At the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, Nokia Corp. introduced its latest high-end smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” operating system. The Nokia Lumia 900 also supports high-speed 4G/LTE connectivity and 4.3” AMOLED screen, the largest screen on Nokia phones so far.
Nokia Lumia 900 is based on Qualcomm MSM8255T 1.4 GHz "Scorpion" system-on-chip with one ARM Cortex-A8 core, Adreno 205 graphics processor with hardware acceleration for high-definition video playback, dual-channel LPDDR2 memory controller as well as GSM (GPRS, EDGE) W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS, 4G/LTE support. The phone has 512MB of RAM and are equipped with Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n, G-sensor, digital compass, A-GPS, micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, 3-axis accelerometer and so on. Lumia 900 has 4.3" capacitive LCD multi-touch screen with 800*480 resolution, 8MP back-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, large aperture (F2.2) and wide angle focal length (28mm) as well as 1.3MP front-facing camera and so on. Nokia Lumia smartphones include "signature Nokia experiences" optimized for Windows Phone, including Nokia Drive, which delivers a full-fledged personal navigation device (PND); Nokia Music introducing MixRadio and so on.
"The introduction of the Nokia Lumia 900 with AT&T is another significant milestone in the ongoing rollout of Nokia's global smartphone strategy. The Nokia Lumia 900 is designed specifically with the U.S. in mind and the announcement of this collaboration with AT&T, in addition to other recent announcements, signifies a new dawn for Nokia in the U.S.," said Chris Weber, president of Nokia Americas.
Nokia Lumia 900 is coming exclusively to AT&T in the coming months in cyan and matte black. Pricing is unknown.
"Nokia and AT&T worked hand in hand to bring the Nokia Lumia 900 to market. Our powerful 4G network really amplifies the benefits of the Nokia Lumia 900. Sharing high quality images and videos with its integrated social networking functions is faster than ever; content from U-verse Mobile is more enjoyable on the crisp 4.3-inch screen, and with its huge battery people can do more without worrying about recharging. Together, we are working to supercharge the ecosystem around the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Windows Phone platform," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of devices for AT&T.
Tags: Nokia, 4G, LTE, Lumia, Windows Phone, Microsoft
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The core of the chip is NOT Cortex A8.
The chip itself is "SnapDragon", the core is "Scorpion".
Scorpion core is developed by Qualcomm themselves, not licenced from ARM.
In overall performance, scorpion is slightly faster than A8 but slower than A9 at same clock speed; Scorpion has very limited OOE, without register renaming, A9 has OOE with register renaming.
Scorpion core has 128-bit NEON(SIMD/multimedia) unit, which gives it double the NEON performance of cortex A8 or A9.
01/10/12 01:05:28 PM]
Luckily Windows Phone will run buttery smooth on even a sub 1ghz single core, faster processing is just for better games and less battery.
01/10/12 06:34:21 PM]
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You are so right! Though at the end brands generally end up bending towards been the most featured or not having any less features so I guess batteries are all doomed to becoming atomic cells eventually... damn even photoshop and CAD variations apps can be run on highend Androids... its bloody ridiculous! I am ashamed for liking this though...
01/11/12 02:42:09 AM]
That crappy blue things looks more like a cheap cover for an iPhone/LG/Samsung smartphone...
01/11/12 06:49:27 AM]
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