View Poll Results: What Platform were you using before getting a 920?
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WP7- Blazing the trail!
iOS- I'm recovering from the faux-leather
Android- Finally just wanted something that just works
Feature phone- I've just left the stone-age, this is my first smartphone
Other- RIP Palm/webOS :(
Multiple - yes, I have a problem
- 11-09-2012, 11:50 AM #31
In the meantime, if you could answer under 'other' that would be great! I'm going to do a write-up of the results after launch weekend, so any feedback is really appreciated!
- 11-09-2012, 12:00 PM #32
Well.. i left my beloved webOS that i have used since day one. Started on my Palm Pre, then on a HP Veer and i was one of the "lucky" once to get a HP Pre 3 which was my main phone until this Monday, when i bought the Lumia 920.
WebOS was a great OS. It had inductive charging from day one and even still has a few advantages over what i am seeing on android, ios and now wp8. ( Talking about the cards / multitasking and the notification led on the device )
But .. i don t regret going to WP8. I love it so far for many reasons. I love the tiles and the HUB views in different applications. The great keyboard with its suggestions. Voice recognition. The Nokia map stuff etc. The Nokia Lumia 920 is super fast and solid and takes awesome pictures.
- 11-09-2012, 03:10 PM #38
Moving from Harmattan to WP8 must be difficult... a lot of people that use it are kind of hardcore linux/open source guys, so going the Microsoft route won't be easy. Also.. It was Nokia's own "home grown" platform, and for Nokia users, that has been the symbol of independence for a long, long time.. with the help of Symbian of course.
I really don't like android for a lot of different reasons, so.. I am glad Nokia didn't go there, that would have been the end of the line for me. On the other hand I've always liked Microsoft, so..it works out. I mean, its really sad to see what they did to Symbian and MeeGo, that was a bit too much, but.. whatever.
11-09-2012, 03:25 PM #41
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January 2012 web usage:
Symbian 11.7% (combined with series40 26.7%)
It also was still the highest selling platform when Nokia announced going WP and abandoning Symbian.
- 11-09-2012, 10:15 PM #44
Its really nice to see Nokia users come together regardless of which platform they are coming from.. we have Symbian users, MeeGo users, and now Windows Phone users.. which seems to be able to convert a lot of iOS and Android users.
I like Symbian, but there was no way they could have convinced someone that is using an iPhone to buy a phone with Symbian, like they are doing now with Windows.. No matter how good the UX, the negative press around it was really heavy, and the US based carriers never liked it for some reason..
Maemo/Harmattan .. same thing, it would have been really hard to penetrate the US market.
- 11-10-2012, 12:02 AM #45
Coming from Windows Phone 7 (Samsung Focus S), and I've had an iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and WinMo devices in the past.
I just picked up my Lumia 920 about four hours ago, and it's freakin' amazing.
My Focus S will now be my timer/pseudo iPod Touch during my jogging sessions. I'd like to thank my Focus S for a year of great service, and for introducing me to Windows Phone.
The Samsung Focus S is the girl you date....the Nokia Lumia 920 is the one you marry.
- 11-10-2012, 12:15 AM #46
I am coming from android technically, but even after a year using it I never considered myself an android user. I was always biding my time til I could get a windows phone. When I saw the 920 was $100 and the wireless charging came with it I decided to pat my etf and jump sprint to att to get one.
I said to my wife that Nokia is doing what palm should have done. Undercut the other flagship phones by half and include the wireless charger. Well, that and make the hardware solid.
Glad to be on a decent OS again. I will forever miss webOS and nothing will ever match it (multitasking on wp8 is absolute garbage).
webOS Refugee. Now a Windows Phone 7 (HTC Arrive) refugee and an Android escapee (evo 3d) back on my original Pre for now. Looking forward to a killer device on ATT so I can dump Sprint and get back into the WP7.5 world.
If you are a fellow webOS refugee, visit this thread for some getting started tips.
- 11-10-2012, 12:32 AM #47
"Symbian - The king is finally dead" ? It did rule the smartphone world for almost a decade.. now its just a zombie OS waiting to die.
I am going to miss the multitasking on Symbian a lot.. its properly done, and its really hard to go back in a any way. Multitasking on iOS 6 is way behind Symbian..I still don't understand why, the hardware on the iphone 5 is almost twice as powerful as the one on my 808, and still... so restrictive.
Anyway, there were couple of videos from the Microsoft Build conference that made me feel a bit better about it... at least they trying to "mask" the pausing of the apps as well as they could.
Last edited by vlad0; 11-10-2012 at 12:43 AM.
- 11-10-2012, 01:53 AM #49
I've got a Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 5...and just ordered the 920. I don't intend to "leave" any platform, but rather use and enjoy the unique benefits of all of them. Of course...I'm not normal=/
All I want is an HTC-designed phone with Nokia materials & camera, a WP software UI/UX, Android's openness for app/OS ties and integration, and iOS's app quality/update commitment/catalog breadth...is that too much to ask?!Current: soon to be the Lumia 1020
Past: Samsung Focus, HTC Radar, Lumia 710, Lumia 920, HTC 8X, Lumia 521, Lumia 925, Surface RT
Current non-WP: Nexus 5, iPhone 5s