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    My contract ends up soon on AT&T and I have been deciding what Windows Phone is the best. Are the special Nokia apps and the design make it a better phone than the Titan 2's bigger screen and 16MP camera better?

    I currently have the Samsung Focus Flash and don't want another Samsung (Android or Windows Phone) since any Samsung phone I buy has problems.

    Please post your thoughts below! I really can't decide!
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    Personally I would go for the Lumia 900. I feel as if Nokia actually cares about Windows Phone enough to keep the user experience satisfying for us consumers. I'd say Nokia Drive, Maps and Transit are pretty good, Creative Studio, CNN and the Play To (beta) are nice, and Nokia Reader is a good prospect. On their own these apps make the Lumia fairly robust, add on the other app options (FB, WhatsApp, Skype, etc) and you're good to go.

    Chances are Nokia will continue pushing out new apps for the Lumia-series, down the line they might even leverage support from the likes of Rovio.
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    I am a fairly big fan of HTC, so I do not want to just say go with the Nokia. But there have been a ton of bugs and sub-par problems with the original Titan, so the 900 gets the edge to start. But I sure would look at the Titan 2 and see if:

    1) Call quality is vastly improved. HTC usually has great call quality with their devices, which makes the Titan 1 and it's problems really strange. I am betting it is much stronger with #2, and then it is just if the 900 is better or not.

    2) What does the 16 MP camera on the T2 actually bring? The camera on the T1 was outstanding. I am concerned that they are messing with one of the best parts of their product. We know Nokia has great cameras, so again just compare.

    3) The HTC Hub is a good selling point, and Nokia is making a lot of it's exclusives available to all WP devices as part of it's support for Microsoft (truly is a win/win with this team up). So, while Nokia will have the best support, do not think HTC is a slouch.

    Overall, if I had to choose sight unseen, I would pick the Nokia. But a few months ago if pressed, I would have picked the Titan over the Focus S sight unseen. Once I was in the AT&T store in Champaigne IL testing them both out, the Focus S was easliy the best device for me. I am not saying the 900 isn't the clubhouse leader, I am just saying do not write off HTC, which was the standard bearer for WP long before Nokia got the flag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowmutt View Post
    I am a fairly big fan of HTC, so I do not want to just say go with the Nokia. But there have been a ton of bugs and sub-par problems with the original Titan, so the 900 gets the edge to start. But I sure would look at the Titan 2 and see if:

    1) Call quality is vastly improved. HTC usually has great call quality with their devices, which makes the Titan 1 and it's problems really strange. I am betting it is much stronger with #2, and then it is just if the 900 is better or not.

    2) What does the 16 MP camera on the T2 actually bring? The camera on the T1 was outstanding. I am concerned that they are messing with one of the best parts of their product. We know Nokia has great cameras, so again just compare.

    3) The HTC Hub is a good selling point, and Nokia is making a lot of it's exclusives available to all WP devices as part of it's support for Microsoft (truly is a win/win with this team up). So, while Nokia will have the best support, do not think HTC is a slouch.

    Overall, if I had to choose sight unseen, I would pick the Nokia. But a few months ago if pressed, I would have picked the Titan over the Focus S sight unseen. Once I was in the AT&T store in Champaigne IL testing them both out, the Focus S was easliy the best device for me. I am not saying the 900 isn't the clubhouse leader, I am just saying do not write off HTC, which was the standard bearer for WP long before Nokia got the flag.
    So some of the Nokia apps will may be available on non-Nokia Windows Phones?
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    I really don't care which as long as you aren't getting a crappy Android or iPhone. Just comes down to what you like more, if you want a really big screen then go with the titan 2, if you want some apps a few months early then go with the 900.
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    Not all Nokia apps with go to Non-Nokia phones though. Just a few.

    Posted from my Samsung Focus Windows Phone.
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    The Nokia looks gorgeous, but I wonder how much they've sacrificed for style (the complaints of micro-USB port covers snapping off the 800 are concerning). And I've heard that the 800's camera wasn't as good as the name brand and specs would make it sound, whereas I've heard great stuff about the Titan's camera.

    If you can deal with the massive form factor of the HTC, I'd go with it. But I don't think either is necessarily a bad choice.
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    Im getting which ever comes out first and if same day. Im leaning towards HTC titan II unless lumia blows me away in person, which it might.

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    Lumia 900
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    Hard to say I have both a Nokia Lumia 710 and an HTC HD7.. The build is decent with the HD7 however there is no I mean no volume at all playing a video or a game may as well put the cans on because you wont hear a thing. the 710 has volume and plenty of it based on that and based on the apps and how each company is committed to the OS..I would have to toss my hat into the Nokia ring. The design of the 900 is fresh and exciting the Design of the HTC to me looks like every other HTC... I'll wait for the chance that 900 hits T-MO by middle summer. Because I will not switch to AT&T for nothing.
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    After the original Titan and it's plaguing issues, then figure in Nokia is getting priority with exclusive apps as well as Nokia's own apps, the answer is pretty clear I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahuna Cowboy View Post
    After the original Titan and it's plaguing issues, then figure in Nokia is getting priority with exclusive apps as well as Nokia's own apps, the answer is pretty clear I think.
    That was confusing. The European Titan seemed to be fine, but the U.S. model seemed to have issues.
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    Simple for me 900!
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    I honestly was thinking about holding out till Apollo but the more I see the 900 the more excited about having it i get. Dont get me wrong I like the Titan II, but the problem is that it looks exactly like all the android phones out there. that is what I like about the 900. it doesnt look like anything out there. so when i bust it out people wont mistake it for something else. they will say whoa dude what phone is that! which is why I am voting 900!
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    900. It's not even a contest

    Nokia: legendary phone-building pedigree, legendary support, GORGEOUS design, clear black SAMOLED, etc.

    HTC: iffy build quality, crap support, generic, recycled android design, screen's pretty good though.
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    Well the 900 is not perfect. It's pretty heavy in the hand, scratches easily, is a fingerprint magnet (screen and device itself), pretty large for a 4'3 screen, questionable camera quality (certainly not as impressive as Titan 2).

    With that being said it does a lot of things well.
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    I'm going to have to vote for the Lumia 900.

    Lumia 900--------------------Titan II----------------------------Winner
    CB-SAMOLED--------------S-LCD----------------------------L900
    Polycarbonate--------------Metallic Unibody---------------L900 (though, T2 is nice, too)
    Non-removable battery---Removable battery------------T2
    Tons of Exclusive apps--HTC Hub/Sound Enhancer--L900
    Carl Zeiss Cam-------------16GB Camera-------------------No idea, but probably the T2.

    Bottom line is that the Nokia is going to look better (beautiful design plus Clear Black might be the most beautiful screen I've ever seen), have better app support (Maps, Drive, Music, EA-partnership), most likely will have better build quality (although my last two phones have been HTCs [Imagio and Trophy], I would not dare say that they have high build quality), and will be well known by AT&T employees. I would really like some comparisons of the cameras, though.

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    The T2 battery is also non-removeable, FYI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldpueblo View Post
    The T2 battery is also non-removeable, FYI.
    Oh wow. Then that is definitely a vote for the L900, then, although I think that will get rid of a lot of the problems that the original Titan had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexanderJJJ View Post
    So some of the Nokia apps will may be available on non-Nokia Windows Phones?
    eventually!
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    Nokia apps+support > HTC apps+support.
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    Thanks for your help guys. Still considering both phones though. One thing I don't like about the Lumia 900 is the fact that it uses a micro-sim and if I got another phone (which most likely won't use a micro-sim), I have to get another sim card. I can't just take the sim card out of the Lumia 900 and put into another phone because it's not the right size.

    I do like both designs, but not so sure if the Titan 2 screen is to big or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexanderJJJ View Post
    Thanks for your help guys. Still considering both phones though. One thing I don't like about the Lumia 900 is the fact that it uses a micro-sim and if I got another phone (which most likely won't use a micro-sim), I have to get another sim card. I can't just take the sim card out of the Lumia 900 and put into another phone because it's not the right size.

    I do like both designs, but not so sure if the Titan 2 screen is to big or not.
    The Titan (and Titan 2) aren't nearly as big in person as they look in photos. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to hold when I looked at one in person. I was expecting to feel like I was holding a Kindle Fire to my face, and it wasn't anything like that. It's roomy, but not obnoxious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexanderJJJ View Post
    Thanks for your help guys. Still considering both phones though. One thing I don't like about the Lumia 900 is the fact that it uses a micro-sim and if I got another phone (which most likely won't use a micro-sim), I have to get another sim card. I can't just take the sim card out of the Lumia 900 and put into another phone because it's not the right size.

    I do like both designs, but not so sure if the Titan 2 screen is to big or not.
    This isn't necessarily true, there are websites that show you how to cut down your SIM to micro size without damaging it. Then you keep the cut out shape as an adapter if you want to use it full size again. I had a friend with a micro SIM borrow my Samsung focus and he just taped his in place.
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    I'd had my HD7 crash and require a battery pull a couple times so without a removable battery, the Nokia could never be a consideration to me. Also had my iPod Touch crash and I had to let the battery completely drain itself before I could use it. Don't want to have to do that with a smartphone I depend on, when I'm out an about. Not a risk I'm willing to take :-<

    The Titan is too big, especially with such a low screen resolution.
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