Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th May 2013 21:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Following reports, Nokia's own teaser campaign, and a last-minute leaked image, the Lumia 925 is official today. The Finnish smartphone maker is taking the wraps off its latest flagship Windows Phone, and there's a slight twist: it's made from aluminum. Nokia's latest smartphone is trading a full polycarbonate unibody for an aluminum casing. It's not fully metal - the rear of the device will be polycarbonate, and the front is naturally made of glass - but it marks a new shift for Nokia's Windows Phone design." This will be the Lumia that turns it all... Nevermind.
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Marketing problems?
by coreyography on Wed 15th May 2013 00:19 UTC
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While I'm an Android user for it's hackability, I agree with what Thom has written in the past (IIRC) that having Windows Phone out there as a viable competitor is good for the state of the smartphone art. But thinking about the ads I was watching leading up to a movie the other day, I wonder if they have a marketing problem.

First, a Windows Phone ad comes on. The sole salient feature the ad refers to is "live tiles".

Then a Samsung Galaxy S4 ad comes on a bit later, and they demonstrate the in-phone photobomber removal it has.

Now, I know which of these features is more useful to me. And the sad part is, according to the article, that Windows Phone has this feature as well. Yet no mention of it in the ad I saw.

If Redmond-based Microsoft is going to let Seoul-based Samsung out-market it in the US, they probably won't ever get very far with their product against Android and iOS. It has to be driving the Windows Phone team crazy.

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RE: Marketing problems?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 15th May 2013 21:01 in reply to "Marketing problems?"
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Are you saying that Live tiles are less important than having photo editing software? That seems odd to me. Apps can add trivial functionality, but Live tiles are an essential UI component. If you like them, then its obviously more important that they be on the phone.

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