I read the review on the Lumia 900 on most of the websites. I don’t have mine yet, but hopefully this weekend. Still, I am amazed at how “techies” expect the phone to be the next big thing. Its a PHONE. Not a game machine, not a camera, not a tablet or portable computer. We answer the phone, we text, we take pics and post them on Facebook, but thats about it.
“Apart from a stated preference and dedication to Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS, savvy geeks on the cusp of the next best thing won’t necessarily want what the 900 has to offer, especially in light of that other spotlight-stealing flagship, the One X.”
So what about the rest of us that are not savvy geeks, but want a phone that work?. I love Engadget, and I trust the reviews, more so than the Verge, Arstechnica, and all those other sites, including CNET. My issue is that I am the guy that this phone is aimed for. My plan is upgradeable, I pay a lot for it, I want something new but I don’t want to pay 400 dollars for it, and I want something that looks cool, works well and lets me get on with my life.
I don’t have the Lumia 900 yet, but I pre ordered it after much though because it fits my needs, which are probably as significant as most of the readers here. Yes its not dual core, but is that so significant when your review along with all the others say its not that important because the phone is, as you said, “Lumia 900’s performance is remarkably smooth. Note we didn’t say fast — not that it doesn’t display considerable speed when piloting through its live tile homescreen or app list. No, it’s definitely speedy, but there’s no arguing that the handset moves at its own fluid pace.” How much faster does it need to be? Some reviews say its great, others say not so great, but does it work? I think it does, we all know it does. Sure it needs an update, but what OS doesn’t?
Does the camera work? Half the reviews say great shots, others not so great. Its not a Canon EOS we are talking about, the Iphone 4 I have has a decent camera, but its really slow and who hasn’t had to take the same shot 2 or 3 times?. Your review of the camera says “Imbued with the same f/2.2 Carl Zeiss lens outfitting both the N9 and 800, the 900 should delight novices and pros alike with an intelligent sensor capable of arrestingly vivid images.? So I take it that its pretty good, and should work for me.
Apps are apps. I have 12 paid apps and 30 free apps, but only 6 games. Yes its a bummer that zynga doesn’t have Words/Scramble/Chess with Friends on WP7, and Instagram isn’t available yet, but I have them on my Ipad and I don’t play them on my phone. Its not the greatest selection, but its not to bad. Tweetdeck? Really? we need another way to use twitter? I played Draw Something for a day, and I am over it.
Android is better that IOS is better that WP7? Really? How many phones have ICS? Enough said. Why do you have to jailbreak IOS in order to get a weather app on the home screen? No OS is 100%. Why, after all these years, does Android still have that lag issue? WP7 is pretty nice, although its not perfect. But updates have been issued, but everybody thinks its a bad thing. I seem to remember a certain antenna issue with the Iphone 4, but it doesn’t seen to be a problem. So lets try WP7 for a bit before we blast it. If it sucks it sucks, but the phone hasn’t been released yet and the same people who said it was wonderful 5 months ago are saying its a problem now.
I guess the bottom line here is, as somebody in another thread mentioned “Haters gonna Hate.” I think this phone is going to sell well. I think we will see a Lumia 900gs in the future, with more memory, a better screen, better camera, and more apps as time rolls on. I think Nokia is in a great spot, and MS is going to replace RIM as the number 3 OS soon, and I LOVED my Blackberry Bold. I had an Iphone 3gs and 4, but I want something different. And, the phone is selling for $99 dollars. People make think WP7 sucks, but at $99 bucks, thats a killer deal to try it and WP7 is pretty nice, I think we can all agree. In the end, it is a PHONE. I talk, I text, and I move on.