CES 2012: Which do you prefer, Nokia Lumia 900 or HTC Titan II?

The new Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II are solid Windows Phones, but are they really the best that we can get on Windows Phone at this time?

Many of us who use all the mobile platforms believe that Windows Phone will be the third major platform, but after one year of life it is going to take some major efforts to convince others that the platform is compelling. I personally prefer Windows Phone over Android, but haven't found Windows Phone hardware that really knocks my socks off yet. After getting a chance for some of my own hands-on time With the HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900 I am seriously considering an AT&T account to get one of these two.

The HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900 both support AT&T's LTE network and run Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango).

The Nokia Lumia 900 includes the following:

  • 4.3 inch AMOLED ClearBlack screen at 800x480 pixels
  • 8 megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics
  • 1 megapixel front facing camera
  • 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 16GB integrated, non-expandable memory
  • 1840 mAh battery

The HTC Titan II specs include the following:

  • 4.7 inch Super LCD display at 800x480 pixels
  • 16 megapixel camera
  • 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 16GB integrated, non-expandable memory
  • 1730 mAh battery

I am a bit disappointed that Windows Phone devices with large screens don't yet have higher resolution displays, especially compared to the HD display I have been using on Galaxy Nexus. I also think that high end Windows Phone devices should come with 32GB, especially when there is a focus on the camera and media. I understand that you get 25GB storage with Skydrive, but still believe it is valuable to have plenty of onboard memory for apps, media content (movies and music), and created media.

I honestly think after holding on to both devices and checking out the specifications in detail that I will wait and see what might be announced later in 2012 for Windows Phone. Do either of these two new LTE Windows Phone devices appeal to you and if so, which one?

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