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Looks Like Nokia is rising once again as Windows Phone are taking off and people Symbian is now slow dying...

Nokia proves popular in the Netherlands as the Lumia 920 sells out…on the first day.

 

We’re still not quite sure what the situation is for Nokia’s stock of the Lumia 920. Word is that they kept production limits tight due to a fear of having a warehouse filled with unsold devices just collecting dust. That’s a dangerous position to be in when your financials are as precarious as Nokia’s.

Being the case, it’s still interesting to read that in the Netherlands, where the Lumia 920 just went on sale today, at least one major reseller (Bol.com) is already reporting stock is so low that they can’t guarantee any orders past tomorrow. To make it worse, they don’t even know when the device will be back in stock.



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Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 off to a good start in India, comes with Portico pre-installed

NokiaPoweruser.com reports that the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920, which launched yesterday in India, is off to a good start.

Major retailers like UniverCell and Sangeetha confirmed that both Lumia 920 and 820 were seeing excellent traction with a UniverCell store manager telling them it was outselling all other flagship smartphones.

The Sangeetha store was sold out of both Lumia 920 and 820 and told NokiaPoweruser that Lumia 820 stock was exhausted even before Lumia 920 supplies.

Nokia also had a nice present for Indian buyers, with the handset being released with the latest version of the OS, Firmware 1232.5951.1249.1001, pre-installed already.

That means no waiting for WIFI Keep Alive, better stability and improved camera performance.

Have any of our Indian readers picked up one of Nokia’s latest Windows Phone 8 handsets yet? Let us know below.

i have yet to see people holding 920... maybe one or two in public from time to time...
i think the yellow one looks nice

Kyuun SPARK!!!!!

I feel sad for symbian. I don't know why.

                                  

I have a Lumia 920 and it's awesome. It came with all 5 major 4G bands available and LTE. I unlocked it and tested it with 3 different carriers and it works amazing. The Nokia exclusive apps make it really easy to switch carriers and detect MMS and internet APN settings on the fly.

Speaking of Nokia, they are doing well thanks to higher demand for Lumia WP8 devices as well as their Asha smartphone line which is selling very well. 4.4 Windows phones sold last quarter and 9 million Asha phones.

They really need to figure out how to drive Windows phone down the market even further. A sub $100 dollar Windows Phone 7.8 device would do wonders for emerging markets. Low end Android phones start at $69 bucks around here (and they are complete garbage) while Nokia Lumia 610 is around $129 and offers a very pleasant user experience. If they are able to offer the Lumia 610 for $99 bucks prepaid, only a fool would go for the LG Optimus One or Samsung Geo over the 610.

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I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole before its "Other" storage problem gets solved and notification center gets added. I saw a phone with 10GB full without an app. If you take the closed system route at least make sure you are capable of providing one.

Though I have to say, I've been using an Iphone 5 for the past few days and WP interface is actually much better. Too bad there is hardly anything under it.



michael_stutzer said:

I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole before its "Other" storage problem gets solved and notification center gets added. I saw a phone with 10GB full without an app. If you take the closed system route at least make sure you are capable of providing one.

Though I have to say, I've been using an Iphone 5 for the past few days and WP interface is actually much better. Too bad there is hardly anything under it.

Notification center is hardly a deabreaker since the whole home screen is essentially a notification center.

I am not sure what the "other" storage problem is...32 GB of storage on the phone I find plenty, especially since I have 25 GB's of music on my Skydrive that I stream to my phone daily. 

And that last "hardly anything under it" comment is just nonsence. There is now 150,000 apps and most of the apps normal people use are available. Not to mention that Microsoft/Nokia services and apps take care of most of the essentials already.



I like these news, since I invested quite a bit in Nokia when the stock was at 1.44€. Now it is at 3.44€, that is just so freaking awesome.

disolitude said:
michael_stutzer said:

I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole before its "Other" storage problem gets solved and notification center gets added. I saw a phone with 10GB full without an app. If you take the closed system route at least make sure you are capable of providing one.

Though I have to say, I've been using an Iphone 5 for the past few days and WP interface is actually much better. Too bad there is hardly anything under it.

Notification center is hardly a deabreaker since the whole home screen is essentially a notification center.

I am not sure what the "other" storage problem is...32 GB of storage on the phone I find plenty, especially since I have 25 GB's of music on my Skydrive that I stream to my phone daily. 

And that last "hardly anything under it" comment is just nonsence. There is now 150,000 apps and most of the apps normal people use are available. Not to mention that Microsoft/Nokia services and apps take care of most of the essentials already.

The problem is there is an other part in storage options that nobody knows anything about. It gets bigger and bigger and eventually takes control of your phone lol. Only solution is going back to factory settings. Pretty much anyone with a WP device I know have the same problem, a quick search shows there also quite a bit people with the same problem.



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michael_stutzer said:
disolitude said:
michael_stutzer said:

I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole before its "Other" storage problem gets solved and notification center gets added. I saw a phone with 10GB full without an app. If you take the closed system route at least make sure you are capable of providing one.

Though I have to say, I've been using an Iphone 5 for the past few days and WP interface is actually much better. Too bad there is hardly anything under it.

Notification center is hardly a deabreaker since the whole home screen is essentially a notification center.

I am not sure what the "other" storage problem is...32 GB of storage on the phone I find plenty, especially since I have 25 GB's of music on my Skydrive that I stream to my phone daily. 

And that last "hardly anything under it" comment is just nonsence. There is now 150,000 apps and most of the apps normal people use are available. Not to mention that Microsoft/Nokia services and apps take care of most of the essentials already.

The problem is there is an other part in storage options that nobody knows anything about. It gets bigger and bigger and eventually takes control of your phone lol. Only solution is going back to factory settings. Pretty much anyone with a WP device I know have the same problem, a quick search shows there also quite a bit people with the same problem.

Ahh I see what you mean.

Yeah in my 2 years of Windows phone use I figured out how to minimize this other data. Essentially some apps need extra storage, for example if you use the Podcast! app to download podcasts, it stores the podcasts you download on the phone as "other" data. Same goes for things like 3rd party cloud storage apps and music players that let you download MP3s and ringtones from internet. It all goes as "other" data. 

You just have to manage the 3rd party apps you use and delete stuff you downloaded before you delete the apps themselves. The WP8 devices fully support drag and drop for videos, music, documents and pictures...so I am wondering if they may allow you to edit this "other" data as well. Funny thing is that in the 3 weeks I've had the Lumia 920 I haven't het plugged it in to a computer. All my music is in the cloud and I use wireless charging...