Nokia has had a ball at CES 2012 with the Lumia 900 being the crown jewel, since it brought the company some awards. It’s true that we would have expected even more phones announced in Las Vegas, but we’ll have to be happy with what we have here. Nokia Lumia 900 won CNet’s Best of CES smartphone and also won a Popular Mechanics editor’s choice award for CES.
It also received a Popular Science “Product of the Future” award and the new Windows Phone unit was considered one of Laptop Magazine’s Best of CES finalists. It’s important to mention that around 20.000 new products are announced and launched at CES, so it’s very important to receive such recognition. I have to remind you that the Lumia 900 is marketed as a handset for AT&T and the US public, with a huge campaign that will start in the following weeks.
Honestly speaking, the Lumia 900 doesn’t bring anything surprising to the table. It’s basically a larger Nokia Lumia 800 with a 4.3 inch diagonal display and Windows Phone Mango, plus the 1.4GHz processor and an 8 megapixel camera. The price factor will be decisive for this model and considering how affordable Android smartphones have become, it will be interesting to see this product’s offers at various carriers.