Nokia lops UK Lumia prices ahead of Win 8 phones
Old tech, going cheaper?
Nokia has reportedly cut up to 15 per cent off the price of its Lumia handsets in a bid to flog off Window Phone 7 kit before Windows 8 appears in its next-gen smartphones.
The Finnish phone giant hasn't confirmed the cut, which was highlighted today by UK-based market watcher CCS Insight and made public by Reuters.
The Lumia 900 is now 15 per cent cheaper, the Lumia 800 ten per cent less costly to by, according to the CCS data.
Nokia's official Sim-free price for the 800 is £380, according to the Nokia site, but retailers such as Clove and Expansys are already offering it for under £250.
The 900 can set you back anywhere between £280 and £360, depending on which colour you choose and where you buy it from. Nokia's site doesn't list an official Sim-free price.
Of course, neither will run Window Phone 8 when it ships, so they're not future proof, but the fully functional and available offline Nokia Maps may well appeal to anyone after a decent phone-navigation combo. ®
Fragmentation may be true for Android and Linux and iOS as well as for a bunch of programming platforms, but its generally being overrated by people with axes to grind.
But with Windphone 7, calling it fragmentation is misleading. Abortion would be the correct word.
Sticking to phones, you CAN generally upgrade iOS or Android phones, even if manufacturer's quit supporting it, as long as you bought a popular phone with support from Cyanogen and similar custom roms.
And even if you're still on iPhone 3 or good old Gingerbread, over 90% of current apps run just fine.
But here, its different: M$ is throwing out everything, you won't be able to run Windphone 8 apps on these.
Windphone 7s are as dead as can be, don't buy those clunkers, just cause they lowered the price a little to avoid getting stuck with the inventory :P
If you really want a windphone and you can't wait the short time for Win8 phones, its a pointless premature ejaculation, cause the new ones will also be discounted in hopes to actually get some market share.
And to the guy who wanted to buy one for his wife: you think she'll never use an app anyway, but just you wait, she'll eventually figure out that you knowingly bought her a clunker.
I thought your comment was quite interesting and worthwhile reading until you lost all credibility by saying a T8 Torx screwdriver was 'special'!
I didn't know there were people buying these, even before they became known to be a non-upgradeable and incompatible dead end...
Well, other than those who basically amount to a rounding error in phone market charts.
Downvoted because you assume those who hate WP7 are Android fanois. (Not that I downvoted any others).
I like Symbian, I hate WP and hope it fails miserably, because of the way they killed it.
Re: Nokia Maps
A second hand N8 is significantly cheaper, and won't be obsolete as soon. Offline maps work wonderfully.