Nokia's Lumia 900 Smartphone Features LTE Network, Large Display, and Video Calling
On Tuesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Nokia and AT&T (News - Alert) jointly unveiled the Windows-Phone based Lumia 900 smartphone with high-speed LTE connectivity. Featuring a large display, video calling and a host of other applications, Nokia (News - Alert) Lumia 900 is specifically tailored for the US consumers, said the maker.
To be distributed exclusively by AT&T in the coming months, Nokia Lumia 900 offers a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display for rich, bright images, both indoors and out. In addition, it provides faster connection speeds based on cutting-edge 4G LTE technology, and a long-lasting 1830 mAH battery, according to Nokia.
For high-quality and uncropped images in low-light condition, Lumia 900 smartphone’s primary camera includes Nokia's exclusive Carl Zeiss optics with large aperture (F2.2) and wide angle focal length (28mm). In addition, the new smartphone includes a front-facing camera boasting a large aperture and a wide angle lens that ensures sharp, bright images for high-quality video calling, right out of the box.
Some new apps bundled into the Nokia smartphone include the AT&T U-verse Mobile app, Nokia Drive, ESPN (News - Alert) sports hub, CNN App, and the Univision App. The AT&T U-verse Mobile app lets U-verse TV subscribers browse the U-verse TV program guide, schedule and manage their DVR recordings, and watch hit TV shows while on the go. The U-verse Mobile library includes more than 100 TV series and more than 700 TV shows from a variety of genres.
While Nokia Drive provides voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation with a dedicated in-car user interface that turns the Nokia Lumia 900 into a GPS navigation device. And the exclusive ESPN sports hub provides a one-stop sports application for news, videos and scores.
Similarly, the CNN App provides the latest news and video from CNN's reporting around the globe and direct access to iReport, CNN's participatory news community. Launching globally for free in the next month, the CNN App will be exclusive to Nokia users for 90 days. The Univision App will be exclusive to Nokia Lumia users in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for 18 months, delivering unique and exclusive Spanish-language content experiences, including Univision entertainment, sports and soccer coverage, plus news, cooking and local content for different U.S. markets - all in one App.
In a statement, Chris Weber, president of Nokia Americas, said, "The introduction of the Nokia Lumia 900 with AT&T is another significant milestone in the ongoing rollout of Nokia's global smartphone strategy." He added, "The Nokia Lumia 900 is designed specifically with the US in mind and the announcement of this collaboration with AT&T, in addition to other recent announcements, signifies a new dawn for Nokia in the US."
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Edited by Rich Steeves