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Nokia Lumia 900: Full run-down

We can't yet produce a full review of the Nokia Lumia 900, but here's the low-down on what you can expect from this Windows Phone

Nokia's Lumia 900 will be the company's flagship handset in the Lumia range. This smartphone runs Windows Phone and is equipped with a 4.3-inch touchscreen.

The phone was originally unveiled in the US on AT&T, but Nokia will also release a version for the rest of the world — which may or may not include Australia.

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The phone is basically a larger Lumia 800, which shared a number of similarities with the Nokia N9, but unlike the N9 it was powered by Windows Phone, not MeeGo.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is constructed from solid polymer, and the casing is coloured all the way through, so scratches won't show up (it will be available in black, white cyan and magenta models).

The biggest difference between the Lumia 800 and 900 is that the latter is equipped with a large, 4.3-inch display, compared to the former's 3.7-inch screen. It still uses an AMOLED panel and ClearBlack technology which should offer better blacks and improved outdoor visibility. Sadly, the resolution remains 480x800 pixels.

The two phones have 8-megapixel rear cameras, but the Lumia 900 also has a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for conducting video calls. The absence of a front camera was one of the key weaknesses of the Lumia 800. The rear camera also doubles as a 720p HD video recorder. The Nokia Lumia 900 differs little from the Lumia 800 when it comes to specifications: It is powered by the same single-core 1.4GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, while it also has the same amount of internal memory, 16GB.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is a dual-channel HSDPA phone, like the HTC Velocity 4G. This means that, theoretically, it should be capable of downloads at up to 42 megabits per second, far in excess of regular 3G handsets.

Author: Ross Catanzariti

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7 Comments

Alex

1

Well and this is the bggets problem and issue wih this: there is no MeeGo linux at this mobile. With Linux MeeGo that would be awasome mobile, but with Windows this is just another hammer for nails. Windows makes full bucket of problems and even next millions spent on marketing events will not make it more userfirendly or comfortable. I want this phone with MeeGo, if this can work with MeeGo I can buy it, I don't want to have unreliable Windows in my mobile phone! And I know why by experoience with previous Lumia. Period.

Aaron

2

Alex, have you used a Windows Phone yet? They are rock solid. I've had my phone for well over a year and it hasn't crashed yet. That is the first phone I've ever had that can make that claim.

Countess

3

I have used Windows phones for many many years, and have now played with an iPhone for a few months. Windows is SO much better !!! Why so many bag it, I don't know. I guess they have never used it, or like the simplicity of the crApple range .....

ALex

4

I have the 800. It annihlilates the iPhoen and S2.

Truly a super phone.

JustMe

5

I got bored with the iPhone as the 5th one is coming out this year but they have not evolved that much from the 1st one...windows phone is my phone at the moment as every release is just getting better and better :)

I also tried the andrioid device but that is not as pretty in my opinion and the metro look is what is finally caught up with me :)

stui

6

Windows Phone 7 from day one, love the philosophy. In the context of all things information Microsoft have very real and very big integrated plans. Why waste time learning other OS... Ability to sync real info through cloud, server, pc, tablet and phone? We know who will win that race.

simmomelb

7

Alex, you have clearly not used 'Windows Phone' before, it's one slick OS, reliable and smart.

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