I didn't say it needed Flash support, I said it didn't even have BBC iPlayer or YouTube apps (kinda pathetic really) let alone Flash support.
(Original post by StarsAreFixed)
Lol flash support? It is being phased out of all phones as it is so unstable, big cause of phones freezing and crashing. Not sure if it was apple or android but one of them gave them a time limit to make it stable and they couldn't. You can get a third party app to support it. If you mean BBC iPlayer I don't know but its a very new os so isn't going to have everything.
It is an extremely fast and great looking phone. The interface is amazing, and livetiles are fantastic. The 800 is marketed as a high mid-range phone really. The colour clarity is amazing and its a pretty tough phone, mine has no scratches with no cover or screen protector and has survived unscathed being dropped a few times. The real issues for people are that it currently does not have tethering and that it has a max of 16gb space and no ffc, but the 900 has one.
They are concentrating on targeting the budget market that android dominates, the 710 and 610 are seriously cheap. They also have a 41mp phone coming out which is pretty revolutionary but is running Symbian as the phone was in production before wp7. So it may be a while before a like-for-like competitor to the galaxy s3 and one x comes out, though the windows phone HTC trophy would be up there.
Flash support is awesome. How can more capability be a bad thing? I updated my HP Touchpad tablet recently to Android 4 and within 10 minutes of internet browsing, I just had to get Flash installed. Many parts of the web use it. Many sites that have embedded videos use it. HTML 5 hasn't taken over yet. Flash is still here! It's not unstable at all.
The main problem with the Lumia 800 was that it came out marketed as a high-end device and was aiming for the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2. It was even priced higher than the S2. It doesn't match the S2 on anything: no micro SD card slot (yes you need this when your phone is full of music, video and games with no space left), far fewer apps, smaller screen, worse camera and video recording, no front facing camera, no tethering etc I doubt it's faster than the S2 internet browsing either because the S2 is blisteringly quick (general use too, it's lag free but I hear Windows is good in this aspect as well). A similar thing applies if you compare it to the iPhone 4. So overall, priced too high for what it is-- just a pretty looking phone.
Last edited by silent ninja; 20-05-2012 at 21:51.