Hey guys, I just chatted briefly with my friend who is a store manager for a Verizon location near me. He just had his training yesterday, and basically told me the same as whats been reported, 8x and 822 at launch.
However, he ALSO said they were told they ARE getting a Samsung WP8 soon as well, but no release date, model info or price was provided yet. He said he'd keep me posted.
I realize it's not much to share, but thought I'd throw it out there. Not sure if this will be a version of ATIV S, prepaid model, or something else completely...
I hope my manager friend is right too. All I did was ask him how training went and if he found anything out. His exact reply was, "not too much new, other than Verizon will have three Windows 8 phones, HTC (8X), Nokia (822), and Samsung."
When I asked him if they gave him any details on the Samsung, he said no specifics were given, but that Nokia and HTC would be at launch for sure, Samsung wouldn't.
Im hoping maybe by Black Friday? You would think Samsung and Verizon would want it out for the holidays if possible.
And as someone else mentioned, Samung isn't about exclusives these days, they are all about getting it on as many carriers as possible and selling as many as possible... even if it means tweaking a design element here and their for carriers (GS2).
I want a Note 2 but the price tag is too much to afford. Also Verizon stuck it's logo on the home button. They were real hung ho about getting their name on the front of that device. I wish they would make a simple logo instead of having their name on everything.
It's silly holding such a big device up to your face, but I use up maybe 200 minutes a month and a majority of them are on speakerphone anyway. I would gain way more use out of it for games, internet, ect.