Riddle me this, Batman! What do Nokia, Batman, the popular sci-fi movie The Matrix and Hollywood summer blockbusters have in common? They all have an extremely tight relationship, as Nokia has announced they will prove once again as they release a limited-edition Lumia 900 Windows “Bat Phone” just in time for the release of the new Dark Knight Rises Batman film set to open at select theaters on July 20. This is far from the first time that Nokia has released a movie themed, limited-edition handset. A specially designed Nokia 8110 showcased a spring-loaded sliding feature, and was the central handset used in the movie The Matrix way back in 1999.
Buy the current Nokia Lumia 900 starting at $39.
That spring-loaded sliding characteristic received so much play in the press, and so much input from Matrix movie lovers and smartphone shoppers, that Nokia actually added the mechanism to their 7110 smartphone. If you missed out on an opportunity to channel your inner Neo with the Nokia 7110 handset, you’ll now have an opportunity to make bat calls, watch bat videos and play bat games on the Windows Phone 7.5 equipped Nokia Lumia 900 limited-edition Bat Phone, complete with Bat Signal logo.
Bruce Wayne himself would be jealous of the feature pack on board the Nokia Lumia 900, as it is one of the first Windows phones to deliver 4G LTE capability. And the handset delivers a dual LED flash which makes taking snapshots on a dark night a cinch. The handset also benefits from a 1.4 GHz central processor, Carl Zeiss camera optics package, the largest ever Nokia smartphone display at 4.3 inches, and scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass that is as impervious to dings and scratches as is the Bat Suit itself.
Availability of the Lumia 900 Bat Phone is extremely limited, and the device will launch in a few select European markets with no word on a possible US launch. No price or launch date has been mentioned for the special Dark Knight Rises edition handset, but the standard Nokia Lumia 900 Windows 7.5 smartphone won’t be Robin you of much money, as it retails for $39 in the United States on contract with select retailers, and runs on the AT&T 4G network that is as fast as the BatMobile.
You would have to be a Joker not to see the extreme value the Nokia Lumia 900 4G smartphone offers at that new, budget bin retail price, and the Windows Mango 7.5 OS operates as smooth and silky as Catwoman, thanks to the Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon microchip set that includes a separate Adreno 205 graphics processor. The handset is offered in Cyan or Black, and you only get one guess as to which one Batman prefers. Buy the current Nokia Lumia 900 starting at $39.