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  • Nokia's Rope-A-Dope Of Microsoft [View article]
    The only problem with what you say is that you are being a little too US-centric. Yes, WP is at 3% in the US, but it is fairing far better in other parts of the world. WP has also shown growth in the US this quarter.
    Apr 25, 2014. 05:07 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft-Nokia Deal Will Play Out Better Than Google-Motorola Deal [View article]
    Hmmm. Interesting comment. I have 2 Windows computers and don't get the blue screens you talk about. I also own a Surface RT tablet and it is anything but cheap--extremely well-made and high quality. I also own a Lumia 920 and 1520. Windows Phone is a very solid OS--not buggy as you mentioned, and certainly less crash-prone than 3 different Android phones I owned.

    If you hate Microsoft, that's your prerogative. However, it makes you look a little silly and childish to make comments that have no factual basis.
    Dec 5, 2013. 05:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft Investors Should Be On The Edge Of Their Seats [View article]
    "The windows 8 platform is a disaster in all respects, my opinion, except for the fact that I have used and tested it on various hardware and generally takes little to crash it."

    I would agree with you except for the fact that I've been using it for almost a year now and I don't recall my computer ever crashing. Not even once. In fact, I have it installed on 3 computers and have never had a problem.
    Sep 9, 2013. 07:51 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stephen Elop's Mistake At Nokia Could Make Him The Right Person To Replace Ballmer [View article]
    "it could today be a much larger pond of fish in that pond". And you know this because...?
    Aug 28, 2013. 03:55 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Delta Deal Is Delicious, And Missed By The Market Thus Far [View article]
    Wait, I'm confused. You've never seen a flight attendant using a cell phone, but now you will and it will be a Lumia. But you feel there is no advertising value in this? I'm not seeing the logic.
    Aug 26, 2013. 09:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Is Trying To Sabotage Windows Phone's Rise - What Can Microsoft And Nokia Do? [View article]
    @ ianwaring Microsoft did work with Goolge. In fact, Google's own engineers agreed that trying to create the app using HTML5 was not going to work. That's why Google itself is using native code, not HTML5, in it's Android and iOS apps.

    Regarding point 4, it is not true that MS released an unchanged app. The revamped app included ads, which the first app did not include and which was Google's biggest complaint, but Google objected to the way the ads were shown and disabled access.

    Google is placing constraints on MS that even they don't comply with in their iOS and Android apps. Not exactly fair play.
    Aug 19, 2013. 02:50 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Attacks Competitors By Lowering Lumia Prices [View article]
    Funny...not having heard of any malware that affects WP8, I searched for Windows Phone 8 malware and found one instance of malware a kid in India developed. That's it.

    So when you say, "WP8 is proving to be a malware target", what exactly are you talking about?

    I'm sure as WP8 grows, so will attempts to steal data and cause problems...just like every other mobile operating system.
    Aug 14, 2013. 08:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Attacks Competitors By Lowering Lumia Prices [View article]
    You can buy the Lumia 520 from AT&T for $99 only as a GoPhone (no contract, of course). Then just pop your SIM into it and you're ready to go!

    I also have an L920, but something keeps drawing me to the 520 as my daily driver. Not sure what it is, but I think I'm just a sucker for amazing value and in some strange way I feel like I'm "beating the system" when I use the 520.
    Aug 14, 2013. 01:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Attacks Competitors By Lowering Lumia Prices [View article]
    "The phone (Lumia 520) has a good 4.3 inch screen size...

    The Lumia 520 actually has a 4" screen, not a 4.3" as stated in the article.

    " you can buy a Nokia 520 for only ~$120."

    I bought mine from AT&T here in the US for $99! IMHO, it has to be THE best $99 phone available.
    Aug 14, 2013. 12:08 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Problem Is Not Microsoft's Problem [View article]
    Oh, don't make it sound so complicated. Power button, unlock, read the first line of the email on your email tile and decide if it's worth your time to read the rest of it. There, that's not so hard, is it?
    Aug 1, 2013. 03:06 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Nokia's Lumia 1020 Sales Hurt Its Other Models? [View article]
    I understand your perspective, but I disagree that WP8 has "ZERO advantage over Android".

    For starters, WP8 is more secure. It's also more stable. I used Android for 2 years and have used WP8 for the past 8 months. With Android I got FC's regularly and found myself restarting my phone every few days just to keep it running well. Even still, it was laggy. Until you've used an Windows Phone, or iOS for that matter, you won't notice how laggy Android phones can be.

    Lastly, I find the interactive tile layout on WP8 much nicer to look at and use than Android. After using my L920 for a few days, going back to my old Android phone made me realize how Android looks like a hodge-podge of different icons and widgets. While still functional, it just doesn't look consistent.

    I don't really think Microsoft is playing the "me too game", though they have always been a little behind the curve on innovation. Instead of just maintaining the status quo, however, they did something very different with WP8. In fact, one could accuse both Google and Apple for borrowing from Windows Phone when you see the changes they are making that mimic the look and feel of WP.

    I believe the things that differentiate WP8 are the very reasons Microsoft continues to pick up market share and why I find more and more people asking me about my Lumia 920. And with the 1020, more people will know about Nokia and WP8 and sales will accelerate even faster.
    Jul 30, 2013. 10:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iOS 7: Hey Android, Copy This! [View article]
    "You probably didn't use it enough if you think that Windows phone is more interesting... "

    This might sound a little harsh, but you probably haven't used Windows Phone at all, at least not for any length of time, which disqualifies you from having an opinion.

    That's one of the things that really bothers me about many Apple users. It's the attitude that nobody can make anything good except Apple.
    Jul 23, 2013. 04:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iOS 7: Hey Android, Copy This! [View article]
    I have serious doubts that a dynamic UI will turn the world upside down. Like Siri, it will be fun to play with for a while, but when the realization hits (after a few minutes) that it has no real use, interest will wane...IMHO.

    No, I believe Apple will have to do better than that to stop building disinterest in their products.
    Jul 23, 2013. 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • High-End Smartphone Saturation: First Apple, Then BlackBerry, Now Nokia [View article]
    "If Lumia's xenon flash problems keep getting reported, then no one serious about photography will touch it."

    The bozo who wrote that article purposefully skewed the results by 1) putting an object in the foreground that the camera focused on and metered (hint: look for the flower), 2) putting his finger partially over the lens (and hence, over the flash) on the other example. Look at the pictures and you'll see what I mean. For whatever reason, his agenda was clearly to make Nokia look bad.
    Jul 19, 2013. 10:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • RBC's Analysis Of Nokia Is Questionable [View article]
    I agree with your assessment of the 521. I got one and have been impressed with the quality I got for just $130.

    The phone is not, however, unlocked as you say. If you get a prepaid kit from T-Mobile and use the phone for 14 days they will unlock it. And since it has HSPDA+ bands required by AT&T, I'll be able to use it as a backup phone and get decent data speeds.
    Jun 6, 2013. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment