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    News - Nokia and Samsung both enjoy profits from Q4 2012 mobile sales

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    Re: News - Nokia and Samsung both enjoy profits from Q4 2012 mobile sales

    Well done Nokia, I knew the Lumia would get them back into the game, but was worried when I saw they decided not to continue with Maemo and were not making an Android version.
    Good to see their faith in Microsoft paid off in the end

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    Re: News - Nokia and Samsung both enjoy profits from Q4 2012 mobile sales

    The lumia 920 is bloody amazing, Ive got it and its definitely the best smartphone on the market, the only things its missing is a large app store, but I'm sure it won't be long before its all there, and the Nokia apps are awesome, especially nokia music, absolutely free, no sign up, no ads unlimited music from all your favourite artists etc

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    Re: News - Nokia and Samsung both enjoy profits from Q4 2012 mobile sales

    There are some things the 920 does better than anything else I've tried using last year (S3 or 4S).

    Maps
    Music
    Email
    Web Browser

    However, for games, its behind iOS, but livably so. The one that gets me are all the esoteric apps. Sure there are 120,000 apps for it apparently, but no SkyDeamon, no Philips Hue. These odd little edge cases I'd like. There wasn't a decent learn Thai or Vietnamese app either. Compared to the free ones on Andriod.
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    Re: News - Nokia and Samsung both enjoy profits from Q4 2012 mobile sales

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    There are some things the 920 does better than anything else I've tried using last year (S3 or 4S).

    Maps
    Music
    Email
    Web Browser
    You need to try:
    CoPilot
    PowerAmp
    ?
    Chrome

    (although CoPilot and PowerAmp are both paid for apps). A lot of people seem to rate K9Mail for Android, but to be honest I've been pretty unimpressed with most of the email clients for Android (although to give props to Microsoft the Hotmail app is pretty slick). I'm looking for one that has better filtering.

    As a self-confessed Nokia fan (although I've currently got an S3) I'm very glad to see them doing better. Hopefully next years figures will be even better! (and there won't be any Symbian rubbish). Latest WinMo is looking pretty slick, and the Lumia's have very nice designs.

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    Re: News - Nokia and Samsung both enjoy profits from Q4 2012 mobile sales

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    You need to try:
    CoPilot
    PowerAmp
    ?
    Chrome
    I have, well all but poweramp!

    CoPilot as you mention is paid, and its simply not as good. Where are the maps for Moroco?
    The music was more about the integration of zune pass, it is really bloody slick, Spotify feals really 3rd rate on iOS (as it does on WP!) on Andriod they could do so much more. Not to mention it's navigation only. So look at:
    http://here.com/18.7905264,98.9955725,15,0,0,gray.day
    That is Nokia Navtech mapping. Then select say places for food. You get that, offline, for free. Amazing. If Nokia where punting the 820 as cheaply as the 720 was at launch (£100!) I would suggest it as an essential choice for anyone going 'travelling'.

    Andriod simply lacks a constant UI approach to playing music, what if I'm in a 3rd party app and want to switch track etc. The API simply isn't matured or well enough used.

    I do like the new chrome, and it might be due to 4g LTE, but it doesn't feel as fast, despite the vastly better hardware.
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    Re: News - Nokia and Samsung both enjoy profits from Q4 2012 mobile sales

    Good to see Nokia doing well for once! In 2013 Nokia is certainly one to watch imho.

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    Re: News - Nokia and Samsung both enjoy profits from Q4 2012 mobile sales

    Nokia hitting a profit will upset Microsoft as rumour has it (according to Forbes) they are looking to either buy Nokia or HTC this coming year. This will push the value of Nokia up.

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