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Nokia Lumia 900: what you need to know

Once the mobile phone king of the world, Nokia has fallen out of favour with smartphone users in the past couple of years.

It is still the biggest manufacturer of mobile phones in world, but that hardly matters when the real money is in smartphones.

But Nokia has slipped down the rankings in the past 12 months, with HTC overtaking it to become the third biggest smartphone manufacturer in terms of market value.

But Nokia has high hopes for 2012, with new releases in its critically-acclaimed Lumia range. So far we’ve had the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800, and we’re gearing up for Lumia 900 later this year.

Despite a raft of advertising and marketing by Nokia, the Lumia 800 struggled to sell over Christmas. So Nokia will be hoping for things with the Lumia 900, but what can we expect?

Nokia Lumia 900 release date

Nokia unveiled the Lumia 900 at CES last month, ahead of an initial launch in the US. We’ve had no word on a UK date, although a slip-up on the Carphone Warehouse website last month hinted at a June release.

Nokia Lumia 900 specs

Under the bonnet, there is not a lot of difference between the Lumia 900 and its predecessor, the Lumia 800.

The 900 runs a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM, making just like the Lumia 800. And it will run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, continuing Nokia’s partnership with Microsoft.

Nokia Lumia 900 display

The display is where the 900 moves away from the 800. Well, slightly. The AMOLED screen is bigger at 4.3 inches – a much more agreeable size. But the 900 still has the same display resolution, at 800 x 480 pixels.

Nokia Lumia 900 price

No word on the pricing just yet. Even in the US, where the phone is due for release on the AT&T network, Nokia is keeping its cards very close to its chest.