Got the Nokia Lumia 900 today.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by GKDAIR, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Knowing fully well the new 920s would be here in a couple of weeks, I signed up for the Lumia 900.

    It's plenty responsive and I have an ipad 3 and macbook air, im moving and couldn't afford the 150 dollar 920 so I went with the 900 instead.

    I really love it so far, the tiles are great and it has all the apps that I use. A little confusing to navigate after being with Iphone for so long, but I still love this phone so far.
     
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    Glad you enjoy it, Windows Mango is still a very responsive OS, and for free its a pretty great deal.
     
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    ChrisTX

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    A great handset, but the only problem is the lack of upgrades. Microsoft, and Nokia said this handset won't get the WP8 upgrade. Either way, enjoy your device!
     
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    I love my 900, the app store is weaker, but it has the key ones i use, and i love the outlook and office integration it has for work. I am a bit sad that it wont get windows phone 8, but the phone works great for me now so its not a big deal, plus when i got mine it was like 50 bucks and I had some ms store gift cards so I got it for free lol.
     
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    How much is the 900 on contract right now?
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Its free on amazon and att I think, I know Im getting one for my mom since she just needs a basic smartphone to read class emails, etc. for school. Figured Windows Phone is easy enough to learn and she doesnt want an iPhone.
     
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    SlCKB0Y

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    You just bought a 900? ooouucchh! It's a completely dead platform...
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    People still buy the iPhone 4 for free on contract cause they just want a simple phone and not pay, I can understand why they do, 900 is a nice phone just like the 4 is, not like they are 10 years old lol
     
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    Exactly, the 900 is only a few months old.
     
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    SlCKB0Y

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    Yea but the iPhone 4 is still gets OS updates and has hundreds of thousands of Apps to choose from.
     
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    True, although the 900 will get the new windows phone 8 home screen and some other updates with 7.8, nokia also has some exclusive apps it will release, I am not saying it sucks it wont get the new OS but its a good phone as is.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Do you have Siri or Turn by Turn? Apple folks love claiming they get all these updates but theyre no better than the 7.8 update that the WP7 phones will be getting.
     
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    Really?? Office integration was a selling point for your PHONE?

    How often will you honestly use that on such a small screen?
     
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    It is pretty useful to make quick changes to a document on the go. I wish the iWork suite is preinstalled on iOS devices.
     
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    It allows me to pull up documents to read on the go when i am away from my work laptop. there no converting or anything for office files, just pulls them up, I can make small changes but its more for the ability to look over other work and approve or send back stuff to be fixed. The integration of the office suit and email on the phone has been really nice for work stuff.

    I am not saying i would type out a 100 page document on it, but it is an added bonus.
     
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    And how often in the course of a typical month for you would you need to do that? Not counting times when you have access to your laptop or desktop.

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    I understand what it allows, my question is just how practical is it on such a small screen? And how often in a month would you use it?
     
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    Should've gotten like the 820 which is cheaper, at least a device with WP8 :/
     
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    I played around with the Lumia 800 for a week and loved it. Then I routed my HTC HD2 to WP7.8 (Nokia flavor) and to me it looks pretty much the same. Other then you can now do 4 tiles in a row I didn't notice much difference.

    Quite amazing how fluid WP7.8 runs on that very old hardware.

    Best IMHO is Nokia Drive. My rootset came with 2.0 - not that good - which I upgraded to 3.0 - way better! (Still I can only navigate to an address and can not go to points on a map).

    Even though WP8 comes out, I wouldn't hesitate to get the 900 if the price is right.
     
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    SlCKB0Y

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    I'm not an iOS user but missing a few features in the latest release of an OS (both of which can be replaced by third party apps), is not the same thing.

    iPhone 4 has already been through 2 major iOS updates and will likely get at least one more if the 3GS is anything to go by. Even considering this, I wouldn't buy an iPhone 4 at this stage in it's lifecycle either.

    The 900 was essentially obsolete on the software front at the time of release thanks to the stupidly timed MS announcement. The folks at Nokia would have every right be be extremely mad.
     

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