The Windows Smart Phone Is Here! 2

I bought one. Yep! I bought the Nokia Lumia 900 smart phone, one of the first new Windows Phones from Nokia.

Picture of the Noki Lumia 900 Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone

You remember Nokia, don’ t you ? At one time Nokia had the very best cell phones on the market. Their fall from smart phone grace had to do with bad management decisions, and staying with the Symbian cell phone operating system, which never took hold in the US. Nokia’s new CEO, Stephen Elop , a former Microsoft Executive, decided to pitch Nokia’s future with the new Microsoft Windows Phone system. It looks like it may work.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is a great phone. I decided to replace my iPhone 4 with the new Windows phone because I didn’t see any real progress from Apple in their product. Nokia has done their normal great design job with the phone with the buttons in the right places.

In my opinion the Lumia 900 is easier to learn to use than the Apple iPhone. The Windows phone uses tiles to run an application instead of icons. The system is reliable, and the screen is fantastic, using a technology called AMOLED, active-matrix organic light emitting diode. The screen resolution is not as much as some other phones, but AMOLED gives you a bright, colorful, and easy to read display. The Lumia 900 has a large 4.3 inch diagonal screen as opposed to Apple’s 3.5 inch screen.

The smart phone world is light years ahead of last year at this time. Apple is fading on sales of the iPhone in the market, while Android phone sales are really heating up. And, they should. Pretty much all the Android phones have larger screens than the current iPhone, and you are not held hostage by Apple’s iTunes.

There aren’t as many apps for the Windows Phones as for iPhone and Android. That will change. There is one app I really like for the iPhone and Android phones, and that is the Audible.com book application. There is not one in the Windows Phone library, but one is under development at the present. Applications are being added to the Microsoft Windows Phone library at a high rate.

I could have bought an Android phone, and there were lots of great Android phones on the market. But, I wanted to take the chance to try something  new. So far, I do not regret my decision.

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2 comments

  1. I got me an Android a while back and it’s way better than iPhone, I’m looking for excuses to get me a faster and bigger Android phone, Samsung Galaxy is looking good to me but I’ll do the responsible thing and save my money for now.

    Personally I wouldn’t have gone for a windows phone, especially one from Nokia. But it sounds like you’ve got a good one, maybe they have learned from their mistakes, hope you still like it after a while.

  2. I came close to buying the Samsung Galaxy II S Skyrocket. It is a great phone, and has all the features. However, the on/off button for the screen is on the very opposite edge of the phone to the volume control. When I would press the on/off, I would press the volume control at the same time. The lady at the store had the same phone for her personal phone, and she didn’t have this problem. Maybe it was because I am a big guy, and have big hands. Anyway, I bought the Nokia, and am surprised how nice it is. I don’t miss the iPhone, at all.

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