Apr 3, 2012

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Get to know the Nokia Lumia 900, soon to be on Smart

The Windows Phone-based Nokia Lumia 900 is not getting any much fanfare here as compared abroad maybe because being an LTE-equipped Windows phone is not really exciting here in our country yet. However, the Nokia Lumia 900 will be landing here courtesy of Smart so it’s time to get acquainted with the phone.

If there’s one phone manufacturer that can make Windows phones somewhat successful in the Philippines, it’s got to be Nokia. They already have a nice number of WP7 phones coming in that will hit a variety of price points and the Nokia Lumia 900 is going to be the cream of the crop for now.

The Nokia Lumia 900 looks like its sibling, which is the Lumia 800 and the Meego-based Nokia N9. It has the same polycarbonate unibody shell and the curved Gorilla Glass protecting its screen. It’s a bit bigger though having a 4.3-inch screen (800 x 480) with ClearBlack AMOLED Display and packs a more powerful, yet still single-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, along with 512MB RAM.

The Lumia 900 also has the same awesome 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 lens for fast response and good low-light performance. It doesn’t have a microSD slot but you’ll get a 16GB storage built-in. No NFC either and you can only do 720p HD video recording with it. However, it’s currently the only Windows Phone in the market today capable of harnessing the HSPA+ network.

It may not have the muscles to go toe-to-toe with the Android phones out there but if you’re looking at Windows phones from Nokia, this is the meanest and baddest one they have right now.

We’ll keep you posted on under what plan Smart will be putting this baby on. I’m guessing it will be on the Special Edition Plan 1000 but let’s just wait.



  1. Lumia 900 + Smart LTE = FTW

  2. i’ll give wp a try when i’m sure w8 will include flawless cloud integration. Keeping my fingers crossed for the perfect seamless pc-phone gadget ecosystem :-)

  3. Only the best windows phone out there. This is my next.

  4. Griswold says:

    Compared to Android, the best Windows Phone seems outdated already. But not a lot of people know that unlike Android, Windows Phone doesn’t need a lot of power to run smoothly.

    • JmBalicano says:

      True. Although by that point, Windows phones should be cheaper since they don’t harness the most expensive hardware. Unfortunately, the price gets driven up because Microsoft charges on a per phone basis for every handset that has WP installed on it, unlike Google that doesn’t charge a single cent for a manufacturer to ship their handsets out with Android.

      • Jeraldo says:

        I guess its because Android is open source and WP7 is not. Kinda like having a Windows PC vs a Linux PC.

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