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After countless rumored release dates, it now seems like Nokia’s Lumia 900 Windows Phone — our favorite product from CES — will finally be available in AT&T stores on April 9th.
Apparently, some AT&T stores already have demo units of the phone available, a WPCentral reader tells the site. AT&T employees have also confirmed the April 9 release to the site, though there hasn’t yet been an official release announcement from AT&T, Nokia, or Microsoft.
The April 9 release makes sense given what we’re hearing from sources as well. The phone is expected to retail for $99 on contract, with online orders starting on April 8th.
The Lumia 900′s specs are killer: It sports a 4.3-inch AMOLED Clear Black display — a big improvement over the Lumia 800′s 3.7-inch screen, 1.4 gigahertz CPU (though unfortunately not dual-core — those Windows Phones are expected later this year), and a front-facing camera for video conferencing. Notably, the Lumia 900 also features a huge battery (1830mah), which should help it survive a day’s worth of heavy usage.
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