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Nokia Lumia 900

Betting the farm on Windows Phone is certainly a massively brave move from Nokia, but some would argue that the Finnish giant needed to do something to arrest its slide away from smartphone relevance - and the Lumia 900 represents its best effort yet.

With a large screen that brings the excellent Live Tiles system to the fore, coupled with a burgeoning apps market and stand-out polycarbonate shell, our TechRadar's Nokia Lumia 900 review shows this is definitely the best handset on the Windows Phone platform.

It's also got a decent Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash to improve picture taking, to continue Nokia's heritage in the camera phone space.

Beavis says: "While the Lumia 900 is a well-built and good-looking phone, it doesn't have the raw grunt of others on show. A single core processor is kinder on the battery, but doesn't allow really cutting edge applications to be made.

"With Windows Phone 8 on the horizon consumers may be a little worried about picking up a phone that's not set to be upgraded, but it will be getting a boost with an overhauled home screen in the near future."

Check out our Nokia Lumia 900 review or go and vote for the Lumia 900 in the T3 Awards 2012.

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