Nokia Lumia 900, HTC One X and S, Galaxy Note (MobileTechRoundup show #265)

Nokia Lumia 900, HTC One X and S, Galaxy Note (MobileTechRoundup show #265)

Summary: Both of us used the Nokia Lumia 900 for a couple of weeks and I had the HTC One X and One S international models too. I also made another purchase thanks to my cohost.


Listen here (MP3, 56.4 MB, 67:00 minutes)

Subscribe to the show with this link (RSS)


Kevin and I both had the Nokia Lumia 900 in hand before the last show, but couldn't talk about it so we started off MobileTechRoundup show #265 with a discussion about this hot selling device. Kevin thought of the Galaxy Note and I told him about my purchase experiences. I also had the international HTC One X and One S to play with so shared some thoughts with Kevin on them. The MoTR show is not good for our credit cards as Kevin convinced me on this show to purchase my own MotoActv so I will have some thoughts on using in next week.

Topics: Banking, Browser, Hardware, HTC, Mobility, Nokia

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.


Log in or register to join the discussion
  • Removable batteries on phones

    A removable battery is a necessity, especially if you are using custom roms on an Android phone. Sometimes you just need to have removable batteries to turn off the phone. So, along with not having microSD slots, this is a reason that the One X and One S are not on my list of phones I might get.
    • That should read ON ANDROID PHONES

      On any other platform the stability of the OS and the battery life is a hell of a lot better and pretty much 99.9% of the people will never have a need to remove a battery.

      And BTW, on Android phones removing the battery is necessary mostly because it is the only way to recover when the OS freezes (which is now consider a normal "feature" by most fandroids).
      • RE: That should read ON ANDROID PHONES

        Agree 100%
  • This may be off subject...

    It's my opinion that it is irrelevant to compare the hardware specifications of Android to WP to iOS to BB. This comparison completly holds no merit. Anyone who truly is looking at any device for its capabilities should be judging devices on what that devices hardware translates into, and the impact of the UX! It's best to compare hardware specifications WITHIN a OS, than to irrelevantly compare OS Hardware across platforms. I've come to this conclusion because there is no baseline that can possibly be established between platforms.

    Now, it is logical to compare the speed, functionality, organization, screen quality stability, battery life, features ext. Seriously, it doesn't matter how a device goes about achieving great performance, but we do all agree that we want great performance. So why do we argue about Hardware specs, and compare separate OS's internals? However, it does seem extremely logical to compare a new WP devices to a old WP devices hardware, or a iPhone 4 to the next generation, because the software would be consistent enough to be able to accurately measure a performance benefit of, for example, a dual core processor over single core. Even with the more diverse nature of Android software it still seems more logical to compare dual core vs quadcore, or ram, between Android devices.

    Can we seriously depend on labels to tell us which phone is the most efficient, quick, and stable? This misconception BETWEEN PLATFORMS needs to be put to a rest!
  • Thanks for the PHP source of your page

    The MP3 link you provided gave me the PHP source code (zend framework) of a page instead of an mp3 file!