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Microsoft/Nokia/AT&T are going for the throat with Lumia 920 pricing

Is $99 for the Nokia Lumia 920 cheap enough to make you switch to Windows Phone 8?
  • I'm already on Windows Phone (472 votes)
  • I'm still on (iOS, Android, Blackberry OS) and am not ready to make a switch (3,097 votes)
  • For $99, I'll make a move (963 votes)
  • Even if it were free, I still wouldn't switch to Windows Phone (1,085 votes)

  • 5,617 total votes

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By andrewaggb on 11/7/2012 12:11:06 AM , Rating: 2
I don't have a state of the art android 4.1/4.2 device, but my experiences with custom roms, force closes, random reboots, etc are very similiar.

That said, I have to reboot my ipod touch 4th gen somewhat regularly to keep it running fast. My ipad is generally better, probably because it has better hardware, but the new market app in IOS 6 is slow and laggy on both devices.

It's definitely better on the smoothness front in apple land (in my experience), but if you're expecting perfectly consistent performance I think you'll be disappointed.

I'm buying a new phone right away and I'm really torn.

I've considered the iphone 5, you'll get a nice device that will get OS updates, has lots of available software, good battery life.

Could be a galaxy note 2, way bigger screen, has all the apps I want on a phone, including google navigation, maps, etc. I'll REALLY miss the google phone apps if I switch. It's a flagship device so it'll probably get some Android updates....

Unfortunately the Lumina 920 won't be on my carrier, so I could get a Samsung ATIV. Has a nice screen, sd support. Will integrate nicely with all my windows 8 machines and skydrive. GPS is supposed to be decent on windows phone, but I'm not sure if that's only Nokia Drive or if all windows phone 8 devices will have a good navigation app. Will get OS updates. In theory, because WP8 supports c/c++ and directx, it will finally get all the apps that windows phone was missing.

The reality is I don't use alot of apps on my phone. I'd rather use the ipad or a laptop, so I don't think the app situation is all that important. In fact the one I'm most concerned about is the navigation app that everybody says sucks on the iphone. And the small screen. Now if apple would just release a new iManPhone with a 4.5"+ screen :-) and pony up extra $$$ to google for navigation... but that's just not to be I guess.

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