First LTE Windows Phones Will Be Available April 8
Booth handsets were announced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The Lumia 900 will be the third smartphone released by Nokia in the U.S. following its partnership with Microsoft. The first handset released after that partnership, the Lumia 710, is currently available at T-Mobile stores. The second, the Lumia 800, isn’t available on any U.S. Carriers, but it’s available for purchase from Microsoft stores.
“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,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of devices at 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.”
The Lumia 900 is in many ways a larger version of the Lumia 800, and has a 4.3” ClearBlack AMOLED display. The handset comes sporting an 8-megapixel camera with a large aperture (F2.2) for taking photos in low-light conditions, and wide angle focal length (28mm) for taking wide-angle shots, such as a photo of your friends sitting at the dinner table.
The HTC Titan II is HTC’s followup to the original HTC Titan. The Windows Phone 7 handset has a 4.7” Super LCD screen and will have a 16-megapixel camera, the highest resolution available on any of AT&T’s smartphone cameras AT&T to date.
The Lumia 900 will initially be available for $99.99 in cyan and black on April 8, with a high-gloss white version going on sale on April 22. Customers can also preorder the handset online starting March 30. The HTC Titan II will also be available April 8 for $199.99.
Will you be ordering either of the LTE Windows Phones?
Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor
March 26, 2012