Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T announced, brings high hopes for Windows Phone's proliferation in the US
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 09, 2012, 5:21 PM
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.
The 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.
There is also Nokia Drive for free offline navigation with voice guidance worldwide, Nokia Music, as well as the flashy ESPN and Sesame Street apps, although all of the above are available on the other Nokia Windows Phones as well.
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.
- 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)
Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 30, 2011
hope this goes international...i've a lumia800, beautiful fantastic handset, but despite its 3.7inch display (larger than the iphone), the display itself is a bit narrow and i keep typing errors, and rarely on my iphone4...
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 5:35 PM 0
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thats because ios has really good keyboard mechanics
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 5:36 PM 0
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nice. this is the high end phone we need-- not much more to ask for except front-facing camera?
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 5:35 PM 1
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Its a great start for sure. cant wait for the apollo update so they can get dual core and 1080p cameras. Even if it doesnt need the dual core functionality so much for anything but games, if PROPERLY implemented it can make some great battery savings over a single core.
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 8:18 PM 0
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My only dilemma is which color should I get.
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 5:47 PM 0
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This one could be it, really seems like the full package. 4.3" screen (this size seems to be in high demand) Huge battery LTE Carl Zeiss optics, 28mm wide angle lens, F2.2/2.4 (depending on the source) FFC (not sure, but I believe so) Nokia Lumia's beautiful design WP7
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 5:50 PM 1
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Still looks as sweet as the early leak shots. Like an Ipod shaped candybar :) But come on, 512MB RAM?! You want to compete with the big dogs - I know dual and quad core is out for now, but instead of subsidizing carrier costs - shift those dollars into a 1GB RAM upgrade. You're so close Windows Phone...so close. Keep pushing.
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 6:46 PM 1
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"The most high-end Nokia Windows Phone was just announced exclusively for AT&T's LTE network" I'm happy for AT&T but I don't think I like the sound of the word "exclusively" in that sentence! How about the rest of us not in the AT&T orbit? But I'm sure Nokia will put out, if not the Lumia 900, at least an iteration of it for the rest of the world!
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 6:52 PM 0
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ESPN, Univision, CNN, and navigation are the high light of Nokia WP?
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 7:54 PM 0
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