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Nokia Lumia 1020 price slashed by a third in China

28 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia Lumia 1020 price slashed by a third in China - read the full textNokia Lumia 1020 seems to be struggling to make a significant impact on the Chinese market. The first hints that its start was less than impressive was the fact that the phone didn't make it among the most popular WP handsets in the last two months. China is the world's biggest smartphone...


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In Indonesia, I'm using postpaid for more than 10 years with average usage > USD 150 /month without any carrier giving free phone or whatsoever. US and European countries are heaven for new phone hunter.

My friend's average usage is USD 300 /month and he's also buying his own phone. Gya ha haaaa.... if we live in the US, we could sign with 5 carriers at one go for such amount.

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  • 2013-10-29 16:46
  • KidH

So why is it 25% costlier in India over China? Should Indians stop buying Lumias too for a price cut?

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  • 2013-10-29 14:18
  • 2Z1E

> In reply to [deleted post]Cool

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  • 2013-10-29 10:47
  • sSPY

> In reply to sam @ 2013-10-29 07:05 from Hxfb - click to readOh boy! I gave you an example of how vast Karachi is. Comparing it's area, the smartphone trend should and must and is more than combined Lahore and Islamabad. You got the example wrong pal. By they way, trying to write urban words in capital does reflects your intentions of throwing out words when you fail in counter-argument/fail to understand a post which you can't because of the prohibition imposed by GSMArena.

I am here since forever and I have no idea what you are talking about boy. I don't even comment in this section much because of heavy fanboy wars. However, I do post much in the blog section. I believe you don't even know what it is because if you know it, you would have known me...

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  • 2013-10-29 09:44
  • sSPY

> In reply to ... @ 2013-10-29 03:16 from t7Ra - click to readNokia price will be dropped significantly unless their market shares reach over 30%. Even in most parts of the world, people have no idea what Windows Phone is. Those who knows about it hesitate to buy one as they might have heard/experienced lack of apps and most basic features in Windows Phone 7. Taking it further before, people who used Windows Mobile won't be even counting Windows Phone 8 as a substitute if Android and iOS would be over. They would go for Firefox or Jolla or even Symbian instead of Windows Phone.

Creating reputation is in your hands. Microsoft tried to act like Apple with its Windows Phone 7 by imposing abnormal restrictions to the eco system but their strategy didn't go well as they expected.

Now consider Samsung and Apple. Leave Apple aside. Their prices are insanely high even after years. Now consider Samsung. Galaxy S4 was launched way before Lumia 1020 and the price of Lumia 1020 is yet close to touch Galaxy S4. Same thing could happen with the Lumia 1520 if it didn't go well which I doubt because of the factors I have mentioned above.

People are so much loyal to their beloved brands(Apple and Samsung) now that they don't even want to try out other substitutes or alternatives. I jumped from Apple to Windows Phone. I currently own an iPhone 4S, Lumia 920, Note II, Asha 501, Lumia 520. Windows Phone gave me a smooth experience. The apps are even more than enough in the store but still many many apps are yet to make their way in as people coming from iOS or Android will complain about it today or tomorrow. Despite of having more than 160,000 apps in the Windows Phone store, Microsoft still needs to attract developers for developing native apps for their platform.

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  • 2013-10-29 09:39
  • sSPY

> In reply to Gelvin @ 2013-10-28 19:42 from sSPg - click to readdude i was not talking abt the revenue i was just saying about the trend of smartphone in Lahore n Islamabad
grow up KIDDO
no wonder y everyone troll on you

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  • 2013-10-29 07:05
  • Hxfb

I'm not surprised. Here in my country Nokia drops their prices drastically after a couple of months but still no one wants to buy them.

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  • 2013-10-29 03:16
  • t7Ra

I live in China and the price in stores is 3200RMB, which is 525 USD...

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  • 2013-10-29 02:08
  • iqPV

will buy lumia only when they support divx mkv flv like android with OTG support as well

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  • 2013-10-28 23:15
  • tA{p

> In reply to Gelvin @ 2013-10-28 19:42 from sSPg - click to readDear Gelvin,

But in recent times, Nokia has now fallen from the most selling in Karachi too. Nokia Pakistan is also deeply troubled by this. Even the famous feature phones sales are falling.

Store Shelves that were once filled with Nokia's are now filled with Samsung, Sony and others. You can see Samsung success by the fact that they have now appointed 3 Distributors just for their Mobile-phone division.

Also i would like to tell that Apple is also gaining some ground, even Apple's Official Reseller- MediaCenter is now selling them at their official stores with Apple warranty.

Please note that i do intend to offend anyone just stating the obvious facts.

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  • 2013-10-28 22:38
  • t@FZ

nice one

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  • 2013-10-28 20:17
  • 95%C

> In reply to sam @ 2013-10-28 18:05 from Hxfb - click to readDo you even know the comparison between other cities of Pakistan and Karachi. Lahore and Islamabad aren't even 30% of Karachi. You need to get that fact straight my fellow Pakistani. Almost 60% of the whole revenue of Pakistan is been generated from Karachi.

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  • 2013-10-28 19:42
  • sSPg

> In reply to Shinigami @ 2013-10-28 18:13 from 3mKd - click to readExactly! :)))))))

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  • 2013-10-28 19:05
  • N9@S

The problem is the sickness of the Chinese people because of that the price is 1000$usd for nokia 1020 before and the price was pumped with 300% profit on it.
Now have to much sick people in China who want to get rich to fast.For example Samsung 4 is 3800rmb for pass 5 months and the price still is same.

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  • 2013-10-28 18:57
  • tnME

Must be selling well, considering Windows Phone devices sold great last quarter. And price cuts are here to help it sell even better than ever before!

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  • 2013-10-28 18:13
  • 3mKd

> In reply to Gelvin @ 2013-10-28 16:05 from bJ92 - click to readyeah but in lahore n islamabad ppl are going for samsung n apple unlike 6 years ago when only nokia was KING in PAKISTAN

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  • 2013-10-28 18:05
  • Hxfb

> In reply to sam @ 2013-10-28 16:04 from Hxfb - click to readThank you!

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  • 2013-10-28 17:08
  • N9@T

So soon! It is still expensive considering its a windows phone. Most people prefer or wants an iPhone or An android phone Not a windows phone.

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  • 2013-10-28 17:01
  • t7Xr

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-28 16:50 from niyy - click to readsorry but for most people putting a slab round there face for talking would be awkward...
note 3 is the limit of phone size that to reasonable because of the unique stylus.

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  • 2013-10-28 16:54
  • 7tAZ

> In reply to Gelvin @ 2013-10-28 16:05 from bJ92 - click to readsorry i said it in wrong sense just didn't read the whole conversation

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  • 2013-10-28 16:50
  • 7tAZ

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