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Another Look at the Gorgeous Nokia Lumia 900 LTE Phone

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This is one of the prettiest phones at CES 2012.

It took Nokia a while to get itself geared up for its transition to Windows Phone, but it appears that the Finnish company is ready to make 2012 a banner year. It started off CES with the announcement of the Lumia 900, and we stopped by the booth to see the upcoming flagship device.

Despite the relatively modest specifications of even the newest Windows Phones, the mobile OS has been optimized for the single-core architecture so well that it's easily among the most smooth and pleasant experiences.

Yes, the single-core configuration of the Lumia 900 may not make it any more impressive than other Windows Phones, but its design is only equaled by the Lumia 800 (and by extension, the Nokia N9). See this for more on how Nokia designed and makes the Lumia 800 and N9.

The Lumia 900 does it better than the 800 with LTE support, a front facing camera, an 8MP shooter, and a bigger screen, which is notably not PenTile in pixel configuration.

We find the polycarbonate build of this design family gorgeous, so we can't wait to see more of the Lumia 900.

Nokia Lumia 900 CES2012

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    bhaberle , January 13, 2012 5:16 PM
    Nice looking phone! Cannot wait to hear more about it.
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    classzero , January 13, 2012 5:23 PM
    bhaberleNice looking phone! Cannot wait to hear more about it.


    it's a Nokia phone running windows on the AT&T network...
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    lamorpa , January 13, 2012 6:14 PM
    Classzeroit's a Nokia phone running windows on the AT&T network...

    And?

    (assuming you have more important things to do in life than to bash these companies for your own cynical anger release?)
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    DroKing , January 13, 2012 8:06 PM
    Its a shame because I would of been interested in that phone but noo they had to make it exclusive with AT&T only which suck balls.
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    lamorpa , January 13, 2012 8:28 PM
    Since AT&T service is about 90% as good as Verizon (and it is in every unbiased (read: non-hater-based) test), you must think Verizon (and therefore all other carriers) pretty much 'suck balls' too. What do you do? Communicate by a land line? Seriously.
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    DroKing , January 13, 2012 8:34 PM
    I think all contract service based suck balls. I prefer no contract and pay as go service sadly you rarely see good phones for those.
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    acadia11 , January 13, 2012 9:20 PM
    I said windows 8 , death of apple.
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    alikum , January 13, 2012 9:35 PM
    DroKingI think all contract service based suck balls. I prefer no contract and pay as go service sadly you rarely see good phones for those.

    You can buy these phones outright in the Europe and "pay as you go"
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    house70 , January 13, 2012 9:42 PM
    Does anyone know, if you purchase an unlocked Windows phone like this one, do you get updates through Windows, through the manufacturer, or through the carrier? I am curious, because for an Android phone one has to wait for the carrier to push the latest updates, or root it and get them over-the-counter, so to speak. Sometimes the manufacturer pushes updates, also, so I would like to know how this update business works in Windows Phone. Thanks.
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    ta152h , January 13, 2012 10:04 PM
    Gorgeous? My ass. It looks like a phone. Nothing more, nothing less. Calling a phone gorgeous is weird to begin with, but after looking at it, it's even weirder.

    Look at Marilyn Monroe. Look at Monica Bellucci. Look at this phone. Which one doesn't fit?
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    zybch , January 13, 2012 10:11 PM
    "It took Nokia a while to get itself geared up for its transition to Windows Phone"
    You're effing kidding right?
    The time between ditching Symbian (at last) and shipping the WP7 phones was incredibly short, even if the 800 and 900 were strongly related to their existing hardware.
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    zybch , January 13, 2012 10:14 PM
    DroKingIts a shame because I would of been interested in that phone but noo they had to make it exclusive with AT&T only which suck balls.

    So, stop whining and buy it outright without a contract and you can take it to whatever carrier you want. Thats what I do and over the same period a contract would last I save hundreds (sometimes over $1000) over the subsidized+contract price.
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    captaincharisma , January 13, 2012 10:50 PM
    its looks good for a windows phone but still perfer my Nexus S as far as looks go
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    Anonymous , January 14, 2012 4:58 AM
    Nexus S my a$$
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    nebun , January 14, 2012 5:35 AM
    i would love to see one made out of anodized aluminum and with rounded edges
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    kikireeki , January 14, 2012 11:04 AM
    Lumia 800+ front facing cam+ slightly bigger screen +LTE tada! a new phone!. yes it is gorgeous but redundant as well. And I really do not like Nokia following apple's strategy.
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    AMDkid1 , January 14, 2012 11:46 AM
    When will MS and Apple learn...your phones have fallen behind, too many restrictions, no SD micro, apps cost more. Android is really user friendly. And is leading the smartphone industry. For the price of Smartphones these days, my phone should do nearly whatever I want it to do.
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    watcha , January 14, 2012 11:50 AM
    So how much is Tomshardware being paid to promote this failure of a device?

    This isn't the first non-objective article we've seen bigging up the phone, as the title suggests.
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    eddieroolz , January 14, 2012 7:14 PM
    The design is indeed nice compared to other WP7 (and indeed even Android) phones.
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    jacobdrj , January 15, 2012 12:32 AM
    alikumYou can buy these phones outright in the Europe and "pay as you go"

    Unfortunately, the good pay as you go plans in the US from Boost Mobile and MetroPCS tend to use PCS technology and CDMA rather than the global 3G standard, with the exception of T-Mobile...
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