Windows Phone users, rejoice! As British Carphone Warehouse unveiled today, Nokia's new Windows Phone-hero device, the Lumia 900 which Nokia announced earlier this month for the American market, seems to come to Europe as well! Carphone Warehouse has just launched a pre-registration site where interested users can subscribe for more information. While nothing is official yet, Carephone Warehouse expects that the Nokia Lumia 900 will hit the UK anytime in June 2012. Looking similar to the Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 900 has a larger 4.3" AMOLED ClearBlack Display and features, at least in the U.S., cutting-edge 4G LTE technology and a long-lasting 1830 mAH battery.
The primary camera includes Nokia's exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, with large F2.2 aperture and a wide angle 28 mm focal length for high-quality, uncropped images even in low-light conditions.
The Nokia Lumia 800, which runs on Windows Phone 7.5, supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 850/1900/2100 MHz and dualband LTE at 1700/2100 & 700 MHz, something Nokia has to adjust for a European launch. Furthermore it supports WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and aGPS. It comes with 512 MB of RAM and 16 GB of internal flash memory. At a size of 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm, it weights 160 g.
Unlike the Nokia 800, which comes with a main camera on the back only, the Nokia Lumia 900 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.
Again, there's nothing confirmed by Nokia (or Microsoft) but if the Lumia 900 will really head to Europe, it can be expected that such a launch will be announced at next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
UPDATE [24.01.2012]: The site is down now which leads use to speculations that Carphone Warehouse was either too fast (for Nokia) or that it was a mistake and the Nokia Lumia 900 won't make it to the UK/Europe at all. In any case, next month's Mobile World Congress should give us an explanation!
Cheers ~ Arne