Nokia Lumia 900 Philippines Launch Date, Confirmed! Price and Release Date To Follow But We Have a Guesstimate!

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In today's Nokia Lumia Amazing Everyday event where I rode a helicopter for the first time and got the chance to play with their new Windows Phone handsets again, our friends from Nokia Philippines confirmed to me that the biggest and most powerful Lumia to date will be launched in the country on May 18, 2012!

nokia lumia 900 philippines

Flaunting a massive 4.3-inch AMOLED Nokia Clear Black display in front and a powerful 8 MegaPixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics at the back, Nokia Lumia 900 wrapped in monoblock polycarbonate shell could well be considered the Finnish company's true flagship release this year. On the software side, the phone runs its Windows Phone Mango 7.5 Operating System with its 1.4 GHz Scorpion CPU and handles multitasking with 512 MB of RAM.

Being the company's top-of-the-line smartphone this year, Nokia Lumia 900 comes not just with the best innards and widest screen of any Nokia handset currently available but also with the complete set of Windows Phone features including XBox Live for gaming, Zune for music and Marketplace for downloading applications, among others. Users also get exclusive useful applications like Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps.

In other territories like the US, Nokia Lumia 900 supports LTE connectivity. I'm not sure if the same variant will be released here but considering that both and Smart and Globe are now prepping to publicly launch their 4G LTE services and plans, there's reason to hope that Pinas would get Nokia Lumia 900 4G version.

nokia lumia 900 philippines

According to our friends from Nokia, Nokia Lumia 900 will be launched in the Philippines on the 18th of May via an exclusive event. Note that the launch date is different from release date, which they haven't really confirmed when. Likewise, they've yet to give word on the phone's official suggested retail price. I'm guessing though that Nokia Lumia 900 will be available in select Nokia Stores nationwide a week or two after its launch with an SRP of around Php 30,000.

Update as of May 19, 2012 --

nokia lumia 900 price

Last night, Nokia Philippines officially launched Nokia Lumia 900 via the Lumianation Party Event at The Amphitheater in Bonifacio High Street.

According to Nokia, the flagship handset should hit store shelves across the archipelago within a week or two with an official suggested retail price of Php 27,990. Be one of the first to get and you'll receive a free Nokia Purity Headset by Monster!

To wrap this up in true TechPinas fashion, I present the complete technical specifications table of Nokia Lumia 900 --

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Nokia Lumia 900
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm, 90 cc
Weight 160 grams
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
RAM 512 MB
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
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 Features4G LTE Connectivity support, XBox Live, Zune, Carl Zeiss Optics, Nokia Apps
Announcement Philippines: May 18, 2012
Availability TP Guesstimate: May or June 2012
Price TP Guesstimate: Php 28,000 - Php 30,000

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