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  • The Lost Bets Chronicles: Nokia [View article]
    (-: Another battery in the grid?
    Mar 14 12:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Lumia Is A Threat To Apple [View article]
    Yeah, you got to case 'em up.
    The insurance costs $199 for deductible and if they have it, you get a refurbished phone.
    Also no more than 2 claims per calender year and a whole lot of paperwork to get the claim started including actual receipt (or forget it). Keep those receipts!
    That is for the At&t side that covers loss or theft as well.
    Square plan will fix them or replace but does not cover loss.

    Here is another opinion:
    http://tinyurl.com/lnp...
    Nov 3 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Lumia Is A Threat To Apple [View article]
    I wish they had designed the glass to be recessed below the case of the phone (1020). Having it stick out above is asking for damage.
    Nov 3 07:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Lumia Is A Threat To Apple [View article]
    Are you blaming me for not taking responsibility. I always love to here the fan boys try to subvert the story.
    I was long NOK as well and wish them no "blame" as you would put it, yet, if you read the rest of my comments, the screen was only a very small portion of the issues with the phone. The battery does not last 1 whole day (like my iphones) and the phone freezes up and the camera case I paid $75 for randomly works (mostly not).
    You can draw you own conclusions and since you are already biased towards the stock going up (I am not in ether direction) you cannot be objective (as I am) not having any positions in any phone stocks at this time.
    Plus I own the phone and you do not so your opinion is fairly worthless.
    Oct 31 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Lumia Is A Threat To Apple [View article]
    I bought one (black 1020) and very disappointed in the quality of the build and accessories. Screen cracked in 3 days from a 2" fall out of my shirt pocket (was on the ground getting headset from under car).
    Phone freezes and glitches with regularity. I have done the soft reset too many times.
    The camera case button works sometimes and most of the time not so I sent it back to Amazon.

    When my replacement 1020 comes, it is probably going on Ebay.
    I had high hopes for the device and would never want to have to rely on it as my only link to my business world and I don't want to carry 2 phones around all the time.
    My buddies 920 died in 3 months and his screen got a substantial scratch on the face the first 2 days he had it. I am not convinced about the quality of these phones.

    To it's credit is the fantastic camera (white balance wasn't great however), great voice recognition and excellent maps. I still need a phone that works well as a phone and is durable enough to take a few minor hits. My Samsung galaxy phones (2,3, note 2 and 3) have been better in reception, battery, function and durability. Also in integration of their accessories.

    Don't get me wrong, I really think the concept of the nokia camera and camera case is brilliant. However, since I left my DSLR at home thinking the combo would take care of my needs and be much more portable, (which it did when it worked which was rare) I will have to have a camera along next time even if it is a point and shoot.

    Anyway this leaves my with my next dilemma, which other phone to replace it with? My note 3 is mostly working great. I get some dropped calls while not even moving with 4 bars. Might be the plantronics M155 headset which also seems to have problems with the nokia as well (reconnecting every minute or 2 on nokia).
    Maybe back to iphone again just for the apps and ios?
    Hate the reception and battery of my older ones. Maybe I'll get lucky... Might try the replacement first and see if I got a lemon.
    Oct 31 03:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Data Says Nokia's Cameras Will Win It The Smartphone Segment [View article]
    The other things that I noticed about my friends 920 was almost perfect speech to text. My Note 2 is more like 50-70%. With unlimited texting in a lot of plans and the ability to do it without endangering other persons, it is an incredible tool. Makes my "swype" seem ancient.
    If a company can make a phone that is easy to use in the "real world", I for one, would want one. Add to that a camera that is by far better than any other phone cam then you really could have a recipe for success.
    I use my Note 2's cam frequently for business related photos and personal.
    If Nokia made a large screen (1030?) version of this phone (with a really big battery) I will have to believe the company is really way ahead of it's time.
    It is also a fun way to meet someone and be able to share your life and interests while waiting in line or to see something or someone with a larger screen and great camera without having to lug a pad or laptop around. Besides, I have large hands and pockets so it is not a problem even with a case on it.
    Even so I might "bite the bullet" and port my business number onto this phone for the above reasons and others.
    Jul 18 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Specs and press photos for the Lumia 1020 have leaked ahead of Nokia's (NOK -0.6%) 11AM ET event. The phone's camera will offer optical image stabilization, a xenon flash, advanced manual controls, and a new Pro Camera app to go with its expected 41MP sensor. The 1020 will also have a 4.5", 1280x768, OLED dsplay, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens, and a dual-core, 1.5GHz., Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Windows Phone Central reports AT&T will sell the 1020 for a hefty $299 with a 2-year contract ($100 more than the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S4), and that the phone's unsubsidized price is $699. (live blog[View news story]
    Interesting link.

    Maybe Papal will come up with something.

    Thanks!
    Jul 12 11:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Specs and press photos for the Lumia 1020 have leaked ahead of Nokia's (NOK -0.6%) 11AM ET event. The phone's camera will offer optical image stabilization, a xenon flash, advanced manual controls, and a new Pro Camera app to go with its expected 41MP sensor. The 1020 will also have a 4.5", 1280x768, OLED dsplay, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens, and a dual-core, 1.5GHz., Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Windows Phone Central reports AT&T will sell the 1020 for a hefty $299 with a 2-year contract ($100 more than the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S4), and that the phone's unsubsidized price is $699. (live blog[View news story]
    Really hope this phone is as good as I think it could be. I use my phone camera frequently on my Note 2 mostly because it is with me most of the time and a great tool.
    My only fear on the Nokia phones are my IT buddy had the 920 and the display glass got a large scratch on it in the first week of use and then failed after 2 months (died). He was able to trade for an iphone5 (I will never forgive him ;-)).
    The Note resides in my pocket and I have had some very small scratches on it as well. It does still work however (after 8 months) and would probably opt for insurance on the Nokia just to be protected in case of failure even though the Note has none.
    How about some more color options!
    Could mean some good movement in NOK.
    Is there a way to take credit cards with W8 yet?
    That would be my last hurdle.
    Jul 11 03:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mobile Manufacturers Part II: Samsung Sells More Stuff [View article]
    Very informative and well written!
    As is part III. Will now have to read the first chapter as well.
    Jan 11 10:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 8 Is No Apple iPhone Killer [View article]
    This looks promising:

    http://tinyurl.com/bml...
    Dec 21 08:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Beaten Down Stock Finally Gets Some Asha [View article]
    How about this?

    http://tinyurl.com/bml...
    Dec 21 08:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Achilles' Heel: Samsung Has An Arrow Pointed Straight At It [View article]
    The other thing about insurance for the phones (besides the deductible at least from At&t), is you will probably get a refurbished phone instead of a new one that may still have problems that were thought to be solved.
    An Otter box case or similar is probably a better insurance policy than trusting that a corporation will take care of your problems once out of the mainstream flow.
    Dec 18 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pac Crest has joined Deutsche and Raymond James in questioning the strength of demand for Nokia's (NOK) Windows Phone 8 hardware. Like others, it thinks initial sellouts were due to limited supplies, and believes AT&T is selling only 10K-15K Lumia 920 units/week. Altogether, it forecasts 1M WP8 shipments for Q4, with sell-through of roughly half that total. Meanwhile, Swedish carrier Tele2 says it has sold out its Lumia stock, but it received an initial shipment of just 2K-3K units. (Oppenheimer[View news story]
    My IT and photographer buddy has one. He loves it. He is taking pictures that people want reproduced for $$!
    Voice recognition is better than my phablet and the maps are great as well.
    The build quality seems very solid. Sound, bluetooth and battery are excellent as well.
    With W8 touch screen laptops coming out, it seems that this phone will be a winner.
    Dec 12 02:50 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: So, How Are Lumia 920 Sales Going? [View article]
    My IT Buddy bought this phone last Saturday. It is a very nice piece of kit!
    It completely blows my S III out of the water on voice to text, maps and a bunch of other features including wifi reception.
    I am impressed.
    However, since it does not have the Square reader app yet, I cannot justify it, since, I need that for payment in the field.
    He was very displeased with a scratch in the glass however...
    Nov 16 12:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Good hardware only goes so far when its app ecosystem is deficient: that's the common argument found in The Verge's reviews of Nokia's (NOK) flagship Lumia 920 and Google/Samsung's Nexus 10 tablet. The 920's display, design, and (with some qualifications) camera get high marks, and so do the 10's display (considered on par with the iPad), performance, and battery life. But with Windows Phone and (as far as tablets go) Android still badly trailing the competition in terms of app support, neither product gets a resounding endorsement. (WP8 review) (app efforts: I, II[View news story]
    That Galaxy II is/was great phone. I am thinking of putting mine back into service even with a cracked screen.
    Nov 2 04:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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