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Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
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prashanth.bhushan
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prashanth.bhushan,
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1/17/2013 | 9:00:25 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
I just switched from iphone 4S to Lumia920. While I did take time ( 2 days I think) to get accustomed to the new interface, its definitely a winner and will beat iphone5 ( has to beat ).

Kurt's observations & comments above are not correct.. ( or he has not had a good feel of the phone itself). I am a convert !

Clear positives of Lumia that I have seen so far

1. Voice clarity ( much much better) [ remember Nokia is the pioneer in phones, they have the legacy, know-how etc NOT Apple]
2. No call drops or missed calls
3. Extremely fast browser actions
4. Live Tiles ( yes.. it does make a difference ! )
5. Elegant design ( screen to outer cover , everyuthing)
6. Awesome battery life ( one may have to do multiple charge-drain cycles before the battery starts working well ). I had to charge my iphone at least twice a day
7. Maps ( we all know the story )
8. Customizatins ( I can do so much of customization - from theme to tile size etc). none of this is present in iphone
... the list goes on.

The only drawback is the app store and the quality of the apps ( yes Microsoft has done a poor job of auditing and doing a QA on the apps ) :-( :-(

Thanks
solaide
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solaide,
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12/12/2012 | 8:27:48 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
Goto People hub, then click settings from the bottom menu, and select filter my contact list. uncheck facebook. done.
pjlm44
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pjlm44,
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12/12/2012 | 5:50:28 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
I'm an iPhone user who is sick of the fragile iPhone, so I went this direction for durability. The thing that drives me crazy is that Facebook invades everything. My contacts are filled with my FB friends. My FB picture is on my phone - dislike.
Can't I just access FB the way that I had it on my iPhone: an app. Unlike some, I guess, FB isn't "integrated" into the rest of my life. And for sure I don't want my contact list filled with my Mafia War friends.

For sure this phone isn't as user friendly as an iPhone, but it's much more durable, and cheaper than the iPhone 5.
wht
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wht,
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12/11/2012 | 6:38:38 AM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
Perhaps we should now call the publication by it's value, "Information Weak".
wht
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wht,
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12/11/2012 | 5:54:43 AM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
Clearly this author misses the point of Windows phones...business productivity! See comments by RWolgamot...excellent post. The blinking tiles don't bother me because the screen is OFF when I'm not using the phone, or when using it I have an emai or Office application open. Windows phone is the best cell phone platform I have used (now on 2nd Windows phone, soonto be third, mainly for larger screen sizes and 4G, yet nothing wrong with the old phones that still work). Prior phones were Android, Blackberry, and dumb flip phones, going back to a bulky Motorola flip that weighed a ton! Windows phone is here to stay. This author is just another in a list of negative MS reviewers that should be ignored, or left to their Apple crap.
RWolgamot
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12/10/2012 | 8:57:44 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
I use my smartphone for work in a Fortune 500 IT shop. I don't play games or use social media apps. I want a phone that lets me make and receive calls and gets me my email with attachments to me when I need them. With the Win 7.5 and Win 8 phone, I can open, edit, save and send MS-Office files. This comes on the phone out of the box. I don't need to waste time searching for an "app" to this or that so I can be productive at work, and I'm not spending the companyG«÷s money for add-on apps. I had a Verizon HTC Trophy Win 7.5 phone that I loved, the first phone in 20 years that actually lasted the entire 2 year contract commitment. Now I have a Verizon HTC 8X Win 8 phone that has a bigger screen and LTE service (super-fast by the way). Win 8 mobile is a great OS, easy to use. What is lacks is a VPN client. Once one is released I am moving my company employees to Windows phones and getting off the never ending Apple update cycle which is a drain on employee productivity.
Android is too fragmented and unsecure to use in a corporate setting. The only way IG«÷d let an Android access my corporate network is with the Citrix Receiver.
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pwndecaf,
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12/10/2012 | 7:49:43 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
I think you get sued if you can confuse it with an iPhone (rectangular).
RobMark
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12/10/2012 | 7:30:26 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
I have a Lumia 920 and this blogger doesn't know what he is talking about . . . period . . . end of story!
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liverdonor,
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12/10/2012 | 6:15:19 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
disclosure: I've used and written software for phones from the dumbphone days (1999) until now on all the popular platforms (KJava, anyone?).

Fully subscribing to the premise of the book, "The Inmates are Running the Asylum" (http://www.amazon.com/The-Inma..., I'm always looking for platforms that encourage outcome-based and function-based design.

WP is just that. It's generally faster and easier to get a given function to perform as I want it to do, and it's easier to program it that way, as well.

And also - my phone has Office. Not some lame-assed "Office-compatible", but real Office.

So, yes - the author has the right to say what he believes, but so do we. And I completely disagree.

Especially where developing code is concerned. Much easier on WP8/VS2012 than Android/Eclipse (well, at least I've had fewer problems).
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12/10/2012 | 5:40:06 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
For the record, I used Browsermark 2, Mozilla Kraken 1.1, Google V8 suite and Sun Spider 0.91. On all but Sun Spider, which is an old and arguably out of date benchmark, the Lumia was substantially slower (25-55%) than both the iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note II.
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