Unless you been away somewhere, possibly six feet under, rotting away in the sunny desert on the outskirts of Vegas, or 'swimming-with-the fishes' under the Brooklyn Bridge, well you know something ?.. it would be next to impossible not to notice all the attention some phones have been getting lately.
Meanwhile..Nokia had launched it Lumina 820 and 920 phones earlier this month. and many experts see those phone to be crucial for the Finnish company's survival. The new models are expected to go on sale sometime in November, but also leaves the sales of the older smart-phones on the shelves. In an attempt to boost the sales of the older smart-phones, Nokia announced that they have cut the price of the Lumina by 15 percent and the Lumina 900 by 10 percent in Europe.
“Once the world's biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia fell behind rivals in smartphones and has racked up more than 3 billion euros ($3.86 billion) in operating losses in the last 18 months.”
Earlier in 2011 , Nokia had bet its very own future on Microsoft Windows Phone software, which accounts for about 3 percent of global smart-phone sales. That of course did not fare all that well. While the Android platform controls two-thirds of all sales, leaving the Apple with about a quarter of the smart-phone market share.
Interesting to note, while Nokia's future survival is dependent on the fierce competitive pricing wars to gain back its customers, on the other hand,for reasons unknown, the sky high prices for a rival such as Apple do not seem to be an issue at all.
Take the 10,000 folks in Belgium for example, that pre-registered for the iPhone 5 before the local prices have been set !?!?
Maybe they watched a video with Dirty Ezio, from earlier this week and just had to pre-order one!
Remember that Dirty Ezio's iPhone 5 somehow fell off a truck just in front of his house.