* Posts by GiveHalfA

4 posts • joined 6 Dec 2012

Sleek Nokia Lumia details EXPOSED ahead of Thursday's disrobing

GiveHalfA

Hope springs eternal

The 808/black is on Amazon.co.uk for 325 pounds new so there is hope for a good price for this one, even if not on day 1.

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Hipsters have spoken: Microsoft is 'hip to be square'

GiveHalfA

Amazing but true

I find myself in moderate disbelief as I agree to this headline. I have a 15 year old daughter with a Lumia 710 running WP7, and get this, her phone is the envy of most of her classmates. The iphone evangelists are in their own group, but I am told every teenager with an Android hates Android - think the interface sucks - what choice do you have buying a cheap phone - and covets her Windows Phone interface.

On top of that, I hear of scenes where classmates who have not finished their homework have been begging her to borrow it, almost on a daily basis, so they can do desperate last minute assignments using Office. I shit you not.

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Dotcom's Mega to launch with mini call centre

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He's kidding himself

Times have changed.. Now all he seems to be offering is online storage with some encryption software. Big deal. Does he really think he can cut a better deal than Amazon, Google or Microsoft? In the short term offering 50GB might get him some market share but the model seems fundamentally flawed, the big three will just offer a better deal - like how they compete among themselves - until he is crushed. Don't get me wrong I think it's great for the consumer, now they will probably all raise the free offerings to 50GB.

Maybe a better model for him would be to just focus on the software side.

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Nokia uncloaks Lumia 620: A 'budget' $249 Windows 8 mobe

GiveHalfA
Meh

Could succeed

I believe Nokia just needs to find the right sweet spot of hardware, software and price and they will see some success. Maybe this is the one - esp. with the SD slot.

I needed a second phone for travelling so recently bought a 610 on run-out sale, expecting a WP7 to be rubbish but I actually quite like it so I might go for the 620 for my main phone, though I am curious about 720 price & spec when that comes.

Not perfect, room for improvement, but great software, Office mobile, nokia nav, free music streaming, skydrive etc. and I like a smaller phone. And most importantly for me, if I drop it on the ground or get it nicked it's not a huge investment flushed.

Besides - with Tom Tom wanting 150 pounds for a decent nav, and when I last looked 78 pounds for a years' map update it starts to look a good deal even if you never put a sim card in it.

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