February 13, 2012 By: admin
Two new XDA forum additions to mention today: the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Motorola Droid 4. The Lumia 900 is a Windows Phone 7.5 phone with similar slick hardware to what is found on the Lumia 800. The 900 is nearly identical to the 800 except that is has a larger screen and AT&T LTE capability. The Droid 4, on the other hand, is the fourth-generation of one of the first Android phones ever, the Motorola Droid. It has an improved keyboard layout and design over the Droid 3, plus it adds a faster 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP CPU.
January 10, 2012 By: liwen
Just about a year ago, Nokia announced that it would be going with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 OS as its operating-system-of-choice going forward. The resulting devices have been quite impressive, with the first being the Lumia 800, now shipping in Europe, and now the Lumia 900, available as the first Windows Phone Mango device with LTE in the coming months on AT&T. XDA TV spent some time with both of these new devices at CES 2012 and found build quality to be top-notch and performance to be impressive thanks to the single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4GHz CPU with 512MB of RAM. Click on for the video! READ ON »
It’s no secret that Windows Phone 7 hasn’t exactly taken off. Yes, we have a vibrant hacking community in our midst, and the revolutionary Metro interface is nothing short of spectacular; but for some reason or another, the sales figures have simply not kept pace with Google and Apple’s juggernauts. While part of this is due to Microsoft’s late arrival to the modern smartphone OS party, I wager that the lack of a killer flagship device is also holding back the OS. After all, Google has the Nexus line and Apple obviously has its iPhone.
Stephen Elop believes that Nokia can change all this. To that end, Nokia has just launched the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango-powered Lumia 900, which mates a large 4.3″ ClearBlack AMOLED screen with a powerful 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor. In addition, this svelte device will be compatible with AT&T’s nascent 4G LTE network, and will feature a gargantuan 1830 mAh battery to back it up. For those who aren’t lucky enough to live in an area graced by AT&T’s LTE, the Lumia 900 also features HSPA+ connectivity. The camera’s no slouch either, featuring f/2.2 Carl Zeiss optics and a wide-angle 28mm focal length backing up an 8-MP sensor. And of course, all of this is wrapped in a deliciously designed poly-carbonate casing that only Nokia could whip up.
Are you salivating yet? Judging by the sheer awesomeness of its predecessor, the Lumia 800, Nokia’s latest offering brings much needed device lust to the Windows Phone ecosystem.