CES 2012: LTE Nokia Lumia 900 'Ace' lives! 800 news, too...

Nokia Lumia 900
At CES 2012, the Nokia Lumia 900 'Ace' breaks cover, on AT&T's LTE.  Espoo (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) also brings news of the Lumia 800 for the U.S. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers live in a world of lost wages.

Your humble blogwatcher (@richi ) curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Not to mention: A joke for mathematicians...

    Matt Hamblen reports:

The Lumia 900 will follow..the Lumia 710, which will run on T-Mobile USA within..days for $49.99 after rebate and a two-year contract.

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Nokia emphasized high-quality front and rear-facing cameras in the Lumia 900..[which] has a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor, an 1830 mAh battery and 16GB of internal storage.   
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    Shaun Nichols adds:

[The] 4.3in handset will sport an AMOLED Clearblack display and a Carl Zeiss rear-mounted F2.2 aperture camera.

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Joining [Nokia CEO Stephen] Elop on stage at the press conference was..Steve Ballmer. Both noted that the close partnership..was essential for establishing [Windows Phone] in a smartphone market that [is] dominated by IOS and Android.   
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Nokia's Ian Delaney talks speeds (and feeds):

[It] allows data downloads up to 50Mbps on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. What does that mean? .. It means the Web is totally fun to use on your mobile.

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If you don’t have LTE, then the next step down is HSPA for a mere (cough!) 21Mbps download speed. How will you cope?

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We’ve recreated the popular polycarbonate unibody design pioneered by the Nokia N9 and the..800. .. The souped-up 1840mAH battery in the Nokia Lumia 900 will last for about 7hrs talk-time..[or] use it just as an MP3 music player [and] it’ll keep going for more than two-and-a-half days.   
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And Microsoft's Michael Stroh has news for our friends in the North:

[T]he Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 [will] also be coming to Rogers and TELUS. .. The Lumia 800, meanwhile, will be sold unlocked..at Microsoft Stores..   
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But MG Siegler can't resist his usual anti-Android dig:

[W]hat was shown today immediately makes every Android phone look like ****. Well, the iPhone has done that for years.

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See, it’s not that hard. Make something that looks awesome with a clear attention to detail and people like me will want to try it.

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Coincidentally, it was exactly 5 years ago today when the iPhone was first unveiled on stage..in 2007.   
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Meanwhile, nothing has changed your humble blogwatcher's mind:

Microsoft is in talks to buy Nokia, or at least buy its smartphone division. .. What does this mean?

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[Why] would Microsoft, the sine qua non of selling OEM software..be itself wanting to become a hardware maker? .. Apple is of course a highly-integrated business. .. That's not true in the world of Windows (or of Android, for that matter).

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Microsoft's existing [OEMs]..have been..flirting with other OS's. Samsung and Asus with Android, HP with webOS, even Dell has a foot in the Android camp. .. [N]obody important is being monogamous with Microsoft, so why should Microsoft stay out of hardware?   
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   And Finally...
A joke for mathematicians: On the Weyl schism

  
 
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