There had to be a legitimate reason as to why Verizon was no longer offering Lumia Windows Phone devices all of a sudden. We reported on this sudden issue yesterday and we’ve just received an official statement from Microsoft regarding it. Apparently, Verizon is ‘temporarily sold out’ of all Lumia Windows Phone devices.
“VerizonWireless.com has temporarily sold out of Lumia smartphones. We’re looking forward to bringing more Lumias to market with Verizon,” a Microsoft spokesperson told WinBeta today. It’s not clear if ‘more Lumias’ refers to new Windows Phone devices, or just a replenished stock of existing Lumias — which includes the Lumia 822, Lumia 928, and the Lumia ICON. There is also no word on when we can expect to see these devices back in stock on Verizon.
The Lumia ICON is expected to receive the Lumia Denim firmware update sometime this year, and Verizon hasn’t had a great track record for releasing updates on a timely manner. So for those of you on Verizon, you can rest easy knowing that Verizon did not stop selling Lumia devices, rather, they just ran out of stock.Further reading: Microsoft, Verizon, Windows Phone