Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 15:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In its struggle to find willing customers, Nokia just announced yet another flagship phone - the Nokia Lumia 1020. It's essentially a Lumia 920/925, but with the Nokia 808's PureView camera bolted on. Also, it's exclusive to AT&T in the US, for $299 with a two year contract, which is a steep price. So, who gets the honour to be the first to claim that this, yes this Lumia will turn Nokia around?
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Naming scheme?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 11th Jul 2013 15:54 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Is there some logic to the version numbers or do they just increment it by some random amount for each phone? Do they always have a two in the second position? Like Generation/market_position/carrier maybe? 10=> 10th gen, 2 => "flagship", 0=> att?

At what point do they stop? lumia 10020?

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RE: Naming scheme?
by Nelson on Thu 11th Jul 2013 16:23 in reply to "Naming scheme? "
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Last Gen it was X10 eg. 610, 710
This Gen its X20. 620, 720, 820, 920
with a variation on that for carriers 925, 928, 822, etc

Contrary to Thoms snark, I don't think this single model will save Nokia, but it will certainly help. The 520 seems to be based on analytics the most popular Windows Phone so no, a high end phone isn't going to save them completely.

However, Nokias financials come out on the 19th, so Thoms own clinical inability to praise Nokia for a single thing aside (despite dramatic improvements to the camera sensor over even the 808-- which he'd know if he saw the keynote) we are going to know a lot more about what exactly is saving Nokia in a few days.

Edited 2013-07-11 16:23 UTC

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RE[2]: Naming scheme?
by HangLoose on Thu 11th Jul 2013 16:40 in reply to "RE: Naming scheme? "
HangLoose Member since:
2007-09-03

Elop is not only counting on that but also in Nokia's color story.

What a buffoon he is.

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RE[2]: Naming scheme?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 11th Jul 2013 17:17 in reply to "RE: Naming scheme? "
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

That's a lot of models 62x,72x,82x,92x,102x per generation. Is the global smartphone market really that segmented that there needs to be five tiers of smartphones? That's surprising. Other manufacturers might be doing the same thing, but without the unified naming scheme.

Its kind of reminiscent of the US car model names in the 1960's

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RE: Naming scheme?
by fretinator on Thu 11th Jul 2013 16:24 in reply to "Naming scheme? "
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

At what point do they stop? lumia 10020?


After the 21st person buys one.

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RE: Naming scheme?
by bentoo on Thu 11th Jul 2013 16:37 in reply to "Naming scheme? "
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

Versus meaningless monikers like Ace, Exhibit, Fame, Pocket Neo, Rush, Star, Young, etc.? Sure, these numbers are so confusing. :|

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RE[2]: Naming scheme?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 11th Jul 2013 17:24 in reply to "RE: Naming scheme? "
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

That's just it, they aren't numbers. Look at cars, I'm used to models not necessarily indicating any performance or cost differences. Just by the name, I can't tell you if a mustang is better or worse than a fusion. But when you start throwing numbers at me, I want to see a pattern in them. Maybe that's just the math geek in me, but I'd think that even people who hate math would do the same.

In the same line I was kind of disappointed that gateway computers never issued a gateway 2001. I mean come on.

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RE: Naming scheme?
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 13th Jul 2013 18:31 in reply to "Naming scheme? "
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Is there some logic to the version numbers or do they just increment it by some random amount for each phone? Do they always have a two in the second position? Like Generation/market_position/carrier maybe? 10=> 10th gen, 2 => "flagship", 0=> att?

At what point do they stop? lumia 10020?


"In the Lumia 2525,
If Nokia is still alive,
If Windows Phone can survive..."

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