Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T announced, brings high hopes for Windows Phone's proliferation in the US

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T announced, brings high hopes for Windows Phone's proliferation in the US
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.

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.


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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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23 Comments

1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yippee!!!

2. smartx84

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...

4. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

thats because ios has really good keyboard mechanics

6. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

True. I actually thought WP7's keyboard was better than iOS's prior to Mango. After Mango it seemed to become a little less accurate.

12. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

as strange as it seems i agree.. mango made the keyboard a little worse i think.. idk why

3. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

nice. this is the high end phone we need-- not much more to ask for except front-facing camera?

13. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

nevermind it got updated to say there is a front facing camera

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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.

5. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Finally, a quality windows phone 7 device!

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

It has a front facing camera.

8. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

My only dilemma is which color should I get.

22. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

All colors are enticing but I kinda drooled on the Red/Magenta one. . .

9. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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

16. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

FFC is confirmed.

10. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

epic fail!

23. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Fail on what bird brain?

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Anybody knows if it have sd micro?

15. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

internal 16gb

14. fleanote

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 14, 2011

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.

17. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

"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!

18. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

ESPN, Univision, CNN, and navigation are the high light of Nokia WP?

19. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

What happened to camera and all its glory?

20. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Boo! Only in North America. The world wants it too you d**ks.

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