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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Nelson
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Its a list. Just not necessarily a good one. I could come up with genuine consumer facing limitations that they'd actually be annoyed with. Not niche kitchen sink features that serve little purpose other than to be ticked off of some imaginary sheet.


To me it sounds like you're saying that everything is fine, and that OEM & 3rd party applications will complete the missing core functionality, and that Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 9, Windows Phone 10, etc. is sure to address any core flaw the platform has? (facepalm)


That's not what I said at all, which is interesting, because you accused me of not being able to read.


If the situation was like you say, then why Samsung sold like more than 20 million GS3s just in 3 months. Nokia has only managed to ship 7 million Lumia devices combined in since they started selling them.


The lack of Windows Phone sales as a whole is a channel problem, not a core OS issue. There is a lot of friction between Microsoft, OEMs, and Carriers. Also RSPs are not educated or incentivized enough.

Consumers do not buy things. Consumers are sold things. The retail channel matters in a big way for mobile phones. Especially in the US.

Why Nokia's N9 sold better than any Lumia device despite Nokia restricted seriously its sales?


False. This actually turned out to be a huge lie. A lie convenient for you, but I hope you stop repeating it.


You don't know exactly what issues Windows Phone 8 will fix and what it won't since it's not out yet. Claiming that "it will shit load of things Windows Phone 8 will address" is BS until proven otherwise. So far there are only few things we know for certain that are fixed in Windows Phone 8. Some of which I already mentioned in my other post.


Actually, a leaked SDK is out with a full emulator, so yeah, actually, I do have a pretty good idea of what will be in WP8. Maybe if you spent less time regurgitating the N9 outsold Lumia FUD you'd be aware of the fact.


The way you put out that "anyone can come up with a million reasons to hate a platform" sounds like in your opinion there are no good reasons to avoid Windows Phone. I'm like offering my opinions here and opinions of others and I'm at least trying to base off these things on facts, and you're like not even trying to pick these things up for a conversation. Personally, I'm going to interpret that as a fanboyism.

And to balance things out a little bit. I like the Windows Phone UI. It's pretty. (But it's complex to dive into [doesn't mean it's difficult to use], and has serious usability flaws.)


This entire diatribe was stupid. Next comment leave crap like this out please. I spend the time reading your posts, don't insult my intelligence by filling them with fluff.

Edited 2012-09-07 06:19 UTC

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