I have used Android and Windows Phone both...Windows phone has its limitations...but it is as stable as a rock and is silky smooth to use...so i dont understand why do i need dual or quad core...its in fact Android's problem that it needs 4 cores to run smoothly...
don't worry about Nokia sinking....
Their handset will be waterproof when that comes.
you can play angry birds underwater. hehehe
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2012Because Windows Phone is super fast, very easy to use, reliable (no freezes, reboots or crashe... moreI have an Android (Samsung Galaxy S) and I do get occasional freezes/reboots (about one per month) and my friend has Samsung Omnia 7 and also gets freezes/reboots once per month. So in my eyes WP7 is no more reliable than Android. Even worse is the old Symbian with quite a few freezes/reboots per month. At the end of line, in current mobile OS state (it's still evolving) there is no 100% reliable mobile OS out there.
And yes, with excellent integration with Win8 and XBOX, WP7's only current strength is a thing called "vendor lock-in" (more on Wikipedia) and this is actually a very very bad thing and Microsoft is using this trick ever since it was founded.
Even thought I'm up for more competition (we all win), I wish MS's mobile market share would be in same ratio as is Linux's desktop market share --> 5%.
Each company has it's moments and newer more "hip"/small companies emerge to tackle the old ones.
It's just the way it is.
Life goes on!
tactictoe, 09 Jun 2012But why the tie up with a sub par o/s? Will wp ever get any better? Carphone warehouse uk shif... morei dont know what you are telling ive bought my sister a 710 just because its cheap and bang for the buck but was amazed that its faster than my galaxy nexus also os seems more stable.my nexus crashes and restart twice everyday.
Thomas91, 09 Jun 2012Yeah I don't understand because I'm the pope and not an economics student and a seller. The st... moreThat's funny. I think GSMArena is generous on Nokia here, even a little bit biased.
Let's considering a fact that back in 2010(yes, that's only 2 years ago), N8(Symbian) was sold over 4 millions when it was initially launched and that figure was more than any android phones at that time.
Now, Lumia series barely sold over 2 millions as a series. Yeah, not a single device, but as a series.
The writer could slam Nokia for this, if he/she was harsh on Nokia, but he didn't. So, I think this is a fair article. Though It would be interesting how much profit that Nokia would post this quarter. You know this is the end of 2011-2012 financial year...
TheTomTomPiper, 09 Jun 2012You do know that the presales for just one Android Phone (Galaxy S III) was over 9 million uni... moresorry let me clarify, I meant when Samsung produced their first ever Android phone what were the sales figures in first quarter. Not talking Q1 2012. Fine samsung sold huge numbers in 2011 and 2012, BUT you can't bet the same for 2013.
W8 platform is expected to be revolutionary similar to Apple. The advantage with MS is uncomparable acceptance in desktop environment.
So again, my money is on MS and Nokia for 2013 and not so much on Android which has peaked already.
Industry insider, 08 Jun 2012Dont read gsm arena then... do one. As an industry insider, i am very well placed to see how t... moreYeah I don't understand because I'm the pope and not an economics student and a seller. The style in witch gsmarena writes the stories is just wrong, it's not with the style they post for the Iphone buttons or S3 same design being not changed and keeping the button, the latest news are only revolving mostly around only Iphone and Samsung.
One last point, who the heck wants zune? Why do I have to own a pc to do an update to phones firmware? I don't own a pc, don't want one either, ever heard of ota update to phones o/s? If I wanted to spend £400 on a phone it would not be on a wp device, not even £100! The only wp device I liked was Toshiba tg-01, without mango. Was way cool but sold in small numbers. The tie up between nokia and microsoft reminds me of that between carphone warehouse and best buy, that went in two years, nokia may have even less time. Call it a day Nokia, you are not a good match here. Move on before you go bust!
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2012Android needs 8 cores and 12GB of ram just to run as smooth as Windows Phone.AMIN
enthusiast, 08 Jun 2012I am curious to know what were the sales figures of Samsung Android in their first quarter. I ... moreYou do know that the presales for just one Android Phone (Galaxy S III) was over 9 million units? So I would think your pessimisim is unwarranted.
I believe that this phone will overtake iphone when it comes to market....
N0kian, 08 Jun 2012As a student of Chartered Accountancy I know that public companies are not a one man show. Any... moreBut why the tie up with a sub par o/s? Will wp ever get any better? Carphone warehouse uk shifting Lumia 710 for £99, why because they need to boost numbers. I had one last week, it was faulty, or Nokia is. Problem started when downloading offline maps, the whole thing froze, tried factory reset you name it. It was total junk, and instead of sitting at a cpw store, that never seems to refund I sold it online, at £80! I never want another Nokia, recall only too well my N8 that too had similar issues. Not fit for purpose, and bugged is how I see much of Nokia product today. Sit here on Alcatel 990 Android, cheap as chips device, £40 at Asda UK, does all I need. No restrictions on uploading, can bluetooth files, add an equalizer for audio, can tether, list is endless. Nokia, used to think you were great, things move on as I have RIP Nolia!
zerengeti81, 09 Jun 2012wait till you can use your Nokia phones underwater with their waterproofing technology.Who wants to? Nokia seem sunk anyhow, all washed up. Can buy a defy for that purpose anyhow.
Another company that seems to fail to listen to its customers. Wp is not that good, and certainly not enough to keep a whole comany afloat. Let Nokia go bust, a major shame as they make nice hardware, but they know 'best'!
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2012This won't cut it. Nokia is a sinking ship. Why did go WP at the first place?because your just and apple or android fanboy
Aqibone, 08 Jun 2012Actually Android is making you fool for last 5 years or so. Look at Android with all that powe... moreits like quads have been released for the past year and you've used them to such extent to come to a conclusion that they suck.
wait till you can use your Nokia phones underwater with their waterproofing technology.
I watched Microsoft's E3 press conference, and most of the top dudes there uses Nokia Lumias. And Xbox SmartGlass will help them sell more Lumias/Windows Phones because of its social connectivity for Xbox games, much like Sony's PlayStation Suite/Mobile
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2012This won't cut it. Nokia is a sinking ship. Why did go WP at the first place?Because Windows Phone is super fast, very easy to use, reliable (no freezes, reboots or crashes daily like on Android), and best user experience. As you can see below, all the top phones are running Windows Phone. Windows Phone with Metro UI is the OS of the future. It will integrate very well with Windows 8 and Xbox.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2012Grats nokia, but I really think if they had picked up Android instead of saying it sucks they ... moreNokia makes non of them. Screen, processors, image sensor(camera), lens and list is going on and on. This is where Samsung, Sony and LG have a huge advantage over other manufacturers.