Lumia 900 wins best smartphone in Best of CES 2012 awards

While CES 2012 technically ends on Friday, the official Best of CES 2012 awards, organized by CNet, have already been given out. It was good news for both Nokia and Microsoft as the Lumia 900, powered by Windows Phone, was named the best smartphone at CES 2012. Neowin got a chance to check out the phone, which doesn't have a US release date, at CES 2012.

Some other Microsoft Windows-related products got named for CES 2012 awards. The People's Choice winner, voted on by CNet readers, went to Razer's Project Fiona gaming PC tablet. The award for Best PC of CES 2012 went to HP's impressive looking Ultrabook-style notebook the Envy 14 Spectre. The best software award went to Bluestack's Android app player for Windows 8.

Just in case you are wondering, the top prize of Best in Show for CES 2012 went to LG's super thin and super cool looking 55 inch OLED television that should be coming out sometime later in 2012. The best tablet award went to the Asus Memo 370T, an upcoming seven inch Android 4.0-based tablet with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor that will go on sale in the second quarter of 2012 for just $250.

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since the Phandroids won't speak up, I'll mimic them for a moment.

Omg how could this win, it's so ugly and boring. I hate metro. Plus there were many other Android phones that featured much higher specs in screen resolution and cores and cameras and waah, my android phones didn't win.

How could something so lean on specs, as well as simple and ugly become a hit?
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And then i come back as myself and say, well, I didn't see any android owners win $100.

UndergroundWire said,
I'm not sure what to think of this phone. I still haven't decided about the color yet.

That's your big hold-up, huh? The color?

UndergroundWire said,
I'm not sure what to think of this phone. I still haven't decided about the color yet.

They have black, just like every other phone out there is black. Did you think they only have cyan?

Let me be clear. I don't think black would be a good color. And cyan looks nice but it also doesn't. Weird. And no I am not buying it as a primary phone. I may buy it if it were on T-Mobile for a cheaper plan. My work pays for my Galaxy Nexus so I figure let me give this phone an honest and thorough test.

I want an MS windows phone... screw my bionic.... I can't wait to get rid of this motorola piece of crap i had respect for them back with the originally motorola droid which was my original android phone.... I want to get an MS phone after they get more apps that i want which are on the android market.

thealexweb said,
Good hardware, all it needs is an NFC ship.

Can't wait for NFC-enabled WPs, but not for digital wallet (dumbest idea ever IMO). Think about NFC file transfers. First company to come out with cross-platform NFC file transfer software will make a killing!

Oh NO, HP F41L again, why would someone win CES2012 with a design like this? It is just plain ugly and not to mention it is HP, meaning instant DOA. That volume button reminds me of my grandma's "wireless" (radio in Oz). If anything, Samsung series 5 or Asus should have been a winner. Yes, someone said CES2012 is/was clone of the Apples it sure looks like that.

Having used an iPhone 4S extensively, and owning a Galaxy S II, i can say that just about every phone leaves you desiring the competition. Microsoft seems to be providing that middle ground. I find my SGSII's screen is a tad too big, iphones too small, iphone has 0 customization while android has tons. MS seems to have a wide range of screen sizes, theyre pro homebrew, and customizable as a result. May consider these when i upgrade next!

Beyond Godlike said,
theyre pro homebrew, and customizable as a result. May consider these when i upgrade next!

Except their premier homebrew partner is out of unlock codes atm.

I was just reading that. I just hope the Lumia 900 comes over to t-mo USA. Id buy it in a heart beat. Looks like one sexy phone.

ramonsjc said,
I was just reading that. I just hope the Lumia 900 comes over to t-mo USA. Id buy it in a heart beat. Looks like one sexy phone.

Apparently its exclusive on at&t for now. However I think they made a very bad decision about it since iPhone has a deep root in at&t and their 3G network. their LTE network is just for some cities but T-Mobile hspa+ has better coverage. besides there is not a single awesome phone for T-Mobile USA so It would have been a huge success if they chose T-Mobile first. I think they are retarded. They will see despite their 100M $ investment it wouldn't be that much success. People donot buy innovation, they buy whatever others buy

Sacha said,
That's nothing. It means prostitute in spanish.
http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/Srv...a?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=lumia

'While in many Spanish-speaking countries the people think of it as meaning "light", there are some old-timers who might remember that the word was once a slang-term for "prostitute". After taking surveys and doing research, Nokia found that roughly 60% of Spanish-speakers thought the name "Lumia" was a positive one for a piece of mobile technology, thus easing worries that there could be a negative vibe towards the brand over time.'

http://www.wpcentral.com/what-s-name-nokia-lumia