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Nokia Lumia 900: Our Favorite Windows Phone, Now Bigger and Faster on AT&T

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The foreign beauty is finally crossing the pond. The Lumia 800 will be making its Stateside debut as the hulkified 4.3-inch Lumia 900, bringing AT&T's freshly launched LTE service with it.

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The Lumia 900 looks a lot like the 800, except it's bigger, with a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED screen, same as the 800. (We think the 3.7-inch screen of the original is pretty much perfect, though.) And, of course it's got AT&T LTE. The 900 will also see the native ESPN app that Nokia announced at Nokiaworld, but which hasn't really been heard from since. (Stoked for that! Nerds like sports too!)

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The 900 also has an eight MP wide-angle camera, a wide angle front-facing camera (!!), 512MB of RAM, and a 1830mAh battery (up from 1450mAh on the 800). Those specs aren't going to blow the doors off of this generation of smartphones, but Windows Phone doesn't lean on specs quite as hard as other OSes, as the buttery Lumia 800 shows.

Illustration for article titled Nokia Lumia 900: Our Favorite Windows Phone, Now Bigger and Faster on ATT

We're sad that it's put on a few pounds (hey, it's coming to the home of the Big Mac), but it's a necessary reality for an LTE phone—both for the chip and the giant battery needed to power it. In fact, with the technical claims that the ClearBlack display on Nokia handsets allows for brighter displays that suck less juice, Nokia and LTE might end up being one of the more battery-friendly LTE setups.

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We'll let you know about pricing and availability as it's announced, but for now, all we've got to go on is "in the coming months." [Nokia]

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All I want is for some of these phones to come to Verizon.

As attractive as this phone is, it isn't worth leaving my grandfathered unlimited data plan at Verizon.