This afternoon we received a tip from Ian Goh on Twitter advising that the Nexus 4 no longer appears on the Harvey Norman website. See for yourself — a search for the Nexus 4 reveals no listings whatsoever.
We’ve known that for the last week or so — in fact, pretty much since the Nexus 4 went on sale there — that Harvey Norman’s website has displayed virtually zero stock availability for the Nexus 4. Could this simply be an acceptance of reality? That is, no stock foreseeable for the next little while, thus let’s simply not advertise it for now?
@Ausdroid Harvey Norman not selling nexus 4 anymore? It's off their website.
— Ian Goh (@iangohs) February 13, 2013
We can’t be sure, but given what Harvey Norman have told us about their decision to stock and sell the Nexus 4, this seems unlikely to be a permanent thing, an end of the experiment if you will. We’ve been advised directly by Harvey Norman that they plan to have a second batch of stock come March 2013, and we’ve not heard any changes to that prediction.
Not only have LG told us that they have great hopes for the Nexus 4 being sold at Harvey Norman, but LG have also said — separately — that Nexus 4 stock should be increasingly available from Mid February, and we should start to see the impact of that in Australia very soon.
Let’s hope this disappearance from Harvey Norman is just a temporary thing, and the Nexus 4 returns to bricks and mortar availability soon.