In the past day Samsung and Nokia showed there new Windows Phone 8 phones and HTC will show the new lineup in the next days. I really excited and can’t wait to get one of the new Windows Phone 8 phones.
Nokia announced two new Windows Phone 8 phones called Nokia Lumia 820 and the new flagship device the Nokia Lumia 920. Both bring some cool new features like wireless charring and NFC. The Lumia 920 has also Nokias PureView camera technology included which looks pretty amazing.
4.3 inch screen
8 Megapixel camera
Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
8GB + 32 GB microSD
4.5 inch Pure Motion HD+ IPS LCD
8.7 Megapixel PureView camera
And there are also some great accessories which I missed for the most phones (expect the iPhone). For example the JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker is on of the great accessories which makes use of NFC and Bluetooth.
Now after using the HTC TITAN for a while I finally got my Nokia Lumia 900 here in Switzerland. My first Windows Phone was the HTC Trophy which I got back in in November 2010. One year later I got the HTC TITAN and the Nokia Lumia 800.
Now since yesterday I own the Nokia Lumia 900, and I think it is the best Windows Phone at the moment.
Some of the key features or reasons for the Lumia 900 are:
Great Nokia build quality
4.3 inch screen perfect size for me
Great display colors
Good 8 MP camera
Internet Sharing (still waiting for a update for my Lumia 800)
super fast (Like in every other Windows Phone)
excellent antenna performance (I am at some places where I get really bad signal, and other phones like the iPhone and the HTC Titan are dropping calls from time to time, my Lumia 900 gets a much better reception.)
Today Microsoft released some new SkyDrive Apps for Windows and Mac and alos offers 25GB of free online storage. I really love SkyDrive to keep my files in sync and access them everywhere. With the new apps the integration is much better, easier and 25GB of free storage is a fair deal.
With the new Apps, SkyDrive is integrated in your operating system. If you need some online Storage, Cloud Sync or you are already using a service like Dropbox or GDrive you should have a closer look at Microsoft SkyDrive.
SkyDrive for the Windows desktop (preview available now). View and manage your personal SkyDrive directly from Windows Explorer on Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista with this new preview app available in 106 languages worldwide.
Fetching files through SkyDrive.com. Easily access, browse, and stream files from a remote PC running the preview app to just about anywhere by simply fetching them via SkyDrive.com.
SkyDrive storage updates. A new, more flexible approach to personal cloud storage that allows power users to get additional paid storage as their needs grow.
SkyDrive for other devices. We’ve updated the SkyDrive apps on Windows Phone and iOS devices, bringing better management features and sharing options to those devices. We’re also releasing a new preview client for Mac OS X Lion, letting you manage your SkyDrive right from the Finder.
Last week I got my Nokia Lumia 800 and even I already have read a lot of articles and reviews about it, I am impressed about the beautiful design and the build quality.
The first problem noticed was the battery life. My HTC Titan had something like two days of battery life and the battery of my Lumia 800 was empty after just one day. At the same day I also got the Windows Phone update (7.10.8107.79) and I deactivated the Exchange Push for my work mail account. Now the battery life seems to be the same or better than on my HTC Titan.
Now the Lumia 800 (3.7-inch screen) cloud be a bit bigger for me (the Lumia 900 with a 4.3-inch Screen could be perfect). I also miss the Internet Sharing feature, but there should be an update soon to activate this feature.
Overall I really like the Nokia Lumia 800 and it will be my main phone for the next months.