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Nokia Lumia 900: Windows 7 Phone King
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4/8/2012 | 7:30:29 AM
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BB is cutting down prices on their smartphone just to compete with this awesome affordable smartphone.
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4/7/2012 | 10:48:01 PM
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You are right most people will not notice or care.
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4/7/2012 | 10:47:01 PM
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You are an apple piss drinker, i phone ya it's the best! only dorks try to watch a movie on those little screens its not enjoyable, the 900 would do MOST people fine and 1080 or 720 hd who cares it's like trying to act like we have 500,000 apps most are useless garbage.
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4/7/2012 | 10:34:01 PM
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"resolution means little on a screen that small"... lol, you are a sad pathetic idiot.

Get an iPhone and compare before you say anything else stupid. It is very easy - stop by Apple store right next to your Redmond campus, softie.
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4/7/2012 | 9:21:58 PM
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The last paragraph hints at the most important issue: Windows 8.

It's just around the corner. It's a new platform and a new kernel. No doubt, Windows 8 phones will appear when the operating system is released later in 2012.

The Nokia Lumia will look very isolated when this looming platform reset occurs.
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4/7/2012 | 6:42:18 PM
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I agree. There are about 20- 30 apps, that MS should be trying to get pushed to their platform. Thats about it for most of my criticism.

At a certain point, resolution means little on a screen that small, and comfort and
readability should take precidence. And this does with the Nokia.

As for the 32gb model. There is a hack for that, but seriously the new technology is keeping most things synced through services over the internet ( cloud if you insist on using that word!! ) This is why the need for local storage is not a big necessity any longer.

I disagree with the 1080 though if the 720 is clear and at 30fps then people might not even notice. As Ive seen some 1080 video thats been gawd aweful. But I do see that in the future of wp7 phones.
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4/7/2012 | 1:37:29 PM
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Very good read. A 32 GB model for an extra $50 would have gone a long way towards suppressing those who rightly say 16 GB's isn't enough. However, these people most likely tilt towards the power user side, which does not appear to be the primary target of Microkia at this point. NFC would have been nice as future proofing, but Microkia are ahead of the curve compared to end users with understanding when NFC starts to take off. Today, it's barely even niche, so I can see why MS is holding off on this one until W8. The remaining hardware limitation is 1080p video, which is a function of multi-cores, so no big deal for, again, the target audience that will be happy with 720p that uses less disk space.

In the U.S., the barrier is no longer features or number of apps for Microkia's target audience, but rather it's carrier support. I've been saying since CES 2012 that MS needs to do something strategic and bold: purchase US Cellular and MetroPCS, build out your own LTE network and disruptive the wireless carriers' pricing models. VZW is stabbing MS in the back. They complain about LTE support; MS delivers, the 900 and Titan 2 support LTE, and now VZW says they're punting on carrying updated WPs until W8. Sprint is simply bogged down financially with their huge bet / investment in the iPhone to push WP to the extent AT&T is on the verge of doing. But they could be doing more. Finally, the big apps ABS, Instagram, Pandora, etc will come when W8 arrives.


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