Lumia 900 shoots to the top of Amazon phone sales
posted by Scott H. / Apr 09, 2012, 1:00 PM
These comparisons are imprecise in the best of times, but reading the tea leaves on sales of the Lumia 900 are even more difficult than normal - in a move sure to raise questions later, the Lumia 900 first launched on Easter Sunday, meaning that almost all physical store locations were closed or on reduced hours. It’s hard to imagine what AT&T was thinking when choosing the launch date, but regardless folks who might have normally picked one up over the weekend in store may now be choosing to purchase online.
Edit – simply in the course of writing this article the leader board at Amazon has changed again (see screen grabs below) – now the cyan Lumia is back up to second and the Galaxy Nexus has leapfrogged the RAZR MAXX to take third. So the take home mesage is that positions 2,3, and 4 are close enough together that they will probably change several more times today.
In short – the Lumia 900 is selling well on Amazon, but not so well that it's outclassing Android handsets that have been on the market for months. The black model seems to be significantly more popular than the cyan model with Amazon buyers. Beyond that, we’ll have to wait for AT&T or Nokia to provide more clarity.
source: Amazon via TechCrunch
- Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)
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Specs seem pretty low-end. What's the attraction?
posted on Apr 09, 2012, 5:52 PM 1
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Only spec that's actually low end is the processor, which is still only a single core 1.4 GHz (plenty to run WP7.5, but low-end relative to non-Windows flagship devices). Otherwise, the rest of the specs - LTE, 8 MP camera, 4.3" screen, FFC - are right in line with other high-end devices. Overall, I think the attraction stems from the fact that it's Nokia (which people equate to great build quality and industrial design) and that it offers a different experience from the current major players that have dominated the market for the past couple of years (in terms of OS).
posted on Apr 09, 2012, 7:10 PM 5
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I am Glad for Microsoft and Nokia to be in the game again this smart phone has 3 things going for it despite it's low specs compared to High end Android smart phones or the Apple Iphone 1= the metro OS is fast simple and works well. 2 Award winning case design, 3= it wont cost you an arm and a leg to get one. I think Nokia delerratly designed this smart phone this way so it give the Public a good bang for the buck smart phone. I donot think this smart phone will make or break Nokia because Nokia's Best the Nokia Windows 8 class smart phones are coming out later this year with all the Higher technology in it that the High End Android and Apple Iphone's have. The Nokia 900 is only the beginning round for Microsoft and Nokia. the best is yet to come. yes Virginia we do need a third smart phone eco system out there
posted on Apr 10, 2012, 9:33 PM 0
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