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After all the endless praise the Nokia Lumia 900 has received, Nokia’s flagship device just got another price cut from $99.99 to $49.99 (included in a 2 year contract). This might be good news for all those potential Lumia fans waiting for that final nudge to invest in the device, but Nokia’s investors are not too fond of the move, reports Reuters. The cut precedes Nokia’s announcement of its second quarter figures, which many assume are below expectations. Depending on how much the average consumer actually knows about software updates, this presumed lack of interest in the device might be caused by the Lumia series not receiving the full Windows 8 OS upgrade later in October this year. The alternative Windows Phone 7.8 update will instead be made available.
Analysts have estimated Nokia to have sold around 10 million smartphone devices during this quarter, Apple getting around 30 million and Samsung bringing home the bacon with 50 million smartphones. Nokia’s shares have also gone down 3 percent yesterday.
We’re very curious if you consider the Lumia 900 to be worth the investment. Would you still go for it, regardless of the lack of a future Windows Phone 8 OS?