The Nokia Lumia 900 is landing on AT&T April 8 for $100 but how much will it cost if you don’t want to sign a new, two-year contract? According to WPCenteral, the Nokia Windows Phone will be a rather reasonable $449.99 without the carrier subsidy.
This doesn’t appear to be totally official but the WPCentral folk have a good track record, so I’m not going to doubt it. While $450 isn’t cheap, it is less expensive than most other non-contract, high-end smartphones, as most of these start off at the $600+ range.
It’s also interesting to know the off-contract price because it gives you a ballpark range of what the subsidy is. I’m sure AT&T isn’t paying $450 per device – there’s some form of high-volume discount – but the consumer price may be subsidized up to $350. That’s a lot of money but I also get the feeling that Microsoft is kicking in some in order to get the Lumia 900 to such an attractive price point.
Are you going to pick up a Lumia 900 on or off contract? Check out the video below for an idea of what you’re getting.