Nokia, Nokia, Nokia. Where have you been? It’s been a long time since the US market has been blessed with a high-end offering from you camp, so you know, there are some big expectations riding with this latest endeavor. Indeed, the Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile was nothing more than a small tease, but when compared to the other pre-existing Windows Phones out there, it didn’t quite come off as being something spectacular. Nevertheless, we’re inching ever closer to that royal grand entrance that’s going to be attached to the Nokia Lumia 900.
Call it a sight for sore eyes, but we can’t believe that a top-shelf Nokia smartphone is headed to a major carrier in the US. Even better, the Nokia Lumia 900 is aiming to be a memorable device in many ways, but if we’d have to pick, its $99.99 on-contract price point right from the onset seemingly ensures that it won’t get lost amongst the masses. Certain to not be forgotten in all of this, Microsoft’s presence in the mobile platform space will surely benefit now that Nokia is bringing something grand to the table. With that in mind, let’s find out if the Nokia Lumia 900 has the stuff to stand out and make a long lasting impact.
The package contains:
* microUSB cable
* Wall Charger
* Quick Start Guide
* Product and Safety Information
* microSIM card removal tool
Let’s not beat around the bush people, but we’ve seen the Nokia Lumia 900 before. To put it bluntly, the Lumia 900 is essentially a larger version of its close sibling in the Lumia 800. Technically, it’s not something fresh per se, but seeing that this is hitting the US, it’s very different looking from everything else out there. With that in mind, its peculiar looking appearance makes it stand out from the conventional designs we’ve been seeing.
Identical in almost every way to the Lumia 800 before it, except for its overall size of course, the Nokia Lumia 900 combines all the elements that are required in being a compelling offering. Specifically, it employs a unibody polycarbonate design that’s clean looking, somewhat streamlined (0.45” thick), reasonably weighted (5.64 oz), and resistant against debris. No doubt it’s very easy to handle, but if there’s one gripe, it has to the be the sharp feel of its edges – especially the bezel surrounding the display because it’s raised higher. Besides that, it has a distinctive look that’s so uniquely different, yet enchantingly attractive at the same time.