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RSL
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12/10/2012 | 4:20:24 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
"Yes the author made a few errors in the facts, but hey we all make mistakes, right?"

An author who posts tech articles is held to a different and higher degree then what might be a water-cooler conversation. Their accuracy and items they choose to mention can make or break many people's opinions. Example: the author did bash IE10, but CHOSE to not mention that IE10 on Windows 8 is by far the safest way to browse the web. My guess is that this is an important fact...

I am constantly seeing Information Week being inaccurate, selective, and very anti Microsoft. This to the point that myself and many others I know are considering removing it from our regular reading.
solaide
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solaide,
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12/10/2012 | 1:55:29 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
Here is a piece of info most reviews will not tell you.
If you unpin all the tiles from the start screen you actually will see that the start screen disappears.

You should now look at your applications list and decide what you want on your start screen. I usually start with the phone application (afterall that is the primary purpose), then the messaging application, and the people application (fancy contact address book that does so much more), calendar, etc.

Once you add what is important to you to the start screen you have essentially made the phone yours. This is the point Microsoft is trying to make with the #meetyours campaign.

The store really has most of the applications that you would need or at least there will be alternatives. Don't get caught up with the "but it doesnt have pandora crew". Truth is there are other apps such as Aupeo radio, Nokia Music, Amazing music, etc that will blow your mind.

If you are willing to pay for a subscription to xbox music ($10/month), you essentially have the music world at your finger tips. Hear a song, hit the search button on the phone, hit the music icon in bing search, it listens for the music, identifies the music, and hit the download button. You can listen to it anywhere offline.

You can even get the smart dj to pick songs for you from the cloud based on the one artist or song you have selected.

Best of all if you have an Xbox, it works with your xbox.
solaide
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solaide,
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12/10/2012 | 1:47:55 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
So are you saying the legit reviews browser tests are invalid because they used four different available test suites? BTW these suites are what most reviewers use to provide a bias free comparison of various browsers.

As per the camera performance, engadget posted the pictures from which they drew their conclusions. You can view the pictures your self and read the general conclusion from engadget readers about what people think about the pictures.

Please post the low light pictures from which you draw your own conclusion that the iPhone 5 takes better low light pictures.
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12/10/2012 | 10:14:44 AM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
Below is my own review based on top three smartphone on how they survive in drop test.

http://www.empowernetwork.com/...
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12/10/2012 | 3:00:57 AM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
The home screen isn't crowded, seriously or otherwise. It's w/in your control to make it what you wish it to be. And I'm not at all sure how you were left with the impression is was little more than a Facebook enabled fashion accessory. It feels less like a fashion accessory and more like a business tool than iOS and Android enabled smart phones...iOS feeling more like a fashion accessory, Android feeling more like a Wal-Mart version of a fashion accessory.
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12/9/2012 | 9:53:33 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
Hmm... I was actually looking at demoing a WP8 device myself, just to see what Microsoft's been cooking up, but the lack of Flash support is a deal-breaker. Having had a phone in the past that /promised/ Flash support but never delivered it (Palm Pre, anyone?), there's no way that I'm going to take that risk again.

Having a seriously crowded home screen just doesn't work for me either. Maybe it's just my age showing, but I recall my old Blackberry 8830 and it's Agenda view as being the best home screen on a device, period. Just really seems to me like a marketing fumble at Microsoft - the idea of putting Office on a handheld is stellar, but then making that handheld little more than a fashion accessory that you can kinda get to Facebook on... fumble.

Andrew Hornback
InformationWeek Contributor
toothie007
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12/9/2012 | 5:04:22 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
I guess when you wrote that, you never thought about how dumb it will make you sound. Now run along. When you have something worth saying (as in valid), revisit us.
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12/9/2012 | 2:28:32 PM
re: Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
of who is this "nokia" of which you speak? didn't they make phones in the late 20th century?
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12/9/2012 | 5:41:12 AM
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The piece was meant to be a hit job. Chances are, paid for too.
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solaide,
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12/9/2012 | 5:13:22 AM
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9. If you spent a few weeks with this phone and this is all you could say about it, I would say Information Week really needs a new tech reviewer or at least have such reviews reviewed!
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