LAS VEGAS (AP) — AT&T says it will sell a Nokia smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. The device represents Nokia and Microsoft’s best chance yet to break Apple and Google’s hold on the U.S. smartphone market, the world’s most lucrative.
The phone, the Lumia 900, will use AT&T Inc.’s “LTE” wireless data network, for faster downloads. At a press event in Las Vegas ahead of the International Consumer Electronics Show, the companies said it will be available “in coming months.” They didn’t reveal the price.
Nokia Corp. of Finland is betting it can reverse its sinking fortunes by switching to Microsoft’s new phone software. T-Mobile USA has said it will sell a more modest Lumia model starting Jan. 11.
Other phone makers have also put out Windows phones. Sales have been slow.