11-05-2012, 02:00 PM #126
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I know I am brand new here however I just signed up to add any info I could....
Conversation with my best friend that is an At&t sales rep via text
Me: Any news on my new phone yet?
Him: funny you sent that, we are at training right now.... I think its coming on the 11th
So take that information for what it is, that could mean that pre-orders could arrive on the 9th and in store launch on the 11th but who knows. If he gets any other information I will gladly post it.
I am just as eager as all of you
11-05-2012, 02:36 PM #127
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I don't understand why we should have to wait for sales people to be trained on a phone before they release it for preorders.
People who want to preorder the phone don't need a sales person to show them what it can do. They should be taking orders and shipping them to people who already know what they want.
I personally hardly ever talk to sales people regarding technology purchases and having to wait for one to be trained before getting a device I want is somewhat annoying.
I'm pretty sure what people in the forum want more than anything is a date. Any date. If AT&T came out today and said "Lumia 920 will arrive December 1st" I would be highly irate but at least it would be SOMETHING.
Right now, we have nothing. Any date coming from AT&T would be nice. I feel they have been too silent on this for too long.
- 11-05-2012, 04:08 PM #129
- 11-05-2012, 05:00 PM #130
For reference from a VZW customer (me), all they've offered so far is to put me on their email notification system to alert me about any status updates to their WP8 offerings. Again, I don't know why they won't let me order a phone now if they know they'll be available and in stores before the end of this month.
- 11-05-2012, 06:57 PM #132
- 11-05-2012, 10:42 PM #135
Their lack of organization is killing them. (Nokia's and Microsoft's)
It's baffling how something like this can happen. It's almost 2013 and we still have this crap.
Misinformation, lies, photo fiascos, problems, delays, only 40 phones for Canada, bad firmware for the camera on the 920, exclusive colores, no one cares for Latin América (still not even an announcement), ETC, ETC, ETC.
I am really pissed at Nokia and Microsoft.
You thought with a billion dollars from Microsoft Nokia would have thought this through better.
You thought Microsoft spending 1.5 billion on marketing for Windows 8 could have gotten Windows phones out faster.
That is why Microsoft has become what it is and why Nokia is losing billions.
Even though I would pay 1,000 US Dollars if I could just go to the store that is 1 minute away from my house and pick up a Lumia 920.
- 11-05-2012, 10:47 PM #137
Because I'm in México and there hasn't even been an announcement
No announcement for Latin América!
No unlocked prices for the US
The camera on the 920 is not optimised for well-lit enviroments
No CLEAR release date.
It is clearly Microsoft's and Nokia's fault.
Small availability here and there.
NO BIG A$$ LAUNCH.
No awesome event where you can pre-order 5 days later (Like Apple, and their 5 million phones sold in three days)
I could go on for a few more paragraphs...
Get my picture?
If Microsoft and Nokia would do what they should, we would all have our beloved Lumias right now.
It was announced 2 months ago! That is NOT kewl.
- 11-06-2012, 06:32 AM #138
Not just AT&T. Verizon is similarly non-committal. All this does is make current WP users worry and consider jumping ship, and potential new users forget about "that new Windows Phone thingy" they might have read about weeks ago.
Call me fairweather or fickle, but I, too, have growing doubts about staying on a platform where execution is poor. The whole idea of WP8 was them CATCHING UP to the rest of the industry in terms of modern hardware and apps. But by the S4 chip these devices are using was already non-state-of-the-art when they announced it, and now several S4 pro devices are shipping. Likewise, 1080p screens will become commonplace by next summer, but WP8 doesn't support them.
I already hear the chorus...."we need don't need LagDroid specs for smooth operation on our devices." Sure. But you're still spending 2-3 months of your device's 12 month prime....waiting for the darn thing to actually come out! Same for the 46 of the top 50 apps. That determination was made months ago. Does anyone really think we have 46 of the CURRENT top 50 apps? Or 46 of the top 50 apps around Christmas time?
I love this platform....i do. But nobody wants to be stuck in neutral or first while the rest of the industry flies by them. We have the most modern UI, but virtually everything else is in the Paleolithic era for smartphones and this slow speed is what dooms dinosaurs - even powerful, ferocious, multi-billion dollar ones - to extinction.
- 11-06-2012, 07:10 AM #140
There's plenty of blame to go around. AT&T, Microsoft and Nokia have all mishandled this launch together. It's not just annoying, it's frankly very discouraging. As I've said before, this reminds me too much of the sad history of webOS/Palm/Sprint/HP. The situation is enough to make me reconsider my original plan to upgrade from my Quantum to a 920.
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11-06-2012, 07:32 AM #141
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The official launch with Nokia and Microsoft CEOs will take a place in Moscow today at 18:30 MSK (text and prabably video translation)! And sales already started at 10:00 MSK: $833 for Lumia920 and $666 (well 19990rub divided by 30) for Lumia820! FINALLY! So happy!
11-06-2012, 09:50 AM #142
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- 11-06-2012, 10:03 AM #143
- 11-06-2012, 10:08 AM #144
I'm guessing $149 was the agreed upon price at one point and then some last-minute negotiations got it down to $99.
What I don't get is why the 8X date was held up as well. Obviously with it selling for TWICE the price of the Lumia 920 on AT&T, HTC is in deep doo doo.
- 11-06-2012, 10:24 AM #146
At $99, the 920 really has a chance to gain some ground.
I can't understand why they didn't announce this ONE friggin' month ago.
IM SURE it would have gotten MUCH more hype, the reviewers would have been A LOT nicer to a $99 device and IM SURE it would have gotten a lot of people off the iPhone 5 wagon.
Those executives responsible for these desicions seem very mongoloid.
- 11-06-2012, 10:33 AM #147
The phone clearly wasn't ready a month ago. There have been far too many reviews and hands-on with "pre-production software", and Nokia hasn't really been shipping them in big volume anywhere in the world, as far as I know.