12-04-2012, 12:51 PM #27
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It looks like the low to mid range budget phones are dominating. Nokia has a lot more options in that range, so it makes sense that they're outselling the competition.
12-04-2012, 12:52 PM #29
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Nokia is the same Samsung is with Android, leading. HTC is 2nd on both platforms (if I'm not mistaking).
I believe it's great for both (Nokia + Consumers). However I'd like Nokia to fuse with HTC (I know I'm over repeating). Best of bothworlds... Beats + Monster, Nokia's Design + HTC's Design, Nokia's updated + HTC's ... well I still want the fuse and I still think it would benefit them and us too.
- 12-04-2012, 12:58 PM #30
I'm all for more choices. HTC has really changed their focus on WP with their newest phones. Their original hardware for WP is beautiful. Now if they could just make an 8X that's shorter and has a microSD slot, then they'll be racking up some nice sales (or not...I don't know...:P).
12-04-2012, 01:28 PM #32
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Except for some advice on making slimmer, lighter phones. And the concept of actually making a phone available on its launch day. And making phones available on more networks without exclusivity contracts. And more competitive pricing outside the US.
Nokia fanboys, eh...
- 12-04-2012, 01:49 PM #33
- 12-04-2012, 01:57 PM #35
That chart does not surprise me at all. That is what happens when you make good products and support them.
I am not a Nokia fanboi. Though coming from a HTC Titan II, I am becoming a Nokia fan.
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- 12-04-2012, 02:14 PM #37
HTC has a good eye for design and makes some really nice, lightweight devices like the 8X. The Radar is also a far better device in build quality, aesthetics and capability than the 710... I was always amazed that anybody would buy the 710 when offered the Radar as an alternative.
- 12-04-2012, 03:10 PM #39
But I do like having options for the hardware. HTC has some real advantages over Nokia, and I am sure Samsung will have some too. I still think I will stick with Nokia, at least for now. The phone looks different from the other phones out there.
- 12-04-2012, 04:07 PM #40
HTC has made contributions, but in the history of the cell phone, Nokia is far more significant for what they've done. Nokia was innovating in cell phone design 10-15 years before HTC even existed as a company.
12-04-2012, 04:40 PM #41
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That being said, people are really exaggerating the thickness and weight of the phone (weight less so). Yes, relatively speaking, it is heavier than competitors. But from a practical standpoint, in the time I've had the L920, I've never thought: "Man, I wish this phone wasn't so heavy."
When I was trying to take pictures on the beaches of Florida, there were high winds, easily 20-30 mph. If the phone had been lighter, I suspect it would have been much harder to keep the phone stable.
This is my reply to everyone criticizing the weight of the L920. :D
- 12-04-2012, 04:56 PM #42
If the extra 1.9 ounces of wieght are going to cause your back to go out, then by all means buy the HTC. Or if the extra .03 inches (yes, that is 3/100 of an inch) won't fit where you need the phone to go, then buy the HTC. The HTC is not a bad phone, but the hoopla over the 'thick and heavy' 920 is ridiculous. Take a look at the specs.
- 12-04-2012, 05:31 PM #43
- 12-04-2012, 05:53 PM #45
I have a 920, and while I like it, let's not kid ourselves and say that *relative to other devices on the market today that it is competing with*, it's thick and heavy.
Nokia could use some HTC design sense. Sorry. It's true.
12-04-2012, 08:32 PM #49
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I have a very hard time trusting stats so early in a product life cycle. I preordered my 8x and haven't even had it 2 weeks yet! Until this month Lumia was basically the only current WP available so they have a HUGE head start. Good for them, I hope hey do well, but owning an 8x I see no reason it won't be a great seller!
- 12-04-2012, 08:42 PM #50
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