With certain industry analysts predicting an extremely fruitful smartphone relationship for Nokia and Microsoft, it’s perhaps fitting that the two star-crossed heavyweights are looking to ‘share the love’ by offering up a romantic Valentine’s Day gadget bundle.
Moreover, the Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone is finally due to hit Microsoft’s chain of U.S. retail outlets on Feb. 14—but only as part of a bundle purchase that’s likely to test consumer affections due to its pant-wetting price tag of $899 USD.
That’s according to a report over at The Verge, which suggests that the aforementioned lofty price point covers an un-tethered Lumia 800 handset, the Nokia Play 360 sound system, a Purity HD Stereo Headset, and an in-ear Bluetooth device.
If, for some strange reason, the object of your desire won’t be wooed unless your lovingly chosen Valentine’s card is accompanied by the above handset and accessories, we’d be willing to suggest he/she probably isn’t a keeper.
But, hey, the Lumia 900 smartphone is expected to arrive via AT&T in the coming months—and it will cost significantly less than $899 USD—so why not buy that for your materialistic beau instead, and then ‘bundle’ them with the handset’s mandatory two-year service contract.
What’s love got to do, got to do with it…
On a more serious note, although the Lumia 800 is widely available in Europe, Nokia and Microsoft’s decision to unveil it in the U.S. as part of a bundle-only purchase suggests a lack of belief in the stateside market when gauged against the pull of Google Android and Apple iOS.