Nokia will pursue low-price Lumias with the help of Microsoft to battle entry level Androids
0. phoneArena 14 Jun 2012, 08:02 posted on
Nokia's entry level phones have been its bread and butter for a long time, and no wonder it is trying to replicate the same strategy with Windows Phone as well, given the carrier and retail contacts it already has in place. Stephen Elop didn't specify when can we expect the army of affordable Lumia phones...
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1. mercorp (Posts: 945; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
I want a value for money wp8 lumia that can be comparable to the ace 2.
4. andro. (Posts: 1926; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
We have been trying to sell the lumia 610 but it rarely sells,the galaxy ace and ace plus as well as handsets like the xperia u,huawei ascends 300 and several other smartphones are similar priced if not some much cheaper and the windows phone rarely gets a look in.
11. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Because when majority of their friends using android .
They want android too .
But if a majority of their friends are on iPhone .
I bet that individual will buy an iPhone .
Isn't this call peer pressures ?
2. dickwyn (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 May 2012)
make a cheap windows 8 phone and i will buy it, if i feel it is good enough then i will buy their flagship phone
5. snowgator (Posts: 3149; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Low end devices are critical to build a base. Feature phone and basic phone users rarely go directly to too tier devices. They take low end and move up from there. Get Tango devices on pre paid carriers and in the emerging markets it was designed for, and get the 710's and 800's (and for that matter the HTC Radars and the Focus Flashes/Focus 2 from Samsung) of the world some love in advertising. They will sell, and your base will grow.
6. darktranquillity (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
You can't compete android with some crappy tiles.
7. GJanee (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)
you can't compete in an argument with a crappy brain.
8. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
they wont look at WP because, too many restrictions like bluetooth transfer, mass storage and expandable memory card!
if wp8 will change that everyone will be drooling on it! its eye catchy but just to expensive and too many restrictions that people wanted! MS shouldn't forgot that they are not apple and they are making entry level phones and fulfill what people needs!!
9. jtech (Posts: 100; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
Not all true^^^ I hope some go onto boost mobile
10. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
well its good news but there's some drawbacks like with 610 lumia phone, angry birds/skype cannot run properly but with entry level android phones, games/apps like this has no issue at all. I hope MS will take care of this in the future. This is one of the important basis for consumers in choosing their entry level smart phones.