In case you forgot, tomorrow is D-Day for the long-awaited Pink Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T. Some might find it odd that Nokia would bother launching a new variation of a flagship that was instantly outclassed by Windows Phone 8. However, WPCentral has reason to believe AT&T and Nokia have done this move in an effort to boost sales, and they know a new color isn't going to be enough.
According to their sources, the carrier is preparing to axe the price of the Nokia Lumia 900 to an incredible $49.99 with a new two-year contract. This nugget of news comes from an AT&T employee as well as "someone higher up the food chain", so we'll give more credibility to this rumor than most. Plus, it just makes sense. We know that Lumia 900 sales are probably beginning to slump now that the Samsung Galaxy S III has launched on the carrier while the HTC One X continues to get strong word of mouth. So by competing on price once again, Nokia may have a shot to capture those on a tighter budget but still looking for a flagship-caliber 4G LTE smartphone.
There's one thing that has yet to be clear about this move however: what's going to happen to the rest of AT&T's LTE Windows Phone lineup? The carrier has typically kept their Windows Phone lineup from overlapping in terms of price, and if this rumor is true the Lumia 900 would be swallowing any chance the Samsung Focus 2 has at sales. If we were to make our own prediction, we'd expect to see the Focus 2 drop anywhere between $0 and $39 on contract and the HTC Titan II fall to about $99 on contract (currently $149 with contract).
We won't have long to wait before knowing; the report says the new Lumia 900 pricing will be effective beginning tomorrow, Sunday July 15th. We'll keep an eye out.