Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone, the hardware upgraded version of Nokia Lumia 800, announced by Nokia in CES 2012 which is now available to buy at AT&T stores for $99.99, has been failed to meet the anticipation of a Windows Phone Hero of the market.
It has expected that Nokia Lumia 900 will satisfy the requirement of a Hero Windows Phone which will stand remarkably in the market and take Windows Phone OS to next level like many Hero Android phones did for Android.
And even after spending millions of dollars in promotion of Nokia Lumia 900 before its launch in US market, it failed to create a buzz and received an under whelming response from customers.
So, I read many reviews of websites, blogs and consumers on Nokia Lumia 900 to find out the reason of this fail. Here are the few reasons, according to me, which are responsible factor, why Nokia Lumia 900 is not Windows Phone Hero.
Note: A phone is called to be a HERO Phone because of its hardware, design, zero flaws, attraction capabilities, sale figures and capability to make an user change its platform and current phone.
Shipped with a Software issue/bug
Soon after Nokia and AT&T began selling this flagship device, it was identified that it has a software issue. In short, a memory management issue was discovered which in some cases, lead to loss of data connectivity. Though the issue is purely in the phone software, and is not related to either phone hardware or the network itself but it was more than enough to mark a stain on the reputation of the device.
The issue has been identified and Nokia have developed a solution for it and they are making two options available for the customers who have already bought a Nokia Lumia 900:
You will be able to update your device with the latest software via Zune on or around Monday, April 16th which will patch the software issue and your phone will start working normally again.
Or you can swap your current Lumia 900 for an updated Lumia 900 at AT&T stores. As a gesture of good will, every individual who has already purchased a Nokia Lumia 900 — or who will purchase one between now and April 21st – will receive a $100 credit to their AT&T bill from Nokia.
But sorry Nokia and Microsoft, you let your potential customers down by releasing a device in the market which was not fully tested. How can you miss this? I mean Lumia 900 is not an upgraded version of highly popular product line with high goodwill in the market like iPhones.
I remember perfectly that Apple has launched the iPhone 4 with an antenna bug in it and later on fixed it by releasing the covers for it but come on, it had the goodwill of iPhone trademark with it, so it astonished the market and it was having the whole new design as compared to its predecessors. But Lumia 900 is a copy of Lumia 800 with few hardware upgrades, now whom to blame for this blunder, Nokia or Microsoft?
Low Screen Resolution of Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900 is having a gigantic 4.3” screen with 800 X 480 pixel resolution. The resolution is too low if compared to the flagship phones of other manufacturers. Apple iPhone 4S have 3.5 inch screen with the resolution of 960 by 640 pixel, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid Razr, HTC One X all these phones have greater resolution than Lumia 900, the flagship phone of Nokia!
I know the resolution of Windows Phone can’t be increased until unless Microsoft will provide this flexibility to the manufacturers. So, no Hero Windows Phone till then!
No Dual Core or Quad Core Processors
This is 2012 and other companies are launching phones which are powered by Quad Core processors whereas Nokia Lumia 900 is powered by 1.4 GHz single core Qualcomm processor only. A single core processor, forget about Quad core not even a dual core processor in it. How can you expect it to perform like a Hero?
Limited Internal Storage and No Memory Expansion Slot
Nokia Lumia 900 is currently available in 16 GB variant only and you even can’t expand the memory using any micro SD cards. Android phone comes with an option of expanding memory using memory cards and Apple iPhone 4S have 32 and 64 GB variants as well. It’s totally out of my understanding, why Nokia Luima 900 is not available in 32GB variant.
So, a phone with low hardware specs can’t be a Hero Phone. It is not able to attract customer wildly and the reason of bad sales in the market. HTC Titan II is even more powerful than Nokia Lumia 900; it’s just another Windows Phone, nothing more!
And the wait for a Windows Phone Hero is still on…
Buy Nokia Lumia 900 from Amazon.com for $49.99