Lumia 900 pre-order at Microsoft's retail stores

The Lumia 900 smartphone by Nokia was one of the biggest hits of CES 2012. While this has yet to be officially confirmed, AT&T is highly rumored to start selling the smartphone for $99 beginning on March 18. But what if you wanted to put down some money on the phone right now? If you live near one of the Microsoft Store locations, you can do exactly that.

According to The Verge, Microsoft is taking pre-orders for the Windows Phone-based Lumia 900 at its brick and mortar retail locations. You can see if there is one near you on the official Microsoft Store web site. Microsoft is asking people to put down $25 in order to secure your pre-order but Microsoft is still not saying officially what people can expect to pay when the Lumia 900 is finally released.

There's no word if Microsoft will also be accepting pre-orders on its Microsoft Store web site as well. However, you can expect both Microsoft and Nokia to promote the heck out of the Lumia 900 as we get closer to its US launch date.

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willard27 said,
What is this obsession with dual core? Marketing/media hype?

Just because the OS runs silky smooth on a single core, doesn't mean dual core is not needed. People fail to understand applications, particularly games, can take full advantage of multiple cores if present.

That is provided the game is coded to actually use both cores, if not the gain is next to nill.. And to be honest right now virtually all available apps and even the OS on dual core phones is not optimized to use hem anyway.. So you are just burning juice on the extra core(s). Unlike the current dual core phones the Windowsphones dual core hardware will have a properly optimized OS when they arrive..

Xerxes said,

Just because the OS runs silky smooth on a single core, doesn't mean dual core is not needed. People fail to understand applications, particularly games, can take full advantage of multiple cores if present.

The applications and games don't need dual core on WP7 though. They run perfectly fine and with no issue whatsoever on a single core. I guess the OS structure just handles things better than the alternatives...

So, all you would be doing is using more power than you would need. Seems silly to me when battery life is also a consideration for a lot of people.

EDIT: I have no idea what I'm talking about :-P I was just spreading FUD it seems...nevermind me.

Edited by Xerxes, Feb 3 2012, 11:42pm :

I'll wait until there are more apps like Skype, IRC, etc. before I get the 900, but then again. I might skip it for a dual core (if released).

KomaWeiss said,
I'll wait until there are more apps like Skype, IRC, etc. before I get the 900, but then again. I might skip it for a dual core (if released).

There's already good IRC apps in the market.