Rating: It’s Windows Phone Release 7.5 – Mango commercial release 2 (Mango + LTE), apparently
Much as we suspected, Nokia did actually launch the Lumia 900 at CES 2012 yesterday [January 9th 2012]. It is built exclusively for AT&T and is the Finish manufacturer’s first smartphone to support high-speed LTE data transfers. It’s also Nokia’s biggest yet thinnest Windows Phone to date. Crucially, it is a Windows Phone Release 7.5 – Mango Commercial Release 2 (Mango + LTE) – smartphone. That’s the first time we’ve heard of Mango 2! We had hoped to bring you full details as soon as the news broke but technical problems prevented this. So here’s more information taken from the official Nokia blog.The Nokia Lumia 900 allows data downloads up to 50 Mbit/s on AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
If you don’t have LTE, then the next step down is HSPA for a 21 Mbit/s download speed.
It boasts a large, 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display to offer a crystal clear screen indoors and out. The resolution is 800 by 480 pixels.
For the techies out there, the 900 boasts a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8055 + MDM9200 processor.
The souped-up 1830mAH battery in the Nokia Lumia 900 will last for about 7hrs talk-time and up to 300hrs on standby.
The Nokia Lumia 900 offers Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive through the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Nokia Drive offers free, turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation everywhere.
Social networking is embedded to the core with all the user’s Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn contacts available from the start.
The built-in Games and Music hubs ably handle music and entertainment – including Xbox and Zune integration.
There’s an eight megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a dual LED flash.
This model has a larger, f2.2/28mm aperture, allowing more light into the camera for faster performance, lower chance of motion blur and better low-light shots.
It also supports hi-res video capture for 720p/30fps action footage. In addition, there’s a second, front-facing camera to give support for video calls (1-megapixel with an f2.4 lens and 30fps capture).
Full tech specs and a video of the Lumia in action are available from here.
Networks: GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100, LTE Band 4 (1700/2100) & 17 (700)
OS: Windows Phone Release 7.5 – Mango Commercial Release 2 (Mango + LTE)
Memory: 512MB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal memory (14.5GB user memory) + SkyDrive cloud storage
Weight: 160g (5.6 ounces)
Dimensions: (max): 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm (5 x 2.7 x .45 inches)
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
USB 2.0 high-speed
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
3mm headset connector