Nokia hitting the U.S. with operation 'Rolling Thunder'
Nokia and T-Mobile U.S. are in full swing with their announced launch party of the Lumia 710, but what's coming up next for the Finnish Windows Phone manufacturer? Operation "Rolling Thunder", as it's internally referred to, is Nokia's plan for rolling out a number of handsets next year and aiming for multiple price points. Chris Weber, head of U.S. operations at Nokia, explained that the company will be at CES in January making a noise as they have been doing in Europe.
We'll be sure to check out CES in Las Vegas to see what Nokia will be bringing to the event. The Nokia Lumia 900 is still on the list, a more powerful option for U.S. consumers, and is set to hit the states early 2012 if rumours are to be valid. Nokia has the daunting task of getting carriers on side to stock their Windows Phones. Battling hard against the iPhone and a plethora of Android handsets will make a successful and effective marketing campaign all that more important.
Source: Bloomberg, thanks to Baljinder for the heads up!
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By Jez Corden
BTW: Before I moved to Sprint I first purchased the HD7 for a penny and paid 100 for my wife's android phone. so...
The Apple competition isn't available for free.
The obsolete 3GS, with its low res screen and slow chip, sells for a lower up-front deposit. Of course, your first month of service, you'll pay about $50 more for service on an unlimited plan than you do with T-Mobile. Then, over the rest of your two-year contract, you'll pay over $1,100 more.
That's not "free." That's paying four figures more to get much, much less -- lower resolution screen, lower system performance, poorer game performance, a worse camera, poorer build quality and a lower-quality OS experience on a three-year-old design.
Now, if you really want to hope for a physical keyboard, well the N950 (which is basically the N9 with a keyboard) with Windows Phone would be a nice one to pin your hopes on :)
and go and troll in every Microsoft related news (google or Apple fans), like how Windows Phone may have virus like windows.
because age doesn't matter, Humans fighting over whatever crap they can find, even if its a piece of plastic like a phone. humans sometimes seem like they cant be happy :)
so seriously, as people buy the stuff they want, they can say also whatever they want as well :).
i dont understand these wars bewteen OSs and phones and crap. there is more important stuff like family that we may lose tomorrow, you know, real important stuff. but if i care about what people say, its the same as saying what those people say. I only think, if you dont like it, ignore it.
I guess we should be glad they're not calling it "Operation Barbarossa."