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01-09-2012 05:30 PM
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  1. toyotast165's Avatar
    i wanted the 900 so bad... then i found out from at&t they dont plan on lte in my area till the end of 2013. today i got a focus flash for a dollar.
    UNDER CONTRACT, 1st time ive had a contract since 07
    01-03-2012 11:19 PM
  2. cckgz4's Avatar
    I want that phone
    01-03-2012 11:40 PM
  3. jfa1's Avatar
    I am waiting for the 900 as well as the Radiant and Mendel to come in late March. At least I hope and I can keep my hands off the trigger. I hope that HTC and Samsung as well as Nokia show off their LTE phones at CES.and/or MWC. I know LTE wont be here until late 2012 at the earliest but any of these phones wioll be in HSPA+ until then and that will be okay by me.
    01-03-2012 11:49 PM
  4. Michael-Dallas's Avatar
    Not with lte.
    I think you may be mildly surprised w/ the 900 battery life on LTE...
    01-04-2012 05:47 PM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    I think you may be mildly surprised w/ the 900 battery life on LTE...
    I guess we shall see.
    01-04-2012 08:57 PM
  6. jfa1's Avatar
    I hope so! Pleasantly!
    01-06-2012 09:36 PM
  7. Michael-Dallas's Avatar
    I guess we shall see.
    You shall see. I already know.
    01-08-2012 02:42 PM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    You shall see. I already know.
    hahaha alright. I am already using lte on my nexus;)
    01-08-2012 05:57 PM
  9. jdevenberg's Avatar
    hahaha alright. I am already using lte on my nexus;)
    Two things:
    1. Michael-Dallas has a proven track record of having solid information from first hand experience about ATT windows phones. He has probably had extensive hands on with this phone.
    2. WP in general has better battery life than Android, I would assume it would carry over to the LTE variants. LTE wp will have better battery than LTE Android. How much better is yet to be seen.
    01-08-2012 06:05 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    Two things:
    1. Michael-Dallas has a proven track record of having solid information from first hand experience about ATT windows phones. He has probably had extensive hands on with this phone.
    2. WP in general has better battery life than Android, I would assume it would carry over to the LTE variants. LTE wp will have better battery than LTE Android. How much better is yet to be seen.
    the only reason wp may have better battery life with lte on verizon would be due to it coming later and having second gen lte chips. LTE is a battery drainer on every phone at&t or verizon it just is that way. Hopefully the newer processors and newer lte chips will help with battery life on these devices.
    01-08-2012 06:33 PM
  11. jdevenberg's Avatar
    the only reason wp may have better battery life with lte on verizon would be due to it coming later and having second gen lte chips. LTE is a battery drainer on every phone at&t or verizon it just is that way. Hopefully the newer processors and newer lte chips will help with battery life on these devices.
    I'm not saying it will have spectacular battery life, just better than an LTE Android. If the OS and its processes are draining less from the battery (which is clearly the case in WP vs. Android), that leaves more battery power for the LTE chip to eat. If the 900 were to have the exact same size battery as the Galaxy Nexus, I think the 900 would last longer on a charge. My Titan lasted longer on a charge than my MyTouch 4G did when it was brand new and the Titan had a larger screen and a faster processor. I see no reason the addition of LTE would change that ratio. Will it last as long as a non LTE version of the same phone, obviously not, just longer than an LTE Android, and possibly longer than some of the non-LTE Androids.
    01-08-2012 07:09 PM
  12. fogel35's Avatar
    You shall see. I already know.
    I believe it but does it have that nice matte finish of the 800 or is it a slippery metallic finish?
    Last edited by fogel35; 01-08-2012 at 09:15 PM.
    01-08-2012 09:08 PM
  13. Pronk's Avatar
    I'm slightly disappointed it isn't a unique design. It's the N9 again, but beefed up this time.

    Nokia have a great record for design, so for their first top of the range WP handset it's a shame they've used a design we all already know that itself was the design of a handset from another OS first.
    01-09-2012 05:42 AM
  14. Reflexx's Avatar
    the only reason wp may have better battery life with lte on verizon would be due to it coming later and having second gen lte chips. LTE is a battery drainer on every phone at&t or verizon it just is that way. Hopefully the newer processors and newer lte chips will help with battery life on these devices.
    LTE itself isn't really that much of a battery drainer. The problem with Verizon's LTE phones is that they need to keep their CDMA antenna on all the time also. So basically, you have two antenna on all the time.

    And searching for networks and maintaining a network connection is a big battery drain. It's probably one of the biggest battery drains on the phone. Even more than the screen. If you double that because you use two antenna... well... you can see why battery life sucks.
    01-09-2012 01:09 PM
  15. Reflexx's Avatar
    I'm slightly disappointed it isn't a unique design. It's the N9 again, but beefed up this time.

    Nokia have a great record for design, so for their first top of the range WP handset it's a shame they've used a design we all already know that itself was the design of a handset from another OS first.
    Judging by what comments we've heard from Nokia talking about how everything changes with Apollo, I think the 900 might just be a stop gap. It's something that they were able to put out of good quality in a short amount of time because they didn't have to go through a whole custom design process.

    I imagine their new designs are coming with the Apollo handsets.
    01-09-2012 01:11 PM
  16. Michael-Dallas's Avatar
    the only reason wp may have better battery life with lte on verizon would be due to it coming later and having second gen lte chips. LTE is a battery drainer on every phone at&t or verizon it just is that way. Hopefully the newer processors and newer lte chips will help with battery life on these devices.
    I will say this, if you are coming from a Samsung Focus and are familiar w/ its battery life, then you may be mildly surprised w/ the 900 running LTE.

    Whoever mentioned about VZW having to power CDMA and LTE simultaneously nailed it. GSM does things a little differently.

    Two things:
    1. Michael-Dallas has a proven track record of having solid information from first hand experience about ATT windows phones. He has probably had extensive hands on with this phone.
    Only ones from a certain manufacturer...

    I believe it but does it have that nice matte finish of the 800 or is it a slippery metallic finish?
    What I have observed -- matte finish on the backside.
    Reflexx likes this.
    01-09-2012 02:07 PM
  17. fogel35's Avatar
    I will say this, if you are coming from a Samsung Focus and are familiar w/ its battery life, then you may be mildly surprised w/ the 900 running LTE.

    Whoever mentioned about VZW having to power CDMA and LTE simultaneously nailed it. GSM does things a little differently.



    Only ones from a certain manufacturer...



    What I have observed -- matte finish on the backside.
    Awesome thanks for the info. It may now come down to black or cyan.
    01-09-2012 05:30 PM
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