Reuters reports four major European telecom operators revealed that Nokia's new Lumia Windows Phones are not good enough to compete with the Apple iPhone or Samsung's Galaxy lineup:
Sceptics among operators say the sleek, neon-coloured phones are overpriced for what is not an innovative product, cite a lack of marketing dollars put behind the phones, and image problems caused by glitches in the battery and software of the early models.
Nokia's big bet made a year ago to put Microsoft's Windows Phone software in its smartphones looks far from certain to pay off, operators said.
"No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone," said an executive in charge of mobile devices at a European operator, which has sold the Lumia 800 and 710 since December.
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Re: Wireless carriers not impressed by Nokia Windows Phones by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 18 2012 @ 05:06:25 CEST
The problem is that hardware like the Galaxy sells phones, particularly the large OLED screens. Look at the Galaxy Note! Everyone said "too large" and it sells a million phones. Big 4.75" +/- .25" sells phones. That's why Android is smacking Apple around.
2nd, you need 32-64gb of memory. People have STUFF on their phones. Apple went to town with a 64Gb model 4S.
Lastly your camera has to be first class, grade A, backlit CMOS or something of that caliber. Both that AND the lens have to be grade A.
Put the Windows OS on the S3 in May and you'll see the OS FLY. Try to tell someone they want a Lumia vs a S3 and they'll tell you to pound sand.