Feeds

Nokia prunes Lumia 900 price

Upfront costs Yanked in half

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Nokia has cut the price of its Lumia 900 smartphone, halving the handset's upfront cost when punters sign up for a new contract in the US.

Barely three months have passed since the Windows 7 phone was launched in the States, but after recent revelations that the Lumia 900 will never see a Windows 8 upgrade, the handset is now half price. It'll cost you $50 (£32) with a two-year contract, down from $100.

Nokia Lumia 900 Windows smartphone

Although the Lumia 900 took longer to reach the shores of Blighty and was only released towards the end of May, we'd like to think the US price cuts will have a knock-on effect here too.

We asked Nokia to clarify and were told that as pricing is "part of commercial agreements with its customers", further cuts aren't something the firm will comment on.

Nokia's declining fortunes show little sign of slowing, as analysts claim Windows Phone 7 has insignificant traction.

Consumers choosing to wait for Microsoft's next major mobile OS release will hinder short-term Lumia shipments, said broker Sanford C. Bernstein's Pierre Ferragu. And apparently any material success of Windows 8 will attract increased competition from the likes of HTC and Samsung anyway.

Grim times ahead for the Finnish firm, then. Perhaps Batman can't save Nokia after all. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
The IT Crowd's internet in a box gets $240k of crowdcash for a cause
'Outernet' project proposes satellite-fuelled 'Lantern' WiFi library for remote areas
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.