Nokia Lumia 900

The Nokia Lumia 900 impressed quite a few folks when it made its debut at CES, but the device was repeatedly described as being an AT&T exclusive, much to the disappointment of anyone not already on the carrier and unwilling to make the switch. There may still be hope for the non-AT&T crowd interested in a 900, though, if a new rumor sent to Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite is to be believed.

The source of the rumor claims that the exclusive that AT&T has on the 900 is of the temporary variety and that it's set to expire 45 days after the device's launch. After that time, other carriers would be allowed to work with Nokia on versions of the 900 that'd play nice with their networks. The tipster thinks that T-Mobile could be getting a version of the 900 in the third quarter of 2012, adding that Verizon would "probably" get a 900 variant and "possibly" Sprint as well. Lastly, the source alleges that these new 900 models could have a 12-megapixel camera, a bump from the 8-megapixel shooter of the AT&T 900.

As usual, it's worth taking this report with a few grains of your favorite kind of salt. Thurrott notes that the rumor came from a carrier source and that he's unable to back up its validity. That said, Nokia has mentioned that it's interested in working with all of the carriers to gain their support, so the thought of Lumia 900 variants on other networks may not be too crazy. The third quarter may be pretty far off, especially in the world of mobile, but at this point I'm sure that customers on carriers like Sprint and Verizon would welcome just about any new Windows Phone device they could get.

Via WinSuperSite

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roqqnrolla If Bill gates was smart he would buy Android, and integrate the two.. just sayin
Darnell D. Johnson
Darnell D. Johnson No. It's more of a wish than reality. Android is too far ahead. Distant 4 at best.
Ron Gensemer
Ron Gensemer Just as a practical matter Android will continue to rule. However there is a real possibility Windows phone could displace Apple and move into the number 2 position.
Kirk Ngo
Kirk Ngo not enough to take on Android but it might surpass Apple in the coming months for sure
Peter Loc Roberts
Peter Loc Roberts although android is ahead of WP by a long shot right now, its only in popularity, but in style or function or usability or any other comparison. The only thing keep WP down is that is the popularity of android and ios. Its a great system, its just not not marketed right...or enough for that matter. Another thing holding it down is that no manufacturer has been giving it good focus, which makes sense because its less popular. In a consumer nation popularity is key. so at this point no probably not
Anonymous Don't think so, there's Android for complexity and iOS for simplicity, I don't see how WP could fit in there to be better than any of those two. It's still a good OS, though.
catire98 Hard to say. The OS is pretty stable and they are doing things right. However, this is not a ticket to success
Claude Crevecoeur
Claude Crevecoeur Only time will tell. but they need more apps
Anthony William Whaley
Anthony William Whaley Android is leaps and bounds above Windows Phone, iOS, and BlackBerry OS 7 or 10, if i had to rank id be Android, iOS, WP7, BB; though iOS and WP are in a dead heat WP8 however is looking promising i want a windows 8 tablet that dual boots Android 4.0
jackwalsho_0 never. winpho is on the same boat as iOS and that didn't surpass android, now did it?
Peter Hofer
Peter Hofer Yes. When the world stops turning
Kevin Joel
Kevin Joel I have the Dell Venue Pro, and I say YES!!!
Kevin Joel
Kevin Joel Yes it will.
Michél Tardio
Michél Tardio Hey Aaaaaaron, i believe that this wont happen not even in 10 years :)
Zakari Ghachi
Zakari Ghachi Ssssstop it i said never !!!
Brett Embury
Brett Embury Nope not till they get Pandora and a better multi tasker
Tejasva Malhotra
Tejasva Malhotra Nope, not at all !
Kyle Mezrahi
Kyle Mezrahi I can't wait for it to come to AT&T!
David Spalding
David Spalding Well, I'm sure that it'll sync with Outlook just fine.
Takara Alexander
Takara Alexander Not. At. All!
Chris Sutherland
Chris Sutherland Hahahahah lol this is a joke right?
Allwyn Avalos
Allwyn Avalos no i dont think so
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt I've bought too many apps for android that now I don't want to switch platforms and lose those!
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt Heck No! I won't buy a Windows or Apple phone!
Cameron Biggs
Cameron Biggs I NEED T-Mobile to get this phone like yesterday. The HD7 I'm rocking is due for an upgrade and I want one of these Nokia phones. Make it happen!
Joe Aranzullo
Joe Aranzullo hahahahahahahahahaha.. .... no.
Reinaldo Alvarez Maldonado
Reinaldo Alvarez Maldonado Not gonna happen, m$ is too greedy and have constant lack of vision. They need new blood. Ballmer got hung on the pc era and cannot see the future and the web building in front of him..... waist of time to wrtie about why m$ wont be able to at least get even with RIM
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Wrong it's iOS , WP7 then hemdroid.
Keenan Ochoa
Keenan Ochoa Heck no. It's Android, crapple, bb then wp7
Marco Varela
Marco Varela Only if manufactures and carriers support it as much as they did/do android;the only other way will be if there is the a amazing phone that introduces wp7 to the world just like the G1 and the Droid did for android.
Glenn Rubio Urrea
Glenn Rubio Urrea Unlikely if they continue to release new phones on only one carrier. Booo
Anthony T DAquino
Anthony T DAquino It will be up there, idk about surpassing but for sure it will be a top Contender for sure. People can say it's boring and can't be customized but it's way faster, smoother and has great Xbox integration which as a gamer I love :)
Naga Appani
Naga Appani Hahaha, what a bluff.. it happens in ur dreams....
Hubert John Abiera
Hubert John Abiera I don't want it to. I feel that the only way that WP7 catches up to Android's market share is if they become increasingly lenient on their specs. I think the major reason why Android is so prolific is because of the huge range of cheap Android phones, including phones that can be obtained at less than $150 without a contract. Their quality is definitely poor but people who want a smartphone but do not have the money to buy a higher end device still get them. Now, people may say that WP7 devices themselves are low end devices because of the lack of dual/quad cores. They are not. One way to look at it is by looking at the time placed into a device. The amount of time that WP7 engineers have placed into optimizing a device for single cores is probably much more than it was to wait for a chip maker to develop a processor with higher theoretical outputs and tack on an OS on it. This is actually how Windows PCs work, where most laptops are completely unoptimized and run on the sheer power of its specs. I believe that the best device is the device that gives the best performance, not the one that runs on the best specs.
Chris Robato
Chris Robato Not a chance. A platform needs more qualities than smooth. Google has superior and more relevant services than Microsoft and Google's cloud functions are much more seamless with no PC dependence.
Ian Medina
Ian Medina They will surpass android if they are going to release cheap windows phone. =) make it open source and the power to jailbreak or rooting. =)
Zack Hébert
Zack Hébert WP7 is a good idea for low range phones for the masses. it does just what it needs to for its demographic. I wouldn't even consider a single core device to be above midrange at this point (medfield included).
Ethan Shrago
Ethan Shrago maybe... I'm getting an iPhone 4s only because i already have a plan on sprint, and 4g is unstable, and too expensive.
Hansel Starley
Hansel Starley Not in a million years. But I still want my Lumia 900
Ernest Marvin Esteban
Ernest Marvin Esteban Nope... Wp is too close to be as successful and as ubiquitous as Android.
Rufino Velazquez
Rufino Velazquez Hopefully. The competition alone is better for all of us.
Tanner Schmitz
Tanner Schmitz Never.
Payom Ilkhanipour
Payom Ilkhanipour I think WPwill surpass Iphones but not Android
Aziz Vela Chavez
Aziz Vela Chavez NOPE!!!
Brett Johnson
Brett Johnson While both platforms have there pluses, I believe it will always be up to personal preference. You'll never agree that's ones better than the other if your not equally objective. Usmc
Ty Johnson
Ty Johnson Wp7 DOA nokia can't save them,nokia couldn't save their own OS
Joseph Olvera
Joseph Olvera Only if it becomes a hit with first time smartphone owners. Though I do have to say that it is getting popular at the college I attend. I've seen around 7-8 phones already, but the iPhone is still prevalent.
Jose Pablo Islas
Jose Pablo Islas I doubt it
Larry Waters
Larry Waters Definitely, especially if Blue Stack is as good as they say at running Android apps under WP.
Vincent Lai
Vincent Lai I personally don't like the wp interface... So no!
Ken Hoey
Ken Hoey It's important that it gets on all carriers though in order to achieve this
Ken Hoey
Ken Hoey Not overtake android but it will surpass the iphones marketshare for sure!
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz They aren't going to surpass both. Sprint doesn't want to sell any wp7 phones and plus they didn't even want to talk about those phones. They aren't doing well. Because its boring and no customization. People who said its smooth its not cuzins had them and they lagged. Wp7 isn't going to surpass Android nor the apple iPhone. Blackberry is even ahead of wp7.
Adrian Miotto
Adrian Miotto No
Jennifer DeAlmeida
Jennifer DeAlmeida They have the potential too. I hope they can pull it off. After being a Fandroid I will never go back. Love how Android is so customizable but not worth being so unstable. In love with my iPhone. :)
Jaime Espinoza
Jaime Espinoza I was in line for the G1 when google and tmobile gave Android os to the world in 2007 and wasnt as popular. I say no chance in hell will windows phone surpass Android.
Alexander Eriksson
Alexander Eriksson Not going to happend
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Think webOS could've been a better alternative than wp7. All HP needed to do is to price theur products right. WebOS could've been a solid third than wp7. Wp7 is just boring and no customization. Sprint doesn't even want to sell wp7 phones.
Joel Diaz
Joel Diaz nnnnnnnevarrrr!! Hahahahahahahaaa!!
Jeremy Abad
Jeremy Abad Maybe not. But it's awesome that there is an alternative mobile OS, that can rival Android and iOS.
Shahrukh Raza
Shahrukh Raza no way thats gonna happen...u guys really hate on android too much
Sonny Waraich
Sonny Waraich Big changes are gonna happen. Windows Phone is just getting started
Josh Veerkamp
Josh Veerkamp WP will be a decent alternative to ios and Android but will never surpass.
Pierce Swan
Pierce Swan Nope... No chance. Google owns the world. Linux grows more and more every day on mobile and pc
Matthew Gonzales Landry
Matthew Gonzales Landry I don't know of it'll surpass Android but I do hope so. Right now, WP7 feels like a demigod. It's not quite at iPhone's level because applications feel a little.......not right. They feel like premium Android applications, that makes the cohesiveness disappear. WP7 is a great OS, but as long as the applications feel like Android applications with a WP7 skin, I don't see myself attributing to WP7's success or failure. I do have a Samsung Focus though, so I guess I already did something for WP7, but my 4S has been my main phone since it launched.
Josh Lazenby
Josh Lazenby Nah. Metro UI is something people either hate, or love. It only appeals to a small number of people, and there isn't much as far as customization goes either... so as it stands now, it is going to keep a relatively limited user base.
Devin VandeVelde
Devin VandeVelde I feel it could happen. Apple is falling short with their devices. Android is getting stronger but people are getting stronger with their expectations. Windows phone is also getting stronger and its smoother than android. The only thing that WP needs to improve is their app store. There is simply not enough apps. Um not saying this because I don't like android. Um an android user. I have a samsung infuse 4G.
Nathan Bryant
Nathan Bryant Lmao
Brian Busyapongpakdee
Brian Busyapongpakdee lol
Sonny Waraich
Sonny Waraich Eventually
Anonymous Never
Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas Nope windows suck and so does the shitbox 360 APPLE all the way because unlike android and Microsoft my Iphone don't crash or lag up all the time!
Alvin Tran
Alvin Tran If it has a bit more apps, and more customization options then it might have a chance.
Hunter Messer
Hunter Messer No chance. That will NEVER happen.
Jeff Irvine
Jeff Irvine Puh-lease! No way. WP7 will always be in the background to Android and iOS.
Shrinivas Mittal
Shrinivas Mittal Both are apple like apple's bitches.....who cares which one is leading...lmao
GladisnFidel Jose
GladisnFidel Jose LOL. No chance.
Jonathan Longoria
Jonathan Longoria Meh.
Anthony Ng
Anthony Ng Only if they gave them away for free
Kristopher Davis
Kristopher Davis This os a stupid question!! Hell no!! Android is top forever
Wayne Holley
Wayne Holley CeeGii the fact that u had to window break jailbreak and all that jazz proves the point Android no limitations out the box...
Alex Castillo
Alex Castillo People will hate Android because they are the kings! Galaxy nexus baby.
Tim Miyashiro
Tim Miyashiro I hope so, I love WP7.
George Kosta Petroff
George Kosta Petroff Yeah, when pigs fly!
Carrie Abbott
Carrie Abbott Despite the demonstrable lag on some Android devices, Android itself is solid. I'm typing this on a Galaxy Nexus, and I have no lag, no issues at all except the same complaint everyone with a smart phone has, I want more battery life. I get 14 hours easy with moderate use, but we're a greedy bunch of consumers, we want our phones to last days! Windows phone is solid as well, and ios had it's perks. It just depends on what user experience people want. Wp7 feels overly simplistic to me, as does ios. I prefer the customization of Android, and I think enough people feel that way to keep it at the top of the field for a long time to come. Ios well always have a significant share thanks to the "cult of apple" but I think wp7 can catch up to a close third.
Jason Bain
Jason Bain They have to start think outside the box. WP7 is boring.
Johnny A. Rojas
Johnny A. Rojas No
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins I have An iPhone now. I am looking to upgrade. I looked at wp7 and the lay out and moving through the menu does not appeal to me at all. iOS has gotten boring and uncreative. I have experienced android and even though it has it's issues like lagging, being unstable, and lack of updates to old phones, it's still moving forward to keep me interested. I'll be getting the galaxy note or journal. It has the best hardware to offer in one phone and will update to ICS soon.
BigChuck Rossetti
BigChuck Rossetti you just ask these questions and sit back to watch the fight don't you... well played phonedoggie... i see what you did there... :-/
Eric Casanova
Eric Casanova No
Angelo Bruno
Angelo Bruno Haahahahaha...wait...this isn't an article by the onion news?
Matthew Duran
Matthew Duran I owned both as well as iPhone. Ceegii didn't you read my comment smh. Learn how to read bro. Wp7 has no chance.
Christopher David
Christopher David I had a trophy and a galaxy nexus and the nexus is hands down better. Android will continue innovating wp came into the market a little to late and not enough are buying in
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. No. Android is too far ahead in the game.
Kyle Krichbaum
Kyle Krichbaum I think it will pass RIM but not iOS nor Android. No way. To late to the game.
JuLius RonaLd
JuLius RonaLd No. wp7 is not even customizable!
David Hilgendorf
David Hilgendorf Not in this lifetime
CeeGii Borels
CeeGii Borels and no one above my comment owns both an android and a WP7... i can say the way things are going... YES IT WILL restrictive? it took me a minute to dev unlock my Focus and sideload the hell out of it with WindowBreak
David Stokley Sr.
David Stokley Sr. Not a chance...
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz where is this lag??? u probably see it while the phones are starting up. my uncle has a HTC inspire and he had it for awhile and his doesnt lag even with lots of apps in the background. I have had my galaxy s phone for since 2010 and since my phone has not even lagged even with the apps running in the background. i have seen my cuzins wp7 phone and it lags. my dad has a droid x and his doesnt lag nor has had any problems with it. i would not be locked for 2 years on a phone with a OS that is boring and that u cant change things.
Muath F. Al-Bulbul
Muath F. Al-Bulbul I think it is even at this instant .. to all who said no, I bet any of you if he had a WP 7.5 device as his daily driver, including you Aaron .. check out the videos on youtube for all the biggest reviewers (techno buffalo, samjpullen , etc... ) whom changed to WP7 from either android and iOS and you'll know what I am talking about. :)
Henry Murillo
Henry Murillo Yes. I don't want to have anything to do with laggy android. Currently using iOS on tmo which is sloooow as shiz but rather have that then lag on my phone. Can't wait for the lumina 900 to come to tmo!
Vincent Hung
Vincent Hung No because they're being too restrictive like Apple.
Amie Lee Greenway
Amie Lee Greenway Just don't really like the layout of Windows phone. I'm not a fan.
Matthew Duran
Matthew Duran Android a terrible user experience??!? Carmen lol really girl??? Come on now. I've used iPhone and android as well as wp7 I prefer android.
Macky Evangelista
Macky Evangelista It would be hard. Too many people are already on either iOS or Android. Why would people leave Android when all of their contacts and calendars are already sync'ed to Google? Plus they'd lose all of the apps they have paid for. And same reasoning for iOS folks.
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Nokia should've made Android phones first it would've been awsome. like sprint said they dont want to sell wp7 phones because they arent doing too well. Its boring and u cant do changes to it to make it unique. i have tried them and its just boring. people prefer IOS,Android and blackberry.
Chris Kyriakou
Chris Kyriakou i hope so android is down right terrible
Justin Cartier
Justin Cartier Never
Adrianna Bailey
Adrianna Bailey Most of these comments are bias, I've experienced both windows (current phone) which is mango, and android. And I must say windows surpasses. Great battery life, nice devices. Clean UI. And android on the other hand,laggy,poor battery life,and just not for me. But that's just my opinion. But I feel most people say android is bc its the most affordable os, which comes on cheaper devices. Just saying..
Sylbert Joseph
Sylbert Joseph Android definitely needs to get their shit together. Not only do many of these high end phones lag, I think that its quite ridiculous how it takes a year plus to push out updates. If windows phone can capitalize on that, I'm sold. As it stands, I don't think i'll get another android device unless those problems are taken care of.
Hunter Tea
Hunter Tea Never people like to customize
Damien Reid
Damien Reid This question is stupid, it's like trying to compare chalk and cheese. WP7 will may not technically surpass Android, but it will offer an alternative depending on what user experience you are after.
Aldi Zeitgeist
Aldi Zeitgeist never!
Kevin Loughrey
Kevin Loughrey No they would need to beat symbian first before they can even consider android. Android is getting stronger, whilst apple is getting weaker. But even still apple is lightyears ahead of windows lol
Nick Boyer
Nick Boyer Maybe
Nathan Wright
Nathan Wright possibly
Robert Centennial
Robert Centennial And you can't use the argument that android is ahead of the game. Rim was ahead of the game, Pontiac was ahead of the game, and on and on. Android is a terrible user experience.
Anthony Tek
Anthony Tek I don't know anyone with a Windows phone, so no.
Jamie Doege
Jamie Doege if android puts its foot in the door and tells HTC/Samsung/ect... to fuck off with their skins, there will be NO stopping android, thats the biggest factor in the fragmentation is OEM skins. if it was all ASOP updates would be out quicker and things would be excellent. but to the question, NO windows will never be a top player, if RIM is ahead of you then you got problems :P
David Muench
David Muench Just like the Bandit, they gotta long way to go and a short time to get there.
Aaron Couts
Aaron Couts No but it will pass blackberry lol
Dustin Huynh
Dustin Huynh windows 7 doesn't even support dual core yet..
Jimmy Tsang
Jimmy Tsang no way ...
Alex Vazquez
Alex Vazquez Nop Its like a turtle trying to catch up a hare that never fell asleep. Lol
Sean McQueen
Sean McQueen No way
Robert Centennial
Robert Centennial Unless android figures out a way to stop being so clunky and un user friendly it will decline.
Nathaniel Hull
Nathaniel Hull nope
Jesus G. Nolasco
Jesus G. Nolasco No but itll pass ios
Collin Hoylman
Collin Hoylman Why would you even ask this? Thats like saying blackberry will surpass the iPhone. Lmfao
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz wp7 is boring and u cant change things in it. no it sucks.
Curtis M. Cook
Curtis M. Cook No chance. Most are too invested in Android and iOS to jump ship. And Microsoft isn't making it any better by dragging their feet with getting out their flag ship devices. It's no reason that Nokia's new phones shouldn't have made the holiday season.
Paul Giuoco
Paul Giuoco I can see it being a much bigger player and their market share going up a lot more, but even though I'm a high fan I don't see it happening
Nick Catelli
Nick Catelli It's a great OS but no...
Preston Mainard
Preston Mainard No
Kevin Schomer
Kevin Schomer After that ces speed test i'm definitely more intrigued
Rich Hernandez
Rich Hernandez Dont sue me bro!!!
Jacob Chu-Hing
Jacob Chu-Hing I love android, but their is a small possibility that it might if Google doesn't step their game up and offer a constant experience across all devices and a smooth and and lag free experience. Hardware isn't the problem anymore. It's strictly OS optimization. I have a dual core phone that still lags and hiccups. That's sorta outrageous if you compare it to a single core smooth experience windows phone
Geraldy Reyes
Geraldy Reyes hope so
Rani Hinnawi
Rani Hinnawi It's going the right direction, but I'm not sure it'll surpass Android. Maybe iPhone, though. That would be awesome
Mike R Greco
Mike R Greco tell me otherwise
Mike R Greco
Mike R Greco unless android gets its shit together. and in a hurry
Mike R Greco
Mike R Greco easily
Zaben Hashish
Zaben Hashish "but its smooth" lol idgaf so is a wall but that doesnt make it exciting
Carlos A Ferran
Carlos A Ferran nop, never
Max Larrieux
Max Larrieux maybe they can catch up, windows is getting better, but so is android.
Jordan Michael Rushing
Jordan Michael Rushing I'm not a fan of Windows phone GUI. I like 'open spaced' platforms
Zaben Hashish
Zaben Hashish FUCK NO!
Brandon Johnson
Brandon Johnson Lol is this a trick question?
Kyle Wraij
Kyle Wraij no chance
Nain El Fuego Romero
Nain El Fuego Romero Androids too ahead of the game right now. So nope
Oscar Ruelas
Oscar Ruelas no

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