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But job in terms of technology today Nokia's new Smartphone which is said the -- the -- -- It's in high demand in fact it was the -- stories about it flying off store shelves.
But our question.
Today will be how does that match up against everything else that's out there joining us and this is all things digital mr.
-- lots of our personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal walked first and foremost terrific to say and -- Terrific to see you to if you if you like I can say something.
You know kind of calming about the fiscal cliff they're general yes we're all -- -- has played -- great.
Now why don't we -- -- Oh.
Man already definitely some -- offers -- -- You know actually guys to listen demanding clear out all the -- -- high tech sensible although it.
It's heavy enough that if you dropped it off a cliff -- might break some might say it's it's -- -- flown a solid economy -- the big object like that that there are people but.
But I invite people you mean you exactly what exactly -- picked -- at a.
So here's the deal.
This is the flagship phone from Nokia and also one of the flagship -- for Windows Phone eight.
Which is Microsoft's newest version of there cellphone operating system and in my eight tests I found it worked.
Quite well all the features that I tried almost all of them work really well cameras very good the screens very good at speeds fluid.
You know it's just 888 if it's by far the best functioning.
Of these Nokia Lumia phones I've tried.
And it stands up very well on on that score plus as you pointed out it only -- half of what a typical.
IPhone or android phone costs it would those those are usually 200 dollars with a two year contract this is 100 dollars.
With a two year contract and that's twice the base memory so all of that is great the problem and that there are two problems one -- it's thick and heavy.
Mean its really heavy at 65%.
Heavier than -- iPhone 5.
Heavier than the new and -- nexis.
Four and it's also substantially thicker than post those things not a tiny not one or 2% of like.
40% or 17%.
-- depending which one.
You're comparing so it's when you put it -- somebody's hands have just been doing that here in the studio.
People go wall.
-- don't I can't believe I heavy it is -- that to me that's a problem with caring and around.
Second problem is the -- selection and this is a windows eight Windows Phone eight problem not our Nokia problem.
There's about a 120000.
-- sounds like a lot.
But there's 700000.
For the other two platforms.
And there are number of popular I'm -- you might want like.
An Arab Dropbox and Google drive we can.
Keep your files in the cloud that are not up on here.
United Airlines Starbucks there's a number that are just not on here.
You're giving up some variety and some quantity and apps.
Walt what you give up in terms the way and that -- their lack of apps do you think that -- lower price at hunter box is enough to offset that.
It's it's like a pretty good deal for somebody who wants a Smart and just doesn't wanna pay for one that's you know an android or even not.
Well there are and each other and there are much lighter android -- For a hundred bucks and you come by the iPhone four S which is just last year's model.
-- -- 400 bucks so it's not like he's the only hundred dollar Smart phone and to me.
Since this is a mobile portable device that you put in a pocket -- Our us purse or whatever I think the thickness in the way.
To me personally would not.
Would be too much for -- wanna wanna buy this instead of one of the others I recognize there are other people will look at the tradeoffs differently and I didn't.
Try to solve that problem for people I just tried to lay out here's to trade up he'll have to.
Read it that's when I'll say to people here is the low bill lowly -- for us -- -- -- -- but you know you have great operating system and bank not better off you're getting GAAP.
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