Saturday, February 11, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 At $99.00

The Nokia Lumia 900 is ok phone for all of the hype that has been going around. At the expected $99.00 price tag you are really getting what you pay for.  Taking a quick peek at the phone it has some cool features mostly on from Nokia. 

One thing that is really awesome about the phone is the 8mp camera with the Carl Zeiss optics lens. Sony has been using Carl Zeiss on their point and shot cameras for years. I think this might be a great addition
to a Smartphone which has practically take over the digital camera era
Next you have the display it is 4.3 inches with Nokia ClearBlack display which makes the AMOLED have deep black colors. On the front you will also have a 1.3MP front facing camera for video chat. Protecting the screen and the camera is Gorilla Glass. So you might not have to worry about throwing this phone around a little. 

Microsoft has provided Mango 7.5 which fizzle has fizzled out. I was really hoping Microsoft would hit our of the ball park to put some competition out there with IOS and Android. However that seems like a distant dream now. If Microsoft does not get serious they might as well throw in the towel like Symbian.

It seemed like Nokia and Microsoft had huge ambitions. Whatever happened is beyond me because they are now giving you a new Smartphone that should have been new a couple of years ago. If you go out and buy a $99.00 IOS or Android device look at the specs and you are getting a Nokia Lumia 900. Sad but true. Maybe one day we will get a SuperPhone from the two but not this year. 

Below are some specs I found

Release date: March 2012

Data Modes 3G and 4G connections
GSM 850/ 900 / 1800 / 1900
LTE 700 / 1700
WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

Weight 5.6 oz   (159 g)
Dimensions 5.03" x 2.7" x 0.45"   (128 x 69 x 11.4 mm)

Battery 1830 mAh  
Talk: 7 hours max.   (420 minutes)
Standby: 300 hours max.   (12.5 days)

Display Type: 4.3" Inch AMOLED (Full-Color)
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels 221 PPI
Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)
Nokia ClearBlack

Operating System
Windows Phone version 7.5, release 2 (Mango)
Processor 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 2 APQ8055
Memory 16 GB internal storage, raw hardware
14.5 GB internal storage, available to user
512 MB RAM