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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31. papss (Posts: 2868; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
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
37. cripton805 (Posts: 897; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Funny how Windows OS has more crap on the home screen than the iPhone and Android combined. They are all in boxes in different sized squares.
I have the time and weather.
Email, Camra, Email, Play Store.
I can have a bunch of crap too, but I choose not to, OR I can have just the time & weather if I choose to.
I can also have my music player on my home screen to not have to go into the app itself. I save from going in and out of things by displaying it on the home screen at once.
This Myspace crap insult is pretty lame. I don't even know WTH you guys are talking about. Customization means you do what you want when you want. Did someone have their layout like Myspace? Well good for them, but mine isn't like that.
45. jroc74 (Posts: 3624; 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.
47. cripton805 (Posts: 897; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Don't even get me started on W8 on computers. It sucks so much A$$ that you must go into 3 different windows to turn the damn computer off.
I think it's 3.
Lets see. Go right. My computer. Turn off. Are you sure? YES DAMMIT!
71. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 944; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Trouble with Android is that it's inherently insecure, flakey, and badly fragmented. People want to pretend that Android is the end all be all mobile OS because it's popular and has many apps, but there's also a ton of malware, and the OS itself isn't really that intuitive, and is kind of resource heavy too. WP runs fast and smooth even on older devices that are single core - let me see your low end Android phones mimic that feat! Also, The Lumia 920 itself has plenty of features that the SGIII doesn't have, such as a better screen that can be used in the sunlight, and used with gloves too! Also, it's camera kicks's ass, and it does better video as well, thanks to optical stabilization. Those who do photography for a hobby or living will understand this advantage.
Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and need. If you work in an office and need exchange or office, or you have an xbox 360 and want integration, then WP8 absolutely rocks. However, if you like to tinker and root, and run custom wares, then obviously an open source OS like Android is a better fit. However, it's not perfect, and anybody who claims otherwise is either lying, stupid, or both ;o)
78. jroc74 (Posts: 3624; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
There is a ton of malware....but I block more malware on my desktop PC than on my Android phone....and I have no security on my Android phone. I have at least 5 on my PC.
Just know I stopped reading right there...
79. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 944; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
There are infected apps being downloaded directly off Google's play-store, because they don't bother to give the same level of scrutiny as Apple or Microsoft. How do you think they managed to get such a huge library of apps together in the first place? It's an open system, which by virtue means less control, and you get the bad with the good....
84. cripton805 (Posts: 897; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Please do a little more research. Phonearena did a whole article about this Nonsense. So please stop the stupidity right there. Rumors can be untrue.
Malware can be a problem if you download apps on the web. NOT the play store.
2 years. 4 phones. No malware. Eclair - Jellybean
85. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
both the apple app store and play store are subject to malware etc
its made a bigger issue by android fanboys when it happens on the appstore then when same happens to the play store you go all defensive
if you cant be reasonable why do you bother?
this site is flooded with you fanboys
86. cripton805 (Posts: 897; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Dude stfu. Youre the worst fanboy of them all. Riding on everyone elses.
Like I said before, go dig into PAs articles and get some informatiom regarding this topic. Or is it too diffuclt for you? Do I have to provide links for everything?
90. jroc74 (Posts: 3624; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I know.....my kids download at least 1-2 from the Play Store.
Still.....my desktop PC has an easier time almost getting infected than my Android phone....just browsing websites. My security on my desktop has blocked more attempteded infections than what has actually gotten thru on my phone. And I have no protection on my phone.
If I had some protection on my phone....I probably woulda blocked those too. I wouldnt dare go no security on my desktop. Thats all I'm saying.
91. jroc74 (Posts: 3624; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I went back and read the rest of your post...lol. 2nd half was better. Just so you know.....there were fake apps in Apple's app store recently. I assume as more ppl start using WP.....we might here the stories on there too.
17. JeffPom (unregistered)
Hitting Apple when it seems to be down a bit?
21. steelicon (Posts: 305; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
That would be Nokia possessed by Microsoft. Infested Terran comes to mind. =))
22. steelicon (Posts: 305; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
Incidentally WP7.x/WP8.x is basically targeting Apple iOS users to switch to their platform. Essentially mimicking the closed proprietary mobile OS of Apple as well, the superficial differentiation is just for show. An internal memo has been leaked that WP indeed is determined to gain market share by converting iPhone owners as well as former Nokia users to this newfangled closed proprietary mobile OS.
Unfortunately, former Nokia users prefer to shift to Android, Jolla, MeeGo, Firefox, Ubuntu and other open source mobile OS or shift to iPhone and BB10 of which have proprietary closed mobile OS but has better security, implementation and an established ecosystem.
Nice try, Microsoft Mobile Team. Best of luck to you next time.
25. papss (Posts: 2868; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Where do you delusional fanboys get your sh it from?
42. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
Time to switch? Yes
To Nokia? Naaa....
lumia - camera is so end of 2011...
cartoony OS... and more
Time to switch tooo Droid DNA or S3 or Nexus 4 perhaps...
51. charms55 (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
Look at all these Android and iOS "fans" coming in to the paltry little WP comment section to pout that WP "Fanboys" are hogging all the lines. Get a life.
If things for WP are as bad as you say, why bother? Less than 2% market penetration in some locations. Why mess with it? Samsung is the world's largest OEM of all things mobile, why the need to defend it? Forgot that they have intro'd decent WP handsets as well?
Let's see. Android in the States slipping while still in the lead and iOS is holding steady and what?? WP gaining market share and carriers. Maybe there is more to the constant whining than meets the eye. Worried? You needn't if you truly believed you were using the top device with the best OS out there.
This is an article on the Lumia phone. And there are Ford ads trying to get Chevy owners to bite, and there are beers out there trying to get someone to drink up to a different swill.
Now, if there are in fact Nokia owners lamenting their older handsets, I get it. But the rest of you buggar off and go load up another skin or UI to overlay your handsets. Been there done that with the old Windows Mobiles, and while fun, it was of really very little value to the user experience.
53. cripton805 (Posts: 897; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
For me. I'm not worried, because competition leads to innovation.
What irritates me are the Windows trolls claiming that Android and iOS is a piece of crap compared to Windows.
Like if it was a turd compared to a solid brick of Gold.
58. Bappy (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
"What irritates me are the Windows trolls claiming that Android and iOS is a piece of crap compared to Windows."
No, it's what you android fanboys are claiming other way around...
61. cripton805 (Posts: 897; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I dont think Windows is a piece of crap. I just think Android is better, but its not like it has crazy lead to the point where it makes Windows worthless.
At this point, its preference.
63. jroc74 (Posts: 3624; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
ALL fanboyism sucks. But I am with him. I'm not worried either. I just like Android better.
89. charms55 (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
My point was, "who is the troll on a WP tread" The WP people responding (What irritates me are the Windows trolls claiming that Android and iOS is a piece of crap compared to Windows.) or the Android and iOS folks accusing them of being the trolls. I have this site set to check on WP news as that is my phone. If I want to go to an Android thread and gripe about Android I could, but have no interest in that. THEN I would be a troll, but HERE, I am trying to get honest info AND to see what other WP users are thinking, not be accused of peeing in the punch bowl of an Android thread.
Proud owner of an HTC Windows Phone Turd (I mean Titan)
52. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 514; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Gimme a reason first to switch from Android to WP... Untill then I thing Its Android ruling all the way...!!!!!!!!
56. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)
IN OTHER COMMENTS
WP WITH A DUAL CORE IS FASTER THAN ANDROID WITH A QUAD CORE AND MAYBE OCTA .
62. cripton805 (Posts: 897; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Every video that Ive seen ties them with Androids latest OS. One taking the lead over the other and so on.
Android does currently offer phones with 2gb of random access memory. So, that is a major plus.
Are you comparing the Lumia to the original Droid?
70. tiara6918 (Posts: 1199; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
It's time to switch to a lumia phone! Nokia's new ads are great and convinces me more to get one!
73. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 944; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Lumia 920 totally kicks ass - it's probably the best smartphone for the money in terms of features and style. Also, Windows Phone is finally growing up. There's no question that WP8 is worthy mobile OS, and all the rants here trying to claim otherwise doesn't change the fact that the OS is starting to grow in terms of global popularity. Nokia hardware and Microsoft productivity wares and games make for a great alliance, and I can see that some Apple and Android users will want to make the switch. Lets see how things go by the end of 2013, shall we? Slings and arrows not with standing, sale growth is the only thing that ultimately matters :o`
74. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
I have an Android phone and enjoy the abundance of applications and customizations I can do with the widgets. Also I've been reading alot about windows RT and surface getting hacked. Now, this isn't in regards to the WP8, but since Microsoft is trying to make it easier to sync your phone with your tablet, PC, and xbox, wouldn't it possibly present a risk? Also, Microsoft's take in the matter; they congratulated the hacker and tried to brush the other major hack aside, although it's been going in sale in Ebay or something, that said, doesn't that cause reason to worry? Every OS platform gets hacked every so often, but for it to be so public and for Microsoft to not really bother or care enough to inform their customers of these recent events and advising them what measures to take to prevent them from having their personal information extracted through their phones, idk, just doesn't seem right. Not trying to talk s**t, just trying to relay a concern and as to why I can't see myself switching anytime soon due to preference and concern. I'll just wait and see until WP matures enough overthrow Android from it's throne, that is, if it makes it that far... -shrug-
80. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 944; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
I'll stick with my Lumia 920, and WP8, regardless of any perceived lack of appz available for the platform. As for security, no system is perfect, and Microsoft has it's problems too. However, there is no question Android is the weakest link on the table. iOS, WP8, BB-10, and other closed systems will ALWAYS offer greater security and scrutiny for the wares being hosted in their stores. The main reason Android has so many apps now is due in part to the fact that the content available for download and installation isn't being checked throughly.
Android does have it's virtues, but security isn't one of them*
75. Shino (Posts: 159; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
I like iPhone5, but if I have to choose now - I'd take a 920. Or maybe have both, until the new BB Z10 arrives. Then things may change:)
77. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Yea switch before UBUNTU comes to mobile and makes you switch back to open source again ... open source will rule finally ...
92. mariosraptor (Posts: 93; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
i like silently switching. that is why i prefer Samsung. not to many pathetic advertisement. if someone likes it will get it, but not like this.
98. jameshoe (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
I have switched to Lumia, what you waiting for?