Microsoft Reveals The Nokia Lumia 900, First Windows Phone With 4G LTE
While market share for Windows Phone 7 isn’t the greatest, Microsoft is looking to change that. In a partnership with Nokia, the company showed off the Nokia Lumia 900 which also happens to be the first Windows Phone with 4G LTE capability.
“The model, the Lumia 900, will be available in coming months exclusively from AT&T, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, the companies said at an event in Las Vegas yesterday. The handset will be one of the first Windows-based phones to use the next-generation technology known as long-term evolution, or LTE. Nokia didn’t give the sales date or price details.”
Users can expect the same operating system experience, just this time in a faster package.
“The Lumia 900 is not only about a great device, but it’s also about inspiring a great ecosystem,” Nokia Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop said at the event. “An ecosystem is more than just the apps. It’s more than the device. It’s more than the operating system.”
Nokia seems to be very passionate about the smartphone and Windows Phone 7, as they should be since they announced last year that they will be going all in with Microsoft’s new mobile OS.
“The Lumia 900 is probably the best device that has carried Windows Phone so far,” said Al Hilwa, an analyst at IDC in Seattle. “This is a hot device. The issue is how quickly they can get it here. The market is moving at an incredible velocity.”
Specs of the Lumia 900:
- 4.3 inch AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass
- 800×480 resolution
- 1.4Ghz single core processor
- 512MB RAM
- 1 megapixel front facing camera, 8 megapixel rear facing camera with ability to shoot video in 720p HD
- 16GB storage
- 4G LTE support through AT&T