- 10-21-2012, 10:58 PM #3
Because they didn't make one???
In all seriousness, I think HTC are putting a lot of eggs in the Cloud basket. But with all the data plan limitations now, it doesn't seem to be the best move. I agree they need a 32gb. That is one of the major reasons I'm going to Nokia.
Edit: from a US carrier view :). I know there are millions of users out there!
- 10-21-2012, 11:29 PM #8
In all the time I've owned a smartphone, I've never really put music or movies on my device so I have never come close to using up all of my available storage even when I had an 8GB iPhone 4. While I wouldn't opt for the 8GB 8X if Verizon gives us the option, I wouldn't feel handcuffed by the 16GB version.
- 10-22-2012, 12:03 AM #9
Honestly, I'm not too fussed about 16 gigs as I've never even filled up 8. Call me a cloud-storage junkie. Maybe my music collection's just too small? Too much trouble to rip movies from DVDs and Blu Rays? I dunno. It's just never been an issue for me.
But as for 8x vs the Nokia... It's a tough choice for me. Do I want instant gratification HD that I know exists? A smaller OLED screen that I also know exists? Or wait for a possible OLED HD screen later? :P I'm sorry, I just love the pure color you get from OLED.
- 10-22-2012, 12:13 AM #10
The 8X is the flagship phone for T-Mobile -- America's only unlimited 4G network. What better way to extoll the virtues of unlimited 4G than to open up people to the cloud that cannot be effectively used on lesser, more expensive, "capped" carriers? :)
- 10-22-2012, 12:19 AM #11
Mostly, I think HTC is just making it up as they go.
I believe along with Winterfang that a Titan 3 is coming, and it will have all the high end specs. But there is no reason not to offer a 32GB 8X. Why not? Media is the driving force behind smart phone sales, and storage is a huge deal to some people. I still have 7GB left on my Focus S, so not a huge deal for me. But... why just GIVE those sales to the expandable memory of the ATIV or the built in 32 GB of the 920, or worse yet the 810/820/822 options with expandable memory?
- 10-22-2012, 12:24 AM #12
I'm sure AT&T demanded the gimped 8X because they didn't want it to demolish 920 sales.
One look at the thin, svelte, sexy 8X next to the fat, brick-like Lumia 920, and there'd be no comparison... users would choose the 8X overwhelmingly and AT&T likely has to sell a lot of 920s to make back their exclusivity deal. If they could break the legs of the best Windows Phone device for everyday people right out of the gate by trimming storage to laughable levels, it makes the contest less of a challenge for Nokia.
- 10-22-2012, 12:38 AM #13
- 10-22-2012, 12:59 AM #14
HTC wouldn't give AT&T an 8X exclusive deal, and AT&T probably sees the 920 as a way to hook in some new subscribers. But they can't have a non-gimped 8X competing credibly. Or so my thinking goes.
Gotta break the 8X's legs a bit to ensure that it doesn't eat too many 920 sales to compromise profits. If the user goes for a "non-carrier-exclusive" device, it could encourage him or her to look at lower priced service plans with competing carriers.
- 10-22-2012, 02:09 AM #15
Good point has been made by Jay about how higher resolution apps will take up more storage. I'd highly prefer 32GB, just because erring on the side of caution is never that bad. Would be nice to have a few video podcasts and maybe even a movie on my phone at some time or another. On 8GB, I find myself having to micromanage music, podcasts and games.
If AT&T stocks only the 8GB 8X, then I'll be a little surprised. It's only a dodgy pre-order at the moment. If AT&T is asking for 8GB, then that means it thinks it can sell the 8X at a lower price with lower specs and that is how it fits in to the portfolio.
Last edited by AngryNil; 10-22-2012 at 02:23 AM.
10-22-2012, 05:39 AM #16
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Whilst you demand 32GB, it's perfectly possible that actually the vast majority of their customer base is satisfied with 8GB, and actually they can be even more competitive on price with the 8X, by dropping the amount of memory.
Not only that, but they will be able to offer the cheapest 8X on any network.
- 10-22-2012, 06:10 AM #18
10-22-2012, 06:49 AM #19
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HTC 8X+ looks likely if they can do a One X+.
I mean, a possibility of 32GB of storage, LTE, S4 Pro, Super LCD2+, wireless charging and more colours, among others, is there and HTC can milk that opportunity. It's like 'like the 8X? We made it better and call it 8X+!'
10-22-2012, 08:06 AM #20
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- 10-22-2012, 12:11 PM #25
The bias is amazing here at time. Nokia gets taken to task for things like app hogging to exclusives. But yet ask a legitimate question about the lack of storage on HTC and you get apologists and conspiracy theories.