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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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by bowkota on Thu 6th Sep 2012 05:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
bowkota
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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"
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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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by iswrong on Thu 6th Sep 2012 19:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
iswrong Member since:
2012-07-15

I bought a Lumia 710 a few months ago besides my iPhone to play with Windows Phone. And I have to say, for the price (~205 Euro) it is quite a good and sturdy phone. If you compare it to other phones in the same price range, it is robust and has an acceptable screen. The real buttons and the camera are not so nice.

I absolutely love Windows Phone 7.5. The user interface is fresh and different, and I can't wait to try one of the Windows Phone 8 phones. If Nokia isn't nuked by halfway next year and Microsoft's update policy is acceptable, I'll probably get an 820 or 920 when my contract runs out.

My current iPhone is probably last. I don't like companies that do not compete with innovation.

Edited 2012-09-06 19:09 UTC

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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"
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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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