The Lumia 900 is the catalyst that is expected propel both Nokia and the entire Windows Phone platform into the hearts of consumers. Set to release on April 8th for $99.99 exclusively on AT&T, you might wonder what makes a flagship device so affordable? Possibly wondering the same thing, TechRepublic decided to perform a complete teardown of Lumia 900, and there aren’t too many surprises in store.

In a market flooded with dual-core chips, Nokia has opted for a modest single-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, 512MB of RAM and a 3.7V, 1,830 mAh Li-Ion battery. Despite what some would deem mediocre hardware, the Lumia 900 still manages to compete with most of the smartphone world’s biggest heavyweights. Based off of its performance, the Lumia 900 supports the argument that slow and steady wins the race and that high quality software can easily compensate for any spec sheet’s shortcomings.

[via: TechRepublic]