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Nokia Lumia 900: Full run-down

We can't yet produce a full review of the Nokia Lumia 900, but here's the low-down on what you can expect from this Windows Phone

Nokia's Lumia 900 will be the company's flagship handset in the Lumia range. This smartphone runs Windows Phone and is equipped with a 4.3-inch touchscreen.

The phone was originally unveiled in the US on AT&T, but Nokia will also release a version for the rest of the world — which may or may not include Australia.

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The phone is basically a larger Lumia 800, which shared a number of similarities with the Nokia N9, but unlike the N9 it was powered by Windows Phone, not MeeGo.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is constructed from solid polymer, and the casing is coloured all the way through, so scratches won't show up (it will be available in black, white cyan and magenta models).

The biggest difference between the Lumia 800 and 900 is that the latter is equipped with a large, 4.3-inch display, compared to the former's 3.7-inch screen. It still uses an AMOLED panel and ClearBlack technology which should offer better blacks and improved outdoor visibility. Sadly, the resolution remains 480x800 pixels.

The two phones have 8-megapixel rear cameras, but the Lumia 900 also has a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for conducting video calls. The absence of a front camera was one of the key weaknesses of the Lumia 800. The rear camera also doubles as a 720p HD video recorder. The Nokia Lumia 900 differs little from the Lumia 800 when it comes to specifications: It is powered by the same single-core 1.4GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, while it also has the same amount of internal memory, 16GB.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is a dual-channel HSDPA phone, like the HTC Velocity 4G. This means that, theoretically, it should be capable of downloads at up to 42 megabits per second, far in excess of regular 3G handsets.

Author: Ross Catanzariti

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