Nokia's Lumia 900 just launched in the U.S. and now it's preparing or its UK debut.
Nokia's been enthusiastic in its attempts to take on Apple and Google with its Windows Phone offerings and it looks like we can expect the company's latest WP7 device to hit very, very soon. The Lumia 900, the predecessor to the already available Lumia 710 and Lumia 800, is now up for pre-order for customers in the United Kingdom.
The Verge reports that the Lumia 900 is now available for pre-order through Phones4U and Carphone Warehouse and availability is apparently expected sometime "in the coming weeks." Carphone is currently listing 'May 2012' as the expected date, so that should give you some idea of how long you have to wait for this one.
The 900 is similar to the 710 and 800 in appearance but is packing a bit more of a punch under the hood. It boasts a single-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED 800 x 480 touchscreen display, 512MB RAM, an 8-megapixel (F2.2, 28mm) camera in the rear with Carl Zeiss optics, and a 1840mAH battery. It's also got support for 4G LTE in the U.S., but that's not going to be much use here in the UK.
Announced at CES Las Vegas in January of this year, the Lumia 900 is already on sale in the United States, having launched on April 8. Canadians are also enjoying pre-order status starting today.