Nokia Lumia 900 lines up for UK launch

Nokia Lumia 900 lines up for UK launch

Summary: A look at the British version of the Lumia 900, Nokia's top-of-the-line Windows Phone Mango-powered handset, which goes on sale in the UK this week without the 4G features seen in its US counterpart


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  • Nokia Lumia 900 front

    Nokia is getting ready to start selling its top-of-the-line Lumia 900 in the UK on Friday, as it continues to bet on the Windows Phone-powered smartphone range to revive its fortunes.

    At launch, the handset will be exclusive to online retailer Phones4U, which is taking pre-orders now for a range of operator price plans. However, other retailers and operators will soon follow, according to Nokia.

    The handset was previously due to arrive on Phones4U on 27 April. However, it was delayed due to unexpected demand for the smartphone in the US, where it went on sale on 8 April. While the US model is built to use LTE networks, the lack of 4G in the UK means that the Lumia 900 in the UK will have lower-speed DC-HSPA features instead.

    The Lumia 900 will join its previously released Lumia 800 and 710 siblings on British retailers' shelves. In April, Nokia admitted its Lumia smartphones have struggled to make an impact with British buyers, even though they have "exceeded expectations" in the US and other countries.

    Seen above, the UK version of the Lumia 900 looks the same as the US model.

    Image credit: Ben Woods

  • Lumia 900 front facing camera

    The UK model Lumia 900 is also very similar to the Lumia 800. Like its sibling, it includes the best of the Nokia-specific apps, such as Drive, Music and Transport, but unlike the 800, it comes some handy new features.

    Among them is a 1-megapixel forward-facing camera, which can be used for video calling or capturing photos or video.

    Image credit: Ben Woods

Topics: Mobility, Smartphones

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  • To correct one thing, Lumia 900 was not on sale in January but in April 8th, it was just introduced in January in Las Vegas.

    Hope the Lumia 900 will make a hit in the UK!!!
  • @KJIA. Thanks for catching that error. We'll fix that now.
    Karen Friar
  • you say this 'sales success' "will be exclusive to online retailer Phones4U"
    This does not seem to be correct - a quick check shows that this bomb will be available from many UK retailers .
    In fact it's actually discounted at launch - bundled with free headphones on discount tariffs

    At best Phone4 seem have the white model 'exclusively'
    Which does not make it as 'exclusive' as is being claimed.