Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th May 2013 21:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Following reports, Nokia's own teaser campaign, and a last-minute leaked image, the Lumia 925 is official today. The Finnish smartphone maker is taking the wraps off its latest flagship Windows Phone, and there's a slight twist: it's made from aluminum. Nokia's latest smartphone is trading a full polycarbonate unibody for an aluminum casing. It's not fully metal - the rear of the device will be polycarbonate, and the front is naturally made of glass - but it marks a new shift for Nokia's Windows Phone design." This will be the Lumia that turns it all... Nevermind.
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Uncertainty
by tomz on Tue 14th May 2013 22:13 UTC
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2010-05-06

Is it a typo of Lamia - a seductive demon, or Lunacy?

The exclusivity to TMobile is ...

It will turn things around, it will crash spinning and drill deep. Ignoring the adage that when you have dug too deep you should stop.

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RE: Uncertainty
by tylerdurden on Tue 14th May 2013 22:23 UTC in reply to "Uncertainty"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I guess the silly aluminum band didn't fool anyone. Their stock went down over 5% after the announcement.

I've a feeling that both blackberry and nokia's "turnarounds" may end as case studies in business schools, in a not so near future. But not for the reasons their CEOs may think...

Edited 2013-05-14 22:26 UTC

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RE: Uncertainty
by Nelson on Wed 15th May 2013 05:50 UTC in reply to "Uncertainty"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Its exclusive to T-Mobile in the US only. VZW and ATT also have variants of this device in the form of the 928 and 920 respectively.

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No suprise.
by Anon on Tue 14th May 2013 23:07 UTC
Anon
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2006-01-02

Aluminium is the new plastic. It's cheap.

Edited 2013-05-14 23:08 UTC

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Why?
by LaceySnr on Tue 14th May 2013 23:45 UTC
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2009-09-28

Seems like a weird choice when the polycarbonate 920 feels like a solid, premium product.

Also: "Unlike the Lumia 920, which is really quite chunky and heavy" — I really don't get this. It's heavier than other phones, yes, but that doesn't make the 920 heavy. It feels solid and well made, and if you think it's too heavy then maybe you've got some muscle atrophy you should talk to the doctor about.

Edited 2013-05-14 23:48 UTC

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Marketing problems?
by coreyography on Wed 15th May 2013 00:19 UTC
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2009-03-06

While I'm an Android user for it's hackability, I agree with what Thom has written in the past (IIRC) that having Windows Phone out there as a viable competitor is good for the state of the smartphone art. But thinking about the ads I was watching leading up to a movie the other day, I wonder if they have a marketing problem.

First, a Windows Phone ad comes on. The sole salient feature the ad refers to is "live tiles".

Then a Samsung Galaxy S4 ad comes on a bit later, and they demonstrate the in-phone photobomber removal it has.

Now, I know which of these features is more useful to me. And the sad part is, according to the article, that Windows Phone has this feature as well. Yet no mention of it in the ad I saw.

If Redmond-based Microsoft is going to let Seoul-based Samsung out-market it in the US, they probably won't ever get very far with their product against Android and iOS. It has to be driving the Windows Phone team crazy.

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RE: Marketing problems?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 15th May 2013 21:01 UTC in reply to "Marketing problems?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Are you saying that Live tiles are less important than having photo editing software? That seems odd to me. Apps can add trivial functionality, but Live tiles are an essential UI component. If you like them, then its obviously more important that they be on the phone.

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Half-a**ed effort
by leos on Wed 15th May 2013 04:41 UTC
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2005-09-21

I'm waiting for a phone that's 100% aluminum including the screen.

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RE: Half-a**ed effort
by Neolander on Wed 15th May 2013 06:00 UTC in reply to "Half-a**ed effort"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Try alumino-silicate glass ;)

http://www.schott.com/xensation/english/products/cover.html

Edited 2013-05-15 06:00 UTC

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Meh
by Nelson on Wed 15th May 2013 05:49 UTC
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

No Xenon Flash support and imo it doesn't look as good as the 928, I'm not really a fan of this one, especially compared to the 928 which has Xenon and the same OLED screen -- along with insane standby time.

I am happy TMobile US finally gets a Nokia Flagship though.

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Haven't You Heard?
by ricegf on Wed 15th May 2013 12:11 UTC
ricegf
Member since:
2007-04-25

2013 will be the Year of the Windows Smartphone!

You heard it here first... ;-)

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