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Mark Cuban says the Nokia Lumia "crushes" the Apple iPhone 5

Mark Cuban says the Nokia Lumia
Mark Cuban is probably the most outspoken and well-known team owner in sports. As the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Cuban has been a maverick himself, making billions when Yahoo paid $5.7 billion for Broadcast.com. He also is one of the sharks that invest in ground floor opportunities on ABC-TV's ratings success Shark Tank and has also appeared on television plugging Skechers.

We would imagine that Mark Cuban owns the Nokia Lumia 920

We would imagine that Mark Cuban owns the Nokia Lumia 920

Cuban lives a fairly open life for a multi-billionaire (think Howard Hughes) and had a thread on Reddit where he invited any and all questions. In response to a question about which smartphone he uses, Cuban replied that he has two phones (would you expect any less from a man who could buy every model on the market?) with one being a Samsung model. As far as the second handset is concerned, Cuban said, "The new Nokia with windows replaced my iphone 5. It crushes the iPhone 5. Not even close." He also lets us know that the Samsung is on T-Mobile's 4G network and that he loves the Wi-Fi calling option. Even a man set for life likes to save money. He adds that he loves the "open Android and Samsung platforms" and uses a replacement keyboard to increase his typing speed.

While the self-made billionaire didn't exactly specify which Samsung or Nokia models he owns, we'd expect him to carry the Samsung Galaxy Note II in case one of the Mavs or even an opposing player like LeBron James needs to borrow the phone. And we can imagine him owning the Nokia Lumia 920.

Ah, the life of a billionaire. Able to buy the latest handsets off contract as soon as they are launched. Yet, we have to applaud Mark Cuban's willpower. After all, most of our readers would own much more than two handsets if they had billions. Perhaps he is too concerned with the mediocre play of his basketball team which has a 12-16 record, 2 1/2 games behind the resurgent Minnesota Timberwolves for a playoff spot in the NBA's Western Conference.

source: Reddit via The NokiaBlog

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posted on 24 Dec 2012, 15:53 31

1. papss (unregistered)


That's about right

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 18:58 10

27. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


The only reason the lumina crushes the iphone is because it's a 100lb brick lol

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 19:51 20

36. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Why do people insist on calling it a lumina?!? I hear it everyday at work! Stop it!!!!

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 22:05 3

61. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


It was auto correct oops

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 12:56 2

100. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


I can crush iPhone 5 under my foot too :)

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 13:05

101. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


oh come on that's a funny joke

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 13:25 3

104. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


iPhone's too light because it's empty. :(

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 22:12

112. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


The Chevrolet Lumina is no longer in production but would definitely crush an iPhone. One ton vehicles are known to do that. /s

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 15:57 15

3. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Guys got a good head on his shoulders I'd say.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 15:58 31

4. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Lumia 920 is the king of innovation

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 16:17 16

8. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I would say Nokia is king of innovation, and the Lumia 920 the pinnacle of produced mobile devices for now in terms of innovation (and most other categories as well)

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 02:09 3

76. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


For me Nokia did innovate the most in hardware, in software they didn't have a free hand. In software, it was samsung. Some brilliant new features.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 08:59 1

89. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Nokia always innovated in hardware, but now they're investing in cool software stuff like cinemagraph, Nokia City Lens and the always outstanding Nokia maps and Nokia Drive

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 03:36 1

78. Androids (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Especially its unique design, right? --'

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 16:04 23

6. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I am going to buy new phone 3 days later and it will be probably lumia 920 :D

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 16:05 17

7. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Best of both worlds, Nokia for WP and Samsung for Android.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 17:46 5

18. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


There's 3 worlds. The third is called the real world where iOS, wp8, android, Symbian, and BB all exist.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 20:57 1

50. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said dude

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 23:03 6

66. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


This guy uses a Windows Phone and an Android. Ergo, two worlds. The Note2 is arguably the best of Androids, despite the Nexus4, and the 929 is unquestionably the best Windows Phone. Yes, there are other realms, but that isn't the focus of the article

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 01:16

74. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


920, pardon my typo^

929 is a neat car though, last RWD sedan Mazda made in the U.S., I believe.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 05:40

82. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Very nice car

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 16:29 7

9. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


If only it was on Verizon...

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 17:21 6

12. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


theres a device code named hero coming to verizon and it will have a pureview camera

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 19:00 10

29. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I got my wife the Lumia 822. Its actually really sweet! It crushes my Android device.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 09:05 1

90. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


According to some rumors the phone headed to Verizon will be thinner and lighter compared to 920, more RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and an all-new pureview camera, I hope that the rumors are true.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 16:37 2

10. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


Totally :D

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 16:38 3

11. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


if he said SGS3 or SG NOTE 2 I will believe but lumia 920 NO

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 17:24 8

13. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


give reasons why then

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 17:43 6

17. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Yes give the reasons

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 20:59 6

51. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I doubt he has any valid ones.

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