Nokia launched the Lumia 900, priced at Php27,990

Nokia launched the Lumia 900, priced at Php27,990

At an event, or should I say party, held at The Bonifacio High Street’s Amphitheater, Nokia has officially announced the arrival and pricing of their flagship device, the Lumia 900. We also spotted something rather surprising.

The “Lumianation” was nothing short of spectacular (kudos to Nokia and the other people involve for making this launch a success, not to mention memorable). The Amphitheater was packed with people from the press, bloggers and Lumia as they await the announcement of Nokia’s top of the line handset. While waiting for the announcement, the audience was entertained by the Jump Smokers dance group backed by an outstanding mixes by DJ Nina and DJ Flipside.


There was also a Nokia booth that showcased their Lumia handsets and booths for Nokia’s telco partners. Ms. Kat Alano who hosted the event went around these booths and did a short interview of the people there. She, along with the other who dared, was also smoked in the Nokia-WP7 challenge as shown in the picture above. Nokia has also given away a handful of Lumia handsets to attendees and are drawn electronically.

At the height of the event, just moments away from the official announcement of the Lumia 900, spectators marveled at the 3D presentation of the evolution of Nokia smartphones projected at a building at the side of the Amphitheater.

The Lumia 900 shared the limelight with its Lumia siblings; 610, 710 and 800. As we mention on our previous posts, the 710 and 800 are available via Smart and Globe respectively while the 610 is priced at PhP10,980 apiece.

The Lumia 900 is said to hit the shelves this June for Php27,990 and will come with a free Nokia Purity Headset by Monster.

Nokia Lumia 900 specs:
4.3-inch AMOLED display @ 480×800 pixels
Nokia ClearBlack display
Qualcomm Scorpion 1.4GHz processor
16GB internal storage
HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
8MP autofocus camera, Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash
720p video recording
1MP front-facing camera
GPS w/ aGPS support
Li-Ion battery 1800mAh
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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29 Responses

  1. Strange that the Lumia 900’s camera can only record up to 720p videos while other handsets at that price range can already record 1080p videos.

    • John says:

      Windows Phone (Mango 7.5) limitations ! Let’s wait for Windows 8.

    • Renan says:

      Handsets that has very poor software integration with the hardware… Seriously, would you really noticed the difference of a 720p and an 1080p?… Of course you would say on a TV, but if the video is that special that you would watch it on a tube then why use a phone camera?…

  2. leche1982 says:

    Kinda hard to justify shelling out for this when the SGSII can be had for cheaper nowadays, and mostly beats it out on specs.

    Unless you are really into the WP OS.

    • deuts says:

      Have you tried SGSII and its often too hot battery pack after using it for 10-15 minutes?

      I haven’t tried a WP phone personally, only at the stores, but I think WP could prove better than Android if not for the limited apps in their Marketplace.

    • Sonofa says:

      I bought the Samsung Focus S, less than 15k 2nd hand but complete…

      Windows SGS2 (panget lang yung at&t na logo)

    • leche1982 says:

      Didn’t experience any heat issue with the SGSII I’ve had.

  3. John says:

    This is definitely a great phone ! Nevertheless, I reckon that this phone shouldn’t be bought for this time… Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) is to be released in October and we should see dual core WPs by then with 1080p records and HD displays. Better if we wait. It’s Android vs iOS for now.

  4. kirila says:

    If this was only 19-20k it would be a decent vale. As it is, why waste almost 30k for single core device that would likely not even be updated to Apollo,

  5. pabs says:

    I’ve had android phones, since I left my nokia 5800, SGSII was the best and latest for me, however the battery concerns me most. What is frustrating is that at the time that I want to talk on the phone,it runs out of juice, that I have to rely on my second phone, the Nokia c2.
    I think I will have to go back to Nokia and for good reasons…

  6. Iamdoods says:

    I dont like phones bigger than iPhone.

  7. jayb says:

    yuga, available ba to sa globe?

  8. Kevin See says:

    Too expensive. I would rather get a HTC One X.

  9. povillo says:

    I could settle for Lumia 610 for my excel files. hope for practical reason, smart could include this fone in their offer for retention

  10. SpiderWak says:

    so… it’s the 710 for me while waiting for the next Nokia handset with dual core

  11. Pipo says:

    What surprised you, Abe? Didn’t read anything about whatever it is.

  12. justine says:

    Good evening! Just got my Lumia 710. I tried to sync it with Zune, sadly, i got a error. C00D134C (801901F4). I used an account made from the Philippines. Now I can’t open my account on Zune and sync games I was to download. HELP! :)

    • reikoku says:

      markeplace using zune software is not available anymore. you can use the built-in marketplace or use the web version. go to then click marketplace

  13. Leonor says:

    16 gb internal memory and not expandable? For 28K pesos??? What a joke…

    • elop says:

      Your face is a joke.

    • Renan says:

      Quad Cores that has the same old problems as before at P25-28K?… That’s the joke… What’s the problem with a fixed 16GB storage?… It’s not like you’re going to be able to go through every single file you saved on a single day…

    • epol says:

      unless you do a porn movie with your gay boyfriend everyday then that 16 gig isn’t enough

  14. Carl Bytes says:

    I will just wait for Apollo phones at the end of the year.

  15. tinikling says:

    si abe talaga oh.. pag tungkol sa nokia kung makasulat parang tanga lang, pero pag apple products kung mag sulat halos parang movie script ang haba.

  16. Basabasadin says:

    @tinikling, hindi si Abe nagsulat nito.

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