Tech.Chief, 28 Oct 2013Have you also noticed that almost all the windows tablets out now and expected are All running... moreI have been wondering the same, why Nokia used Windows RT in it's tablet instead of Windows 8. Will look for this matter later. As for RT, there was a error with the booting options when customers are upgrading from RT 8 to RT 8.1. Therefore, Microsoft, paused the updates to avoid users getting into trouble. However, I have also heard that the problem has been found and fixed and the update is resumed.
Edit: You can read my posts there. The name is Maximus.
Tech.Chief, 28 Oct 2013I'm sure by March 2014, the AT&T will sell for less than $50. Just watchIt's completely understandable. The Lumia 1020 because of not so much sales will drop down to even 50$ or may be at 0.99$ on contract with the time. Please consider the market shares of Nokia Windows Phone in United States of America. If the device would be Samsung or Apple, there won't be even a single chance.
Well! I just assumed how to deal will look like for both of the companies. Let's wait and see what will happen in future. Furthermore! I have debates over this topic in Blog section of GSMArena. It's not that I just read about it, I have researched about it online. I am by the name Maximus there. BTW! Are you on the blog section? Looking forward to enter in a debate with you there in future time.
Gelvin, 28 Oct 2013I agree. For Microsoft, it's all about money but this time. They seem to be a bit more serious... moreHave you also noticed that almost all the windows tablets out now and expected are All running full Windows 8 and free office suite.
How come the Nokia 2520 comes with RT. And the worse part is that the RT update has been suspended, and trends had it that the future of that version is bleak. DOA!
Gelvin, 28 Oct 2013I agree. For Microsoft, it's all about money but this time. They seem to be a bit more serious... moreIt's really sad if you think the deal is favorable for Nokia; You just read what is happening to the best and latest Nokia Lumia 1020, all this is because of the "deal" and trust me, that's the same for anything with that Label "Nokia" running the WP.
Tech.Chief, 28 Oct 2013Microsoft will do this when they realize they don't make the "bottom line" projecti... moreI agree. For Microsoft, it's all about money but this time. They seem to be a bit more serious with Windows Phone than any previous generation Windows mobiles. They are putting their efforts in developing the platform because Nokia is pushing them to their limits. Not only, GDR3 was announced before the estimated time but it's released for download too. Keep in mind, the GDR3 was set to debute in Q1 2014. Things for Microsoft are going in a positive direction but with the speed of a turtle. Apps are coming on Windows Phone on daily basis and the store owns more than 160,000 apps.
For Android users who have gotten into Android much. There is nothing in Windows Phone for them except a smooth experience and some basics. For iOS *sigh*
I don't even want to see the acquisition to take place. Even though, the acquisition favors both Microsoft and Nokia. Nokia will have $$$ while Microsoft will have their own Mobiles developing division. Ditching Nokia branding from their future phone will be the most stupid act from Microsoft if they are going to do it.
I either don't want to see a legendary company like Blackberry dieing like that. I hope things will go in positive direction for both of these legends.
Gelvin, 28 Oct 2013I highly doubt that would happen. Microsoft is all safe from financial problems but Nokia is n... moreMicrosoft will do this when they realize they don't make the "bottom line" projection they had in mind with Nokia. Remember for Microsoft, it's about the money!
BlackBerry decision and the possible prospects will eventually make core OS or apps mainstream manufacturers focus more on profiting from software and let the hardware headache be for a few OEMs.
With the look of things, I'm sure of that!
Tech.Chief, 28 Oct 2013I'm waiting for when Microsoft finally decides to sell their WP OS directly to users or give i... moreI highly doubt that would happen. Microsoft is all safe from financial problems but Nokia is not. Even, Windows need a license to use. As for dual-boot device, HTC is working on it. But HTC On the other hand, is failed with Android too. I don't know what it can do with a dual boot device.
Gelvin, 28 Oct 2013The reason I am buying the Lumia 1020 is because of it's camera. if the 1020 was just another ... moreI'm waiting for when Microsoft finally decides to sell their WP OS directly to users or give it out for free so one can install it optionally for dual boot and check it out on ones desired phone. Like BlackBerry is doing with its BBM ( very smart move, by the time they include mail, sms and voice packages, they can charge a premium)
Tech.Chief, 28 Oct 2013If you really like the Windows/Nokia combo, then i sincerely suggest you be patient for the 1... moreThe reason I am buying the Lumia 1020 is because of it's camera. if the 1020 was just another Lumia with nothing special then I wouldn't even consider it as a choice. I would certainly looking for a Windows Phone 8.1. The camera is just attracting me to buy it.
If you are comparing a Windows Phone 7.x device with a Windows Phone 8 then yes, none of them can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8. The kernel in Windows Phone 7.x only allows support of a single core processor which can't be further coded to improve because it was an old kernel. In Windows Phone 8, the kernel is advance and can support upto quad cores and so on, the same kernel will be used in Windows Phone 9. Therefore, devices trying to find their way from Windows phone 8 to Windows Phone 9 won't be much of an issue.
As I wrote, I don't even much care about Microsoft nor Windows Phone. All I want is the best camera in the market with some basic experience. For heavy games, I have an expensive PC. For apps, I got my laptop all around. Even though, apps as per my daily need are available on my phone.
The apps I use.
I have the very first Windows Phone lumia 920 and it's running on GDR3. I don't even much care about my warranty. My phone is responsive, smooth enough, the glance and HERE maps are awesome. I am a highly satisfied "Nokia" user. So, I don't want much. It's just this simple.
We all got our preferences, this is my preference.
Gelvin, 28 Oct 2013Ah! Nice joke. BBM will arrive on Windows Phone 8 next year hopefully. Even though, I don't ca... moreIf you really like the Windows/Nokia combo, then i sincerely suggest you be patient for the 1520 or the 1320. Sincerely because, as you can see from the Microsoft involvement, it's really not even 70% about what we the users want. And with that I'm sure that in time funding and update researches for pre 1320/1520 Lumia phones will disappear and that makes the 1520 or 1320 your best shot for now.
And remember that Nokia cares about the users but for Microsoft is more about the market and money, means anything and everything is about risks, about business and so one cannot count on them.
You can quietly see how all previous windows tablets (no matter how expensive) that had windows 7 or Vista were disqualified for the windows 8 (metro). Either by screen resolution or "compatible" drivers not available "yet " for them.
It's business for them, we are the ones who cherish the gadgets!
Tech.Chief, 28 Oct 2013Even at $49.99 it still not worth it. for instance I'm sure its the 3rd generation wP10 that w... moreAh! Nice joke. BBM will arrive on Windows Phone 8 next year hopefully. Even though, I don't care much about Microsoft as I care about Nokia and also, I don't care much about Nokia as I care about myself. Lumia 1020 is for me any day any time. 1520 is just not my size. May be will buy a 929 next year.
Gelvin, 28 Oct 2013Hey GSMArena! The fanboy war is getting ridiculous here. Can you please take some immediate ac... moreEven at $49.99 it still not worth it. for instance I'm sure its the 3rd generation wP10 that will get the "update" that will allow it work with BBM!
TheAgent, 28 Oct 2013You forget the biggest difference: one continues to pick up steam and the other continues to f... moreYou don't understand. I love nokia phones. I was sad all day long when I heard Nokia was acquired by Microsoft. They made many phones with great hardware and quality(and still doing it). I have recently bought asha 205,206 and lumia 820 for my family. This was not to insult Nokia. But where is the steam you are speaking about?I admit,In India,Brazil and some European countries,Lumia is selling well. But its failure in USA,Japan and China is hurting it. Windows phone 8 needs time to evolve(given Microsoft gives it that and not aborts it like wp7). And time is running out for Nokia. I myself use an iphone 4S and Nexus 7. Why would I invest my money on a phone with an incomplete OS and look for alternatives to popular apps missing from windows phone 8 store. But I admit wp8 OS has a great user interface and is good for people who just want a good looking phone with a great camera.
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2013Especially in a wp8 related articles. Its weird, are they scared that wp is gaining market or ... moreJust like that, you started another fanboy war. And yes, this is most of the time seen in a Nokia or Windows Phone related article.
Gelvin, 28 Oct 2013Hey GSMArena! The fanboy war is getting ridiculous here. Can you please take some immediate ac... moreEspecially in a wp8 related articles. Its weird, are they scared that wp is gaining market or are piss off because wp os is not lagging like their os?
Hey GSMArena! The fanboy war is getting ridiculous here. Can you please take some immediate actions? I stop posting here because of the heavy amount of trollism going through your news section. Please take necessary actions to make this place like before. It would be a pleasure.
Thank is advance.
[deleted post]That means In doing a good job; stopping people from being fooled into a failure!!
carl.johnson, 28 Oct 2013Here comes the same troll again......here take this paid troll-
http://m.gsmarena.com/samsu... moreTony Starks. Now you are Carl Johnson???
Well. Let me know when this sells up to 100k units worldwide. Hey has 1020 hit 100k sales globally yet????