Seeing more Note2 users than Nokia users.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Timzer, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Timzer macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2011
    Just wanna ask, how often do you see anyone using a Lumia 900/920 or any Nokia period? Just from my everyday casual observation, I haven't really seen too many people using a Nokia or even speaking of getting one. It almost seems Nokia doesn't exist here in North America. I'm in Canada, but travel to the US quite often. You just don't hear about Nokia anymore. I haven't even seen a single Nokia commercial. In fact I have seen more people using a Note 2 than I have seen using a Nokia 900/920. But North America hasn't really been Nokia's strongest market in the last 3 years or so. If Windows Phone doesn't grab considerable market share this year, I'm guessing Nokia start making a few Android handsets along their Windows Phones.
  2. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I don't really pay attention to peoples phones if they're dumb phones but I don't think I've ever seen anyone using a Lumia 820/920 yet in Ireland. I've been seeing a lot of GS3's!
  3. mikegasol macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Considering the Note 2 has sold over 5 million and the Nokia phones havent been selling too well, I am not surprised. I don't see many at all here in southern California but I hqve seen a fsir share of Notes
  4. KnightMan macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2012
    I have no idea what's happened to Nokia. And I really don't think it's all because of the Windows Phone OS. What WP8 handset is out there right now that looks as good as the SGS3 and iPhone. Because these are the 2 handsets are exactly what the 920 is going after. Regardless of who you are, there is no denying Nokia have to steal the attention and customers away from these two handsets. And when you put this big chunky and heavy (by comparison) 920 next to these 2 big dogs, it comes off as being inferior. I'm not talking performance, I'm talking device in hand eyes on experience. And that's how the average smartphone user shops. The average smartphone user is not a tech geek. All the phones run equally smooth and lag free to them when using it at the store. They're not looking for lag or the slightest bit of hesitation, or widgets, or toggles or Pureview. To them all cameras work good enough on the high end devices. This is the average user. They're looking at the brand name (Apple) or that big vivid screen that just pops (GS3). When they look at the 920 what are they looking at? A big heavy chunky phone (again, in comparison). Maybe all this changes with the Ativ S.
    Nokia and Android? Yes I think it will happen, right after they get rid of Elop.
  5. Timzer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2011
    Totally agree. And with the teens to early twenties demographic, especially in North America, they don't even know about Nokia as a brand like they know Samsung, HTC, and Apple. So they're definitely not gonna get that attention by bring out handset that are so thick and heavy compared to the competition.
  6. mikegasol macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2012
    I am a Mac user, havent touched Windows since XP but most all my friends have Windows. They all hate the Windows 8 launcher thing, metro or whatever its called. Most user reviews I have seen on it are not good either. I guess if yoh dont like that look and layout, you probably don't want it on your phone
  7. scott craft macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2011
    I've only seen one other windows phone outside a retail store and no WP8 devices. I agree that nokia/Microsoft have an uphill climb, but it's too early to write off windows phone yet, especially since WP8 was just released and actual sales figures haven't been released.
  8. MuffCabbage macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2012
    Only seen like 3-4 Windows Phones, but havent seen any Notes.
  9. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    I haven't seen much of either phone at this point. I wonder why Nokia won't produce android phones?
  10. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    See people with a Note around every couple of days. See people with the GS3 everyday. Rarely see the WP in the wild. When I do, it's usually a female. Not the it matters, that's just what I've noticed. And of course the iPhone is what I see the most. Although I don't see most with the 5.
  11. scott craft macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2011
    I don't know what Nokia would gain by making android phones. They might sell more right out of the gate than they are with WP, but Samsung is the only manufacturer doing really well with android. Supposedly WP is selling at a rate of four times what it was this time last year, so if Nokia can stick with it they will probably be doing fine in the long run.
  12. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Note 2 is awesome. I haven't actually seen any out in the wild, but nor have I seen any Nokia 900/920s that I know of. I know people that are getting them but I haven't run into a random person carrying one in their hand.
  13. Prototypical macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2011
    Thanks for making me feel old. :p It's probably true, though... most in my age demographic probably had one of these at one point:


    The biggest problem in the US is lack of availability. AT&T isn't a small carrier, but it's the only one with the 920. Verizon (absolutely massive) has a mutant version of the 820, and that's it. If you want people jumping on your flagship phone you have to make it available... and Nokia hasn't done that.

    If an unlocked 920/922 was available on VZW, I'd jump all over it. I'm not willing to leave my carrier to get it though.
  14. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    I'm seeing (somewhat surprisingly) more Note 2's in womens hands than I would have expected.

    But I can't remember the last time I saw a Nokia anything in the wild other than in Europe or the Middle East. In the US, they are quite rare.
  15. aerok, Dec 3, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012

    aerok macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2011
    At my office in Montreal Canada, what I see is:

    1. About 10-15 people with iPhone 4/4S (Hard to differentiate them to count them seperate)
    2. About 5-10 people with Blackberry (Hard to differentiate them to count them seperate)
    3. 2 people with iPhone 5
    4. 1 person with S3
    5. 1 person with Note 2 (Me)
    6. 1 person with 920

    The person with the 920 is the only Nokia smartphone I see here.

    A lot of people use dumbphones here as a lot of employees are 45 years old+ ladies.
  16. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2012
    I've never seen a Lumia in the wild. They're even scarce on Craigslist.

    Ive seen a few Notes though, at work and at the mall.
  17. adder7712 macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
    In Malaysia. Most folks seem to carry either a Galaxy S III, iPhone 4S or a BlackBerry if they have a smartphone.

    Nokia still has a presence here, mainly their older dumbphones. But I haven't seen anyone with a Windows Phone in the wild.
  18. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    Nokia's brand recognition is essentially zero now. Apple and Samsung have essentially make Nokia irrelevant in the US market.

    It's funny because I take public transportation to work here in Boston and EVERYONE has either a Galaxy of some sort (S2, S3, Note, etc) or an iPhone.
  19. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    I love the 920. I used it for a couple weeks and enjoyed it a lot. It has a couple shortcomings that unfortunately were deal breakers for me but I'm keeping a close eye on the windows App Store. If the apps I need show up I will go back in a heartbeat.

    As far as being out in public- I see hundreds of people a day at work. I haven't noticed any nokias. A lot of samsungs. But more iPhones than anything still.

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