Nokia Lumia 900 on backorder at Amazon; tops online retailer's AT&T Best Sellers list

Nokia Lumia 900 on backorder at Amazon; tops online retailer's AT&T Best Sellers list
After just a couple of days of being available for pre-orders, the Nokia Lumia 900 has made quite an impression. Not only are there indications that AT&T has sold through its inventory held aside for pre-orders, but now Amazon is listing the device as being on backorder. This heavy demand for the Nokia Lumia 900 should warm the cockles of the hearts of Microsoft and Nokia executives. And it also has placed the model in the top two spots on Amazon's Best Sellers list for AT&T.

As we told you yesterday, Amazon is offering the Nokia Lumia 900 for a bright shiny penny (although word is that they will accept a scuffed up coin) for new AT&T customers. If you are an existing AT&T account holder willing to get tied up for an additional two years, the phone will cost you $119.99. And if you are a customer of the carrier and want to add another line to a family account, the cost will be $139.99. Off contract, the Nokia Lumia 900 will run you $499.99. The phone will launch in stores on April 8th.

As we alluded to above, the Nokia Lumia 900 has captured the top two spots in Amazon's Best Sellers list for AT&T. The black model is on top with the cyan model right behind it. In case you were wondering which phone is on the top of Amazon's Best Sellers list regardless of carrier, it is the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX with its long lasting 3,300mAh battery.

source: Amazon via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1830 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.8



27. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

I love Windows Phone. I find it aesthetically pleasing and I think it has the most innovative interface out of the major mobile OS's out now. I hope it does well and I'm gonna have a real hard time choosing between Android and Windows Phone Apollo once my upgrade comes... Good job with this phone.

26. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Lumia 900 is good looking.. let this be a help to the windows phone strategy of Nokia to establish a strong foundation.. All the best Nokia and by the way GOOD PRICING too..

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I think Nokia and Windows will make a move this year. It should be interesting to see how things shake out between iOS, Windows and android.

18. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Job well done Steve and Stephen!!! Best of luck!!!

16. Carlitos

Posts: 706; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

This is like the DROID X for windows phones! Or maybe the G1. ! I wish Windows the best luck. Hope they can make it through the android and apple rough competition.

15. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Compared to Android phones in this price range, it blows them away. Im really hoping windows OS is a streamlined user experience like I said in a previous post. Updates on the devices that can handle it. Not like android that leaves some of us in the dust even if the device is capable. And Apple only offers the iPhone, so thats not even an option.

14. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

That's an attractive phone at an attractive price. The phone OS wars appear to shaping into a good 3 man race. Wasn't there a Lumia 910 model I'd heard about too? Or was that some analyst's speculation? Maybe some carrier specific designation?

10. T00muchF00D

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

I've been saying it for months and ill say it again...come upgrade....nothing is stopping me from getting this phone. Best phone ever!

9. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Good for Nokia and MS.

7. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

AT&T can get more money out this phone than the iphone if they manage to sell it right. Apple charges charges the hell out of the carriers just to have the iphone, so it makes sense that AT&T tries to sell as many Lumia 900 as they can and make it popular.

12. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I agree. But how long will MS and Nokia be able to keep up paying out all the money needed to get it noticed. If its free, one penny or even $99 bucks, that will draw a Hugh crowd at first. And of course paying the AT&T reps the extra incentives to push these devices help, but will the do the same for VZW, Sprint, T-Mobile??? And what about the regional carriers? The Pre sold like wildfire on Sprint when it first came out, but its not doing so well right now. MS has to jazz up that UI just enough to fit squarely between iOS and Android, and create a whole new buzz. But I hope they do well. The more competition the other OSs and OEMs have, the better the next line up of products we will have to choose from.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

WP7 already has better app support than Pre and the users dominate with positive reviews on the devices. I'll agree that it needs to be a little more user customizable, but it also needs to go after iOS as the phone of choice for gamers and crank out some must have titles. Being connected to XBL gives it a huge advantage, if it does it right. With apollo's multicore update, I think we will see just that. Besides, its the whole "give em the first one free, get em hooked, and they will come back for life" tactic they are using. Once you get tied into an ecosystem you are much more likely to keep buying the same system for upgrades. They are creating future $$ by giving away the products now. A tactic that only massive companies like MS can afford to do. Also one that proves how much more seriously they are taking WP7 then they ever did with Windows 5/6xx

28. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I agree with you on a all points. The 900 looks great, but as a Mac and PS3 user...I'm struggling to find a reason to get any WP7 device. Xbox live doesn't move me and WP7 from what I understand doesn't play well with Mac. So for me, it just doesn't work. As for the typical user, I'm sure they'll find it to be a great device. But MS's ecosystem doesn't feel as seamless as Apple's. And apps aren't enough to keep most people with an OS they aren't happy with. I think most iOS fans keep buying the newest iPhone because they like the iPhone, not because they don't want to give up the $40 or $50 worth of apps they have on it. MS needs to start talking to other OEMs. Get them on board, and WP7 may just survive.

31. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

So right you are! With the Tablets, Laptops, PC's, Phones and Xbox's all somewhat on the same page, Windows Phone 8 can and will be successful. It will happen more quickly is M$ add customization to Apollo with its multi cores in the themes catagory and adding a removable SD card slot for memory expansion. M$ can still have tight grips like Apple but a little loose like Android or Windows Mobile LOL. But no OEM customization.

5. ron1niro

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Where are the trolls? "Oh, this phone will flop, nobody wants windows phone, nokia is dead". I'm not seeing any of those comments yet, where are you? Say something haters

8. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Why does someone have to be a hater because they think the phone/OS will flop? I have always loved Nokia phones, but never liked Windows so of course I don't see Nokia making a huge comeback with WP7 ONLY! I think they should swallow their pride and make a few Android devices too. Windows is boring to look at and I personally think a Nokia flavored Droid would kill! But that doesn't make me a hater. :)

11. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

yeah. i just love to see Nokia succeed because they deserve it. i am not really a fan of wp7 though.

13. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

I never understand that comment. How is windows boring? I am just curious as to what makes the home-screen "exciting" in someones eyes. I have an Android and I get tired of trying to find the right background that doesn't interfere with the icons. You know trying to fit your icons so they won't be over the eyes or in the face or whatever. The backgrounds never work so my background is usually a colored one.

20. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

LOL, I know many of us Android fans say it a lot, but i can only speak for myself. I would like to see something other then plain old blocks and sliding from side to side, up and down. I love the moving backgrounds, widgets and transition effects that Android has to offer. I think I may be spoiled by it actually. And I really like all the control I have over my device. But I also know what you mean about the pictures and icons clashing. One widget that I think you might like is "Multiframe Widget" by A04. It's a picture frame widget that you can assign to multiple screens and multiple pictures per screen. So I have widgets on all but my home screen and I still have my live wallpaper background... WIN-WIN!

24. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

That is one thing I love about Android. You have a problem-- someone somewhere has a solution or work around for you! I knew I wasn't the only one with that issue. You have saved my sanity. Thanks!!

25. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

No prob my friend!

30. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I love Windows but I like Android as well. I hope with Windows Phone 8 and multi cores we can have more theme customization with live backgrounds, pictures, and colors. The Samsung Galaxy Note is nice.

34. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It's not just pride, it's money and market penetration. With all the companies making Androids, it'd be difficult for Nokia to be more desirable than, say, a Galaxy S2 or HTC One X, because Nokia hasn't traditionally been about super-extreme cutting-edge components and one-upmanship, but cutting-edge ideas with (nearly) flawless excecution. To be fair, that's really difficult to do with Android. Nokia also did the sensible thing and streamlined their product lineup over the last few years. There used to be about a new Nokia every week it seemed, now it's on a steadier every-few-months pace, which keeps the old products' shelf life longer in a good way, and also keeps the value of the products up as well. Microsoft also gave Nokia a lot of money to tide them over during their transisiton to a different main OS, which is something Google probably wouldn't have done, or every Android-making company would want a handout. Don't get me wrong, I like Android (prefer Symbian myself, but that's me, I use both) but after having a G2, which was cutting edge for just a little while, then a Sensation, which was quickly superceded by the Amaze, I am comforted to know that my trusty C7 only gets upstaged by a device like the 808 PureView, which is a serious upgrade on all fronts, not just something small like a slightly bigger screen or slightly tweaked camera like the primary differences between the Sensation and Amaze

19. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

We're waiting for whoever wrote the article to say April fools. First you have 2 keep in mind At&t obviously has the most gulible customers. & If they were selling the Galaxy Note for 1ยข, I am sure sales would be even higher. LOL Btw Windows & Nokia talk alotta smack. So turnabout is fair play :)

33. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

uh...U really missed this article: "Microsoft to pay AT&T reps $200 million in the U.S. to recommend Windows Phone models" Now u know, why it selling so well.

35. monsieurturtle

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

Carriers actually do this for a lot of phones. Just a few months ago, I was looking at the phones in an AT&T store and overheard the manager elaborating on what phones attendants could push (for commission bonuses). Interesting, he was telling them to focus on Blackberry.

4. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

nice job NOKIA nd MICROOOO


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

All-so there should be????? Or well done NOKIA+ANDROID

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

An encouraging situation

2. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Maybe Windows Phone will be a success now?

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