Magenta Lumia 900 ROM for AT&T shows up on Nokia's servers. Close to release?

A non-working, magenta Lumia 900 for Italian Nokia stores

For a few months now we've been teasing the Magenta variant of the Nokia Lumia 900. We first reported that it was scheduled for a Mother's Day release, which would have seen appropriate but alas that never came to be. Since then we've seen the Magenta device show up worldwide a few times including Nokia's own Facebook page but it has yet to be released anywhere.

Now, if you load up NaviFirm Plus and check Nokia's servers, you'll see a Magenta ROM for the Lumia 900 looking pretty. The listed file name is RM-808 VAR ATT MAGENTA (059N3B9) and it corresponds with the same ROM and firmware available for the current cyan, matte black and glossy white versions already available on AT&T.

A snapshot from Navifirm clearly showing a Magenta Lumia 900 ROM for AT&T

While there is no word on availability we're going to take this as a major sign that AT&T is gearing up for its release and it is rather close too. 

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • How is going to buy this, when it is running a dead OS in a few months ... Smh
  • *who
  • I have to agree with you on this one
  • +1 by the time it comes out Microsoft will have a date on the release of wp8. It's like buying a red iPhone 3g you are only buying the color but it's considered old technology in comparison with other smartphones that are being release.
  • I think its hyperbolic to say it's a "dead OS". I mean, I know what you're trying to say but please understand that the majority of smartphone users today are and will be happy with what the 900 can do. "Enthusiasts" will clearly want more and for them the 900 is not worth it. But if you think of this as a phone for your mom, girlfriend, etc. it's not hard to see why they would like it. In addition, a lot of WP8 apps will still run just fine on it as devs can code for both and support both platforms with little effort. A lot of apps don't need "native" to work.
  • I apologize Daniel I phrased it wrong I just think with the recent announcement people will feel that it wouldn't be worth the money contract wise or out of pocket I love my lumia and am happy with current capabilities just not sure others will feel the same
  • The point is that plenty of people don't follow this stuff and never heard the announcement.  Even if they had, they wouldn't understand it.  Chicks will go in to the store and see a pink phone and get it.  End of story.
  • It's fine for a stranger, but I wouldn't want to recommend it to anyone I know and then have to explain why they can't get particular apps because they bought old tech... I am specifically telling people not to buy until WP8 models come out.
  • Also $700 is a lot to drop on a phone destined to get exactly 1 more update.
  • As much as I hate Apple I would also tell someone looking to buy an iphone to wait for the iphone5 as the 4 is old tech.
  • I wouldn't buy it for my mom or anyone else at this point. Lots of those new features are going to become more popular, so why stick someone with a 2 year commitment when the next generation is but a few months away. The OS might not be "dead", but it feels like it is abandoned and left for dead.
  • The same type of people who would by a Android device with gingerbread on it.
  • The majority of phone buyers aren't uber phone geeks. They buy a phone for what it is, not what it will become. Hot Pink and a flashy OS, what part of that doesn't scream look at me and my cool phone that you DON'T have. Fhotoroom can tell you that. That app alone has made a social network of Windows Phone owners. This is the audiance that Windows Phone has captured. The attention seekers and people that want to stand out from the rest.
  • My wife wants it. She's been wanting "that pink phone" ever since she saw it...
  • Again im just stating my opinion I agree with what he said first not that it's a dead OS I just want to clarify it's only the phone geeks are the ones im talking about that's all I was saying please do not bite of my head......
  • I'm talking about*
  • There are trolls among us
  • I didn't say anything negative.....
  • No but the OP did
  • You calling my wife a troll?
  • Haha :P I'm pretty sure he was just calling himself a troll and alerting us
  • No,not even
  • Trust me guys the OS will die soon after WP8 .. Yes it will be easy to put wp8 apps to wp7, but iam sure the will not fiction the same. Because WP8 gives devs the opportunity to have access the lockscreen and the built in voice detection. Trust me, I bought the luima 900 last month and I wish it will run forever.
  • It will run forever shizz0 =P
  • My thoughts exactly
  • Maybe this will be the first 7.8 phone? Who knows..
  • I thought we weren't supposed to get 7.8 until after wp8 was already released... :/
  • Magenta Nokia should also be available on the Magenta network: T-Mobile :( Hope T-Mobile's WP8 offerings will have a better variety than just sub 4" WP7s.
  • I been saying the same damn thing
  • Pink would definitely represent T-Mobile logo.
  • Wonder if its gunna ship with tango
  • I don't think ROM means what I think it means...can someone please clarify? =[
  • This is a combo of the OS and firmware for Nokia phones. They keep it on their servers and often we can see new OS versions there before they are released to carriers.
  • Anyone noticed the camera said Nokia instead of Carl Zeiss?
  • It's international. Only us version says Carl Zeiss.
  • There are still people buying WP's on Here are the current sales rankings: AT&T (86 phones offered)
    28. Nokia Lumia 900 Black (20. a week ago, 23. a month ago)
    32. Samsung Focus Flash (39. a week ago, 28. a month ago)
    39. HTC Titan (24. a week ago, 21. a month ago)
    49. Nokia Lumia 900 Cyan (45. a week ago, 58. a month ago)
    56. Nokia Lumia 900 White (69. a week ago, 57. a month ago)
    61. Samsung Focus S (60. a week ago, 66. a month ago)
    67. Samsung Focus 2 (68. a week ago, 56. a month ago)
    79. HTC HD7S (80. a week ago, 74. a month ago)
    83. HTC Surround (83. a week ago, 77. a month ago)
    HTC Titan II is not offered T-Mobile (24 phones offered)
    9. Nokia Lumia 710 White (17. a week ago, 9. a month ago)
    12. Nokia Lumia 710 Black (13. a week ago, 8. a month ago)
    13. HTC Radar (10. a week ago, 11. a month ago) Verizon (61 phones offered)
    50. HTC Trophy (50. a week ago, 35. a month ago) Sprint (51 phones offered)
    43. HTC Arrive (45. a week ago, 46. a month ago)
  • Best Buy's sales stats are the most irrelavant stats out there.
  • Its pretty but I would get it. Come on October #w8
  • I am surprised to see a magenta version. I thought the color is too much T-Mobile like to be carried by AT&T!