Nokia Lumia 900 to hit AT&T March 18th for $99?
posted by Scott H. / Jan 25, 2012, 1:06 PM
More exciting is the reported price: Consumers purchasing the phone with a two year contract will get it for a less than a Benjamin. Before sales tax anyhow. Still, a $99 price point is very aggressive, so clearly Microsoft and Nokia are coming to play this spring. This price positioning reflects the important that Microsoft and Nokia place on the U.S. market for the future of Windows Phone.
Given the lackluster sales of WP7 so far, this is a smart move. It will come at a time when they are reported to be readying a $100 million dollar marketing campaign in the U.S. Both AT&T and Nokia may benefit from the contrast that will be made with Verizon’s laughable $300 on-contract price point for Android LTE handsets.
No reports of on-contract pricing for international markets yet, but they will most likely vary from country to country anyhow.
Any U.S. customers that are planning to pick up a Lumia 900 for a hundred dollars?
source: BGR via TechCrunch
- 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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Still single core. Thats why its a hundred bucks
posted on Jan 25, 2012, 2:34 PM 1
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Netolic. It does not need more than one core. It is actually just as fast as any of the best iOS or Driod OS out there. It's best if you actually do some research before making a statement that is irrelevant.
posted on Jan 25, 2012, 4:08 PM 8
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I know that, i was not implementing about the perfomance. I wqs mere pointing out the cost of materials used to make this phone and why it ended up 99 bucks only on contract. Single core processors are cheaper than dual cores , right
posted on Jan 25, 2012, 6:20 PM 1
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It's priced at $100 because it (1) makes it more appealing, especially to first-time smartphone owners (2) it makes it more appealing compared to its Windows Phone Mango brethren, the HTC Titan, Titan II, and Samsung Focus S ($199.99), (3) makes it more exclusive/higher-end pricewise than the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 (49.99, smaller screen, fewer features) and (4) if there are giveaways for the device, getting a free phone instead of paying for it or having a contract would be very appealing; (5) There are no dual-core WindowsPhones right now; they are likely to deploy with the Apollo update, likely to be out Q4 2012. WindowsPhone doesn't need dual-core right now, and by the time that it will have dual-core, the power consumption issues that plague most dual-core phones (most excepting the latest Motorolas, it seems), which will be better for the user. Personally the only thing that I would improve on the handset component-wise would be to give it a higher-resolution screen (again, we have to wait for the Apollo update for that) and an external memory slot. Cloud storage is great (25GB free with Microsoft SkyDrive), but I like not having to use my data to access my stuff
posted on Jan 25, 2012, 9:35 PM 1
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Great move from Nokia. This would hurt android more than ios. Why do I say that? Because fandroids themselves have said that ios users are a part of a cult and that we are brainwashed. Which means that we will never abandon our idevices :)
posted on Jan 25, 2012, 5:07 PM 2
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Off subject but have to vent. Cowork wanted new smart phone like everyone in our department. She is so tech illiterate! So I gave her info on htc radar and general info on WP and how easy it is to use. Informed her of live tiles, social integration built into phone, and more! WP so easy built for a person like her. What happens, she came to work with an Android phone. Guess what she told me? The girl rep told her Android is like a mac PC. How do you beat ignorance! My coworker was conned into buying an Android phone!
posted on Jan 25, 2012, 7:18 PM 2
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@lubba...Did you tell her that she was lied to by the sales rep? I guess at the end of the day, your co-worker is going to have to decide on whether to keep the device or not; but this story is nothing new - people walk in with a non android device on their mind, and they allow the sales rep to manipulate them into buying an Android. Please let them try to talk to me about Android - I will kindly 'check' them, and then go home and order the non Android device online!
posted on Jan 25, 2012, 8:13 PM 2
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