updated 07:45 am EST, Tue February 7, 2012
Nokia PR gaffe reveals white Lumia 900 before time
Nokia has accidentally shown (since pulled) the white, international version, of the Lumia 900 on its Facebook page. The company is currently promoting the launch of white version of its Lumia 800, which is due in Europe later this month. However, instead of posting an image of the white Lumia 800 officially revealed this week, it has inadvertently posted an image of a white Lumia 900 that is not due to hit the US as a black model until March.
Although the Lumia 900 is made of the same unibody polycarbonate material as the Lumia 800, the photo shows at least two tell-tale signs that it is not the 800, and is indeed the 900. The first is the exposed micro-USB port at the top of the device, and the second is the non-curved front glass. As the device does not carry AT&T branding, which is expected to have a short exclusive on the black model, it can be determined that it is an international version of the device.
The Lumia 900 is Nokia's flagship Windows 7 smartphone, and its first serious attempt at finally cracking the US smartphone market, which has been the impregnable stronghold of the iPhone and Android devices. It centers on a large 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and is powered by a singl-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor - WP7, like Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) does not support dual-core processors.