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Nokia Lumia 900 Unboxing and Review

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Hello OCN'ers! Considering that there've been plenty of Windows Phone and Lumia 900 related threads, and I got my hot little hands on one this morning, I figured I'd do the ole' unbox and review treatment for Nokia's latest device. Skip down to the thumbs-up guys if you just want to read about the phone itself, and not the ordeal of getting one.

First, I'd like to share a little insight on my trip to the ATT store. I called my local ATT store to ask if they had any in stock. No such luck. Sold out. So then I called the one about twenty minutes from my house. Again, no dice. Apparantly this little phone is quite the seller... So then I called the last ATT store in town that I would realistically go to, and found that the store 45 minutes away had only FOUR Lumias left in stock.

So I asked the lady to reserve that phone for me, and she did so, noting that only the black edition was available, the cyan ones had sold out. Oh wells... Black is fine with me! smile.gif Once I got there, it took about five minutes to transfer the SIM, etc etc from my trusty HTC Surround.

Now, I do want to point out, my HTC Surround is almost two years old (I got it Christmas of 2010) and it still runs FLAWLESSLY. No glitches, bugs or otherwise. Everything about it was just fine. But when Nokia releases their WIndows superphone for essentially $0, I had to jump on it! My dad is in the market for a smartphone and I'll give him my Surround to swap out for his buggy and dying blackberry torch. eek.gif

The lady at the store said there was a line about 40 or 50 people long to get the Lumia and HTC Titan II at the store the morning that they released them. She said they sold out in about 10 minutes. ATT only gave them 25 Lumia 900's and 15 HTC Titan II's, which she said was disappointing. They could have sold many more, she said, given that the phones had been in stock.

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So now for the unboxing.

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The back of this box illustrates some of the selling points on the 900

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There she is, sitting in the box. There were some scratch-guard plastic films over the camera lens and the screen, but I peeled them away before I remembered to snap a shot.

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The Lumia 900 with a generic plastic card next to it. Exact same dimensions as your credit card, driver's license, etc.

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They were nice enough to include a SIM card key. (I'm looking at YOU Apple, with your $30 SIM key....

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Manuals, quick start guides, etc.

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The white (???) USB cord and charger block

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A closer look at that charger block. It's pretty flat and sits flush with the wall almost

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The Lumia 900 sitting flat on my desk with a quarter and a pencil next to it for comparison.

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Powered up! smile.gif

The phone FLIES through websites on ATT's 4G LTE network. Ho-lee crap is it ever fast. It's rather funny watching it completely destroy my brother's iPhone 4S in browsing speed. HSPA+ just can't match LTE.

I'm not going to go into Windows Phone 7.5's review too much, because I want to review the device, not the software. It's so much easier than Android and more responsive than iOS by a mile, but if you want more reviews, the net is full of them about WP7.

Thanks for reading guys! I love this phone and would definitely recommend it to everyone.
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Good read biggrin.gif

25 devices per store is rather disappointing
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Nice one!
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Hope you like it! I really like the design of the phone and stuff but I can't stand windows phone. I had a samsung focus with WP 7.5 for a year and I couldn't stand the small app store, and lack of having the option to customize tiles and add wallpaper. I finally bought a Galaxy Note running GinderBread and I love it.
    
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