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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tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

Oh marketing; "seamless poly carbonate design" sounds so much better than "plastic cover."

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The 920 is unibody polycarbonate. Solid plastic with the same color all the way through, meaning if it scratches you can hardly tell. Its a much higher grade material.

It feels extremely good in hand, and decidedly unplasticky.

This isn't your Galaxy S III plastic that Samsung loves so much, this is premium stuff with a premium feel.

There are videos of the Lumia devices being used as hammers, or withstanding huge falls.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

A piece of plastic of one color you say??? What kind of science fiction year 3000 bullsh*t is that?

Given how it is a product that has not been released yet... I imagine that plastic must feel really good; light as air and strong as reinforced concrete.

In any case, I'm glad to see Nokia/Microsoft finally learning a thing or two from Apple's astroturfing manual. Hopefully these are the devices that finally put Nokia back in a good position, they really need it.

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