As had been widely expected, AT&T has just announced plans to offer the Nokia Lumia 900, which will be the first Windows Phone with support for 4G LTE. This is going to be the most advanced Lumia yet, with a large touchscreen and other high-end features.
It is going to have a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with an 800 x 480 (WVGA) resolution. The model will run the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system on a 1.4GHz single-core processor.
At a press conference this afternoon at CES, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said this smartphone has been designed withh the American market in mind — previously, this company put much of its focus on Europe. Elop also described Nokia’s Lumia series as the first “real” Windows Phones.
The Lumia 900 will feature an 8MP rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a large aperture (F2.2) and wide angle focal length (28mm). A front-facing camera will enable videoconferencing.
Its 1830 mAH battery should give a long time between recharges, too.
A detail of this smartphone that wasn’t reveled was the launch date. AT&T was vague, simply saying it will be available “in the comiing months.” Reporters at the CES press event were not allowed to try out this handset, a sign that it’s not yet ready for prime time.
AT&T also kept mum on the subject of cost. Nokia’s Elop did say the Lumia 900 will be “aggressively” priced.
The Consumer Electronics Show started off today, and AT&T will be using this giant tradeshow to take the wraps off a number of 4G-enabled devices.