Lumia 900 to go on sale April 8?

Lumia 900 / Lumia 800

The Lumia 900 is arguably the most anticipated phone of the year. The premium Nokia device will land on AT&T in the near future and will be Nokia’s big push in the US market.  If you have been salivating at getting your hands on the device, WPcentral is penning that April 8th is the launch date for online/phone orders and April 9th will be the day you can get the device in the flesh.

WPcentral is also stating that the final firmware for the Lumia 900 is set to be released tomorrow which coincides nicely with an early April launch.  As with any rumor, the date is subject to change and until Nokia/AT&T confirms the launch date, take this date with a grain of salt.

Nokia is betting big on the Lumia 900, which we already got our hands on back at CES, to be a big hit when it lands in the US as the company will be promoting the device as its flagship model.  From our initial impressions, Nokia has a well built, highly attractive device, but as with everything, price and subsequent competition will determine its long-term success.

Nokia has already started its return to the US with the Lumia 710 on sale at T-Mobile and the Lumia 800 at the Microsoft store. The company has undergone a monumental shift in its strategy by adopting the Windows Phone platform and Microsoft is counting on Nokia to help penetrate the highly competitive mobile market with their devices to help boost Windows Phone’s marketshare. 

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SubZenit said,
Lumia 800 all the way, I like the size of it, and the lines, altough they look pretty similar.

Pretty similar? They are the exact same design only the 900 is bigger.

ahhell said,

Pretty similar? They are the exact same design only the 900 is bigger.

No, 900 is not curved, has a front facing camera, not pentile, has gyroscope and uses a different CPU

ahhell said,

Pretty similar? They are the exact same design only the 900 is bigger.

Are you blind or something? It's pretty obvious that they are not the same, none of them are exactly the same, Lumia 710 it's different too, and so on. Fail too look smarter. Sorry.

FoxieFoxie said,

No, 900 is not curved, has a front facing camera, not pentile, has gyroscope and uses a different CPU

All right... all right... but apart from not being curved and a front camera and not pentile and having a gyroscope and a different CPU... what have the Nokia lumia 900s done for us!!

kravex said,

All right... all right... but apart from not being curved and a front camera and not pentile and having a gyroscope and a different CPU... what have the Nokia lumia 900s done for us!!

I'm not sure what you really are asking about "what it has done for us?" The device is not even available for purchase, and unless you are not planning of purchasing the device, then it will definitely will not do anything for you.

kravex said,

All right... all right... but apart from not being curved and a front camera and not pentile and having a gyroscope and a different CPU... what have the Nokia lumia 900s done for us!!

LTE

I want one, and I am ready to trade in my iPhone. However, at this rate, be glad you are not one of those fan boys sitting out in front of the store to get your hands on the first one... You might be waiting a bit longer than you expected.

ive got a lumia 800 and if they aint upped the battery in the 900 with its LTE your battery is going be dead as a door nail not long after you take it off charge. Dunno wtf is up with this phone but its discharge like about 65-70% of the battery in 8 hours while ive bin at work and all its doing is sitting in my frigging pocket. Turned off wifi and pushing stuff like emails to my phone. still makes no difference. Kinda regretting buying it now. shame it aint got a removeable battery cus id need 2 more just get through the bloody day. any of you having this problem??

psionicinversion said,
ive got a lumia 800 and if they aint upped the battery in the 900 with its LTE your battery is going be dead as a door nail not long after you take it off charge. Dunno wtf is up with this phone but its discharge like about 65-70% of the battery in 8 hours while ive bin at work and all its doing is sitting in my frigging pocket. Turned off wifi and pushing stuff like emails to my phone. still makes no difference. Kinda regretting buying it now. shame it aint got a removeable battery cus id need 2 more just get through the bloody day. any of you having this problem??

There's a known bug with the 800's firmware, Nokia is fixing it

Nokia have removed all mention of that firmware from the UK update page, probably because it turns the volume up to max if your listening to music when a call comes in for a few seconds.

It's out in India but I can't see it coming out anywhere else for a while yet until they fix that.

There's even a couple of posts in the forums saying their phone completely died a few days after installing it...

psionicinversion said,
ive got a lumia 800 and if they aint upped the battery in the 900 with its LTE your battery is going be dead as a door nail not long after you take it off charge. Dunno wtf is up with this phone but its discharge like about 65-70% of the battery in 8 hours
Doing 30hrs easy on the 12070 update for the 800. Would not be surprised they held off on the 900 until the battery issues were dealt with..

In 4-5 short months from release this phone will be obsolete in the WP world and probably wont see any updates once newer WP8 phones are released, knowing at&t. At this point I wouldnt buy this and would wait for a WP8 device.

efjay said,
In 4-5 short months from release this phone will be obsolete in the WP world and probably wont see any updates once newer WP8 phones are released, knowing at&t. At this point I wouldnt buy this and would wait for a WP8 device.

I Think Microsoft said the Lumia line will continue to get updates. It just won't support some features.

Ah yeah seems like i need to update to a new firmware manually, i.e. not through zune. Guide on nokia innovation that shows how to do it so is good. WP8 will be coming to nokia lumias line, it would be stupid if it didnt seeing as how they got a billion dollar partnership, dont want to alienate customers now... the next line of window phones for apollo should be dual core but its like with any piece of hardware, 6 months down the line there is always something better, if you had the waiting attitude why not what for a 400 core supercomputer the size of a pin head that you can do EVERYTHING on and more (except play crisis hahah), youll have 5 minutes of fun just before ya die of old age!!!

I got use these at the NokiaLab (GREAT party) at SXSWi. This is truly a nice device in all ways, but the thing that really shocked me was the display. It's insanely beautiful, and I was floored when I used it directly under a bright spotlight. There was no glare, and it was as if I were using it in a dark room. I sh-t you not, ladies!

Skwerl said,
I got use these at the NokiaLab (GREAT party) at SXSWi. This is truly a nice device in all ways, but the thing that really shocked me was the display. It's insanely beautiful, and I was floored when I used it directly under a bright spotlight. There was no glare, and it was as if I were using it in a dark room. I sh-t you not, ladies!

Better than the iPhone's display? Wish they would hurry up and release this in the UK I'm dying to have a go on one

I think the main problem with a lot of manufacturers releases is they announce a product and then you can't get it for 3-4 months and by that time a lot of the momentum has died down. Apple has been on a roll with announcing new products and having them available for purchase within a month.

It's too late. I already jumped to the HTC Titan. I was totally stoked for the 900 and was going to wait two weeks with no phone after my iPhone died. When I read that the expected release date was April 22 and not March 18 I decided to go with the Titan.

I feel that Nokia really missed the ball with this because I was totally ready to support them financially and with word of mouth praise. HTC is receiving that gift now.

Vonauda said,
It's too late. I already jumped to the HTC Titan. I was totally stoked for the 900 and was going to wait two weeks with no phone after my iPhone died. When I read that the expected release date was April 22 and not March 18 I decided to go with the Titan.

I feel that Nokia really missed the ball with this because I was totally ready to support them financially and with word of mouth praise. HTC is receiving that gift now.

I was in the same boat but I got a Focus S for now. I'm sure my next phone will be whatever WP8 device Nokia comes out with, because I really like the design of the Lumia.

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