Microsoft Store Lumia 900 pre-order offer withdrawn

Last week Microsoft was offering customers the chance to pre-order the AT&T Lumia 900 4G Windows Phone for a $25 up-front fee. The Verge has reported today that the software giant has retracted this offer, so those who are eagerly awaiting the handset will no longer be able to act now. A Microsoft spokesperson has stated that those who are interested "should stay tuned to the Microsoft Store Facebook Page".

Microsoft has offered no reason for the withdrawal, but sources have told The Verge that Nokia has plans to announce a price and launch date 'shortly', though it's not known if this has any relation to the offer closure. The rumoured date and pricing of the Lumia 900 were set at March 18th for $99.

Source: The Verge, thanks Brian for the tip!

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  • Wait - what about those of us who already placed a pre-order?
  • I imagine that they will still honor it. Especially if you don't get your money back immediately. In fact this may only be a temporary suspension of the pre order program
  • They're probably not allowing preorders anymore because they plan a release on February 14th and can't guarantee delivery on that date for new preorders.
  • I want to believe!
  • Can't wait for this hopefully it come soon please
  • I really want the 800, doesn't anyone else thing the new phones are just too big? I'll probably end up getting a 900, but I'd prefer the 800....
  • Well personally I like the 4"-4.7" displays, I use my phone for showing off my artwork, websites and music videos. I also am constantly on Netflix (wish they had Hulu) and YouTube. Perfect for my needs.
  • Right on, I understand that. Just too big for my pocket and I don't use a man purse. :-)
  • You can get a 800 if you live in the US from the MS website soon, with or without the bundle.
  • Size it what separates the men from the boys ;-)
  • Big phone = small ???
  • In my case, big phone for big hands...
  • I actually just got an 800 today, I won it from Microsoft. I LOVE it, but I will upgrade to the 900 when it cones out, and pass thus one on to a family member. I want a bigger screen, and dual cameras.
  • Here's hoping the demand was too big, though the restriction of the MS stores makes me think nope.
  • I wonder if MS is trying to create a Apple like atmosphere taking down pre orders. I really wish MS and Nokia had definitive dates and models/colors. Its hard to get excited not knowing exactly what's going to be available and when.
  • They probably wanna see how many people will pre order this phone.. It can be good or bad
  • Oh, I'm absolutely sure it was a marketing ploy to calculate interest in the phone, why else would they do it? Out of the goodness of their hearts? :-)
  • If so it's a really dumb ploy, because how many MS stores are in the US?  That's like hoping you have a blockbuster weekend for your new movie, but you only release it in three theaters.
  • Yup.. I hope the results are positive.. The more the interest the more expensive it is.. And vice versa
  • The pre order at MS was full price right? If AT&T did this id be all over it.
  • They told me when i preordered it would be off the upgrade price
  • Probably because nobody bought it. We are doomed :'(