Posted: 19 May 2012 10:38 AM PDT
Last night, we finally saw the light -- that new dawn for Nokia.
The jampacked, slammin' Nokia Lumianation Event held at the Amphitheater in Bonifacio High Street last Friday, May 18, officially marked the beginning of the new Windows Phone Era for Nokia in the Philippines.
There was a lot of dancing, drinking, and partying with DJ Nina and the Jump Smokers (because really, it's more fun in the Philippines) - but of course, the true stars of the show were Nokia's new WP smartphones, namely, Nokia Lumia 800, 710, 610, and the biggest and most powerful of the bunch, the much-anticipated Nokia Lumia 900!
This smartphone will make your everyday amazing with its powerful, smooth and easy-to-use Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system perfectly complemented by its gorgeous unibody design and powerful multimedia features including an 8 MegaPixel camera with dual LED flash.
Here's how the top-of-the-line handset looks in the flesh --
This demo unit flaunts a Black polycarbonate monoblock shell, wrapped in Cyan silicon case. In front, you'll find the 4.3-inch AMOLED Nokia Clear Black display beneath the capacitive Gorilla Glass touchscreen and the 1.3 MegaPixel front-facing camera, which is one of the key features that set it apart from the more affordable Lumia releases. You can learn more about this handset - including its internal specifications - via our Nokia Lumia 900 Philippines post.
At the back, you'll see the 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera, which also works as an HD 720p video recorder. As I've mentioned in earlier TP posts, what makes this camera special compared to 8 MegaPixel shooters on other smartphones is that it comes with Carl Zeiss optics.
Oh, and I also scored this short in-the-flesh demo video of Nokia Lumia 900 for you:
Hopefully TP gets a Nokia Lumia 900 unit soon so I can shoot a longer demo video.
So how much will it cost and when will it be available? Well, according to Nokia, Nokia Lumia 900 will be officially available at all Nokia Stores and select retail outlets across the archipelago around a week or two following its launch; So I guess, that's going to be the either the last week of May or the first week of June. The official suggested retail price is only Php 27,990 and if you're one of the first to get it, you'll receive a free Nokia Purity Stereo Headset WH-920 by Monster! Isn't that great?
To wrap this up, let me share with you some photos from last night's landmark event;
Gotta love the drinks! Guess which one I got?!
The view from the media area.
The view from the party area -- where the real action is!
Bumped into other Pinoy tech bloggers; (L-R) Me, Mark Guim of TheNokiaBlog, Rapunzel, Jam Ancheta of JAMOnline and Alexei Rivera of TheTechnoclast (Thanks for the photo, Mark!)
Me and Jam
Me and Martin Bornilla of WidgetCity. Yes, he owns that ultra-successful online gadgets shop.
Alright, that's it for now. Stay tuned for more TP posts on Nokia Lumia 900. From the looks of it, this handset should become one of the more successful releases by any company this year so expect to read more about it on TechPinas.
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