A lot of hype and eager anticipation surrounded the release of Nokia's Lumia 900 smartphone yesterday. People debated whether to ditch their iPhones in lieu of this cheaper yet still high-end featured mobile device.
However, it seems this latest Windows Phone is off to a rocky start -- several owners of the 900s report that their new devices aren't connecting to AT&T's data networks.
Apparently, a lot of people have the same issue, according to posts on Nokia's Support Discussions. At first, the phones are able to connect, but once the phone is powered off, then turned back on, they no longer get data reception.
AT&T put a lot of stock in this handset, which costs $100 and has an 8-megapixel camera, a large 4.3-inch screen, and 4G LTE support. In an interview with CNET last month, Jeff Bradley, AT&T's device head, called the Lumia 900 the company's "hero phone" and said that its launch would be a "notch above anything we've ever done," including the iPhone's launch.
AT&T did not immediately respond to request for comment.