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LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

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mjays
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LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

I'm quite excited about the new Lumia, but alas I won't be giving up my N8 until Nokia release a Lumia phone with an FM Transmitter.

It allows me to play music in any car I go in and any radio that I happen to be near without any cables or addon gadgets.

One thing is for sure, I will always use Nokia, I can't stand apple products. Too restricted and too controlled.

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podgerodge
Posts: 1

Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

Agree.

 

Bringing out the Lumia's without Fm transmitter is bizarre.

 

It means I have to keep my N8 for now instead of upgrading.  Like you I want a Nokia but I ain't purchasing until a phone comes along with the features Nokia previously offered me.

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RussU
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Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

Gonna gave to disagree on this one. FM is a dying technology, Bluetooth A2DP does the job better.

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MvM1988
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Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

No! FM is still much better as every old school radia as well as the new ones can play it. my car is quiet new but the radio doesn't have Bluetooth....

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MvM1988
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Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

But same situation. everyone I know right now just keeps his nokia because of the music advantage of having an FM transmitter...

 

@NOKIA: Please don't be so stupid to give up on one of your very rare USPs!!!!!!!!!!

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foxmeister
Posts: 1,268

Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things


RussU wrote:

Gonna gave to disagree on this one. FM is a dying technology, Bluetooth A2DP does the job better.


I Agree with this, I had the N900 and N97 both with FM transmitters

It was very hard to find a Frequency that was empty. even some of those had bleedover from adjacent stations

And even after I'd found a suitable Frequency, Driving up the road changed that as I started picking up local radio stations again. The FM Broadcast band is getting too crowded to make this a useful option

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Last Nokia: Nokia Lumia 800

Current Phone: A Non Nokia Device


 

Previous Phones:Don't Ask ;-)

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podgeandrodge
Posts: 4

Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

Well some people will want it - 3 on here and some people won't - 2 on here.  That's the nature of features.

 

But if (and it's only hypothetical) the messages on here were a percentage representative of "all potential purchasers of a Lumia 800" then Nokia have lost a lot of sales over leaving out 1 feature.

 

Whatever the overall percentage that will not purchase a Lumia without a FM transmitter - Nokia will certainly sell less Lumia's without it.  That's a fact.

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rich
Posts: 1,394

Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

Like my N8 FM transmitter, but I'm also used to several years of plugging my phone in directly via a jack. So I can survive the Lumia not havng it.

 

Anyway it'll be a constant transition for us all.....

 

http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/03/16/only-mobiles-can-keep-us-moving-says-ford/?cid=ms_converse...

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tzaq93
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Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

I would love to have an new lumia 800 but I can't give up the FM Transmitter and the Sleeping Screen of my Nokia C7. My next phone will be 100% Nokia 808. I don't want to buy a new phone that has less features ( + no microSD, no Mass Storage connection) :smileysad:

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Shoey5
Posts: 229

Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

 

....Or until you buy a car that supports Bluetooth :smileyhappy:

 

As more cars support Bluetooth Intergration, FM Transitters are becoming a dying technology....

 

 

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Infms
Posts: 7

Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

Agreed! My kitchen radio doesn't have a Bluetooth receiver or AUX in. FM receivers are ubiquitous. It's that simple :smileyhappy:

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singhnsk
Posts: 1,111

Re: LUMIA needs an FM Transmitter amongst other things

Actually it is Microsoft which is keeping the FM transmission away. windows phone 8 is already here and it still doesn't supports FM functionality..
To what i know, hardware wise, new Lumia's have the necessary hardware its just software which doesn't support it.
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