- 05-15-2013, 11:17 PM #1
Instead of limping along with my iPhone before the 925 comes out I called every Walmart in Chicago today to see if they had any 521s. I finally found one that had one left and was able to pick it up. While in the store I was surprised to see that the 521 seemed to be getting pushed pretty heavily. Although they only got a few of the phone in the initial shipment they had a great piece of signage promoting Windows Phone and Nokia. In fact that was the only phone with any featured signage in the store. I think its a great sign for WP8 and Nokia if Walmart is planning to put its muscle behind the phone. Boost the numbers of WP8 on the low end to increase the overall userbase and we'll all benefit from developers pay more attention to the platform.
Here's a pic of the signage:
P.S I can't get over how great this phone is for only 130 bucks... I'm coming from an iPhone 4s and I work for Blackberry so I have a z10 as well.... WP8 for the win!
- 05-15-2013, 11:24 PM #2
Now, imagine if the sales reps knew about the 521, and it would fly off the shelves!
Though, I'm curious about 3 things:
1. I didn't catch the pun.
2. Why do you want a WP?
3. Are you curious as to how the 52x line will affect the Q5? (Seeing as you work for BlackBerry, I had to ask.)
- 05-15-2013, 11:43 PM #4
2. I've been a diehard iPhone fan since the first one. I had lined up for every iphone launch in the wee hours of the morning until the iPhone 5 came out when I decided Apple stopped innovating so I stuck with my 4s. I started looking into Windows phones and was incredibly impressed with the UI. When I started researching the Nokias I was blown away by the nav apps and was curious about Nokia music as it seems like a pretty cool service for a manufacturer to provide. The Pureview tech got me real excited as well. I take alot of concert vids and upload them to youtube and it sounds like a 92X will provide me the best audio and video quality of any handset. (Can't wait to get my hands on 925 and play with a 928 tomorrow). I'm also interested because I love innovative gadgets and I think companies are the most innovative when they're the underdogs so the Nokia/Microsoft combo is perfect for me right now.
3. To be clear I work for a marketing company that has BlackBerry as a client not directly for BlackBerry. As far as I know there are no current plans to release the Q5 stateside so the two devices won't be competing here. I really can't say how things will go in emerging markets.
- 05-16-2013, 12:04 AM #5
Nice Sign will have to check out Walmart's here locally and see if they are doing the same thing.
the phone's they have 521 compared to, hard to tell exactly which ones. But I am going to take a guess..
Far Left Concord , One to direct Left of 521 is LG Optimus L9 , the Galaxy S3 on Right look like, the middle one is a feature Phone.
521 is Best Value, Bang for Buck out of this bunch hands down.
- 05-16-2013, 12:11 AM #6
That's awesome! My brother needs a new phone (his HTC One S has a faulty power button) and we're with T-Mobile. $130 is a great price, I'll tell parents about it. I'm not sure my brother would be excited about switching to Windows Phone, though. Especially going from something like the One S to the 521.
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- 05-16-2013, 10:25 AM #18
I got one from the Microsoft store near me, and I can't believe this phone is going for $130. Any Android phone near this price would be absolute trash. I hope this phone selling well will bring more developers to Windows Phone. I had a Galaxy Nexus before this, and this phone feels more responsive despite having lower specs.
05-16-2013, 01:04 PM #19
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I went from the One S to the 521 just to check out Windows Phone. My One S is pristine and it has been at home turned off for 2 weeks. I do not think I'll be going back to it.
I love the 521, it's really smooth. I am enjoying Windows Phone 8. The only time I've seen a stutter is when I loaded it up with 32 gigs of music. Nokia Music stuttered while changing songs in shuffle mode. That's a lot of songs. I am about to try other programs to see if they handle the music better..
05-17-2013, 03:44 PM #22
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LG Optimus L9 P760 vs. Nokia Lumia 520 - GSMArena.com The Optimus L9 only has a 60 x 160 higher resolution (540x960 vs 480 x 800) and their pixel densities are near identical (234 vs 233)
Also, you have more internal memory, larger SD card support, scratch resistant Nokia Sensitive Touch glass, 4G, cheaper price, Quality camera software, etc. You may give up on things like FFC, a smaller screen (by .7 inches), and some of the features that the L9 has will not be available till GDR2 or Windows Phone 8.1, but overall, on paper, the 521 wins.
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