It won’t be the first Nokia Lumia phone to come to the US that honor goes to the Lumia 710, but the announcement of the Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T is another step in the right direction for Nokia and Microsoft as they try to do something neither has been able to do alone, gain significant market share in US. The Lumia 900 looks similar to it’s Lumia 800 and N9 brethren. It has a 4.3 inch Clear Black AMOLED display, 1.4GHz single-core processor, 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, front-facing camera, and will run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. The Lumia 900 will be pre-loaded with Nokia Drive, a voice turn-by-turn navigation system, and some other apps that will come first to Nokia devices. They include the ESPN sports hub, CNN app for WP, the Univision app, and over 20 EA games. It will come in cyan or matte black; pricing hasn’t been announced yet and availability will be “in the coming months” – sounds familiar.
Nokia Lumia 900 to AT&T0
About the Author
HTC Titan II0
AT&T’s LTE network may be nascent but that isn’t stopping them from giving those data speed demon customers options. HTC unveiled the Titan II, a WP7 Mango phone, that will run on the aforementioned LTE network. There isn’t a complete spec sheet yet but it looks like the Titan II will be very similar to the original Titan except that the former has a 16MP camera and a larger battery. Both have a 1.5GHz single-core Snapdragon processor and a Super LCD display. Remember when you bought a phone and its successor wasn’t announced in 4 months? The Titan II will be available “in the coming months”.
About the Author
Nokia Lumia 710 Coming to T-Mobile0
It’s official the Nokia Lumia 710 will be coming to T-Mobile. Today the two companies announced the device will be availabe in either black or white on Jan 11 for $49.99, after a $50 mail-in-rebate and two-year contract. T-Mobile made it clear that the device is aimed at first time smart phone buyers; however, don’t let that fool you, the Lumia 710 is a very capable device. It has a 3.7 inch WVGA screen with a 1.4Ghz Snapdragon processor and a 5-megapixel camera. It will run Windows Phone 7, which is designed to provide a great user experience no matter the specs. You can find the full press release below.
About the Author
Nokia WP7 coming to America?0
Nokia, in this country, is known for free on contract feature-phones but that is about to change. Rumors have Nokia WP7 devices coming to Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. No dates or models have been confirmed but really it is only a matter of time. The first of the three carriers to release a Nokia WP7 device will, most likely, be T-Mobile. Last week, T-Mobile and Nokia sent out an invitation to a press event for December 14th. Then over the weekend, Pocketnow got its hands on a leaked press shot of a white Lumia 710 with T-Mobile’s branding, making it very likely that is what will be announced.
The rumors sounding devices for AT&T and Verizon are less exciting. CNET is reporting that both carriers are testing a Nokia Lumia 800 with LTE. Testing doesn’t always mean the device will be released especially since the current version of WP7, Mango, does not support LTE radios. With both companies aggressively pushing their next generation networks, we may have to wait for an update to WP7 until AT&T and Verizon start carrying Nokia’s latest devices.
There were many emotions and predictions swirling around the announcement of the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft back in February. Now it seems, we are close to seeing first hand how the two giants will affect the mobile landscape here in the US.