Nokia Lumia 900 With Upgraded 12 Megapixel Camera Coming To T-Mobile In Q3?

Here’s one rumor I’d welcome coming true as iconic Windows man Paul Thurrott is reporting that he’s been the recipient of a rumor indicating the Nokia Lumia 900 exclusivity period for AT&T is just 45 days. So how does that short exclusivity period benefit T-Mobile you ask? According to Thurrott’s source, after the 45 day window Nokia has a version in the wings that will work on T-Mobile, possibly coming out in the third quarter of this year. The “improved” version of the Lumia 900 will allegedly include an upgraded 12 megapixel camera, up from the current 8 megapixel camera currently gracing the AT&T variant. Models are also said to be in the works for Sprint and Verizon.

Thurrott stresses to take this rumor, as with any others, with a grain of salt…except Thurrott isn’t one to idly pass on rumors just for page-views. If he’s got it on good word, we’re inclined to believe him. I for one would welcome the high-end Lumia 900 on T-Mobile shelves. Would you?

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  • Abe

    I am basically ready to leave T-Mobile after 10 years because of their Windows Phone 7 selection.  Hopefully, I don’t have to. The lack of LTE is also a motivating factor…

    • Mikr

      Shut up

    • Anonymous

       Why would you want battery draining LTE when HSPA+ is just fine?

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Would you happen to be on Dreamcancel by any chance?

        • Anonymous

          Whats Dreamcancel?

        • Wilma Flintstone

          It’s where a ton of Fighting game fans go online to set up matches, chat, sign up for tournaments, etc.  SoCal members pretty much run the site.  I play against them every now and then in King of Fighters 13

        • Anonymous

          Sounds cool. I’ll check it out

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Yep I thought since you had SoCal in your name, you may known about it.  Dreamcancel(Dot)com is the website.  Tell them “Shiranui Persona” sent you Lol.  These are some pro’s in fighting games.  You can check them out on Youtube as well.  Check out KOF 13 (Kane 317, Bala, MrKOF, Metaphysics, The Answer, Reynald and a few other SoCal members).  Will see ya there.

      • J-Hop2o6

        LTE will be fine once the next gen 28/32nm SoC’s come out.

    • Hrose1965

      I switched over to ATT after 10 years with tmobile . Couldn’t take the poor service in buildings so far been with att for 6 months no problems tmobile is a good company but just not for me anymore.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve also been with T-Mobile for almost ten years, and I’m leaving in March when the Lumia 900 launches on AT&T. I want that phone something fierce and I’m not waiting until Q3 if I don’t have to.

      • http://www.joshrobertnay.com Respawn

         You’re going to leave T-Mobile after 10 years over a few more months of waiting? Really??

    • Anonymous

      LTE is so overplayed.

      • Anonymous

        And it isn’t even for voice. They just recently nailed down the VOIP standard for LTE and it hasn’t been deployed yet. Right now LTE is data only. When you make a phone call it reverts back to the old 3G network so you don’t even get the benefit of 700MHZ stronger signal for voice.  It is a small point but still relevant.

  • sino8r

    The problem is… who’s gonna care by the time Q3 comes around? Oh wait, tmobile has like 2 Windows phones lol! Few care anyways. Windows has left a sour taste with most people in the mobile dept. They have FINALLY straightened up with 7.5 (not 7… still forgot copy/paste!) but few care anymore. Plus, lack of apps/developer support hurts them too. It’s a very nice phone but few will ever know about it or care besides us REAL geeks (hipsters don’t count!)

    • http://twitter.com/blakehaas blakehaas

      Windows phone has one of the fastest growing marketplaces ever. There are over 55k apps available and each day 300 apps are added to the marketplace. The developer tools are of the highest quality and are amazing to use. Not to mention that almost every windows phone gets an average 4.8 out of 5 stars on their respective carriers site.

      • http://twitter.com/timmyjoe42 Timothy J. Bennett

        I hope so.  My wife just got the 710 and loves it to death.  It is so much better than her Nuron, LMAO.  I’d like to try the 900 when it comes out if T-Mobile gets it.  I will wait until then to upgrade my LG G2x.  I’m not sure I can leave Android, but the Windows phone is so fast, slick, and easy to use.

    • Anonymous

      “They have FINALLY straightened up with 7.5 (not 7… still forgot copy/paste!)”

      7 had cut and paste with the NoDo update (which came out about three months after the first version).

      “lack of apps/developer support”

      55,000 so far, with 80,000 registered developers, and Microsoft’s development tools and support network is the best in the world.

      Let’s not be silly, please.

  • guest

    man they gotta get it here before q3

    • James

      I just want T-Mobile to confirm that this is actually true. This only high end devices they are committed to are android, and I would love to see more wp7 on the network. With the att deal out of the picture it would be nice to have some insight into what they have planned in term of future phones.

  • Anonymous

    This would get me hype if I wanted WP7.

  • Brianbb

    I’m finding my wife new Win 7 easier to use (and makes better calls) than MY samsung Galaxy 2 android.  The Galaxy 2 does a TON of multimedia stuff but phone call are JUST “OK.” and it still has trouble with old fasion bluetooth or headset dialing in cars.  Win 7 phone works fine with car headsets.

  • Fred Beiderbecke

    Yes, I would go for that phone very quickly.  My Dell Venue Pro just is not up to par and I spend more time on my Sensation 4g.

  • Gunsing14

    O man, as soon as it pops out on tmo ima buy it! Been waiting for this for a while!

  • http://www.twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    This is what hurts TMo every year. Announcing phone that are 6 months away, people don’t care after a while.

    • Anonymous

      TMO didn’t announce it. Blame it on ADD. people don’t have a long enough attention span to wait so they badger people in the know until they spill the beans. 

      • http://www.twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

        Oh there are plenty of times where TMo tells us about a phone, that is not coming out for months.

  • Sanjay

    I would go get it today if it were out now.  3Q2012?  Why so long?  This is crazy.  By that time there will be others and then who knows?  I’m ready to upgrade from my HD7 and I am not sure I will wait that long if something else sweet comes up sooner…Also, watch they will come out with the 900 with mango late in the year with the WP8 OS just around the corner making it already obsolete.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I highlighted this in the post…it’s Q3 because the phone isn’t expected until Q2, at least. Then you factor in the AT&T 45 day exclusivity period. That brings us to Q3.

      • Gwap0

        Hi David, So this is really coming to Tmo? Hmmm

  • SeattleSteve

    I probably would’ve waited for this phone if I had any notion it would come to T-Mo.  Instead, I just upgraded to the HTC Amaze this weekend.  I suppose these time frames only hurt Microsoft, really.

    • Anonymous

      Yea but that Amaze is really nice though isn’t it?

      • http://twitter.com/timmyjoe42 Timothy J. Bennett

        I didn’t see the benefits of picking the HTC Amaze over the 710, especially because the Nokia is $50 cheaper.

  • tawnyy

    dam many people below me are saying they prefer hspa+ rather than battery draining LTE . ME i prefer battery draining LTE cuz of its better indors reception.

    • Anonymous

      Yea it would be nice if we could get our hands on some of that 700MHZ spectrum. Verizon and AT&T have us on that one. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wally-SirFatty/100002167236858 Wally SirFatty

      Well, not all of us live in our parent’s basement with the phone connected to an AC outlet.  Some people like to move around, in the outside world, where and outlet might not be within reach.

      • tawnyy

        first of all i do not live in my parents basement i live in a 1 story house BY myself . like someone below me said it would be nice if t-mobile got that 700 mhz band for better reception inside buildings. i had plenty of phones from t-mobile sensation, g2 etc i only get 4G 1 bar in my kitchen , my room , living room i get full bars of edge in my house in los angeles its not like i live in the middle of nowere. my friend with the sky rocket on atts LTE gets full bars of LTE all over my house since att just turned on lte in LA. AND he has waay better battery life than i do on my tmobile sensation.

    • Anonymous

      Well my friend just got the Samsung GS2 Skyrocket LTE and barely makes through the 8 hr work period with minimal use. I get a whole day with moderate to heavy use on my Nexus S (I know its not HSPA+) and im just as fast as him (at work).

  • Anonymous

    wait, 3rd qtr? they do know technology moves fast right?

  • Mobitel1

    i would have a hear attack if this would happen. i know it won’t so i’m safe :-)
    after 10 years with tmobile i’m leaving in march to att for nokia 900

  • Anonymous

    If yur gunna wait till Q3 then put the MSM8930 Single Core Krait in there. We need battery saving chips for HSPA+ 42

    • Anonymous

      The Dual core chips are supposed to increase battery life  by sharing the load between the two so they don’t have to work as hard. I really cant tell the difference though because i leave my phone plugged in most of the time. 

  • Wilma Flintstone

    By then, a Tizen device will more than likely be out.  I’m going Tizen.  This is a nice device for those that want a WP7 device though.

    • Anonymous

      Really? Tizen will be Touchwiz magnified, no thanks.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Your opinion, you’re entitled to it, I’m entitled to not care about it.  Good day to you good fellow. :)

        I like Android, WP7 seems to be shaping up fairly well now, and iOS is ok.  I want something different than those three and since Nokia got rid of MeeGo, Tizen is the next step which is basically a HTML5 MeeGo. 

        I just hope the UI doesn’t look like whats been being shown, basically Bada/Android-ish.  If I want an Android/Bada looking phone, I’d go get an Android phone.

        MWC will clear up alot of things for me as Tizen will be finally fully revealed there.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wally-SirFatty/100002167236858 Wally SirFatty

          Yeah, you are entitled to yours as well.  But he is right, and you are wrong.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Again your opinion.  You can say who’s right and wrong but for ME, I’m going Tizen regardless of your opinion.  :)

        • Chatter

          I’m on your side Wilma. Saying your personal opinion is wrong by definition is …. Wrong!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Exactly Chatter.  I was actually wondering about what he said I was wrong about?  I gave nothing to argue right or wrong for in my OP.

        • http://www.joshrobertnay.com Respawn

          If he’s an Android/iPhone/WP7 fanboy, your always wrong in his opinion unless your opinion is something he agrees with.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Nail on the Head.  You hit the Nail on the head but not all Android Fanboys are like that, just the head strung ones.

          I must say, when Android fanboys were laughing and saying absolutely appalling things like “They’re glad Steve Jobs died” and “Well there went the competition”, they lost alot of credibility with me.  I’m not even an Apple fan and that was just wrong.  That was mainly on other sites though. 

          It’s very few Android fanboys that I actually still enjoy being around and most of them are here.

          I still like Android but some of the fanboys behind it are really REALLY Demoralizing.

        • Anonymous

          Im not ragging on it, just I heard that its gunna be a cross of Bada/Chrome where you have the framework on phone but programs run off cloud. Well see, I actually like to see new OS’s.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Which is one reason I was into MeeGo.  It was a new OS and something different.  It took people a long time to see what I saw in MeeGo and when it finally revealed, Alot of people were VERY pleased with it.  Tizen should be no different as long as it can differentiate itself from the crowd.

          Actually Samsung is getting rid of Bada by merging it into Tizen and all the apps will be fully backwards compatible (Which is a HUGE bonus for Bada fans).  They’re looking to outsource it to other companies as well.

          Sorry for the Double post, Tmonews didn’t show my original post.

        • Anonymous

          I wish nokia didnt kill the MAEMO OS. I loved the flexibilty of it on my N900 at the time and it did much more than Android. I switched back to Android a soon as the MeeGo delays started.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Agreed, Maemo was Awesome and yes I loathed the MeeGo delays but when the final product released, it surprised everyone (But me).  And the funny thing is, MeeGo on the N9 isn’t true MeeGo.

        • Anonymous

          Wilma;  I was under the impression that Tizen wasn’t going to be ready any time soon within the next 12 months.  I was interested initially, but with the BADA integration, and Samsung’s propensity to stick touchwiz on everything I cannot imagine it will work any more stable than any other of their touchwiz implementations.  I have not had good luck with Samsung and Touchwiz,  so in that regard I am leery of that.  Perhaps it other companies pick up Tizen it may be interesting on how they implement it.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Yeah other companies are in the plans for Tizen as it’s stated to be outsourced to them. 

          Also, it’s not really Samsung that has me interested in Tizen, it’s Intel. 

          Samsung stated that they’d try to get some devices out by this year but that’s just Samsung, when it gets outsourced, other companies may have quite a few devices out by Q3/Q4 2012.

        • http://www.joshrobertnay.com Respawn

           I’m really interested in Tizen as well. I’ve had enough with the Android fragmentation, iOS, while a good OS, is just not for me, and WP7 isn’t quite there. Yet.

          Intel is already planning Tizen tablets to go alongside Windows 8 and Android ICS. Hopefully this translates to phones as well!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Yep I’m also hoping for Intel’s Tizen phones but I know Samsung alreasy stated that they’d be trying to get out a few Tizen devices by this year so I’m hoping intel will be too.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Yep. Tizen.  I like Android, WP7 seems to be shaping up fairly well now and iOS is well iOS.  I want something different than Android – there’s too many Android Devices as it stands and not enough diversity Amongst them (Sensation, Amaze, Ville, GS2 pretty much ALL look indentical – especially the first three mentioned), I’m not really trusting in WP7 enough to jump ship yet and iOS is not my cup of tea. 

        MeeGo was going to be my ship but Nokia Sunk it before it even took off.  Tizen is Intel and Samsung’s new MeeGo using HTML5 and I’m supporting it.  It just better be different enough to the other three that it makes an impact.  So far, Tizen is Badroid mixed with Moblin and Linux.

        MWC will clear up alot of things for me.  That’s where Tizen will be fully revealed.

    • MichaelMichael

      Sorry but what is Tizen? I heardx a little about it. It reminds me of Android when it was starting out from the few screen shots I’ve seen.
      I read it’s a joint venture of Intel and Samsung.

      I wonder if at launch it will have a significant amount of apps, or a completely different system.

      I’m interested because I’ve worked in wireless for almost 10 years and have used every operating stystem to death.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        From what I know of it so far, Tizen is the newly evolved MeeGo.  Since Nokia pulled the plug on MeeGo, Intel was forced to find a new partner and Samsung stepped up.

        Tizen is a full Linux OS but using HTML5 instead of QT like MeeGo used.  Also, it is said to be replacing Bada yet Bada devices are said to be upgradable to Tizen (Which I am not familiar with).  From what I’ve seen of Bada, it is very similar to Android but less integrated.  With Tizen, Samsung and Intel are trying to go all out with this OS and get it on major manufacturer’s devices.

        Go to Tizen(Dot)Org to find out more about it.  The SDK is getting ready to be released soon for Windows and Mac and I’m getting it.  It’s already released for Ubuntu.

        More shall be revealed about Tizen at MWC 2012.  Hopefully it differentiates itself from the crowd enough to be a good contender.  They’ve got an uphill battle to fight but it’s possible if they pull it off correctly.

  • Anonymous

    Sigh… even more disturbing is the 3 larger carriers getting the Samsung Note. Not only do they have the iPhone(s) but they will get that too on their LTE networks. WTF T-Mobile?!

    • Tbyrne

      Edit: Thanks jonathon for your optimism.

  • Ohgeez10

    I would be all over this!!!!  As I sit here ar my desk…with my HTC Amaze and HTC Radar….I am loving WP7 more and more.

  • jay_max

    If this actually happens, put me down for two of these.

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I would be very welcoming of this coming to T-Mobile. My dreams. Hopefully the rumors are true. I been waiting for a high-end spec WP7 device, preferably by Nokia :D, & this would work very well with my ZunePass, & my W7 HP laptop :)

  • Anthony Ward

    I would love this phone, but windows do have enough free apps or apps periods for me.

    • Commander_Fury

      I actually just read when the Lumia 900 comes out the price point will probably be similar to the 710 which is now free on contract . The free apps will increase as well . I have a feeling everyone will love this phone . I think its going to make quite the splash . I played with the 710 over the weekend . Windows really is a nice mobile os .

      • Anonymous

        I hope, but when I see apple and android with app the work with every day thing such as an app that get scan on your phone to purchase items. Apps like those I only see on apple and android. The last windows phone I had was hd2 and it make me miss my android phone, because not enough supported apps.

  • Nick

    WP7 just isn’t for me.  I look at that screen and see a ton of wasted space.  The tiles are way too big and you’ve got a black bar down the right side just to accommodate the arrow at the top right.  I appreciate a different looking UI though.  I hope it does well for Tmobile but I dont’ plan on getting one.

    • http://www.joshrobertnay.com Respawn

       I agree with your statement about the tiles being too big. Hopefully they allow the tiles to be resized in the next version.

    • Duff

      At first I somewhat felt that way too, but once I used it, I simply could not go back to that darn icon grid. While you still have access to all of your apps once you pan to the left, you decide which ones are most important to you and put them on the main page. The large tiles are great for seeing what is going on with the tile without launching the app. For example, I have a family tile that shows fb updates, new texts, and missed calls from anyone in that group (this can be done with individuals as well). My me tile tells me when there is activity related to me on facebook (wall posts, tagged pics, etc.) and the people tile is for all my friends. All three of these tiles continue to come to life with shuffling pictures. Outlook email tile, apps for forums, or rss feeds display right on the tile when there are new posts. Weather tiles show me the weather and temp as i scroll the main page without opening the actual app, and so much more. Once you use it for a little bit, you love it. I agree it may not be for everyone, but it is incredibly practical.

  • nerdlust

    I do love my htc sensation but i had a chance to play with a WP7 phone at MOA and i must admit it was pretty sweet. fast smooth and a joy to use. I will check this out when released but it will have to amazing to get me to drop android I love having full flash in browser.

  • Anonymous

    3rd Qtr is too late.  Why would anyone buy the L900 in Jul/Aug when 3rd Gen WP8 devices will be showing up by Sept/Oct? Now of course the L900 would, by then, make a fine budget WP8 ready phone if you just wanna get one on the cheap.  But you’d be a fool to get one on contract.

  • johnx

    12 megapixels is pointless in almost any camera.  Putting one in a camera is moronic and its only purpose is to make the ignorant buy more of them…

    • johnx

      excuse me putting one in a camera phone is moronic…

      • MichaelMichael

        Considering the sensor size, that is overkill, but hopefully someday they figure out a way to make those camera phone sensors bigger.
        Having said that, the same could be said for screen size, I mean, the samsung Note 5+ inch screen, sounds more like a tablet than a phone… I wonder where they will stop 6 in screens…lol

        • Anonymous

          I wonder why they go so high with such small sensors. Nokia, however, has produced high quality cameras in their phones, and they must be doing something right.

  • MichaelMichael

    It will probably be a great phone, but Windows really needs to improve there OS. I mean, it’s ok for people who are new to smartphones, or who want a reliable device with good battery life. But, too few Apps, have to connect to Zune, no expandable memory, and IMO a complete lack of features. I mean, to make an mp3 a ringtone I have to connect to Zune, to make a playlist I have to connect to Zune, I can’t open some PDF’s even though it’s a windows phone and I have downloded Adobe acrobat reader, and my list goes on and on, customization..etc.
    I feel like windows took the worst from Iphone when they made their OS. Practically no customization, No expandable memeory, Zune replaces Itunes… etc. c’mon windows, your devices used to be extremely capable, But slow, and we could run windows or android. Now you take away capability to make it fast and smooth, but restrict our options like Apple does. (well not as bad, there are a few different WP7 handsets). Just an opinion.

    Of course Android gives the best features in my opinion, but you have to buy the highest priced handsets to get all the features(overpriced considering all the plastic IMO), and you have to deal with terrible battery life, but for that sacrifice, you do get a lot from Android.

    • Vim

      This is the big reason the carriers all passed on the Nokia 800.  Too much money for too few features on a phone for which there wasn’t much demand. 

      • Anonymous

        Nonsense.  Nokia didn’t offer the 800 to any US carriers — in fact, it’s only just been approved for distribution in the US, only as an unlocked device.

    • Duff

      As a proud owner of a first gen wp (switched from iphone) and a long time smartphone user, I have to say, wp is not as bad as you make it out to be. The only comparison you have here is to android and I just cannot get into that experience (not going there, the spec debates are pointless). There have been tons of apps introduced in 2011 and there are very few apps or alternative apps, if any, that I cannot find in the marketplace. In fact, many of the apps I have are only on wp.

      Zune works really well for wp and itunes is the exact same thing. The samsung focus supports expandable memory (still one more than apple). A complete lack of features? I dont understand where this is coming from, have you even used a wp recently? The ringtone deal is the exact same as itunes as well, but there are tons of apps that let you download premade ringtones as well as your uploaded ringtones onto your phone (no zune required). Playlists are easily made on the wp without zune, although that is an option. I have never had any problems with any pdf files i have tried to open, so I cannot comment on that one. What of customization? Its just the way iphones are, except the springboard wallpaper and imo that looks kind of tacky. so how has this os taken the worst from iphone?

      I imagine there may be some minor concerns that people may have with wp, but your statements are not it, imo. Android is a completely different animal with its open source and zero regulations. wp is different because there are set standards for hardware to maintain a smooth experience throughout all of the phones…sorry again, not supposed to go there. again, this is all my personal experience along with my opinion. i’d say head to a mobile store and actually check out a recent wp.

  • Vim

    I don’t see Verizon carrying the 900 unless it sells well on AT&T first.  If it doesn’t, this order is going to get axed. The Kin debacle damaged Verizon’s trust in Microsoft very heavily and Verizon’s relationship with Nokia isn’t all peaches and cream either.  They will both need to earn their way back into Verizon’s good graces. On the other hand T-Mobile has a better relationship with both Microsoft and Nokia, so I can readily see T-Mobile signing an order if the price is right.  I heard Nokia tried to gouge them on the 800 so they passed on it and went with the 710 which was much more reasonably priced instead.

    • MichaelMichael

      I work at a tmobile store, and I am shocked that we have been selling out of 710s, but people like it.

      • Anonymous

        Glad to hear it’s doing well!  I switched from Sprint back  to Tmo due to there lack of support for wp and there slow data. I had the Radar which I liked but I like the 710 little bit better. It’s a great phone only thing missing is front facing camera. I actually like it better then iphone 4s I sold!

      • Anonymous

        That doesn’t surprise me. I checked one out myself and was impressed. I have a Nokia E7 and their quality is amazing. I’ll pick up a 900 if we get lucky on TMO.

      • Hrrogersjr

        …and I was almost one of(those)..but will wait until some “fixes” are uploaded for these 710 customers. One of  the bigger problems involves the Unit not ending-a-call..if (the) call is over 10 minutes. MS says it is a FirmwareProblem; Nokia is, ofcourse, saying it is probably a Software problem.

  • Enoel69

    Actually Nokia should take advantage of the popularity of the Lumia 900 and populate it to all the four major Networks. They have to do this sooner…not 3rd Qtr but 2nd Qtr. The reason i walked away from Nokia was their promising devices took soo long to get to the market or store shelves…by the time they did that something better comes out and they are left behind. The Lumia 900 is the one device so far that can really bring Nokia back and also help get the Windows OS to many hands. A few things i will like to see on a revised version of the Lumia 900 coming to Tmo…12Mpx is way cool, abt 1GB of RAM, a bigger battery abt 2000mAh we can trade a little bulk for more juice, 3Mpx front cam not much to ask. It is imortant for them to act fast while there is interest cuz when the dual/quad core ICS Androids make their appearance..few will look their way

  • Commander_Fury

    I just read the other carriers would get it in early may . So yes it should be available well in the second quarter . 

  • Riopato

    Fat chance Tmo will get this phone. If they do, Apollo will be out by then which makes this phone obsolete and a newer dual core Nokia hotness will be an at&t exclusive. Since when does T-mobile ever get any High end phones anyway? When was the last time they ever offered a high end Nokia phone specifically to Tmobile!?!

  • X1

    Where can I sign up?.

  • pagozahd

    i just got the galaxy s2. and ill defenitly get the nokia lumia 900 if it comes to tmobile. heck.. im trowing my money at the screen right now!!! Bring it on!!!

  • MIKEEEEE

    ever try to upload a 12 meg photo on EDGE or GPRS?

  • http://twitter.com/mlococo Michael Lococo

    It’s a good quality phone with average specs and an OK screen size.  If they are going to wait until fall then I would hope for T-Mobiles Maximum 4G speed. This could be HSPA+ 42 or possibly HSPA+ 84, if T-Mobile doubles the speed one last time.  There is of course the remote possibility of LTE if they are already working on it.  In addition to the Network speed I would like to have a screen size boost like the HTC Titan but with an AMOLED display.

  • Anonymous

    Windows phone just don’t have enough every day app. I mostly see app, but it for apple and android. when purchase from living social, if said if you have a apple or android phone, you can just use the scan app  and I wouldn’t have to print out the form in order to redeem my purchase. When Window caught up with apps like those, then I will think about get a new window phone. 

    • Felipefaccini13

      you can do the same thing with the hd7, amazon (living social) and Groupon apps!!

      • Anonymous

        Okay, I didn’t know that. I only had a 6.5 window phone

        • Giraffe

          Windows Mobile is not Windows Phone… for the purposes of the consumer, at least.

  • Jamesren

    Hells yeah I would!

  • Phast_1

    Bundle the 900 with a Win 8 tablet, then I’m going back to Windows Phone

  • http://twitter.com/bluechrism Chris Martin

    Have to say 45 day thing is false.  I was lucky enough to be at CES and spoke with Lumia 900 Marketing manager, and he stated it was a product lifetime exclusivity, and apparently AT&T insists on it for new phones (before you say iPhone don’t forget they had 2 year exclusivity on that, after which Apple could probably dictate terms to them rather than the other way around).

    However, this doesn’t mean that a similar piece of hardware with a different name couldn’t show up for T-Mo (see Samsung galaxy S 2 – 3 devices in US, all a bit different with different official names). It’s well known that Nokia wants to keep it’s camera crown and will announce N8 successor(s) this year, but it is unlikely the first one will be Windows Phone.  So i think  it is likely we will see a Windows Phone from Nokia with an amazing camera some point in the second half of this year, and I’d love it if T-Mobile picks that up, but the first evidence of that will be a Symbian (or perhaps experimental N9ish device) with top end camera first as Nokia told me that the processing systems are more optimized there, than in Windows Phone so it would make sense to get it right there first.

  • http://twitter.com/bluechrism Chris Martin

    Have to say 45 day thing is false.  I was lucky enough to be at CES and spoke with Lumia 900 Marketing manager, and he stated it was a product lifetime exclusivity, and apparently AT&T insists on it for new phones (before you say iPhone don’t forget they had 2 year exclusivity on that, after which Apple could probably dictate terms to them rather than the other way around).

    However, this doesn’t mean that a similar piece of hardware with a different name couldn’t show up for T-Mo (see Samsung galaxy S 2 – 3 devices in US, all a bit different with different official names). It’s well known that Nokia wants to keep it’s camera crown and will announce N8 successor(s) this year, but it is unlikely the first one will be Windows Phone.  So i think  it is likely we will see a Windows Phone from Nokia with an amazing camera some point in the second half of this year, and I’d love it if T-Mobile picks that up, but the first evidence of that will be a Symbian (or perhaps experimental N9ish device) with top end camera first as Nokia told me that the processing systems are more optimized there, than in Windows Phone so it would make sense to get it right there first.

  • Anonymous

    Sure, it may indeed be a “good” phone, but the OS is deeply flawed!
    I could give you a laundry list of issues, but for me, and the rest of the corporate users, the one flaw that makes this a non-starter is the lack of any kind of VPN. No PPTP, no LTP, no CheckPoint…nothing…in fact, I talked to a Windows phone programmer and he said that the OS has no hooks into the IP stack to even allow third parties to write a VPN app!
    So, you ask…why is a VPN so critical? Well, glad you asked that question.
    I can answer that with one word…Firesheep! Go ahead…Google it…I’ll wait!
    WiFi networks are not safe…even if you access a secure WiFi…others on that wifi network can still sniff and capture your traffic! So if you use a WiFi network using company mobile devices, you are in violation of your company’s security policy…you know, that thing you signed back when you first joined your company?
    Oh, you say you don’t use any WiFi networks with your phone? Hmmm…You’re probably wrong. Carriers are now offloading data traffic onto their WiFi Access Points in order to open up more bandwidth for voice traffic…so you may be accessing WiFi without even knowing it!
    So yeah, without VPN, all your data is open for anyone who wants it….and it really is as easy as opening up FireFox and using Firesheep to capture any password you type!

  • Anonymous

    Sure, it may indeed be a “good” phone, but the OS is deeply flawed!
    I could give you a laundry list of issues, but for me, and the rest of the corporate users, the one flaw that makes this a non-starter is the lack of any kind of VPN. No PPTP, no LTP, no CheckPoint…nothing…in fact, I talked to a Windows phone programmer and he said that the OS has no hooks into the IP stack to even allow third parties to write a VPN app!
    So, you ask…why is a VPN so critical? Well, glad you asked that question.
    I can answer that with one word…Firesheep! Go ahead…Google it…I’ll wait!
    WiFi networks are not safe…even if you access a secure WiFi…others on that wifi network can still sniff and capture your traffic! So if you use a WiFi network using company mobile devices, you are in violation of your company’s security policy…you know, that thing you signed back when you first joined your company?
    Oh, you say you don’t use any WiFi networks with your phone? Hmmm…You’re probably wrong. Carriers are now offloading data traffic onto their WiFi Access Points in order to open up more bandwidth for voice traffic…so you may be accessing WiFi without even knowing it!
    So yeah, without VPN, all your data is open for anyone who wants it….and it really is as easy as opening up FireFox and using Firesheep to capture any password you type!

  • Anonymous

    Sure, it may indeed be a “good” phone, but the OS is deeply flawed!
    I could give you a laundry list of issues, but for me, and the rest of the corporate users, the one flaw that makes this a non-starter is the lack of any kind of VPN. No PPTP, no LTP, no CheckPoint…nothing…in fact, I talked to a Windows phone programmer and he said that the OS has no hooks into the IP stack to even allow third parties to write a VPN app!
    So, you ask…why is a VPN so critical? Well, glad you asked that question.
    I can answer that with one word…Firesheep! Go ahead…Google it…I’ll wait!
    WiFi networks are not safe…even if you access a secure WiFi…others on that wifi network can still sniff and capture your traffic! So if you use a WiFi network using company mobile devices, you are in violation of your company’s security policy…you know, that thing you signed back when you first joined your company?
    Oh, you say you don’t use any WiFi networks with your phone? Hmmm…You’re probably wrong. Carriers are now offloading data traffic onto their WiFi Access Points in order to open up more bandwidth for voice traffic…so you may be accessing WiFi without even knowing it!
    So yeah, without VPN, all your data is open for anyone who wants it….and it really is as easy as opening up FireFox and using Firesheep to capture any password you type!

  • Anonymous

    Sure, it may indeed be a “good” phone, but the OS is deeply flawed!
    I could give you a laundry list of issues, but for me, and the rest of the corporate users, the one flaw that makes this a non-starter is the lack of any kind of VPN. No PPTP, no LTP, no CheckPoint…nothing…in fact, I talked to a Windows phone programmer and he said that the OS has no hooks into the IP stack to even allow third parties to write a VPN app!
    So, you ask…why is a VPN so critical? Well, glad you asked that question.
    I can answer that with one word…Firesheep! Go ahead…Google it…I’ll wait!
    WiFi networks are not safe…even if you access a secure WiFi…others on that wifi network can still sniff and capture your traffic! So if you use a WiFi network using company mobile devices, you are in violation of your company’s security policy…you know, that thing you signed back when you first joined your company?
    Oh, you say you don’t use any WiFi networks with your phone? Hmmm…You’re probably wrong. Carriers are now offloading data traffic onto their WiFi Access Points in order to open up more bandwidth for voice traffic…so you may be accessing WiFi without even knowing it!
    So yeah, without VPN, all your data is open for anyone who wants it….and it really is as easy as opening up FireFox and using Firesheep to capture any password you type!

    • Doug

      WiFi is not secure, but there are other ways to open application SSL tunnels than just VPN. My email to my corporate servers goes over an SSL tunnel when I am out and about, no VPN required. We also have a ‘no VPN required’ web access portal that also passes over SSL. Again, secure, no VPN required.

      • Anonymous

        The problem here is ubiquity. PPTP and LTP vpn are available on almost any network device. Heck, even some home routers have PPTP VPN built right into the router’s firmware!
        And since *EVERYTHING* connected to a network can do PPTP or LTP VPN, it makes sense to use this VPN to secure devices that need to connnect to the network…Unfortunately, the Window Mobile OS7.x doesn’t. And from what I’ve read, will not in the forseeable future! So, how would you use your SSL tunnel to RDP into a backend Exchange server? Or print to a printer on your home network from your phone when you are in Hong Kong? These are the things I do and have been doing for years with my Windows Mobile 6.1 phone…now they have WP7.x and it’s gone…that level of functionality that was availiable in a previous version is missing in this new fangled version…that’s what gets me….why and how did this happen? did *NOBODY* QA this OS before it went gold? Because as far as I’m concerned, the OS7 was still alpha until the NoDo  patch came out, and even with the Mango patch, it’s still a beta product for me…But like any other product that Microsoft makes, you stay away from the first edition, and regardless of the version number, this OS7.x is a first edition…Wake me when OS8 or OS9 comes out…perhaps by then, my 2 year contract on my Samsung Note will have expired and I’ll be ready for a new phone!

  • http://twitter.com/bluechrism Chris Martin

    Have to say 45 day thing is false.  I was lucky enough to be at CES and spoke with Lumia 900 Marketing manager, and he stated it was a product lifetime exclusivity, and apparently AT&T insists on it for new phones (before you say iPhone don’t forget they had 2 year exclusivity on that, after which Apple could probably dictate terms to them rather than the other way around).

    However, this doesn’t mean that a similar piece of hardware with a different name couldn’t show up for T-Mo (see Samsung galaxy S 2 – 3 devices in US, all a bit different with different official names). It’s well known that Nokia wants to keep it’s camera crown and will announce N8 successor(s) this year, but it is unlikely the first one will be Windows Phone.  So i think  it is likely we will see a Windows Phone from Nokia with an amazing camera some point in the second half of this year, and I’d love it if T-Mobile picks that up, but the first evidence of that will be a Symbian (or perhaps experimental N9ish device) with top end camera first as Nokia told me that the processing systems are more optimized there, than in Windows Phone so it would make sense to get it right there first.

  • http://FACEBOOK.COM/LANCETDAVIS LANCE

    tmo needs to step up their selection and this would rule!!!!! they were the first to bring out android…remember!

  • Doug

    Apps apps apps apps apps apps apps.

    HTML5.

    Microsoft has committed to HTML5. With enough html5 goodness and experience, Apps will become redundant. Even Amazon has bypassed Apple’s App limits (linking) by releasing an html5 version of Kindle for iOS.

  • Hrrogersjr

    I don’t care how smart you are (or think you are): with the naked eye..it’s next to impossible to see the difference of 4 more MP!

  • http://twitter.com/devGOD Patrick

    i don’t care about the camera, just make sure its 4g… if its 3g then i’m seriously done with tmobile. they put very little effort into getting really good phones first and they wonder why they’re in 3rd place and dropping

  • Cristiano Nishan

    woooooooooooooooow i love lumia 900

  • http://twitter.com/TVWizard Hal Hostetler

    Being a Verizon customer, I’d really like to see it available from Verizon.

  • Trish321

    i am with tmobile i would buy the lumia 710 but ill wait a while i really like the 900 way more better cause of the camera front facing I LOVE NOKIA