Back in the day, Nokia was the top smartphone manufacturer but with the entry of Apple’s iPhone and the other Android-powered devices into the market, the Finnish smartphone manufacturer gto relegated to the background. It got its second lease at life when Nokia entered into a strategic alliance with software giant Microsoft and shifted its focus to coming up with Windows Phone handsets in the form of its Lumia line of smartphones.
In US shores, Nokia recently launched its Nokia Lumia 900 4G handset via AT&T and since getting released last month, the handset has been out of stock most of the time. Looking back, the handset was released on a Sunday which also coincided with a national holiday, a practice unheard of in the smartphone world, but this did not stop the Nokia Lumia 900 4G from instantly going to the top of the smartphone leaderboards and claiming the first and third spots in the bestseller list of a popular online retailer.
Buy the Nokia Lumia 900 starting at $49.
And more recently, Nokia US president Chris Weber confirmed that the sales of the Nokia Lumia 900 4G has been outpacing the supply of the handset. According to the head honcho, the handset’s sellout in AT&T stores is not a simple case of not having enough stocks of the Nokia Lumia 900 4G in their inventory because there is little interest or demand for the handset. It is actually the opposite of that because demand is significantly higher than the available supply of the device. Weber cited the demand for the cyan colorway of the handset as an example wherein a handset with a totally different design aesthetic essentially stands out and people tend to want that.
And with the recent release of DisplayMate’s test results that the Nokia Lumia 900 4G is the smartphone with the best display in the whole smartphone market beating other heavyweights such as the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S, demand for the handset would definitely become higher. If you are having a hard time getting your hands on the Nokia Lumia 900 4G from AT&T brick and mortar stores, a popular online retailer still has stocks of the handset in all the available colorways. Not only that, the handset is even cheaper at the online retailer where it is offered for only $49.99 with a new two year contract with AT&T.
Under the hood, the Nokia Lumia 900 4G comes with a QualComm APQ8055 SnapDragon chipset which powers its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system. In addition to that, a 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor works in conjunction with 512 MB of RAM to deliver a smooth performance for the handset. It also has a dedicated Adreno 205 graphics chip to handle stick graphical situations. Its internal memory is pegged at 16GB and its 4.3-inch display is of the AMOLED variety and is fashioned from Gorilla Glass for scratch resistance. The display has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and is powered by ClearBlack Display technology. The Nokia Lumia 900 4G also has a rear-facing 8MP camera and a 1.3MP webcam at its front panel. Buy the Nokia Lumia 900 starting at $49.