The biggest and baddest Lumia of them all, the Nokia 900, will be available from online stores starting tomorrow, beating Nokia Philippines who will hold its official launch this Friday. Widget City and DBGadgets, who procured their stocks from another country, are selling the unlocked Lumia 900 for Php30,800 and Php31,000 respectively to those who want this Windows phone ahead of others.
Be wary though that these are grey market units and are not officially covered by Nokia Care in the Philippines. You can bring it to Nokia Care centers but you have to pay for the service. Usually grey units only have service warranty from the store where its bought.
The Nokia Lumia 900 looks like its sibling, which is the Lumia 800 and the Meego-based Nokia N9. It has the same polycarbonate unibody shell and the curved Gorilla Glass protecting its screen. It’s a bit bigger though having a 4.3-inch screen (800 x 480) with ClearBlack AMOLED Display and packs a more powerful, yet still single-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, along with 512MB RAM.
The Lumia 900 also has the same awesome 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 lens for fast response and good low-light performance. It’s also important to note that this is the only Lumia phone having a front-facing camera for video chats. It doesn’t have a microSD slot but you’ll get a 16GB storage built-in. No NFC either and you can only do 720p HD video recording with it. However, it’s currently the only Windows Phone in the market today capable of harnessing the HSPA+ network if you’re after internet speeds.
If you’re interested in getting the Lumia 900, I suggest you stay tuned for the official pricing from Nokia when we get back to you after the official launch on Friday, May 18.