If you're thinking about purchasing Nokia's
Lumia 900 smartphone directly from Nokia or through AT&T's website, or even at your local Best Buy, do yourself a favor and shop around. It's not that the Lumia 900 is expensive by any stretch -- just $99 with a 2-year service agreement -- but if you look around, you can find it selling for half price, or just $50. That's pretty remarkable for a top-tier device that's still relatively new.
To snag the Lumia 900 for half price, you have to head over to Amazon. A 2-year service agreement also applies, but by going through Amazon, you're paying about the same as you would to take a date to the movies (with popcorn), and getting a high-end Windows Phone device in return, and arguably the best Windows Phone model currently available.
As a refresher, the Lumia 900 sports a 4.3-inch AMOLED display, 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 4G LTE support, 8MP rear facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, front-facing video chat camera, 16GB memory, 512MB RAM, and various other odds and ends wrapped in Microsoft's Window Phone 7.5 platform.