First Nokia Lumia 1520 Bandit screenshot surfaces: Live Tiles galore
0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2013, 05:35 posted on
The Nokia Lumia 1520, Nokia’s (or should we now say Microsoft’s?) first phablet is expected to get official soon…
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5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 762; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Live tile on that big screen look stunning.
But we need something more than that else it will be same as people would say about iPhone "another row of icon" instead it will be tiles.
i hope some standout phablet features like a pen/stylus with cool features.
18. tadaa (Posts: 243; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
Personal opinion, i'm no longer interested in it. Since nokia phones are not made by nokia anymore i feel i'm no longer attached to the brand. Looks great tho, hope it sells well
35. PAPINYC (Posts: 2272; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
To me, it looks ghastly (not as bad as a pregnant Kim Kardashascream, but a close second)! Why can't Microsoft just give us Windows 8 on a damn phone with "Desktop" mode, why does it have to be so contrived and hideous, oh, and impractical!!? Please, Steve B retire soon; let a younger generation (with hair) taketh over?
42. papss (unregistered)
It was called windows mobile man.. It didn't work. I agree Steve needs to go though, bring in some all star stud that's young and has new ideas
45. PAPINYC (Posts: 2272; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Actually, it was working until they screwed up with Windows Mobile 5 and followed that up with Windows Mobile 6. Windows Mobile 2003SE was successful, even at the height of Crackberry addiction, of course, before the iThing. One huge mistake Microsoft (Steve) made in addition to WinMo 5/6 was allowing the OS to be certified for smaller devices; after the Audiovox 6600 (or, Blue Angel for some), Windows Mobile Smartphones got smaller and were plagued with a host of hardware issues and, hence, they lost marketshare. I said it years ago, someone (I'm not going to say who but, you know who) should have been fired back in 2008 for not doing enough market research to establish what the consumer wanted in a smartphone. That's why that dreaded iThing was so successful at first; it was certainly iNnovative for its' time (not anymore though), you could do just about everything on it, e.g., surf web, email, play music (with good sound), watch videos/movies (with good picture quality - for the time), text without a problem, etc; you could do everything on it that Windows Mobile was struggling with [dangle preposition]…
Here are just some examples of Windows Mobile Phones gone wrong:
HTC 6700 / XV6700
HTC 6900 / XV6900
HTC 6850 / XV6850 Touch Pro 1 (disaster)
Here are some reviews on good old PhoneArena going back to as early as November 2008 (read through them):
I thought the Touch Pro 2 (XV6875) would vindicate Microsoft - NOT; sent mine back after one week.
56. GalaxyNoted (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)
Logged in just so I could like this. I mean seriously. the screen is large enough, the device should be powerful enough, why not put Windows 8 on it? Scaling should be fixed with Windows 8.1 and the whole "phone" aspect (with regards to hardware) shouldn't be too difficult to impliment, right? It would be so powerful yet so compact!
59. PAPINYC (Posts: 2272; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Yup, I've been saying that for 6 years now. We'll just have to wait for the Balld'man to retire.
60. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 999; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Im glad someone else said it. Im a huge fan of phablets, but this seems like this phone is doing too much
30. papss (unregistered)
You and me both.. I want surface pro type function out of this. If this is what I hope it to be then ill be selling my 1020 for it.
3. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Oh yeah you nailed it! It's gonna be an exciting device, now that Nokia is owned by MS!
7. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 762; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Lol..... but don't think so because Nokia's Lumia series have got some popularity recently..... Microsoft is not that stupid
11. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Nope, they will retain the nokia lumia name. People will be confused after flooding the market with the Nokia name. It won't be easy just to change the name.
31. papss (unregistered)
Is that all you have to say in every article? I'm going to alert you as a spammer.
38. Seo_Joo_Hyun (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)
I'm just in shock
i wished that i didnt wake up this morning for this sadness
i cried because of this cause nokia means the world to me
43. papss (unregistered)
If they leave them to do their thing then I believe Nokia will be fine
20. lalalaman (Posts: 342; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Wrong...microsoft is a company which makes windows....so it will be
Windows lumia 1520....lol that dumb.....Nokia is still a seperate part of micosoft..the 40 yr name can never b changed by 7 billions like tht...thts common sense....besides tht management is still the same
54. blattlaus (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)
Since the deal will not be approved or finalized by the time this is announced, I imagine this will still be a Nokia branded device.
65. jael206 (Posts: 122; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Have you ever heard of Google RAZR when Google bought Motorola? The same thing will go with this deal. Nokia will always be Nokia, just like Motorola will always be Motorola.. MS is doing it the Google way, not the Apple way. Meaning, different OEM partners for their OS, but has one "owned" manufacturer.
4. Akfred (Posts: 72; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)
The customized home screen looks great. I don't really think
a 6" phablet will fit a windows phones.
6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2586; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Cool & Wow, see those lovely-lively tiles on such a giant screen, just awesome.
I'm damn sure that the phone's name will remain 'Nokia Lumia 1520' only and not MS Lumia 1520.
8. power_x (Posts: 222; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
iPhone 5 another row of icon : is that all what you got Apple ?
Nokia 1520 another row of icon : wow that's innovation
17. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
larger screen dumbass. not longer screen.
32. papss (unregistered)
The difference is that google and apple have been doing the same icons with minimal change since 07.. Which came from WM platform
21. lalalaman (Posts: 342; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Who said its innovative....its new and beautiful
27. boosook (Posts: 979; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
That's because they're not icons, but live tiles! ;)
9. Bootutu (Posts: 184; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Confusion screen that is, too much going on, this can seriously lead to epileptic fits and vertigo.
12. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I don't think so, it's like a mini Windows 8 PC on your phone. If you think that's a confusion screen, you should keep using Windows 7 on your PC, don't ever upgrade to Windows 8.
16. Bootutu (Posts: 184; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
I use Ubuntu, and those tiny tiles flipping all over the place is very confusing and dirty
23. lalalaman (Posts: 342; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Lel...dirty? Wat do you mean by that?.....the tiles look so clean becoz they r perfectly sqre or rectangular....dirty...:D
36. PAPINYC (Posts: 2272; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Yeah, but at least in Windows 8 you can delete most of those damn tiles and remain in "Desktop" mode. I fully agree with you, though, anyone who ever found Windows 7 or XP a problem should steer clear of Windows 8 and, if they ever must by a new PC/laptop, they should just go into a nursing home and play bridge instead.
22. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1193; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Funny; once you stare long enough it looks like a jumbled mess and that's with a static image. I could only imagine what it would look like when various tiles are updating. WP seriously needs launcher support for different peoples taste. It's either you love it or hate in the current state.
Great hardware, fast OS but every time I stare at the home screen long enough I get turned off.
10. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1193; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
This is the only Nokia Windows Phone I would buy. And I've been with Android since the Droid OG days. And after the news from last night Microsoft/Nokia are serious. Hopefully they can displace arrogant Apple and bring piece to the galaxy.
19. papss (unregistered)
Did I miss news somewhere?
13. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Live tiles on a giant 6 inch screen is just awesome.
25. omacmagic (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
People used to say android is very confusing to them but look at this, tiles everywhere. This looks more confusing than anything else.
33. lalalaman (Posts: 342; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
It looking comfusing bcoz of nokia music and story teller tiles i tell u....pics on ppl tiles can also b confused by photos till.....bt u can customize....
I remembr how android was confusing to most ppl....things get along.....windows 8 is still a bit confusing to me though....
There is a tile and then there is desktop apps on win8 which confused me e.g(internet explorer)
44. Tuxedo (Posts: 134; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
Tiles everywhere OR icons and widgets everywhere... what's the difference? MS's approach is still simpler and cleaner than Android's. Not to mention, more consistent among their tablets and desktop offerings. The amount of tiles doesn't make it any more or less confusing.
28. papss (unregistered)
There's nothing confusing about live tiles dude.. One tap and you are there... Not folder here, drop down file here, tweak here.
29. gazmatic (Posts: 600; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
people saying that lives tiles are confusing...
I get it...
the first time I showed my lumia to my girlfriend after she broke her blackberry she said it looked too complicated
she said and I quote "i want a simple phone, I want an iPhone"
of course I let her play around with it for a while and badda bing badda bang
she owns a lumia too
people that hate on windows phone have mostly never used windows phone
I thought I would hate it too... I mean my previous devices were n900 and a gs3...
I was used to tweaking the bejeezus out of my devices, installing custom roms, hacking boot loaders etc
now I have a lumia and things are just....normal
IT JUST WORKS... out of the box. no rooting no tweaking...
i'm amazed that I could love a device that is not Linux based...but I do
37. PAPINYC (Posts: 2272; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
You "let her play around with it for a while" and got a bang?? Did it take long?
49. gazmatic (Posts: 600; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
havent heard sex jokes in a while...
with this particular girlfriend no... she likes foreplay and romance and all that jazz
i never once got a quicky from her... such a b**ch
39. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1193; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Not everyone likes that tile interface. It only scrolls in a vertical direction and there is too much going on; it's not elegant. This could be fixed if Microsoft added launcher support or give the stock launcher horizontal pages. It may work for you but not having the ability to change the primary interface sucks. Now you understand why people root and tweak. It may "JUST WORK" as a WP phone but Android has launcher support without rooting or tweaking. The launcher above looks no different to me when it first came out 3 years ago. I don't want to be stuck with a "Boring" device.
41. pookiewood (Posts: 582; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Majority of Android users don't even know what you just typed and could care less. They just want to be able to play Candy Crush and cruise FB and use Instagram. One Icon for each of those things is enough for MOST people.
50. gazmatic (Posts: 600; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
android NEEDS tweaking...custom roms and rooting
android is not stable and slows down over time...
every power android user knows that you need to do regular dalvik cache clears and factory resets to maintain a fast device
since i bought wp last november i have only reseted it TWICE
once to get rid of the "other" before gdr2 and another time when i flashed amber
having a phone that just works is better than having ten home screens and static icons
if you consider never having to worry about your device getting slower every time you use it as "boring" then yeah... i prefer boring
61. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1193; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Dude; slow down. All I want is a different launcher. Sounds like a basic request to me. You make it sound as if I pi$$ed on WP and you taking all your Android fustrations out on me. If I want boring and reliable I would pick an iPhone. Where does that leave WP?
46. scumbledEGG (unregistered)
s8 snappy + 320/330 gpu + unity/madfinger + more than 3k mah battery + 1080p screen res - huge camera appearance at the back = i'll definitely buy it...
48. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
The time being shown pretty much confirms the name Lumia 1520.
53. gazmatic (Posts: 600; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
MS just cant kill the lumia brand
i will lose all faith if they drop the lumia brand
51. darkvadervip (Posts: 308; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
It's funny how some people criticize just because it's not Google. I own a HTC One and I noticed that it takes 10 high-end Androids to compete with one iPhone all year but no one talks about the lame mid range to low end phones android make that start out $100 on contract but in three weeks down to one cents. All I can say is Nokia brining it besides the apps and apple needs more innovation and Microsoft loosen the restrictions and Google is aka super big brother watching all of us.