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Richard Chao
02-08-2012, 06:10 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.theverge.com/microsoft/2012/2/7/2781831/nokia-lumia-800-microsoft-store-february-14' target='_blank'>http://www.theverge.com/microsoft/2...ore-february-14</a><br /><br /></div><p>"Microsoft will launch Nokia's Lumia 800 device in the US as a special bundle item priced at $899."</p><p><img height="264" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1328677127.usr117680.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="600" /></p><p>The Nokia Lumia 800 will be available from Microsoft Stores starting February 14th in a special bundle priced at $899. &nbsp;The phone will be an unlocked GSM model and come packaged with a Nokia Play 360 Wireless Speaker, Purity HD Stereo Headset and an in-ear Bluetooth headset. &nbsp;Not known is whether the phone will be available without the bundle or if the bundle is the only option. &nbsp;</p><p>Personally, I would rather wait for the Lumia 900. &nbsp;It comes with a bigger screen, front facing camera, better rear camera and is probably cheaper. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Sven Johannsen
02-08-2012, 04:03 PM
Think I'll pass. Waiting on the 900. Just to help head off any jaw drops at price, and stealing from a post at the linked site

"$899 is expensive, but then again, the Purity HD headphones MSRP = $199, Play 360 speaker $149 and Luna bluetooth headset $79 so $427 of that is accessories, making the device $472."

Of course you hope there is some bundle savings, so the phone is likely more so that the total price is over $900 and 'bundle' means something.

Given it is an unlocked device and an unlocked iPhone 4s is ~$650, that's a reasonable price. I think the Lumia could be favorable compared to an iPhone 4s, especially if you don't just go spec by spec. There is more to the experience than just raw numbers.

Don Tolson
02-09-2012, 02:04 AM
I thought I remember reading somewhere that AT&T was going to have the 900 available around March 20th? (At least, I've got a reminder to start checking eBay as of that date...)

02-09-2012, 04:29 AM
$475 is a good price for Lumia 800, I would consider it.... Without all that bundle :)

Sven Johannsen
02-10-2012, 03:56 PM
$475 is a good price for Lumia 800, I would consider it.... Without all that bundle :)
Unfortunately that is the $ that comes up if you subtract Suggested Retail off all the stuff in the bundle. You know that's not how it is going to go. This is essentially their top of the line phone at this point. I'm sure they feel it is every bit as good as an iPhone or latest Droid, and will be priced accordingly.

02-11-2012, 04:50 AM
I'm personally waiting for the Tmobile version due out 2nd or 3rd qtr. AT&T's exclusive is only for 45 days. I'm limping along now with a unlocked focus s which is ok because my mail comes in fast enough and I needed the peace of mind you can't get with AT&T. I got a $11,000 cell phone bill a few years ago (yeap still on my credit report).

The Tmobile version is rumored to have a better camera 12 mp camera. I read that all of Nokia's new GSM phones already support Tmobiles split spectrum out of the box, they will just be blocked on the AT&t version.

I'm sure someone will figure out how to unblock it within a few days of it hitting the street.


02-12-2012, 04:30 AM
I'll keep waiting for the Lumia 900 or Titan ll. I hope the rumor about the 900 being $99 (upgrade price) is true.