A leak from BGR suggests the Nokia Lumia 900 will land at AT&T on March 18th. This date isn’t surprising as earlier information pointed to a March release. What is surprising about this leak is the price point for the handset which could be as low as $99. This is much less expensive than most smartphones which usually command a $199 price tag at launch.
This report isn’t as rumorish as it appears. Though Nokia has not commented on the BGR report, both Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite and Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet claim to have seen Microsoft documents that confirm this launch date and price point. With its 4.3-inch AMOLEd display, 1.4 GHz processor and 8MP camera, the Lumia 900 is a solid handset. If it comes out with a sub-$100 price tag, it could woo customers who normally wouldn’t grab a Windows Phone.