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Nokia Lumia 900 to go global

Nokia Lumia 900 goes global

While the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone will launch in a few weeks in the U.S. on AT&T, shortly thereafter the 900 will hit global markets.  The International Lumia will not bear the "910" designation that was rumored earlier.  It will remain the Lumia 900 but an international model supporting dhcpa instead of the hspa+/LTE bands the AT&T version will handle.

The Lumia 900 will first hit Rogers of Canada in April and spread globally from there. Look for the Lumia 900 to hit European markets sometime in the second quarter.  While there wasn't a pricing point mentioned for the Rogers's release of the Lumia 900, look for the European release to run about 480 Euros.

It would appear that Nokia is still hitting on all cylinders with its partnership with Microsoft and Windows Phones. With the global release of the Lumia 900 and the pending release of the Lumia 610, Nokia will offer a full range of Windows Phones globally. Not too shabby.

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Nokia Lumia 900 to go global

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It's DCHSPA, not dhcpa as written in the article. :)
Also, I'm really annoyed and confused as to why LTE is removed for the rest of the world. The LTE rollout is just beginning now in Australia, with an Android handset being the only option for local telcos. HTC has said they'd bring the Titan II here. But Nokia, they'll just dumb down the Lumia 900 before they give it to us. What are they thinking?

I would think that for australia, they will give us a version with LTE. at least with telstra, seeing as they are LTE capable.

That's no reason to get rid of the LTE altogether. Keeping LTE futureproofs the phone and will appeal to those users who want the latest and greatest technology, even if they don't use it. Plus, many of the operators in countries with newly introduced LTE networks will be looking for "hero handsets" to spruik their network with. Without the Lumia 900, the spruiking will be left to Android handsets.
Also, by the time the handset is released in Q2, the LTE deployment in countries such as Australia would have expanded significantly to cover all the major metropolitan areas.

I don't expect the Lumia 900 in most European markets before May after this announcement. So I don't regret replacing my LG Optimus 7 with a Lumia 800 last week. Couldn't wait any longer. :-) The Pure View sounds amazing, too. No WP, but for certain tasks Symbian is a lot better than you might think.

So it won't have a 12MP camera or whatever differentiator was rumored for it? Nonetheless, makes one salivate. Just need to spread the Nokia goodness all around :).

Yes! No LTE means better battery life!!
Frankly I was a llittle bit worried about the battery life of the LTE enabled 900. Without this "problem" I am definitely getting this device. My Omnia 7 days are coming to an end :-)

George,
Im confused.  What is your source for the claim that the 900 will launch in March in the U.S.?  I've seen the rumors, but has MSFT, NOK or AT&T actually announced it?  I havent seen any official word and we're only 3 weeks out from the oft-reported March 18 date.

I am excited I won't have to wait long for Rogers to get. I'm definitely switching my focus for this beauty =)

I'm so relieved we don't have AT&T here in the UK. My Lumia 900 won't have any carrier stamp on it. . . and rightly so.
 
 

I can't wait for it to come to Asia. Well, Malaysia in particular. Can't wait to upgrade my HD7 which is getting a bit "old".

Come on a CDMA/LTE version for Verizon in the US..... PLEASE !!!
(as long as I can shut off LTE when I want to, due to local coverage).
Just make sure it has 32 or 64gb..
My dream phone