10-20-2012, 12:18 PM #26
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It wouldn't be surprising for Verizon to be a little late with their WP8 rollout given the changes needed for the CDMA network. I was not worried for a minute that they would back out. Verizon's decision to pass on new handsets until WP8 probably had more to do with the inability to upgrade than a lack of long term support for windows phone. They have been doing well getting the updates out for the Trophy. Do AT&T customers all have Tango yet?
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- 10-20-2012, 12:30 PM #27
- 10-20-2012, 12:40 PM #28
Ok. So to me it sounds like Verizon's first phones will be the 8X (stylish) and Ativ S (solid reception). I don't think it would be the 822 because if it's like most Nokias, it is both stylish AND solid reception. So maybe the 822 is being pushed back a little.
As for Verizon getting a quad-core 9xx in February, that's great news. The difference in performance may not be that big, but "quad-core" on a spec sheet does help to sell a product. This also allows AT&T long enough with the 920 where they will feel comfortable promoting the heck out of it until Christmas.
The quad-core also allows Verizon to charge full price for the new phone at around the time that AT&T will be cutting the price of the 920.
I know that many consumers don't like it, but if you're an OEM without much mindshare, it's SMART to have exclusivity because of the promotions and commitments that come along with it from the carriers.
10-20-2012, 12:57 PM #31
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Again, I'm not buying the rumors of a 922 with better specs so soon after the release of the 920. It's not the way Nokia has usually handled device releases, and they wouldn't come out with a better device just for one carrier (I understand how big that carrier is, but still).
If they did have a device with improved specs it would come out in Europe first.
- 10-20-2012, 01:05 PM #32
I'm betting on the 8X and 822 at launch, with the Ativ S coming shortly after (Samsung and Verizon do have a strong relationship, after all).
- 10-20-2012, 01:11 PM #34
Maybe if you're only looking at the black with black back plate.
It doesn't have to be a stylishness that you like, but the fact that it can be accessorized with different colored back plates is "stylish."
I hate the splash of color on the speaker on the 8X, but I can still admit that it can be described as "stylish."
- 10-20-2012, 02:44 PM #37
Guess I'm going to hold off on a WP8 purchase till these second wave of WP devices are revealed early 2013 (as well as the Surface Phone). I'm pretty sure my Surface RT will keep me entertained till then. Although I'm going to have to deal with my Focus crashing several times a day ( I think it's cause I dropped it too many times).
- 10-20-2012, 03:34 PM #38
- 10-20-2012, 07:04 PM #41
Talked to my DM a little more. HTC 8X and Nokia 822 at launch. The pictures of the 822 are misleading. He said it's styled like the Trophy but with a bigger screen.
Also, lol@ winning guy thinking a CDMA Samsung phone has good reception
- 10-20-2012, 07:55 PM #45
- 10-20-2012, 07:59 PM #46
Honestabebread and Mr. Macphisto: What are the chances of Verizon allowing early upgrades to WP8 around the holidays? My upgrade is in March, but I am hoping I can get moved up to around Thanksgiving or Christmas. I haven't called customer support and talked to them, I might try this week though.
- 10-20-2012, 09:04 PM #47
I doubt Verizon will be very accommodating as far as early upgrades. I think with a lackluster 822 from Nokia I'm better off waiting till May. I can still get an 8x if that's still the best available.
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10-20-2012, 09:59 PM #48
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I don't mean to display my ignorance..... but does the absence of the ATIV during training mean it won't be on the shelves? We aren't talking about Android handsets, with various skins and different features, the OS should be pretty consistant across all OEMs, right?
Just wondering, without a 9xx on Verizon, I would really like to compare the 8X and the ATIV S.
BTW, thanks honestabebread for the great info! I'm sure there are people who would be none too happy that you are sharing this stuff with us, so thanks for taking the risk!
- 10-20-2012, 11:02 PM #49
EDIT: I can't stress enough how important VzW is making WP8 sound internally. We haven't had this level of hands on training since the iPhone 4. All retail employees are getting 4-5 hours of mandatory hands on training. Serious business here.