New smartphones: Lumia 900 best Windows 8 phone yet
New smartphones battle heats up with Nokia's new Windows 8 offering. At $100, the Lumia 900 can compete aggressively against Android smartphones.
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The takeaway: Windows Phone’s first killer device
The Lumia 900 is the best Windows Phone yet, and it’s the first phone I’ve seen to truly unleash the potential of the platform. If you’ve been at all interested in adopting Windows Phone, it’s the only option worth considering at this point.Skip to next paragraph
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But while it’s nice to finally see a true flagship Windows Phone, the platform still needs plenty of marketing and carrier support to stand a chance. AT&T, which seems eager to help make the Lumia 900 a success, has promised to step up employee training and will be pushing the device through ads and in-store displays. From my conversations with AT&T executives, the Lumia 900′s April 8 launch appears to be the biggest for the carrier since the initial iPhone release.
There’s definitely a sense of enthusiasm surrounding the Lumia 900 that was missing from the initial Windows Phone launch. Perhaps because there’s so much at stake for all the companies involved, it feels as if the Lumia 900 is the first true Windows Phone. And I think for many consumers, that’ll likely be the case.