I know that Nokia Lumia 900 - the Finnish giant's current top-tier Windows Phone handset - is supposed to be just exclusive to AT&T in the United States.
But according to TP's valued insider, given that the Philippines is practically a Nokia Nation and that 6 out of 10 Filipinos still prefer Nokia, there's a big possibility that this supersmartphone will be released here sometime this year.
For those who are seeing Nokia Lumia 900 for the first time, it'd be easy to conclude that it's simply a bigger version of the European best-seller Nokia Lumia 800. Sure, the two phones have a similar polycarbonate monoblock design identity but the former offers a lot more than its wider frame. Aside from having a bigger AMOLED screen featuring Nokia Clear Black technology, Nokia Lumia 900 also comes with 4G LTE connectivity support, allowing the user to enjoy internet speeds of up to 50MB per second!
Our insider told us that there's a chance that the phone will be formally announced in the Philippines within the first half or the middle of this year. Since Nokia Lumia 900 supports LTE, networks that deliver this service can also offer this phone as a bundled handset. If you're eyeing to get it sans the contact though, our TP Guesstimate for its suggested retail price is around Php 28,000 - Php 30,000.
To wrap this up in true TP fashion, here are the complete technical specifications of Nokia Lumia 900:
|Name||Nokia Lumia 900|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Price Category||High-End (Flagship Level)|
|Dimensions||127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm, 90 cc|
|Available Colors||Cyan, Black|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango|
|Display||4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density), 480 x 800 pixels, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Nokia ClearBlack display, 16M colors|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Scorpion Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon chipset Adreno 205 GPU|
|Camera||8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1.3 MegaPixels front camera|
|Video Capture||720p 30 frames per second back camera, VGA 30 frames per second front camera|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player |
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
|Ports||microUSB v2.0, HS, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, 4G LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps DL, 25 Mbps UL|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100|
|Memory||non-expandable 16GB storage, 512 MB RAM|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1830 mAh (BP-6EW)|
|Uptime||Stand-by up to 300 hours, Talk time of up to 7 hours, Music play of up to 60 hours|
|Value-Added Features||4G LTE Connectivity support, XBox Live, Zune, Carl Zeiss Optics, Nokia Apps|
|Announcement||TP Guesstimate: Q2 or Q3 2012|
|Availability||TP Guesstimate: Q2 or Q3 2012|
|Price||TP Guesstimate: Php 28,000 - Php 30,000|