Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 09:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless European carriers are dissatisfied with the Nokia Lumia phones, Reuters has found out. According to the carriers, the Lumia phones are simply "not good enough" to compete with the iPhone and Android phones. Nobody comes into stores asking for windows phones, and one carrier executive said "if the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell". Ouch.
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All I wanted was an N9
by daedalus on Tue 17th Apr 2012 16:39 UTC
daedalus
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2011-01-14

... But it seems it'll never see the light of day in Ireland since all the operators are pushing the Lumias instead. A couple of O2 shops I've made enquiries in have tried to sell me the Lumia 800 instead - "It's almost the same phone" I'm told... Despite their pushing however, I've yet to encounter anyone with a windows phone here. I'm sure they exist, I just haven't met any...

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RE: All I wanted was an N9
by bnolsen on Tue 17th Apr 2012 17:10 in reply to "All I wanted was an N9"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Things have definitely changed. I've recently been hearing adverts on the radio pushing nokia/lumia phones. Makes me wonder how much $$$ is being dumped into marketing this stuff. I guess MS and nokia really have no choice since it seems that wp7 would plunge into total obscurity otherwise.

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RE[2]: All I wanted was an N9
by daedalus on Tue 17th Apr 2012 17:13 in reply to "RE: All I wanted was an N9"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

Yep, it's all over the TV here, bus shelters, massive roadside adverts and the whole lot. Some money being spent alright! And it still doesn't look like it's working, with most people either on an iPhone or Android device, and an obscure few with older type feature phones.

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RE: All I wanted was an N9
by No it isnt on Tue 17th Apr 2012 19:10 in reply to "All I wanted was an N9"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

The N9 is fairly cheap right now. Actually cheaper than the N8, or in the same class as Motorola Defy+ and Huawei Honor (€256 here right now). I'm considering buying one.

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RE[2]: All I wanted was an N9
by JAlexoid on Tue 17th Apr 2012 23:31 in reply to "RE: All I wanted was an N9"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Where!?!?!? It's about €400 where I'm at.

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