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|Nokia cuts price of Lumia 900 phones in US|
|Posted by Will Smith|
|Monday, 16 July 2012 05:15|
Nokia trying to get rid of old stock? I guess they're getting ready for their next-gen of mobiles phones armed with Windows Phone 8 ;)
"Nokia has halved the US price of its flagship smartphone - the Lumia 900. The touchscreen phone is sold via US telecoms carrier AT&T and only went on sale in April 2012.
The price cut, from $99 to $49.99 (£32), is widely seen as an attempt by Nokia to win back market share from Samsung and Apple.
Nokia's ambitions for the Lumia 900 were dented by a software bug that meant many US phones occasionally lost their data connection.
The allure of the phone was also hit by Nokia's admission that the device would not be able to run the forthcoming phone version of Microsoft's Windows operating system. The lower price is only available if customers sign up for a two-year deal, said Nokia.
A spokesman for Nokia denied it was acting out of desperation and said the price cut was "not unusual" at this point in a smartphone's life. He said the cut formed part of its "normal strategy" for handsets. Nokia has not said whether the price cut will be repeated in markets outside the US."