A phone getting upgraded to a newer version of its operating system is always a hot topic throughout the smartphone ecosystem. This also holds true in the Windows Phone platform despite the fact that updates are rare to come by to the handsets in the ecosystem. In the said platform, the debate as to whether current Windows Phone devices will get the upgrade to Windows Phone 8 has been raging on for quite some time now. Some sources are insisting that no current handset will get the WP8 update while others claim that there could be a chance that some devices get the update to Apollo.
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However, there are reports that recently came up that intimates that the Nokia Lumia 900 has a chance of getting the Windows Phone 8 update in the near future. This much was confirmed by a Nokia Care customer service representative during an online chat wherein the rep was quoted as saying “The Lumia 900 is capable of upgrading to Windows Phone 8 Apollo”.
Of course, we would like to believe that since the statement came directly from a Nokia Care representative, there is a big chance of this panning out in the future. However, we are not trying to get our hopes too high and are taking everything with a grain of salt. Instead, we are we are waiting for any confirmation from either Microsoft or Nokia and that’s the time we start popping the champagne bottles. And besides, “capable of upgrading” is a whole lot different than “will be upgraded to” so it’s better to err on the side of caution in cases such as this.
And besides, it won’t be long before we finally hear about the confirmation since the Windows Phone Developer Summit in San Francisco is scheduled to kick off on June 20 and we are expecting to hear more about Windows Phone 8 there.
As for the Nokia Lumia 900, this could perhaps be the best handset in the Windows Phone ecosystem given the fact that the handset managed to snag the number one and number three spots in the bestsellers list of an authorized AT&T reseller on its launch day, no less. What makes it more interesting is that the Nokia Lumia 900 was released on a National Holiday which also falls on a Sunday, a practice unheard of in the smartphone competition when it comes to launching devices to the shelves.
As for the version of the handset released by AT&T, the Nokia Lumia 900 already packs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango for its operating system and this is powered by a QualComm APQ8055 SnapDragon chipset. The computing power of the handset is generated by a 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor and 512 MB of RAM while the onboard memory of the handset comes up to 16 GB. The display of the Nokia Lumia 900 on the other hand is a 4.3-inch AMOLED panel powered by ClearBlack Display technology and has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It also comes with a dual-shooter configuration that outfits the Nokia Lumia 900 with an 8MP camera at its back panel and a 1.3MP video chat camera out front. Buy the Nokia Lumia 900 starting at $39.