Talk of a model above the Lumia 800 in Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 range has been going on ever since the launch of the Lumia devices last year, and today – after many leaks and much speculation – we’ve finally got to see the Lumia 900.
Announced at Nokia’s press conference at CES 2012, it was CEO Stephen Elop who introduced the Lumia 900 to the public, followed by a demonstration by Nokia’s Kevin Shields, before Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was welcomed on stage to complete the all-star line-up.
The specification is as per the leaks. A 4.3-inch AMOLED Clear Black touchscreen dominates the front panel, while the same 1.4GHz processor as the Lumia 800 powers the device. Available in black and cyan, it’ll be the first Windows Phone handset to support a 4G LTE network too.
Continuing on from the Lumia 800/N9′s polycarbonate-bodied design, the Lumia 900 has an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and a wide, 28mm/f2.2 aperture. There’s also a forward-facing video-call lens capable of 30fps.
No price or firm release date has been confirmed for the Lumia 900, with AT&T and Nokia only indicating it would be arriving in the ‘coming months.’ There’s also no information on a European launch. As the Lumia 900 is tailored for AT&T’s 4G network, it certainly won’t be arriving in exactly the same form anyway.
Initial rumours suggested the phone would launch as the Ace in the USA and the Lumia 900 in Europe, so as this has obviously not been the case, perhaps we will have to wait a while for our own big-screen Nokia Lumia 900.