You can (once again) pre-order Nokia's Lumia 900 at a Microsoft store
Whatever the reason, interested customers can now head to a Microsoft store and reserve their Lumia 900 with a $25 down payment. You'll be able to pick your phone up on April 8th, and will only have to pay the remainder of the $99 on contract price, which is a steal. Perhaps that’s why AT&T is saying the launch will be their biggest ever?
Actually, this probably relates to their marketing budget, which is sky-high (and we expect largely covered by the deep pockets of Microsoft). A lot is riding on this launch - Microsoft and Nokia need the Lumia 900 to be a hit if they hope to make any significant market gains in the United States prior to Windows Phone 8 this fall. And if they fail it will be very high profile, so there is a "betting the farm" feel to this launch.
Any of you plan to go put one on reserve? Let us know in the comments section!
source: The Verge
1. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)
this sounds good for usa market only $99 plus 2yr contract but will be absolutly brilliant for uk market as handset will be free.might just be my 2nd handset after sgs3
2. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
this is 70 USD cheaper than Lumia 800 when it was sold on the launch event in Singapore; I'd just grab one even with lumia 800 now..
3. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 863; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
It really is a shame that it isn't a more feature rich device, not to mention that it only comes in one flavor (16GB). It was fine for the iPhone to be devoid of so many things... MMS... for the longest time, since the smartphone world, in the USA at least, was in its infancy still. With iOS somewhat mature and still lacking, and Android fairly mature and very feature rich today, Windows Phone is a really tough sell for those who have already bought into iOS or Android. Android users could potentially be convinced to switch though, seeing how way too many of them don't even use their OS for all it's worth. I see that every day as a phone salesman. But good luck bringing iPhone users over.
So although it's a tough sell to current smartphone users in the Android and iPhone camp, I think Microsoft is betting big on that 50% of the market still that doesn't own a smartphone yet. They can definitely make some headway with that group, but again, it's a tough sell against a much more mature iOS which is also bringing in a lot of first time smartphone users.
If only they could get WP updated to include all the stupid stuff that it doesn't have by next month (allow us to send a video through MMS, allow us to send an audio file through MMS, a browser that remembers passwords, no "select all" with copy/paste, can't attach anything other than an image file while writing an email, bluetooth file transfers would be awesome, as would customizing message tones, and HDMI, screen capture, and more of the same apps on Android and iOS), Microsoft would be in a great position.
4. darvisha (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)
I will absolutely grab one. I am tired of the ios which is old and closed. Apple let itself to decide for you. Android was great and it gave me the freedom but it was freezing alot and I could not make best choices unless to waste some time to become professional. WP7 i
has a good taste. I grabbed it last yar and returned it to ATT the next day. They did not have enough aplications then. I do believe they closed the gap and have everyday applications now and there will be more applications coming up.
The OS is smooth and I hope Microsoft free up more resources for developers.
This is the best time to swtch and I am pretty sure that the 1gHz chips can run Windows 8, though it will not support all features.
5. TrainFromUkraine (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
I wonder what a no-commitment price will be?