1. Jazmac's Avatar
    1520, 920, 520, 820, 13xx, 15xx, 25xx its too much. I think its time for Nokia to come up with a name for these devices rather than assigning numbers.We geeks might be cool with it, but I can't see this as good for the average user.
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    10-22-2013 08:45 AM
  2. Chregu's Avatar
    1520, 920, 520, 820, 13xx, 15xx, 25xx its too much. I think its time for Nokia to come up with a name for these devices rather than assigning numbers.We geeks might be cool with it, but I can't see this as good for the average user.
    I don't know, as an average user I'd just enter a store, choose a phone I like and buy it. I couldn't care less about some numbers or names.
    10-22-2013 08:48 AM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    It works ok for BMW.
    10-22-2013 09:14 AM
  4. Panathas's Avatar
    I want the Lumia 3210, an undestroyable device that runs Snake with 123 years of battery life!!
    10-22-2013 09:16 AM
  5. red grenadine's Avatar
    No, no you're not.

    I'm an enthusiast and I can't keep the numbers straight. At least there is a rhyme or reason to the madness of a BMW 3 or 5 or 7 series.

    I have no freaking idea why a 13xx series is worse than a 10xx series

    I hope Microsoft really cleans up the lineup of phones.

    There's no need to have 3 9xx variants. Just have one.

    Make it simple. Something like - 5xx Entry level, 6xx Mid level, 7xx Mid Big Screen, 8xx High level, 9xx High Big Screen, 10xx Flagship
    10-22-2013 09:16 AM
  6. EchoOne30's Avatar
    No, no you're not.

    I'm an enthusiast and I can't keep the numbers straight. At least there is a rhyme or reason to the madness of a BMW 3 or 5 or 7 series.

    I have no freaking idea why a 13xx series is worse than a 10xx series

    I hope Microsoft really cleans up the lineup of phones.

    There's no need to have 3 9xx variants. Just have one.

    Make it simple. Something like - 5xx Entry level, 6xx Mid level, 7xx Mid Big Screen, 8xx High level, 9xx High Big Screen, 10xx Flagship
    Came here to say something exactly like this.

    I agree, OP. It's nonsensical.
    10-22-2013 09:42 AM
  7. Jupast's Avatar
    No you're not. Their naming system is a complete mess now.

    Maybe they need numbers for phones, and names for tablets, or vice versa..or...well anything but what they're doing.
    10-22-2013 01:29 PM
  8. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I don't know, as an average user I'd just enter a store, choose a phone I like and buy it. I couldn't care less about some numbers or names.
    The problem there is that naming scheme helps to identify where on the spectrum of power a device sits. If you go into a store and see a Lumia 1020 and a Lumia 1320, which will you think is better? The 1320 might have a better SoC (not sure how the 400 compares to the S4), but the 1020 offers the higher resolution (on a smaller screen, in fact), while including that 41-MP camera as well. They should be providing a better naming scheme for clarity, plain and simple.
    10-22-2013 01:36 PM
  9. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Make it simple. Something like - 5xx Entry level, 6xx Mid level, 7xx Mid Big Screen, 8xx High level, 9xx High Big Screen, 10xx Flagship
    Personally, I would make it:

    5xx = Low-End
    6xx = Mid-Level
    7xx = High-End
    8xx = High-End + 41-MP camera (if they continue to offer that, and not the 20-MP one alone)

    After that, I'd use the second digit to cover screen size:

    x3x = 3.8" (only screen size I've seen under 4.0")
    x4x = 4.0-4.9"
    x5x = 5.0-5.9"
    x6x = 6.0-6.9"

    Finally, do the inverse of Intel (who designates generation with their first digit), and use the last digit to indicate generation.

    This would be a bit limiting though, since you'd have to resolve the 920/925 differences somehow, and you'd ALSO have to either get carriers on-board with a universal device (no more 810/820/822 fiascoes), or you'd need a fourth digit for carrier purposes.
    10-22-2013 01:43 PM
  10. robertino23's Avatar
    I feel like Nokia will do the same thing HTC did. If by WP8.1 they're still using the Nokia brand, I think they might start over from scratch. HTC went from the HTC Evo 3D to the Evo 4G, One X, One SV, One X+... all to come to the newest HTC One. Simple: brand name + phone name. If Nokia decides to do that with 8.1, it'd be easier for many consumers.

    "Oh, what kind of phone is that?"

    "It's a Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone."

    It just seems like a lot. Ditch the Nokia name, keep it to the Lumia line. Something like "Lumia 10" or "Lumia 9" would be perfect. But hey, that's just my opinion/prediction.
    10-22-2013 03:15 PM
  11. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    nokia has been following this convention since its inception. Thry usually number their handsets and i find no problem with that.
    10-22-2013 08:57 PM
  12. Jazmac's Avatar
    nokia has been following this convention since its inception. Thry usually number their handsets and i find no problem with that.
    Maybe its something I'll get used to but right now, I think with so many new devices coming out they need to differentiate. They have not done it with these numbers. MS is consolidating under one name and I expect it will follow for their newly acquired Nokia line as well.
    10-27-2013 06:27 PM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    I actually like it, it makes sense to me. at least with one or two exceptions. (e.g. 810)

    520 up to 1020, although the 1320 and 1520 feel a bit off, they fit in. as for the 2520, I'm meh

    2 indicating which WP generation, right

    and the third just denoting what variant.

    the xx0's are the base models and then variants.
    10-27-2013 06:50 PM
  14. a5cent's Avatar
    You're not alone. I've been saying this too:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2046045

    As others have mentioned, the solution is to have the numbers mean something, instead of being almost arbitrary. This is what I would propose:

    SSNN [Variant Designator]

    SS = SoC certification number (for example, the 1520 is based on the MSM8974, which is the 4th SoC MS certified for use with WP devices)
    NN = An arbitrary model number, which represents a unique hardware configuration within the line up. It may also somewhat reflect its position within that line up.
    [Variant Designator] = Optional suffix to identify variations of other devices

    460 = Uses the 4th SoC certified by MS, Model Nr 60
    460 S = A variant of the 460, like the 925 is a variant of the 920
    460 Pureview = A camera focused variant of the 460, like the 1020 is a variant of the 920 (identical internal hardware with a different camera module)
    10-27-2013 07:16 PM

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