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Is Nokia bracing for failure already?

Nokia is betting big on Windows Phone 8 to turn it smartphone fortunes around and many believe a failure with Windows Phone 8 could spell the end for Nokia. However, Nokia's senior vice president of smart devices, Jo Harlow, says that the new smartphones such as the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 aren't the only chance Nokia has to prove it can compete with smartphone rivals. 
 
Harlow said, "This is a step in the journey. This characterization that it is the last step is not reality. These are two devices; they’re not all the devices that we’ll base on Windows Phone 8. This is our strategy and it’s a journey; there’s not one moment in time that defines everything."
 

Nokia Lumia 920
 
The two new devices from Nokia are some of the first Windows Phone 8 devices to be unveiled. Along with the new operating system, the phones also have improved cameras and wireless charging. While many were excited by the new devices, the unveiling of the phones saw Nokia's stock price fall by as much as 15% after analysts said the new devices lacked "wow factor."
 
An analyst from CCS Insight said, "It’s hard to see Lumia 920 beating the rival Samsung Galaxy SIII or expected iPhone 5 – success depends on keen prices, clear differentiation and defections from existing platforms iOS and Android."

Source: Telegraph



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RE: yes
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 9/10/2012 11:35:00 AM , Rating: 2
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"It’s hard to see Lumia 920 beating the rival Samsung Galaxy SIII or expected iPhone 5 – success depends on keen prices, clear differentiation and defections from existing platforms iOS and Android."

I know it's not right to judge all of Android, especially 4.0 and 4.1 devices, based on my experience with one 2.3 device from one manufacturer...but honestly, as much as I've enjoyed having my Atrix 4G (it was my first smartphone), using it has been a sub-par experience in many, many ways. I'm honestly about ready to defect.

I am already on AT&T and don't plan to switch (unless they try to screw me by changing my plan when I upgrade my phone or something dumb like that), so that means the 920 is on my short list. Once it ends up in stores, I'll probably spend an evening trying it side-by-side with the Galaxy SIII...but I think that novelty is going to decide the matter for me.


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