Nokia has finally broken into the Windows phone arena with the shiny new Nokia Lumia 900. Coming out to overwhelmingly positive reviews, it looks like the mobile phone giant is off to a great start with the Lumia 900, competing with other mobile bigwigs like Samsung and HTC, who have jumped on the Windows phone bandwagon quite a while back. Looking sleek and maddeningly efficient, there’s no denying that the Nokia Lumia 900 is one piece of eye candy you’ll want in your pocket.
In relation to a lot of other smartphones on the market, the Lumia 900 is a relatively large unit, especially when compared to the previous Lumia 800. It measures 5 inches tall and 2.7 inches wide, with a thickness of 0.45 inch. It’s a little heavy too, at 5.6 ounces. The design screams durability that’s characteristic of many of Nokia’s mobile units, and for all its large-ness, the Lumia remains functionally efficient, and fits into most jeans’ pockets easily.
Still, the funky colors make up for its bulkiness; if anything, the Lumia 900 is a tribute to pop art. Available colors are bright blue, white and the safe, business-like black. The phone features a clean, matte finish, so there’s little to worry about regarding fingerprints and smudges (if you tend to be a little meticulous regarding phone cleanliness).
Nokia Lumia 900 Visuals
The visual experience on the Lumia 900 is pretty impressive, boasting a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen with crisp, clear image quality that’s great for a smartphone. When compared to other visually awesome smartphones like the Samsung Focus S, the Lumia 900 comes out on top, hands down. Sharpness, saturation and contrast are amazingly clear.
It also sports GorillaGlass and ClearBlack display technology. Needless to say, images are sharp on the Lumia 900’s screen. The fact that the unit also features an 8 megapixel rear camera makes it an excellent choice for photo and video buffs. The Lumia 900 also has a front-facing camera and a dual LED flash.
Operating systemAnd, of course, the main highlight of the Nokia Lumia 900 is its operating system. The unit currently runs on Windows Phone OS, version 7.5 Mango. The OS comes with a flurry of Marketplace apps that are exclusive to the Nokia Windows phone, suchas Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Nokia Transit, and Nokia Contacts Transfer.
Third party apps also make an appearance, with ESPN and CNN taking up app space on the Lumia 900. It’s notable though, that this model currently skipped on Nokia’s music app preinstalled on most Windows phones, Musix Mix radio.Email and social networking integration functions pretty well on the Lumia 900, which is good if you are always online on the go.
Introducing Nokia Lumia 900 – The Amazing Everyday
You can also find basic apps that help boost efficiency on the phone, such as the clock, a calendar, a calculator, Internet Explorer 9 (with HTML5 support but no Flash), and podcast subscriptions in the Music + Video hub. The Maps app is quite handy, offering turn-by-turn directions for walking and driving. Microsoft also offers Xbox Live integration through the Games hub, an FM radio, and the SmartDJ feature that creates mixes from your collection. And, of course, when it’s time to get to work, you can create and view the ever-reliable Microsoft Office apps from a variety of sources.
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