Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 23:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If there's one thing I miss in the current smartphone industry, it's design. Honest to good, real design. We basically see one boring slab after another, void of any true identity, whether it's iPhone, Samsung, or any of the others. In this boring world of grey, black, and the occasional white, Nokia is the jester, coming up with its own unique designs and crazy colour selection. Today, the company unveiled the Lumia 920 and 820 to continue this trend.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Sep 2012 04:55 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I hope Nokia gets rewarded for doing their own thing and not copying Apple.

Personally the most I like about the new Lumia's is the wireless charging. Just put the phone in the dock and pick it up later with a charge ready to go instead of fumbling around with USB wires or adapters.

Sure the dock also needs a wire, but you can put in some effort to make it look nice or hide it.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by bowkota on Thu 6th Sep 2012 05:23 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-10-12

I hope Nokia gets rewarded for doing their own thing and not copying Apple.

Yeap I totally agree with you there. However it is a very tough sell considering it only runs Windows Phone. To date, I haven't met One person who was satisfied with Windows Phone OS; although to be honest it is a very small sample size since there aren't that many out there.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Sep 2012 05:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It does surprise me as they are good phones.

Well, I don't like the cheaper Lumia models. One co-worker has one and compared to my Lumia 800 it looks 'n' feels a bit, ehm, crap. The main reason for this are the hardware buttons on the front which feel really bad.

My Lumia has never crashed, although it turned itself off a few times for no apparent reason and sometimes the GPS goes mental. Apart from that it's fast and responsive, good battery life.

The only real odd think about it is when you turn if off and on it can happen that the time and date is totally random, even if it's set to automatically set time. I unset this, set the date/time, turn it back on and it's fine.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Spiron on Thu 6th Sep 2012 07:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-03-08

That's odd, everyone I know with a WP7 phone is incredibly happy with it. that's no small amount either, i know about ton of people with them.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by dagw on Thu 6th Sep 2012 08:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

To date, I haven't met One person who was satisfied with Windows Phone OS;

That's odd. All the people I know who've actually bought and used a WP7 phone are very happy with them.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Ultimatebadass on Thu 6th Sep 2012 10:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2006-01-08

I have a WP7 phone, although i miss a few features (call whitelist/blacklist mostly) i'm pretty happy with it.

I can see myself upgrading to a wp8 device in a ~year.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by tomcat on Fri 7th Sep 2012 03:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2006-01-06

"I hope Nokia gets rewarded for doing their own thing and not copying Apple.

Yeap I totally agree with you there. However it is a very tough sell considering it only runs Windows Phone. To date, I haven't met One person who was satisfied with Windows Phone OS; although to be honest it is a very small sample size since there aren't that many out there.
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Not buying that at all. You clearly don't know anybody who uses Windows Phone. Let me guess: Andr01d or iPh0n3 rokz 4ever, right?

Edited 2012-09-07 03:38 UTC

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