Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th May 2013 23:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The Lumia 928 sports a 4.5-inch AMOLED display (PureMotion HD+), 8.7MP camera (PureView, Carl Zeiss, OIS and Xenon flash), 4G LTE connectivity, wireless charging, three HAAC microphones and a loud speaker. It's an improved Lumia 920." This is the Lumia that will turn Nokia and Windows Phone around. I'm super-serious you guys!
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Finally a desirable Lumia
by chithanh on Sat 11th May 2013 10:21 UTC
chithanh
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2006-06-18

This is what should have been the Lumia 900. If it had been, then Nokia's smartphone division would be in a very different situation than it is today.

There are still a few (minor or major depending on your point of view) deficiencies:
* Non-removable battery.
* No microSD slot.
* No 1080p screen. Other big smartphone vendors have 1080p in their flagship devices.
* Only dual-core.
* Heavier than most 4.7" and 5" phones

These are all things that the Galaxy S4 gets right. So the Lumia 928's success will hinge on whether the camera, microphone and Nokia software add-ons sway enough users back.

It looks like quad-core 1080p Windows Phones won't come until late 2013. By then, we may see Android phones with 64-bit ARM CPUs, 4GB+ RAM and 3D displays. If Microsoft doesn't catch up, then things will again look bleak for Nokia.

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RE: Finally a desirable Lumia
by moondevil on Sat 11th May 2013 13:29 in reply to "Finally a desirable Lumia"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08


* Non-removable battery.
* No microSD slot.


Sadly it seems to be a trend even in the other mobiles to have those "features".

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RE: Finally a desirable Lumia
by Carewolf on Sat 11th May 2013 15:45 in reply to "Finally a desirable Lumia"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

I won't care about more than dual core and 1080p seems more a buzzword number than anything particular useful in a mobil phone. I do miss the SD card and removable battery though. Especially seeing how they managed to put that into the Asha phones.

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RE: Finally a desirable Lumia
by Nelson on Sat 11th May 2013 16:13 in reply to "Finally a desirable Lumia"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I think this is right on the money. I don't really care for 1080p and quad core processing, well maybe I do care about the latter but the screen resolution isn't a deal breaker for me.

However, IF Windows Phone had these features TODAY it would show that Microsoft can keep up with the pace of innovation in other phone OSes. The fact that it still doesn't is an indictment on Microsoft's mobile strategy.

They need to keep doing these admittedly good things, but at a faster pace.

And to me, that's always been Nokia/MSFT's problem. The Lumia 800 would've been nice in 2009 or 2010. The 928 would've been nice last year. Etc. They're always a year late and two steps behind.

That said, I think the 928 will provide a shot in the arm to US sales, but nothing major. If they ship more than half a million units after a full quarter of availability in the US then I'll be surprised.

This is why I want it to go international, an overseas 928 has great potential. Though they're understandably spending all their energy trying to do a volume play with low cost devices.

I think that if after this year, if Nokia has not made material gains in the market then there will be legitimate cause for concern. After all, this is their full strategy realized.

They're shipping 5.6m Lumia's a quarter at the moment, by the end of the year, if they're selling 20m a quarter I'll be a lot less worried.

5.6 million is a nice number, but realistically, Sony sells this in like a month. Sony.

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RE: Finally a desirable Lumia
by zima on Fri 17th May 2013 23:36 in reply to "Finally a desirable Lumia"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

So the Lumia 928's success will hinge on whether the camera, microphone and Nokia software add-ons sway enough users back.

Not "back" - after all this is about a phone for Verizon, a US network where Nokia hardly had any presence.

BTW, stereoscopic* displays already turned out to be a fad, there were some phones with them.

*"3D" is a marketing-speak - "2D" displays already contain most of the information we use for depth perception; plus, stereo displays do some of the additional information very wrong (very bad parallax for example)

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