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While investing in nokia I got interested in Vringo because they bought 500 patents from nokia. Since nokia took off I started trading vrng instead and so far I have noticed the stock trades with a $2.70 to $3.50 range. perfect for selling puts and calls. I am a technology lover. Love buying... More
  • Lumia 920 Review And A Little Comparison With The iPhone 5 3 comments
    Nov 14, 2012 8:55 AM | about stocks: NOK

    Iphone 5 is a great phone, easy to use, light and fast. Seemed a bit narrow in the hand. Setup was easy, just backup via itunes and activate iphone 5 with itunes and restore the backup. My gf loves it. If you use any other generation of iphone, you will feel right at home.

    If you have a phone with ATT and its not eligible for a upgrade yet, you can try to talk to a manager and see if they can override the system and give you a upgrade without ETF. Be polite and you will be surprised at what they can do for you. You might not get the $99 price but still better than paying the ETF.

    Lumia 920, not as heavy as I thought it would be. Its really big compared to the iphone 5. Phone came to me without any battery life, had to plug it in for 3 hours. Spent a while configuring everything to my liking, especially how I wanted my home screen. First thing I did was to delete all the apps from att.

    *UPDATE I found out why the battery was drained when I got it. The smart techs from att did that on purpose. It is to make sure the battery learns to hold the best charge, ie to insure better battery life. If anyone experiences bad battery life, let it drain and then charge for at least 10 hours.

    Also for some reason, they put the simcard inside the sim tray backwards and inserted the sim tray backwards into the phone, somebody told me they do that to prevent accidental activation. I would say just leave the sim in the card it came with. Also, you have to call 611 and they will have a option for you to activate the 920 with the new simcard, very simple instructions.

    also you can use the Microsoft desktop companion app to sync the lumia with your pc http://bit.ly/VZsfKr . you can even sync itunes songs to your phone with the app.

    Now the most important thing, your contacts. in you look on your lumia 920 , goto the windows store and inside the Nokia collection there is a Transfer my Data application. That should be able to help you out.

    After about 2 hours I finally had my home screen the way I wanted it and it looks great! all my email inboxes are in one corner using small tiles, my main email is a big tile. In another corner I have my family and best friends pinned. Love the live tiles.

    here is a how-to page that teaches you how to configure wp8 if you a new userhttp://bit.ly/UfrV8X

    Some people need to sync outlook and here is a easy to follow faq for thathttp://bit.ly/VQelib

    or you can use nokia suite to sync the pc and phone via usb cable

    program download is here http://nokia.ly/TQENWL

    So many things to explore and I am loving it. I previously used a Samsung wp7 focus before, but got bored of it because of the update situation. Wp8 really is a big improvement and I still have not tried all features available yet like smartglass, rooms, kids corner etc etc

    ***update I never received my free charging plate, so I called att and they will be sending it out right away!

    Disclosure: I am long NOK.

    Stocks: NOK
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  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
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    Thanks for the review and links.


    I just checked a non-functional 920 at Rogers store. I was positively surprised how solidly built and sturdy the machine felt. It is not lightweight, you can feel the weight in your hand, but certainly not too heavy for me. This is what Nokia has always been doing at its best, they are not in the business of making toys rather than tools made to last for professionals. As I am long NOK, I hope there is a lot of people in the general public who feel the same too :)
    10 Nov 2012, 07:28 PM Reply Like
  • oneinfiniteloop
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    I got my Lumia 920 yesterday and I had my wife and my son run a kind of blind test and they said weight wise the iPhone 4s and Lumia 920 were nearly the same (and remember my wife's iPhone 4s doesn't have the jacket).


    I wanted an unbiased opinion from them because after holding the Lumia 920 in my hand I personally thought all the hoopla about weight was just a hog wash.


    In fact, tongue in cheek, my wife wants to switch over to Lumia 920 (she likes the live tiles and the price on the Nokia) - will have to wait and see if that turns to reality :)
    13 Nov 2012, 02:17 PM Reply Like
  • Leont68
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    Author’s reply » I work at a place where mostly everyone has a iphone. No one even blinks a eye when someone uses that. Even the cleaning ladies have one lols.


    But people look at my phone and ask what kind of phone it is and I gladly show them my lumia 920. Love the attention.
    13 Nov 2012, 03:55 PM Reply Like
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