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The Nokia Lumia 900 is being positioned as the flagship Windows Phone in the United States, but a new report suggests it won’t be priced like it.

Boy Genius Report, citing an AT&T roadmap received from a “trusted source,” says this morning that the Lumia 900 will be launching on March 18 for $99.99 on a two-year contract. If it’s true, the price would continue the strategy from Microsoft and Nokia of using lower prices to give Windows Phone better traction.

The lower-end Lumia 710 launched this month on T-Mobile USA for $49.99, with Costco and Wal-Mart offering it for 1 cent and nothing, respectively, with a two-year contract.

Nokia launched the Lumia line in Europe in the fall, and analysts polled by Bloomberg estimate that the company shipped more than 1 million units. Nokia reports earnings on Thursday, potentially giving a clearer view of its progress with Windows Phone thus far. Microsoft is betting big on the Nokia partnership to reverse Windows Phone’s fortunes.

Previously: Nokia Lumia 900: Two early hands-on observations

 

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