Report: Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone To Cost $100 On At&t
Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:06 AM
1. It was the biggest showing at CES this year
2. Won a NUMBER of awards for best smartphone at CES
3. Has a Carl Zeis lens
I do not understand why you do not understand the hype for this phone.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:21 AM
But it's fairly strong competition for the mid-range 4G Androids and the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 sells for $100; the HTC Thunderbolt is currently "free".
Plus, buyers of high-end smartphones pretty much know what they want before they'll drop $200-$300 on a new device. Those buying the lower-end models are more likely to be looking for "a smartphone", not necessarily convinced of "an iPhone" or "an Android phone". So Windows 7 Phone has a better chance here, anyway.
The hype for this is only that it's Windows Phone and Nokia. The phone itself is an also-ran, but all of the Windows 7 phones so are as well. Nokia just lost another $1.4 billion last quarter, with sales down 29% in a quarter in which both Android and Apple set records. Nokia did sell over a million Lumia phones last quarter, but that didn't match Apple's best day. Or Android's, taken as a whole.
But the pundits remember when Nokia ruled, and despite only a tiny fraction of that Nokia survives, they're ready to see Nokia bounce back. More on the side of reality, Microsoft has shown a willingness to lose money for a decade, as they did with gaming, in order to claim a significant share of a market. Noika might not last that long losing money, but Microsoft actually can. Plus, they'll be pushing hard on desktop users to adopt the Metro interface and WinRT APIs, so pundits are expecting some of that to spill over and push tablet and phone sales. We'll see. But that's why this is seen as interesting... they're not really looking a 2010 specs in 2012 and seeing a great device.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:31 PM
It's a very good alternative that's not an Android (robot) or Apple (iToy) product for users of Windows ecosystem at home and in the office. Especially good for Windows developers and users with extensive Windows expertise.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:42 AM
I live in Portugal and have been 3 days last week in NYC trying to buy the latest Nokia Lumia 900, and no store was selling it without a contract, while to getting any device with one of the other 2 OSâs I could pick any Samsung, HTC, etc.
If my Company was not a Microsoft Partner and I was not so a hard head and decided to go for a âmetro styleâ windows phone to understand how well integrates with our entire Microsoft backbone infrastructure, for sure I had given up on 1st day.
With this absurd strategy being tied to an operator, is like running against an opposite moving crowdâ¦ and makes me think if google apps is not moving faster on the business marketâ¦ and instead of changing our mobiles in the future (from RIM), maybe is our backbone services that needs to move to the cloudâ¦ with the âonesâ that have the androids.