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CES: Nokia's New Windows Phone Has a Front-Facing Camera

Nokia on Monday unveiled a new Windows Phone that will be coming to AT&T's U.S. network this spring. While it shares the slick industrial design of Nokia's other two Windows Phone entries, it includes one key additional feature: a front-facing camera.

The Nokia Lumia 900, announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, will have a 1-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.

The main knock on Nokia's previous two phones, the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710, was that the devices only had rear-facing cameras. With Microsoft's massive recent investments in Skype and Lync, making Windows-based phones without a video chat camera seemed an odd design choice.

Like the Windows Phone-based HTC Titan II announced earlier on Monday, the Lumia 900 is designed for AT&T's 4G LTE network.

Other features of the Lumia 900 include a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with a Carl Zeiss wide-angle lens and a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor. Color choices are cyan and black.


Lumia 900

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Posted by Scott Bekker on January 09, 2012 at 11:58 AM