Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 22:58 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Nokia is set to market their first Windows Phone 8 hardware differently, according to a report by the Financial Times. The manufacturer will be entering into partnerships with a handful of EU carriers to exclusively launch their next generation Windows Phone. The newspaper states the company has already entered into talks with a number of operators including France Telecom." Not to be a spoilsport or anything, but doesn't carrier exclusivity kind of rely on people actually, you know, desperately wanting a certain device? It's like Nokia's executives live in this fairytale land where people are actually buying Lumias and plan their actions accordingly. It's uncanny.
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RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst
by zima on Fri 27th Jul 2012 02:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ronaldst"
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And for what they are, hardware-wise (quite meagre, I stumbled once on some technical details about it), 1100 and similar have great software.

PS. I decided to check out what the golden web reference standard says about those phones ...and they were sort of there, the details (from "I have some additional technical info") - not using external RAM is probably most ~charming.

Edited 2012-07-27 02:29 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by ronaldst
by MOS6510 on Fri 27th Jul 2012 06:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst"
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What I like about it that's is simple. This also makes it very quick to call people. When I used it I put my favorites under speed dial and rarely had to visit the address book. Checking out missed calls or calling back was easy. Hit one button and your taking to the list, scroll up/down, hit the call button. Much faster than on a smart phone.

The battery would last for days and days.

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RE[4]: Comment by ronaldst
by zima on Mon 30th Jul 2012 23:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ronaldst"
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Now, a ~launcher more or less copying those old phones could be curious... just with touch scrolling, maybe also a bit winphone-like.

And somebody did a full-on review still in 2005:

I like to keep such phone (1208, not much difference really, vs 1100 that I once borrowed, just needlessly fancied-out UI and 4-dir scroll button) for ~trekking; or at least that's what I kept telling myself for some time.

Edited 2012-07-30 23:16 UTC

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