BGR reports that the Windows Phone Tango-powered Nokia Lumia 900 will make its first appearance in the US early in 2012.
According to the website, Nokia’s new flagship will sport a 4.3 inch ClearBlack AMOLED touchscreen, sport an 8 megapixel camera, and pack a 1.4 GHz processor under the hood.
The Nokia Lumia 800 was first seen across Europe recently in November, but is yet to make an appearance in the US. The 800 and 900 sport similar designs. The only difference in terms of design is screen size. The Lumia 800 sports a 3.7 inch display, while the Lumia 900 sports a 4.3 inch display.
BGR’s sources claim the upcoming smartphone will ship running the latest iteration of the Windows Phone platform, Windows Phone Tango. This is a more updated version of the Lumia 800’s Windows Phone Mango.
In the past, we held our breaths waiting for Nokia’s MeeGo-powered handset, the Nokia N9. However, many were disappointed when the company chose to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, killing off MeeGo. It turns out its partnership with Microsoft turned out to be a success, with a sudden spike in Windows Phone activations in the two weeks the Lumia 800 was launched. Nokia plans to bank on the same success with the Lumia 900 in the US.
According to BGR, Nokia will unveil the new device after CES in January. It will be released within the first few months of next year.
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