Introducing Nokia’s First 4G LTE Windows Phone – The Lumia 900
>By Christopher Weaver
The latest and greatest evolution of the Nokia Windows Phone line of smartphones is now official, and it’s called the Nokia Lumia 900. Very similar in design to the Lumia 800, but with a few key factors that set it apart. First is something many people crave these days, a larger display — a 4.3 inch AMOLED with a resolution of 800 x 480 to be exact. If you’re one that just can’t stop capturing photos of your beautiful face, than the addition of a 1.3MP front facing camera might pique your interest. Here’s a few more photos of this nicely crafted device.
While we don’t yet know for sure when this phone will hit the market or the asking price, here’s some more information that we do know. It will be an AT&T exclusive device that will run on their 4G LTE network, that’s right, it’s an LTE Windows Phone from Nokia. We also know a few of the hardware specifications such as a 1.4GHz Snapdragon single core processor, 512MB of RAM, and an 1,830mAh battery to feed this phone the juice. Color choices will be disappointing as far as having many options, but those you will have are either cyan or matte black. As I imagine most people will want to get all the juicy details, simply click the press release below to find out more.
I must say on a parting note, that after handling the Lumia 800 briefly today and simply experiencing it’s scrolling capabilities that there are smoother phones on the market and I fear that the Lumia 900 may perform the same way.
The primary camera includes Nokia’s exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, with large aperture (F2.2) and wide angle focal length (28mm) for high-quality, uncropped images even in low-light conditions. In addition, the Nokia Lumia 900 includes a front-facing camera boasting a large aperture and a wide angle lens that ensures sharp, bright images for high-quality video calling, right out of the box
Nokia’s third Lumia smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 900 builds on Lumia’s head-turning design on the outside and a rich social and Internet experience on the inside. People Hub is the quickest way to connect with friends with Live Tiles for real-time updates and a fast Web browsing experience with Internet Explorer Mobile.
“The introduction of the Nokia Lumia 900 with AT&T is another significant milestone in the ongoing rollout of Nokia’s global smartphone strategy,” said Chris Weber, president of Nokia Americas. “The Nokia Lumia 900 is designed specifically with the US in mind and the announcement of this collaboration with AT&T, in addition to other recent announcements, signifies a new dawn for Nokia in the US.”
The Nokia Lumia 900 benefits from a range of leading content experiences:
– The AT&T U-verse Mobile** app lets U-verse TV subscribers browse the U-verse TV program guide, schedule and manage their DVR recordings, and watch hit TV shows while on the go. The U-verse Mobile library includes more than 100 TV series and more than 700 TV shows from a variety of genres.
– Nokia Drive, available to download from Windows Phone Marketplace, provides free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation with a dedicated in-car user interface that turns the Nokia Lumia 900 into a GPS navigation device.
– The exclusive ESPN sports hub is pre-loaded on Nokia Lumia smartphones, and provides a one-stop sports application for news, videos and scores.
– The CNN App for Windows Phones provides the latest news and video from CNN’s reporting around the globe and direct access to iReport, CNN’s participatory news community. Launching globally for free in the next month, the CNN App will be exclusive to Nokia users for 90 days.
– The Univision App will be exclusive to Nokia Lumia users in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for 18 months, delivering unique and exclusive Spanish-language content experiences, including Univision entertainment, sports and soccer coverage, plus news, cooking and local content for different U.S. markets – all in one App.
– A partnership with EA to bring over 20 of the world’s most popular games to the Windows Phone marketplace, coming first to Nokia Lumia devices.
“Nokia and AT&T worked hand in hand to bring the Nokia Lumia 900 to market. Our powerful 4G network really amplifies the benefits of the Nokia Lumia 900. Sharing high quality images and videos with its integrated social networking functions is faster than ever; content from U-verse Mobile is more enjoyable on the crisp 4.3-inch screen, and with its huge battery people can do more without worrying about recharging,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of devices for AT&T. “Together, we are working to supercharge the ecosystem around the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Windows Phone platform.”