The wait may finally be over for AT&T customers in the United States. According to an unnamed reader of WPCentral, AT&T has just given confirmation that the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone will be on pre-order by April 8 and will be formally released the day after.
Originally slated for a mid-March release date, AT&T has postponed releasing Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone, perhaps wanting to avoid seeing it released at the same time as Apple’s New iPad, which is, incidentally, also carried by AT&T.
Currently, AT&T’s website has the words “Coming Soon” and “The Smartphone Everyone is Talking About” posted in a teaser ad for the Lumia 900. Nokia, Microsoft and AT&T have not yet formally confirmed the April 9th release date, but one thing’s for sure – if it says “Coming Soon” on AT&T’s site, they mean it.
The Nokia Lumia 900’s main features include a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon single-core processor, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and 4.3-inch AMOLED screen with both Corning Gorilla Glass and Nokia Clear Black.
The camera is especially noteworthy, though, as this 8-megapixel rear shooter features Carl Zeiss optic, HD video support and dual-LED flash. An update to the forthcoming Windows Phone Apollo should be available soon, but in the meantime, Windows’ most current OS (Mango) will ship with the handset. Lastly, 4G LTE support is available for US customers.
It’s been a while since CES 2012, where the Lumia 900 was one of the annual expo’s biggest stars.
Will this Nokia Windows Phone live up to the hype?
It won’t be long before we find that out.