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Nokia's new commercial says that it is time to #Switch

0. phoneArena 15 Jan 2013, 18:14 posted on

Nokia has released a new ad for the top-shelf Nokia Lumia 920 and its mid-range brother the Nokia Lumia 820; various data are beginning to show signs that Windows Phone 8 is catching on although the introduction of BlackBerry 10 on January 30th could stop this momentum in its tracks with a battle between Microsoft and RIM for whatever scraps are left over after the leaders take their share...

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posted on 15 Jan 2013, 21:15 1

36. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

What about blue tooth? Again...I dont like the size of that phone....but you are making it like its impossible to use as a phone. I would take a Note or Note 2 over a tablet for my uses. Best of both worlds.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 21:50

39. patchiman (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)

Bluetooth makes you look stupid.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:17 2

44. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Ok....now you are just being ..something I cant think of right now...lol.

Blue tooth is extremely convenient. I use it it with a smaller phone than the Note 2. Many ppl use it with phones as small as the orig iPhone. Maybe phones smaller than that.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:42

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

the lumia 920 is way fastet than the note 2

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:43

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


posted on 16 Jan 2013, 00:19 2

60. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Very definition of a troll here folks. And i'll never go back to anything less the a Note. Note 1 last year after giving VZW the finger for not carrying it and now a new Note 2

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 01:16 4

66. cripton805 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Funniest comment so far.
Idk if thumbs up or down.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 02:01 2

69. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Sorry, but phablets are not everybody. The NOTE II is a good device, but only if you like a small tablet disguised as a phone. Also, the Lumia 920 has some unique features, which make it better in some respects. For example. the screen on the NOTE II is horrible under sunlight, but Nokia's is easily readable. Also, lowlight camera shots are superb with the 920, and you get wireless charging as well.

As for WP8 versus Android, the later has more apps, but is also far less secure, and less intuitive as well. Rant all you want against Microsoft, but they own the corporate and business IT world, and you get a real version of Microsoft Office on your WP8 device, as opposed to 3rd party readers and widgets on Android. I could go on, but why bother? Each OS has unique and valuable virtues, as do the various smartphones...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 02:13 1

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

brick? check out 920 mate

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:33 1

83. cripton805 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

So because the Note 2 isnt smaller, it makes the Lumia 920 the better choice for everyone...?

Intuitive? You must go into seperate menus to access your menus or go into your app to do pretty much anything.

I can simply swipe down my notofication bar and I have access to the most frequently used settings or I can display toggles on my home screen.

You must do a lot more to make any sort of changes.

You must really use a smartphone to type up your school or work essays on Microsoft word.

Androids works just fine. It reallt wouldnt make a difference if I typed it on Word or something else.
What is the MAGICAL difference of typing on word over something else. It will come out the same.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 14:57

87. patchiman (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)

Having a different opinion is now being a troll. Fact noted.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:47 1

88. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

"Bluetooth makes you look stupid."

Yea...thats your opinion....but its a very trollish opinion.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 18:14

93. patchiman (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)

"Trollish opinion" Is any opinion designed to get people mad. I am arguing a point, not trying to cause rage. If I was I would recommend the HP Veer. And anyway dialing a call with Bluetooth is impractical.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 02:28

94. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

if i had 100 thumbsup i give them all to ur comment so true

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 02:31

95. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

let me ask if i am holding a cup of coffee in one hand and have note2 in other want to write a text to someone on the move what the hell will i use to write thumb and if u say i should sit around to type then it is not a moblie device anymore

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 02:34

96. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

and it also looks wierd to hold a 5.5" phone to the face when calling like a book on face more acuratly Facebook phone lol

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 02:35

97. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

being an android owner trolling on non-ardoid article is a troll get a life

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 18:41 7

3. RohanM (Posts: 140; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

wow, finally nokia is gearing up....

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 18:44 2

5. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Looks like Google's Street view with Added places and locations. Is this really Nokia Maps before street view or who's coping who?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 18:45 5

6. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

I love that nokia ring tone
Is there any app to get that ringtone on my s3 lol

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 18:49 6

8. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Well if you really know android then you would know how to search for these ring tones . Search , download, assign as ringtone lol :P

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:28 2

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posted on 15 Jan 2013, 20:55 2

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

Zedge is just awful!

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:02 9

11. papss (unregistered)

. This phone is a beast, looks sexy and has e best backing in the business (Nokia)... Seriously it's a great phone and if WP8 is to steal market share from anyone that matters then they need these types of phones

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:22 5

45. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I agree, Ppl are actling like you have to put everything on the home screens. And some ppl like the individuality of widgets and the different icons.

The Live Tiles are too uniform, boring to me. The WP UI as a whole is too minimalistic for me. But some ppl like it. Before WP came out there were some minimalistic ROMs on Android many ppl liked, I hated it...lol. There are WP launchers in the Play Store....ppl like it...I dont...lol.

How can anyone say its Myspace like.....dont ppl remember even with MySpace....you start with a clean slate....? And Myspaces overlapped in too many areas on ppl's pages. Thats can never happen on an Android home screen. Whats scary is Facebook is getting a lil too Myspace now...

Whats also funny is ppl are hating the UI on Windows 8 on desktops.....I guess many desktop users want that Myspace look back.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:06 6

13. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

no thank you. im good with android and S3. why would i switch from an open OS to a locked down one ? i must be the smartest person on earth *rolling my eyes*
though nokia phones look really good, kudos to them.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:35 5

20. cripton805 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Me too. There's a lot missing from the 920. Even if the camera is better, there's the additional functions that are missing on it. The simple fast forward that you must long press to forward a song because it doesnt have a slider, you have to go into the actual apps to make changes like music for example, less multi task by far, cool animations other than just live tiles, customization "fonts, colors, UIs, browser, vibration, add ons, etc...", limited app store, as far as I know that I saw on a user complaint was the lack of custom ringtones, and more that is offered through the GS3. There alot more functions and features offered on my own GS3 that was launched months ago.

If I were switching from an old Android device, I might see some improvement. As of now, it would be taking a step backward unless I wanted a better camera or some better riggidity.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 20:04 4

23. papss (unregistered)

It's hard to go with you on this when speaking about the s3... Seriously it's embarrassing to look at with its terrible paint job..
No slider? I get that point because I hate that too....
You have to go into app to make changes like music? Not sure what you mean.
Far less multitasking? Come on now.. You trolling as usual? You can barely swipe on android without a stutter.. How much does the general public multitask.
Yes live tiles ARE cool animations.. The screen has more personality than you think.
Customization? No font sizing but we can do colors, the UI is very customizable.. I have my own pattern layout and size ( as you would on android).
Limited App Store? I guess.. Personally it has most that I care about minus pandora ( that one hurts) and its growing everyday. You can only use that excuse for so long.
Custom ring tone? False.. We got that, matter of fact I have that.
It's not as bad as you fanboys want others to believe.. The phone has personality and YES it feels fresh. I own a lot of different platforms on phones/tablets and it ( for me) is the nicest overall.. Are there short comings? Sure but those are petty

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 20:35 3

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

The point about Windows Phone is that it is so well-done from.the start it doesn't need that excessive customization. Less locked down than iphone such that every phone is different, but not so needlessly open it is like MySpace screen vomit.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 20:41 2

31. papss (unregistered)

Agreed.. I was originally pulled away from android over my beautiful red l920 but I'm going to stay because WP8. The two together fit perfectly and I'm excited to see what else they bring

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