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Nokia Lumia 900: A review

Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia, the largest mobile manufacturers for years has rarely made an impact in the market from last few years, especially in the US. However, the brand is trying to make a comeback from Nokia Lumia series. The latest addition in the series is Lumia 900 is launched by the brand, ahead of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012, which will support LTE network and will be available with At&t. Nokia Corp. CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer, both were present at the press event, which shows the importance of this device for them.

Lumia 900 looks like an interesting Windows Phone with an eye appealing design, outstanding hardware and excellent software. This is the best device built by Microsoft and Nokia that can challenge Apple as well as Google’s hold on US smartphone market. It is built on the creative design of Lumia 800 but is more powerful and is designed with many improved features like 4.3″ ClearBlack AMOLED display and much more. Lumia 900 is familiar to N9 and Lumia 800 in its design as it is crafted with the same 0.45 mm thin polycarbonate body. The material is firm, good to hold and very strong. It weighs 160g and it feels light to hold.

It comes with a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels; 16M colors combination, Nokia Clear Black technology, gorilla glass and digital compass. Powered by 1.4 GHz scorpion processor, it features Microsoft windows phone 7.5-Mango operating system, 14.5 GB of built-in storage, 512 MB RAM and superfast Qualcomm APQ8055 snapdragon chipset that provides best multimedia interface system. However, the 14.5 GB of memory is not expandable because there is no memory expansion present in the phone, but users will not require any memory expansion because the phone includes Sky Drive cloud storage.

There is a front 1 MP camera that is responsible for video calling and rear 8 MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens (F2.2 aperture), which is best between all smartphones. Rear camera comes with a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels, features autofocus, dual-LED flash, Geo Tagging and has the ability to record 720p HD videos at 30 fps. Apart from that, the phone will be equipped with proximity and accelerometer sensor, gyroscope, WLAN connectivity, Bluetooth, in-built communication (NFC), document editor, image editor and social networking applications. It will also boast the same micro-SIM card mechanism similar to Nokia’s biggest competitor-Apple.

According to President of Nokia Americas, Chris Weber, the launch of Nokia Lumia in collaboration with At&t is a significant step for company. He also says that the phone is specifically designed for US users and can signify a new beginning for Nokia in country. The company will introduce it all over the world very soon.

Lumia 900 will face very strong competition from Galaxy S2, which is one of the best selling smartphones from the Android house. We have to wait and watch to see who wins the fight.

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