Nokia Lumia 900 to come to Europe also after all?

Nokia Lumia 900 to come to Europe also after all?
When Stephen Elop unveiled the 4.3-inch LTE-equipped Nokia Lumia 900 at CES he was very explicit - the handset is built for the US market and comes exclusive to it. A recent comment by Nokia Portugal, though, stirred those clean waters, by suggesting the opposite - that the Lumia 900 will be coming to Europe this year.

"To answer the question, Daniel, yes, we will also launch the Nokia 900 in Portugal,” the comment read. It was swiftly deleted, but left lingering thoughts. Could the device really cross the big pond for a huge launch in Europe? If it arrives in Portugal, it’s only logical that it comes to other European countries as well. 

Recent rumors suggest that the AT&T exclusivity is only for between a month and a half and three months. What’s more - whispers floating around claim the device is ready for global launch in the middle of 2012. As LTE is not widely deployed in Europe, the version for the Old Continent should be without the LTE radio, but to make up for the difference the European Lumia 900 might feature a 12-megapixel camera instead of an 8-megapixel one.


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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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12 Comments

1. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

Well, this would be my next phone then. I thought I would wait till mid year, and this seems to be perfect (although my fear is the Galaxy S3 will be announced before then and trump it easily).

5. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

Are you using a Windows Phone now? Trust me, use it for everyday life and you won't turn back. Hopefully this get's released in time for my June upgrade, then I will definitely get this.

7. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

I use all 3 OS's, but WP7 is my main choice of device (Omnia 7).

12. smartx84

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

wp7 is a fantastic OS, and that close to being the best. it will be thou come next upgrade. i 've a lumia 800 its a beautiful hardware married with an elegant OS. one or two basic functionalities still missing but nothing too annoying. i'll trade my lumia 800 w/ this one.

2. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

there was a commercial of this phone the other day on cnn asia. so i think it is coming to asia very soon.

11. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I came across a website of an online store in Singapore advertising the Lumia 900 marked with "Soon" in the page: http://www.sgbest.com/product.php?id=402

3. T00muchF00D

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Im just waiting patiently. I have the money to buy it....your move nokia/at&t...

4. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I knew this was going to happen the Lumia 900 is too good a design to just be for the American market a good thing also the Lumia 800 can purchased from the Microsoft store here in American for those who want a smaller version of th Lumia 900 without a front facing camera. it ashame Nokia didn't make a new 710 with a front facing camera for People cannot afford a 500$ plus smart phone it would be A big HIT if it went on sale for 380$. people could buy it out right and have a good buy.

6. bluechrism

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

"Recent rumors suggest that the AT&T exclusivity is only for between a month and a half and three months." AT&T exclusivity definatly for life time of device in the markets in which AT&T operates. I was told this during CES directly by Vance Kim, Lumia 900 Proiduct Marketing Manager at Nokia. A trustworthy source I would say. However, i don't think this stops there being variants, even in north america at some point, and it's even possible that the same device shown at CES will come to portugal and europe without being a problem for AT&T and the agreement they and Nokia have regarding the 900. BUt still not conviced if it does come out in europe, it won't be modified slightly (e.g no LTE perhaps) and have a different name (e.g Lumia 901).

8. bluechrism

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

9. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

If they release a 900 without LTE and instead a fantastic 12MP camera, I'm buying it unlocked and using it with AT&T!

10. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

hopefully Verizon is not left out of this phone offering...i would like to see this phone up close & personal

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