hotly anticipated Lumia 900 smartphone built around Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 platform isn't scheduled to launch for another month and a half, but if you want to reserve yours now, all you need is $25 and you're good to go, assuming you live nearby a Microsoft Store. If not, you'll also need a tank of gas to make the trek to one of just 16 locations
, six of which are located in California and the rest scattered throughout the country.
Multiple news outlets claimed to have confirmed with Microsoft that $25 down will put you in line to receive a Lumia 900 on day or release, which is rumored to launch on March 18th at AT&T for just $100 with a two-year service agreement. It's an aggressive price point for what could end up being one of the most exciting non-Apple smartphone launches in recent times, and it's certainly one of the most anticipated on the Windows Phone platform.
The Lumia 900 wields a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack glass touchscreen, 1.4GHz processor, 4G LTE support, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 8MP rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 1MP front-facing camera, and several other amenities you'd expect to find on a high-end smartphone.