Lumia 900 gets priced at $19.99 or $49.99 on Amazon.com

While Nokia and AT&T made the rather odd decision to launch the Lumia 900 on Easter Sunday, when many of AT&T's stores were closed, the smartphone seems to be doing pretty well in terms of sales. The black version of the Windows Phone-powered device is still the number one best selling smartphone (with a service contract) on Amazon.com as of this writing.

The blue version of the smartphone is also at number three on the list, behind that of the Motorola Droid Razer MAXX. That's an impressive start and it shows that some people are willing to try out a Windows Phone device.

Even more impressive is the fact that at the moment, the Lumia 900 is on sale for a mere $49.99 for new AT&T customers with a two year contract at Amazon.com or if you are adding a new line to an existing contract; that's a 50 percent savings from its normal $99.99 price.

If you already own an AT&T smartphone and want to extend your two year contract on your existing line, the price for a new Lumia 900 goes down a whopping 80 percent to a mere $19.99.

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12 Comments

SiLeNtDeAtH said,
You know what? WE GET IT. They launched on Easter Sunday, when the stores were closed. For the 100th time.

Good lord.


You know what? WE GET IT. People have a problem with the news being report with the facts. For the 100th time.

SiLeNtDeAtH said,
You know what? WE GET IT. They launched on Easter Sunday, when the stores were closed. For the 100th time.

Good lord.

This is the first time I see this mentioned. Also not everyone lives in the US and are aware of holidays.

Shane Ekanayake said,
19.99 for a flagship smartphone O.o

Realize what the base price is. Talking a savings of $80 because its a two year contract. Compare that to phones that normally cost $400-$600 and are sold for $199 on a two year contract. Nokia will quickly make the $80 back due to the contracts attached.

Tuishimi said,
THe 19.99 extension is only applicable at the end of almost 2 years... I just tried to see...

So the same time frame when people are normally allowed to upgrade for the reduced price as if they were making a new contract?

I'd imagine the low price is due to Nokia trying to get it's foot in the door and hoping to follow up with an equally impressive sequel. I bet they don't price that at $20 + contract when it come out. This is a loss leader for future gain, I see it's merits but will they pull it off?

When you buy apps/music and have gotten used to a particular brand of smartphone. It's kind of like a bank account, once you've got it, you'd be hard pressed to move it due to the hassles involved with a different OS.

imachip said,
I'd imagine the low price is due to Nokia trying to get it's foot in the door and hoping to follow up with an equally impressive sequel. I bet they don't price that at $20 + contract when it come out. This is a loss leader for future gain, I see it's merits but will they pull it off?

When you buy apps/music and have gotten used to a particular brand of smartphone. It's kind of like a bank account, once you've got it, you'd be hard pressed to move it due to the hassles involved with a different OS.


The official business term for this is "Switching Costs" and makes sense considering how late into the game they seem to be. A super cheap Android that is probably out dated by its own standards or the latest windows phone for the same price. Easy selling point.

Still confuses me that you have to pay for a contract phone in the U.S.. If you sign up to any contract here the phones given to you for free as long as its $49 a month or more.

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