Nokia got everyone’s attention with the Lumia 900 showcased early this month at the CES 2012. With its sleek look, huge 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack Display, and crisp 800 x 480 pixel screen resolution it’s no wonder even those in the UK, where chances of seeing the phone released is slim, are excited about it.
Despite Nokia’s official statements talking only of a US release sometime this year, hopes of UK consumers were raised when news of Carphone Warehouse’s pre-order page for the product got out. Unfortunately, the company pulled down the page, claiming that it was a mistake and that the phone will not be hitting UK stores. Throughout all this Nokia remained silent as to their real intention.
If you look at the difference in specs between the Lumia 900 and its predecessor, the Lumia 800, it does seem like there is little reason for the Lumia 900 to be released in the UK. After all, the Lumia 800 has pretty decent specs with the major difference (aside from screen) being that the Lumia 900 is an LTE phone, making it ready for super fast connection speeds via this cutting-edge 4G technology, which as we all know is not coming anytime soon in the UK. That alone means that one of the Lumia 900′s most touted features will be wasted on the slower HSPA+ connection that we here in the UK are captive to.
So in case the Lumia 900 does not make it to the UK, what you will be missing out on aside from the above mentioned features are 2 cameras (8 MP rear-facing camera with dual LED flash and 1.3 MP front-facing camera), a super fast 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, a Windows 7 interface (which comes with the Lumia 800 anyway), and a nice slew of built-in apps.
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