Nokia Lumia 900
Carrier/Release Date: AT&T, Spring '12
How fitting that during its last hurrah at the tech expo, Microsoft’s first major Windows Phone 7 device with Nokia snagged numerous Best of CES awards. And rightfully so. Nokia stepped things up with the Lumia 900 by integrating LTE connectivity, the latest Mango OS, and yes, premium hardware. Even with a single-core 1.4GHz CPU under the hood, the handset will still deliver dual-core benchmarks thanks to Microsoft’s intuitive software. The 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display is a vast improvement from the Lumia 800's 3.7-inch screen, plus the successor offers a front-facing camera and a rear 8MP shooter with dual-LED flash and 28mm f/2.2 Carl Zeiss lens. Nokia is swinging for the fences this year.