Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone Selling for $99
Nokia's high-end Lumia 900 is selling for $99 with a two-year contract from AT&T, in a sign of the company's need for a hit smartphone.AT&T will sell Nokias high-end Lumia 900 smartphone for $99.99 with a two-year contract in the United States. The device, which boasts Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and a 4.3-inch ClearBlack active-matrix organic LED (AMOLED) display, will go on sale exclusively from the carrier April 8. Other features of the smartphone include support for AT&Ts 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network, a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics (paired with a front-end aperture for video conferencing), and a selection of preloaded apps, including the ESPN sports hub and Nokia Drive turn-by-turn navigation.
Compare that to Nokias Lumia 710, which sells for $49.99 with a two-year contract and features a 3.7-inch screen in addition to a 5-megapixel camera. The Finnish phone maker hopes that a collection of Windows Phone devices at a variety of price points will allow it to reclaim the initiative in a consumer market dominated in large part by Apples iPhone and the growing family of Google Android handsets. Its willingness to cut the price of the Lumia 900 to midrange smartphone levels speaks to the desire to make that consumer adoption as rapid as humanly possible.