- The name. Lumia is drab and meaningless.* "iPhone", "Galaxy" and even "One" and "Ascend" are memorable and quotable. If you say you've got a Lumia and especially a "Lumia 920", you'll sound like a dweeb. And no one wants that. Sort it out Nokia. You're not engineers anymore, you're creators of an experience. I don't want a 920 experience, I want a Galaxy of them.
- The release date. There isn't one. I've said it before and I'll say it again - Apple would have ended their presentation with "oh, and wait, you can buy this amazing technology tomorrow/ next week/ next month. Pre-orders open now". Any positive feeling around this handset will drain away in the interim and be blown out of the water by the iPhone 5 launch next week.
- Carrier support. Nokia and the US carriers put huge money into pushing the Lumia 800. But to no avail - I've seen estimates that the marketing spend per Lumia handset was $1,000 - comfortably more than the purchase price. The lack of clear carrier partners for the 920 is notable. They won't be burnt again and although Apple are certainly a bit of a devil to those vital carriers, they are a profitable devil. iPhone customers spend the most and give the best returns on marketing investments.
And, of course, there's the small matter of Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5. We only have to wait until next week.
I'm sad to say it, but I really think that Nokia has messed this up royally and has once again failed to capitalise on excellent hardware and software by failing to learn lessons of previous failures. I had high hopes for the Nokia + Windows 8 combination. That's probably why I'm so annoyed! Let's see what happens.
*Actually, as was pointed out at its original launch, Lumia does mean something. "Prostitute" in Spanish.