AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 launching on April 8 for 100

The much anticipated Nokia Lumia 900 will finally be hit the US streets on April 8th for $99.99 with a 2 year contract on AT&T (was initially supposed to launch on March 18). The super_low price tag will surely help the Finnish company get a foothold in the US mobile market and also boost Microsoft’s Windows Phone marketshare and visibility. Quick reminder for those of you who haven’t been following all along; the Lumia 900 sport the same 8Mp camera with Carl Zeiss optics as the Lumia 800, the same polycarbonate uni-body but features a Super AMOLED + 4.3″ WVGA display and a Gyroscope (which isn’t present on the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710) and an Qualcomm MDM9200 LTE multi-modem chip associated with APQ8055 Snapdragon S2. So, Who’s getting one ?

  • http://twitter.com/gibbyhome Mark Gibbs

    I’m getting 3 for me the wife and the kid, we are moving off SPRINT because their lack of support for Windows Phones.. Never reducing the price of the arrive and saying at MWC that WP’s are not that good.. changed my feelings for Sprint since I have been a sprint supporter for 15 years.
    mark

  • Ccmd_232

    Hi,
    Perhaps an irrelevant question, but would the international version sport an LTE as well? Also, will it ship with Tango  on board?

    Even more irrelevant question, have you got any insights of what languages will be supported by Tango, after Microsoft added market support to 23 countries lately?

    I am considering one.

  • Mr. Santos

    My guess is that the new language support will match the opening of the new markets.

    Anyway, to answer your question; as far as I’m aware only Canada, Australia and America will be getting an LTE 900, while the rest of the world will be getting a dual-channel HSPA+ Category 21 meaning it will have the LTE antenna replaced with another HSPA antenna, therefore having 2 antennas each capable of downloading up to 21 mb/s with a combined 42mb/s. Supposedly the dual-channels means that the network reception will be exceptional! But of course, this is also dependant on the network if they allow dual channels phones to use their network, otherwise only one channel will be used. For example right now in the UK, the only operator that will allow dual-channel phones is Three (3) but don’t won’t happen until August.

    And to answer your other question: No. Evidence suggest that the Lumia 900 will come with 8112 update, same thing as the 8107 update out now but with a few tweaks.

  • Ccmd_232

    Thanks for the answer.

    I really would like an LTE version since my ISP will be rolling its LTE Network 2nd half this year. I am not sure if they allow dual channels here.

    As far as the language, I never had a big issue but adding support will be a welcomed addition. If Tango is coming later then the languages would come later.

    Thanks again.

  • Mr. Santos

    In your case Sir, I would advise thee to find out on what radio frequency bands your ISP provider will be rolling out LTE, and then buy the Lumia 900 from America, Canada or Australia to match your ISP’s band. This is of course assuming that each one of the three models of the above countries use different radio bands, but in my opinion all three will use the same band and so will yours. Now, if your ISP is a CDMA one, then it will use a different band to the GSM models.

    Again, to be on the safe side, find out which bands your ISP will roll out their LTE frequencies and then see if you can match it with the Lumia from one of the three named countries.

    Best of luck

  • AngryiFruit

    Does anybody know if the white Nokia 900 will also be available for $99 or higher on April 22nd?

  • Mr. Santos

    My friend, the phone and pricing will be the same. The only thing that will change is the colour of the handset