“On Monday morning, the day after the U.S. launch of the Lumia 900 — the device with which Nokia and Microsoft hope to challenge Apple’s and Google Android’s growing dominance of the global smartphone market — I searched the Internet for photographs or videos of customers lining up to buy it,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“I needn’t have bothered,” P.E.D. reports. “The New York Times’ Nick Binton spent much of the big day — April 8, 2012 — calling every AT&T store within five miles of New York City to see how sales were going. Nineteen didn’t answer the phone, 18 played a tape saying they were closed for Easter Sunday, 2 AT&T resellers were open but said they didn’t have the Lumia 900 yet.”

P.E.D. asks incredulously, “Wait. Easter Sunday?”

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