Microsoft’s and Nokia’s cooperation might finally get the Windows Phone 7 platform the attention and the hardware that it deserves. This OS was lagging behind the more popular Android and iOS due to the fact that phone manufacturers usually reserved their best hardware for the latter two platforms. Now with the backing of the Finnish giant, this platform might finally be getting a chance to shine, and Nokia Lumia 900 seems to promise that this cooperation will be more than lucrative.
Analyzing the Hardware
The hardware itself is of the high quality that we have learned to expect from Nokia. It is not exactly stunningly powerful, Lumia 900 comes with a single core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor and 512 MB RAM. This is less than most of its current competitors offer, but it seems to be quite enough for proper and smooth phone functioning.The integration of software and hardware seems to be immaculate, and despite the fact that these features are not in themselves impressive, they seem to get the job done without leaving you to wait for the phone to finish an action.
The phone comes with 16 GB of storage space and a beautiful 4.3 inches AMOLED display with the 800 x 480 resolution. The image quality is great, but the display is not so overpowered to present a too significant drain on the battery. This is just one of the compromises that people in Nokia made in order to prolong the battery life as much as was possible.
Lumia 900 is intended to be a business phone, and some of the flashiness was rightly sacrificed in order to increase the phone’s efficiency. The phone has and 8 Megapixel rear camera and a 1 Megapixel front camera, both of which produce good quality images, which is not surprising considering that Nokia made the phone.
Analyzing the Software
Till now I mentioned about the hardware, now we should take a closer look on the Windows Phone 7 software. If nothing else it is a nice refreshment from the rather similar looking Android and iOS. It is based on tiles that seem to be a combination of classic icons and widgets. They enable you to follow live updates on the particular apps and are easy to navigate. The system is very intuitive, and it doesn’t take a new user long to get accustomed to it and find the way around the phone’s functions. It works without glitches and is really well optimized.
Another advantage of using this platform is that it is made by Microsoft, which gives you access to their programs. Even though Android and iOS had ways of dealing with Office documents, they were rarely on the level of performance that we are to expect from Windows Phone 7. Of course, this raises another question, one of apps. Both Android and Apple have their markets full of applications, while Windows Phone 7 is virtually just getting in the game. They seem to be encountering the Catch 22, they need apps to prove their worth, and they need to first prove their worth in order to attract app developers. But their efforts in this department seem to be progressing quite well, and it does seem that Windows Phone 7 will be joining the two presently dominant mobile phones platforms at the top of the market.
This is a guest post by Melissa Mayer – she is the executive editor of http://www.mobileshop.eu/. She is a modern technology expert. Her idea was to introduce her audience to the latest trends in mobile industry.