9/16/2009 11:42:00 AM
Dealers hit by more Nokia shortages
Dealers and distributors have been struggling to source Nokia handsets for the past month and have complained of particular difficulties with the 6700.
The phone has been in short supply throughout August and is only just beginning to be available again.
Dealers and distributors cited a number of reasons for difficulties in sourcing the 6700.
One distributor said: ‘There has been a shortage of Nokia handsets and we have been told there have been some component issues, but that they have now been resolved.’
One dealer said: ‘We waited eight weeks for some 6700s and received a delivery a few days ago, but only 10.’
Some believe the market has been ‘under forecast’ and there is a global shortage.
Nokia said: ‘The N97, 6700, 6303 and 5800 are currently selling strongly across all channels. On some occasions, there has been a short delay in supply arriving from our factories into the UK and being distributed to our customers.