“Microsoft and Nokia are all in on the latest Windows Phone: the Nokia Lumia 900. I’ve been testing it for about a week and I’m disappointed,” Clayton Morris reports for Fox News. “This is the phone that Nokia and Microsoft hoped would bring them iPhone-level recognition.”
“My first reaction was that the screen looks over saturated. The colors are bright and not in a pleasant, Easter egg kind of way. It felt blown out and text looks fuzzy to the point of wanting to put the phone down,” Morris reports. “I’m also not a fan of the size. I know some people do think bigger is better when it comes to mobile devices. But I’m so used to my iPhone, which I think is perfectly sized for one or two-handed usage. The Lumia is 4.3 inches and it just doesn’t serve the way I type which is very often with one thumb. My hands are pretty large, after all (I’m a 6’2″ inch guy), and my my thumb still can’t reach across the screen.”
Morris reports, “Internet Explorer isn’t particularly great [either]. It doesn’t look good and it doesn’t work well. I had several webpages that simply would not load. It’s a shame… The 8-megapixel camera performs well but the photos I took around my neighborhood were still inferior to the same photos taken with an iPhone 4S boasting the same resolution camera… This phone is only $99 with a two-year contract on AT&T… but remember, at the same AT&T store you’ll find 2010’s iPhone 4, with a better web browsing experience and nicer display, for the same $99.”
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