Thursday, March 22, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 4:33 PM —
Do you hear that? That's the sound of an army of eager fanboys getting their wallets ready for the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T. So far we've heard that the current launch date could be either April 8th or April 22nd, with no evidence to discount the other...until now that is.
WPCentral received a tip earlier today from a reader who claims to have gotten his hands on both the black and cyan in-store demo units (seen below). They also spoke to the AT&T representative, who was using a phone for himself and revealed that the device's launch should be April 9th. WPCentral also claims that they've received more tips from AT&T employees and managers corroborating that the device is indeed slated for an April 8th launch online followed by a retail launch on the 9th.
Meanwhile we've also learned that the Lumia 900 was supposed to launch on March 18th thanks to new evidence discovered. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley shared a small screenshot of an internal roadmap from December 2011 showing that Microsoft had plans to begin TV advertisements as well as paid digital marketing on the rumored date. So it looks like there really was some kind of delay that has pushed it back to the dates we're hearing about now.
It is a little peculiar that a Windows Phone flagship is launching on Easter which is why we're still a bit skeptical about the date. However the evidence seems to be in favor of that date right now and AT&T has a tradition of launching devices on the second or fourth Sundays of a month so it's all beginning to add up.
Source: WPCentral, ZDNet