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Launching major apps helps, too

Nokia doesn't have any tricks up its sleeve when it comes to attempts at grabbing market share in the mobile sector -- just a great portfolio.

According to Nokia EVP of Sales and Marketing Chris Weber, Nokia is taking all the necessary steps to build a firm foundation instead of using a "silver bullet" product to launch the company into good mobile standings.

"I don't think there's a silver bullet," said Weber. "It's the portfolio, it's great marketing to make sure people are aware of the capabilities, and it's making sure that the apps are there. The apps that we have, we have to make sure that they're as good as -- and in many cases better than -- what you get on the competitive platform. So you know, improving things like Facebook, bringing the next release of Skype, WhatsApp, et cetera."

Weber said that the addition of these major apps is just one aspect that will secure Windows Phone's future. Nokia's wide variety of products in its device portfolio is another big win for the company because it ranges from budget phones to high-end devices. This ensures that there's a product -- whether it be smartphone or tablet -- that can fit anyone's needs and price points. 

For instance, Nokia introduced both the budget Lumia 1320 and high-end Lumia 1520 smartphones earlier this week. The massive 1520 sits at 6 inches in display size and packs a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor that runs at 2.2GHz and is coupled with 2GB of RAM. The low-end 1320 features a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The 1520 will run you an unsubsidized price of $750 while the 1320 is only $339 (unsubsidized). 

On the tablet side of things, Nokia announced the 10.1-inch Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet. It features a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor running at 2.2 GHz and will ship in Q4 starting at $499 before taxes and subsidies.

Source: Engadget

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RE: Success in the eye of the beholder?
By p05esto on 10/24/2013 12:50:02 PM , Rating: 4
Most people are sheep and by Android or it's iOS clone. My family all uses Lumina 928 phones on Verizon and LOVE the os (hate it on desktop, refuse to use there). You should play with one for a day, the interface feels fresh every day and I've had mine phone for 6 months now. The live tiles alone make the OS by far the best. All im MY humble opinion of course.

RE: Success in the eye of the beholder?
By fic2 on 10/24/2013 1:32:39 PM , Rating: 2
My gf has a Lumia 521 and likes it well enough. The frustrating thing seems to be that to do an update you have to do a hard reset. Doing a hard reset makes everything go away. So, you have to do a backup before you do a hard reset. Fair enough. Except the backup doesn't backup everything only somethings. So, she has to redo a lot of crap every time there is an update for it (twice so far with GDR3 coming out and rumored 8.1 after that).

By testbug00 on 10/24/2013 1:37:54 PM , Rating: 3
You should not have to do a hard reset unless you don't have enough space on the phone to hold the update... get a SD card and stick it in :)

By datdamonfoo on 10/24/2013 6:03:47 PM , Rating: 3
I'm not sure what you're talking about. I've updated both my Windows phones and after the hard reset, everything is still there.

RE: Success in the eye of the beholder?
By Ammohunt on 10/24/2013 1:34:42 PM , Rating: 3
I agree i love my windows phone. Irecently got a work phone with android and man doe it feel dated after using Windows Phone OS.

RE: Success in the eye of the beholder?
By Reclaimer77 on 10/24/13, Rating: 0
RE: Success in the eye of the beholder?
By Reclaimer77 on 10/24/13, Rating: 0
By Reclaimer77 on 10/25/2013 3:28:18 PM , Rating: 2
Can you give an example?

Live tiles are just giant (ugly) widgets. So besides the UI, what exactly was 'dated' about Android?

By Reclaimer77 on 10/24/2013 4:47:06 PM , Rating: 2
You just called people sheep yet stated your entirely family all uses the same exact phone, the Lumia 928. that irony or what?

By melgross on 10/24/2013 8:12:21 PM , Rating: 2
I truly do feel sorry for you. I hope that someday, you too can afford a real phone.

By Abeauvais on 10/25/2013 8:27:03 AM , Rating: 2
I agree, I made the switch not to long ago to a HTC 8x (windows Phone 8) And I couldn't be any more happier with my Phone. That being said my next phone will either be a Nokia 1020 or 1520 not sure yet.

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