CES 2012: Nokia Tease at Lumia 900 UK Release
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Having left Brits in the lurch this CES, unveiling the new top-end Lumia 900 Windows Phone as a U.S. exclusive, Nokia has backtracked indicating the device may reach British isles yet.

Unveiled on Monday at the start of 2012's CES, the Lumia 900 is currently only confirmed for release in the U.S. with Britain's lack of a 4G network making the device's chief selling point - its LTE tech - all but redundant.

But, following the collective sigh of all 100 British Windows Phone fans, Nokia relented, tweeting a ray of hope to the Mango partial consumers. "We're getting lots of tweets about Nokia Lumia 900 - UK availability of the Nokia Lumia 900 has not been announced, but watch this space!" read Nokia's tweet.

The new Lumia's unveiling followed widespread speculation that Nokia's Lumia 800 failed to meet the company's targets and had renewed talks with Microsoft about selling its smartphone business.

The claims stemmed from a Forbes interview with influential Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin who suggested Nokia and Microsoft had held talks about a Microsoft take-over in November, 2011.

Featuring a 4.3-inch Clearblack AMOLED display and offered in black and cyan colour options the Lumia 900 is set to launch exclusively on U.S. carrier AT&T later in 2012.

Looking almost identical to its predecessors, the 900 packs the same polycarbonate shell and 1.4GHz processor spec and design contained in Europe's Lumia 800.

Power by Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the 900 packs 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

Luckily, the first of the device's two major upgrades comes in the shape of the 900's front facing camera, which backs up the device's more powerful 8-megapixel rear snapper. The second biggest upgrade is the device's battery.

The Lumia 900 sports a 1840mAH battery, which promised to provide roughly seven hours of talk time, 350 hours of standby time and 60 hours of music playback.