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    I got my HTC TITAN II on release day and I still LOVE it. But you know us, we want the latest and greatest.

    With that said, are you guys getting a Windows 8 phone? If so the 920 or 8x?? Or any of the other ones?

    I'm not eligible for upgrade yet so I am probably sticking with my TITAN II and hoping for 7.8 to come out soon. But once I am eligible I thinking I'm leaning towards the LUMIA 920.

    Hopefully us original die hard windows phone users will get taken care of...
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    I don't buy phones often, as I can't justify paying hundreds of dollars for something I already have that works. I had my last phone for a little over 5 years, until the Windows Phone Challenge came along.

    I am also saving quite a bit using Straight Talk, and I would not want to doubble my bill by signing up for a contract.

    If for some crazy reason I had to buy a new WP8, I would 100% go with the Lumia 920. HTC has lost me as a customer. Anyway, if my phone did break, I wouldn't spend more than $200 (and that is high) for a new phone. So, a WP8 would be out.

    While I always love to have the newest technology, I am practical, and there are just some things that I personally can't justify upgrading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banjaboo View Post
    I got my HTC TITAN II on release day and I still LOVE it. But you know us, we want the latest and greatest.

    With that said, are you guys getting a Windows 8 phone? If so the 920 or 8x?? Or any of the other ones?

    I'm not eligible for upgrade yet so I am probably sticking with my TITAN II and hoping for 7.8 to come out soon. But once I am eligible I thinking I'm leaning towards the LUMIA 920.

    Hopefully us original die hard windows phone users will get taken care of...
    When looking at the size measurements between the Titan 2 and the 920, It would seem that that they are similar in size. The Titan is actually measured to be thicker than the 920. Which kind of has me convinced that the 920 would be the phone to get. Weight means nothing much to me. I loved the size of the HTC Titan 2 and the thickness wasn't bad either. I think the Titan 2 measured 13mm thick while the 920 is 10.7. I'm an HTC head, but the 920 is looking better everyday. Especially for the price.
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    I'm thinking of getting a WP8 phone but I don't want to sign a new contract with at&t. I'll probably just pay the $449 and get the new HTC. I checked out both the Nokia and the HTC at my local store and prefer the HTC over the Nokia. The same was true with the 900 and Titan 2. I started out with the 900 then switched to the Titan 2. In my opinion it'
    s a better phone. I'm not a hurry to get a new phone since my Titan 2 is like brand new and let's face it, does pretty much everything that the WP8 phones will do.......with a bigger screen...right??
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaj324 View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a WP8 phone but I don't want to sign a new contract with at&t. I'll probably just pay the $449 and get the new HTC. I checked out both the Nokia and the HTC at my local store and prefer the HTC over the Nokia. The same was true with the 900 and Titan 2. I started out with the 900 then switched to the Titan 2. In my opinion it'
    s a better phone. I'm not a hurry to get a new phone since my Titan 2 is like brand new and let's face it, does pretty much everything that the WP8 phones will do.......with a bigger screen...right??
    I looked at both at my local store also. I thought the 920 felt better in the hand and the 8X was too small for me. And you are right, our BEAST the TITAN II can basically do everything WP8 can do. Hopefully we get 7.8 in the near future.
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    I am leaning towards the lumia 920, I had a L900 and had all kinds of issues with it. The 8x screen is pretty tight and the camera I think takes better day shots, the L920 low light camera is great!

    The Main reason why I am leaning towards the 920 is because of the Nokia Apps.
    I am thinking of buying the phone full price.

    The only other factor is if Facebook releases an instagram app for windows phone. I wouldn't be surprised if it was part of the lumia collection of apps...but I wanna wait because HTC or Samsung could pick that app up.

    The only other factor is the 920 has 32gigs of memory which should be the lowest available now, the 8x for the same price has 8 gigs, and for $100 more you can get the 16gig version...

    It will probably be the Yellow 920.
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    I ended up getting a Black Lumia 920
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    I ended up getting a Black Lumia 920
    Let me know what you think about it after a few days.... Was it worth it? Is it that much of a change from the TITAN II?
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    I went ahead and got a blue 8X
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    I went ahead and got a blue 8X
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    That's wassup, let me know how you like it after a few days of use. Doesn't it feel alot smaller than the TITAN II? Let me know if it's worth it and what so different with everyday use compared to the TITAN II a.k.a the BEAST lol
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    Why is no one talking about the Samsung Ativ S that seems to be the next Beast phone.
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    I will. So far it has been good, a little weird at first but good.


    Quote Originally Posted by banjaboo View Post
    That's wassup, let me know how you like it after a few days of use. Doesn't it feel alot smaller than the TITAN II? Let me know if it's worth it and what so different with everyday use compared to the TITAN II a.k.a the BEAST lol
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    Just waiting for the Samsung Ativ S biggest screen Windows Phone the next Titan now this is gonna be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dante501 View Post
    Just waiting for the Samsung Ativ S biggest screen Windows Phone the next Titan now this is gonna be great.


    Oo yeah? I haven't heard much about it. When does it come out? I'll have to do some research on this phone... Thanks for your input!
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    If the 8x had more than 16gigs of memory I would have bought it
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    I was a fellow Titan II owner, still have my Titan II. Just bought my 920 a week ago and love it. Reason why I went Nokia this time around was because, Nokia Apps, Camera and support. I got hung out to dry with the whole Tango & HTC owners debacle with AT&T. Seems to me Nokia supports there phones quickly and for a long time, heck they still support their Symbian owners.

    Titan II was great though I loved the 16MP camera. Lastly, reason why nobody is talking about the Ativ S is because it's not available anywhere (well anywhere in the U.S.) and if it is the only carrier onboard seems to be Verizon.
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    Don't get me wrong I think the lumia 920 is a great device but I do like the metal silver look of the Ativ S more and the 4.8 inch screen and removable battery and memory is a advantage the Lumia 920 does not have. Ativ S supposedly be out December
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    @dante, Those are good points, I find that the wireless charging is a gimmic, what isn't a gimmic is the Nokia Section of the Marketplace as well as getting updates first. I always found that HTC and Samsung are the step-brothers of Windows Phone. Never getting any updates or when you do it is later than everyone else (focus, Titan) My Titan II thou was one of the best Phones I have ever owned. THe 920 is even better, one of the best call qualities I have ever had on a cell phone. The screen is amazing and battery life is decent (because I set up the phone to last longer).
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    [B] that's what I agree with I still have a focus s absolutely great Windows Phone. I always was gonna get the Titan 2 problem is no updates I don't even think it got the keyboard issue fixed at least on the focus s thank to root u where able to install hacks for it or even push the update. Problem is that att is holding the update back since the international Titan does has 7.8 I wish the Titan 2 would have came to Europe this was like the best windows 7 with the focus s that never saw a bright future what is a shame. Specially the Titan 2 has no support what is a shame I would so love to get one but no fix for the keyboard on no 7.8 is kinda the deal breaker. I am waiting for the Ativ S it will be available in Amazon UK Dec 13 for 449 pounds around 650 dollars what actually is cheaper then the lumia 920 sells for it goes for around 550 pounds like almost 800 dollars [B]


    Here is also a review on the Samsung Ativ S




    and also this one

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    Those are the biggest drawbacks for Titan 2, no support from HTC or AT&T. It's also the reason I'll be going Nokia for my next phone. I do like the look & features of the AtivS (screen size, removable battery & expanded memory) but no apps or upgrades from Samsung either). I'm probably going to wait and see if 7.8 comes along (fingers crossed) for the Titan 2, if not probably the 920.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lantern20 View Post
    Those are the biggest drawbacks for Titan 2, no support from HTC or AT&T. It's also the reason I'll be going Nokia for my next phone. I do like the look & features of the AtivS (screen size, removable battery & expanded memory) but no apps or upgrades from Samsung either). I'm probably going to wait and see if 7.8 comes along (fingers crossed) for the Titan 2, if not probably the 920.
    True sadly Samsung and HTC didnt do much in the US to upgrade their devices but then again i wonder if it is more Carrier issue since the international Titan and also the Samsung omnia w got updated to 7.8 and also the HTC Radar adn Mozart and the HTC HD7 so yeah the international once got it. And i think it is ridicolous that one of the finnest WP7 phones never got an update the TITAN 2. And true Nokia probably gets all the Updates. i still gonna go with the Ativ S since it is in most Reviews the Best Windows 8 Handset and the Screen size alone plus the Removable battery and memory is just something you cant go without and sinze the Ativ S is gonna be around 100 Euros less then the Lumia 920 plus has a bigger screen and the removable storage and battery it would be almost crazy not to go with it at least here in Europe where updates not controlled by Carriers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dante501 View Post
    True sadly Samsung and HTC didnt do much in the US to upgrade their devices but then again i wonder if it is more Carrier issue since the international Titan and also the Samsung omnia w got updated to 7.8 and also the HTC Radar adn Mozart and the HTC HD7 so yeah the international once got it. And i think it is ridicolous that one of the finnest WP7 phones never got an update the TITAN 2. And true Nokia probably gets all the Updates. i still gonna go with the Ativ S since it is in most Reviews the Best Windows 8 Handset and the Screen size alone plus the Removable battery and memory is just something you cant go without and sinze the Ativ S is gonna be around 100 Euros less then the Lumia 920 plus has a bigger screen and the removable storage and battery it would be almost crazy not to go with it at least here in Europe where updates not controlled by Carriers.
    See this is one if the reasons why I don't get Microsoft's pricing and how they handle things. International Titan 2 and Samsung Omnia got updates and received Tango. Here in the U.S., AT&T literally sat on the update and never released it that's why some had to root it and some either got it way later or never at all. Carriers dictate the phones here for some odd reason which I feel gives a bad interpretation to the company than to the carrier. In Europe it seems phones have more freedom with updates and calling their own shots.

    Lastly, the pricing structure is weird as well. Here the Lumia 920 is cheaper
    At $449.00 off contract which I believe is $100.00 cheaper than the 8X. And is unknown with the Ativ S. So I'm guessing it's market depending.
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    This is the US ebay pricing for the Ativ S. And there wasnt a international Titan 2 i believe just the first one. I may stay corrected if there is one.

    samsung ativ s | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewayz8 View Post
    Lastly, the pricing structure is weird as well. Here the Lumia 920 is cheaper
    At $449.00 off contract which I believe is $100.00 cheaper than the 8X. And is unknown with the Ativ S. So I'm guessing it's market depending.
    The $449 is still subsidized, Nokia is doing this to get it into more hands.

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