Nokia Lumia 900 to be released in mid-March?

Nokia officially revealed the Lumia 900 smartphone during CES 2012 this week. The Windows Phone-based device has received a lot of acclaim during the trade show and won "best smartphone" at the official Best of CES awards on Thursday. However, neither Nokia nor the phone's wireless carrier AT&T have officially revealed when the smartphone would be released in the US.

Now two separate but unconfirmed reports seem to indicate that the Lumia 900's launch is only a couple of months away. One is from Nokia's own web newsletter to developers which stated the Lumia 900 would be released in March 2012. The other comes from the latest Windows Weekly web news show on TWiT where journalist Paul Thurrott stated that the phone would come out on March 18th.

Just a reminder: The Lumia 900 will have a 4.3 inch screen, a 1.4 Ghz single core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and support for AT&T's small but growing LTE wireless network. You can check out some brief but hands on CES 2012 impressions of the Lumia 900 right here at Neowin.

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iwillneverstop said,
I guess that they will support dual core, quad-core, more RAM, etc by the end of this year.

And when it doesn't utterly kill the battery. Does battery life mean nothing? I'd rather have a device with lower specs that runs for two days on one charge. I have a friend that has his plugged in to charge non-freaking-stop. It dies half way through one day. I'll pass on the spec'd out super phones for now. Alas, MS will jump on that bandwagon later this year and guess what? The battery life will likely suck and then guess what? People will say "MS finally brings dual core to the market but the battery life is atrocious. FAILFAILFAIL!!" All that when Android got a two year head start on terrible battery life.

brent3000 said,
Great so if this ever comes out in AUS it would be some time in Q3-4

Hopefully importing this works

What!!!! An Australian who dosent want an iPhone!?!?! Are you broken? Ive never visited a country where more people follow each others buying patterns like lemmings, nor have i ever seen so many iphones in a given area.

brent3000 said,
Great so if this ever comes out in AUS it would be some time in Q3-4

You'll be paying for a battery-sucking LTE radio that is only of use to you on Telstra. On the other hand, it is one of the very few 850/900 phones, so it'll work well on the other two networks.

Iridium,
What!!!! An Australian who dosent want an iPhone!?!?! Are you broken? Ive never visited a country where more people follow each others buying patterns like lemmings, nor have i ever seen so many iphones in a given area.

Yeah, Apple has ~85% smartphone market share in Australia. That's because
(1) it launched on all four networks
(2) it prompted the carriers to come out with data plans with more than 30MB allowance for a reasonable price (and these plans were originally only available to iPhones)
(3) was actually not horrendously marked up in price compared to its US price

Iridium said,

What!!!! An Australian who dosent want an iPhone!?!?! Are you broken? Ive never visited a country where more people follow each others buying patterns like lemmings, nor have i ever seen so many iphones in a given area.


It really is shocking how everyone is a complete lemming here and just follows everyone else in buying ipod/iphones/ipad. No brains.

hornetfighter said,

You'll be paying for a battery-sucking LTE radio that is only of use to you on Telstra. On the other hand, it is one of the very few 850/900 phones, so it'll work well on the other two networks.

Um, that's not how it works. You actually have to be connected to a 4G signal for it to drain the battery.

It still amazes me, that your going to pay more for that phone than a Galaxy SII is now, and the spec. of the Galaxy is almost double.
But, it's not about the Specs.!!

Wombatt said,
It still amazes me, that your going to pay more for that phone than a Galaxy SII is now, and the spec. of the Galaxy is almost double.
But, it's not about the Specs.!!

Not that i dont doubt the price will be high, but has a price been set or even guessed at?

Well, looking at the price of the Lumia 800...

MikeInBA said,

Not that i dont doubt the price will be high, but has a price been set or even guessed at?

Wombatt said,
Well, looking at the price of the Lumia 800...

Considering this is for America, the phone will most probably be $200 on contract. And if I had to guess, most people buy their phones on contract.

/- Razorfold said,
Considering this is for America, the phone will most probably be $200 on contract. And if I had to guess, most people buy their phones on contract.

This. Never seems to matter what the non-subsidized price is. In the USA new smartphones tend to sell for 200-300.

Wombatt said,
It still amazes me, that your going to pay more for that phone than a Galaxy SII is now, and the spec. of the Galaxy is almost double.
But, it's not about the Specs.!!

different OS, different hardware requirements

Wombatt said,
It still amazes me, that your going to pay more for that phone than a Galaxy SII is now, and the spec. of the Galaxy is almost double.
But, it's not about the Specs.!!

It really isn't about the specs. I have a friend that has to constantly keep his android plugged in to keep it charged. It destroys the battery. I do charge mine daily but usually right before I go to bed and it's usually still at 33%. His lasts half a day and it dies. So, specs are not everything. Until you can have powerful specs with long battery life, people need to get off that high horse. A desktop that's plugged in all the time - by all means, deck it out. Mobile devices? I'd rather mine not die by 2pm.

laserfloyd said,

It really isn't about the specs. I have a friend that has to constantly keep his android plugged in to keep it charged. It destroys the battery. I do charge mine daily but usually right before I go to bed and it's usually still at 33%. His lasts half a day and it dies. So, specs are not everything. Until you can have powerful specs with long battery life, people need to get off that high horse. A desktop that's plugged in all the time - by all means, deck it out. Mobile devices? I'd rather mine not die by 2pm.

Well, I have the SII and the battery on that easily lasts a day with heavy use.