AT&T has been betting big on the Lumia 900, Nokia’s latest flagship smartphone. The carrier is so focused on the phone’s success that it subsidized the device to just $99 with a new two-year contract. That’s a steal for any 4G LTE smartphone, let alone one with an 8-megapixel camera, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and Nokia’s beautiful hardware. And sales are already doing well, according to one AT&T executive.
AT&T’s president of retail sales and service Paul Roth recently said the Lumia 900 has already exceeded the carrier’s expectations. Several stores reportedly sold out of the device, especially the cyan model, The Wall Street Journal noted. “[Nokia] gave us devices to give our employees at a level I’ve never seen a manufacturers ever do,” Roth said. “Nokia did something pretty bold here.” Nokia outfitted 26,000 AT&T workers with the new device.
The Finnish phone maker is ensuring that every customer is satisfied, too. The company quickly offered a $100 credit to anyone who was experiencing a bug related to the device’s ability to connect to AT&T’s data network and has promised a permanent fix by April 16th.
[via The Wall Street Journal]