The Nokia Lumia 900 was announced for AT&T a couple of weeks ago, and ever since it was pretty clear that it would also be launched outside the US. After all, Nokia can’t afford not to have a global flagship device trying to drive its Windows Phone sales, even if the Lumia 900 is actually just a bigger Lumia 800 for the most part. Interestingly, as we now find out the first country where the Lumia 900 will unsurprisingly be available next, the Lumia 900 may just become even more like its smaller brother.
That’s because in the UK, where the Lumia 900 will arrive in June (according to Carphone Warehouse), there’s absolutely no need for the LTE radio that’s found in AT&T’s version of the phone (since the UK doesn’t have LTE networks yet). So that will clearly be taken out, as it would be a useless cost. The LTE radio is one of the reasons for which Nokia packed a bigger battery in the Lumia 900, since those things do need a lot of power. But with the chip gone in the UK, the battery may receive some shrinkage.
Which would make the Lumia 900 entirely identical to the Lumia 800, save for the screen size (and front-facing camera). Still, the 900 will most certainly be regarded by most people ‘on the street’ as the better, higher-end device (as bigger is always thought to automatically mean better) – and may be quite a decent seller for the Finnish company. We’ll see.
If you’re dying to be the first to know when Carphone Warehouse will have the Nokia Lumia 900 in stock, you can go here and register your interest. Other than the rough release timeline of ‘June’ we have nothing else to report just yet. But we’ll keep you posted.
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