Nokia Lumia 900 is a very good Windows Phone powered smartphone. It was first unveiled on January 9, 2012 by Nokia at Consumer Electronics Show 2012. The device is flagship phone of Nokia and has a very good build quality, thanks to its poly carbon unibody structure that was featured on Nokia N9. Nokia Lumia 900 sports a 4.3” ClearBlack AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800×480. Underneath the screen is a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion CPU and Adreno 205 GPU. Other features include 16 GB internal flash, 512 MB ROM and 512 MB RAM. A1830mAh Li-ion battery pack takes care of powering needs. As of now, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 operating system supports only single core processors and doesn’t allow microSD card slots, hence 16 gig is all you get to quench your storage thirst. The phone also received Best Smartphone award in January 2012. Nokia Lumia 900 was launched in four color option, including magenta, black, cyan and white. Recently, Nokia has unveiled its pink Lumia 900.
The new pink version was launched lately on July 15th and is available with a two year contract from AT&T. With the pink color, Nokia seems to be ready for summer shoppers. Nokia mentions this is an AT&T exclusive for now. Few days after the launch of pink variant, Nokia is now promoting its flagship Lumia with a nail polish to match with. The “Nokia Lumia Pink” polish, designed by Duality Cosmetics, seems to be even more exclusive than the phone itself. The nail polish will be made available through one-day pop-up salons in Dallas, Denver, and Los Angeles, where Kandi Banks, nail stylist of Nicki Minaj, will be offering pink, and may be Lumia themed manicures and pedicures too. The first session is already done, but you can catch up at Lone Tree, Colorado (Park Meadows Mall, 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124 ) on Thursday, August 2, 2012, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m and at Los Angeles, California (Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067) on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from noon – 8 p.m. In the lounge, you can also check out Nokia Lumia 900 in pink which can be bought from AT&T for $49.99 with a two-year contract.
Previously, Nicki Minaj was the center of attraction at Nokia’s Times Square event in New York for launch of the Lumia 900, but unlike the concert, the nail polish move doesn’t seem to be set up in order to direct sales. It can be considered more of publicity even where you raise awareness among people who aren’t in the tech circle. Nokia doesn’t seem to be directing this towards women, instead the company just asks “Nokia fans” to come play with the 900 while getting a manicure. And no, the cyan, black, and white do not get the matching nail polish treatment.
Sales of Nokia Lumia have taken a nose dive, thanks to Microsoft’s announcement that current Windows Phone devices won’t be getting upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Nokia shipped 10.9 million of its Lumia line of phones in the three quarters since it debuted. It has even beaten Apple’s iPhone in terms of post launch sales, where in which iPhone sales reveal that they shipped only 5.4 million units in the first three quarters post launch. Since there are lot of Lumia’s already in the market, and keeping in mind the fact that Windows Phone 7.5 devices won’t be upgraded to Windows Phone 8, and in order to attract more people towards current products, Nokia has been releasing apps such as Nokia Camera Extras and Nokia Contact Share in order to bring missing features to Windows Phone 7.5 and give the system more appeal.
Microsoft has promised that current Windows Phone 7.5 devices will get upgraded to Windows Phone 7.8. The update aims at bridging the generation gap and will be bringing selected features of Windows Phone 8 to older devices. We don’t know how many or what kind of features will make it to older devices, but the point is users won’t feel their device is obsolete. What are your thoughts on Nokia’s nail polish move for Nokia Lumia Pink? Do you fancy it, and if yes, would you buy it or prefer to wait for Windows Phone 8 devices that Nokia will be launching in September? The yet to launch Windows Phone 8 devices from Nokia are anticipated to have Nokia’s Pure View technology for superior imaging. Let us know your thoughts using the comment form below.