Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 23:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If there's one thing I miss in the current smartphone industry, it's design. Honest to good, real design. We basically see one boring slab after another, void of any true identity, whether it's iPhone, Samsung, or any of the others. In this boring world of grey, black, and the occasional white, Nokia is the jester, coming up with its own unique designs and crazy colour selection. Today, the company unveiled the Lumia 920 and 820 to continue this trend.
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RE[7]: Still depressing
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Sep 2012 07:21 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Still depressing"
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When you mention "old Nokia phones" I assumed you meant old Nokia phone. The 808 was released earlier this year. Maybe "previous models" describes better what you mean.

But apparently more current Nokia models can be made to work with Linux, if the Linux distribution is also current.

If you're very fond of standards and openness then go for it. If more and more people do this then companies will go with it too if those kinds of products sell more.

Not having standard connectivity between a Nokia Lumia and a Linux PC is currently for must people not a problem or a factor when buying.

I'll agree with you that the world would be nice and happier if everything was based on open standards and would be compatible with each other, but the world isn't like that and until it is you have to pay attention what you buy based on what you want to do with it.

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