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4/27/2012 2:11:48 AM
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Having spent some time with my Lumia 710, I think it is better than my iPhone 3Gs or Samsung Galaxy S. The GPS, camera and user interface are the strong points. The Nokia apps are very good. Some of the other apps I downloaded are pretty similar to their iOS and Android versions, but simpler to use.
Major drawback is the 6GB of storage. Will definitely have to be selective about apps and make sure I upload pictures to SkyDrive.
For Nokia's lower-end phone, I am pretty impressed. Wish I knew if it is getting Metro in the future...
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4/27/2012 11:59:49 AM
Carriers desperately seeking Windows Phone
Alternatives to iPhone seen as giving AT&T and Verizon leverage with Apple
April 27, 2012 06:00 AM ET
AT&T and Verizon Wireless want Windows Phone smartphones to succeed in the U.S., partly to provide leverage against Apple's demands for subsidies and other concessions required for selling the popular iPhone.
AT&T recently began selling the
Nokia Lumia 900
with the Windows Phone 7 operating system for a competitive $99.99 price. Meanwhile, Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo recently
that Verizon is "really looking at the Windows Phone 8.0 platform because that's a differentiator."
Both carriers need a strong competitor -- like Windows Phone -- to go up against the
phones, analysts said. The wireless carriers could then tell
that they can sell quality
that don't cost the carriers as much as the iPhone to subsidize. The iPhone sells well but also eats into carrier profits because of the subsidy and related costs.
"Mobile operators are sick of taking orders from Apple, [which is one] reason why carriers like AT&T and Verizon are backing Windows Phone," said Yankee Group analyst Katie Lewis in a
Wednesday. "IPhones are occupying an increasingly dangerous share of operators' smartphone sales," she wrote.
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