Did you guys see the Lumia 920 launch?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by IndianGuy, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. IndianGuy macrumors regular

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    I am iPhone fan, but have to agree 920 looks great. What MSFT has done is to create doubt in people's mind before iPhone announcement.

    Hope AAPL comes up with something really great to flank MSFT.
     
  2. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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    Caught a bit of it. Shame they were having demo trouble, some of the stuff they were showing looked pretty cool. Especially the thing where they could erase moving objects from photos.


    I genuinely like the Lumia design, nice to see a fresh take on the smartphone. Not sold on the wireless charging thing. I'd rather have a dock than an inductive charger, the two are no different to me as i can't really use my phone while they're in use, in fact it's probably easier to use an iPhone when it's plugged in than it will be to use the Lumia when it's on the inductive plate.

    Not to turn this thread into a pro-Apple thing, but how come other companies have problems with their demo units, but apple never does*?

    *Apart from the iPhone 4 demo, which was mainly down to the amount of people there, not the hardware
     
  3. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    I am not holding my breath for it. I think we very much know what Apple will unveil come September 12th. A taller iPhone 4S that is thinner and has a "plastic" back, allowing an extra row of icons along with some specs bump (the usual: faster, better camera, better battery life, etc). In iOS 6 we already know what to expect: maps, facebook integration, mail attachments, reply with text, etc. Nothing innovative or impressive.

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  4. AceCoolie macrumors regular

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    It looks awesome to me. IMO, unless Apple really steps up iOS 6, the 920 is my next phone.
     
  5. b166er macrumors 68020

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    It looks great. Wish I knew when it was shipping. I'm between the 920 and the iPhone 5- once I see the iPhone 5 I'll be able to decide.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I like the look of the 820 more than the 920.
     
  7. hamlin macrumors regular

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    If Microsoft can advertise Windows phones to make them "cool" like Apple has done with the iphone, then MS could take a big chunk of market share.
     
  8. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Awesome hardwares! Love the wireless charging, but i just had a bad experience with wp 7.5 mango. So no thanx.

    Really wish they would go android, and im sure they will outsell samsung in no time.
     
  9. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    Indeed, I don't like it being a Windows phone, hopefully they have plans for an Android powered Lumia in the future. I am hoping that some other Android OEM rises and edges Samsung or at least matches them in terms of popularity and sales be it HTC, Sony or Nokia (all of which have better design when it comes to hardware than Samsung).
     
  10. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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    Because all of those things in that video are major problems that mean a product can't be demoed properly, good to see they're all very recent too. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It looks very nice. The glove-friendly touch tech looks nifty. If Apple didn't make phones, it would probably be my next phone. It's bizarre/frustrating though that Apple seems to be the only company that announces pricing and availability when revealing products.

    Odd that they are calling the camera PureView. And I don't get the point of wireless charging.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Okay fanboi. His point seems more geared towards things have happened during keynotes to Apple too. Calm yourself; it's not as though a screwy demo means a ****** phone. :rolleyes:

    It looks wonderful but I think for me, a windows phone would feel even more disjointed than an Android phone. It's hard to say though.
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It just means you don't have to plug your device in. Just set it on the charger and you are good to go. It is a nice feature, but not a make-or-break one in my opinion.
     
  14. Prototypical macrumors 6502

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    Have you actually used WP7? Android isn't the only alternative to iOS, and (in my personal opinion) is #3 when putting them all head-to-head. I played with a Mango device, used the WP7 launcher on my Droid for a solid six months, and never wanted to go back to the Android OS after that. Windows PHone is just easier to use, more efficient and intuitive, and unique. If Verizon had any selection of WP devices, I probably wouldn't be on macrumors right now. :p

    Switching to Android would have made Nokia "yet another Android manufacturer," where going WP8 gives them a way to stand out. On the flip-side, Nokia has the name recognition and design prowess to give WP8 the attention it needs/deserves. It's a perfect relationship.
     
  15. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    I did! I got a samsung focus s wp 7.5 mango when microsoft gave them away for their contest. The os is really crappy day to day such as:

    log in into your hotmail as the main account, then you will never be able to remove it unless your reset the phone.

    You cannot change/rename the default contacts sub name such as phone, home, home 2 ect... So everytime I have a contact with more than a cellphone number I will have to set it as work 2 or home 2!

    I can go on and on, but I feel a lot of simple features could have been there yet never did maybe wp 8 will resolve all that. Still I like Android much better.
     
  16. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

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    i know it's really cool to hate android, but it genuinely is the most complete OS out there, and does just work.
     
  17. KdParker macrumors 601

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    I absolutey agree. As far as operating systems go my rank is IOS, WP, then android.

    I have used all of them and WP was a surprise with its ease of use and flexiblity. But I was really surprised with the smoothness.

    Not sure I am ready to take the leap away from iPhone, but at least there is some competion that I might consider later on.
     

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