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  1. henilp89's Avatar
    i luv mine. its soo awesome! :D
    04-07-2012 01:51 PM
  2. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    Day one of my first heavy use day. It lasted from about 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM with heavy use most of the day, and I could have lasted a bit longer, since it just went into battery save mode. I am real impressed with the display, I took it out to direct sunlight and it didn't looked washed out and dim. It feels really nice in my hand, and it is not a big burden when in pocket. The vibrate works better than any other phone I've had, I noticed immediately in the movie theater I got new email/messages. Zero complaints through the first 36 hours of usage. I did have an issue with AT&T network, my data quit working after about 30 minutes of usage. Other than that, no problems.
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    04-08-2012 01:13 AM
  3. steve70's Avatar
    First impressions.. I still have my Titan but tested out my best friends....WOW! I thought my screen was good compared to my Arrive. Now I understand this clear black thing. The display is simply awesome! Most negative things I read I actually liked. I prefer the soft key lights turning off (I was using at night) The power button seemed instantly natural right where it is. Felt right at home in my front pocket as my Titan does (note..not wearing skinny jeans lol) Even though the size is similar to my Titan, this phone is very comfortable and the soft keys just slightly closer made one hand operation even easier. Dealing with sheet polycarbonate every day at work I applaud the use of this nearly indestructible product that feels good in hand yet this phone still has a quality heft to it. Lastly, we did laugh a little trying out the clunky vibrate complaint. Does sound a little bit like it's on it's last leg. Didn't even mention the Cyan color! If I didn't have my Titan unlocked it would be sitting in my smartphone museum "junk drawer" alongside my Mogul,TP,TP2,EVO, and Arrive and it still just might.
    04-08-2012 02:27 AM
  4. diegosalinas's Avatar
    So far so good. I apologize for the long post. :)

    I live in a LTE city and unplugged my phone at 7am yesterday. All day out and about, I had 2 email accts set to push, frequent People Hub peeks/refreshes, all afternoon I constantly was using the camera which was set to auto upload to Skydrive, I uploaded a few pics to Facebook, 20m phone call, frequent texts and sporadic email, used the browser just twice for a few mins (not a big web browser user), used Nokia Drive for a 15m journey with screen on the whole time, and finally almost an hour at the end of my day lost that hour of my life playing Wordament (addictive!).

    I still had 36% battery left when I plugged back in at 1130pm.

    A similar day using my Skyrocket I had to switch out the battery by 2pm.

    I was very surprised that I still had juice so late in the day. Considering my typical day is only frequent Facebook/Twitter viewing, texts, and light web browsing, I believe the Lumia will continue to keep up with my usage.

    I am slowly getting used to not pulling up Facebook/Twitter as an app. People Hub gives me the same info in an easier to read format. I like the quick hit aspect of it. I love Groups in the People Hub. I know Android 4.0 has something very similar but never seen it in use by friends who have the Galaxy Nexus. Groups allows me to fulfill that filter urge when it arises.

    Hardware, I'm still getting used to the weight. I still fear dropping it. The Skyrocket is a feather compared to the Lumia. I thought the power button being on the side was stupid. But, now that I have the phone, it makes sense. My thumb (i'm right handed) naturally goes to the middle of the phone.

    As soon it came out of the box, I cut a piece of transparent tape and placed over the long chrome strip section. A bit ghetto but unless you view at certain angle, you can't really tell tape is on there. The tiny circular area above the camera lens I can already see scratches. That I can live with because you have to cram your face up to that area to even see it.

    I love that the speaker is on the bottom of phone. No muffling of sound when placed face up on surface. My Skyrocket speaker is on the back and always had to flip it when listening to music. Face up I can look at screen if need be. The speaker is loud. Indoors, I have it set to 10 (of 30) and I can hear it easily across my living room. Listening to music, if there was a lot of bass, above 15 sounded a bit distorted.

    When I called someone, all was fine to me. They were loud and clear even when I moved from my apt to outside to my car. I had the earpiece set to 5 (of 10) and cranking up higher just hurt my ear as the person was talking. And, got a bit muffled.

    Camera...I know it's been a polarizing topic. For my needs, it meets them. I normally mess with filters and overlays in my photos so I am going to change the look of it anyway in the end. The originals are more just a canvas for me. Yes, there are reasons why the camera should be better. But, it isn't so why waste time complaining? Get the iPhone 4s if the camera is the end all for you or wait for the next Windows Phone release and see what happens. I just didn't realize there were so many photographers with very particular demands out there :P

    My gut feeling is this is not the flagship Windows Phone. This is the model to get the everyday folk to use Windows Phone. The true flagship phone aimed at high end i.e. picky*****es users is coming. But, they won't bother releasing it right now with the state of Windows Phone in the US. The name of the game at the moment is market share. iPhone can get away with high dollar price tags (even at subsidy). Windows Phone cannot. Hence, a "cheaper" phone that still carries bang for its buck.

    For the everyday user, if they give the Lumia 900 (and Windows Phone) a chance, will like it. Especially for free (or $99).
    04-08-2012 12:19 PM
  5. cgo88's Avatar
    I have loved Windows Phone since I first got the Dell Venue Pro last year (I've owned Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows phones). Was prepared to order an unlocked Lumia 800 but once I heard about the Lumia 900 coming to the US on AT&T, I knew I'd be switching carriers.

    I'm coming from a Dell Venue Pro (T-Mobile) which was a bit on the heavy side, so weight is definitely not an issue for me. I loved my DVP, but I can honestly say I'm glad that I have the Lumia 900 now. For whatever reason I never received the 8107 update (disappearing keyboard fix) and glad to be rid of that. At first I didn't notice, but in the last few weeks it's been getting worse.

    Love:
    -Color options: I wanted the white one, but honestly I was too impatient to wait..so I went with black (boring, I know). Also, love the matte texture.
    -Screen is VIBRANT
    -Pretty fluid for me, my DVP was getting choppy during scrolling
    -Battery life rocks! Not in an LTE area so I can't test it on that, but use on 4G and wifi has been great
    -Call/speaker quality = amazing, not a single drop yet. Playing music thru the speaker has been a joy.
    -Camera quality: I know there's been complaints of that but I've taken a few shots and I'm happy with the results. Not a big camera user, so this is a non-issue for me.
    -Front facing camera is great! Was on Skype with my mom who is teaching overseas, she said my video was really clear.

    Of course there are some [minor] gripes (most of which have been mentioned already):
    -Charging port location: slowly getting used to this
    -Yes, the camera portion will scratch. Ordered a case, and can't wait til that comes in
    -Haptic feedback on capacitive buttons: a little annoying, but I've gotten used to it. Though I wouldn't be adverse to an update that allowed me to disable it...
    -I JUST got an iOttie car mount last weekend, which worked perfect with my DVP since the only buttons on the side were the volume rockers and camera. Now that the lock screen button is on the side as well it's pretty difficult to mount the phone without 1) turning off my phone, 2) activating the camera. Hopefully, the case I ordered will combat this (ordered the same case my AT&T sales rep had, and the buttons were a bit difficult to reach which should put them out of harms way)

    Finally...
    16 GB of internal memory has been my greatest gripe! I have a ton of music I've accumulated over the years. I was spoiled by my DVP which I expanded to 32 GB and had about 9GB left in memory. I've never used a Zune pass, so I've been using the trial which has helped me to cut down on the music. I've also downloaded Gooroovster (Google music app) and uploaded all my music. All-in-all the decrease in on board storage has taught me moderation.


    Overall, I'm a very happy camper. The issues I have aren't major enough to warrant buyers remorse. I chalk most of it up to a change in form factor. Hopefully most will have as great an experience as I have.
    Last edited by cgo88; 04-09-2012 at 12:32 AM.
    04-08-2012 04:58 PM
  6. eastbayrae's Avatar
    More whining on The Verge:

    The Lumia 900 is indeed my next, but here's the problem | The Verge Forums

    The real issue is he is an app ***** and needs some rehab.
    04-09-2012 03:10 AM
  7. chrise2's Avatar
    I thought I'd share some of my initial impressions of the 900. I got the phone on Friday having never seen it or any Windows Phone before.

    - I love the screen. Would it be nicer if the resolution was higher? Sure. But in pretty much everything but web browsing, you don't even notice it. What really stood out for me was the colors and that oh so black black. Simply amazing. Also, coming from an iPhone, I love having the larger screen.

    - The phone itself is great. I love the build of the device. I haven't had a Nokia phone since the '90s and boy have they sure changed. My only gripe is the camera. However, I do love having a dedicated camera button again. And a 2 stage one at that.

    - I can't vouch for battery life yet. Most people are saying its great. So far, its been pretty miserable for me. However, I haven't been away from an AT&T MicroCell yet and from what I've read, they have fantastic power sucking properties. I'll be at work today in NYC so I'll see how it goes as well as AT&T's LTE performance.

    - My initial impressions on the Windows Phone OS. Love it. I love how it blends together all of your accounts. It takes some getting used to and I'm still figuring it all out, but its real slick. I like the live tiles and the lock screen.

    - Not being an iOS device takes its toll. Steve Jobs did a good job of getting people sucked in. No more streaming to AppleTV, No more Facetime or iMessage and goodbye iCloud. I have found workarounds for most of these so I'm not letting it get me down. The only exception being my Bose headphones designed for the iPhone. They only work as headphones. The mic and buttons don't work. I had to revert to my old Blackberry headset. I haven't tested the mic yet, but the button works at least.

    - The lack of apps will take some getting used to, though most of the big things are available. I wanted to Skype my sister yesterday for Easter, but couldn't find it in the Marketplace quick yesterday. Though I did find the beta this morning. Next Easter. :)

    Some questions for the people with Windows Phone experience:

    - Is there a way to take a screen shot from the phone like you can with an iOS device?
    - Is it just me or does it seem apps in the Marketplace are more expensive in general? I guess developers have to charge more because of the lack of user volume.
    - On other devices, I've found that using WiFi when available helps battery life. Is the same true for this and other Windows Phones?
    04-09-2012 06:48 AM
  8. chrise2's Avatar
    Just got in range of LTE. 20 Meg down / 5 Meg up. Sweet.
    04-09-2012 07:20 AM
  9. cgo88's Avatar
    I thought I'd share some of my initial impressions of the 900. I got the phone on Friday having never seen it or any Windows Phone before.

    - I love the screen. Would it be nicer if the resolution was higher? Sure. But in pretty much everything but web browsing, you don't even notice it. What really stood out for me was the colors and that oh so black black. Simply amazing. Also, coming from an iPhone, I love having the larger screen.

    - The phone itself is great. I love the build of the device. I haven't had a Nokia phone since the '90s and boy have they sure changed. My only gripe is the camera. However, I do love having a dedicated camera button again. And a 2 stage one at that.

    - I can't vouch for battery life yet. Most people are saying its great. So far, its been pretty miserable for me. However, I haven't been away from an AT&T MicroCell yet and from what I've read, they have fantastic power sucking properties. I'll be at work today in NYC so I'll see how it goes as well as AT&T's LTE performance.

    - My initial impressions on the Windows Phone OS. Love it. I love how it blends together all of your accounts. It takes some getting used to and I'm still figuring it all out, but its real slick. I like the live tiles and the lock screen.

    - Not being an iOS device takes its toll. Steve Jobs did a good job of getting people sucked in. No more streaming to AppleTV, No more Facetime or iMessage and goodbye iCloud. I have found workarounds for most of these so I'm not letting it get me down. The only exception being my Bose headphones designed for the iPhone. They only work as headphones. The mic and buttons don't work. I had to revert to my old Blackberry headset. I haven't tested the mic yet, but the button works at least.

    - The lack of apps will take some getting used to, though most of the big things are available. I wanted to Skype my sister yesterday for Easter, but couldn't find it in the Marketplace quick yesterday. Though I did find the beta this morning. Next Easter. :)

    Some questions for the people with Windows Phone experience:

    - Is there a way to take a screen shot from the phone like you can with an iOS device?
    - Is it just me or does it seem apps in the Marketplace are more expensive in general? I guess developers have to charge more because of the lack of user volume.
    - On other devices, I've found that using WiFi when available helps battery life. Is the same true for this and other Windows Phones?
    For screen capture I believe someone over on XDA developed a homebrew app called Screen Capturer v3 that allows you to do so. Though your phone needs to be developer unlocked so you can sideload the XAP.
    04-09-2012 04:58 PM
  10. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    This is kind of the problem with Windows Phone. Even something so basic as screen capture is a pain in the *** to do, or impossible. I like the stability of WP and the speedy performance. Am planning on getting a cheap WP phone for my mom, who has a hard enough time finding the contacts list on a regular phone. However, the typical consumer is growing more tech savvy and you can't use the baby boomer slow with technology WP would be great! excuse anymore as the new generation of old people can do more than just talk and text.
    Well I don't think it was on purpose, they just probably didn't get around to it because it wasn't their top priority.

    Now I think iPhone had it since iOS 2.0, but Android when I last had it (9 months ago?) didn't have that feature. Though I think Samsung Android devices have it built in though, and there are apps for taking screenshots on Android.
    04-11-2012 02:39 AM
  11. VernonEL's Avatar
    I'm not going to retype a summary my first impressions, and if I copy and paste, it would be an enormous post. Here is a shameless self-promoting plug for the website I contribute to, and my initial impressions of the Nokia Lumia 900:
    First Impressions: Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone Glance and Go Radio
    04-11-2012 07:39 AM
  12. JetLife87's Avatar
    A nice new improvement I've noticed coming from a Samsung Omnia 7 is the improved PDF support. PDFs that I couldn't open before I now can. Also, PDFs you view are now integrated into the office hub.

    Pretty cool
    04-11-2012 11:50 AM
  13. androsooner's Avatar
    Here are my first impressions after using the Lumia 900 since April 6th. I was using an HTC Evo 4g on Sprint and I was getting tired of my phone locking up, app force closes, and slow speeds/lack of coverage.

    Overall I love the phone and have not had any problems with it.

    Hardware: I'm not a fan of the power button on the side, but I'm starting to get used to it. I wish we could turn off the haptic feedback on the capacitive buttons. I also miss my notification LED's but it is by no means a deal breaker.

    Screen: I love the display, I wouldn't mind a little better resolution but even tiny text is still quite crisp.

    Windows Phone OS: I definitely miss some of the android features. Here are a few examples:

    Making custom ringtones out of my music collection was much easier on my Evo.

    The ability to delete more than one photo at a time was nice on my Evo.

    I would like to be able to easily add photos as my background on my live tiles.

    I would like more color options and icon designs for the live tiles.

    I wish we could get a 32GB version since I am already down to less than 5 GB memory left.

    Creating a playlist entirely on the phone is not very easy to do and I haven't figured out how to modify existing playlists without using my PC.

    I do like many things about the OS. It is by far a more visually appealing OS than my android phone. I love the entire Zune music player experience. All of my apps are much nicer looking. I was also concerned about the lack of Pandora on WP7, but I found an app called Radio Controlled that I like much better than the regular Android Pandora app. The lack of Swype was nearly a dealbreaker for me, but I am quite impressed with the ease of use with the WP7 keyboard.

    Camera: I have been a little disappointed with the camera, but I have started using the tap to focus instead of the shutter button and my shots have VASTLY improved. I have not experienced any of the haziness that some users have posted. I posted some pics in the photo "sticky" thread that were representative of the average shots that I have been taking with the 900. I am also quite happy with the video quality and the quality of the front facing camera.

    Data Connection/Voice Calls: This phone is getting better voice reception than several other folks at my work that have other AT&T phones (including iphones). The LTE speeds are phenomenal! I am consistently getting 18-25 Mbits download speeds. I used to drop at least one call a day on Sprint and I haven't dropped any calls since I got this phone!

    Misc: I have been playing around with Nokia Drive. I like this app better than my Google Navigation app on my HTC. There is one issue, it will not provide voice guided directions unless the screen remains on. I hope you have a charger with you if you are needing to use this app.

    Lastly, I have been unable to get the mic to work on any set of wired earbuds with mic. Nokia advised that I would have to buy their set of Purity headphones. If anyone finds any less expensive headphones with mic that work with the Lumia 900, please let me know.
    04-11-2012 11:43 PM
  14. cba191's Avatar

    Making custom ringtones out of my music collection was much easier on my Evo.
    easyring&music. You can't make a ringtone from the music on the phone, but making them from youtube is a piece of cake. :)

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...9-1913f97064b5
    04-11-2012 11:49 PM
  15. cgo88's Avatar
    Here are my first impressions after using the Lumia 900 since April 6th. I was using an HTC Evo 4g on Sprint and I was getting tired of my phone locking up, app force closes, and slow speeds/lack of coverage.

    Overall I love the phone and have not had any problems with it.

    Hardware: I'm not a fan of the power button on the side, but I'm starting to get used to it. I wish we could turn off the haptic feedback on the capacitive buttons. I also miss my notification LED's but it is by no means a deal breaker.

    Screen: I love the display, I wouldn't mind a little better resolution but even tiny text is still quite crisp.

    Windows Phone OS: I definitely miss some of the android features. Here are a few examples:

    Making custom ringtones out of my music collection was much easier on my Evo.

    The ability to delete more than one photo at a time was nice on my Evo.

    I would like to be able to easily add photos as my background on my live tiles.

    I would like more color options and icon designs for the live tiles.

    I wish we could get a 32GB version since I am already down to less than 5 GB memory left.

    Creating a playlist entirely on the phone is not very easy to do and I haven't figured out how to modify existing playlists without using my PC.

    I do like many things about the OS. It is by far a more visually appealing OS than my android phone. I love the entire Zune music player experience. All of my apps are much nicer looking. I was also concerned about the lack of Pandora on WP7, but I found an app called Radio Controlled that I like much better than the regular Android Pandora app. The lack of Swype was nearly a dealbreaker for me, but I am quite impressed with the ease of use with the WP7 keyboard.

    Camera: I have been a little disappointed with the camera, but I have started using the tap to focus instead of the shutter button and my shots have VASTLY improved. I have not experienced any of the haziness that some users have posted. I posted some pics in the photo "sticky" thread that were representative of the average shots that I have been taking with the 900. I am also quite happy with the video quality and the quality of the front facing camera.

    Data Connection/Voice Calls: This phone is getting better voice reception than several other folks at my work that have other AT&T phones (including iphones). The LTE speeds are phenomenal! I am consistently getting 18-25 Mbits download speeds. I used to drop at least one call a day on Sprint and I haven't dropped any calls since I got this phone!

    Misc: I have been playing around with Nokia Drive. I like this app better than my Google Navigation app on my HTC. There is one issue, it will not provide voice guided directions unless the screen remains on. I hope you have a charger with you if you are needing to use this app.

    Lastly, I have been unable to get the mic to work on any set of wired earbuds with mic. Nokia advised that I would have to buy their set of Purity headphones. If anyone finds any less expensive headphones with mic that work with the Lumia 900, please let me know.
    It is a bit of a challenge to modify a playlist on the phone but there is a way. Go to your playlist and start it, then navigate to the song(s) you wish to add to the playlist, when finished navigate back to the current song that is playing, swipe up the hidden menu (the 3 dots) and click 'save as playlist'. You can rename it using the same name as the old playlist and it'll ask if it's okay to replace the old playlist.

    A bit tedious, but it's something for now...hopefully a fix will come that will make this process much easier.
    04-12-2012 04:40 PM
  16. panchi2131's Avatar
    been loving it so far, haven't had any data issues yet ,using it from last 24 hours ...

    also heard some guys had issue with tune in radio app when opening page in browser,marketplace has 2 tune in radio apps,one by nokia ,no issues with it when
    running other apps or opening webpages wit hsong playing in background ..

    maybe the issues were with the other tune in app ....
    04-12-2012 08:33 PM
  17. RiseAgainst94's Avatar
    I like the device, for me 8.5. No way to have ring and message alerts separate (such a trivial thing any flip phone has), camera is poor unless under ideal situations, apps are lacking.
    04-12-2012 08:42 PM
  18. CDG's Avatar
    I like the device, for me 8.5. No way to have ring and message alerts separate (such a trivial thing any flip phone has), camera is poor unless under ideal situations, apps are lacking.
    The Android ICS did away with separate control on Ring and alerts, maybe that's the way of the future. :(
    04-12-2012 10:35 PM
  19. bevt's Avatar
    I don't think there is a phone or Operating System that does everything better than all the others - no perfect phone. I chose Lumia 900 and Windows Phone because it was the best option for how I communicate and what is important to me.

    In my few days with the Lumia 900 and Windows Phone I've discovered things I really don't like and a lot of things I do.

    Don't Like...


    I lost several emails from POP3 accounts because I assumed I could delete them on my phone and deal with them when they downloaded at home or at my office later. Nope, WP doesn't download, it syncs. When I delete an email from my phone it deletes it from the server when it syncs. I was used to a copy remaining on the server even if I deleted it from my phone. I really don't like that. It means I have to keep more clutter in my phone inboxes than I would like. I should have an option to leave emails on the server.

    You have to unlock the phone to see if you have any messages or notifications. I used to be able to look at my phone across the room and see a little flash of light from the gesture area.

    Having to hit back over and over unless you want to leave an app open. A simple "close" command would be nice.

    No home screen in IE. IE goes back to the last page you were on.

    No quick menu for airplane mode, wifi, bluetooth. Some settings are used too often to go into the settings menu each time. I'm sure I'll find an app for that.

    Battery icon doesn't show percentage left without going into the settings and looking in battery saver.

    The camera is not great but it is adequate for snapshots. I have real cameras for everything else.

    When you're scrolling the text distorts and then settles to clear when you lift your finger. I guess it's something about how this phone refreshes but it takes some getting used to.

    I'm going for the brushed metal look on that lens piece on the back.


    What I like...

    The Lumia 900 feels like a solid, well made phone. It's easy to hold and I really appreciate the larger screen size.

    My Cyan Lumia 900 looks so cool with a Lime Green Bumper. It just looks positive, happy. When people see the blue phone they assume it's a case but with the Lime Green Bumper I've heard "is the phone blue?"

    I love having the information from and about my family and friends integrated. I have the special people in my life pinned to start and I can easily contact them however I choose and see their updates.

    Pictures from my family and friend's albums are right there in my People or Picture hub. Even in Facebook apps I've used on other platforms I had to go to FB online and click through to see pictures. It's so easy to save that special picture someone in my family has posted to my phone.

    I can email or text all of the people in a group without having to use a 3rd party app.

    In Internet Explorer I can search for the website in the address bar. I usually only type a few letters and the website I'm looking for comes up in suggestions.

    The task feature in calendar is nice. It doesn't check off a task though. If you click that you've done it, poof, it's gone.

    The integrated tools like local scout and search are a lot better than I imagined. I'm really impressed with Bing. I had used Google for so long and was amazed that Bing is giving me better results frequently. I've started using it more on my PC now too. I can see myself shifting away from Google.

    Search is really nice. I can search barcodes, music (what is that song), and what's near me from one button.

    Overall my husband and I both feel this was a really good choice. After only a few days our phones are working seamlessly with our lives.
    04-13-2012 12:23 PM
  20. smapor's Avatar
    I don't think there is a phone or Operating System that does everything better than all the others - no perfect phone. I chose Lumia 900 and Windows Phone because it was the best option for how I communicate and what is important to me.

    In my few days with the Lumia 900 and Windows Phone I've discovered things I really don't like and a lot of things I do.

    Don't Like...


    I lost several emails from POP3 accounts because I assumed I could delete them on my phone and deal with them when they downloaded at home or at my office later. Nope, WP doesn't download, it syncs. When I delete an email from my phone it deletes it from the server when it syncs. I was used to a copy remaining on the server even if I deleted it from my phone. I really don't like that. It means I have to keep more clutter in my phone inboxes than I would like. I should have an option to leave emails on the server.

    You have to unlock the phone to see if you have any messages or notifications. I used to be able to look at my phone across the room and see a little flash of light from the gesture area.

    Having to hit back over and over unless you want to leave an app open. A simple "close" command would be nice.

    No home screen in IE. IE goes back to the last page you were on.

    No quick menu for airplane mode, wifi, bluetooth. Some settings are used too often to go into the settings menu each time. I'm sure I'll find an app for that.

    Battery icon doesn't show percentage left without going into the settings and looking in battery saver.

    The camera is not great but it is adequate for snapshots. I have real cameras for everything else.

    When you're scrolling the text distorts and then settles to clear when you lift your finger. I guess it's something about how this phone refreshes but it takes some getting used to.

    I'm going for the brushed metal look on that lens piece on the back.


    What I like...

    The Lumia 900 feels like a solid, well made phone. It's easy to hold and I really appreciate the larger screen size.

    My Cyan Lumia 900 looks so cool with a Lime Green Bumper. It just looks positive, happy. When people see the blue phone they assume it's a case but with the Lime Green Bumper I've heard "is the phone blue?"

    I love having the information from and about my family and friends integrated. I have the special people in my life pinned to start and I can easily contact them however I choose and see their updates.

    Pictures from my family and friend's albums are right there in my People or Picture hub. Even in Facebook apps I've used on other platforms I had to go to FB online and click through to see pictures. It's so easy to save that special picture someone in my family has posted to my phone.

    I can email or text all of the people in a group without having to use a 3rd party app.

    In Internet Explorer I can search for the website in the address bar. I usually only type a few letters and the website I'm looking for comes up in suggestions.

    The task feature in calendar is nice. It doesn't check off a task though. If you click that you've done it, poof, it's gone.

    The integrated tools like local scout and search are a lot better than I imagined. I'm really impressed with Bing. I had used Google for so long and was amazed that Bing is giving me better results frequently. I've started using it more on my PC now too. I can see myself shifting away from Google.

    Search is really nice. I can search barcodes, music (what is that song), and what's near me from one button.

    Overall my husband and I both feel this was a really good choice. After only a few days our phones are working seamlessly with our lives.
    There is an app for shortcuts to your settings in the market place. I think it's called connectivity shortcuts. That solved my last pain point. The best part it's free

    I also love the ability to take a screenshot of text and translate in bing.
    04-14-2012 06:12 PM
  21. wayneholbrook's Avatar
    Ive been on the iPhone since the begining. I have an iMac, Macbook Pro and an iPad. Im getting a bit bored with the iPhone and really want to try this 900. The only thing that is holding me back is my contacts and iCal. I dont have a google account I have a icloud account. I set up a ive account and I understand that I can upload my contacts there. The issue is when I add a contact or a calendar event I dont think it will update my iMac and all my other devices automatically like it does now. Is there anyone in my situation that can advise on a work around?
    04-15-2012 01:52 PM
  22. identity-x's Avatar
    Some "in case you didn't know" 's :)

    Don't Like... [/B]It means I have to keep more clutter in my phone inboxes than I would like. I should have an option to leave emails on the server.
    If you just deal with emails when you get home to your computer anyway, you can go into the settings menu and change the sync settings to only save the last 7 days, 2 weeks, etc. worth of email

    Having to hit back over and over unless you want to leave an app open. A simple "close" command would be nice.
    I was the same way with my Focus for forever - even after "multitasking" was introduced with Mango" - until I embraced the fact that hitting the Windows button and leaving it open has no effect on performance etc. The obvious benefit to leaving it open is having it pick up where it left off when you do the fast-apps switching

    No quick menu for airplane mode, wifi, bluetooth. Some settings are used too often to go into the settings menu each time. I'm sure I'll find an app for that.
    might I suggest the Connectivity Settings app. Wifi and Data are both pinned to my start screen now.
    04-17-2012 04:17 PM
  23. CDG's Avatar
    Here is a review I did on a different forum:

    Nokia Lumia 900 in AT&T Wireless Forum at WirelessAdvisor.com Forums

    Hopefully linking to another forum is allowed, if not please delete my post.


    Thanks much. :)
    04-17-2012 10:11 PM
  24. cckgz4's Avatar
    Phone is VERY sexy. While some didn't care for the raised glass, I like that part of it. Wish I had Cyan but it's okay. The only negative thiing I have is that it's VERY awkward to hold, but hopefully the case will solve that. Bought this beauty:

    04-18-2012 01:05 AM
  25. pjs37's Avatar
    So I got one this past Monday while I was in an AT&T store waiting for the restaurant next door to open for lunch. I had little intention of actually buying anything I just wanted to play with it and see how it felt.

    For the longest time I have been an iPhone user since the iPhone 1 came out and all the way up to my aging but still reliable iPhone 4. A lot of my impressions will obviousily be compared to the iPhone 4.

    I have always enjoyed the Windows Phone 7 Interface design for the most part and was the thing I was looking forward to the most when I made the switch.

    TL;DR Edition:Overall a solid phone and an interesting OS still has some niggling maturity issues but I have seen MS respond well to this with the Zune line and I expect similar from them on the Windows Phone front. All in all the 900 is a solid piece of hardware comparable to the iPhone 4 IMHO.


    Screen:
    This was the major thing for me. I love the retina display on my iPhone 4 and the lack of anything similar on the Windows Phone's have left me rather feeling cautious about switching. However the 900's screen is very vibrant and colorful more then my iPhone feels and while its a lower resolution it doesn't stick out to me as much as ay my iPad 1 does. In addition the larger screen is very nice. It makes the iPhone feel downright tiny by comparison and this isn't even the Titan II. So overall the screen is great, looks great, and cleans easy without fear of scratches.

    Body:
    I like the shape of it and the feel of it overall. Although I do not feel like its any more sturdy than my iPhone. If I decide to keep it I think I will be buying a case for it which is a shame as I would have liked to have a naked phone for once but the corners I can see will become very worn out. In addition that chrome strip everyone has mentioned is a scratch magnet. Mine seems to be doing ok so far but its mostly been in my work pants and haven't spent much time in my normal weekend and vacation jean pant pockets which tend to be...rougher. I may do like others have and slap a piece of tape on there though I feel that is just an absurd thing to have to do on a any phone. THe buttons are ok placement takes getting used to. I do wish the capacitive buttons would light up all the time in darkness so I could actually see them as more often then not I am missing them at night whole trying to hit them.

    Battery:
    Worse then my iPhone 4. With my iPhone 4 by the end of the day I would be at ~80% life left still. My 900 seems to end around ~40%-50% so it uses more battery and I am not using it that much more or actually less than my iPhone 4. That being said its a bigger screen seems to run brighter and it still makes it to the end of the day which is when I charge my phones generally. I am fairly confident in a moderate to heavy day of use it would still make it to the end of the day.

    Camera:
    Performs worse then my iPhone 4 it seems but while the image appears washed out in the previews once I take them they are not that terrible. Its not the worse camera on a smartphone I used and is fairly serviceable I think. I don't often take pictures in dark environments so I am not too concerned about that. I tend to use my SLR for those style photos.

    Windows Phone 7 OS:
    Overall its a good OS but clearly is showing some signs of its youth. Things that should be addressed: Percentage on battery without going to settings it was annoying on the early iOS's and its still annoying today. In addition an option to keep the status bar down would be nice.

    I like the widescreen approach the apps take and is one of the biggest selling points to me. I no longer feel like apps have to be vertical forever like in iOS and app developers are making excellent use of this.

    I love the voice/speech options and I feel I will be making heavy use of these. One thing I would love to see is a global search. Given how now I am tending to go through the app list using the search function more and more having to actually go to the list then click search feels silly. I should just have to click the search button and start typing. I should not have to click anything on the screen until the results show up.

    I wish the marketplace app had better sorting options as well right now I do a search and what I see is what I get. It works while the lists are short but as the app market grows some sort of filters or sort would be nice. Then again the iPhone still lacks this so who knows.

    Also I would love to see OTA updates. Given how much I loved my Zune the fact I didn't need to keep finding my wire to sync and stuff makes the Windows Phone feel like a step back. Apple finally relented on being to tied into the iTunes software and MS needs to do the same thing. Let us run this thing untethered to a PC altogether.

    It is very responsive however and makes my iphone 4 feel like a slug going through mud. so I love that. Typing never lags like it did on the iPhone and youtube videos don't choke randomly like on all iOS devices.

    App Ecosystem:
    This is the biggest (?) of all for the most part its pretty solid right now major apps are all well represented and things that I want for the most part seem to have a program out there. However gone are the pages and pages of selection to a much smaller number that more often than not leaves me with less then half a dozen choices. And the lack of reviews on most programs or most reviews being very vague does not help. This is a entirely a market maturity thing and MS is certainly doing their best to address this. Hopefully with the obvious popularity of the Lumia 900 developers will start supporting it more.

    Internet Browsing:
    This gets its own section because I feel in today's smartphones its a whole other important issue just as much as ecosystems and battery. For the most part a very solid experience however the number of sites that seem that they want to use the WAP edition of their page is staggering I have a sneaking suspicion this is more due to the fact of the Windows Mobile 6.5 predecessor and earlier than the lack of people paying attention to Windows Phone 7. As a result I feel like I need to keep the IE setting on view desktop sites which is unfortunate as I often prefer the standard smartphone editions of sites. A good example of this is Sigalert.com a site I use to check traffic that does not yet have an app. I can't even take and drag I got to click through like I am on my Dad's old Cingular 2125 windows smart phone. Otherwise the browser itself is fast and renders well. Very comparable to my iPhone 4.

    Conclusion:
    Overall I think its solid and in 30 days I am confident i will keep it though I still have a few niggling concerns that hopefully will be addressed soon through software updates. (Provided AT&T doesn't screw it up like usual which is my other big concern about leaving the Apple environment)
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    04-27-2012 04:39 PM
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