Nokia Lumia 900 "Ace" detailed, launching at CES 2012 through AT&T

By on January 4, 2012, 11:00 AM

Nokia is planning to launch the Lumia 900 Ace (codenamed Eloko) at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas. Specifications and images have leaked out ahead of the introduction that paints a pretty good picture as to what we can expect from Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone.

For starters, the handset will feature a 1.4GHz processor, a 4.3-inch WVGA Nokia ClearBlack AMOLED display, 512MB of RAM and an 8MP rear-facing camera. At 4.3-inches, the screen is a bit larger than the 3.7-inch display found on the Lumia 800 but the resolution remains the same. The phone is said to ship with the Mango build of Windows Phone and includes an 1830mAh battery. 

PocketNow is pretty certain that the device will be sold carrier locked but that it will contain the 1700MHz band required to work on T-Mobile’s 3G network. This means that a workaround to run the 900 via T-Mobile will likely surface soon after launch.

The Ace weighs in at 160 grams, just 18 grams more than the Lumia 800 which is likely due to the larger screen and the addition of an LTE radio. Thickness is expected to be around 12 millimeters.

There’s no mention of pricing for Nokia’s high-end Lumia phone but we should know more next week at CES. In addition to the 900, Nokia is rumored to be preparing another mid-range device for launch as well, the Lumia 719. The 900 Ace is set to launch with AT&T and we suspect the 719 would follow the same path.




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Wagan8r Wagan8r said:

What about a FFC? All of the shots seem to show one, yet no one will confirm it!

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Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

4G should be a welcomed addition to the Lumia series, let alone getting the phones in the US through carriers (unlocked Lumia 800s are now sold on Amazon). That said, I find the smaller profile of the original Lumia 800 sexier and easier to carry than the portrayed 900.

Guest said:

Subsidizing the price to the neighborhood of $100 dollars will ensure Nokia's return state side.

Guest said:

Take a play from Sony's platform success: You gotta lose money to make money. So skip ahead to the part where you slash the price and price drop until sales numbers go up. That's your best chance of success Nokia. (From an N8 user)

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