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More on Nokia: In addition to the Lumia 920T, Nokia and China Mobile will be offering the Lumia...

More on Nokia: In addition to the Lumia 920T, Nokia and China Mobile will be offering the Lumia 620, a WP8 device that goes for just $249 unsubsidized. The 620 has a 3.8" display, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and 5MP camera. It could be a better seller than the $739 920T in a country where much of the smartphone market is controlled by cheap Android gear. The 920T's price is notably above the $450 AT&T is charging for the 920 without contract. NOK +3.5%.
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  • dhdhoora
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    The 620 with China Mobile is the main prize for Nokia. The 920T will do battle with the iPhone 5 and will provide an top end for backstop for the 620. With a huge number of Nokia feature phones already in use, the 620 and 920T provide a terrific migration path for feature phone users -- many whom are probably still loyal to Nokia. Of course, we won't know this for sure until at least end of Q1 2013. But, IMHO, 2013 is going to be a very, very good year for Nokia!

     

    All the very best,
    Don
    5 Dec 2012, 09:54 AM Reply Like
  • dakang
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    My contacts in China tell me repeatedly that Nokia continues to enjoy a fabulous reputation for quality in China, where the iPhone 'craze' is felt in an upper middle to ruling class niche.
    The business model on the mainland is far different from that in the USA where a monthly fee on a two year agreement lets the provider recoup the cost of the subsidy for a discounted device to the customer. In China it is still pay as you go, albeit with a myriad of plans, some of which carry time commitments. The carriers seldom subsidize the cost of the phone compared to outside retailers, but they offer incentives as value added to the data and airtime plans for customers who buy the phone from them. This gives a context to understand the news about NOK's agreements with China Mobile. Those will be 'full price' retail sales, supported by incentives added to the service plans.
    5 Dec 2012, 10:24 AM Reply Like
  • brianngaibh
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    see the news about Nokia in China. CEO Elop presented in the show.
    http://bit.ly/Vki6r7
    5 Dec 2012, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • nchedda
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    Nokia Lumia 920 phones sold by AT&T with no contract at the price mentioned are not unlocked. Additionally AT&T declines to provide unlock codes to preserve exclusivity.
    5 Dec 2012, 12:28 PM Reply Like
  • css1971
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    Glow in the dark phones... $250 is still too expensive (5 * more expensive than an Asha 200 ) but heading in the right direction for sure.

     

    I wonder if they introduced this double layer body to make life difficult for counterfeiters in China... It's a massive problem there for phone makers.
    5 Dec 2012, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • godalmightee13
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    Damn !! wish i could read Chinese lolol Brianngaigh..... Long Nok :)
    5 Dec 2012, 03:39 PM Reply Like
  • ericmeister
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    @godalmightee 13

     

    But you can. Just use http://bit.ly/LaW2Kk
    5 Dec 2012, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • css1971
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    You can. If you have a Lumia. (Or rather Bing can)

     

    It's the one thing the Bing button is useful for. Get the web page up on your screen with Chinese characters.

     

    Press the Bing button.
    Choose the eye (scan text button)
    Point camera at the screen

     

    for chinese you need to make the characters quite big so you may need to take a photo of only part of the screen.

     

    Press the Scan Text button

     

    When it puts boxes round the characters choose the Translate button. You may need to choose the languages to give it a hint.

     

    Hilarity ensues. It's really not very good but can give you at least a basic idea of for example a headline, as long as you ignore the complete nonsense that it also comes back with.

     

    Found a link here:
    http://bit.ly/TIwkVh
    5 Dec 2012, 04:42 PM Reply Like
  • Pishon07AD
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    Thanks
    7 Dec 2012, 09:38 PM Reply Like
  • ericmeister
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    And yes, according to brianngaibh's link, the Lumia 920T China variant seems to have S4 Pro MSM8960T Processor with built-in Adreno 320 GPU which means it's even more powerful than International/US version of Lumia 920. The reason for better processor was compatibility issue with Adreno 225 GPU

     

    http://bit.ly/YPs6ig

     

    "According to Qualcomm, its S4 Pro will be the next big thing in mobile performance, powering a new generation of smartphones and tablets. "

     

    http://bit.ly/TR80On
    http://bit.ly/YPs6ij
    5 Dec 2012, 04:12 PM Reply Like
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