Nokia Announces Lumia 900 as AT&T Exclusive (Update)


We were hoping to learn about Nokia’s Lumia 900 during AT&T’s developer event from earlier today, but while we did have that opportunity to get the skinny on the HTC Titan II, Nokia’s Stephen Elop teased that we’d have to wait just a little longer for his company’s news. Sure enough, Nokia’s own event kicked-off at the start of the hour, and it took this opportunity to finally announce the Lumia 900, coming to the US as an exclusive to AT&T LTE.

We’ve been hearing about the Lumia 900 for weeks, saw plenty of potential images of the device, and finally brought you the first official pictures of the handset earlier today. Though we heard about Nokia testing LTE phones on both AT&T and Verizon, the Lumia 900 will only be available from AT&T at launch. Nokia didn’t directly answer questions about the future possibility of the Lumia 900 crossing-over to Verizon, but seemed to suggest it would like to see something like that happen.

Several details we learned about the phone’s hardware have been confirmed, like the polycarbonate shell and the 4.3-inch ClearBlack display. Nokia made a point to play-up the Lumia 900’s camera performance, including a front-facing component with light sensitivity to challenge even the main sensor on other phones. The smartphone will include an 1830 mAh battery, and will supposedly last longer than other LTE-enabled handsets on the market.

Pricing info, and further details on just when the phone will be released weren’t available, short of “in the coming months”.

Nokia Lumia 900

Update: If you didn’t manage to grab a seat in Vegas and see Stephen Elop himself on stage, check out the event recording below:

Source: BGR

Image: The Verge

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