Nokia Unwraps Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8; How Does It Compare to Lumia 900?

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ricckyb

Currently on Android and thinking of changing to the 920, but the only major disadvantage I can see at present is the comparative lack of apps. Sweet Dreams to quote one of many, that allows me to get through the few short hours I sleep without interruption! Come on app develops pull your fingers out and port to windows 8 phone in time for launch!

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nealtse

Get Google Voice on it and I'd jump on it in a heartbeat. I much admired the N9, and this looks like a capable successor. As an added bonus, this phone seems to support Tmobile HSPA+.

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_Jono_

I was pissed when I got the first Samsung Focus and I couldn't upgrade storage with a 32GB microSD card without running into a plethora of issues. Mostly concerned about music storage, I eventually came across the Spotify app and haven't had an issue with storage since. If I want music to play offline while driving through low coverage areas, I just have a playlist that I throw essentials into and download all those songs for playback in offline mode. So much more efficient. That's the premium $10 a month but how I see it, Spotify has a much more inclusive library for music than Netflix has for movies. If I could give it up for Netflix, why not Spotify. As far as pictures and video go, that's the only legitimate threat for storage space I see especially with 1080P recording. Even then, if we are all tethered to a wall socket for charging the device once a day, we should be able to dump footage to a computer anyways. Is upgrading storage a feature that should be on a high end device? Yea, I think so. That and removable batteries. Will having this feature or not be the deciding factor? Used to be, but I don't think it is anymore. I will have to wait to compare both Samsung and Nokia's Windows 8 offerings side by side hands on. To me, the most important features are the visual attributes. I was upset that although the Samsung Focus S touted having a "Super" AMOLED, the screen had a horrible blueish tint in lower light settings. The color on my original Samsung Focus was more true through all the brightness settings. Anyways, my contract isn't up til sometime in July. Thank you Samsung Focus S... Loving Windows Phone 7 though, can't wait for eight

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bigsteve76

I'm glad they played it smart and made it a square phone with square corners. You don't want Apple after you for infringing their patents. If the phone sells well, Apple will find some reason to sue Nokia.

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eastbayrae

Don't expect either to be free, like the 900 was. The 920 or 820 will be a day one purchase for me, along with the Surface tablet.

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richeemxx

"First and foremost, the Lumia 820 is a Windows Phone 7 device"

Uh no actually it is a WP8 device, you might want to fix that bad piece of information

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Paul_Lilly

That was supposed to say Lumia 900, not 820, which hopefully most people were able to figure out given the context.

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eastbayrae

PROOF READ!

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jgottberg

Wow, can't wait! I had a WP7 Samsung Focus and while I loved the operating system, the touch screen left a lot to be desired so I switched back to my Torch (for the physical keys, not the touch on the Torch which is horrid).

Only problem is, my company is switching from ATT to Verizon for it's corproate plan... I hope Verizon carries it!

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Penterax

Talked briefly to a Verizon sales rep that said they will be getting in new Win 8 phones, and implied they'd be available in October. She seemed like a generally knowledgeable person, but I'll believe it when I see it of course.

Yah it's going to irritate me if I can't get a 920 on Verizon.

;)

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jgottberg

Awesome! Thanks for the info, Penterax!

The firm I work for covers 100% of my bill now but if I leave the corporate plan, I have to pay anything over $90 per month. I'd actually be willing to spend $20-$25 out-of-pocket a month to have this thing!!

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Baer

I love my HTC Windows phone but I will upgrade to this one as soon as Verizon gets it. If they do not I just may consider for the first time leaving VErizon.

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big_montana

I'm just hoping Sprint invests in WP8 phones, as I am so tired of the iPhone and Android phones not working very well in an enterprise environment. I no plan to leave Sprint as their plans are cheaper and I get a 25% discount, but if they ignore WP8 I may consider it when my plan expires in November.

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wintercoder

I've already shared with Verizon that our four family phones as well as the corporate lines (many) that I manage will be peeled away from Verizon if they don't take a more favorable stance towards Windows Phone, and offer a WP8 device.

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Baer

I agree, I have also made that known to Verizon. My employees are not iKiddies and if they want to carry a second phone that is up to them but we are going all Windows phones, Verizon or not.

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zaphodbeeblebrox 42

http://teksyndicate.com/news/2012/09/05/rejoice-ubisoft-has-given-drm

where is the article for this? just a heads up cool news.

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zaphodbeeblebrox 42

sorry to the staff no idea how to send this directly to you.

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iheartpcs

http://www.maximumpc.com/help/contact

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BlazePC

No provision to add memory via micro-SD.

I'll pass...

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SnuffThePunkz

You nailed it exactly. I have a 32GB MicroSD in my Samsung Focus, I'm not giving up my mass storage. The Ativ S comes with 16 or 32Gb storage, with upgradeable memory via MicroSD. It is not even a competition. Sure it looks nice, but it is just lacking.

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Peanut Fox

Not only that. No removable battery. Both of these items are a must when I consider a handset today.

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dracx619

not to mention the early adopters got 25gb of skydrive storage and getting more is pretty damn cheap as well. 57gb of total space is a ok with me

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compro01

Exactly how much do you think it's going to cost you to access that 25GB of skydrive over mobile data?

Answer: Plenty.

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Army Of One

32 gigs of storage plus 7 gigs of free skydrive isn't enough for a smartphone?

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compro01

With the prices they charge on mobile data? Hell no.

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BlazePC

I prefer being able to swap in micro-SD cards, independent of internal memory allocation. I have 32GB of music I like to have in my pocket and keeping it separate from the platform memory is the only logical way - for me. Companies that don't provide memory slots do it for a reason...and it costs fractionally little to add it as a capability.

I'm not interested in cloud storage as an adder; I have drop box for my meager document pushes and it serves me just fine.

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eastbayrae

Stick with your iPhone then.

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dentaku

You're right. Unlike the new Samsung WP8 phone there doesn't seem to be a micro-sd slot.
This DOES seem like a great phone though.

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