The Nokia Lumia 900 is set to be the question mark of the week. The embargo lifted last night, so everyone and their brother is posting a review, proudly giving yeas and nays on the first hard-core Nokia/Microsoft mobile offering.
But what do John and I think?
Well, the answer is two-fold, but the big guy and I always find common ground somewhere. With the Lumia 900, it’s Windows Phone itself. We both agree that the operating system is solid, clean, and engaging. The phone, however, could be a bigger step up from the Lumia 800 as far as John’s concerned. He’s also like, “Big Phones? So Over.”
But contrary to my employer’s opinion, I think the Lumia 900 stands a good chance of snatching up some market share for Windows Phone and for Nokia. The specs aren’t quite on par with some of the big guns out there, but the hardware feels premium even at a $100 price point, and you can’t help but reach out and pick up a Windows Phone.
Those live tiles are tempting.
Note: I mentioned a 4.5-inch display on the Lumia, when it’s actually a 4.3-inch display. My apologies.