Nokia confirms AT&T Lumia 900 launch in March

By on January 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM.

Nokia confirms AT&T Lumia 900 launch in March

AT&T will launch Nokia’s highly anticipated Lumia 900 smartphone in March, Nokia revealed on Thursday. While the company failed to make any concrete release details available during its press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this week, preliminary launch details were included in a developer newsletter the Finnish vendor sent out on Thursday. “The Nokia Lumia 900 phone runs Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5,” the newsletter read. “It is the biggest and fastest smartphone yet. And it will become available exclusively through AT&T in March.” BGR took a hands-on look at the Nokia Lumia 900 earlier this week, and it is easily one of the best Windows Phone handsets we have handled to date. Beyond the sleek design, the Lumia 900 features a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, 4G LTE and a user experience that ranks among the best available on a modern smartphone. More →

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Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on

By on January 10, 2012 at 4:27 PM.

Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on

Leading up to the Consumer Electronics Show this year, Nokia’s first Windows Phone for AT&T was definitely one of the smartphone announcements we were anticipating most anxiously. We were fans of the Lumia 800 when we reviewed it, but when our sources let us know that a bigger handset that maintained the Lumia 800’s design aesthetic would launch soon after CES, the 800 lost its luster. In line with our exclusive report, Nokia’s brand new Lumia 900 features the same unique design and build as the Lumia 800 Nokia launched last year, but there are two key differences that make this smartphone our clear favorite. It includes compatibility with AT&T’s new 4G LTE network, and it packs a larger 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display. The larger form factor was designed with the U.S. market in mind according to Nokia, and the size of the device is ideal. The Lumia 900’s build is outstanding as well, and Windows Phone 7.5 is beyond smooth thanks to the phone’s 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor. Nokia and AT&T haven’t yet revealed pricing or a launch date, but Nokia did say it will become available in the coming months. We can’t wait to review this gorgeous smartphone but in the mean time, check out our hands-on Lumia 900 photo gallery below.

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Nokia Lumia 900 official for AT&T: 4G LTE, 4.3-inch display

By on January 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM.

Nokia Lumia 900 official for AT&T: 4G LTE, 4.3-inch display

Nokia took the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show and announced the company’s first 4G LTE smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 900. The device features a 4.3-inch Clearblack AMOLED display and will launch exclusively on AT&T in black and cyan color options. Similar to the Lumia 800, 710, and Nokia N9, the Lumia 900 features a polycarbonate shell that Nokia calls both bold and beautiful. The device sports a 1.4GHz processor, 4G LTE connectivity, a 1830 mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, with an 8-megapixel rear camera that features a 28mm f/2.2 Carl Zeiss lens and a front-facing f/2.4 wide-angle camera. The Lumia 900 will be available within the coming months and will be priced aggressively, according to Nokia. Read on for the press release.  More →

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Live from Nokia’s CES 2012 press conference

By on January 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM.

Live from Nokia’s CES 2012 press conference

Nokia recently announced its first Windows Phone for the U.S. market late last year — T-Mobile’s Lumia 710 — but the Finnish vendor has a lot more in store. Today, we finally get our first glimpse at Nokia’s flagship smartphone that is set to launch on AT&T in the near future. The Lumia 900 or Ace, as it is rumored to be named on AT&T, reportedly shares the same look and feel as the Lumia 800 but it packs two big new features: 4G LTE, and a bigger form factor along with a larger display. Are the rumors right? Does Nokia have any other surprises in store? Hit the break for our live coverage of Nokia’s press conference. More →

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AT&T’s Nokia Ace to receive $100 million marketing push

By on January 4, 2012 at 8:25 AM.

AT&T’s Nokia Ace to receive $100 million marketing push

Microsoft, Nokia and carrier partners are planning a $100 million marketing push for the Nokia Ace (also known as the Lumia 900) when it launches in the United States. While the Ace isn’t yet official, it has been rumored that AT&T will unveil the device during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. We exclusively reported in November that the Ace will offer a 1.4GHz processor, a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and an 8-megapixel camera. Other reports have suggested it will run Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and support AT&T’s 4G LTE network. According to BetaNews, the Ace will hit AT&T store shelves in March where it will receive “hero” status. It is unclear how Microsoft, AT&T and Nokia will split the $100 million in marketing, but the hero status suggests it will be the focus of AT&T commercials, print ads, digital ads and in-store marketing. More →

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AT&T and Verizon testing 4G LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

By on December 12, 2011 at 7:10 PM.

AT&T and Verizon testing 4G LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

AT&T and Verizon Wireless are reportedly testing a special 4G LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia device. Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) doesn’t officially support the faster data network, but Nokia has been testing a Lumia phone with carriers in an effort to accelerate the carrier approval process, CNET said Monday. We exclusively reported that Nokia will launch its upcoming flagship device in early 2012. The phone will is rumored to include Windows Phone “Tango,” which could be the missing link for 4G LTE support, as well as a 1.4GHz processor, a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and an 8-megapixel camera. It remains unclear if the new Lumia phone will be the first 4G LTE smartphone on AT&T and Verizon, or if Nokia has another device up its sleeves. CES is just a few weeks away though, so we should know soon enough.  More →

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Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone will hit U.S. in early 2012

By on November 29, 2011 at 11:15 AM.

Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone will hit U.S. in early 2012

We just got the lowdown on one of Nokia’s upcoming flagship devices currently set to launch in early 2012 in the United States. According to our source, the new Nokia smartphone will be the Lumia 900, a Windows Phone with the same basic identity as the Lumia 800 but with a bigger display and other enhancements. The handset will reportedly feature a 1.4GHz processor, a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and an 8-megapixel camera, and it will ship with Windows Phone “Tango.” We have also been told by a trusted source that Nokia is prepping a huge marketing blitz in the U.S. for January and February, which leads us to believe that we can expect the Finnish vendor’s new flagship Windows Phone to launch some time after CES in January.

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Nokia Lumia 900 revealed in leaked promo [video]

By on November 17, 2011 at 8:15 PM.

Nokia Lumia 900 revealed in leaked promo [video]

Nokia’s upcoming flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 900, has been revealed in a leaked promotional video aimed at developers. First discovered by Netherlands-based All About Phones, the video was accidentally posted to Nokia’s public YouTube channel before being marked private. The video offers very little in the way of details, though it does show an image of the sleek Windows Phone next to the text, “When you bring together Nokia’s stunning new hardware and a dynamic Microsoft OS you get amazing every day.” Nokia’s Lumia 900, code-named Ace, is expected to feature a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, a 1.4GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. Nokia France boss Paul Amsellem on Wednesday alluded to the device while speaking with a French newspaper, but Nokia responded to reports by saying it had nothing to announce at this time. Nokia’s full promotional video follows below. More →

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Nokia responds to Windows 8 tablet rumors, says it has no announcements to make

By on November 16, 2011 at 10:01 AM.

Nokia responds to Windows 8 tablet rumors, says it has no announcements to make

Nokia on Wednesday commented on a report suggesting the Finnish vendor had plans to launch a Windows 8 tablet in June 2012. The company would not confirm or deny the report, which cited Nokia France boss Paul Amsellem has having revealed Nokia’s launch plans for the next-generation slate. “We haven’t announced any plans anywhere in the world at this point regarding a potential tablet strategy,” a Nokia spokesperson told BGR in an email. Read on for more. More →

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Nokia may launch flagship Windows Phone soon, Windows 8 tablet in June [updated]

By on November 16, 2011 at 8:01 AM.

Nokia may launch flagship Windows Phone soon, Windows 8 tablet in June [updated]

Nokia is said to be readying the release of a flagship Windows Phone handset to join the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, as well as a Windows 8-powered tablet that could launch as soon as June 2012. Speaking to French newspaper LesEchos, Nokia France head Paul Amsellem reportedly dished some new details surrounding Nokia’s forthcoming devices. With regard to smartphones, Amsellem likened the Lumia 800 to a mid-level luxury sedan and said a high-end model is on the way. “It’s just the equivalent of the BMW 5 Series,” he told the paper. “We will soon have a full range with a Series 7 and Series 3.” Even more intriguing, the executive reportedly confirmed that Nokia will launch a Windows 8 tablet in June, suggesting that Microsoft’s next-generation operating system could launch ahead of schedule; Microsoft said earlier this year that the new OS would become available in the second half of 2012. Nokia did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

UPDATE: Nokia supplied BGR with a statement regarding this report, which can be read here. More →

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