If you’re looking to get an AT&T phone soon, a good option may be popping up. Today, AT&T announced that the HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900 will both hit shelves on April 8. Both phones run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 operating system, making them welcome additions to the carrier, which hasn’t had a new Windows Phone since late 2011.
Nokia Lumia 900 with LTE for $100
The Lumia 900 is, by far, the more anticipated of the two phones, and for good reason. The phone marks Nokia’s first attempt at a comeback in the premium smartphone space in North America. Last year, the company made big news when it abandoned its own Symbian and Meego operating systems in favor of Windows Phone and its dedication appears to be generating good buzz. The Lumia 900 was one of our favorite phones at CES this January and at $100 (with a two-year contract), it’s a great deal for those buying high-end phones, especially when you add that it has 4G LTE. Most LTE phones are priced around $300. The 900 has a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen as well. The only big downside we know of: it runs on a single-core processor, like all Windows Phones. It will be available in black, white (4/22), and cyan.
Pre-orders for the Lumia will begin in the ‘afternoon’ of March 30 at this address.
HTC Titan II with 16MP camera for $200
The Titan II is going to have a rough time competing with Nokia, especially at twice the price. Luckily, it does have 4G LTE as well and one secret weapon: its camera. The Titan II has a 16MP camera that’s supposedly very good. We haven’t been able to test it, but it’s likely that it outperforms the 900, though Nokia cameras are always decent.
Overly hip video
If you want to learn a bit more about the Lumia 900, AT&T has put together a super hip video featuring someone on its staff that is supposed to seem chill and likable. You can view it below.
Edit: The Titan II does have 4G LTE.