| | 10-30-2013, 12:47 PM #9
Reading this old post, and turns out I have now upgraded to Lumia 720. Whilst it is closer to what I want in that it is quite slim and not as massive as, say, a 920, it does not feel premium and is limited by only having 528MB and not running apps like Nokia Camera etc. Nokia World was really disappointing for me, as the only devices they announced were MASSIVE phablets that I would never, ever own (who wants to look that idiotic holding a huge slab up to their ear?!), an admittedly cool tablet, and a collection of Asha devices that I will not own as they are only really intended for developing markets.
Originally Posted by Jnbs
Nokia used to be known as the manufacturer of exquisite hardware - I still own (but don't use) a Nokia 8800, which was beautifully crafted from stainless steel and a slider mechanism that was developed using Ferrari technology, and the phone still sells on ebay for about the price of a new sim-free Lumia 720 - for an 8-year old GSM/GPRS series-40 phone!! I just feel that Nokia appear to be chasing the low end too aggressively, and only thinking about the top-end as massive devices that have huge amounts of technology crammed into them. Polycarbonate has been good for them, and the Lumia range is impressive, but for me Nokia are still lacking that killer 'I want' device - something that looks absolutely beautiful and is crafted to look timeless and distinguished rather than brightly-coloured plastic. Let's face it, why have Apple sold so many more 5S's than 5C's, when the 5C does pretty much all that a 5S does? The main reason is because people don't necessarily want to own brightly-coloured plastic. Please, please Nokia (or perhaps MSFT when it buys Nokia), make a truly desirable phone both in terms of style, size and materials - I for one will be first in the queue to replace my cheap, plastic L720.