Nokia Lumia 900 – the best multimedia smartphone yet?


Among the many things modern smartphones can do, the ability to watch video and listen to music on the go has to be one of most widely used functions. In theNokia Lumia 900, Nokia may well have in its grasp the finest multimedia smartphone yet. Here’s why.

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You need a few things to create a solid multimedia smartphone – capable hardware, solid software and a healthy supply of media content coming through.

The Nokia Lumia 900 has each of these bases covered. When it launches in the second quarter of 2012, it could well be the prime choice for those you like to listen and watch on their phones.

Screen

This is the most obvious strength of the Nokia Lumia 900, and also the key distinction between it and the rest of the Lumia range. Put simply, video is going to look gorgeous on that 4.3-inch AMOLED display. The fact that it’s AMOLED means that high definition movie content will look sublime. Home cinema buffs will tell you that one of the most important aspects of a TV screen when watching films is the black level – the deeper the better. LCD TV screens invariably fail on this test, whereas AMOLED produces perfect blacks.

Nokia Music & Zune

In Nokia Music & Zune, the Nokia Lumia 900 has two feature-packed music services with which to enhance your journeys. Nokia Music provides a full MP3 music store from which you can browse and purchase music tracks. It also gives you access to Mix Radio, which provides loads of customisable mix-tapes across each sub-genre of music. You can even download these for offline listening. Zune gives you its own MP3 music store, as well as access to FM radio stations.

Apps

There are loads of fine applications on the Windows Phone Marketplace that will supplement the Nokia Lumia 900’s multimedia prowess. Whether it’s watching HD YouTube videos offline with YouTube Pro or storing music in the cloud with Cloud Music, there are plenty of apps around to enhance your experience.

The Future

Your multimedia options are only set to expand on the Nokia Lumia 900 with the future release of Nokia Reading. Then you’ll be able to add e-book reading to the list alongside music and video. Nokia Reading will also filter the news into a vibrant magazine-style view. Video, Music and reading, all on a lovely 4.3-inch smartphone! That’s the Nokia Lumia 900 for you.

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