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Old 05.09.2012, 16:49
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Nokia Lumia 920

...is just announced! Fantastic!

The moment it comes to Switzerland (hopefully soon) I am getting myself one. In yellow color!

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Re: Nokia Lumia 920

Now, I know one shouldn't base purchases based on how the stock exchange reacts to new electronics, BUT the Nokia stock fell around 15.9% after it was announced on the NYSE (T: NOK).

OK, this could be based on the hype before the launch pressing the stock price up (building unrealistic expectations), but it does also give an indication of the disappointment of the product of how sellable it in fact may be. One well known competitor is also launching a new product on the 12th which may also hold back on the Lumina... Time will tell

If you like it, go for it
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Re: Nokia Lumia 920

pity they don't have the blue colour-red is terrible and black is nothing special
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...is just announced! Fantastic!

The moment it comes to Switzerland (hopefully soon) I am getting myself one. In yellow color!

Yeah!
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Re: Nokia Lumia 920

Anything MS related I would avoid! WP7 didn't really take off if at all till it hit 7.5 and now they've screwed the pooch in the sense that anyone who has a WP7.5 cannot upgrade that's how much they care about the phone base
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Old 06.09.2012, 22:50
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Now, I know one shouldn't base purchases based on how the stock exchange reacts to new electronics, BUT the Nokia stock fell around 15.9% after it was announced on the NYSE (T: NOK).
Not sure exactly what the market expected - the 920 is pretty darn awesome. I guess the investors would have preferred something that s***ts out gold bars.
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Not sure exactly what the market expected - the 920 is pretty darn awesome. I guess the investors would have preferred something that s***ts out gold bars.
That's about the only thing that'll pry people away from their coveted Android/iOS handsets.
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Old 07.09.2012, 07:58
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That's about the only thing that'll pry people away from their coveted Android/iOS handsets.
you're probably right :-/
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Re: Nokia Lumia 920

The phone itself is feature rich and an excellent purchase the downside is the fact it is tied to MS if it was an android phone I would have no doubt of just how well it would do.
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The phone itself is feature rich and an excellent purchase the downside is the fact it is tied to MS if it was an android phone I would have no doubt of just how well it would do.
Not sure why being tied to MS is a showstopper. it has good reviews, it has a common UI with Windows 8, has a good chance as a corporate phone initially to gain market share.

Consumers are more of a problem as it has such small share initially - its a viscous circle - it's a pity because the software - written by MS is great.
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The phone itself is feature rich and an excellent purchase the downside is the fact it is tied to MS if it was an android phone I would have no doubt of just how well it would do.
I'll take MS over Apple any day, TBH. What I like about Android is the good integration of all the Google services. I won't switch to WP8 unless Google releases a Google+ client for that platform, that's for sure.

Apart from that: I've used WP7 before and found it to be pleasant and refreshing. Those who believe that WP8 is the same as Windows Mobile: think again.
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Re: Nokia Lumia 920

The UI is superb I have a Lumia that I bought in April this year though it is still flawed purely because MS couldn't be assed to fix them, which is a tad disconcerting add to the fact the base they've built for WP7.5 is being abandoned.

They're not eithering offering a discount on a new phone if you have a WP7.5 phone, whereas I believe Motorola are due to offer certain customers $100 off a new phone if they're an existing customers of a certain phone.

I have a friend who is a .net, c# guru and he has told me there is no reason that they can't bring WP8 to the current set of phones. Much like Apple if a phone doesn't support a certain feature it just doesn't get but they still get the upgrade. But being MS they just can't be bothered, baring in mind I used to be a MS fanboy before all this nonsense.
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The UI is superb I have a Lumia that I bought in April this year though it is still flawed purely because MS couldn't be assed to fix them, which is a tad disconcerting add to the fact the base they've built for WP7.5 is being abandoned
Not much difference to Android phone and tablet owners who've been strung along for a year with the promise of ICS 4.0... ultimately to be told, actually your phone is not upto it. Apple is providing iOS 6 to the 3GS (> 3 year old handset) whereas the year old 'flagship' HTC Desire HD is not capable of running the latest 4.0 Android software With respect to WP, its still relatively early days as a lot of the early gen handsets were vastly underpowered e.g. single core, no internal storage, low res screens. However now that MS have raised the reference specs, we should see phones supported for longer.
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Old 07.09.2012, 13:23
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Not much difference to Android phone and tablet owners who've been strung along for a year with the promise of ICS 4.0... ultimately to be told, actually your phone is not upto it. Apple is providing iOS 6 to the 3GS (> 3 year old handset) whereas the year old 'flagship' HTC Desire HD is not capable of running the latest software
Not to mention they don't appear to need battery sapping quadcore processors running at 1.5GHz with a gig and a half of RAM on tap to get things done.

Disclaimer: The above may well be an exaggeration, but probably not much of one.

Seriously, a quadcore processor in a phone - why on earth do you need a quadcore in a phone? It's a phone for heaven's sake.
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Re: Nokia Lumia 920

Thing is I suppose Android can afford to do it as they have 56% of all mobiles sales (that of course doesn't make it right) whereas I believe MS have only over 3%
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Thing is I suppose Android can afford to do it as they have 56% of all mobiles sales (that of course doesn't make it right) whereas I believe MS have only over 3%
Yes completely agree and it's the biggest obstacle. Until MS get a decent percentage of sales people don't by them because they are a minority player. Its catch 22.

The hope for them is that Windows 8 / MS PHone / Surface / Simple integration of business apps combination will pick them out of the doldrums. If it doesn't then I yes I don't see how Phone will take off ever.

The tablet market though looks much more interesting - I think the MS Slate and the Kindle Fire HD could really start to eat into the iPad area. We will see but good news for consumers for sure.
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Re: Nokia Lumia 920

Let's face not everyone needs an iPad and it is great for what it does but it doesn't cater for everyone, Amazon have already upped the stakes with the Kindle Fire HD and they have a decent ecosystem plus they are well known throughout the world the Kindle itself was a big success and I can't see them going far wrong with what they're offering.
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Re: Nokia Lumia 920

I'm pretty excited about the 920. Pity they don't have in blue as someone mentioned above. Grey will do (especially if its matte). No clues on pricing yet, which is a shame, but if it's cheaper than the iPhone, I'll definitely go for it.

I've tried iOS and currently using android. Now its time to test the Windows phone. And WP8 seems to be at its best right now. Let's see what happens at the October launch.

It seems the 920 is coming to europe in November! whether it comes to Switzerland remains to be seen.
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I'm pretty excited about the 920. Pity they don't have in blue as someone mentioned above. Grey will do (especially if its matte). No clues on pricing yet, which is a shame, but if it's cheaper than the iPhone, I'll definitely go for it.

I've tried iOS and currently using android. Now its time to test the Windows phone. And WP8 seems to be at its best right now. Let's see what happens at the October launch.

It seems the 920 is coming to europe in November! whether it comes to Switzerland remains to be seen.
It will - Nokia apparently said that it'll be rolled out all over Europe. However, the bigger countries will get it earlier in November, the smaller ones towards the end of the month.

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Not to mention they don't appear to need battery sapping quadcore processors running at 1.5GHz with a gig and a half of RAM on tap to get things done.
Not with Jelly Bean - my dual-core JB Nexus runs circles around my wife's top-of-the-line SGS III with a quad-core processor and ICS.

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Re: Nokia Lumia 920

to me, Nokia Maps are by itself the best service by far I have on my phone. Maps are fantastic, the whole countries can be downloaded to the phone, so the navigation can be used without (expensive) data roaming.

It has saved me many many times, while abroad.

In addition to that, it seems that Nokia + MS are bringing free Nokia Music to Lumias (hopefully not only in U.S.). Huge catalog of songs that can be streamed.

Plus the (traditionally) best on the market camera.

And I wonder what will MS bring regarding Skype (that it now owns). A seamless skype integration on the phone would be great service. So far I havent seen perfect skype-on-mobile (I have seen so-and-so implementation, but there were always some bugs or problems).

It is a fantastic combination of services; for me perfect! Looking forward to November...
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