We all know that the Nokia Lumia 800 was just a taste of what Nokia can do with Windows’ Mobile OS. We all also know that Nokia still has what it takes to dominate the smartphone market because it is still one of the best mobile phone innovators out there. Nokia has shown that innovation is not just all about cramping specs into a device. Nokia is showing, through the Lumia 800, how much a phone can do without having to overdo its specs.
With that, it was to nobody’s surprise that rumors of another premium high-end Nokia Windows Phone will be released next year, probably by Q1 of 2012. What I am talking about is the Lumia 900 (Ace). Rumors of this device has been circulating almost at the same time as the Lumia 800, even before it’s released. Major blogs, such as HTB (HumorTechBlog) have been zeroing in on this device and and it seems that these rumors have, in a way, was confirmed when an India news app, Times of India, showed the Nokia Lumia 900 (Ace) and the Nokia Champagne were somehow using the app.
Also, LTE was also thrown into the mix of Lumia 900 (Ace) connectivity specs. Somehow confirmed, because of reports that testings in AT&T networks is pushing through before CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Verizon was also reported as trying to be a launch partner for the Nokia Lumia 900 (Ace).
OS wise, bloggers apparently have confirmed that the Lumia 900 (Ace) will be running the latest version of Windows’ Mobil OS, Tango, and is somehow ready for deployment. Nokia will also be trying to implement its own video calling app into the OS. Of course all other benefits Nokia users have been enjoying from Nokia. NFC, however, won’t seem to be included in the Lumia 900 (Ace) but will apparently be available in the next generation of Nokia Windows Phone, Apollo.
Also, Alexander Jethwa, a blogger from Geektechblog, claims he had his hands on the Lumia 900 and was apparently told that “a nicer cmera to compliment the big screen”. He Alexander Jethwa comments that the Lumia 900 is just a bigger, probably blown up, 800. He also adds that the photograph below, which is currently in circulation around the web is not the Lumia 900. Furthermore, Nokia seems to be awaiting the feedback from Lumia 800 users before the would finalize the 900.
So, here is are the supposed specs and “what to expect” of the Nokia Lumia 900 (Ace) Windows Phone I have gathered around the web.
1. Design, slightly larger than the Lumia 800
2. 4.3″ AMOLED screen, probably with CBD
3. Superior camera than Lumia 800 (don’t know what that exactly means), still 8 megapixels, maybe, single led (huh) flash, and front facing camera
4. Pin push SIM instead of tray.
5. Micro USB exposed
6. 16 GB and 32 GB versions
7. Windows Phone Tango OS
8. 1.4 Ghz CPU
9. Long Term Evolution (LTE) support
10. Heading to AT&T, while Verizon is just close by
11. Gyro Sensors