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Nokia pokes fun at HTC: Lumia phones can be used with gloves in winter time, unlike HTC's handsets

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Nokia pokes fun at HTC: Lumia phones can be used with gloves in winter time, unlike HTC's handsets
As you may already know, Nokia’s latest Windows Phone Lumias have touchscreen displays that can be used while wearing gloves, thanks to a touch layer developed by Synaptics. While this isn’t exclusive to Nokia, many recent smartphones can’t be operated with gloves on. This is the case of HTC’s One, One Mini and One Max Android devices, all released last year.

Yesterday, after HTC Russia asked fans on Twitter how to use a phone in the cold without taking off your gloves, Nokia replied quickly. The Windows Phone device maker simply said that you can “quietly enjoy” using your handset while still wearing gloves if you have a Lumia, adding a photo of the affordable 520 being operated like this. The reply must have left the guys over at HTC a bit frustrated.

Being able to use your smartphone with gloves on is definitely something you’d like if it’s really cold outside. Of course, not everyone around the world knows how it is to live in a cold climate, but in Russia, most of Europe, Canada and northern parts of the US winters can get pretty harsh. So here’s an advantage that Nokia’s Lumia line has.

Update: Huawei joined the fun and replied to HTC with a photo of its Android-based Ascend P6 (also usable with gloves).

Nokia pokes fun at HTC: Lumia phones can be used with gloves in winter time, unlike HTC's handsets
Nokia pokes fun at HTC: Lumia phones can be used with gloves in winter time, unlike HTC's handsets

sources: HTC Russia (translated), Nokia Russia (translated) via W7phone.ru (translated)

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posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:02 15

1. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


This is the only you can do microsoft, i dont like you.
Cheap plastic looking microkia phones not for me.

Dont even work with Chromecast !

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:08 16

4. trickster_qc (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


cheap plastic? most Lumia phone are made of top of the line polycarbonate. It's so good and works so well that Apple copied it for the iPhone 5C.

Get your fact straight!

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:21 14

11. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


They are looking very cheap!

Toy phones!

Every phone is made of polycarbonate

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:32 6

15. papss (unregistered)


Always coming to WP articles with your nonsense. Being cheap isn't what Nokia does... LG? Sure... SS? Sure but not Nokia.

poop sometimes looks like chocolate but its not

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:42 2

17. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 279; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


As an Android fan who's held one of the new Luminas, I can tell you that they are solid, well constructed devices. Photos might make them look cheap, but they look good in person.

If only they would make them run Android - then they'd be perfect. :}

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 16:13 2

59. Bernoulli (Posts: 1435; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Still built better than any android phone, specifically samsuck

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 17:08 1

63. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Better built than SonyZ with Dragontrail glass all over vs cheap plastic and Gorrila glass?

Same plastic used in Samsung phones as the Lumia, but jist hard plastic.

Hate on Samsung that makes all kind of electrics to military appliances vs Nokia just making phones... That's a huge big diffrence.. so hate and jealousy on Samsungs sucessions....

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 17:33 1

65. papss (unregistered)


Yes better build quality than ss or Sony.. Take your android goggles of for a bit

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 18:21

69. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Papss i don't need to take my glasses of, cause don't hateon "Technology" nor am i a fan of a company.....!
Yes but i don't like Eflop and bulmar. Yes i like Wp, but there are lots of feautres missing, orelse it's a good OS.

Plastic is durable, but prestige glass has quality refinment to touch and feel...

It's you who dislikes Samsung and Android and Google, not me. I enjoy it.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 16:24

62. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3277; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


12?... Are you?

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 00:17

72. mousesports (Posts: 240; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Troll btch !

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:35 5

16. mr.techdude (Posts: 536; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


trickster I think u forgot the HTC one x had polycarbonate first and then lumia crap came out. I hate Nokia now thinking that they can get an extra boost of market share by making fun of others. I hope Nokia closes down and sell there camera patents to other more useful companies out there, you sad excuse for thech

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 13:04 7

24. Kriksis (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Get your facts straight before argue, because Nokia N9 was first from nokia with polycarbonate, and even Lumia 800 was before HTC one X.

HTC one x announced 2012, February

Nokia N9 announced 2011, June

Nokia Lumia 800 announced 2011, October

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:07 2

36. sniper1087 (Posts: 333; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


"their" and "tech", sorry bothers me when people rant about a company and they can't even spell correctly, anyhow nokia has done great with their devices, brought the best camera on any mobile device with their 1020, the best display around with their 1520, as well as top battery life that even outlasted the note 3. All companies do the same to gain market share from others, is simple marketing. Nokia's unibody design is better than the HTX One X and yes I used both and you can tell the difference, nokia is a very solid device and I applaud them because even though WP8 didn't have all of the apps and updates, they constantly released their own software that improved the user experience, like the pro and smart cam, nokia refocus, new tech like recomposing after zooming in by taking the full res picture and able to focus on a different area, which no other smartphone does.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:05

35. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Top of the line polycarbonate??? LMFAO! Hahaha You know who else uses top of the line polycarbonate? Samsung.. nuff said

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:17

42. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Even better would:ve been StainlessSteel18-8

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 15:34 2

57. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3884; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Polycarbonate can be high quality. Samsung used absolutely terrible polycarbonate for the Gaalaxy S3/S4 and Note 2.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:54

49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3884; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Colored polycarbonate = copying Nokia? That's dumb.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 23:18

70. Xeriffs (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


It is cheap haha polycarbonate = plastic bud
And besides that, why get a windows phone to use with gloves when you could get a gs4?

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 08:24

79. sniper1087 (Posts: 333; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


easy answer have you seen the performance issues? yes you might root and flash a custom rom, but out of the box the performance is terrible, the nexus 5 have way better performance.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:08 5

5. akki20892 (Posts: 3276; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


hold on buddy hold on, this is Nokia Lumia.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:50 9

21. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


All it has is just a great camera, nothing else..on Lumia. Everything else is outdated.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:16 3

40. Liveitup (Posts: 913; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


That has got to be one of the most ignorant comments I've ever read, WP software is the inspiration for Android and iOS7 going Flat, Tile like and minimalism, Android even took the Windows Phone 3 dots. WP is a widely praised OS, Nokia Lumia hardware is not the most cutting edge but its up there with many other flagships, the Lumia 1520 though has the best specs probably for any smartphone.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:20 1

43. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Ugly hideous tiles.

Notification is much better... Even Apple iOs7 has one and BB

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 15:26

53. papss (unregistered)


You forgot imo... My space looks hideous to me but doesn't make it fact

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 18:16

66. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3277; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Extradite is the most useless, waist of matter here on PA.. Ignore him.. I'll try, but I don't think I'll be able to take my own advice..

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 00:19

73. mousesports (Posts: 240; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Dont come to post on here LMFAO ! Go where smamasugi got news !

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 02:27

75. kimLWR (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


truly indeed *sigh*

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:21

12. nokia12 (Posts: 285; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


these are still better.. just wait for ms to take control and then it will launch scroogle campaign with lumia series

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:47 3

18. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Lumia sales including all off it's series still couldn't overtake the sales of Samsung S4 and iPhone 5....

Lumia series is classed as budget lowend cheap devices...ask any public what Lumia is great at: Lumia520

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 16:16 1

60. Bernoulli (Posts: 1435; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Public in a third world country, where iPhones and sammys high end plastics are nonexistent, however in first world we'd either say Lumia 1020, like the one I own, or the Lumia 1520, which I will own later on.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 23:23

71. Xeriffs (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


The scroogle campaign is crap, I bet you use Bing though too? Haha
Android has been, and always will be the better and more popular OS.. 80+% market share to what? Like 10

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 00:22

74. mousesports (Posts: 240; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Has BEN ? You crap !!!

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 13:05 1

25. terabyteRouser (Posts: 412; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I wish I could give this 35 thumbs downs.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 13:17

27. maherk (Posts: 786; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Say what?? I hold the lumia 1050 a while ago, and it doesn't only look great, but feels great as well. Nokia's build quality is unmatched. Slap android os on one of those lumias and I might abandon samsung.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:11

38. ihavenoname (Posts: 1280; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


1520 or 1020?

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:40

47. maherk (Posts: 786; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The 1020

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 16:21

61. Bernoulli (Posts: 1435; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I was on the same predicament my friend, the only two things that kept me on my note 2 were a music downloader and a YouTube downloader, but when I saw on my mothers Lumia 920 I jumped ship immediately, and the more I mess with my Lumia 1020 the more I fall in love with it, from the amazing camera to the extraordinary battery life, oh and there's bonuses like offline navigation for areas where your provider has poor coverage and free Pandora with no adds.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 17:13

64. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


I agree+1 i love the camera, just feel like taking photos all the time..

Both are great handsets.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 05:38

77. GJanee (Posts: 211; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


wow, someone's real butthurt here... :D

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:02 1

2. datphoneguy (Posts: 136; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


Ouch.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:10

7. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


We are smart, almost kill the company with wp. NOT!

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:47

19. papss (unregistered)


Say what?

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:52

22. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Elop killed nokia

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 13:01

23. papss (unregistered)


No Nokia killed Nokia but if you want to blame one person be my guest

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 13:33

32. dratomic (Posts: 439; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i agree with you sandra bulldog. but nokia chairmen were willing to do so.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 13:58 1

34. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Wow and even destroying a company you still get paid millions for not doing your job right. Pathetic! He will be kicked out and Nokia will be paying him for doing jack.

Al the middle class workers that work in Nokia are the ones who should get credit, not the pathetic CEO, they do jack, but make decessions. What a life and a great job to have for doing fkall... While others work there pants out.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:57 2

51. elitewolverine (Posts: 1200; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You think the middle class would have jobs at nokia if it was not for CFO's CEO's Boardmembers and Cash that no middle class can muster to create jobs or technology or the portfolio they have?

You think as CEO he has done nothing? It is so easy i bet with your skills you can be a CEO, you can be head of any phone company and take/tackle the likes of Samsung and Apple. Your knowledge is so vast and god like.

Pathetic that you actually have access to the internet it is waste of good technology

(i will keep calling you pathetic till i get banned because of your ill use of hate and words. I will keep this in quotes and call you out on all useless posts.)

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 18:21

68. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3277; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You have right to say that anything, or anyone, is pathetic.. You know that, boy❕

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 18:19

67. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3277; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Get a life.. Listen to yourself❕.. "Elop killed Nokia"".. Sounds like some kind of soap opera that you're living in.. Wow.. Get out of the house, and make some human friends.. Just wow❕

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 08:13

78. gutuebogdan (Posts: 28; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


Troll

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:08

3. naveenstuns (Posts: 171; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Burn!!!

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:09

6. RandomUsername (Posts: 365; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Google Translate?

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:13 1

8. Tones (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Just get a pair of gloves with the special tips that work with touchscreen. You can get them in pound shops. Problem sorted. Bit poor that this is what Nokia have to use to show what they have.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:29 2

14. noler (Posts: 162; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


You need custom gloves to use your smartphone? Lol

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 12:20 2

9. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Htc phones were always better looking than Nokia

Nokia always late using highend CPU,GPU

Htc rarely uses plastic to make there devices, unlike Nokia

It's not a big deal if you can use your glove, just a +point

Why critisize others when you don't even have a Head-Quarter

"You will never hear or see SONY in this kind of pathetic things.

Htc was doing great, untill following Apple, led them to decline. Nokia you were nearly bankrupt, unlike Htc is unflactuating.

Nokia try consentrate what your users, fans want and need

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 13:28

29. elitewolverine (Posts: 1200; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You might want to rethink that post there. Just on the tone of plastic, my p90 uses extensive plastic in its parts, including the firing group and the enclosure where the bullet actually goes off. To say or think that it is somehow cheap is way off. Not to mention how the plastic is made, is in a class all alone in smartphones.

Also about being bankrupt too...you really dont look at company statements do you. Yes they lost money, but when your revenue is 3 times what HTC is bringing in, that is hardly bankrupt. Their assests and equity is also 3-4times greater than HTC.

Also the first quad core from htc was the HTC One for the USA, (butterly was in japan). Tell me again when that was launched.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:15

39. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


A business that flacuates is no good

Go back to Nokias history on GsmArena and look at the specs they used on prior to the same as Htcs specs...

Plastic is classed as cheap and tacky, though plastic is more expensive than aluminium to buy.

Nokia never believes in specs.... Even Eflop said that. The pathetic loser.

You rather have a business that dosen't flactuate than flactuates

Nokia and BB were dieing after 2009, cause not keeping up with tech and specs

What use was those assets when they had to sell Vertu. What is even more off a shame and utter most humiliation is by not having a "HeadQuarter"

They could've used those assets to merge with Android. Believe me there are more loyal Nokia users than Apple. Cause Nokia the world growed up to the name off cellphones.

BoardOfMembers and Eflop traitor to be blamed
I deeply really hate this guy and Balmer

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:53 2

48. elitewolverine (Posts: 1200; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You are right business that fluctuates is not good. Sadly the rest of your post is a poor attempt at a post. It reeks of desperation from a child who did not get a cookie.

It is so wrong on so many levels, filled with useless hate and verbiage, that i will just stop there. I will laugh at your continued posts on WP, and will continue to mock your posts until you can actually not rant.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 14:26

46. true1984 (Posts: 582; Member since: 23 May 2012)


no the first quad core from htc was the one x

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