1/10/2012 11:40:24 AM
Nokia unveils Lumia 900 smartphone
Nokia has unveiled its long-awaited Lumia 900 device, a 4G phone that will be exclusively sold through AT&T in the United States.
No UK release date has been confirmed. The device was unveiled at CES in Las Vegas last night (9 January) and features a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 1.4GHz processor and a front-facing camera for video calls.
It is the first Windows Phone device to feature LTE connectivity. Nokia said it has an 'all day battery life'.
Nokia America's president Chris Weber said: 'The introduction of the Nokia Lumia 900 with AT&T is another significant milestone in the on-going rollout of Nokia's global smartphone strategy. 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.'
Ovum chief analyst Jan Dawson said the device's launch represented Nokia's 'first serious step' into the US. She said: 'This device signals several things: firstly, that Nokia is serious about the US, launching arguably the flagship Lumia device in the US before the rest of the world; secondly, that Nokia has the clout with Windows Phone to allow it to be first to market with an LTE device; and thirdly, that AT&T is now seriously into the business of offering LTE phones.
'The device will get significant marketing support from Nokia and AT&T, and therefore has the best opportunity of any Windows Phone launched to date to do well in the market. However, that's not to say it will be a blockbuster: the exact timing and pricing will be major factors too, and those have not been announced yet.'