Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Oct 2011 10:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Today is the start of Nokia World 2011, the event where Nokia would unveil its first Windows Phone 7 device(s). And so they did. The Finnish mobile giant unveiled two Windows Phone 7 smartphones, as well as four new Series 40 phones for emerging markets. The most interesting thing? Pricing. Pretty aggressive. Update: Anybody want a kidney?
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RE[4]: Aggressive pricing?
by FealDorf on Thu 27th Oct 2011 13:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Aggressive pricing?"
FealDorf
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2008-01-07

While I'm mixed about N800's pricing, Nokia appears to be putting the price tag elsewhere: 710 has the exact same hardware except for the cam and LCD, with a much lesser price. iPhone is a 1GHz dual-core, which moderately matches the same performance. As for pixels, I'm not really that excited about retina display. The build quality goes a long way for me, considering how every phone I land with ends up broken somehow.

The problem I have with Lumia 800 is that besides the unibody and 8MP it has no real advantage over N710. Add to that the lack of front-facing camera, which is a potential dealbreaker.

That said, if it's priced aggressively in India (where I live) and considering how it's etched in our heads that nokia phones are super-durable, I may as well get one.

Edited 2011-10-27 13:55 UTC

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RE[5]: Aggressive pricing?
by arpan on Thu 27th Oct 2011 15:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Aggressive pricing?"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

I live in India too, and phones here cost a lot more after import duties and taxes are added. Would you really buy the 710 for Rs. 20,000 or the 800 for 30,000? Especially since any apps that are specific to India are going to be available on Android or iOS, but not on WP7.

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RE[6]: Aggressive pricing?
by FealDorf on Thu 27th Oct 2011 16:06 in reply to "RE[5]: Aggressive pricing?"
FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

I tried listing apps that I need and turns out they weren't many, and none were locale specific.As for 710 at 20k, all WP7's sell at that range and I have no issues getting one if build quality is good. Omnia W is selling at same range and HTC costs a bit extra.

Androids for most part have been sluggish for me (bad experience? maybe) so I'd rather try WP7 instead

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