The Nokia Lumia 900 was first unveiled at CES 2012, though back then, it was an AT&T exclusive with LTE support for the United States. Not surprisingly, the third Windows Phone from Nokia is now making a reach for the global market, with a DC-HSPA variant that's double the speed (42Mbps) of regular HSPA+. The DC-HSPA version will be available in countries without LTE support.
The Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display powered by a 1830mAh battery. The primary 8-megapixel camera on the Nokia Lumia 900 is armed with the familiar Carl Zeiss optics used for its higher-end devices, featuring a large aperture for improved performance in low light conditions and wide angle focal length for capturing full 16:9 images. It is also the first Lumia phone to feature a front-facing camera.
Not content with just one smartphone on the lower price bracket, the Finnish company has also confirmed another entry-level Windows Phone - the Nokia Lumia 610. The latest entry in the Lumia family will match Microsoft's relaxed criteria for its Windows Phone portfolio, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 single-core 800MHz processor, 256MB RAM and a 5-megapixel camera accompanying the company's most affordable Lumia device yet.
The display of the Lumia 610 is a 3.7-inch WVGA TFT LCD, with dimensions measuring 119 x 62 x 12mm and weighing 131.5g. More importantly, the Lumia 610 will be the first device to target the China market, with a focus on bringing affordable Windows Phone devices to the masses.
The Nokia Lumia 900 will be available in three colors similar to its Lumia 800 sibling: white, cyan and black. It will begin shipping in Q2 2012, priced at 480 euros.
If that's too pricey for your budget, the more affordable Nokia Lumia 610 is priced at 189 euros and will begin shipping from Q2 2012. The Lumia 610 will come with an extra magenta color on top of the three colors seen on its Lumia 900 sibling.