Nokia Lumia 900

Ask Siri what the best smartphone is – she’ll say Nokia Lumia 900

Ask Siri what the best smartphone is – she’ll say Nokia Lumia 900

Apple's voice recognition platform on the iPhone 4S is an attempt at creating something that interacts with you like a human. And in fact, Siri may even be more human than people who work at Apple because it looks like she is capable of humility. Apparently if you ask the digital assistant "What is the best smartphone ever?" she will tell you it's the Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 900.

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Nokia Lumia 900 now available in UK

Nokia Lumia 900 now available in UK

The wait is finally over, UK Lumia fans. If the Lumia 800 with its 3.7-inch screen wasn’t quite big enough for you, the 4.3-inch Lumia 900 is now available for you to purchase. Phones4u has an exclusive on the phone until May 27th, and will be offering both black and white versions. Not only that, but the Lumia 900 will reportedly come with the latest version of Windows Phone which includes some Tango features.

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Nokia releases City Lens augmented reality app

Nokia releases City Lens augmented reality app

Remember augmented reality? Smartphone users may have had brief flings with the technology using apps like Layar. The charm doesn’t seem to have stayed with us over the years, although Google is planning to bring it back. That hasn’t stopped Nokia from creating its own augmented reality app for Windows Phone, what they call Nokia City Lens. Designed to work with the Lumia 710, 800 and 900, the app will overlay nearby establishments with the UI you’d expect from Windows Phone.

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Phones4u confirms Nokia Lumia 900 UK launch for May 14th

Phones4u confirms Nokia Lumia 900 UK launch for May 14th

We learning this morning that the Nokia Lumia 900 was pushed back in the UK for a launch on May 14th, and Phones4u has just sent through a press release confirming that. The company will be offering the handset exclusively in both black and white, and if you managed to get your pre-order in before April 16th, Phones4u will be throwing in some Purity in-ear headphones and a Nokia Play 360 Wireless Speaker absolutely free.

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Nokia Lumia 900 UK launch bumped to mid-May

Nokia Lumia 900 UK launch bumped to mid-May

The reviews of the Nokia Lumia 900 has generally been positive in the United States, and AT&T has been doing its best to shift as many as possible. Nokia has said that demand is outstripping supply, and that may have a knock-on effect for the upcoming UK launch. Nokia has said to V3 that the UK Lumia 900 launch has been bumped from April 27th to “around May 14th” in order to cope with demand of the handset in the US.

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Nokia Lumia 900 software fix instructions live

Nokia Lumia 900 software fix instructions live

There's now a fix for you early adopters of the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone on AT&T, and it couldn't be easier to update your device and make it happen. This past week it was discovered by consumers (and Nokia and AT&T) that there was a bit of a connectivity issue with Nokia's newest hero device, the Lumia 900 - that issue is now fixed, and all is well: but you have to make it happen or it wont happen for you! To get this fix for your device, you've got two options, both of them quite easy to accomplish.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. It's April 11 and it's time to take a look at the stories that made heads turn in the world of tech today. Or, at least, the stories that made eyes roll, like this - Verizon upgrade fee last to the party. Yep, now on all carriers you'll have to pay more to get the newest technology. Speaking of new technologies, LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week. And in other Google news, Google+ refresh triggers social fury.

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IHS reveals Lumia 900’s iPhone roots

IHS reveals Lumia 900’s iPhone roots

This week the folks at IHS, aka IHS iSuppli, have revealed what they've torn down and discovered to be as the price of the components which make up the Nokia Lumia 900. This device apparently costs a mere $209 in parts plus $8 to build, putting the device at 46 percent of its retail price. The reason Nokia is able to make this fabulous feat a reality is their relatively new triad of close ties with Microsoft and Qualcomm - this creating a hardware and software powerhouse which allows for top-tier features with lower-tiered pricing akin to Apple's own "playbook" for device creation.

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