The Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone reviews are in, and while reviews are mixed, consumers will ultimately decide whether the new phone is the must have device. But will people like the Lumia 900 enough for Windows Phone to gain traction in America? Probably not, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Kai Korschelt and Avian Securities analyst Matthew Thornton.
Kai Korschelt predicted that AT&T may sell about 680,000 Lumia smartphones per quarter, but only if consumers respond well to the device. And if they don’t, he projects that the sales may be as low as 140,000 units per quarter. Similarly, Thorton also sees relatively lower sales projections of the Lumia 900 for the first three months of sales despite the low pricepoint and carrier promotion.
Emphasis on the U.S. as a launch market is important for the smart phone industry, which China has barely edged out in the last quarter. Microsoft is laying a lot of eggs in a basket that ultimately may not be golden. But what do you think? Do you agree?