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Lumia 920 Windows Phone review

Living with Windows Phone: Microsoft’s lack of key apps is still a big drag

By on May 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM.

Living with Windows Phone: Microsoft’s lack of key apps is still a big drag

Microsoft believes it can be a viable competitor with Android and Apple, and is making a strong push with its Windows Phone operating system. The company has launched numerous campaigns to inform smartphone buyers of their mobile options, but despite a large advertising budget, Windows Phone remains a mystery to most consumers. The question remains, can Microsoft’s mobile platform really compete with Google and Apple? More →

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Nokia Lumia 920 Market Share

Nokia Lumia 920 found to be most popular Windows Phone

By on April 8, 2013 at 7:03 PM.

Nokia Lumia 920 found to be most popular Windows Phone

Consumers interested in a Windows Phone device have a few options to choose from. HTC (2498) offers the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S, while Samsung (005930) has the ATIV S smartphone. None of these devices, however, can match the popularity of Nokia’s (NOK) flagship Lumia line. WPCentral points us to new data from AdDuplex showing that the Lumia 920 has just slightly surpassed the Lumia 800 to become the most popular smartphone running Microsoft’s (MSFT) mobile operating system. In fact, AdDuplex found that Nokia accounts eight of the top 10 most popular Windows Phone devices, with HTC accounting for the remaining two. As for operating system version, Windows Phone 7 was found to account for 57% of worldwide usage, compared to 43% from Windows Phone 8.

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Nokia Lumia 920 Price

Good news for Nokia: The Lumia 920 has stayed far above bargain bin prices in Europe

By on March 22, 2013 at 2:28 PM.

Good news for Nokia: The Lumia 920 has stayed far above bargain bin prices in Europe

Nokia (NOK) priced its latest flagship Windows phone ambitiously — the Lumia 920 was at parity with the 16 GB iPhone 5 in early January. Both the Lumia 920 and the 16 GB iPhone 5 cost €540 in Germany, the largest smartphone market in Europe. By third week of March, the 16 GB iPhone price in Germany has dropped to the €510-€520 range at retailers such as Modeo, Notebooksbilliger and Handyschotte. The price of the Lumia 920 has declined to €497 at retails like Handyshop and Notebooksbillige, but perhaps surprisingly, the price has remained above €520 at most retailers, ranging from Modeo to Notebook. More →

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Nokia Laser Verizon Windows Phone

Nokia may finally give Verizon a high-end Lumia smartphone

By on January 25, 2013 at 5:52 PM.

Nokia may finally give Verizon a high-end Lumia smartphone

Strangely, Nokia (NOK) has yet to offer a top-line Windows Phone device on Verizon Wireless (VZ) even though it’s the largest carrier in the United States. The company’s high-end Lumia 920 smartphone is only available on AT&T (T), while Verizon have been stuck with the mid-range Lumia 822. This may be about to change, however. According to The Verge, Nokia is preparing a flagship device for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The handset, codenamed Laser, is said to feature similar specs to the Lumia 920 and will be heavily backed by Microsoft (MSFT). More →

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Lumia 920 Pricing iPhone 5

Nokia’s Lumia 920 remains as expensive as Apple’s iPhone 5

By on January 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM.

Nokia’s Lumia 920 remains as expensive as Apple’s iPhone 5

One thing handset industry analysts are watching like hawks is the price graph of the most important Windows Phone 8 model in the European handset market. Nokia (NOK) priced the Lumia 920 very, very ambitiously for its November debut. How long can the model maintain a stiff premium? Was the early pricing just designed to skim high margins from the pool of eager Nokia/Windows Phone early adopters? More →

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Nokia Lumia Discounts

Lumia smartphones see deep discounts from Verizon, T-Mobile and Amazon

By on December 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

Lumia smartphones see deep discounts from Verizon, T-Mobile and Amazon

Nokia’s (NOK) Lumia line of smartphones is now seeing post-holiday discounts at a variety of retailers shortly after launching in the United States. The phones, which run Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone 8 operating system, are the company’s latest gamble after a string of launches that were not well received. Verizon’s (VZ) Lumia 822 can now be had for free with a new two-year agreement, as can T-Mobile’s Lumia 810, while Amazon (AMZN) is offering the flagship Lumia 920 for $39 on AT&T (T). More →

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Lumia 920 vs. iPhone 5

Mark Cuban: Nokia Lumia 920 ‘crushes’ the iPhone 5

By on December 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM.

Mark Cuban: Nokia Lumia 920 ‘crushes’ the iPhone 5

In the eyes of outspoken entrepreneur Mark Cuban, the battle for smartphone supremacy has been fought and won… by Nokia (NOK). While hosting an AMA session on Reddit — a series of posts where the original poster instructs Reddit users to “Ask Me Anything” — Cuban, who famously sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo (YHOO) for around $5 billion at the height of the dot-com boom, was asked what kind of laptop he uses. “I have a MacBook Air, but am trying the new Acer with Windows 8 [laptop],” wrote Cuban. “I really, really like Windows 8 on my phone. I have [two] phones. First is Samsung (005930) the [second] was an iPhone 5. The new Nokia with windows replaced my iPhone 5.” When asked to elaborate, Cuban said that the Lumia 920 “crushes the iPhone 5. Not even close.”

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Nokia Lumia 920 Sales

Nokia Lumia 920’s fascinating Christmas sets stage for battle with BlackBerry 10

By on December 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM.

Nokia Lumia 920’s fascinating Christmas sets stage for battle with BlackBerry 10

The Chinese version of Nokia’s (NOK) new flagship Windows Phone model recently debuted in Shanghai. According to pictures posted to Chinese websites, the Lumia 920T drew a big crowd… and sold out in two hours. So the debate over whether there is wide mass market demand for the model rages on. More →

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Nokia Lumia 920 Production

Nokia’s latest headache: It may only be able to produce 600,000 Lumia 920 phones a month

By on December 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM.

Nokia’s latest headache: It may only be able to produce 600,000 Lumia 920 phones a month

The handset production volume leaks from Sohu are not much more highly regarded than Digitimes rumors on Apple (AAPL) products. But sometimes Sohu does get good leads from Chinese factory sources. Today’s bombshell from China is the claim that Nokia (NOK) can only produce 20,000 units of models like the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 620 a day in its Chinese facilities. Nokia produces the 920 for North America in Mexico, but the production for European and Asian sales is believed to take place in China; North American sales of Lumia could be as low as 5% of global sales. In 3Q12, North America made up 1% of Nokia’s device revenue. More →

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Microsoft Nokia Lumia

Microsoft, Nokia roll out big software update for the Lumia 920, 820 on AT&T

By on December 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM.

Microsoft, Nokia roll out big software update for the Lumia 920, 820 on AT&T

AT&T (T) customers who own the Nokia (NOK) Lumia 920 or the Lumia 820 are getting an early Christmas present this week. Nokia and Microsoft (MSFT) on Wednesday started rolling out a significant over-the-air update to both Lumia models on the AT&T network that will boost Bluetooth reliability and connectivity, add enhancements to Nokia Messaging, improve start-up performance and enhance the devices’ battery management. Nokia says that this update is only available to customers of AT&T and Canadian wireless carrier Rogers so far, but adds that it is “working with our operator partners in all regions to ensure the highest quality experience in every market” and that it is “working closely with Microsoft… to deliver these updates to other markets in early February 2013.”

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Nokia CEO Elop Interview

Nokia CEO thinks his company’s phones will be more successful if they’re available on fewer carriers

By on December 18, 2012 at 5:03 PM.

Nokia CEO thinks his company’s phones will be more successful if they’re available on fewer carriers

Give Nokia (NOK) CEO Stephen Elop credit for thinking outside the box. In an interview with CNET, Elop defended his company’s decision to make its flagship Lumia 920 device an exclusive for AT&T (T) even though the company has been struggling to gain traction recently and could use more exposure to a wider audience. Elop’s logic behind signing a carrier exclusivity agreement is that carriers that get exclusive devices will put more money into marketing those devices and thus boost consumer excitement and demand for them. More →

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Nokia Lumia Sales Q4 2012

Nokia Lumia sales reportedly nowhere near as strong as rumors suggest

By on December 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM.

Nokia Lumia sales reportedly nowhere near as strong as rumors suggest

At a time when Nokia (NOK) needs a solid quarter to prove to investors that it can stage a comeback, a new analysis suggests Lumia sales in the fourth quarter are shaping up to fall well short of the relatively lofty numbers being tossed around in recent reports. Pacific Crest’s James Faucette tossed some cold water on Lumia sales expectations on Wednesday, stating in a note to investors that the recent spike in Nokia’s stock was driven by some overly optimistic reports. The analyst believes demand for phones like the flagship Lumia 920 is healthy, but he thinks low shipment volumes pose a serious problem for Nokia. More →

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iPhone Lumia China

The Lumia-iPhone battle in China is shaping up to be a bloody one

By on December 5, 2012 at 1:13 PM.

The Lumia-iPhone battle in China is shaping up to be a bloody one

Soon after China Unicom announced it has 100,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 5, Helsinki was rocked by news that China Mobile has signed a deal to sell a TD-SCDMA version of the Lumia 920. China Mobile, of course, has more than 700 million mobile subscribers. The timing of the deal is important, because it now seems that Nokia (NOK) will get its flagship to China Mobile ahead of Apple (AAPL). Both companies have been courting China Mobile intensely for the past year. It is quite likely that the subsidy demands of Apple ended up annoying CM, which may now be using Nokia in order to goad Apple to make concessions. More →

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