The first 4G LTE-enabled Windows Phone 7 handset, the Nokia Lumia 900, is scheduled to roll out through AT&T starting April 8, 2012. In addition to this, the carrier also plans on launching a high-gloss white variant of the smartphone on April 22, which should retail for $99.99 as well.
Besides its 4G LTE offering, the smartphone will feature the AT&T U-verse Mobile service that is said to allow subscribed users to access over 100 TV series and 700 shows along with a program guide, a schedule and the ability to manage their DVR recordings and watch content from almost anywhere. Furthermore, this Windows Phone 7.5 device comes pre-loaded with applications from the Finland-based manufacturer including Nokia Drive, which can be downloaded through the Marketplace.
“AT&T and Nokia’s relationship spans many years and we’re thrilled to introduce their first 4G LTE Windows Phone only for our customers,” expressed Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T Mobility. “The Lumia 900 is impeccably designed with clean lines and a camera that rivals stand-alone digital cameras on the market today. Combine that with the people-first Windows Phone experience and our 4G networks – the nations’ largest – and it’s clear that this is one of the best phones customers can find.”
Where specifications are concerned, the Lumia 900 houses a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and an 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics as well as an f2.2 aperture and a 28mm wide angle focal length. Powering the handset is a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM that’s backed by a 1,830mAh battery. Potential users will be required to signup for a new 2-year wireless agreement along with one of the carrier’s voice and data plans.
The Nokia Lumia 900 price amounts to $99.99 and it will be available in color options of cyan blue and matte black on April 8. The handset is expected to go up for pre-order starting March 30 through the network operator’s website.