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  1. engineermoore's Avatar
    No, Symbian series 60 was definitely a smartphone platform! Obviously what defines a smartphone is still up for debate but if windows phone and ios are smartphones then i would say s60 is as well
    04-05-2014 11:10 AM
  2. poiman's Avatar
    Symbian is not a smartphone platform. It's a feature platform much like Asha. It's not a dumbphone. It's a feature phone. Means it has advanced features without going smart on you. And yes, all the N series was pretty awesome.
    I don't share the same opinion. You had all multimedia features, access to 3.5G, touch screen, many kinds of built in sensors, loads of content sharing possibilities, you had an app store with the ability to install apps, even side load them, rear and front facing camera, plus and most importantly, you even had a file explorer and true multitasking! It's way more advanced than the Asha platform. Now, I'm not saying that it worked well, but the capabilities were there.
    hasasimo and raycpl like this.
    04-05-2014 12:00 PM
  3. DJCBS's Avatar
    No, Symbian series 60 was definitely a smartphone platform! Obviously what defines a smartphone is still up for debate but if windows phone and ios are smartphones then i would say s60 is as well

    That said I'll just add this: IMO, if Symbian was a truly smartphone platform, Nokia would have never created MeeGo and later moved to Asha and Windows Phone. They would have build into what was the most used platform at the time, worldwide.

    But do we want to go into the discussion of what defines a "smartphone"? I think we would go way off-topic and still don't reach a conclusion.
    I think the best is for we all to keep our opinions as to what is and isn't a smartphone and go back to the 930 which we all agree, I think, it's a smartphone XD
    04-05-2014 12:15 PM
  4. SpareBot's Avatar
    Has anyone amywhere any infos on pre-order availability? carriers? Re-sellers? Somewhere? Any ETA?!
    04-07-2014 07:40 AM
  5. poiman's Avatar
    It's probably too early for that. Still 2 months to go... :(
    04-07-2014 12:15 PM
  6. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    I was planning on getting the one in green but then found out that it can't use the glance feature. This is something I have gotten so accustomed to using lately I just have to have it. Will have to stick to my 1520 until something else comes along.
    I'm just curious. If you have a 1520, why would you get the upcoming 930? The 1520 has a very good processor, is still relatively new and has the same imaging as the 930. In my case, I have the 520, so there are a lot of extras I would get if I did decide to get the 930. But what do you gain going from the 1520 to the 930? And in your case you get a smaller screen and much smaller battery.
    04-07-2014 07:46 PM
  7. tee74's Avatar
    WTH...nokia should just release this phone early!!!!
    04-09-2014 03:15 AM
  8. SpareBot's Avatar
    You mean, should have released it for weeks allready? Yes I agree. The more time passes the less "up to date" it will be. That doesnt make the 930 any less a great and desireablr device but as long as android and iOS competition does not fall asleep customers will notice that the 930 does not offer the latest and greatest. The last thing WP8 needs is another outdated flagship for months.

    I would still buy or preorder right now (even for the full 580 ) but I am not so sure if I will accept that price tag in June/July...
    04-09-2014 03:29 AM
  9. davesannie's Avatar
    I think I will buy one :) and sell my iPhone 5S :)


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    04-09-2014 08:54 AM
  10. savingpvtbryan's Avatar
    I'm just curious. If you have a 1520, why would you get the upcoming 930? The 1520 has a very good processor, is still relatively new and has the same imaging as the 930. In my case, I have the 520, so there are a lot of extras I would get if I did decide to get the 930. But what do you gain going from the 1520 to the 930? And in your case you get a smaller screen and much smaller battery.
    Screen size.


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    04-09-2014 02:50 PM
  11. skinnypig118's Avatar
    I would get it, if/when it comes to Canada. Wish they didn't make us wait that long. C'mon Elop show more love for your home country.
    04-10-2014 10:58 AM
  12. karmacoma's Avatar
    I'm using L920 for year and a half. I want something bigger and stronger, that's why I want it. And since they're same phone with ICON I could use some reviews about it. Anyone?
    04-12-2014 04:30 AM
  13. tropolite's Avatar
    I'm currently on a 1020 and enjoy using it. I was considering getting a 930 for screen size, HD, and the new hardware generally, (and even though I love the 41mpxs on the 1020 I can make do with the slimmer body and 20mpx), but then I looked at the battery life of the 930 (as the Icon and 930 are supposedly the same), and that turned me off. The 1020 has a reasonable battery life (rated at 61hrs (GsmArena)), and the Icon is around 45hrs. I wanted to give the 1520 a go, but I thought the screen size was being a bit too large. But it has had some very good reviews and as far as battery life (107hrs) it really is one to try.

    The design of the 930 is very nice indeed but once it is reviewed properly and I can see the actual battery life rather than comparing it to the Icon, I will wait to decide. If the battery life isn't close to the 1020 at least, I will go 1520.

    The massive delay in the Microsoft/Nokia merge I feel has really played a part in stalling a number of new phones being released sooner than later. The merger was initially thought to be around Christmas, then Jan. Now by the end of April. The news of the merger was also supposedly bringing about faster development times. Microsoft/Nokia must feel frustrated too as 2014 was gearing up to be a solid ramp in development and sales but momentum hasn't been able to snowball from Q3/Q4 2013. Once the merge can finally go ahead I sense it'll be full steam ahead. I can't wait to see what's in store (both figuratively and physically).
    04-12-2014 05:08 AM
  14. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I'm using L920 for year and a half. I want something bigger and stronger, that's why I want it. And since they're same phone with ICON I could use some reviews about it. Anyone?
    http://www.windowscentral.com/lumia-icon-review

    http://www.engadget.com/products/nokia/lumia/icon/

    http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/02/2...ia-icon-review

    http://www.slashgear.com/nokia-lumia...view-20317598/

    http://www.technobuffalo.com/reviews...a-icon-review/
    04-12-2014 02:54 PM
  15. SpareBot's Avatar
    Yes ... really hard to find reviews for the icon ;)
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    04-12-2014 03:53 PM
  16. DJCBS's Avatar
    I'm using L920 for year and a half. I want something bigger and stronger, that's why I want it. And since they're same phone with ICON I could use some reviews about it. Anyone?
    The 930 is definitely NOT stronger than the L920. That I can assure you ;) And apparently it's not THAT much bigger according to Icon users. And as far as I'm concerned...it's not that much better either. Sure, better processors, full HD screen, 20mp etc etc. But the lack of a microSD card slot just limits down all those improvements a lot IMO. Also, for many people the lack of Glance is another thing to make it worse. So I don't think it's justified to spend so much for a phone when you already have a 920, specially if you will still be forced to deal with the limitations of the 920.
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    04-12-2014 07:17 PM
  17. giant panda1's Avatar
    i hope it launches in time so that i can buy it! i hate 1520 for its screen size and was hoping for this phone to be launched! so all in all i want nokia lumia 930
    04-13-2014 09:11 AM
  18. SpareBot's Avatar
    German cyberport.de has the 930 allready listed at 599 with a delivery date around May 15th:

    https://m.cyberport.de/p/-/A401-27G
    04-13-2014 09:37 AM
  19. DJCBS's Avatar
    German cyberport.de has the 930 allready listed at 599 € with a delivery date around May 15th:

    https://m.cyberport.de/p/-/A401-27G
    Thanks for the heads up.
    I do find it very doubtful that it will be launched the 15th of May when Nokia itself said the phones would only arrive in June (the 630 is the one expected in May). Lets see.
    How trustworthy is cyberport?
    04-13-2014 11:38 AM
  20. SpareBot's Avatar
    They are quite big in germany and definitly credible im my opinion.

    I dont think its unreasonabe to expect an earlier launch. It would not be a first in the history of smartphone release dates.
    DJCBS likes this.
    04-13-2014 11:55 AM
  21. Onesto98's Avatar
    planned to look it then buy it at summer, i think its big, but in comparison by l920, 930 is more reasonable choice in this size!
    thank god i wait 2 month and dont go for 925, however it is still damn cooooool!
    today i went and bought new battery for my current htc to use it until july/agust ...
    04-13-2014 01:18 PM
  22. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    I'm just curious. If you have a 1520, why would you get the upcoming 930? The 1520 has a very good processor, is still relatively new and has the same imaging as the 930. In my case, I have the 520, so there are a lot of extras I would get if I did decide to get the 930. But what do you gain going from the 1520 to the 930? And in your case you get a smaller screen and much smaller battery.
    -Good screen size (6 inches is way too big)
    -Qi wireless charging (built-in, no stupid back casing, so you can have a protective skin case with out the hassle of switching cases to charge wirelessly)
    -16 extra GB of internal storage (32GB Total, this means more music, photos and apps. MicroSD cards only lets you have music and pictures, you can't save apps on memory cards ONLY on internal memory)
    04-13-2014 11:44 PM
  23. SpareBot's Avatar
    you can't save apps on memory cards ONLY on internal memory)
    Well ... actually ...
    04-14-2014 12:57 AM
  24. poiman's Avatar
    German cyberport.de has the 930 allready listed at 599 with a delivery date around May 15th:

    https://m.cyberport.de/p/-/A401-27G
    Wasn't 599 the price without taxes?
    04-14-2014 06:30 AM
  25. cdrw1024's Avatar
    My Lumia 520 got smashed two weeks ago so I was glad when the Lumia 930 was announced.
    The 1520 is just to big for me so the 930 is a great choice.
    However, I don't think that I can wait two-three months to get a new phone.
    I've started looking at the Nexus 5/HTC One M8 and probably will have to abandon the WP ship for one of these (not really wanting to).
    Sorry Nokia/Micorosoft, great device if I could have it now
    04-14-2014 07:18 AM
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