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Lumia 900 destined for UK in June

Carphone Warehouse names month for the bigger brother of the 800

By MARK JONES

Published: 24 January, 2012

READ MORE: US | Nokia | Handset | Windows Phone

The UK may have had the first bite at the Lumia 800 apple but it's the US which will get to enjoy that phone's bigger brother before it makes its way across the Atlantic. However the UK doesn't need to pine for long as the Carphone Warehouse has confirmed that the handset is going to be released in the UK at some point in June. First revealed to the world at CES earlier this month the device is essentially just a larger version of the Lumia 800 with an LTE radio and a bigger battery to cope with the extra strain the 4G connectivity puts on it.

Of course for the 4G-less UK these features are pointless and will probably be removed when it reaches there. This essentially makes its specs no different from the Lumia 800 apart from the size of the screen. That's not to say it won't be a desirable device and the extra 0.6" of display it's going to boast should still be a draw for some consumers.


Apart from the 4.3" display the handset features that familiar 1.4GHz single-core processor, 16GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM. On the back there's an 8mp snapper and a 1.3mp front-facing camera for video calling.

Exactly when in June the Lumia 900 is going to be put up for sale is not known. The source of the leak has since removed the phone's product page where users could sign up for notifications suggesting that it may have let the cat out of the bag a bit early. Before then it will hit AT&T but exactly when is a bit of a mystery. Recently the phone has been spotted passing through the FCC suggesting that it won't be long before it hits the carrier.

An average of estimates from analysts about how many Lumia handsets have been sold produces the figure 1.2m, according to Bloomberg. Nokia is being coy about releasing the official figures itself but there's no doubt there's been plenty of interest in the first batch of Lumias.

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