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From the Forums: The Lumia 900 and an 8-month backpacking tour across Europe

Lumia 900

The Lumia 900 was a popular Windows Phone and still proves to be a thorn in the back Windows Phone 8 when we're looking at the usage margin between version 7.x and 8. The Nokia device has been taken on a backpacking tour around Europe. Windows Phone Central reader Matthew Cosentino is originally from Melbourne, Australia but has uprooted his life by quiting his job, selling his business and decided to move beyond the border. The past 8 months has seen the Windows Phone owner travel across Europe, focusing more on the Eastern side.

Before leaving in August last year, Cosentino replaced his HTC Mozart with the Lumia 900 and left on his travels. He's created a thread on the Windows Phone Central forum and it's an interesting read. We'll not quote the entire post, but you'll be required to take 15 minutes out to read through the details. While we're talking about an older device, it's still worth reading through someone's experience with Windows Phone. Here's a quick snippet:

"In Estonia I met a fellow who worked in the University in Tartu. He was really curious about the phone saying how he loved Nokia, but really had no use for a smart phone. Fair enough. His argument was that 'could the battery last a week?'. Well who bloody knows mate. I said sure – if all I did was look at the time once a day – maybe. In Lithuania I rode my way across the Cruonian Spit, made my way back through Kaunus (university town that I HIGHLY recommend) and ended up in Vilnius late Sept. The WP8 marketing waves were starting to hit. A saw a few phone stores with the Nokia logo and a 'coming soon'. Nobody cared."

Be sure to head on over to our forums to read the full entry and join in the discussion.

Lumia 900

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So is he done with his trip?

Jnbs says:

I think not just read it and he is currently in Italy..

Vb2012 says:

Lol almost thought I saw backraping xD

Nakazul says:

Lovly stuff.

Whodaboss says:

Thanks for this article. It was an excellent read. Sometimes I wish Microsoft would've used a creative name for their phones instead of "Windows Phone X.x". Somehow they didn't realize the disdain some have for the name Windows. But hopefully they succeed in this market nonetheless.

Arlensu says:

He should come to Brugge, here there is a very funny situation with the Nokia 920, even though the phone have a discount offer, there is no availability! They don't know when can give you the phone! Hey but it is in discount!

gromanch says:

I used my Nokia L900 just a few weeks ago in Kiev, Ukraine. What surprised me the most is how the new Lumia phones are widely advertised there. I mean, it is everywhere - on the streets, in the subway. It is catching your eye, definitely, and because all ranges are on the ads, from the lowest to the highest end models, I believe people must be buying Lumia's.
Speaking, whether potential Nokia Lumia customers care about Windows phones there, I think they care about the BRAND, and not the OS.
I heard Nokia classic ringtones much-much-much more often there than in US, so you do the math where Nokia can make money, especially after practically stopping the commercial of their phones in TV, and having little to almost NO advertisement on the streets, etc. in the US.