While we haven’t received any concrete evidence to suggest when we might expect the Lumia 900, its release date could be much closer than originally thought. Per an innocuous conversation on Twitter, Swisscom, a Swiss-based carrier, seems to have accidentally shared information that wasn’t meant to be divulged. According to the carrier representative, the Lumia 900 is slated to hit at the end of February.
If you remember back to the beginning of this month, a similar report hit saying the device would be released in early 2012, although a specific date wasn’t given. What was given, however, was the device’s reported specs, revealing the Lumia 900 to be a stronger, faster version of the popular Lumia 800 – a phone TechnoBuffalo is a fan of – sporting a 1.4GHz processor, 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera and Windows Phone Tango, an update to the current Mango.
As Engadget rightly points out, this could have been a genuine mistake rather than a slip up of important information. On the other hand, there seems to be a number of timely leaks hitting as we near January’s CES. In any case, we’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for any further Lumia 900 news. If it’s anything like the Lumia 800, we’re definitely excited to get our hands on the mystery device.
Update: The call center rep from Swisscom reportedly confused the Lumia 710 with the Lumia 900. Swisscom has since corrected the tweet: