Nokia Lumia 900 on sale April 8 for $100.00

If you have been waiting to hear more about when the Lumia 900 will go on sale, today is a good day. Cnet has been told by AT&T that the Lumia 900 will go on sale April 8th with a price tag of just $100.00

April 8th has been rumored for a few weeks and the $100 price tag has been mentioned previously as well. The big key here is the price, at $100.00, this device will surely attract attention as it carries the well respected Nokia brand name, LTE, 4.3in display, 8MP rear camera and of course runs Microsoft latest Windows Phone OS.

Neowin got to play with a pre-production build of the device back at CES and came away modestly impressed with the device at that time. You can see our initial hands on here but know that Nokia has created a device that will surely win the hearts of many, especially at the $100 price point.

How well the Lumia 900 will sell remains to be seen; but seeing as Nokia has gone all out with marketing in other regions, we fully expect the company to bombard the US with advertisements as it brings its flagship device to the US.

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I like the Nokia Lumina series IMO they have the best Windows Phones. Also, to ask does anyone have issues with Windows Phone freezing on the messaging thread screen(Cant go to home screen, buttons read response but the screen stays)? It does this on my g/f's Samsung and you have to pull the battery to reset it.

ThePitt said,
ok, whats the catch?

LOL! That's what I'm saying. They are probably going to load it up with crapware and the contract for it is going to be EXPENSIVE.....

butilikethecookie said,

LOL! That's what I'm saying. They are probably going to load it up with crapware and the contract for it is going to be EXPENSIVE.....

Crapware? Takes only a second to uninstall. Very easy.

Expensive contract? No more expensive than any other smartphone contract.

$499 out of contract is too expensive. That sucks, ive been waiting for this thing, but $399 was my limit. The phone is pretty, and the OS is awesome, but I just cant justify that price knowing in less than 6 months WP8 will be out, with more up to date hardware.

MikeInBA said,
$499 out of contract is too expensive. That sucks, ive been waiting for this thing, but $399 was my limit. The phone is pretty, and the OS is awesome, but I just cant justify that price knowing in less than 6 months WP8 will be out, with more up to date hardware.
Wasn't this phone listed to get the Windows Phone 8 Upgrade? Why wait?

Nexus69 said,
Wasn't this phone listed to get the Windows Phone 8 Upgrade? Why wait?

because the rumor mill is churning with "OMG WP8 Nokia phonz hardware isdabombbbb". And my next phone has to last...

MikeInBA said,
$499 out of contract is too expensive. That sucks, ive been waiting for this thing, but $399 was my limit. The phone is pretty, and the OS is awesome, but I just cant justify that price knowing in less than 6 months WP8 will be out, with more up to date hardware.

That story will always ring true in tech... In 6 months you'll have some newer, faster, cheaper device being launched... If you keep waiting then you'll never own

I'm sure the Lumia 900 will be running WP8 in 6 months. Would be suicide for Microsoft to become Android when it comes to updates.

****in'hell! Will you look at the monthly cost of this beast?
[2 yrs * $60+/mo = $1440] +$36 + $99 = $1575 (full price)
From AT&T:
Limited-time offer. Nokia Lumia 900 requires a new 2-yr wireless agreement with voice (min $39.99/mo) and min monthly data plan ($20/mo). Subject to Wireless Customer Agrmt. Credit approval req'd. Activ fee $36/line. Geographic, usage and other terms, conditions and restrictions apply, and may result in svc termination. Coverage and svcs not avail everywhere. Taxes and other charges apply. Data (att.com/dataplans): If usage exceeds your monthly data allowance, you will automatically be charged overage for additional data provided. Early Termination Fee (att.com/equipmentETF): After 30 days, ETF up to $325. Restocking fee up to $35. Other Monthly Charges/line may include a Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge (up to $1.25), a gross receipts surcharge, federal and state universal svc charges, fees and charges for other gov't assessments.

pocaracas said,
****in'hell! Will you look at the monthly cost of this beast?
[2 yrs * $60+/mo = $1440] +$36 + $99 = $1575 (full price)

Doesn't AT&T make you get voice and data for any smartphone they sell you? It wouldn't do very much without service.

Enron said,

Doesn't AT&T make you get voice and data for any smartphone they sell you? It wouldn't do very much without service.

I don't know about AT&T but over here Telefonica forces you into the most expensive data & voice plans if you want to get an iPhone.

$60/month doesn't sound cheap to me, and you don't even get unlimited data.

bushbrother said,
Thats $100 WITH a 24 month contract I am guessing??

How much SIM free?


They are going for over $800 right now on eBay but that's obviously inflated due to that current availability of them right now.

bushbrother said,
Thats $100 WITH a 24 month contract I am guessing??

How much SIM free?


If you are buying off-contract, I'd rather wait and buy it SIM free. You won't get hosed for updates by AT&T at least.

But how much OFF contract? I did the 2yr renewal when the Samsung Focus first came out (I was first in line at our AT&T store), so I still have time left before I can renew. So, how much to buy it outright?

ScubaDog said,
But how much OFF contract? I did the 2yr renewal when the Samsung Focus first came out (I was first in line at our AT&T store), so I still have time left before I can renew. So, how much to buy it outright?

Probably $499.99

blachole said,
This is the only phone I would think about replacing my iPhone 4S with..

Same here, I've just invested so much into the iOS ecosystem with Apps....

McKay said,

Same here, I've just invested so much into the iOS ecosystem with Apps....

Isn't it mostly games that you have already completed?

blachole said,
This is the only phone I would think about replacing my iPhone 4S with..

I replaced iPhone 4 with Titan and couldn't be happier except for Camera which is 16mp on the Titan II I will be getting. I use iPad for the one fitness app and Infinity Blade. The best Navigation App, Navigon, is on Windows Phone for 29.95, bought, and is fabulous. Better performance than on iPhone. With the LTEs, I will permanently retire the iPhone 4. Going back now after the Titan is like squinting anyway. Once you go Titan, you can't go back to that tiny screen and will wonder how you ever did.

Why is it that you constantly keep complaining about the prices here in the Netherlands when in fact you can get better deals here?

Neobond said,
Thats so cheap for the quality of the hardware, wish we had those sorts of deals in The Netherlands lol.

Believe me deals in Europe are faaaar better than the deals in the United States. I lived in the Netherlands for 7 years. I know it by experience.

AtriusNY said,
Believe me deals in Europe are faaaar better than the deals in the United States. I lived in the Netherlands for 7 years. I know it by experience.

Neobond doesn't want to look any further than the deals he can get from Vodafone and pretends they're the only carrier in the country.

Neobond said,
Thats so cheap for the quality of the hardware, wish we had those sorts of deals in The Netherlands lol.

I have just checked it. iPhone 4S from Typhone -- 200 minutes (unlimited outgoing) + Unliminited text + 1.4GB Data -- costs $0 down payment and $70 per month (around 55 Euro)

In comparison iPhone 4S from AT&T 450 minutes (incoming + outgoing) + Unlimited text + 3GB data costs $214 down payment and $100 per month. (approx sales tax included)

Please also note that after 1 year in the Nethernads the iPhone would become unlocked, in the US you are left with a locked phone forever.

AtriusNY said,

I have just checked it. iPhone 4S from Typhone -- 200 minutes (unlimited outgoing) + Unliminited text + 1.4GB Data -- costs $0 down payment and $70 per month (around 55 Euro)

In comparison iPhone 4S from AT&T 450 minutes (incoming + outgoing) + Unlimited text + 3GB data costs $214 down payment and $100 per month. (approx sales tax included)

Please also note that after 1 year in the Nethernads the iPhone would become unlocked, in the US you are left with a locked phone forever.

Wrong, you can have your phone unlocked. Verzion will unlock your device after you have had it for about 3 months. ATT will also unlock your device.


What you dont seem to undetsand is this. A unlocked Verizon or PSrint phone wont work on any othercarrier. ATT/T-Mobile devices can work with a SIM, however they wont use the full features offed on the network.

An unlocked GSM phone is useless as it only works on ATT or T-Mobile. Sprint, and VZW are both CDMA. LTE devices are no different.

The iPhone 4S is a world phone that uses SIMS on all the networks. Unlocking it and replacing the AIM will allow it to work on another carriers network.