Swedish online retailer says demand for Nokia Lumia 920 twice that seen for the Samsung Galaxy S III
posted by Alan F. / Nov 27, 2012, 11:21 AM
Motorola DROID helped Android take off in 2009. Android 2.0 was installed on that phone and the green robot never looked back. Now comes the important part for Nokia which is making sure that enough product does become available in a timely fashion before phone buyers give up and start looking elsewhere.
It is a similar problem to what is happening with the Google Nexus 4, which is back in stock today at T-Mobile and the Google Play Store. The only difference is that Android has already proven itself and there is no pressure. Windows Phone 8, on the other hand, is trying to claw its way up and make a name for itself in a very competitive industry and Nokia itself cannot afford to lose these potential sales. For now though, this is a marvelous sign for Microsoft and its Finnish partner.
source: Dustin via WMPoweruser
- Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)
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That good is great nokia.
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 11:27 AM 30
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Iam very happy for nokia. Great comeback. ;) and now WP8 wont look back. :)
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 11:59 AM 24
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In a way, this is bad news dot WP..a single device totally kills all other WP offerings. Mark my words, WP market share will remain pitiful in this quarter. Even if it tripples in sales, it will mean a growth of ~ 6 million units.(meaning an extremely generous estimate of ~10M units overall ) Meanwhile, iPhone will grow by some 20 million units (around 45M total ), and Android will rake in another 10 million (135M total ) You Nokia fans really lack perspective
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 4:03 PM 1
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And you any semblance of objectivity. Growth is growth, and that is what WP needs. Of course there will be some, like you, that will talk down to any sign of strength. Of course, even the best case scenario for Nokia will be paltry compared to Android and Apple overall sales. But the point is survival of Nokia and the recognition of this great device. HTC and Samsung can build off of the success of the 920, and Nokia needs to as well. But this is great news for competition and choice. Everyone benefits from a healthy, aggressive, and successful 3rd OS.
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 4:53 PM 0
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Its not that a single device kills WP8 , its the quality & software enhancement that makes a phone good . Eg : SG3 is ripping android sales , thats cuz it has some good software enhancements by Samsung .
posted on Dec 03, 2012, 10:45 AM 1
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A small Swedish retailer? Selling 4 phones per year to Bears? Don't make us laugh loud... At least Guys let's talk about a big European retailer, and you will see the the the top selling devices are GNexus, Nexus 4, Note 2, S3, One X+, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s...
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 11:30 AM 9
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Lumia 920 is the most innovative phone of the year, Nokia deserve it because they worked hard to bring a strong competitor to the table. A 3rd big OS will be great for innovations and affordable prices. And the Sweden is a 9+ million country, and there are beautiful places to go, is not a mediaeval land that you think it is!
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 12:01 PM 15
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most innovative? its a great phone but most innovative is a big claim and we can't go by just the camera so give us a little more to go off of like features... cause im still not really blown away by anything feature wise since i got my s3 thats right even the gn4.. lol
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 2:47 PM 3
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I get that some people like the live tiles, but to others, including me, they are ghastly and a giant step backward to when we didn't have a lot of colors or pixels to work with. Icons and widgets don't have to be box or a rectangle. The good news for WP8 is that Windows 8 is even more distateful than the phone, thus distracting attention from it. Now before you go smacking me around for being a Windows hater, I've been a Windows fan since Windows 286. I feel like every version since then has been an improvement (with the exception of Vista). But at least Vista retained the general flavor of Windows. Win8 tries to reinvent the OS in a revolutionary way. Bad idea IMO.
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 10:41 PM 0
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Nokia is Swedish......
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 11:51 AM 3
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Really? I didn't know Finland was absorbed by Sweden.
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 12:17 PM 8
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MS did a good job ditching the zune requirement. while i have read that it's still somewhat clunky moving files around, this new feature alone is making me reonsider windows as a mobile platform
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 11:55 AM 2
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Nokia deserves it than the copycat Samdung or any Android crap devices.
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 12:00 PM 13
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Windows Phone 8 is cool and all but it has major flaws horrible notifications missing key apps that IOS and Android users enjoy but i will say this it has fluid simplistic UI but Microsoft has some major work to do
posted on Nov 27, 2012, 12:04 PM 7
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