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Nokia Lumia 900 review: Europass

Nokia Lumia 900 review: Europass - read the full textIt took the Nokia Lumia 900 just a few days to top the US sales charts and see delighted handshakes quickly turn into group hugs, as Nokia, Microsoft and AT&T, which carries it exclusively stateside, were busy celebrating the flagship's performance in recent months...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-04 22:00 from HBK5 - click to readNo actually Samsung produced Bada OS as an alternative Android, and did give it a major overhaul with Bada 2.0 and both wave 1 and Wave 2 can have Bada 2.0 on it, Microsoft on the other hand have said sorry WP7 and 7.5 devices will only get 7.8 which is a new UI experience no major OS platform change.

as for Nokia and MeeGo, they walked away from it, Intel kept "MeeGo" alive by going to Samsung which in turn have said they will merge the Bada OS with Intel's MeeGo to create Tizan and in fact Tizan UI is extremely the same as Bada's implementation of TouchWiz 4...

Still the Wave 3 v Lumia 900 ... the wave 3 comes out on top for the sheer fact that it does not castrate users from having an open platform experience unlike control freaks that Microsoft are as they learn t from the worst which is Apple.

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  • 2012-07-05 03:22
  • 2CS4

no native video call?
what a big turn off.

i was looking forward for this phone...
not anymore.
:(

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  • 2012-07-05 02:47
  • tA$S

dead on arrival?

like someone else said earlier, a tiny percentage of people who buy a phone will ever update the software or even know what a software update is, certainly less than 5%

Most people buy a phone without ever reading a review or giving a f ck about software. They just keep it for two years, install the same crappy apps everyone installs and never uses.

Once you scratch the surface, android, symbian, maemo, ios, wp are all the same. They make calls, send texts, take pictures, browse the net and run a few generic apps.

You guys worrying about not being able to update from wp7.8 to wp8 need to find something more important to worry about, you bunch of sad turds.

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  • 2012-07-05 01:45
  • nx}5

I wholeheartedly agree that this is the device to get should you want a WP and can't wait for at least a couple of months... On the other hand, who the hell wants WP?

We have witnessed a couple of times in history when a company kills an OS, but this is the first time when an OS killed a company - especially the one of the size of Nokia. Now its too late to save them, they shot themselves in the head with WP - twice at that.

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  • 2012-07-05 00:55
  • pp@6

Why micro sim is considered as disadvantage? Anyone care to explain??

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  • 2012-07-05 00:51
  • nh7a

its dead on arrival window phone 7.8 won't be able to wun windows phone 8 apps

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  • 2012-07-05 00:49
  • Pv9c

GSMArena i think you are more loving and caring towards other OSs..you are making update such a huge issue..guess what lumia 900 will get a MAJOR update in form of WP 7.8..You are criticising this phone too much..you never criticised an ANDROID so much for not getting the update like SAMSUNG GALAXY S...It was only updated to 2.3 but Lumia got 2 MAJOR updates but you still have bad mouth for Nokia & WP and not Samsung & Android.. :/

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  • 2012-07-05 00:46
  • bJ2x

I was supposed to give bad comment after finished reading almost all comments are negative, wow... compare to N9, 808 or even N8... this phone lumia is just sucks big time!

Flop, you can go home now with your burning platform...

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  • 2012-07-05 00:19
  • 4r3V

looks like nokia will be using their backup plan if this is the best windows has to offer right now thank god for android lets hope nokia see sense and start making android devices and not put their companies hopes on a piss poor o/s like windows...

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  • 2012-07-04 23:56
  • iL}9

one of the most beautiful and evolutionary design ever! thought is form its 800 lumia !!

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  • 2012-07-04 23:36
  • sX17

This is ridiculous. They release their "flagship" android device and 1 day later announce that it will not be updated. So basically, you're buying a brick that will not even run all the new apps made for win8. Stephen Elop has only goal, reduce the value of nokia to the point it would make a cheap acquisition for Micro$oft. Well done Elop, *sshole.

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  • 2012-07-04 22:25
  • d$JZ

Nokia tries to convince you that you don't need a quad-core, then sell you a single-core phone for the price of a quad-core. That's how they always overprice their phones.

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  • 2012-07-04 22:12
  • wYB3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-04 18:41 from 2CS4 - click to readFYI,,,, Bada was Born dead and Samsung knows it and wasnt transfer to tizan, Tizan was NOKIA project then NOKIA drop it

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  • 2012-07-04 22:00
  • HBK5

The old adage “there is no replacement for displacement” doesn't hold true anymore, may it be vehicles or smartphones. It doesn't matter how many cores your device have, what counts is the real life performance. You don't base your device's performance on spec sheets, that's utterly immature and being feeble-minded. How old are you people anyway?

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  • 2012-07-04 20:29
  • v0qJ

The video recording is extremely sharp, but the autofocus is a bit annoying...

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  • 2012-07-04 20:28
  • L4D5

This phone in anyway cannot take nokia to no.1
AMK Inc.,

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  • 2012-07-04 20:07
  • rK9y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-04 18:41 from 2CS4 - click to readBada is Dead lolll wake up dude

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  • 2012-07-04 19:49
  • HBK5

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-04 12:24 from RKky - click to readSo, you bothered to comment... read?

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  • 2012-07-04 19:42
  • 0BI4

Beautiful paperweight @MS and nokia, job well done, I am so proud of you guys!

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  • 2012-07-04 18:49
  • bC70

Pfft, Samsung Wave 3 with Bada 2.0 and Samsung Apps is way better than this turd that Microsoft has forced Nokia to make ...

Ok that might be a bit harsh as both Wave 3 & Lumia 900 are the last of their respective major OS and body platform but the end result is that the Wave 3 is still the better of both handsets.

As for the Americans buying the Lumia 900 in big numbers, how many would of bought if they were told they would not get access to WPi ...

At least Samsung have said that Bada is being transformed into Tjzen and that the Wave 3 will get Tizen support ...

Stelhen Elop must be sacked ASAP for Nokia to survive.

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  • 2012-07-04 18:41
  • 2CS4

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