Nokia Admits Lumia 900 Data Connection Bug, Pays Customers’ AT&T Bills


11.04.2012

Nokia Admits Lumia 900 Data Connection Bug, Pays Customers’ AT&T Bills

A few days ago Nokia’s new Windows Phone flagship, Lumia 900, officially hit the US market and some of the customers that got their hands on the device reported some data connection issues. The Finns acknowledged the bug and apologized to its customers in an interesting way.

The Finland-based company also acknowledged the WiFi and battery life issues of Nokia Lumia 800 and rolled out software updates to fix both bugs. After all it’s not an easy task to launch an entire line-up of devices on a whole new platform in less than 8 months: the Nokia Windows Phone line-up was officially announced by Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, in February 2011 and the first smarthpones were introduced in October 2011 at a London-based event.

In a post on Nokia official blog, the Finland-based company admitted that some of the Lumia 900 units have a bug that leads to loss of data connection. It was also announced that on April 16th a firmware update that will fix this issue will be rolled out via Zune. The customers can also go to any AT&T store and change their Nokia Lumia 900 to another one updated to the new firmware version.

Nokia wants to show its customers that they are appreciated, so anyone who already purchased a Nokia Lumia 900 will until April 21st, will receive $100 credit for their AT&T bill.

Nokia Lumia 900 LTE was introduced in January at CES 2012 event in Las Vegas and it comes with a 4.3-inch AMOLED display with Nokia ClearBlack technology, protected against scratches by a Gorilla Glass coating, a single-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon Scorpion CPU, 512 MB of RAM, 16 GB of internal flash storage and an 8 megapixel camera with support for high definition video recording and, of course, 4G LTE chip. The smartphone comes with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango out of the box.

Nokia Lumia 900 has a price tag of $99.99 with a two-year agreement with AT&T. So if you purchase a Nokia Lumia 900 until April 21st, Nokia would basically pay for your device. Now all it’s up to you.

Nokia Lumia 900 is a real sales hit on Amazon, as it’s the best selling smartphone on the world’s biggest online retailer. Moreover, Lumia 900 you can save up to $50 if you choose to buy it from Amazon.

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