CES: Nokia Lumia 900 officially launched

Nokia formally announced its Lumia 900 handset at CES yesterday, a move most of us predicted back in 2011. The Nokia Lumia 800 might still be fresh out the oven, but the Lumia 900 will offer a larger screen and faster performance when it lands in the US this Spring.

The Nokia Lumia 900's design might be strikingly familiar to owners of the Lumia 800, but the 4.3-inch AMOLED display offers more viewing space and a sharp 800 x 480 pixel resolution. The processor is still single-core, but the 1.4GHz SnapDragon CPU should hopefully run apps with ease.

While the Lumia 800's 8MP camera was reliable in daylight, it struggled a little when the lights dimmed. The Nokia 900's camera appears to be identical from the specs, with an f/2.2 aperture lens, so we'll have to wait for our review model to see if there's any difference.

There's support for 4G LTE connections, and two colours - cyan and matte black - will be available from launch.

Of course, we all want to know if and when the Lumia 900 will hit British shores. So far Nokia has only announced availability for AT&T customers in the US, with the UK press office revealing there are no plans for a UK release just yet. We're sure this will change soon enough, and we'll tell you as soon as we hear of a UK carrier.

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