In this week’s edition of the Gadget Lab show, the gang takes a look at the latest Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 900, and chats about the Google Glass project.
First up, reviews editor Michael Calore and staff writer Christina Bonnington check out the Nokia Lumia 900, the newest collaboration between Nokia and Microsoft. It’s a solid phone with a vivid display, 8-megapixel camera, and a fun polycarbonate shell that’s available in black, white or a bright cyan. We think it’s a great phone for first-time smartphone buyers, and for those looking for a good phone at a bargain price.
Next, staff writer Roberto Baldwin joins Michael to talk about Google’s skunkworks head-up display project, Google Glass. Google posted a video of what using the glasses would be like. Unfortunately, as we learned during follow-up reporting, the kind of augmented-reality experience that Google portrays in its concept video doesn’t quite sync up with the hardware Google showcases in product photography. The glasses have reportedly been in development for about two years, but it’s not clear when they’ll actually be available for people to buy and nerd out with.