Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Nov 2013 21:35 UTC

The Verge reviews the giant Nokia Lumia 1520:

Samsung and others have proven that there is a market for giant smartphones, warts and all. But that doesn't mean that just any smartphone is better if it's bigger, and the 1520 is a prime example of that. It's bigger and faster than any other Windows Phone yet, but it's not necessarily a better Windows Phone because of that. If all you've ever wanted in life is a Lumia 925 with a magnifying glass on top of it, the 1520 is exactly that. It's a tour de force in resolution and speed, but it's not a great smartphone or even a great replacement for a tablet.

And yet, it'll be a better tablet than any Windows 8.1 RT device. There's something poetic about that.

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RE[3]: Somehow I doubt it
by TBPrince on Tue 19th Nov 2013 22:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Somehow I doubt it"
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Well, I don't think they would ever scrap a brand so strong as Windows is. It would be insane.

I think you cannot apply to Microsoft metrics used for other companies. No other company do all the stuff Microsoft does, in basically any possible IT market. And in most of them, they are successfull.

That forces them to play this game considering ALL their activities while most companies only try to protect one or two core businesses.

Microsoft is currently leading desktop, office, servers, consoles, services and development fields. At the same time they need to grow their phones and tablets divisions without harming other ones, plus their advertising / search engines platforms.

Not as easy as manufacturing iPhones/iPads and being completely irrelevant in anything else... I guess.

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