Maxis has revealed its bundling plan for the Nokia Lumia 900. Retailing at RM1,799, the Nokia Lumia 900 can be yours from as low as RM959 with 24 months contract of Maxis 6GB data bolt-on plan on top of any postpaid plan from Value First (RM30/month) and above. There are other contract options available with 12, 18 and 24 months duration on 1GB and 3GB data bolt-on plans.
As an early promo, they are also giving out a Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger worth RM109 together with the Nokia Lumia 900. To recap on the specs, the Lumia 900 is the bigger sibling of the Lumia 800 with a bigger 4.3″ AMOLED Clear Black Display, comes with a front facing camera and a larger 1,830mAh battery. It still retains the same single core 1.4GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 8MP rear camera.
For more information, head over to Maxis Nokia Lumia page.
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After the Nokia Lumia 610, the next device we’ve been waiting for is the bigger Lumia 900. While Nokia has yet to reveal any specific dates on its availability, the device has already being spotted at several Nokia Stores in Malaysia but with the label “Coming Soon”. According to a tipster at Amanz, there’s a working unit displayed at Nokia Store Bukit Tinggi in Klang.
With the Nokia Lumia 800 being priced at RM1,499 right now, we are expecting the Lumia 900 to be priced
below around the RM2,000 RM1,800 mark. In terms of specs, both are powered by 1.4GHz processor, 512MB RAM with 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics. What sets them apart is the screen size (4.3″ vs 3.7″), a front facing 1.3MP camera on the Lumia 900 and a larger 1,830mAh battery. For more information on the device, head over to Nokia Lumia 900 page.
The Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 will be launched here in Malaysia in a few days but if this photo – accidentally mistaken for a Lumia 800 by Nokia themselves — is anything to go by, then we can expect at least one more Lumia making its debut here.
Earlier thought to be a US-only version, what we see here is very possibly a GSM version of the Lumia 900. What’s the difference between the device you see here and the recently announced white Lumia 800 we mentioned earlier? The biggest difference between the Lumia 800 and 900 is of course the screen size but that’s not clearly obvious in pictures, what is evident is the difference in the placement of the micros USB slot. On the Lumia 800, the micro USB slot is located underneath the micro SIM tray cover
at the bottom of the device but on the Lumia 900, the slot is located exposed at the top, as you can see in the picture above (thanks for correcting us on this in the comments joevo2).
We’ve established that this is a Lumia 900, but what makes this a GSM version? For one, the obvious omission of the logo of US carrier AT&T is a tell-tale sign. Currently the Lumia 900 is only sold in the US by AT&T, so what’s with this official looking press picture not having an AT&T logo? That points to the device being available for other operators, very likely on GSM networks as well.
The Lumia 900 brings a larger 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display versus the smaller 3.7-inch AMOLED CBD display on the Lumia 800 but with identical screen resolution at 800×480 pixels. Also, you get a 1.3MP front camera and because the Lumia 900 is running LTE in the US and have a bigger screen, the device also gets a bigger 1,830mAh battery compared to the 1,450mAh in the Lumia 800.
Those are the features that separate Lumia 800 with the Lumia 900. The 1.4 GHz processor, eight-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, 16 GB internal memory and 512 MB RAM are identical on both devices. We’re hoping the larger battery stays in the GSM Lumia 900 as well.
So can we expect the Lumia 900 to come to Malaysia? It’s very possible but without an official word form Nokia, don’t expect this phone to be here anytime soon. Although we do expect to see the GSM Lumia 900 making its debut at Mobile World Congress at the end of this month.