Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia hopes the company's new Lumia 900 will help the company recapture some of the American smartphone market, which it has lost to Apple and Samsung.
The Lumia 900 will operate on AT&T's 4G LTE network (where available). It has a 1.4GHz processor, 4.3" AMOLED display (WVGA 800x480), 1,830 mAH battery, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 8MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss lens, and 1MP front camera. A full list of hardware specs is shown in this gallery's last picture.
Nokia did not provide a specific date for the Lumia 900's launch, other than to say "the coming months". The company also failed to provide any pricing information.
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I have a Nokia E71x that did everything I needed in a Cell phone until AT&T dropped the XpressMail app. I use Exchange for my company email and XpressMail for my AT&T email. Looked for a replacement and found the Nokia Lumia 900. It handled my companies Exchange server and allowed numerous other email services. The first 900 I received worked with the exception of hearing and others hearing me during a Bluetooth hands free cell phone call. I could answer and make calls but no one could hear me. I got a replacement 900 that worked perfectly. I could use Nokia Drive maps and hear my music play through my Kenwood Bluetooth car radio, even use the hands free cell phone. Only problem, it was a refurbished 900 with bubbles in the touch screen and scratches across the screen. An AT&T Customer Appeals Manager from the Executive Response Team had a new 900 sent to me since it was less than 30 days old. Yep AT&T did it again. They blocked the Nokia Connection and my Nokia Drive Maps was gone! I tried AT&T Navigator and I could not play my music and use the Navigator at the same time. Total frustration with AT&T. I no longer trust AT&T to maintain apps on a cell after purchasing it. I canceled the 900 since it was within the 30 days and went back to my Nokia E71x. No longer care to receive AT&T email???
The competition is the SGS2 Skyrocket. The 900 falls a good bit short in hardware and function.... Next....
As always there seems to be a massive anti-MSFT thing going on, but I'm old enough to remember how fragmented and disjointed IT was before they came along. Microsoft's strength has always been making things easier for the majority of customers and this interface is another case in point - I hope it works out - and I'd like one of those phones...
I have always liked Nokia phones, therefore, I wish Nokia and Microsoft all the best, and I hope this is just the beginning of great thinks to come.
I'd like to look at more photos, but the page refresh is killing it... I have to scroll down every time... is this a tech sight?
I wouldn't expect much innovation from a company that embraced Windows Mobile for it's devices. The Android and iPhone have way too much momentum, anyway. Nokia's meager offering is as UN-innovative as Microsoft's products in the past 33-34 years.
What!!! No dual or quad core processor? No hi-res screen? Rats, want a Mango phone to replace my iPhone.
Weeeeellllll.... it has the GPU also, but yeah, single ARM core. Kinda disappointing when shown next to the Moto DROID 4, eh?