A mass of new German Nokia Lumia 930 owners are complaining of what appears to be a pretty unique problem.
According to posters on Nokia’s support forums and popular German Windows Phone forum PocketPC.ch the screens of their 930 handsets flicker when data is transferred on 2G/Edge.
Luca Negro has uploaded the video above demonstrating the effect in action (look particularly at the white part of the page while it is loading), which he describes as “flickering like an old TV Screen.”
If the problem is widespread it is somewhat understandable – 2G data does cause a lot of electrical interference and the handset is relatively thin, reducing the possibility for good shielding. In addition most of us hardly ever use 2G these days in any case.
The fact remains however that many Windows Phone users expected better from Nokia, who after all is rather well known for their smartphone radio expertise.
Thanks Matthias for the tip.