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Report says Nokia Lumia 900 coming to T-Mobile in Q3 with 12MP camera

Report says Nokia Lumia 900 coming to T-Mobile in Q3 with 12MP camera
Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900

According to a rival wireless carrier, AT&T's exclusivity period with the Nokia Lumia 900 is only 45 days from its expected March 18th launch date. And that means that by the third quarter, other carriers will be able to add Nokia's latest flagship phone to their roster. Based on what the source for Windows SuperSite told them, T-Mobile is on the top of the list to offer the model sometime in Q3. And to add insult to injury for AT&T customers, the T-Mobile version is expected to be equipped with a 12MP camera instead of the 8MP shooter on the AT&T variant.

According to the report, Verizon "probably" would be next on the list after T-Mobile to offer the Lumia 900, followed "possibly"  by Sprint, although those two carriers haven't exactly been flooding the market with Windows Phone handsets. It's an interesting piece of gossip to chew over during an NFL Playoff Sunday afternoon, especially if you are a T-Mobile customer.

source: WinSuperSite via WMPoweruser

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posted on 15 Jan 2012, 17:16

1. Netolic (Posts: 139; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


249.99 on contract?

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 17:31 5

2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


F**k yea! If such a thing happens, I'm going to definitely buy it. This thing will be the Nokia N8 of Windows Phone!

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 17:48 5

3. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i hope they slam it full of their high end camera hardware and upgrade the software. would make a great selling point. :)

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 18:18 3

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5562; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i have a friend that just bought a Radar that's pretty serious about point & shoot abilities that's gonna be sick if this happens. xD

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 18:43 2

5. CellularNinja (Posts: 301; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


This would be a nice addition to T-Mobile's lineup. I hope Nokia can make a comeback in the U.S. market, and this may be the start of it.

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 19:09 1

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


Tmobile I'll believe but Verizon and sprint, good luck. Either way let us all start praying that the rumors are true.

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 19:11 1

7. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Me Gusta! If the camera sensor is the same with the n8, then I'm undeniably envious like hell, crossing my fingers that this version will see a release throughout the rest of the world.

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 19:51

8. snowgator (Posts: 3200; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Fun. Love the fact that T-Mo will have a chance to get a high end WP for all its support.

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 19:57

9. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 360; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


12MP...waka......Nokia.........waka.......win........wakawaka

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 20:29 1

10. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Even if there will be 12MP camera unit, i doubt the quality will be comparable with N8.

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 20:48 2

11. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Unless it has the same camera sensor found on the n8, but that possibility given the ergonomics of the Lumia 900 is sketchy. . .

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 20:56

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5562; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


why's that?

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 22:46

16. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


Because the sensor area on the N8 is about 3 times bigger than that found on camera phones like the iPhone 4S (1/3.2). It requires a bigger, deeper space to mount...hence the large module found on the N8. Sure the Xenon flash and AF CZ optics also require space...but it's really the massive sensor that drove the design req. The N8 sensor is actually bigger than those found on quality point and shoot cameras. Specifically, it has a 1/1.18 dimension while others, like on the Lumix compact zoom cameras are usually 1/2.33.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 01:48

20. rd_nest (Posts: 743; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Not true.

N8 uses 1/1.83 inch sensor. That's about 75% larger than 4S.

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 21:20 1

13. jdubis (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Why would verizon want that. Nokia already said they were making a phone exclusive to each carrier. So why would anyone doubt that verizon would get anything less than HD and a dual core. Support for the dual core and HD screen is already in the manufactures hands, so why not give verizon the best phone since they do have the best network.

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 21:50 1

14. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Nice. I just wish the AT&T version would have a 12mp camera. TMOs customers are sooooo lucky.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 14:26

23. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


LMAO where does my down vote come from? Me wishing AT&T got a 12MP version or that TMO customers are lucky? lol

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 22:09

15. joey18 (Posts: 514; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Is nice phone i'm verizon fanboy so this will work better on verizon network then other cariers maybe nokia lumia 900 with windows tango or apollo will come to verizon

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 23:40 1

17. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


it made me laugh on the article were it says to add insult to at&t customers the t-mobile version will have a 12 megapixel camera .. hmm wateva at&t made it official that it will get the htc titan with a 16 megapixel camera and the xperia ion with a 12 megapixel camera so ha take that t-mobile customers u aint the only one with a 12 mp camera phone. cuz us att customers will have 2 phones to choose from the titan 2 with a 16 mp camera or the xperia ion with a 12 mp camera.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 16:46

25. capsloc (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Too bad the sensors on the Titan II won't be that great.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 00:17

18. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Why CDMA hate wp7 ?

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 00:55 1

19. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Is not CDMA hate to WP7 is todays and future tech that can't go along with such of obsolete cell tech...…ask VZW why they rush their LTE and why they only want phones with LTE……!!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 02:07 1

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


Its nice to see T-Mobile support for Nokia phones.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 11:01 1

22. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


OK, So the 900 as is, going to any other carrier is false. I was fortunate enough to be at CES and spoke to people from Nokia and MS and they told me the AT&T exclusivity is for the lifetime of the product, for all markets in which AT&T operates. In fact, except for the iPhone, this is something they insist on for all devices they carry (and they had it for the first iphone too if you remember). That 45 day exclusivity is very much false.

As for a T-Mobile variant, with different hardware spec, and different name (Lumia 910 foe example) it's entirely possible. Such a device wouldn't vilate AT&T's exclusivity as it would be a different device. Also if Q3, hopefully it would come with Appollo or be upgradable to Appollo too.

The only bit of skepticism here I have is to say if we haven't seen a new Symbian device with such a camera, don't expect a WP7 one with one. It is clear to me that NOkia's next N8 successor will be Symbian first, WP7 second as image processing software is more developed and advanced right now on Symbian than on Windows Phone.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 00:31

24. rsiders (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Wow this is great especially if its true but like I keep saying, they continue to make customers play the waiting game. I'm willing to bet 10 high-powered Android devices will come to T-Mobile alone before this even becomes a reality. I really think people who bought first gen Windows phones (not on ATT) have been pushed to extreme limits waiting and waiting for the next great Windows Phone. That said, I'll keep my eyes open but by that time I will already have had my first child, and I'm not sure if I'll even be thinking about any phone at that point. Family first.

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