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POV: Saving the precious “Apple”. Misleading articles from Forbes and WSJ expose the threat to most discounted iPhone ever.

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Last few days have been really busy for market sentiment manipulators, especially those who want to pull Nokia shares down for obvious money-making reasons !! WSJ has started, what is totally misleading attempt to show festive and retailer discounts as proof of Lumias not moving fast enough in USA market. There are many gaping holes in this story of theirs and we have exposed them in our last articles.

http://nokiapoweruser.com/2012/12/29/huge-demand-sees-lumia-920-selling-at-higher-than-normal-prices-at-amazon-china-and-walmart-usa/

http://nokiapoweruser.com/2012/12/27/walmart-raises-the-price-of-lumia-920-to-239-99-still-makes-it-to-the-best-selling-cell-phones-with-plans-list/

http://nokiapoweruser.com/2012/12/28/lumia-822-makes-to-the-top-seller-list-at-verizon-media-singling-out-lumia-for-discounts/

Not only this, prices of Lumia 810 are back to normal price of $99.99 at T-Mobile already and Lumia 822 became one of the top sellers at Verizon, so may be time for some “apology” for biased reporting. Now, I came across one of the articles which shows the extent to which the latest iPhone 5 has been discounted, but you will not find any mention of this by WSJ and co.

 The story gives you ample proof to show that iPhone 5 is the most discounted iPhone ever and the same Walmrt which is selling Lumia 920 at $239.99 at a premium of $140 over the AT&T’s official price of $99.99 has been selling iPhone 5 at a discount of nearly $72. Not only this, another retailer  Fry’s Electronics actually one-upped Walmart (literally) by discounting the iPhone 5 $1 more, dropping it to $126.

So, if discounts need to be taken as proof of sales performance, iPhone 5 must be selling poorly. Lumia 920 must be super hot as it is being sold at a premium.

Coming to one more story, this time from Forbes. This is the most ridiculous kind of hate story, one can ever find on any reputed publication site. It looks like a fanboy rant mostly seen in the comments section. Just read the vitriolic rant with which the article starts and you can yourself imagine the extent of bias. How low one can go to save the precious “Apple”. May be the threat is more visible now !!

What was Nokia thinking in releasing such a subpar phone?

It has no chance to make a dent in the highly competitive smartphone market dominated by Samsung and Apple, or even attract the ex-RIM crowd.

After almost 2-months of continuous testing, the Lumia 920 is probably one of the worst smartphone that I have tried lately.

Looks like nowadays, fan blogs publish more realistic, informed and less biased stories than so-called “Main stream” tech media.

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Nayan

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing.
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  • Well done, Kamal, in your fine rebuttal. Let’s not take the uninformed reporting lying down!

  • Shridhar

    wait till 2013 end or early 2014 people will know what is real value and innovation of nokia and microsoft,….. BY that time apple,samsung and google start crying

  • eeteet

    I think that first time Apple and Google are worried about Nokias new devices. Those kind of articles are one sign of worry that A and G have.

  • eeteet

    It is really sad that those big USA media houses are publishing such misleading articles. They can affect to large amount of customers. At least editors should mention in their articles that are they owners of Apple or Google stocks. I think that Apple and Google has big indirect influence to that kind of “phone tests”.

  • Luis Matoso

    Fu… WSJ and fu… Forbes. In Portugal we often say: “envious voices do not reach the sky”. Nokia is doing a great work and Lumia series with WP is undoubtedly the best device with the best OS.

  • Geeks

    The Apple cult has to survive and those who have invested in the Apple’s stock are fighting to protect it against the new threat which is called “Innovation” that you see in Windows Phone 8 OS and Lumia 920.

    BTW: Lumia has almost 2X the number of features found in iPhone 5 and how do you think that the iCult is going to survive if not through propaganda!!!

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