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AT&T Launching First 2 LTE Windows Phones In U.S.

3/26/2012 11:34:29 AM Eastern

Dallas - AT&T revealed the
pricing and availability dates of the nation's first 4G LTE-equipped Windows
Phones.

Nokia's Lumia 900 at $99.99 and
HTC Titan II at $199 will be available April 8, both with Windows Phone 7.5 OS,
4G HSPA+, and 4G LTE. Both are also among the world's first LTE-equipped
Windows Phones, the carrier said.

Both phones were announced at CES
without pricing or availability dates.

The HTC Titan II features
16-megapixel camera, offering the highest resolution of any AT&T
cameraphone, and it is promoted as an alternative to compact point-and-shoot
cameras. Titan II features include a 4.7-inch super LCD display, 1.5GHz
processor, 720p video capture, f/2.6 wide-angle lens, autofocus, dual LED
flash, red-eye reduction, image stabilization, a backside-illuminated sensor,
and panoramic shot for sweeping landscapes and burst shot for action
photography. Video chat over Wi-Fi is enabled via a 1.3-megapixel front-facing
camera. The phone comes with 1,730mAh lithium-ion battery.

Nokia's Lumia 900 will be the
second Nokia-made Windows Phone available in the U.S., following January
availability of the entry-level 4G HSPA+ Lumia 710 on the T-Mobile network.
That phone, launched at $49, is positioned as a person's first smartphone.

For exclusive availability on the
AT&T network, the step-up Lumia 900 at $99 will be available in separate cyan
blue and matte black versions on April 8 followed by a high-gloss white version
on April 22. Like the Lumia 710, the 900 features 1.4GHz processor, but the
display grows from 3.7 inches to 4.3 inches and uses a ClearBlack display to
deliver deep blacks, sharper colors, reduced glare, and high brightness without
eating up battery power, Nokia said. The 900 also adds front-facing video
camera, unavailable on the 710, for video chats. The 900 also adds high-power
1830mAH battery.

Other key media-related features
on the 900 include a rear-facing camera with large Carl Zeiss wide-aperture
f2.2 lens with wide 28mm focal length to take high-quality, uncropped images in
low-light conditions. The front camera features an f2.4 aperture and 28mm focal
length.

To differentiate Nokia's Windows
phones from other vendors' Windows phones, Nokia is promoting Lumia's design
and such features as Nokia Drive, which uses embedded maps and GPS to turn the
phone into a portable navigation device (PNDs) with voice guidance. The phone
also offers such exclusive content as the ESPN sports hub with news, videos and
scores.

The 900 is also equipped with
AT&T U-verse Mobile, which displays a subscribers' U-verse
home-TV guide,
enables remote scheduling and managing a home's AT&T DVR
recordings, and enables streaming of U-Verse TV shows on the go. The U-verse
Mobile library includes more than 100 TV series
and more than 700 TV shows.

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