$100 Price Rumored for Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone

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File under “good news if true”: Nokia’s Lumia 900, the company’s first premium Windows Phone for the U.S. market, may cost $100 on contract.

Boy Genius Report says it has “a portion of AT&T’s 2012 roadmap,” which shows a $100 price tag and a March 18 launch date for the Nokia Lumia 900. That seems reasonable, given that the phone’s 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 8-megapixel camera aren’t on the high end of the spec curve. It’s mainly the phone’s unibody polycarbonate design, 4.3-inch AMOLED screen and 4G LTE support that make it a top-shelf Windows Phone.

And as we’ve heard before, the phone could launch with a $100 million marketing push behind it. Microsoft is desperately trying to get Windows Phone on the map, and Nokia wants to regain a bit of the U.S. market. A low price, combined with heavy advertising, could be quite the combination — if all these rumors pan out, of course.

(MORE: How Nokia’s Lumia 900 Windows Phone Won CES Before It Even Started)

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