Nokia finally has a flagship phone here in the US. The new Nokia Lumia 900 is a uniquely styled device based off of the design of the Nokia N9 but with a larger screen, 4G LTE for AT&T here in the States, and one huge factor, it’s running Windows Phone 7. Since Nokia’s partnership with Microsoft people have been waiting for Nokia to launch a premier device (with the marketing and styling such device warrants) and that time has come. So let us put it through the paces and see if this is a device worth checking out.
- Design, furnished from one piece of polycarbonate (aka plastic) for a unique and sleek look.
- Windows Phone is smooth and “touchable”, makes you want to use it.
- 4G LTE is fast (here in NYC at least)
- Camera quality is impressive in most lighting
- Facebook integration is well done and a big seller for Windows Phone
- Most major apps I use on a daily basis are in the Marketplace
- Xbox Live games feel more like “proper” games, have achievements that show up on your Xbox account.
- Ability to remove bloatware just as easily as any downloaded app.
- Lack of apps in the app store, but more are arriving every day.
- Lack of a good Google Maps application.
- Apps aren’t the fastest at notifying you of certain events (i.e. Any of the Gtalk apps I’ve used log you out as soon as the phone sleeps, so they don’t notify me of new messages until I reopen the app).