Josh Topolsky is underwhelmed, and gripes that Windows Phone 7.5 still isn’t where it should be. Walt Mossberg has similar reservations. Sam Biddle of Gizmodo thinks the Lumia 900 could save Windows Phone. Rosa Golijan of MSNBC says it’s a stunner that could lure people away from Apple and Android.
I have been using the Lumia 900′s little brother, the Lumia 800, for a month, and I’m as impressed now as I was when I first saw this phone. The hardware is gorgeous — nicer than the iPhone, in my opinion. The software feels fresh and modern. Sure, there are far fewer apps, and for some people that’s going to be a problem. But a lot of people just want the basics: email, Web browser, phone calls, maybe a few basic apps like Facebook and Twitter. And AT&T is going to sell the Lumia 900 for $100, which is a pretty amazing price for product that’s this nice.