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AT&T said to delay launch of the Nokia Lumia 900; new launch date is April 22nd

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AT&T said to delay launch of the Nokia Lumia 900; new launch date is April 22nd
Nokia's flagship model, the Nokia Lumia 900, was supposed to launch this coming Sunday, March 18th via AT&T. For a flagship model, the Lumia 900 was priced to sell at $99.99 with a signed 2-year pact. But according to BGR, the Windows Phone favored handset has yet to receive its technical acceptance which means that Nokia and AT&T have had to come up with a new launch date. A source for the site says that AT&T and Nokia have now circled April 22nd on their calendar as a proposed new launch date for the Nokia Lumia 900.

The Nokia Lumia 900

The Nokia Lumia 900

Featuring a polycarbonate unibody, the Nokia Lumia 900 brings a 4.3 inch Clear Black WVGA AMOLED display with pixel density of 217 ppi. Under the hood is a single-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSM APQ 8055 processor and 512MB is on board. The Nokia Lumia 900 is equipped with 16GB of native storage and the 8MP camera on back has a Carl Zeiss lens with an aperture of f2.2. The camera features a technology called "double wide mode" that gives the camera user extra width when framing a scene. Video is captured in 720p at 30 fps. Let's not forget the 1.3MP front-facing camera which can be used for self-portraits.

While the Nokia Lumia 900 won't be seeing the light of day in the States this month as expected, before you know it April will be upon us and you can re-start your countdown for the U.S. launch of  Nokia's highest spec'd Windows Phone model.

source: BGR

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posted on 12 Mar 2012, 12:41 5

1. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


Better late than never! Still wish it were coming to TMo!

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 12:45 5

2. Jyakotu (Posts: 822; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


In the mean time, AT&T and/or Nokia need to get hype for this phone. This looks like an AMAZING Windows Phone, but it just needs the right promotion.!

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 12:50 2

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


i want it

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 13:01 2

4. -box- (Posts: 3826; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


This is being delayed too long.... there'll be quad-core Androids available before the 900 at this rate...

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 13:34 2

7. bigdawg23 (Posts: 387; Member since: 25 May 2011)


Quad-Core is not the be all. look at all the tests run that current Dual Core are just a good if not better. Not everyone wants a Quad Core.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 14:16 2

8. -box- (Posts: 3826; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'm very well aware of that, and have mentioned that core count isn't everything previously. My point is that people will hear "quad core phone" and turn off their hearing to any other options. Same with computers or other gadgets. If a device is advertised as having something new and exciting that nothing else has, rather than being excellent at being what it is (which Nokia has always excelled at doing for its phones), then consumers tend to gravitate towards the heavier advertised device with gee-whiz features, even if it's total junk (like iDevices).
I myself had intended the 900 (or an unlocked version, or whatever T-Mobile gets) to be my first WP7 phone, but since the 808 PureView has come out and I very much enjoy Symbian/Nokia, I"ll be getting that instead

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 15:03 1

11. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


"Core" is the only thing keeping Android alive. The OS itself I believe has already matured.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 13:10 1

5. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


There's still a lot of hoopla surrounding the launch of the new iPad so I think it's wiser to postpone the launch of the 900 in April when things have already settled down a bit.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 13:31 1

6. DechyX (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 May 2011)


................ -__- tired of waiting

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 14:28 1

9. medicci37 (Posts: 655; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I can understand the 900 not having quadcore. But a single core with 720p camera & only half a gig of ram, with no sd card as a flagship phone ? Not 2 mention it won't be out until the end of April. Im waiting for the galaxy 3.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 14:57

10. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


You're kidding me people. Agreeing with the relaunch Nokia's most important product of first quarter. That makes it four months since initial announcement, enough time to make sure everything is smooth. And hundreds will be given away freely this month! If the iPad is the technical problem, then hate for Apple increased two fold. Funny how MS/Nokia announce products release months ahead and Apple and Google seem announce launch dates spontaneously close to MS/Nokia.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 15:31

12. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


And BGR is PhoneArena's source? Lawd!

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 16:52 1

13. Shin (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


disappointed but i will wait...

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 17:15

14. snowgator (Posts: 3260; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


This is probably going to be the last "big" WP to launch prior to Apollo handsets. At the earliest, that may be September. Most likely, more like November. Personally, I feel the longer the wait, the better. How long can the 900 hold interest? I am sure it will be well reviewed and sell well, but not 6 - 8 months worth. Maybe 3 months? I am very worried about WP having no momentum going into WP 8.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 20:24

15. rayman173 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Forget this im waiting for the Xperia Ion. I'm so done with Windows Phone. Its not that I hate it or anything. it's just the lack of personalization and customization that kills me x)

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 21:16 1

16. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


The only customization on android I really liked was the 3D background of a strippers ass bouncing up and down. Hey wait! Is background pick really some kind of out of this world customization? WP can have great customization too accept you'll have to unlock it and get from hack community. Yes it is a sad way to do it but one has to think why wp is so smooth and fast.

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 03:39

17. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


@-box-
A very good reasoning comment

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 07:58 1

18. Braunsys (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


This must be the worst PR campaign for a new smartphone.

Nokia, Microsoft and ATT should be ashamed of the misleading and uninformative statements about this device's launch and specs...

A while ago I thought that I would purchase the Lumia 900 as an iPhone replacement, not anymore.

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