Nokia Lumia 900 gets best of CES accolade & rumored release date

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Earlier today we told you how CNET awarded the Asus MeMO 370T the best tablet of CES 2012 accolade, well we can also confirm that CNET believed that the Nokia Lumia 900 was the best smartphone at this year’s show, which is great news for both Nokia and Microsoft.

You can find out why CNET were so fond of the Lumia 900 here, you could argue that compared to some of the Android smartphones which were showcased at the expo the Lumia 900 is a little underwhelming, but we are beginning to learn that comparing WP7 devices against Android counterparts doesn’t always paint the full picture as different software platforms run better on different hardware – for example I still can’t believe how well the Lumia 800 runs with a single-core 1.4GHz processor and 512MB of RAM.

A few days ago we told you that the Nokia Lumia 900 would be coming to AT&T exclusively, however like always Nokia will be selling this smartphone direct from Nokia.com. A recent article over at Engadget pulls in information from multiple sources (mainly the Windows Weekly Twit.tv channel) and it looks like this smartphone could be headed for retail on March 18 – whether this will also be the date it hits AT&T is currently unclear.

Last year Nokia made a huge decision to scrap Symbian in favor of Windows Phone 7 and it looks like this decision is beginning to pay off, the massive growth Google Android saw throughout 2010 and 2011 played a big part in poor sales for smartphones such as the Nokia N8 – not adopting WP7 could have been the worst decision Nokia ever made, so let’s hope we continue to see plenty of WP7 smartphone emerge – perhaps some more affordable models are what we need to see next.

We have high-hopes for the Nokia Lumia 900 and think that it could play a massive part in putting Windows Phone 7 on the map in 2012 – will you buy the Nokia Lumia 900 in 2012?

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