Nokia has revealed the new Microsoft-powered Lumia 900 smartphone, creating shockwaves in the smartphone market. The new Lumia 900 is designed to compete head on with Apple’s iPhone and Android-based devices. On Monday, Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer, together with Nokia’s head Stephen Elop unveiled the new handset which runs on Windows mobile software.
It has not been confirmed when the smartphone will be released and how much will it cost. But we do know that the Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone will be running on the latest 4G LTE network of AT&T.
Elop said in his presentation at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas, “We believe the industry has shifted from a battle of devices to a war of ecosystems. Clearly there are strong contenders on the field in this war of ecosystems.”
Ballmer added while holding a shiny Lumia 900 smartphone in his hand, “The work Nokia is doing around Windows phone and this third ecosystem is really going to pay off. When you pick it up and love and touch and feel your Lumia – mmmmm – it really is quite fantastic.”
Ballmer also had great words for Nokia because of its fast production time. Nokia has managed to take less than a year for production and got its phones to the market after confirming the deal with Microsoft for using their mobile operating system/software for the Nokia smartphones.
Nokia introduced the Lumia smartphones last October and they’re described by Elop as “the first real Windows phones” which has established “beachheads” in Europe, India and Hong Kong. In the USA, the Lumis 710 model is set to be released on January 11, and is going to cost $49 with the T-mobile plan.
The Lumia 900 has two cameras – front and rear facing as well as Carl Zeiss photo technology. The display is high definition, with a size of 4.3 inches.