Posts tagged with: Lumia 900

[Full Lumia 900 Review] One of the first steps towards Nokia's re-entry to the US market, the Lumia 900 was revealed at CES 2012. Following a similar unibody design as the Lumia 800, the larger Lumia 900 packs a few new features. On front is a new 4.3-inch AMOLED display with Nokia's ClearBlack technology. Inside the Lumia 900 smartphone is a 1.4 GHz processor joined with 512MB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. On back is an eight-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash. Other features of the Lumia 900 include LTE connectivity and a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chatting over the included Tango application. Read on for the latest Nokia Lumia 900 news, reviews and videos:

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    Remember when Windows Phone was in its infancy and we were optimistic that Microsoft might be able to mitigate the sort of problems Android faced with OEMs and carriers dragging their feet when it came to software updates? We've had a healthy dose of reality since then, and while the WP landscape may not be quite so fragmented as Android's, it's far from a well-oiled, finely tuned machine. To that effect, many AT&T Lumia 900 users are only just today getting their Windows Phone 7.8 updates. This update contains the latest 7.10.8862.144 system software we saw arrive in March, correcting ...

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    We didn't expect to run the Weekly with a skeleton crew two weeks in a row - and it's a good thing we didn't have to. Mere minutes into this week's Tony-and-Michael-only podcast, Taylor Martin arrives to save us from the spectre of a fun, but low-energy, two-man show. In its place: jokes, laughs, and a lot of industry insight you're gonna wanna put your ears on. We talk phone batteries that can jump-start your car, what place Twitter has in music, whether we should be excited about Motorola's X phone or Nokia's aluminum Catwalk, and the strengths and weaknesses of Windows Phone, Facebook ...

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    Oh no! Just how many variations on the same design can the market take? I guess the fair answer to that is different from person to person and there's always the good old saying according to which you shouldn't fix something that is not broken (or, in this case, that still sells). Apple's iPhones look fairly the same; of course there are differences from one major iteration to the other (3, 4, 5) but the design principle is alike. Before Samsung launched its Galaxy S 4 I was praying for a new design because the current pebble-like aspect has been used and abused like a good old... Galaxy S ...

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    Last September, I was standing outside a venue in New York City, talking with the man himself, Michael Fisher. We were in line for the Nokia Lumia 920 announcement, trying not to drool all over ourselves in anticipation of what I then believed would be the device of the 2012. Leaving the event and having every attempt to hold the device myself snuffed, I was a tad disappointed. Not only because I merely got to touch the display for a few seconds, but also because the device turned out to be just as fallible to the barrage of hype and rumors as any other device. When first announced, its ...

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    Last week, on the heels of the BlackBerry 10 launch event in Toronto, I crafted a pair of quick-and-dirty comparison videos showcasing the differences between the BB10 OS and the Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms. I admit that the set had its problems, filmed as it was under severe time constraints in a hotel room with horrible audio. Several factual errors needed to be corrected in editing, and we subsequently filmed some follow-up videos to offer a more thorough presentation. Still, neither Android nor Windows Phone came away from the analysis unscathed: in the categories we selected ...

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    There have been a ton of compelling rumors over the past few weeks concerning just when Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.8 update would finally become available, ranging from broader windows to some very specific dates. The most recent to come our way had us looking forward to January 31, but now a new leak makes it seem that the updates will start going out one day earlier, on January 30. WPCentral managed to get its hands on an internal AT&T email that lays the whole thing out for the Lumia 900. The approximately hundred-megabyte update will be available to subscribers next Wednesday, and ...

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    Life frequently defies our expectations. For example, if it's your first full season covering mobile-technology trade shows, sometimes you find your expectations for a nice, quiet lull between CES and MWC completely upset -toppled, really- by reality. For this editor, that reality came fast and fierce, delivering an unbelievable bounty of rumor and speculation at his doorstep on the morning of this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast. The bright side: you get to hear all the latest news and gossip surrounding Galaxy S IV and Note 8.0 speculation; HTC's Droid DNA upgrade with a very James ...

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    The Windows Phone 7.8 update for Nokia's first-gen Lumia phones is still on track for an early 2013 roll-our, according to the manufacturer. The refresh should bring a couple of features present on Windows Phone 8, like the improved Home screen, to legacy Windows Phone 7 devices. "With Windows Phone 7.8 beginning to ship pre-loaded on Nokia Lumia smartphones, we will naturally be deploying the software to our factories for product rollout", said the Finnish phone maker. While no more details were made public, Nokia confirmed that, as far as existing devices are concerned, the actual ...

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    Several months back, I wrote a piece explaining why it's the rate plans, not device prices, that customers should focus on when buying subsidized smartphones in the U.S. That's because, while shelling out a mountain of dollars for a smartphone at a retail store feels a lot more costly than paying $80 a month for a wireless bill, the reality is that the monthly bill will cost you much more over the course of a two-year contract. I'm not sure people, as a whole, have gotten the point yet. That's probably because reality's hard to accept, companies obscure the true cost of their services, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Amazon Wireless recent anti-iPhone strategy, by dropping the price of the Galaxy S III in half on iPhone launch day. We later talk about the Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software upgrade details, which are set for next month. We then go through Google's anti-iPhone strategy by offering free public Wi-Fi through Boingo starting today and until the month ends, exclusively for Android customers. Then it's Nokia-Windows Phone time as we talk about Nokia's Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade plans for current Lumia customers. We end today's show by ...

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    Nokia's Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 are now official, giving Windows Phone users their first chance to check out some of the company's PureView imaging technology, but what if you're rocking one of Nokia's previous Windows Phone 7 Lumia models? The manufacturer wants you to know that it hasn't forgotten about you, posting a message to its blog today to explain some of the software updates on the way for owners of the Lumia 610, 710, 800, and 900. While it doesn't refer to it by name, Nokia alludes to the release of Windows Phone 7.8 by mention of a WP8-style start screen coming to all four ...

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    One of the trials between Apple and Samsung is coming to an end and, before the jury deliberates, the two companies gave their closing arguments, final statements. Apple is accusing Samsung of copying the iPhone's design and even showed the court slides with Samsung devices before and after the iPhone hit the market. Part of Apple's final statement was this sentence: "not every smartphone needs to look like an iPhone". At that point Apple showed a Nokia-made Lumia and a Sony (Ericsson)-made Xperia Arc, emphasizing on these two examples that, according to their beliefs, managed to become ...

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    We've talked about it briefly on our Pocketnow Weekly Podcast -- and we occasionally touch on it whenever Nokia's and Microsoft's share of the market comes in discussion -- but now it appears that the speculations can end. The Finnish company made its financial records for the second quarter of the year public, and with the numbers, we find out details about Lumia sales. It appears that Nokia sold four million Lumia devices in the second quarter -- compared with one million reported for the last quarter of 2011 and two million in the first quarter of this year -- managing to double its ...

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    The Pink Nokia Lumia 900 becomes available for pre-orders today, July 15, but that's not the only good news (if at all for most) that Nokia and AT&T have prepared for you. Starting today, the price of the phone on AT&T has been dramatically reduced so those who didn't purchase it yet have one more reason to grab one. Starting today, instead of $99 and a two-year contract you will be able to buy an AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 for $49.99. Whether this is one (last) push for the phone -- in light of the Windows Phone 8 news and the platform's coming -- is yet unknown. Should you buy a ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 900 seems to be among the most popular Windows Phones on the market at the moment and fans of the platform can grab the device from AT&T in white, black and cyan. Nokia is announcing the addition of another color, probably trending with the summer (or targeting female customers): pink. If you want to grab one and be different, you can pre-order it starting July 15 either in a brick-and-mortar AT&T store or online. Of course, Nokia can't stress it enough that the colors of the Lumia 900 (pink included) are not painted on top of a plastic but are deeply residing ...

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    Windows Phone build 8779 popped up on July 6 on NaviFirm without any specific details, as an update to grace some of the Nokia Windows Phones after the Tango refresh. Now the Finnish manufacturer is confirming software updates for three of its Lumia devices, namely the 610, 710 and 900. The Lumia 610 will get firmware version 1066.0000.8779.12201 which brings enhanced sensitivity for proximity sensor performance and improved sound level for alarm tone during voice calls. The Lumia 710 will receive version 1600.3031.8779.12180 with Internet sharing and flip to mute while the Lumia 900 ...

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    If it's not one thing, it's another. No matter how great the latest smartphone to arrive sounds on paper, spend enough time actually using it, and you'll always end up finding something that bugs you. It might be a problem with the build quality, or some unintuitive software, but users will always find something to complain about. FixYa's been keeping track of the complaints it hears regarding several popular models, giving us a look at some of the top user-reported issues. In the Android camp, we've got the brand-new Galaxy S III, as well as the Galaxy Nexus. For both models, the ...

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    Way back at the start of 2012, we heard some rumors about a Nokia Lumia 910. At the time, the prevailing theory was that this was essentially just another 900, but one intended either for release in Europe or another US carrier while AT&T enjoyed exclusive access to the original 900. Well, that didn't exactly work out as expected, and we've since seen the 900 arrive internationally while nothing's yet popped-up on the likes of T-Mobile. After keeping a low profile for several months, the Lumia 910 is coming back to our attention now, once again raising question about just what it is. ...

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    Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event last week managed to answer plenty of questions about the operating system, including finally putting to rest the issue of updates for current handsets. While no existing models will transition to WP8, we learned that some of these models would be seeing Windows Phone 7.8, instead. In preparation for those updates to start arriving, Microsoft has put up a short page informing users of what they can expect, and prepared a video demonstrating how the new UI will appear on the Nokia Lumia 900. If you were hoping beyond hope that WP7.8 might include a few WP8 ...

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    When we learn about smartphone bugs, they usually fall into just one of a few categories. There might issues with wireless connectivity, or maybe the phone seems to not be managing its battery life very well. The Lumia 900, though, is starting to get a reputation for bugs that are a bit outside the ordinary, if not downright weird. First we had the phone's display going all purple when users dialed-down the brightness; Nokia managed to fix that one in a software update. The latest head-scratcher of a bug has users discovering that their phones seem convinced they're in Akron, Ohio. It's ...

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    We still may have several months to go until the first Windows Phone 8 hardware starts arriving, ready to run the new platform, but what are the prospects looking like for upgrades coming to existing gear, bringing them up to the just-announced Windows Phone 7.8? According to Nokia, we may not have that long of a wait at all, with the Lumia 900 getting WP7.8 in what could be just a few weeks. Nokia's US Twitter account responded to a question about Lumia 900 WP7.8 availability by saying that the update is "rolling out in the coming weeks". While a literal interpretation of that response ...

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    Just over a month ago, Nokia announced that hope was in sight for owners of the Lumia 900 who had been complaining about purple-tinged screens, visible when they turned their phones' brightness down low. While news of an update that would resolve this issue was great, the company didn't have any ETA on when such a release might be ready to go. Today Nokia announces that the update is indeed ready for prime time, and will be first be hitting 900 owners on AT&T in the States. That problem with the purple tint to the display is probably the most noticeable issue this update addresses, but ...

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    Nokia has updated its Maps application bundled with Lumia Windows Phones to version 2.o.21.304. The new version of the application is more social and it allows you, for instance, to add a photo to a place description and leave a relevant review directly from your Nokia Lumia. You can also sync your favorite places with maps.nokia.com, which makes them available online or on other platforms in case you have an account (Windows Phone, Symbian, MeeGo). You can also pin stuff to the home screen so if you have a Nokia-made Windows Phone we advise you to update your Maps client. Source: Nokia

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    Two nights ago, we told you about a new limited edition Batman Nokia Lumia 900 that would be arriving to help promote the upcoming release of The Dark Knight Rises. At the time, we had little more than a picture Nokia had tweeted of the handset to go on, other than the impression that it looked pretty cool. Now the rest of the puzzle has started coming together, and we've learned plenty of additional details about how the phone will be released and what you can do to get one. The advertising campaign for the phone has begun, letting us know that availability will be starting right at the ...

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    I’ve recently learned that there are two things about being a mobile-phone reviewer. The first thing: you get to handle awesome gadgetry days or weeks ahead of its official release date, and you’re not just allowed to use the heck out of it; you need to, in order to do your job. That’s the awesome thing. The other, less-awesome thing: you eventually have to give it all back. “Empty Nest” is a recurring column discussing what I miss -and what I don’t- about the devices I’ve had to return. ___ The Nokia Lumia 900 review unit I just sent back came to my door under somewhat ...

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