Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has just sent out a few preliminary comments about the company's performance during the fourth quarter of 2012. Nokia's figures are a good indicator for how well Windows Phone 8 is doing, and, in all honesty, I'm not exactly blown away. Apparently, neither was Nokia itself, since the company decided to redefine their Asha phones from feature phone to smartphone to prop up their smartphone sales figures.
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Funny timing
by MechaShiva on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:32 UTC
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Well, funny for me personally. Saw my first Nokia Windows Phone 8 in the wild yesterday. Turns out my sister has a knack for losing/breaking cell phones, almost as if it were a gift bestowed from on high. By pure coincidence, she recently found herself in the market for a new phone.

She recently stopped at her local carrier store to replace a gone-too-soon Droid 4 I think. She no longer had the money to replace this victim in waiting phone with a new super phone. Turns out few things are as uninspiring as value bin Android phones, or so I'm told, and the only moderately powered phones in her budget were severely discounted Lumias. $40 later, she was the bashful owner of a Lumia 822 with Windows Phone 8.

I've used Win8 so I was able to navigate my way around the phone. Definitely a responsive piece of hardware. So I asked my sister the burning question: "So..."

She said it's not too bad. Some different conventions to learn, she feels it does a better job of presenting notifications than android does, the windows store is a barren wasteland, etc. So, more or less in line with most professional reviews of Windows Phone 8 (which I found almost shocking to be honest, but maybe I'm just jaded).

If microsoft can bulk up that app store with crap people want to actually buy (not merely settle for), these tepid reviews become lukewarm and then the sky is the limit!

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