If new reports are to be believed, the AT&T Lumia 900 on contact could cost as less as $49.99 starting from tomorrow. This is a deduction of about $50 from the original price. A number of sources close to AT&T have apparently confirmed this. So it pretty much seems like a push by AT&T to attract new customers into buying the device after the not so convincing sales figures. We reported yesterday that Lumia smartphones have merely sold 330,000 units in the country.
It is believed that the handset will still be sold with the free $50 worth of free accessories like before. So the Lumia 900 for $49.99 on a 2 year contract along with the goodies doesn’t seem bad at all. Remember though that this is not confirmed by AT&T with reports coming from alleged AT&T employees. Make sure you head over to the nearest AT&T Store tomorrow to check for yourself. The device has been the Number 3 AT&T smartphone on Amazon Wireless, so that should mean something.
In other news, the carrier exclusive Pink/Magenta Lumia 900 could be launched tomorrow as well. Not sure if that will help AT&T’s or Nokia’s cause, but it will certainly appeal to a different set of customers. It’s always good to have choices, especially when it comes to electronics. Nokia’s offering is one of the rare devices to come with more than two color variants. So be on the lookout for the new Pink version of the Lumia 900. Its older sibling, the Lumia 800 has been available in Pink across Europe and Asia for quite some time now.
We don’t know if the speculated price deduction of the Lumia 900 is due to poor sales or if it’s just another way to clear stocks before Windows Phone 8 smartphones arrive. Either way, new customers will certainly love this new deal. With Windows Phone 8 devices slated to arrive later this year, it is hoped that Nokia finds a way to gain the trust of the distraught users. People have been pretty skeptical about Windows Phones ever since it was announced that the newest iteration of the OS will not be made available to the existing users. Microsoft has its reasons though, which is fairly understandable to some extent.
Source: WP Central