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April 8 launch date set for AT&T's Nokia Lumia 900

Feb. 27, 2012: Nokia staff dance after the presentation of the new Lumia 900 after a news conference during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Reuters

AT&T said Monday that it plans to launch the Lumia 900 Windows Phone from Nokia on April 9 at a price of $100 with a two-year contract.

The Lumia will be the first LTE-based handset for AT&T to use the Windows Phone operating system from Microsoft.

Pre-orders for versions in cyan or black will begin March 30, while a white version of the device will go on sale April 22.

The phone is the first major handset from Nokia under its partnership with Microsoft to build Windows Phone-based devices as part of a larger strategy to revive its smartphone business.

Nokia shares were trading up 1.1 percent to $5.36 early Monday.