Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's phone chief hates to call the new Nokia Lumia 521 cheap, but the lower-priced smartphone launching in the United States is the company's boldest move yet to win mass market share from leaders Apple and Samsung. The world's largest software company has so far focused on putting its Windows Phone software into expensive, high-end devices - chiefly from Nokia and HTC. But the new model will go on sale at Walmart later this month at an unsubsidized price under $150, relatively cheap for a new phone running up-to-date software without a long-term contract." Windows Phone is racing to the bottom just as fast as Android - with the difference being that expensive Android devices do not fail to sell.
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RE[4]: Forget it, it will fail.
by phoenix on Fri 3rd May 2013 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Forget it, it will fail."
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"Have you used Opera, Firefox or Chrome for Android? there's a sea of difference. Tabs are extremely cumbersome in WP8 IE, small links are harder to click/tap, and pages are not reloaded every time you go back to them (specially annoying when you are using 3G).

Yes, but quite some time ago. Chrome was still in Beta and still worse than the stock browser. Firefox had an odd UI and just seemed less polished. Opera I never did.

Chrome is now usable, although it still takes some getting used to. It's within spitting distance of the Android browser now, if it hasn't surpassed it.

Firefox is much, much, much better than it used to be, but it has some horrible font rendering issues, the download manager is lame, and trying to access bookmarks is a pain. Oh, and the Firefox Sync doesn't actually work (at least on my phone).

Opera is pretty much the best Android browser out there. Especially if using lots of tabs. The download manager actually works, it handles tap-to-zoom so much nicer than the rest, Opera Turbo actually works, Opera Sync actually works, and it uses very little RAM (although with 2 GB, I wouldn't notice if it was a pig). Unfortunately, every great thing about Opera is now gone with Opera Beta (using Blink engine). ;)

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