Microsoft ends preorders for Nokia Lumia 900

The company has stopped the preorder deal for the Windows Phone Lumia 900 after just a week with no specific reason why.

No more preorders for the Lumia 900.
No more preorders for the Lumia 900. Bonnie Cha/CNET

Smartphone buyers eager to preorder the Nokia Lumia 900 may have missed their window of opportunity.

Microsoft has shut down the preorder deal for the Windows Phone-based 900, a company spokesman confirmed to CNET today. No specific reason was given as to why the offer was stopped after only one week. But the rep said that its Microsoft Stores do continually update such offers.

"Customers who are interested in purchasing a Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 900 should stay tuned to the Microsoft Store Facebook Page for store offers in the coming months," advised the rep.

Unveiled earlier this month, the preorder deal invited buyers to lay down a $25 down payment to reserve the phone in advance of its March 18 debut. The only catch was that customers would've needed to pick up the phone in person at any of Microsoft's 14 U.S. retail locations, a hefty trip if the closest store is several hundred miles away.

Selling for $99 with a two-year contract, the Lumia will be carried in the United States by AT&T. Winning kudos at last month's CES, the 900 will be Nokia's first 4G LTE Windows Phone handset.

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