AT&T bolsters Lumia 900 on its homepage

AT&T bolsters Lumia 900 on its homepage
While Nokia and Microsoft have been going all out promoting various handsets from the Lumia line all around the word, we haven’t seen too much from AT&T. Considering we’re only about a week away from AT&T's launch of the first LTE Windows Phone, it is great to see that AT&T has given some promotional space to the Nokia Lumia 900 on its homepage.

Last week AT&T’s Jeff Bradley boldly proclaimed that the Lumia 900 launch will the biggest in AT&T history, even surpassing the cost of the prior five iPhone launches. That being said, the success of this handset could very well lie in the hands of sales reps at retail stores nationwide.

One criticism from Windows Phone fans has been that sales people, both in AT&T stores and other retailers such as Best Buy, don’t know all that much about Windows Phone and tend to not recommend the platform. Hopefully, AT&T didn’t just invest all of its marking money into glitz and graphics and put a large chuck of it where it needs it the most – its sales people. We’ll find out soon, but based on pre-order sales, it looks like they are headed in the right direction.

AT&T bolsters Lumia 900 on its homepage


source: AT&T via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Well, Nokia is still a popular name, especially with the folks wanting a 'normal' phone. Should be a good starter smartphone for the older folks.

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

You truely have not used windows phone if you think this is a starter smart phone.

5. CannedKarma

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

I believe the comment was looking more at the user friendliness of Windows Phone compared to platforms like Android. In that respect, it is an excellent starter smartphone.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

@CK - yes it was... @xtroid2k - so, having a CINGULAR 8125 and a TILT I do not count, right?

8. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

@ networkdood On the point of whether or not your previous devices count, let me just say that I used to have Windows Mobile 6.x devices. I now have a Windows Phone 7 device. There is a world of difference between the two; WP7 is a new OS from the ground up. That being said, WP7 is indeed a good smartphone for starters because of its simplicity and ease of use. Obviously it does much more than that, but that is the only point you were making.

9. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

To expand on my thoughts.I agree that this is a great starter smartphone because of the UI however the power is there and must not be under estimated. Comparing Windows Mobile to Windows Phone is not even worth argueing as Windows Mobile was a great OS if you new how to use it. I had a great experinece with my xv6800 from verizon. However Windows Phone is a whole different OS and is much better.!

11. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Wp7 is fit for everyone at every level. It is the easiest OS to use guaranteed! There is no need to meddle with options you don't know or understand or in fact unnecessary. Simplicity is the beauty of it. More beautiful is the implementation of live tiles and built in social media.

2. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I hope it will be a succes, Nokia does deserve it once in a while.

4. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

more sales=more apps with lesser price and free apps.

7. phonton

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Good to see some competition brewing!! we don't want "duopoly"

10. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

If I were to get a windows phone again, it would have to be from Nokia. The Samsung focus had too many problems. A Nokia windows phone with nokias new pureview camera would be a dream come true

12. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

And they STILL can't get the "Windows Phone" name right. They write "Windows phone" with a small "p", which is a confusing term for consumers. "I don't want Windows [the desktop version] in my phone!?" ARE THESE CARRIERS EVEN IN THE PHONE GAME OR WHAT? I get so sick and tired of seeing that same spelling mistake, get your s**t together ffs. Show some class, you hobos.

13. akita256

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Went to my local AT&T store today and they had a Lumina 900 that they let me check out. I've been excited about taking a look at the phone and giving it a try. In spite of what we've heard about the AT&T store reps being trained, the guy I talked to (who has been there a long time) didn't have a clue about how the phone worked. I played with it a while but, sadly, came away a bit disappointed and I'm not even sure why. I had at first thought I might buy the phone when it goes on sale on Sunday, but I don't think I will be interested in it. Guess I'll keep on looking for the next "greatest" phone.

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