Microsoft chief executive Steven Ballmer joined Nokia boss Stephen Elop to reveal the Finland-based mobile phone titan’s plans to hit the US market in coming months, with a Lumia 900 smartphone designed for the media-gobbling habits.(see previous blog reporting the up and coming launch at https://speedingdragon.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/nokia-900-confirmed-for-usa-early-2012/)
The Lumia 900 was not disclosed, but it will be offered exclusively on the latest generation 4G LTE network of US telecom giant AT&T.
It will sport a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with a resolution of 480 x 800, come with 8 megapixel AF camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 720p video recording at 30fps and 1 megapixel front facing camera. Powered by 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor, the phone will include 16GB internal memory and 512MB RAM. For connectivity, Lumia 900 will offer support for 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth v4.0 and NFC. It will of course run WP7.5 Mango.
“We believe the industry has shifted from a battle of devices to a war of ecosystems,” Elop said. “Clearly there are strong contenders on the field in this war of ecosystems,” he told a room packed with press on the eve of the opening of CES expo in Las Vegas. “With Lumia, we are establishing beachheads in countries and we will push forward with sales, marketing and successive products.” Elop said that Nokia had used Lumia models to establish beachheads” in Europe, India, and Hong Kong. The company planned to start the US invasion on January 11 with a Lumia 710 model that will be priced at $49 when bought with T-Mobile service contracts.