Nokia CEO Stephen Elop unveiled the Lumia 900, the premier smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system and perhaps the greatest hope of redemption for Microsoft’s struggling mobile software.
The Nokia Lumia 900, the top-of-the-line Windows Phone from Nokia has arrived almost a year after Microsoft and Nokia first teamed up.
The Lumia 900 will go on sale “in the coming months,” according to a press release, and will be available exclusively on AT&T to begin. Elop emphasized the Lumia 900’s 4.3-inch AMOLED display screen, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a front-facing 1MP camera with built-in video calling capability.
The Lumia 900 will ship with ESPN, CNN and Nokia Drive apps and features a built-in GPS that can be used for navigation without a SIM card.
The Lumia 900 is not the first Nokia device to run the Windows Phone OS. Previously, Nokia outed the Lumia 710, an entry-level, $50 device that will be available on T-Mobile and AT&T, and the Lumia 800, a premium device not yet available in America (It’s coming soon, according to Nokia representatives).
The Lumia 900 is, however, the first Nokia Windows Phone with 4G LTE, the faster mobile network that American carriers are racing to build.
Along with the announcement and a press release, Nokia has made available a YouTube video showcasing the newest member of the Nokia Windows Phone family:
For full product specifications for the Nokia Lumia 900, see the official Nokia website.