Home Home

Preview: Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism Phone

They’ve done it again. Thanks to the geometric brainwashing that Nokia designers have undergone, we have yet another Prism phone in our hands: the 7900 Crystal Prism.

Well, all I can say is that it looks a hell of a lot better than the original 7900 Prism.

Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism

Another prism!

The Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism in All It's Glory

So Nokia continues its trend of long, narrow candy bar shaped phones complete with etched triangles in the 7900 Crystal Prism. What separates the Crystal Prisms from the Regular Prisms is the back cover, designed by (should I know this guy?) Frederique Daubal. Sorry, I’m not exactly tres chic when it comes to these famous designers, I only know Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.

You also get a Sapphire Crystal center key, something Nokia implemented in the 8800 Sapphire Arte. And you get the change the LED colors underneath it. (up to 49 different colors in all!)

What sort of irks me about this phone is that Nokia barely improved the feature set. The camera’s still 2 megapixels. The internal memory (no external on this guy) is still limited to 1 gigabyte. The display is still a 2 inch OLED. The Living Wallpapers are still residing in the phone somewhere. And on and on…

At least Nokia did see fit to drop in 3G support (850/2100 mhz bands). Unfortunately, that 3G won’t last very long on the BL-6P 850 mAh battery. Talk time is already rated at up to 3 hours.

On the bright side, you do get a free bandana in the retail box.



Got Something To Say?

nokia phone blog: version 5

Subscribe!The Nokia Phone Blog is about mobile phones, MeeGo, S60, the wireless industry, and now Windows Phone.
Subscribe here.  RSS, Atom
Email me at cary (at) nokiaphoneblog.com.

The Blog




Mobile Phone Software


Nokia Phone Accessories


Nokia Phone Deals


Nokia Phone News


Nokia Phone Previews


Nokia Phone Reviews


Nokia Phone Tips and Tricks


Nokia Randomness


Other Mobile Phones


Wireless Industry News

Current Phone Prices, Courtesy of PhoneMatchUp!

PhoneMatchup Sony Xperia TX: $516.77
Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100: $639.00
HTC J: $598.88
Sony Xperia SL: $388.85
Nokia Lumia 900: $419.98

More Sites By Me



My personal blog.


An eBay cell phone comparison shopping/price monitoring project. Buy your next cell phone through PhoneMatchup and save!


Let randomlygifted find you the perfect (random) gift ideas.


The greatest deal aggregator that has ever existed. Okay, I'm a little biased here.