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
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).


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

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74 Comments

1. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 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 !

4. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 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!

11. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

They are looking very cheap! Toy phones! Every phone is made of polycarbonate

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

17. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 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. :}

62. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

12?... Are you?

72. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Troll btch !

16. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 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

24. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 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

36. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 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.

35. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

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

42. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Even better would:ve been StainlessSteel18-8

57. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

49. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Colored polycarbonate = copying Nokia? That's dumb.

70. Xeriffs

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 17, 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?

79. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 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.

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

hold on buddy hold on, this is Nokia Lumia.

21. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

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 Everything else is outdated.

40. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

43. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

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

53. papss unregistered

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

66. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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..

73. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

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

75. kimLWR

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

truly indeed *sigh*

12. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

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

18. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 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

71. Xeriffs

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 17, 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

74. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Has BEN ? You crap !!!

25. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I wish I could give this 35 thumbs downs.

27. maherk

Posts: 6768; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

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