I put together my Top 10 Smartphones to Kick Off 2012 article last week and after 665 votes, the Lumia 900 is leading with 217 votes or 33%. I admit I was a bit surprised since Windows Phone isn't really selling like hotcakes, even though it is my personal preferred platform. I then heard the Lumia 900 was available for preorder and couldn't help myself when I found it on Amazon for just 1 penny. It is already at a compelling price of $99.99 on AT&T, but for a penny I just couldn't help myself.
I regularly pay $700+ for SIM unlocked phones and getting the Lumia 900 for a penny with a monthly service plan of about $80 (minimum voice and 3GB data) means I can use the Lumia for 9 months for essentially the same price I would have paid just for a phone without any service. This looks to be the best Windows Phone device available and as a fan of the platform I figured it would be a good idea to finally have the best device. I will now have the Lumia 900 on AT&T, the iPhone 4S on Verizon, and the Galaxy Nexus on T-Mobile so you can't say I am not giving the top platforms a fair chance :)
We regularly see smartphones drop to a penny on Amazon, but it usually takes a few months. The Lumia 900 isn't even available yet and it is already just a penny. I know the initial cost of the phone isn't the major cost to think about when you have a new 2-year contract, but when you see other LTE phones coming out at $250 to $350 this is a heck of a deal. Did any other readers pre-order a Nokia Lumia 900?