Nokia Lumia 900 Won't Beat the iPhone: 10 Reasons Why
NEWS ANALYSIS: Nokia's Lumia 900 is being positioned as yet the latest contender in the unending search for a real iPhone killer. But those of us who know better realize that just won't happen. The fact is that Nokia, once the world's mobile handset market leader, no longer has the market power to seriously challenge the iPhone.
The high-end smartphone market is about to become a bit more crowded in the U.S. with the upcoming launch of Nokias Lumia 900. The smartphone, which will come in the customers color choice of blue, black or white, is being touted as yet the latest potentially strong competitor to Apples iPhone. Moreover, the devices $100 price tag with a two-year agreement is making many wonder if Apple might have to drop the price of its smartphone to compete.
However, all those arguments fail to see whats really happening in the mobile space, and the way in which Nokia is viewed by todays consumers. Although the company was once the worlds top mobile handset maker, its now losing its grip. And as nice as the Lumia 900 might be, its no match for the top smartphone on the market today, Apples iPhone. Simply put, all this talk of Nokia possibly hurting Apples iPhone falls short for several reasons.
Read on to find out why the Nokia Lumia 900 will never beat Apples iPhone:
1. This is Nokia, after all
Looking at Nokias current market share numbers, which have been in rapid decline, its not hard to wonder why so few people believe the company will be able to beat the iPhone. Nokia is losing its appeal to customers around the world, and to think that a single device can change that situation is outrageousespecially when its going up against the iPhone.
2. Windows Phone 7 wont cut it
Lets not forget that the Nokia Lumia 900 is running Windows Phone 7, an operating system that few consumers know and care about. Theres little debating that Windows Phone 7 is a worthwhile software platform that more people should try. But its no Apple iOS. Thus, there isnt exactly a stampede of users to try out Windows Phone 7. With Windows Phone 7 running on the Lumia 900, Nokias device has little chance of success.
3. The price turns people away
Some might say that by offering the Nokia Lumia 900 for $100 with a two-year agreement, the company might attract many more customers. But thats just not the case. Apples iPhone is the gold standard in the marketplace, and it retails for $200. Any device thats priced cheaper than that looks like an underpowered alternative. And thats exactly what the Lumia 900 looks like.
4. Nokias odd design ideas
Look at the Nokia Lumia 900 and compare the devices design to the iPhone 4S. Notice anything? Right: an oddly childlike design choice. The iPhone 4S features an elegant design that catches consumers eyes. The Nokia Lumia 900s choices of colors make it seem like any other Windows Phone 7 device on the market. The time has come for Nokia to care more about design.