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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