Nokia today updated a few things surrounding the Nokia Lumia 900 sales in the US. Apparently they are selling like hot cakes, and Nokia is working hard to fulfill the high demand. Here are details:
Availability: The demand for the Nokia Lumia 900 has been such that, while the Lumia 900 can still be found at some locations, Nokia and ATT have also seen reports of stock outs at locations (and online channels) across the country - despite regular shipments to restock stores. Nokia is building and shipping devices constantly - so stores are receiving more units to fulfill demand on a regular basis.
Gloss White Version: The Nokia Lumia 900 in gloss white did make its "official" appearance in stores yesterday (Sunday, April 22).
Software: Although the firmware version number is the same as the firmware version on the initial run of devices that experienced the memory management issue - in reality, this firmware is the same as the version that is available through the Zune updater - 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 - it is the same load of software being downloaded. However, Nokia 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.