Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900 brings out the Windows Phone lovers

Nokia Lumia 900 brings out the Windows Phone lovers

Smartphone seekers brand-loyal to the Microsoft-made mobile operating system Windows Phone will be glad to know that the Nokia Lumia 900 is out now - and reviewers are loving it. Everyone including our own Michael Crider seems to be lauding Nokia's effort in this device which takes their well-received Windows Phone lineup thus far and boosts it to what might be the perfect chassis size with a 4.3-inch display inside. The only down-side appears to be - if tech reviewers across the web are correct - the operating system.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 5, 2012

Happy Thursday, everyone. It's almost the end of the week as we recap what made headlines during the day today. First off, if you're curious about Google's recently teased Project Glass augmented reality glasses, you should know that Nokia might actually beat Google to the punch. And speaking about beating Google, Viacom has revived its landmark lawsuit against Google-owned YouTube. And in the world of Google competitors, Windows Phone's next big splash might not be so big - Analysts predict tepid Nokia Lumia 900 sales.

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Analysts predict tepid Nokia Lumia 900 sales

Analysts predict tepid Nokia Lumia 900 sales

While Nokia and AT&T are trying everything in their power to put the Lumia 900 in the minds of consumers, analysts are predicting lacklustre sales figures. Critics cite the fact that while Nokia is a known brand in the United States, it doesn’t carry the same weight as Apple or Samsung. Whatever comes of the Lumia 900 launch, it will set the stage for Nokia’s success or failure in the US smartphone market.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 5, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 5, 2012

Today is a day to talk about reviews - we've had quite a few of them in the past few days, so why not let's have a peek at them? We've had a look at two of the most fantastic Android smartphones ever to be released in Google's mobile OS's short history: the HTC One X with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 and the HTC One S with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 4S - their power is immense! Next we've got a review of one of the greatest time-spenders in the mobile app world: TED Talks for iPad and iPhone! We took a look at AT&T's new hero for Windows Phone: Nokia Lumia 900 complete with the sweetest updates! Then of course the news of the week is the greatest photo sharing app of all time, our Instagram for Android review breaking hearts and mending fences!

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Nokia Lumia 900 vs iPhone 4: The $99 Showdown

Nokia Lumia 900 vs iPhone 4: The $99 Showdown

Big news today is Nokia's US re-entry, with the Lumia 900 scoring some cautiously congratulatory reviews - ours included - at an ambitious AT&T price point and the heft of Microsoft behind it. Of course, the LTE Lumia goes up against a serious smartphone heavyweight, with Apple's iPhone 4 dominating the same $99 niche. It may be the last-gen model, but the iPhone 4 is still a mighty popular device and the iOS and App Store combination makes for a strong argument. Strap on your smartphone helmets, people, it's time to get competitive.

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Nokia Lumia 900 and 610 UK SIM-free prices detailed

Nokia Lumia 900 and 610 UK SIM-free prices detailed

The Nokia Lumia 900 is certainly priced right in the United States, available on AT&T for $99.99 on a two-year contract, although if you’re a new customer, you can walk away with it for absolutely nothing. What about the GSM version that will be coming to the UK and Europe? Clove Technology has kindly sent us pricing information for the unlocked versions of the Lumia 900 and budget-oriented Lumia 610, although we have to say, they still seem pricey to us.

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Nokia Lumia 900 review

Nokia Lumia 900 review

Over the last year Nokia's had something of a tumultuous time in the mobile industry. While still a power to be feared in the featurephone market, their lack of presence in the smartphone market has been keenly felt. With T-Mobile's Lumia 710 as a prelude, the Finnish giant makes a return in earnest with the Lumia 900 on AT&T's LTE network. Its features and design are immediately attractive, but perhaps more so is the price: just $99 on-contract, or free for new AT&T customers. Can a combination of great design, high-end features and price make a bold statement for Nokia? Let's find out.

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Nokia holding Lumia 900 launch party this Friday in NYC

Nokia holding Lumia 900 launch party this Friday in NYC

Nokia is making a lot of noise with its latest campaign, all in an attempt to try and crack the United States smartphone market with the Lumia 900. Over the weekend we saw the Smartphone Beta Test website spring up, mocking the iPhone over Antennagate and certain design elements. Now, the company has revealed that its planning to hold a launch party in New York City on April 6th to celebrate the launch of the Lumia 900 on AT&T.

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Nokia’s Smartphone Beta Test campaign takes shot at iPhone

Nokia’s Smartphone Beta Test campaign takes shot at iPhone

Nokia and Microsoft are making a big play for the United States with the Lumia 900 and Windows Phone. One of the biggest questions on everyone's minds is “how are Nokia and AT&T going to market the Lumia 900?” Will they be able to plant the seed of Windows Phone and allow it to germinate in the brains of the public? Judge for yourself. Nokia have begun their assault with a new website, Smartphone Beta Test.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We're wrapping up the month just around the corner, and the last business day of March proved to be chock full of news. And it isn't all good news - Global Payments hacked, 50000 cardholders at risk. On a lighter note, though, the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone is now available for pre-orders. And here's something that'll have you thinking, "Why did it take so long?" - Google Maps gets real-time traffic.

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