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Nokia Lumia 900 Review

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This being a Microsoft device as one would expect, the Office experience is superlative. I generally use Office suites on devices as viewers but found myself willing to do a little bit more with the Office suite here. The Office is arranged such that one swipes through, notes, documents and locations. Only Word and Excel documents, with some templates, as well as notes through OneNote, can be created on device. Files can be stored on device, or to the cloud. Herein lies my first major gripe with Windows Phone 7.5 and how it handles files. You see, Windows Phone followed the iOS model by not having a file system on-board. This would not be a problem if files were handled more intelligently. The only way to get files off the device is to use the cloud. Windows Phone devices are heavily reliant on Microsoft’s Zune Desktop but this does not include the transfer on non-multimedia files. For small files it’s okay, but living in a data challenged country where the Lumia 900 is sold for example with only 75 MB/month data on contract, once you start handling big documents, this is not clever at all.

The Windows Phone calendar is also a pleasure to use. Again it can handle agendas from multiple sources, separate and colour coded, as well as multiple calendar. Multiple calendars for Google Calendar with a little bit of intervention/authorisation by visiting http://m.google.com/sync . It would be great if one didn’t have to jump over this hoop to get this but at least it works unlike some other Nokia devices that I have used. Adding events is also plain. “Quick add” allows one to add an event to the default calendar, which seems to be system selected but tapping the add button takes one to a traditional form where the destination can be selected.

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By , Columnist, Johannesburg office

Published on Aug 27th, 2012 GMT +2

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