Nokia Lumia 900 was announced at CES 2012 but unfortunately at this point of time, it is only available exclusively for AT&T at launch time. I am pretty sure it will be in other countries as well. For Singapore, maybe SingTel will bring them in with their LTE service?
Now, if only Nokia included in NFC to the Lumia 900 and it would be perfect!
What Has Changed?
The design is almost the same as the Nokia Lumia 800 except it has a bigger screen 4.3″ vs 3.7″ while maintaining the same resolution of 800×480.
The processor speed is the same at 1.4GHz, but the Nokia Lumia 900 uses a newer Snapdragon S2 processor, which I think should give it some performance boost over the Nokia Lumia 800.
When it comes to the camera, the back camera remains the same while a 1MP front-facing camera has been added.
The gyroscope has been added to the Nokia Lumia 900 which was missing in the Nokia Lumia 800.
According to My Nokia Blog, the SIM tray design has been changed as well, now it requires a SIM Door Key (as what Nokia calls it, similar to iPhone’s SIM Tray Eject Pin) to open the SIM tray. Because of this change, the micro-USB port is now exposed.
The battery capacity has also been increased from 1,450mAh of the Nokia Lumia 800 to 1,830mAh of the Nokia Lumia 900.
In the same post, Nokia Lumia 900 vs Nokia Lumia 800 – what’s changed by My Nokia Blog, it states that the Nokia Lumia 800 has a curved screen with no bezel while the Nokia 900 has a flat-screen with raised edge bezel.
The Nokia Lumia 900 will only be available in 2 colors (Black or Cyan) instead of 3 like the Nokia Lumia 800.
- Operating: Windows Phone Release 7.5 – Mango Commercial Release 2 (Mango + LTE)
- Processor: 1.4GHz Snapdragon APQ8055 + MDM9200
- Networks: GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100, LTE Band 4 (1700/2100) & 17 (700)
- 4G/LTE – up to 50Mbps down/25Mbps up, HSPA – up to 21Mbps down/5.76 Mbps up
- 4.3″ ClearBlack AMOLED display with WVGA 800×480 resolution
- 512MB RAM
- 16 GB internal memory (14.5GB user memory)
- Primary (Rear-facing): 8MP with f2.2/28mm Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash, Auto Focus, 720p, 30fps video capture
- Secondary (Front-facing): 1MP with f2.4, 30fps video capture (VGA video call resolution)
- A-GPS, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB 2.0 high-speed, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3.5mm headset connector
- 1830mAh battery
- Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetometer, light sensor, Gyroscope
- Volume: 90cc
- Weight: 160 g (5.6 ounces)
- Dimensions (max): 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm (5 x 2.7 x .45 inches)
Nokia Conversations: Nokia Lumia 900 – Born for the USA
Engadget: AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 Hands-on at CES 2012 (video)
My Nokia Blog: Nokia Lumia 900 vs Nokia Lumia 800 – what’s changed
First Nokia smartphone designed specifically for the US features LTE, large display and exclusive applications
Las Vegas, US – Today at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Nokia and AT&T announced the Nokia Lumia 900, the first of Nokia’s Windows®Phone-based range to feature high-speed LTE connectivity. With Nokia’s largest display, the Nokia Lumia 900 delivers a rich content experience from a phone that still fits easily in your hand.
Coming exclusively to AT&T in the coming months in cyan and matte black, the Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack Display for rich, bright images both indoors and out, faster connection speeds based on cutting-edge 4G LTE technology, and a long-lasting 1830 mAH battery for enjoying content all day.
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 the 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.”