Nokia Lumia 900 Gets Closer to Launch on AT&T
While Nokia is excited about how its Nokia Lumia 710 has performed on T-Mobile thus far, the real test will be how well its flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 900, does when it arrives in the United States in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, we’re still unclear as to when that is exactly. AT&T, Nokia and Microsoft have remained mum about a Lumia 900 release date thus far. However, we know it’s close as the phone has just passed through the FCC, splayed out for the world to see.
The filing was first discovered by Engadget and it shows off Nokia’s upcoming flagship device torn apart in the wilds. It also includes a full manual for AT&T’s flagship Windows Phone device and we also get a glimpse at where the antenna’s on the device are located.
Nothing earth shattering, but certainly enough to hold those of you interested in the Lumia 900 over until it officially arrives.
As for that, Mobile World Congress is almost over and we have yet to hear anything about an official release date or pricing for the Lumia 900. A little surprising, but we still expect the Lumia 900 to arrive on time in March.
Thus far, the only price tag that we have heard attached to it is that stellar $99 on-contract price. If true, that tag would definitely fall in line with the aggressive pricing strategy that Nokia said it would employ here in the United States.
The company’s first Windows Phone in the U.S. T-Mobile’s Lumia 710, is currently available for free on T-Mobile. Quite the steal and a price that has obviously helped the device exceed Nokia’s expectations.
As for the other Lumia device available in the U.S., the Nokia 800, it’s currently available in a bundle for $899. That’s the only way to get it and it’s unclear if it will ever be sold by itself for a cheaper price.
What this means is that there is a lot riding on the Lumia 900 and its launch and it appears that we don’t have long before we found out what AT&T, Nokia and Microsoft have in store for consumers and Windows Phone enthusiasts in the U.S.