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From: Eric L4/10/2012 10:53:16 AM
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The Nokia Lumia 900: Going Global ...

There are two FauxG versions of the Nokia Lumia 900, one with FauxG LTE and one with different 3G and FauxG frequency bands and FauxG HSPA+ substituted for FauxG LTE:

AT&T North America variant (RM-808): ESGM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100, LTE band 4 (1700/2100) & 17 (700), LTE Cat 3 (50 Mbps Downlink, 25 Mbps Uplink), HSDPA Cat14 (21 Mbps), HSUPA Cat 6 (5.76 Mbps) and WLAN.

Global variant (RM-823): ESGM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, HSDPA+ Dual Carrier Cat 24 (42 Mbps), HSUPA Cat 6 (5.76 Mbps) and WLAN.

The former is available on both AT&T in the USA and Rogers in Canada now. The latter will be available in selected markets like the UK where it is available for preorder now and will be shipping within about a month before distribution is expanded.

>> Nokia Lumia 900 launches in Canada on Rogers

Don Reisinger
April 10, 2012

The mobile device comes with the same $100 price tag with select three-year plans, according to the carrier.

Nokia's Lumia 900 is now available to customers in Canada.

The device, Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 7 model, is now available to Rogers Communications customers, Nokia Canada announced today. The Lumia 900 retails for the same $99.99 price tag consumers will find it for in the U.S., but Rogers customers will only get that pricing with "select" three-year plans.

The Lumia 900, which is available to AT&T customers in the U.S., has gotten off to a stellar start. Just yesterday, the device became the top-seller on Amazon, beating out the Droid Razr Maxx from Motorola Mobility and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In CNET's review of the handset, it received four stars out of five, earning it an "excellent" rating.

Nokia's Lumia 900 comes with Windows Phone 7 and a 4.3-inch display. It's the first of Nokia's Windows Phone 7 models to boast 4G LTE connectivity. ###

>> Nokia Lumia 900 Goes on Pre-Order

[The Global Version of the] Windows Phone handset could launch at the end of the month.

Khidr Suleman
IT Pro
10 Apr 2012

Retailers have put the Nokia Lumia 900 up for pre-order, with the flagship Windows Phone tipped to start shipping at the end of April.

Both Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U are offering the handset, which was announced at CES in January. An official shipping date is yet to be confirmed, but Nokia told IT Pro the handset should be available "in a matter of weeks".

The price of the device will be comparable to other high-end smartphones, but will be offered for free to users who sign up to a two year, £36 per month contract. This will include an allowance of 300 minutes, 1GB data and unlimited text messages.

The Lumia 900 is set to ship with a 4.3in AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of internal memory. The handset will be powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8055 processor and have 512MB of RAM.

This specification is not quite up there with high-end Android handsets, such as the HTC One X, which ships with NVDIA Tegra 3 quad-core chipset and 1GB of RAM. So it will be interesting to see if users are willing to splash out.

Nokia has included a 1830mAh pack to help provide all-day usage, and prevent the battery life problems that were associated with the previous model.

The US version of the device is set to include 4G connectivity, but the UK model will be limited to DC-HSPA support.

However, Nokia will be hoping to woo business users with the Windows Phone 7.5 operating system that comes with Mobile Office support. The device also come with a version of Outlook that more closely resembles the desktop version than Android and iOS handsets.

Nokia will also include proprietary apps that were debuted in the Lumia 800. Users will also be able to access Nokia Drive, Maps, and Music for free. ###

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