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These disaffected Google partners may be looking more closely at Microsoft's Windows Phone 8, now that Nokia reported some impressive numbers (both of which included the numeral 4, oddly enough): The company sold 4.4 million Lumia Windows Phone devices and reported a year-over-year quarterly U.S. market revenue increase of 444%.

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Fascinating article. They really let you know how the market has shifted from the original iPhone. Android and iOS should watch out. Nokia is a bigger player than we give credit (they are 2nd in market share of handsets worldwide), and while we have been dissing on Nokia since the mid 2000s they were never playing to lose. Nokia knows how to make a good handset. Remember, the undestroyable phones from the 90s were all from Nokia. The motorola and others could never take the punishment the Nokias could. Drop an iPhone or Galaxy and you're probably looking at a screen replacement.
 
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Aye I can comment firsthand about my Lumia 900. Dropped it off of a 15 foot step ladder and it landed face down on concrete. Screen is still perfect on that bad boy. biggrin.gif

But onto business, Nokia returned to profitability and the giant of Redmond is pushing W8 on the phone, tablet, and computer hard. Nokia is the boat in the rising tide and it's helping them a LOT.

Plus the Lumia line of phones are cheaper, more durable, more feature packed (arguably), and look just as good (I would say better because of all the color choices you get) as any Android or iOS device. Yes, they'd better watch out. The Lumia 920 is a force to be reckoned with
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Aye I can comment firsthand about my Lumia 900. Dropped it off of a 15 foot step ladder and it landed face down on concrete. Screen is still perfect on that bad boy. biggrin.gif

But onto business, Nokia returned to profitability and the giant of Redmond is pushing W8 on the phone, tablet, and computer hard. Nokia is the boat in the rising tide and it's helping them a LOT.

Plus the Lumia line of phones are cheaper, more durable, more feature packed (arguably), and look just as good (I would say better because of all the color choices you get) as any Android or iOS device. Yes, they'd better watch out. The Lumia 920 is a force to be reckoned with

I got to play with one at a store and I was highly impressed with it. I'm on a contract until June and I hesitate to break it. I just hope that Nokia releases a handset for Sprint or I am jumping ship.
 
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I got to play with one at a store and I was highly impressed with it. I'm on a contract until June and I hesitate to break it. I just hope that Nokia releases a handset for Sprint or I am jumping ship.

Nokia has a 6 month exclusive with ATT. That began at launch (November) and should thus expire mid-May or early June. No one knows if the other carriers will have it ready to go then though. It will be interesting to see how well Nokia implements CDMA...
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Stupid title.
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Can't fault the build quality of the higher end Lumia phones but I still don't like W8 mobile....

Nokia should also make Android handsets, why put all your eggs in one basket?

I would consider a Nokia built Android phone as I sure many people would too.
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Can't fault the build quality of the higher end Lumia phones but I still don't like W8 mobile....

Nokia should also make Android handsets, why put all your eggs in one basket?

I would consider a Nokia built Android phone as I sure many people would too.

I agree. I used a lumnia 920 for 10 mins and was bored within the first 2 mins.
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Everyone I know who purchased a nokia 920 wishes they just bought an Android or iphone now - they all hate it.
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Competition is good for the consumer!! thumb.gif
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Everyone I know who purchased a nokia 920 wishes they just bought an Android or iphone now - they all hate it.

Do they hate the phone, the OS, or both?
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