Bloody Hell. Any prices being quoted?
Price unconfirmed as yet. A couple of photos
uploaded on flickr taken from Lumia 1020 by
Microsoft Windows Phone Manager Joe Belfiore.
If you have to ask the price....
I suspect it'll be priced around £600, to stay clear of Lumia 925's territory.
More details emerge regarding specs:
It has optical image stabilization (OIS) built in
It takes the image in a 32MP and 5MP at the same time in 16:9
The 5MP image is over sampled dropping 7pixels into one “super pixel”
It shoots 38MP in 4:3
“Nokia 909” was an early name for it but it will be “Lumia 1020” for release
2GB of RAM, an increase of 1GB from other high end Windows Phone 8 devices
32GB of internal storage, no SD
WP8 V 8.0.10322.71
FM radio (Amber)
Flip to silence (Amber)
NFC is on board
Optional wireless charging backplate will be available
Nokia Lumia 1020
$299 on a 2-year contract in the US...
Big problem: no apps, dying OS.
Looked into buying a Nokia recently but decided they're kind of in limbo at the mo. If they'd gone Android would have been interested, they make class phones. Decided to stick with my iPhone 3GS and go with the 5 when the 5S comes out.
Agree to an extent, as we said in our
Lumia 925 review, but they're getting there with apps. But still not the right choice if you want a full selection of apps.
I'd disagree with dying OS - at the moment, it seems market share is growing (well, in the US at least). I think market share has to be shrinking in order to be considered dying?
Give it a year or two and then maybe....
The owls are not what they seem...
I've been using Lumia 920 since September, and haven't missed out on any app for my purpose. I actually quite enjoy my phone, & the level of customisation it offers. Agree I wouldn't call it a dying OS at all. Microsoft have done a good job here (give credit where credit is due). It has its own quirks, like WhatsApp is buggy, but overall, it's very good.
Windows RT was always a temporary measure to plug a gap in the market while Microsoft wait for Intel x86 to shrink down enough to fit on a phone, so you can run windows proper.
It has been an absolute disaster, and the Windows phones are average at best, more like a mid-range Android but they still trying to command a topend price - and people complain when their "windows" phone doesnt run the same software as their PC.
What on earth does a camera phone need with 41mpx?
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AnotherJoe wrote: Windows phones are average at best, more like a mid-range Android but they still trying to command a topend price
Windows phones are average at best, more like a mid-range Android but they still trying to command a topend price
That's just a non-sensical comment.
John Duncan wrote:What on earth does a camera phone need with 41mpx?
That's because people complained when Lumia 920 was out......why on earth is the Pureview camera not 41MP like 808? It's all marketing ploy.