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Lumia 900 torn apart to reveal the magical kingdom inside

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The Lumia 900 has received the 'teardown' treatment over at TechRepublic. Once dissembled, the website was able to poke around at the insides to reveal the hardware that powers the Windows Phone operating system on this device. Packing a 1.4Ghz Snapdragon CPU, 16GB storage, 512MB RAM, and an 8MP camera (with front-facing 1.3MP shooter) the Lumia 900 is no slouch when it comes to handling the day-to-day business of its owner.

In our in-depth review of the Lumia 900 we highlighted the solid build quality and polycarbonate design, which was also praised by TechRepublic. Opening the device itself is a fairly straightforward task, should you wish to take a deeper look where the fairies gather (see below video for demonstration).

Source: TechRepublic, via: The Verge

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Lumia 900 torn apart to reveal the magical kingdom inside

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I love how easy it is to remove the digitizer/LCD. I have done a lot of idevice repairs (fragile broken glass) and this is revolutionary from a reparability standpoint. Non-replaceable battery? No soldering and very little adhesive-super easy!

well having seen that it would seem that if you had a want to change the battery  with this video you could certainly do it fairly easily.

It could be more powerful than a room full of space aliens working PCs.  BFD.  WP still can't do things a 20 year old PDA could handle in stride.   

If you read the source article, it states there is a 16GB NAND chip onboard.  So, no SD.  Nand is faster, but you can't go and pop in a bigger card like you could SD.

As it's a phone I desired I took 3 things from this video on this phone.
 
1. It looks fairly easy to take the device apart, could be tricky but, it should be easy.
2. No MicroSD internal slot, so a upgrade to a 32/64gb card is NOT possable.(a major disapointment with this phone)
3. The battery could possably be replaced with a better one if needed or if it needs to be replaced, it should be fairly easy to do.
 
It's my favorite design in my modern phone but, it's got a lot of limits as a Mid line phone as we wait for WP8. Still a nice looking phone, just wish there was higher memory options. My 16gb on my HTC Trophy is not enough....and this would not be an upgrade in that department.

Aha, so that's how you open it! Pretty neat.
 
 
Also a fair and even-headed review of the hardware :)