Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Nov 2013 21:35 UTC

The Verge reviews the giant Nokia Lumia 1520:

Samsung and others have proven that there is a market for giant smartphones, warts and all. But that doesn't mean that just any smartphone is better if it's bigger, and the 1520 is a prime example of that. It's bigger and faster than any other Windows Phone yet, but it's not necessarily a better Windows Phone because of that. If all you've ever wanted in life is a Lumia 925 with a magnifying glass on top of it, the 1520 is exactly that. It's a tour de force in resolution and speed, but it's not a great smartphone or even a great replacement for a tablet.

And yet, it'll be a better tablet than any Windows 8.1 RT device. There's something poetic about that.

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Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 19th Nov 2013 02:25 UTC
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I don't like it. Windows Phone clearly isn't optimized to take advantage of the real estate with compelling pen support (as opposed to Windows RT with fantastic handwriting support) and it seems even bigger than a Note 3 which is laughable and a miss for Nokia imo.

Looks like a rushed product. Try again.

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by leech on Tue 19th Nov 2013 02:39 in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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Well haven't they basically been rushing products ever since the whole 'burning platform' thing? "Let's push out Windows Phone 7!" "Hey buds, you won't be able to update to WP8" "Oops, uhm.. Hey, we'll give out 7.5!"

Honestly, if you want to hear burning platform, that literally is what WP7 was.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Morgan on Tue 19th Nov 2013 10:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
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Yep, and it sucks because I really, really liked my HTC Arrive. Even the 7.8 update didn't fix all the bugs it had, and it simply was too unreliable for daily use after nearly two years of trying to ignore those bugs. It's a shame, because the Windows Phone OS was so close to the perfect platform for me.

If they could somehow port WP8 to the Arrive and have it be stable and fluid, I'd run back to that phone in a heartbeat, even with Sprint's slow 3G here. Sadly, there are no WP8 phones with four row, tilting keyboards that I'm aware of.

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by tylerdurden on Tue 19th Nov 2013 23:01 in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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Huh, Nelson criticizing Nokia? You Okay?

It's nice to finally see Nokia's HW on par. I think the 929 is the device with the sweet spot for that platform. It's a shame it's going to be a verizon exclusive, as it could be a competitive flagship phone on all carriers.

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