Can the Nokia Lumia 900 Rival the iPhone

Nokia recently announced the future arrival of the Lumia 900. It’s set to hit Nokia stores sometime in March 2012, and it will run on the AT&T network. The Windows phone is something entirely different than Android or Apple, and up until now it’s been the least popular smartphone choice. Apple has been the market leader for some time now, and many smartphones have tried to overcome the success and popularity of the iPhone. Is it possible that a Windows phone could overtake the iPhone? Can the Nokia Lumia 900 rival the iPhone? Only time will tell. And with March just around the corner, it won’t be long before we see the impact of the Lumia 900 on the smartphone market.

Features
Not too much will be known about the Lumia 900 until it goes on sale. It does have some improvements over the previous 800 version. It runs Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5, and it will support AT&T’s LTE 4G network with up to 50Mbps downloads. It has a 4.8-inch AMOLED ClearBlack touchscreen at 800×480 pixels, a 1.4GHz single-core processor, 512MG of Ram, and 16GB of internal storage. It also has dual cameras, with a 1MP front-facing camera and an 8MP rear-facing camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. It also comes with use of the Tango video chat application, Nokia Drive GPS navigation with voice guidance service, and Nokia Maps. Currently, there are also more than 50,000 apps available for download in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Testing
People who have been able to test the Nokia Lumia 900 rave about its sleek-looking style. Beyond being attractive, it also functions extremely quickly and smoothly. The graphics are incredibly clear. Testers have been extremely pleased with the way this smartphone works. Its functionality and smooth-running OS make the Lumia 900 and very high-quality phone. Most people believe it absolutely rivals the iPhone in these ways. However, Windows phones have a long way to go before they achieve public support and widespread use that could rival the iPhone. Too many people are already brand loyal to the iPhone, and they are reluctant to consider something different, even if the new option could be a potentially better option. If more people are open to a Windows phone, the Lumia 900 will certainly be the best choice.

Future
If the Nokia Lumia 900 wants to rival the popularity of the iPhone, many more people will need to try a Windows phone and directly experience how it compares to an Apple counterpart. Unfortunately, Windows phones just aren’t as common. They are perhaps more popular overseas in Europe, but Americans prefer the iPhone for now. Perhaps Windows needs to step up its advertising efforts in order to gain more public support. One of the drawbacks to a Windows phone is that there are significantly fewer apps available. Windows has just 50,000 apps compared to Apple’s 500,000 plus. It will take time, but Windows also needs to step up its appeal to developers. As time goes on and more apps are developed for Windows phones, their appeal should increase as well.

Jess Brown uses her smart phone to stay connected.  She uses a grammar checker to keep her writing polished and professional. This article was written by a guest author. Would you like to write for us?

2 Comments

  1. Mohsin @ create a website
    Mar 4, 2012

    The best thing i like about Nokia Lumia 900 is its plastic unibody design and its big screen.

  2. Ash Chuan
    Mar 27, 2012

    Lumia 900 is a nice phone but Apple has a lot more apps and Windows will find it hard to attract adopters without good apps and I mean a lot of good apps.

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