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April 15, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 – just buy it!

Nokia’s Lumia 900 is the phone which is trying hard to vie Android and iPhone users. Not in a blatantly obnoxious kind of way, but in actual content and innovation kind of way. I can’t believe I am saying this about a Microsoft device, but Microsoft has really outdone itself with a fresh new operating system and Nokia brings its hardware forte to the market. The best thing about the phone is that it is essentially free until April 21’st, with AT&T’s bill credit from Nokia! So just bite the bullet and go get it!

Pros

1. A well-built uni-body casing –  As an iPhone user I think the Lumia is somewhat bulky, but for those of you who like a solid phone when you grasp it, Nokia Lumia 900 promises to give you that.

2. A fresh new platform – Windows Mango OS. Throw away the Microsoft Windows (Vista) image that you have in mind. Microsoft has decided to pull its act together and come back in a big way. The OS is fast, quite impressive, functional, user-friendly and the features – Local Scout, Threaded Messaging, and Social Networking Hubs actually work seamlessly. If you haven’t given it a spin, you can check out the simulator here and see if you like it.

3. Great deal – Again it’s free 🙂

4. LTE- This is one of those features that actually makes a difference to the user. Coupled with the snappy Windows OS platform, the high-speed network support definitely sweetens the deal.

Cons

1. Content – I think this is the biggest hurdle Microsoft/Nokia face. The number of Apps is extraordinarily low compared to that on the iOS or an Android device. However, if the platform attracts enough users and turns out as viable option for App developers it could change the App landscape in the next few years.

2. OS – Windows Phone OS is brand new and there might be some serious gaps that Microsoft has left open and you might just stumble into one. At the same time, the OS is sort of refreshing to use and is faster compared with Microsoft’s other sluggish software or even Android and iOS.

All in all, if you are not yet a smart phone user (Android or iPhone user), then you should check it out! The phone has already topped Amazon’s bestselling list, overtaking Android phones. Recently Nokia pushed a critical update to fix a data connection bug ahead of time (and as goodwill measure they are effectively selling the phone free of cost until the 21st) , which hopefully means that Nokia is dead serious about this phone.

P.S  Nokia/AT&T’s  interesting (idiotic) marketing stunt was to release the phone on Easter day when all the AT&T stores were closed in the US. What were they thinking?!?

January 9, 2012

CES 2012: Nokia Lumia 900

 BY THE APPLE GIRL

At CES today, Nokia officially announced the launch of its latest in the Lumia series, the Nokia Lumia 900 – first 4G LTE Windows Nokia phone, in the United States. Like the Lumia 800, the 900 uses Super AMOLED technology, but has a slightly larger display at 4.3 inches as opposed to the 3.7 inch Lumia 800. The phone has 512 MB RAM & uses Microsoft’s Mango OS. With a single core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Lumia 900 is expected to arrive in the US in a couple of months.

The exterior comes in the single polycarbonate matte plastic build like the Lumia 800 and reportedly gives a sturdy feel. Lumia 900 will be sold in two colors – Cyan & Black. It has a 8 MegaPixel camera with f/2.2 Carl Zeiss lens with a dual LED flash  and a front facing f/2.4 wide angle lens. Expected to provide 7 hours of battery life and will be available on AT&T. Nokia hasn’t yet released the price and the phone is expected to hit AT&T and Windows stores in a few months.

Finally Microsoft & Nokia have come out with a phone of value. The Lumia 900 is ready to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy LTE phone & the iPhone 4S (the iPhone was released five years ago on this day – a nice bit of trivia there by MG Seigler) Check out the full specification of the Nokia Lumia 900 & our comparison of the iPhone 4S, Motorola Droid Razr, Samsung Galaxy SII and Nokia 800.

 

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