Speculation is growing that Nokia is preparing to launch another Windows Phone 7 handset and that it’ll be the Lumia 900, a phone which has been rumoured ever since the launch of the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800. Earlier this week, a tweet sent by the Swiss network Swisscom let slip the Lumia 900 would be released at the end of February next year, and now we’ve got our first look at what could be the real thing.
Leaked to WMPoweruser.com by an anonymous tipster, the digital render shows a phone which looks very similar to the Lumia 800, except for one key thing. Look closely at the capacitive Windows buttons beneath the screen and then compare them to the Lumia 800: They’re closer to the bottom of the chassis and spaced more widely, suggesting a larger screen.
One of the key features of the rumored 900 is supposed to be a 4.3″ touchscreen, hence the belief the phone you see here is Nokia’s new flagship WP7 handset. Other potential features include a 1.4Ghz processor, an 8 megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM and even the chance of Windows Phone 7 Tango, the next version of Microsoft’s operating system.
Of course, there’s absolutely no proof this is the Lumia 900, and it could end up being a fan-created image. If it does exist though, and Swisscom’s prediction that the 900 will go on sale at the end of February next year is correct; it’s going to be a tight squeeze if Nokia intends to announce it at Mobile World Congress, which runs from the 27th February to the 1st March.
Evidence of the Lumia 900′s existence is certainly growing, so let’s see what comes next.