A viral video was uploaded by Nokia yesterday about a brand new smartphone called the Nokia Lumia 900. The video, featuring a magician, explains who fast Foursquare runs on this phone, along with a Windows Mobile OS, by comparing the check-in speed between the Lumia 900 and random smartphones of the crowd. Some reviews confirm the Lumia 900, thanks to an automatic list of the closest venues around the user, is the fastest one. Even faster than the Iphone 4S.
The multitouch screen actually displays both Foursquare logo (direct acess to the app) and closest venue, enabling the user to check in within less than 3 seconds. The video displays an example with a Blackberry smartphone, which needs around 8 secondes for the same action. It is also stated that Windows Mobile increased the data processing, making the phone even faster. The Lumia 900 also enables push-notifications, so the user is steadily informed about his friends and checked places around him.
Don’t forget the speed of the app depends on the network speed, and that the app on the Lumia 900 was displaying the venue before the Blackberry in the video thanks to a second window on the scren, making a check-in almost instantaneous.
But a fun way though to advertise a product, giving the fact that users are more and more “hic et nunc” consumers.