock stores. We are building and shipping devices constantly â€“ so stores are receiving more units to fulfill demand on a regular basis.
In short the handset is selling out in some locations, despite regular restocking.
They also confirm that all new handsets are shipping without the LTE bug, despite the lower firmware number and the request to update the software when connected to Zune:
Software: A couple people have asked about the firmware version on the Nokia Lumia 900 units currently hitting stores (specifically the gloss white units).
Although the firmware version number is the same as the firmware version on the initial run of devices that experienced the memory management issue â€“ in reality, this firmware is the same as the version that is available through the Zune updater â€“ and both do not exhibit the data connectivity side effect.
In short, the Zune update version required a different number in order for the first run devices to identify that an update was available. And while the new versions of the device (i.e. the Gloss White) will see that this software update is available when connected to Zune, in reality â€“ it is the same load of software being downloaded. However, we still would recommend that everyone buying a Lumia 900 go ahead and update their phone, since it is possible some of the original stock could still be in the channel.
They also confirmed that, despite early sales, the white Nokia Lumia 900 was indeed only meant to become available yesterday, on the 22 April 2012.
It is indeed good news that Nokia has been able to officially confirm the handset is still selling out, more than 2 weeks after its release. Lets hope demand is sustained and the Lumia 900 hits that 1 million Q2 target after all.