Nokia today announced at Mobile World Congress 2012 the Nokia Lumia 900. HOLD ON! Didn’t they announced the Lumia 900 during Consumer Electronics Show 2012?
Well, the Nokia Lumia 900 that was announced in CES2012 has LTE and is exclusive to AT&T. This Lumia 900 that Nokia announced at MWC2012 is a DC-HSPA version (up to 42Mbps) and is available worldwide. I have no idea why Nokia didn’t give it another name.
But name aside, the Nokia Lumia 900 is a beauty. It is basically a upsized Nokia Lumia 800. The Nokia Lumia 900 runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. It has a 4.3 inch WVGA (800×480) ClearBlack AMOLED display with a 1.4 GHz Single Core Snapdragon processor. 8 Megapixel rear facing camera and a 1 Megapixel front facing camera. Just in time for the Skype on Windows Phone 7.
It is no surprise that Nokia is releasing the non LTE version of Nokia Lumia 900 in rest of the world. Most countries aren’t LTE ready and it would make more sense to buy a HSDPA+ version instead.
The Nokia Lumia 900 (Non LTE version) will be shipping in Q2 2012.
I tried the Skype Beta on the Nokia Lumia 800. Since there’s no front facing camera, the other party can only see view from my rear facing camera. Everything works pretty alright. But a little buggy. Well, there’s a reason why it is still in beta.
The full version will be made available in April. Let’s hope they integrate Skype into the phone just like Facebook and Twitter.
Nokia is now issuing its second software update for the Nokia Lumia 800. That’s pretty fast for a new phone like Lumia 800.
The new update includes enhancements to battery performance and better Wi-Fi connectivity.
Nokia Lumia 800 owners will get a new software update prompt on their phone over the next few weeks. This update will be delivered using the Microsoft Zune software (For Windows users) or Windows Phone 7 Connector (For Mac users). Just plug your Lumia 800 to your computer when you receive the new update notification.
Everyone like to associate the colour white with Christmas. It probably makes more sense in countries with winter. Here in Singapore, Christmas seems grey with all the rain pouring down.
Nevertheless, handset makers would still use this opportunity to roll out white colour phones. Personally, I’m not a fan of white colour phones. But I know I’m the rare minority. There’s lots of white phone lovers out there.
So here are some of the white phones hitting our shelves for this holiday season.
BlackBerry Bold 9900
HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio ($868 without contract)
￼HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio ($908 without contract)