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[2]: Still depressing
by JAlexoid on Thu 6th Sep 2012 10:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Still depressing"
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Phones don't lock out people, people do.

If you're a Windows user, which most people are, what's wrong with buying a phone that works with Windows?

Should you switch to Linux the worst that can happen is that you can't hook up your phone to it, but who does that anyway these days? It's all WiFi, Bluetooth and cloud stuff now.

You might have missed the crucial modifier to his statement - "as an os-geek"

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RE[3]: Still depressing
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Sep 2012 11:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Still depressing"
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The os-geek pas part of an statement regarding Thom's public endorsement of the new Lumia.

I don't think his personal characteristics (should) have any influence of the population targeted by Nokia. They target the average customer, like most companies do because this is the largest group of people. The average customer uses Windows.

Issues of open standards/protocols aren't high if at all on the average consumer's list (even if they should be). If it works it works, if it doesn't it's crap.

Relative few people use Linux, most have put some thought in to why they want to Linux. I assume they'll also put in this same amount of planning when selecting a phone and most will probably go for a Linux based Android phone and not a WP7/8 Nokia one.

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