CES 2012: Nokia and AT&T introduce Nokia Lumia 900 on 4G LTE network

By Telecom Lead Team: Mobile phone major Nokia and
AT&T announced the Nokia Lumia 900, the first of Nokia’s Windows
Phone-based range to feature LTE connectivity. 

Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack
Display for rich, bright images both indoors and out, faster connection
speeds based on cutting-edge 4G LTE technology, and a long-lasting 1830 mAH
battery for enjoying content all day. 

“Nokia and AT&T worked hand in hand to bring
the Nokia Lumia 900 to market. Our powerful 4G network really amplifies the
benefits of the Nokia Lumia 900. Sharing high quality images and videos with
its integrated social networking functions is faster than ever; content from U-verse
Mobile is more enjoyable on the crisp 4.3-inch screen, and with its huge
battery people can do more without worrying about recharging,” said Jeff
Bradley, senior vice president of devices for AT&T.

The primary camera includes Nokia’s exclusive Carl
Zeiss optics, with large aperture (F2.2) and wide angle focal length (28mm)
for high-quality, uncropped images even in low-light conditions. In addition,
the Nokia Lumia 900 includes a front-facing camera boasting a large aperture
and a wide angle lens that ensures sharp, bright images for high-quality
video calling, right out of the box.

Nokia’s third Lumia smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 900
builds on Lumia’s head-turning design on the outside and a rich social and
Internet experience on the inside. People Hub is the quickest way to
connect with friends with Live Tiles for real-time updates and a fast Web
browsing experience with Internet Explorer Mobile.

“The introduction of the Nokia Lumia 900 with
AT&T is another significant milestone in the ongoing rollout of Nokia’s
global smartphone strategy. The Nokia Lumia 900 is designed specifically with
the US in mind and the announcement of this collaboration with AT&T, in
addition to other recent announcements, signifies a new dawn for Nokia in the
US,” said Chris Weber, president of Nokia Americas.


AT&T announced a wide range of new LTE based devices
at CES. It demonstrated that it is serious about LTE and has the clout to get
device vendors including Samsung, HTC, Pantech and Nokia behind its strategy.
Impressively, it has also launched a wider range in terms of price points,
operating systems and form factors than Verizon, which launched much earlier.
Verizon will have some work to do to catch up, especially at the low end,” said
Jan Dawson, Ovum Analyst.

However, all these devices are only able to use LTE in
the few markets where AT&T has launched, and in that respect AT&T is
still well behind Verizon. Although it is rolling out rapidly, it has yet to
provide an update on its LTE strategy since its merger plans with T-Mobile fell
apart, and the last available plans suggest it will continue to trail Verizon’s
LTE coverage.

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