Windows Phone enthusiasts in Argentina rejoice as Nokia has just launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 900.
Initially, the device was released by major carrier Movistar for 1,999 Argentine pesos (435 USD or 350 ERU) and with unlimited internet on a 199 Argentine pesos (45 USD or 35 EUR) plan.
Furthermore, Personal, another Argentinian operator, announced that the Nokia Lumia 900
was available for purchase for the same price. Check it out here
Nokia is expected to announce new Windows Phone devices sometime in September, and they will hit shelves one month later.
However, the next-generation Nokia devices will be powered by Windows Phone 8 operating system, so we can safely assume that these smartphones will replace most of the current handsets available on the market.
Although Lumia 900 runs Microsoft’s latest version of Windows Phone 7.5, the smartphone will receive an upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8, a slightly less enhanced version of Windows Phone 8
Details on differences between the two versions of the operating system are scarce for the moment, but more info will probably emerge as we near Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 announcement.
Hardware-wise, Nokia Lumia 900 packs a 1.4 GHz single-core Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 205 GPU and 512MB of RAM.
Another strong point of the smartphone is the impressive 8-megapixel rear camera that features Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash and HD (720p) video recording. There’s also a secondary 1-megapixel front-facing camera for self-portraits and video calls.
The phone’s 4.3-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass coating for extra protection.
It is also worth mentioning that the Lumia 900 comes with 16GB of internal memory, which cannot be further expanded due to the lack of a microSD card slot. Still, new SkyDrive users will get 7GB of cloud storage for free.