Nokia Lumia 920 awarded Reader’s Choice Mobile of the Year 2012

| December 11, 2012 | 42 Replies

We posted about Gizmodo Australia taking votes on the handset you thought deserved to be crowned the winner of 2012. The votes are in, and the Nokia Lumia 920 won with 49% of the total votes. Not only is this awesome news, the next bit of awesome news is the percentage at which they beat the iPhone 5 and Nexus 4.

Apple iPhone 5 — 13.5 per cent
Google Nexus 4 — 8.97 per cent

Good work Nokia!

Source: Gizmodo Australia

Category: Lumia

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  • Paul Grenfell

    Must have voted without actually owning one..Try again in 6mths.

    • dss

      There are a lot of people in the US that have the phone…

      But ya.. the 920 probably got as many “no owner” votes as the other phones.

      • dss

        Oh I see… its giz Australia.. but I doubt that all the votes were from Australians or people who live there.

        • Paul Grenfell

          Exactly

          • arts

            why so surprised? You guys did not see the mynokiablog post on this, asking everybody to vote? I most certainly did not see any note asking only Australians to vote.

            • tom

              That is the kind of proof WP/Lumia needs. It’s funny when iPhone sells 10 times more and at a higher price point.

              • arts

                Sigh… The crazy people that roam here…

    • anon2

      yeah, because obviously a lot of people own a nexus 4

    • Mark

      I don’t own a Bugatti Veryon but I’d still vote it car of the decade.

      What is your point exactly?

  • Dr.Smart

    Off-topic but merits a mention. STMicro exits ST-Ericsson mobile chip venture. ( http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/10/stmicroelectronics-exiting-st-ericsson-business/ ) What would it mean for the future of the Mobile APU production? How would it affect Jolla? What role would Nokia have played in its fate?

    • Dr.Smart

      Another casualty of Nokia, it seems. Now with the downfall of Nokia, Europe last presence in Mobile computing is ARM, but they are very small in size.

      • dss

        They are small in size, but very profitable… It will be a while until Intel gets up to speed in the mobile market. Intel are used to huge profit margins, which don’t exist in the smartphone SoC market.. Nvdia,QUALCOMM, Apple, and Samsung make their own arm based SoCs which are really cheap..

        I am sure that Intel will produce a good product, maybe even better than ARM, but the question is at what cost..

    • Paul Grenfell

      Jolla dont manufacture handsets.. Sailfish will live on irrespective..

      • Dr.Smart

        Yeah but do you remember the supposed partnership?

        • Paul Grenfell

          yes.. “partners”
          Jolla ‏@JollaMobile
          @JollaIndia One does not need own factories today, we have partners for that. #Jolla

          Jolla ‏@JollaMobile
          @Drunk3nPirate @piotr @kok_andy ST-Ericsson has announced support for Sailfish, and we are open for other platforms too. Stay tuned.

          Jolla and Sailfish will live on irrespective.

    • Dr.Smart

      One more thought. I fear for the future of Europe. No technology leadership in Information Technology any more in any sector (apart from ARM). Give up HW (Ericsson, Siemens (Phone and PC)) Give up own OS (Meego, Symbian), give up own chip production (Infineon, ST-Ericsson, Qimonda), give up consumer electronics (Philipps) .. the list goes on.

      Only industry left will be tourism.

      • dss

        Oh.. cmon.. I partially agree with you, but Europe’s economy is not entirely based on tourism..

        But.. yes, the US pretty much controls the software/internet market now. Symbian/Nokia was the only real competitor, but they messed up .. its done now.

        And I had such high hopes when this was going on:

        http://www.zdnet.com/embedded-symbian-scheme-gets-11m-in-eu-funding-3040090736/

        • MOOking

          remember when all yoy guys kep tell deep space bar he was a troll for mentioning that rhe USA wants to control everything and deliberatly killed symbian,meego and maemo5 to gain control of telecommunications…and anything that wasn’t naively made…. Ios,android or wp…..yea…he wasn’t lying nor talkin shit…either…now do you see the bigger pic…yea donna/dual core and nokia air anyone

          • dss

            I think its a far more complicated scenario than that.. but facts are, most of the money from the mobile phone industry, the internet advertising, and the selling/licensing of software products goes to the USofA. It is also true that Nokia (with Symbian) controlled the mobile/smartphone market, which is obviously very lucrative for ad placement, etc. but they didn’t realize it.

            Google is a perfect example of how this is done.. subside your hardware (nexus line), give away the advertisement platform for “free” (android), use asia OEMs to deliver the hardware, and bank in on all the cash companies are willing to pay for people to see their ads. The more devices out there, the more eyes.. the more yes.. more ads.

            Google’s real customer is not the end consumer, its the big corporations willing to pay 20-30 bucks a click..

            have a look at this:

            http://www.wordstream.com/images/google-earnings.png

            Now Microsoft is getting in the game as well.. all in all Nokia is acting as a “carrier” for the ad content to your hands.. the once might, cutting edge tech company is brought down to mare OEM. Its really sad.

            Good thing that they have Navteq.. which is also used by Microsoft for the same purposes I mentioned above.. and Nokia is getting a % of course.

            Apps are also used to deliver ad content… the more free apps, the more content..

            • MOOking

              and jolla you forgot aswell which will bring back the true roots of EU back unless USA f***s with them like they did with Nokia…as well i hope all of Europe sees thos and boots nokia out for jolla …since jolla is actually helping EU instead of USA like how Nokia is doin now

            • GordonH

              People here complained a lot about Nokia giving up everything important to push American OS. So where are do you stand on this important issue? WTF are you trying to say DSS?

              • MOOking

                USA CONTROLS EVERYTHING AND WONT LET ANYONE ANYONE from any other country invent their own

                GOOGLE
                MICROSOFT
                APPLE
                all from the USA….notice over the years anything from outside the USA died and everything in the USA got stronger in power and Dominance

                symbian(EU)dying
                Maemo 5 (EU)Dead
                Meego (EU) Dead
                BBOS(CAN) dying
                Android(US) TOP
                iOS(US)TOP
                WP(US)… somewhere
                there is something going on…and it’s serious

                I hope jolla can survive USAs Bullshit that they’ve done to NOkia and EU

            • twig

              Facebook is talking to Microsoft about buying Microsoft ad division. This would crush Google with the number of users Facebook has and may be the reason Microsoft would do such a deal. ZDNet reports the new android software is too complex for users to figure out and that Nexus is too laggy to use it.

              • MOOking

                once FB and Microsoft are together i’m quitting Facebook..google in my business is already enough invasion of privacy

      • mirco

        Come on… there is more industry than IT in Europe. Are you from UK? If yes, then let me tell you that the situation on the continent looks very different than yours.

        • Dr.Smart

          Yeah like services, domestic consumptions and government spending? Those are big part of GDP for sure but without industries (not only IT), how are you going to sustain?
          UK is in bad shape because of the collapse of the city and no sign of recovery.

          • Dr.Smart

            And I do believe that IT is the most essential industry for the future, and Europe’s presence is ever dwindling being squeezed like a lemon between American Software/Service Industry and Asian HW/Component industry.

      • Harangue

        Well, one of the main pillars of chip making comes from Europe, or the Netherlands to be specific. Does ASML mean anything? They are the prime supplier of lithographic machines, the machines that ‘print’ the actual chip on the wafers.

        There is so much more than that, think about cars, chemical industry in the German Rurhgebiet and even steelmills are all still found in Europe.

        • Dr.Smart

          Yes and guess what? Samsung and Intel are jointly buying the company!

        • Dr.Smart

          And if you know anything at all about Samsung, ASML will be stripped bare in a few years all the knowledge transferred to Samsung Semi (And Samsung calls it investment lol)

        • Dr.Smart

          So Germany does have a strong industrial base in traditional industry. But as for the emerging tech, Germany is a waste land as compared to US and some Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea.
          Rest of the Europe? They are really laughable.

          • mirco

            Seriously you don’t know what you are talking about. Just because you don’t know the companies doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Do you know SAP? It’s the 4th biggest software company in the world and it’s german. There are many “invissible” world leader (mechanical engineering in germany for example).

            • Dr.Smart

              Give me another example please?

      • viktor von d.

        well maybe all of this examples you give should have innovate and give good products.. if chips made by ericsson, phones made by siemens were so good they wouldn’t have died.

        fact of the matter is the hardware and software made in the us kicked ass. i don’t like it either that the u.s. has so many power in this fields but nobody put the gun to the head.

    • anon2

      That’s what happens when a company fails to innovate (Nokia learned the hard way with Symbian). Broadcom is next.

  • Mark

    Anyway, back on topic.

    Well done, Nokia! It’s a shame some of your ‘fans’ are such moaning twats but hey ho.

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  • twig

    Nokia crushed the competition and trolls again and again.

    WARNING: Aussie police also warned yesterday that IOS 6 maps were extremely dangerous to use.

  • GordonH

    Some news of Huawei moving it’s R&D Operations to Finland.

    • dss

      I don’t get it.. are they trying to snatch up some of the people that are leaving Nokia ?

      • MOOking

        because it’s how nokia use to run… Tradition with a modern look and minus the internal bullshit Nokia has had…europeans are traditional