Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 {Review & Giveaway}

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I've decided that there is an unwritten rule that no one should call me while my children are in school. It doesn't matter if they have been there for a few hours or if I just dropped them off 10 minutes ago, as soon as the phone starts to ring, I'm always going to assume that it is someone calling to tell me that they are sick or injured.

I'm not the only mom that feels that way, right?

With school underway all over the country, now is an important time for moms to be reachable at any point in case their children truly do need them. Whether you have young kids like me and want to relax knowing that the school could get a hold of you at any time, or you have kids in high school or college and want to always be able to get in touch with them, a quality, reliable device can do just that.

Does it hurt if it is convenient, user friendly and elegantly designed? Of course not!

And, in fact, all of the above (plus more) can be found in one smooth, lightweight package in the form of the Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone.

Nokia Lumia 900

A perfect smartphone for any mother who needs a reliable device which will keep up with her kids, as well as her hectic schedule, the Nokia Lumia 900 is available in black, white, cyan, and, for a limited time, the fun pink shown above.

This Windows Phone utilizes AT&T's LTE Network for super-fast speed, has a 4.3" AMOLED ClearBlack touchscreen and features an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. Combine all that with the way that the Nokia Lumia 900 was designed to be easy enough for smartphone novices to use, yet complex and high-powered enough for those that want the latest and greatest, and this leading-edge device works for just about anyone.

Nokia Lumia 900 review

Right out of the box, I found that the setup for this phone was nearly non-existent, as it simply needed a SIM card before it was ready to go.

As soon as I had the Nokia Lumia 900 in my hand, I noticed the slightly larger size than what I was currently used to with my iPhone. Measuring in at 5.0 x 2.7 x 0.45", this is still very easy to hold (or store in a pocket or purse), while resulting in a larger, 4.3" display. While I initially didn't think that the screen size would make a big difference, I found that it really was so much easier to see and use!

AT&T Nokia Lumia 900

When it comes to features, the Nokia Lumia 900 definitely did not disappoint. Nokia claims that this phone is built for speed and internet usage with a 1.4 GHz processor, 4G LTE, Bing, Internet Explorer 9, HTML5, and Wi-Fi... and, wow. Just wow. This phone is fast!

While I was used to tapping my fingers a little bit while I waited for my phone to load, this one is able to pull up apps, my email or websites quickly and easily. Considering that there are times that I just have a minute or two to quickly glance at my phone, not wasting time while it loads is a welcome change.

AT&T smartphone

The 8MP auto-focus camera of the Nokia Lumia 900 has done a great job of ensuring that every picture is sharp and detailed. Every aspect that Nokia included — dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss lens optics, Auto Focus, auto and manual white balance, a 1MP front-facing camera and HD video — come together to ensure you never miss a shot.

At the same time, I appreciate that Nokia positioned the shutter button on the side of the camera itself (where your finger is already placed) rather than on the screen. Add in the fast, one-click photo sharing and it's just that easy to capture memories and share them with your social networks anytime and anywhere.

Nokia Lumia 900 camera

Of course one important part of a smartphone is utilizing apps and the Nokia Lumia 900 is no exception. Using the AT&T Marketplace, you can easily browse the various categories — AT&T Featured, Nokia Collection, Apps, Games, Music, Podcasts — or use the search feature to look for a specific title.

With a large collection of popular and unique games and apps to choose from, there's something for everyone! With back to school in the air, it's easy to take advantage of Flashcards, Dictionary.com, Amazon Kindle, Smartboard Calculator Free, BoxFiles for Dropbox, and Power Planner Free.

Nokia also took things one step further and included a variety of preloaded options to better your overall user experience. Along with all of the exclusive features of the Windows Phone platform, you'll find:
  • Nokia Maps and AT&T Navigator offer voice guided turn-by-turn navigation so that you never need a separate GPS to make sure you arrive at your destination on time, every time. Even better, Nokia Drive gives users a traffic report an hour before they leave home or the office so you'll always be prepared to avoid any delays.
  • The exclusive ESPN sports hub (something that made my husband's eyes light up) provides a one-stop application to stay up to date on news, videos and scores.
  • AT&T Mobile U-Verse Mobile allows AT&T U-Verse TV subscribers to schedule and manage their DVR and even watch TV shows while on the go — there are more than 100 TV series and 700 TV shows available.
  • The People Hub allows users to see "What’s New." Whether it's the latest tweets or what's happening on Facebook, users can filter information by the contact or the social media account they want to see updates from. This makes it so easy to quickly check what's new in your social circles with barely more than a glance!
  • Voice activation can be used to make calls, check calendars, dictate a text or even search online. Instead of putting your thumbs to work to type out a text, simply press a button, speak your message, and watch it get translated into a text. Press send and it's off without any work on your part!
  • One of my favorites, Local Scout, is a great way to locate places of interest that you might not have known about in your area or while you are on vacation somewhere new. From eating to shopping, it just takes a tap on the screen to find out the address, phone number, directions and more.
AT&T App Marketplace

From the lightning fast Windows Phone operating system to the durable, one-piece polycarbonate body with comfortable, rounded edges, the Nokia Lumia 900 pretty much does it all.

Top it off with the all day battery life (seven hours of talk time and up to 12.5 days of standby time!) and you never have to worry that you can't stay connected to the world around you. You can even use this phone as a Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices, so you're not the only one who can stay in touch.

This phone has impressed me from day one and has proven to truly deserve the hype that it has received. A fast connection, large screen, a battery that doesn't need charging every other hour, crisp, bright photos, and thousands of apps in the Marketplace... clearly Nokia succeeded when they set out to design a phone that was designed to help you enjoy your mobile life to the fullest.

Priced at $49.99 with a 2-year agreement with AT&T or $399.99 with no commitment, the Nokia Lumia 900 is a wonderful phone and a fantastic value for all ages. And, thanks to the generosity of Nokia, one person will get to find out just how much a high quality smartphone can benefit their life, because...

One lucky person will win a Nokia Lumia 900*!

Nokia Lumia 900 giveaway

*Please note that the Nokia Lumia 900 is only available on the AT&T network, so the winner will need to be a current or new AT&T customer in order to use this phone

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to Nokia for providing a Lumia 900 for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

395 comments:

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smdrm said...

I like the fast Windows Phone operating system

Karlene Shamir said...

i like the 8mp camera

Princessliak said...

Holy cow is it thin and light! A far cry from the old brick I use right now.

Jenna P said...

The camera, 8mp is quite impressive

Mysharona said...

I like the windows o/s

Chloe Salerno said...

I like the camera

Cassandra Eastman said...

I like how big it is , making it a little easier to use!

LissaDora said...

I don't have a cell phone at all, so I like that it's a phone!

Being more specific, I like the camera, too.

Kelly R. said...

I like that it has an 8mp camera.

Gala said...

I like the 8mp camera

wigget said...

love the 8 mp auto-focusing camera

Anonymous said...

Love the camera and size

Auri Lae said...

I love the camera's resolution and the processor speed. :)

Anonymous said...

luv the ease of it.

Heather R said...

I like that you can press a button and speak your text and the long battery life!

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BethElderton said...

Considering that the phone I have now makes and receives calls--that's it--all off the features on this phone look awesome! Really.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Thomas Murphy said...

I like that the battery life has seven hours of talk time and up to 12.5 days of standby time.
rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Denise said...

I need that DVR app. I often realize I forgot to setup to record something after I've left the house :(

Linda W. said...

My phone only makes/receives phone calls and text so EVERYTHING looks wonderful on that phone!

Kim said...

I would love to own this phone. Looks like it can do everything!

Brittany Poole said...

I love the large screen and battery life.

mummytotwoboys said...

I like the 1.4Ghz processor speed!

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

Ken Ohl said...

I like the camera

Elisabeth said...

I like that it's pink!

Anonymous said...

the batery life!
adinatm(at)aol.cm

Francivusk said...

I love its design :)

mkjmc said...

The large screen and battery life

Giant Sis said...

I like the live tiles the Microsoft system has!
wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

peg42 said...

Love the camera. My phone right now is just a basic phone and I wish so much I had a camera option.
Thanks so much.
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Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Def the battery life
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Faride said...

I like that it has long battery life.

Scott said...

I like having the Outlook-based email system.

MANDY83 said...

I like the all day battery. My phones battery def doesnt last that long
amanda sakovitz
pokergrl8 at gmail.com

Lee Black said...

My favorite feature of the phone is the Nokia Maps and AT&T Navigator

Tanya White said...

I love the long battery life and large display on the phone.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I like the front-facing camera
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Dave said...

That it has an all day battery life ! nice

Stephanie Phelps said...

I like the all day battery life

s said...

The long battery life.
sus

Tina said...

I like the camera
merleandtina@Yahoo.com

Jerri Davis said...

Its Thin comes in Great Colors and has Wonderful Screen Imaging. Thank you. Jerri Davis

delaney's mom said...

dude. it's so much fancier than my current phone! colors!!

Anonymous said...

Love that 8mp camera!!!

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Debi H. said...

I like 8mp camera that the camera has.
pizzanumber2 at yahoo dot com

Candice said...

I like the design, and long battery life.

Anonymous said...

I like the all day battery life.

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Anonymous said...

I love its size!
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love its size!
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

jessica said...

the camera and battery life are awesome

jek9880 at gmail dot com

Ann Fantom said...

I like the Nokia Lumia 900's voice recognition capabilities because I'm such a lousy typer.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

debijackson said...

i like how fast they are debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

stefanie gladden said...

I love the camera!!

Serenap95 said...

I like that it is touch screen

Tracy said...

I like that there is seven hours of talk time and up to 12.5 days of standby time

Mel said...

I like that you can customize it!

trisha said...

I like the size the style and the camera.. overall a great phone

Peter Schott said...

I like the WP OS and the overall speed of the device.

SueZH said...

Crisp, bright photos

Chelsea said...

I like that it's battery lasts all day!

Jill H said...

I like the Windows Operating System and camera

Jessica Schank Snow said...

I love how slim the phone is.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)

JJs2468@aol.com

Tammy S said...

I like the Windows operating system.

nickieisis3 said...

I like the camera


JB said...

I love the bright colors!

shootin4par said...

I like the voice activation

Growl Tiger said...

I like the camera and how thin it is

Melissa Scoville said...

how thin it is!

Anonymous said...

Can you believe it, I still do NOT have a cell phone? It's true. If I win this one, I just think I might go sign onto some service and join the crowd.

I like the fact that I could be on the internet when out and about, I see many times now, just how handy that would be!

Spacemonkey907 (at) yahoo.com

petchk79 said...

I love that this phone has an 8MP Autofocus Camera, I love having a good camera on my phone.
petchk79@gmail.com

gloria4869 said...

i like the camera and how big it is
glori jean
gloria4869@yahoo.com

Angela Kinder said...

I love that it has a music player- definitely a step up from my iPod!

-Angela
rainpendragon2684[at]yahoo[dot]com

chris z said...

I like the 8mp camera

Hetal said...

I like the battery life 12.5 days-ammmazing.

J Wright said...

Its a Nokia do I need to say more

laura cagnina said...

I am loving the pink color. The screen size is another huge plus!! ;) fingers crossed!

Linda Pardee said...

Love the pink color!

Jason Crooks said...

I love that it has GPS and voice activation.
JasonCrooks75(at)gmail(dot)com

buttmuffin (jules mcnubbin) said...

love the long battery life and the color

Anonymous said...

8mp camera!
timgus at cox dot net

Fangirl Jen said...

I like the large icons and touchscreen.

jacqueline t. said...

I like the fast Windows Phone operating system

seaburd said...

the battery life!

iseinNN said...

Love the extended battery life. That can be a life saver.

Linda S. said...

The 8mp camera

Alison said...

I would just love a smart phone. Period. I'm still stuck with a semi smart phone from a few years ago. alidear at hotmail dot com

Bryan said...

That's a tough one its between the screen size and the speed, I would love to have both!

velder dixon said...

speed button

rayreadb said...

I like the Local Scout.

Anonymous said...

I like the high quality camara

Hoa said...

My favorite feature is the all day battery life, up to 7 hours talk time.

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melsywsou said...

It is super thin

mahnrafjtb said...

love the long battery life. thanks
btjfarnham at yahoo dot com

llinda29 said...

•Voice activation can be used to make calls

arress said...

Awesome battery life!

Chris M said...

The front facing camera

ossobuco11 said...

Battery life is extremely vital to our business, this phone would make a world of difference.

Anonymous said...

that it has a screen that works is the call for me

Slanted said...

I love the sleek look, the wide screen and just the overall look... I have been a fan of Nokia for a while now. I adore this phone, omg... mine, mine, mine, mine, mine

Norman Lau said...

The 4.3" screen

Morgan Lepley Edger said...

I love the Windows o/s!
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Alicia said...

The navigation!!

GANDORF57 said...

The camera.

joeybenavides said...

the life of the battery is y favorite feature

mperkins37 said...

it's got a big screen.

Melanie said...

8 mp camera and lightweight!

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

Anonymous said...

I love everything about it. The look, the features, everything!

Larry Sharp said...

I like the features and large screen.

Renee Walters said...

I like the camera.

Anastasia said...

I love the Nokia maps with turn by turn voice navigation! I get lost SO easy! This would be a huge life and time saver :)

Paul "Slim" L said...

I like the fact that it's a Windows platform phone!

Shannon said...

the location of the shutter button is a plus!

Marti Parks said...

I like the size of the screen.

Tracey said...

I like the voice activation because it would be a timesaver.
traymona[at]aol.com

rachel b. said...

i like the xbox live feature

SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

all day battery life =) !!!

MOMMYOFONE SHANNA

agatewood1 said...

the battery life! mine currently drains in about 5 hours! thanks!

tawndam said...

I like the camera... of course! The fact that it's big enough to see (& feel) is also a plus

littlelatina said...

the super battery not needed constant charging is great and the fact that you can set your own DVR crazy this phone sounds fantastic

shirley fin said...

love how thin it is

Hobby_Chick654 said...

the camera looks great

Anonymous said...

The auto focus camera.

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Charlotte Padgett said...

I reall appreciate that is AT&T.. I've always had AT&T.

jmajor4870 said...

i love that you can press a button and speak your text. i hate texting it takes me so long

Tiffany Christie said...

I like the battery life.

steve stone said...

the 8mp camera is cool
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Courtney B said...

i like all the different apps you can download

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Dustun Field said...

I like the thinness of it

Dustun Field said...

I like the thinness of it

Isabel Etkind said...

I like everything about this phone.

StaceyV said...

I love the speed!

juliec said...

The size and the Wi fi feature

Haley P. said...

I love the design beautiful :-D

Kayla said...

The battery life!

Jessica Anderson said...

I love the colors, especially the pink and I love that it has a 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with a Carl Zeiss lens.

Mika said...

I absolutely love the pink color, phones are always in black or white. Its a new spice on things.

John Stetson said...

I love the mapping directions function. Not that I get lost a lot, but hey more is better.

Veronica said...

The huge benefit that I love about this phone is the battery life, it never fails that my current phone dies way too quickly.

Nataly Carbonell said...

veery light and thin and the creen colors! it's just awesome!

Anonymous said...

Love the long battery life!

Wendy said...

I like that the camera button is on the phone side rather than the touch screen, I always have a hard time with that.

Rusthawk said...

I like the windows operating system and the camera

Lavonne said...

I like the windows function and the camera!!!

Trasina said...

Watching TV shows while on the go would be great!

mogrill said...

I like the awesome pink phone.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Kelly Commerford said...

The People Hub feature...

BeckyM said...

I like the large screen
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Ciara B. said...

i love the camera specs, giant screen, and long battery life

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jaimee wood said...

i like the local scout!

Brett Monster said...

the camera and windows o/s

Cody Anderson said...

I love the long battery life.

Anonymous said...

This smart phone looks great!

shaunie wyatt said...

I like that it has GPS

Elden Williams said...

I like the camera and the unibody with the different colors

MamaStace said...

I love that it has Internet Explorer as it's browser, and offers tabbed browsing

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MamaStace said...

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Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie said...

The Carl Zeiss lens is a nice feature. My mom would really love this phone. Crossing my fingers! She's a "Smart phone novice" for sure. hehe

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Lea Reiter said...

I like the way this thing looks.

Bradley B. Howard said...

the wifi capabilities... i've never had a smart phone!

kelley said...

i take alot of pics with my phone for convienence so ill say the camera :)

pauline15 said...

I like the sound of the battery life. I can't go an entire workday with charging my phone right now during the day. This would be great!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

zarahf said...

the camera, for sure

Stacey said...

I love the text voice activation feature.

Thanks for the giveaway!

cbowlingtn said...

I like the 8 mp camera

Karen F said...

I like the camera

David William said...

Love WinPhone 7.5 and have Lumia 710 now and would LOVE to upgrade to the L900!

Ginny said...

I like the camera size & that it is front facing

Anonymous said...

I like the wifi and the battery life.

Kimberly said...

I love the Voice Activation...so much easier than typing!!

Nancy Brumfield said...

I love the 8mp camera and the long battery life

Margaret VanNieuwland said...

The navigation feature because I do so much driving and it talks so i don't have to let my eyes leave the road

Angela Marion said...

I love the layout and the size of the phone!
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Phillip Gee said...

Phone looks a little big but with I can live with it because of all the other great features.

Christine Jessamine said...

i love how long the battery life is!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Harmony Burmeister said...

like the 8mp camera

KPort207 said...

the camera

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Min K said...

I like the Windows operating system.

Mrs. Bacon said...

I like the screen being big enough that I can actually read what someone is sending me....the camera is always a nice feature as well. With this I might actually be able to manage business stuff on the go a little better than I do now.

Karen said...

Long battery life, seems like we spend a lot of time recharging.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see if the phone is as good as everyone says it is.

savvygirl65 said...

watching tv on the go sounds great

Sherri J
savvyblog@yahoo.com

MamaMunky said...

My hubby has this phone and I'm always stealing it for the camera. It's awesome.

Darcie Decided said...

I love that it has Word on it...and a nice camera!

tweetyscute said...

I love the quick tiles

Hannah Chase said...

I love the voice activation, apps, navigator, etc. Everything about it is amazing. I want it so bad. I haven't had a cellphone in almost a years and the ones I had were never nice like this.

jlafount said...

I like access to a decent app store

Tabathia said...

I like the xbox live app and the camera

sweetsue said...

I love the long battery life!
Susan Chester

Janna Johnson said...

it comes in pink
Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

hallie pee said...

i love the screen size, its like a mini tablet! I have never had a smartphone...

isis said...

Love the talk to text feature!

one frugal lady said...

I love the fast speed and great camera!
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Anonymous said...

Since I'm currently using a Trac fone,EVERYTHING about the phone looks amazing!

Miriam said...

windows op system

Ciara Hall said...

i LOVE THIS PHONE!!! SO cute and original,love the color too!

Desi H said...

I love the large screen !!!

Matt M said...

Windows Phone is the best OS for mobile... hands down. I currently have an HTC Hd7 and the OS is amazing! I recommend it to everyone I know. Obviously this Nokia would be awesome because it runs the same.

Terra H. said...

I like that voice activation can be used to make calls, check calendars, and dictate a text. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

This looks great

Ellen Thompson said...

I like the quality of the camera and the fact that the phone can be used as a wifi hot spot.

Darci said...

I love the camera and you can use wifi hot spots...I love it all actually!

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