Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jan 2014 20:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Don't you just love proper leaks? Nokia's 'Normandy', its rumoured Android phone designed to replace the Asha series, has been leaked in most of its glory. It's a 4", 854x480 phone with a Snapdragon processor, dual-SIM support, and for the rest it's pretty standard, hardware-wise. Most interestingly, the skin Nokia is draping over its version of Android is looks quite restrained, although they did change the on-screen buttons to only show an Asha-like single back button.

There's really no telling what's going to happen with Normandy in the wake of Microsoft buying Nokia's devices division. In my view, Microsoft can only lose if it decides to sell this device; if the Normandy sucks and doesn't sell well, it'll reflect bad on the company. If it's good and sells very well, it will reflect bad on the company too (can you imagine the Normandy becoming the best-selling Microsoft phone? Hilarious!).

I would guess Microsoft would much rather have low-end Lumias like the 520 fulfilling the role of Asha. It's no coincidence that the 520 is the best-selling Windows Phone device by far; it's the best fit for Nokia's traditionally strong markets. With Android already being quite popular there, a Nokia Android device would be an even better fit.

And with Microsoft not being allowed to use the Nokia name at all - only Asha and Lumia - anything can happen.

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ddc_
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"Yes, that's why stabbyjones dismisses it. Reading is not your favorite activity, right?


Nor yours apparently: Stabbyjones never said which Lumia phone his wife has; it could have been an older WP7 phone, which could be considered slow and buggy compared to a WP8 Lumia.
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Obviously he means that Stabbyjones dismissed Lumias because of Windows Phone.

"Why should anyone pay for negative reviews?


Again, calling someone out for reading comprehension is not a good idea on your part. No one ever mentioned paying for negative reviews until you did.
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Again, obviously he implies that Microsoft pays for reviews, and this leads to reviews being positive. True or not, this is the statement you were replying to.

"My limited experience tells me that WP is boring and useless.


Well that settles it! No one should ever use a WP phone, because you find it boring and useless, in your limited experience. [...]
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He was speaking about his impressions without pretending to deliver objective review.

Is it indeed so difficult to read one's message before replying?

Edited 2014-01-09 15:16 UTC

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