Nokia Lumia 900 goes international sans LTE, adds white version (from MWC 2012)

Nokia Lumia 900 goes international sans LTE, adds white version (from MWC 2012)Since the Nokia Lumia 900 was introduced as an AT&T-exclusive in the US, there have been various rumors swirling around as to when and how the Lumia 800's bigger Windows Phone brother is going international. Some claimed it'd be named Lumia 910, indicating an upgraded 12MP camera compared to the 8 megapixels on the 900 – but turns out they were all wrong.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is coming as an HSPA+ device to markets outside of the US, and is identical to the AT&T version in all other respects. As an added bonus, there will also be a white version, just like with the Nokia Lumia 800.

So, spec-wise, you'll get exactly what you expect: the brilliant 4.3in ClearBlack AMOLED display, 1.4 GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, and an 8 megapixel camera capable of capturing video in 720p. Not exactly groundbreaking then, but Windows Phone already runs perfectly smooth on slower devices, and the polycarbonate unibody design is still best-in-class.

The new white version is glossy instead of matte, as with the white Lumia 800. In my initial hands-on after the Nokia conference I personally preferred the matte versions, since they offered more grip, and to be honest the gloss felt quite cheap in hand. But I'd say it's largely a matter of personal taste, and since the black and cyan options are available as well, you're spoiled for choice.

You've got till Q2 to make up your mind, and an unlocked Nokia Lumia 900 will set you back €480 (just over £400).

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 27, 2012 at 13:04

16GB, no expansion... for an 8MP shooter with 720p video recording that ain't much, eh?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 27, 2012 at 13:12

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 27, 2012 at 17:49

£445 isn't too bad from a pre-order site, considering places were asking more than that for the Lumia 800 when it was released. Probably means the 900 will be available for ~£400 when it's actually released.


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