Yesterday at its press conference Nokia announced its first LTE Windows Phone, the Lumia 900. We still don’t know when the smartphone will be available, but thankfully that didn’t mean the phone was under glass. I managed to get a feel for the device, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to actually use the software on the phone.
The Lumia 900 is a pretty big phone, but it feels a lot lighter than you’d expect given the 4.3-inch screen. It wasn’t so light as to feel like a toy, just lighter than you’d expect from such a bit device. The texture was very nice as well, I liked the curved sides, it meant there was no way the phone would dig into my hands with sharp corners like the iPhone 4 can at times. Overall, the device felt great in the hand, and the display looked pretty great in the well-lit room of Pepcom. It’s work noting that the display on the 900 is flat, unlike the curved display of the 800. It didn’t seem like a huge difference in terms of performance, but it does mean it has a slightly thinner profile.
Hopefully we’ll get a chance to see the Lumia 900 again when we’re actually allowed to use the OS. For now here’s a few pictures of the phone by itself and compared to the Lumia 810.