Published: 2 April, 2012
After having its availability officially confirmed by AT&T the long awaited Lumia 900 was put up for pre-order at the carrier this weekend. Though it has yet to go on sale properly there are good indications that it's going to be the success Nokia and Microsoft are hoping for as it has topped Amazon's best sellers list for AT&T handsets.
Given the relatively slow adoption of the Windows Phone OS a little pessimism over how popular the Lumia 900 is going to be is understandable. However according to the online retailer the combination of Windows Phone 7, 4G LTE, some decent hardware, an attractive form factor and an affordable price tag has paid off.
Not only does the handset occupy the top spot of the chart, but the second as well with its Cyan coloured variant. It's not a bad feat considering it's up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy SII and that it has reached that position after only three days of officially being available for pre-order. There could also be a third Nokia phone at the top of that list come the end of this month as AT&T is due to release a white version of the Lumia 900 on April 22.
It might not be the most impressively spec'd handset out there but it looks set to prove that specs aren't everything and seems to have hit the nail on the head with its $99.99 price tag on a contract. Key features include a 4.3" display, 1.4GHz single-core processor and 512MB of RAM. In addition to this it's also got an 8mp rear-facing camera and is powered by an 1830mAh battery.
For anyone who plans on getting it in store the handset is set to be released on Easter Sunday, April 8, along with its Windows Phone cousin the Titan II.