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Nokia unveils the US only Lumia 900

Nokia today announced its first LTE smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 900 running on Windows Phone 7.5. Other than the 4.3-inch 800×480 pixel AMOLED ClearBlack Display, a 1.3MP f/2.4 front camera and LTE connectivity, everything else about the Lumia 900 is pretty much identical to its smaller-screened stable mate, the Nokia Lumia 800, including the single-piece polycarbonate body and the 1.4GHz single-core processor with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You also get the same 8MP with a 28mm f/2.2 Carl Zeiss camera as on the Lumia 800. Also, being a LTE device, the battery on the Nokia Lumia 900 has been beefed up to 1840mAh compared to the 1450mAh unit in the 800.

The Lumia 900 is scheduled to hit stores within this quarter and as the title suggests, the phone is for the US market only at the moment. Closer to home, we’ve gotten word that Nokia is currently gearing up to launch the Lumia 800 and 710 in Malaysia. No word on the exact date but the indication is that it will happen before the end of March.

Whatever it is, Nokia had better haul ass because the Lumia is going to face some tough competition from the Android camp especially from Sony Ericsson and Samsung looking to refresh their smartphone range with ICS-ready device right about the same time as Nokia is looking to launch Lumia in Malaysia.

Considering the choices available and soon to be available, would the Lumia series be a consideration for you?

Head on to after the jump for the full Nokia CES keynote launching the Lumia 900.

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