The Nokia Lumia 900 4G Windows smartphone has been receiving accolades even since before it debuted on April 8 of this year on the AT&T 4G network. One of the first smartphones with a Windows operating system to support LTE connectivity, the Nokia Lumia 900 4G Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handset that is offered in a White, Black or Cyan body has already reached 1 million units in sales. AT&T recently reduced the retail price tag of the Lumia 900 4G to $39 with a standard new two-year activation at select retailers, and a couple of other feathers have been added to the Lumia 900′s cap in recent days.
Buy the Nokia Lumia 900 starting at $39.
Youtube video blogger Techcraver posted a video this past week in which he uses the Nokia Lumia 900 4G handset as both the giving and receiving end of a hammer. Nokia certainly doesn’t recommend this behavior, but the video shows in excruciating detail how scratch-proof and heavy-duty the layer of Gorilla Glass is which protects the screen on the handset. With the handset display side up on a workbench, a nail was hammered repeatedly onto the face of the Lumia 900. Then, the handset itself is used as a hammer, as the display side is banged repetitively against the head of the nail, driving it into a 2 x 4 piece of lumber. After this torture test, no scratches were seen, and the handset worked just as if it had never been put through this horrific display of protection.
Arriving a little before this video aired was the recent Consumer Reports recommendation of the Lumia 900 4G Windows smartphone as a “Top Buy.” Receiving an approval from what has been one of the top independent product reviewers both online and off has certainly got to make Nokia and AT&T very happy. The Windows Phone operating system on board is the most recent version, 7.5 Mango, and it joins the largest Nokia smartphone display ever designed as well as a Carl Zeiss camera optics package as a unique trifecta of features found nowhere else.
The display on board is 4.30 inches, and delivers a pixel density of 217 pixels per inch, displaying visuals in more than 16 million unique colors. Overall screen resolution runs 480 x 800 pixels, and the above-mentioned protective Gorilla Glass overcoats the display. 512 MB of RAM memory and 16 GB of built-in, user accessible storage are on board, a graphics specific chip handles all the graphics duties, with the CPU on board clocked at 1.4 GHz.
Carl Zeiss optics allow for extra-wide video capture and snapshots, and continuous autofocus while recording video, and the rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder provides 720P HD resolution video recording. Touch to focus, autofocus, video stabilizing, exposure control and Geo tagging features are also present. The front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam also provides portrait snapshot capabilities. Buy the Nokia Lumia 900 starting at $39.