The most high-end Nokia Windows Phone was just announced exclusively for AT&T's LTE network at Nokia's event today at the CES 2012 expo, and it is just what we expected, save for the slim part.
The Nokia Lumia 900
sports a 4.3" WVGA AMOLED display with ClearBlack technology,
polycarbonate unibody in different colors, 1.4GHz Snapdragon APQ8055
chipset, 16GB of internal memory and 1830mAh battery, good for 7 hours
of talk time in 3G mode.
It sports swanky 8MP camera functionality, aided by the Carl Zeiss optics with f2.2/28mm lens,
and features a tech called "double wide mode", for extra scene width
going into your frame. Video capture, however, is still HD 720p at
30fps. There is thankfully a front-facing cam as well, with the Tango video calling app preloaded.
phone weighs 5.6 ounces (160g), and is 5 x 2.7 x .45 inches (127.8 x
68.5 x 11.5 mm) in dimensions, the thinnest Lumia so far. The 900 will
be available in black and cyan colors initially, although we've seen renders of it in burgundy.
There will be some exclusive apps preinstalled on the model upon which Nokia and Microsoft plan to spend the larger part of a $200 million marketing campaign,
aimed to popularize Nokia Windows Phones in the US. In this list is a
CNN app with iReport capabilities, allowing you to be your own breaking
news reporter straight from your smartphone, as well as a partnership
agreement with Electronic Arts to bring 20 notable game titles to the
Nokia Lumia 900.
The Univision app will be exclusive to Nokia Lumia users in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for 18 months, bringing unique Spanish-language content experiences, like entertainment, sports and soccer coverage, news, cooking and local content.
The phone's pricing and availability on AT&T will be unveiled in the coming weeks, but the pricing scheme was promised to be aggressive, with a lot of implied buzz from tech blogs and other media about the device. Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of devices for AT&T, clarified that they will also be incentivizing partners and carrier reps to popularize the Windows Phone platform, as run on the new Lumia 900 flagship from Nokia.
Nokia and AT&T worked hand in hand to bring the Nokia Lumia 900 to market. Our powerful 4G network really amplifies the benefits of the Nokia Lumia 900. Sharing high quality images and videos with its integrated social networking functions is faster than ever; content from U-verse Mobile is more enjoyable on the crisp 4.3-inch screen, and with its huge battery people can do more without worrying about recharging. Together, we are working to supercharge the ecosystem around the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Windows Phone platform.