Most of Nokia's
That was quick.
The handset was launched just three months ago on Easter Sunday as AT&T's
Dawson was quick to point out that Samsung's Galaxy S II also saw a $50 price drop after approximately the same amount of time. Although that device started out at $200 on contract, so the price cut amounts to a 25% reduction as opposed to a 50% one.
Nokia and Samsung also may have had to cut prices for different reasons. The Galaxy S II launch put it head-to-head with Apple's
Microsoft's announcement that existing devices, including the flagship Nokia 900, won't be upgradeable to the next major version, Windows Phone 8, is also undoubtedly putting a damper on sales. There's also no backwards compatibility with new apps. Mobile consumers are well attuned to the fact that buying a smartphone nowadays includes the ecosystem platform, and breaking the continuity of the Windows Phone platform is bound to hurt sales, and Nokia definitely doesn't want to eat its inventory.
For Microkia, Windows Phone 8 can't get here soon enough.
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