Just in: AT&T announced their first LTE handset in the form of Nokia Lumia 900 to be available in the United States very soon. This handset is strengthened by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS.
Let’s have a quick look at the specs, features and the price of this exuberant handset that goes by the name Nokia Ace in the US and Nokia Lumia 900 internationally.
Nokia Lumia 900 shares the design fundamentals akin to Nokia Lumia 800, with a few added bonus of course. Talking about the specs, Nokia Lumia 900 has just about everything you want in the speed and design department.
Slashgear calls out Nokia Lumia 900 as screaming fast and exceptionally fluid thanks to its 1.4GHz single-core processor. The vivid and super-colorful screen is drawn from the 4.3-inch AMOLED WVGA display that is vitalized with clearBlack technology and tightly covered in polycarbonate unibody.
Weighing in at 5.6 ounces, the screen resolution of Lumia 900 is 800 by 480 pixels. Then we have 1830 mAh battery; apt enough to run all day. Built-in memory of 16GB. And 512MB RAM. In terms of connectivity, Nokia Lumia 900 offers 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and of course LTE.
The back camera has a dual LED flash with Carl Zeiss lens while the front-facing camera sports 2MP. The phone naturally comes with an acceptable 720p/30fps HD video recording.
According to some sources, Nokia Lumia 900 is expected to launch somewhere in the month of March this year. Though we wish the price and release date were accurate enough, for now, the rumors are inconsequential, and we shall soon get hold of the accurate details, probably by the end of this month.
After having abandoned its native mobile OS Symbian, Nokia can recoup its position in the mobile market only through smartphones adorned with superior mobile operating system like WP7. There have been a few WP7-based Nokia phones in the past, but all of them lacked larger screen and front-facing camera, which seems to have been taken care of in the Lumia 900 handset.
But WP7 OS is way back in the race, despite the innovative take on the UI, the spirited marketing and the mighty advertising campaign to attract customers. Perhaps Microsoft’s biggest hope to get the word out about Windows Phone 7 comes in the form of Nokia 900. Either way, it’s a win-win situation for both Nokia and Microsoft.
That said, the faster processor, larger screen, support for mobile data transfer rate up to 50Mbps on the AT&T’s 4G LTE network (which is the highest to date) makes Nokia Lumia 900 a worthy contender in the smartphone market.
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