Welcome smartphone fans to the finals of this year’s Smartphone Madness. It’s been a roller coaster ride full of surprises. One thing is for sure, Windows Phone lovers showed up to support their chosen OS. In fact, its those fan’s support that has landed both the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Nokia Lumia 710 in the finals.
The Nokia Lumia 900 may not yet be available for purchase, but support for this Windows Phone device has reached a fever pitch. And thus much is expected of Nokia’s new flagship smartphone with its large 4.3-inch screen, and around back of this solid unibody design (available in cyan and black) is an 8-MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics. We’re excited about the possibilities of the bundled Nokia GPS to help this smartphone find its way down the lane. But its AT&T’s 4G LTE speed that could make a difference here. We liked this phone so much we named it Best Smartphone of CES 2012.
The Nokia Lumia 710 stuffed the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Samsung Galaxy Note in previous rounds, and yesterday it bested the Samsung Galaxy Nexus by fewer than 200 votes. Today however, it will have to face down its younger brother. We expect the Lumia 710 will pull out all the stops, including its $49.99 price tag, snappy performance, intuitive interface and bright 3.7-inch display. But will those skills be enough to best its sibling? You decide.
The polls for the finals will remain open until Monday, April 2 at 9:00 a.m. EST. So get out there and cheer on your favorite Windows Phone Nokia Lumia handset!