Details of the next in-line Nokia’s premium Windows Phone device, dubbed Nokia Lumia 900, has now been surfaced. Geek Tech blog is claiming of having an exclusive hands-on with the Lumia 900, revealed that the device has a 4.3-inch AMOLED display including the ClearBlack technology, and a 1.4GHz processor.
The layout of the buttons around the body mirrors that of the Lumia 800, keeping the same design and button layout out. The only current differences regarding design were the current Lumia 800 push & click for access to the device & Micro Sim have changed into a iPhone style pin push access to the Sim card and no cover to the Micro USB.
NokiaGadgets also shared details about the Lumia 900, confirms the device sporting a 4.3-ich display, additionally, they said that the Lumia 900 will have a 8MP rear camera, plus another camera up front for video call, as well as LTE support.
The site claims Nokia is also working to bring it’s own Video Call app to Windows Phone Tango that it wants to make pre-loaded on to it’s Windows Phones, same goes for Nokia’s own image tweaking app that’s ready to go already.
The specification of Lumia 900 includes:
- 16GB and 32GB versions
- Front Facing camera
- 4.3&Prime Clear Black Display
- 125.5 x 65.8 x 9 mm
- 8mpx camera with single LED
The sites state that Lumia 900 will be announced sometime in the first quarter of 2012, and will go on sale with the next update of Windows Phone on-board, currently known by the codename ‘Tango’.
Geek Tech Blog also claims to have a confirmation that the Windows Phone 8 codenamed ‘Apollo’ will bring support for NFC devices.
In an interview on Windows Phone with TechRadar, Will Coleman, product manager at Microsoft UK, said that “As far as I’m aware, NFC is supported by [Windows Phone], but needs to be enabled by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). So, if any OEM wants to enable it, that can be done by all means.”
“Think it’s about just about timing, in the not too distant future there are some exciting things that will be coming through with NFC from Microsoft.”
Keith Varty, head of apps and partnerships for Nokia, echoes the idea that while Nokia didn’t include NFC on the Lumia 800, “NFC isn’t an if, it’s a when, it will happen. Obviously there’s no NFC on our launch devices, so it’s difficult to comment too much on that, but the main divisions between secure and non-secure [NFC] mean there’s bags of opportunity for the technology [on our phones] especially with so many operators launching services.”
“We need to get a [Windows Phone] device into the marketplace with NFC capabilities, and when we do we can really start to showcase our services”.