Finnish smartphone maker Nokia’s first U.S. carrier-backed top-line smartphone to launch in years now occupies the top two spots on Amazon.com’s list of best-selling cell phones. The Lumia 900 feature a 1.4GHz processor, a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, compatibility with AT&T’s 4G LTE network and a sleek design that sets it apart from other full touchscreen handsets. World’s largest online retailer Amazon has listed the device in the No.1 (black) and No.3 (cyan) spots during pre-sales, and now the cyan model has climbed one position to give Nokia first and second positions on the online retail giant’s list of best-selling phones.
The $99 Windows Phone was superior to many Android devices in the same price range, but we’re somewhat surprised to see it outselling the handset with the longest 4G battery life on the planetoid a phone with a true HD screen. Furthermore Amazon does not sell the iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 with a contract, so it’s only real competition on Amazon right now is Android. Part of the instant popularity likely comes from Amazon’s price of $50 with a two-year service plan. That’s $50 less than AT&T’s price and $150 less than the previously most popular phone from Amazon, the Droid RAZR MAXX.