The eagerly awaited Nokia Lumia 900 is due to launch in the US on April 8th for $99. It arguably provides the best overall bang for your buck when considering most phones in this high-end category run close to $200. First seen as CES 2012 back in January, this 4.3-inch device is considered by many to be the first serious smartphone contender to run Windows Phone OS and comes packed with many compelling features. The AMOLED display provides a 480 x 800 pixel resolution and is protected by scratch resistant glass. It features LTE 4G connectivity from AT&T and offers up a single-core 1.4ghz CPU along with 512MB of RAM. A front facing 1.3 mega-pixel camera is perfect for video calls, while the the rear camera provides an impressive 8 mega-pixel sensor along with an f2.2 Carl Zeis lens complete with an LED flash.

 

The 1830 mAh battery is expected to provide considerable runtime with 7 hours of talk and 14.6 days on stand-by. All the usual senors are included such as an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and GPS. Turn-by-turn navigation is also another welcome edition. Microsoft’s latest version of their exciting new mobile OS comes preinstalled, which is Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.¬†The Lumia 900 will be available in three color options: Cyan Blue, Black Matte at launch and High-gloss White from April 22nd.

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