In a very competitive marketplace, smartphone manufacturers are always dreaming up some new way to prove to you how cool, powerful or tough their phones are. The Nokia Lumia 900 4G Windows smartphone has a layer of Gorilla Glass provided by Corning that is supposed to provide a level of scratch resistance, and Nokia recently put that claim to the extreme test. Mike Myers and Chris Ruble of the Finnish Nokia Corporation recently used the Lumia 900 as both the giving and receiving end of a hammer, without affecting the sturdy handset in the least. They first placed a nail onto the display as if it were a piece of wood, and hammered the nail repeatedly over and over onto different spots on the handset’s display. They then used the Nokia Lumia 900 as a hammer with the display side down, and drove a nail into a 2 x 4. The display showed no scratches or signs of wear, and the handset functioned as if it had never been touched.
Buy the Nokia Lumia 900 starting at $39.
That really raises the bar for other smartphone manufacturers to show just how tough their displays are, so we now know that simply being dropped in your purse or riding along in your pocket with your car keys is not going to intimidate the Gorilla Glass display in the least. The Nokia Lumia 900 is exclusive to the new AT&T 4G LTE wireless network, and is the first smartphone with the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system with LTE capability. Average in size but slightly heavier in weight than the average 4G smartphone, the display on board is the largest that Nokia has ever designed for a mobile handset.
The 4.30 inch AMOLED display delivers its visuals in 217 pixels per inch for an overall screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Standard capacitive, multitouch gestures are used to navigate the device, and more than 16 million individual colors are used when creating your visual display. Adding value to the already budget priced handset, Nokia recently announced that the Lumia 900 4G would be receiving exclusive software and applications that would roll-out throughout 2012. Golf lovers will appreciate the new PGA Tour app that launches in June and is exclusive to the handset for one year. Sports lovers will enjoy the ESPN hub application exclusive to that handset until May 2013, and bargain hunters can save money thanks to the special Groupon Coupon application that launches this summer.
On the hardware side of things, the Scorpion central processor has been clocked at 1.4 GHz, an Adreno 205 graphics chip joins the CPU in the Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon microchip suite, 512 MB of RAM memory is present and 16 GB of user accessible data storage is built into the handset. In the camera combo, a Carl Zeiss optics package delivers continuous autofocus while video recording, and 720P HD resolution video capture is offered from the rear mounted 8.0 megapixel camcorder. A front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam is also present. Buy the Nokia Lumia 900 starting at $39.