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

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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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

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

2. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 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.!

3. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i want it

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

7. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 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.

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

11. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

5. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

6. DechyX

Posts: 155; Member since: May 16, 2011

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

9. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

10. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

12. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

And BGR is PhoneArena's source? Lawd!

13. Shin

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

disappointed but i will wait...

14. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

15. rayman173

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 21, 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)

16. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

17. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

@-box- A very good reasoning comment

18. Braunsys

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 18, 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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