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Nokia Lumia 800 rear

Nokia's certainly made it tough to be a resident of the U.S. that's dying to give one of their Windows Phones a spin, as the company has unveiled both the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 for release overseas but has been pretty quiet on any sort of launch info for us in the States. If a new rumor about a U.S.-bound Nokia Windows phone is true, though, the wait may just be worth it. According to a source speaking to BGR, Nokia is prepping a flagship device named the Lumia 900 for a stateside launch early next year. The Lumia 900 is said to feature "the same basic identity as the Lumia 800" and will reportedly include a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, 1.4GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera. The source added that the 900 may be running Windows Phone Tango, which is believed to be the version of Microsoft's OS that's part of the transition between Mango and Windows Phone Apollo.

A separate "trusted source" has told BGR that Nokia's hard at work on a major marketing scheme that'll hit the U.S. in January or February. This suggests that we could begin seeing the fruits of the Finnish firm's labor begin hitting shelves shortly after CES takes place in mid-January.

We've heard in the past that Nokia is planning to take the wraps off of its U.S. Windows Phones at CES, so the latter portion of today's rumor only serves to support the claims that we've only got about another month and a half before the devices make their stateside debut. Meanwhile, the Lumia 900 sounds like a handset that could have many a Windows Phone fan drooling, especially the folks that like the Lumia 800 but feel that its 3.7-inch display is a tad on the small side. What do you all make of the rumored Lumia 900? Has the rumored device jumped to the top of your must-have list?

Via BGR


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