Nokia shelved plans for curved screen on Nokia Lumia 900
September 30, 2012 at 18:08 GMT | By Darlington Moyo
It looks like previous rumours of how Nokia decided to ditch plans for a curved screen on the Nokia Lumia 900 were after all correct. This is after the Engadget team was granted access to Nokia's research and development facility in Tampere, Finland, and managed to capture an image of Nokia's past and present models.
As can be seen in the image above, one of the models happens to be a Nokia Lumia 900 with a curved screen. We know the retail version of the Lumia 900 doesn't have a curved screen, so it leaves us wondering if Nokia originally intended to put curved glass on the Lumia 900 and if they did, why did they abort the plan. A WMPU reader who goes by the name of XB_Mod claims that Nokia intended to bring the Lumia 900 with curved glass but shelved plans after internal testing brought up issues with stability, weight and thickness. The reader also suggests that Nokia eventually ditched the curved glass because they were afraid it could break too easily as the diagonal line wasn't stable enough.
The upcoming Lumia 920 of course features a curved screen just like the Lumia 800 did. It suggests that Nokia would must have been satisfied with the durability of the the curved glass on the Lumia 920, so prospective buyers should have nothing to worry about.
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