Nokia Lumia 900 Smartphone Shipping March

Nokia's Lumia 710 smartphone landed at T-Mobile last week and is available for purchase for a mere $50 with a two-year service agreement (and after a $50 mail-in-rebate). It's a middle-of-the-road Windows Phone device that's fairly decent for the money, but if you're holding out for Nokia's upcoming Lumia 900 smartphone, you don't have too much longer to go. A post on a Nokia Developer Website tips the release date as being sometime in March.

"The Nokia Lumia 900 phone runs Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5. It is the biggest and fastest smartphone yet. And it will become available exclusively through AT&T in March," the online newsletter reads.

A March release falls in line with comments by Nokia and Microsoft, who were only willing to say the Lumia 900 would ship in a few months. Is it worth waiting for? If you're looking for a high end device built around the Windows Phone platform, here are some of the Lumia 900's highlights:
  • 4.8-inch AMOLED ClearBack touchscreen
  • 1.4GHz processor (single-core)
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • 8MP rear-facing camera with a Carl Zeiss lens

It will also support 4G LTE, according to the newsletter. What isn't yet known is the price, and given the specs, Nokia/AT&T should probably consider selling the device for no more than $200 on contract.