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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Neat device
by tylerdurden on Fri 12th Jul 2013 17:44 UTC
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

I really liked the camera HW and the software apps nokia has developed for it. And although I really like Nokia's industrial design language for their lumias, I still feel their screens are too small (same device size as the top of the line Androids, but with a much smaller screen real state). The rest of the phone (processing platform and OS) is still subpar IMO.

But at least Nokia has a "halo" phone out, and a much better executed camera-as-a-phone concept than the monstrosities Samsung has put out.

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RE: Neat device
by Nelson on Fri 12th Jul 2013 20:03 in reply to "Neat device"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I'm getting tired of the pure polycarbonate TBH, I think the Lumia 925 looks pretty awesome.

What I'd do is making it aluminum like the 925 (for weight, thinness, and attractiveness) while keeping the back of it polycarbonate but just allowing color selection.

Make the back removable and interchangeable, in turn also the battery, and throw in a well executed SD slot.

A phone like this without an SD slot doesn't make sense. The most exciting thing about the 1020 to me is that the updated variants for other carriers will be better.

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RE[2]: Neat device
by tylerdurden on Fri 12th Jul 2013 22:40 in reply to "RE: Neat device"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I personally do not mind plastic, if the construction is solid enough to not need a protective case. In fact I prefer it over scratchable(sic) metal.

Given nokia's track record thus far, the "improvements" of the 1020 platform for other carriers will be minor tweaks (mainly exterior). The 920/925/928 are basically the same platform. IMO I don't think it's a very good strategy, but then again it's not my company to run.

In spite of some flaws (no device is perfect anyways) I really like this model specially since I would love to get rid of the need to carry a point and shoot camera for certain occasions, however WP does not fit my needs. I'd wait and see what Sony is doing with their Honami, alas they too are screwing up their approach to the American market (where I operate my cell phone).

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