Just last Friday, the Lumia 900 was officially launched with pomp and the glamorous setting of Times Square behind it. As Nicki Minaj serenaded the new phone into US markets for AT&T, things were looking up for the Finnish company after the turbulent year it experienced in the smartphone industry. However, due to a bit of bad luck, it turns out that a batch of the Nokia Lumia 900s is constantly losing data connectivity due to a memory issue.
While it is uncommon for a memory leak to terminate data connection especially on a closed-up Operating System like Windows Phone, users have begun to forget the company’s mistake after acknowledged the problem and have been working on a software update which is due to be out on the 16th of April (next Monday). If you find yourself unable to wait until Monday, you can swap your Lumia 900 for an already updated one.
On top of that, Nokia has gone beyond an apology and has credited all users with $100 on their AT&T bill for all who have bought or will buy the device up until April 21st. What this means is actually a $0.01 in profit since the phone can be obtained from AT&T for $99.99 on a two year contract. If you have been going back and forth as to whether or not you should get the Lumia 900, this would be your cue. Now let us spare a thought for the lonely HTC Titan II which is now $200 more than the price of the Lumia 900 until the 21st of April at least.
AT&T Offers ZTE Zmax 2
Now here is a handset from the folks over at ZTE which intends to provide a sense of continuity, although this time around you will not be able to pick up the Zmax 2 from T-Mobile, as ZTE has decided on AT&T to be their US partner and mobile carrier for their latest phone. In fact, this device falls under the mid-range segment of things, where it will just cost $149.99 unlocked, now how about that for affordability?
That kind of pricing would see you end up with a 5.5” 720p touchscreen display, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4G LTE connectivity, Dolby Digital Plus Audio, and a 3,000 mAh removable battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop as the mobile operating system of choice. [Press Release]
ASUS Zenfone 2E Becomes AT&T Exclusive
You can be forgiven for being confused about ASUS’ Zenfone 2 range to date, and here is yet another model that will add to the brouhaha. I am referring to the ASUS Zenfone 2E, where it has just been announced to be an AT&T exclusive, where you can pick one up for just $119.99 without any contract, and it is also offered by the carrier’s GoPhone prepaid brand.
At that price point, you would get a 5” 720p IPS touchscreen display in return, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, a 2,500 mAh battery, a dual-core Intel processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 5.0 Lollipop running underneath Asus’ own ZenUI. Opt from either black or white shades.
AT&T To Deliver LG Watch Urbane In Silver
If you have been hankering after the LG Watch Urbane for the longest time, while being an AT&T subscriber, then here is good news for you. This particular timepiece can be picked up for $349 a pop from AT&T, where it will arrive in a shade of silver to boot. This timepiece will run on Android Wear and is compatible with any smartphone that has Android 4.3 or higher as the mobile operating system of choice.
It is best to use the LG Watch Urbane within the confines of a Wi-Fi network all the time, along with your smartphone, so that you can keep track of notifications, send messages and make use of your Android Wear compatible apps at all times. Sporting a 1.3” circle P-OLED display, the Watch Urbane comes with replaceable 22mm stitched leather straps for more flexible fashion choices, while the integrated PPG Sensor (average pace, speed, heart rate, and distance) ought to keep fitness buffs happy, with a 410 mAh (non-removable) battery that has an all-day battery life. [Press Release]