Nokia’s new flagship Lumia 920 smartphone made a splash when it was unveiled last week, but most Americans don’t plan to ditch their iPhones and Android devices for the new Windows Phone 8-powered device, according to a new survey.
CouponCodes4u.com surveyed 2,371 American smartphone owners between the ages of 18 and 35, and found that most of the respondents liked the look of the new Lumia 920, and were impressed by its specs. However, when asked whether they would consider switching their current cell phone contract to get the Lumia 920, 52 percent of respondents said no. Another 35 percent said they would consider switching, while the remaining 13 percent said they might be interested, if the price was right.
Nokia has not yet revealed pricing for the new device. The Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch curved glass WXGA IPS LCD display that boasts what Nokia called PureMotion HD+, which the company said is “better than HD resolution.”
According to the survey, 61 percent of consumers who are considering the device were most intrigued by the screen’s ability to detect touch even while a user is wearing gloves.
Meanwhile, 52 percent said the PureView photo system, and the ability to take better quality photos was an appealing feature. Others are tempted to buy the phone because of the PureMotion HD video option, wireless charging and docking feature, and ClearBlack option for dimming or brightening the main screen. About a third said the device’s colors were a draw for them, while over a quarter said the offline maps option was a major selling point.
The CEO of LG Display has this week made it clear that they’ve started production of display panels using in-cell technology, these panels quite likely headed for Apple’s new iPhone (aka the iPhone 5) next month. While LG has not been able to be specific about where the panels will be used, Han Sang-beom, LG Display’s chief executive, did allow reporters to know that though they’d been struggling with perfecting the technology up until now, “those hard times have finally ended.” LG is a major supplier of flat screens utilized by Apple’s iPad and iPhone devices.
If you’ll have a peek back at an in-cell patent that appeared with Apple’s name on it earlier this month, you’ll find that they are indeed prepping the technology for future products. This technology allows LCD and touch recognition hardware to be integrated into one unit rather than two, allowing whichever product that uses a touchscreen with said technology to have much more room for other components behind the screen – or a thinner product overall.
On Sept. 12th Apple is expected to introduce the next-generation iPhone. Besides the question of what changes the iPhone 5 will have, Apple fans want to know one thing: How much will the new gadget from Apple cost? To date, the rumors and speculation have focused more on the technical specifications of iPhone 5. But what about the price of the smartphone?
Apple is known for its premium price strategy. Whether it be the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch – all products from Apple reside in the upper price segment, and there are no signs that this will change with the iPhone 5. A look at the evolution of the prices of iPhone generations shows that the price for the Apple smartphone has grown significantly over the years.