View Poll Results: How many new phones do you think will be released in the U.S. by year's end?
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- 09-21-2011, 09:45 PM #1
So, I've been keeping up with WP7 since...well, since it was first announced. I still have my ol' Imagio (WinMo 6.5) running on its last leg. I'm available for an upgrade on Verizon and my contract ends 11/27 (and yes, I am counting the days). I've used the Trophy and it is great and all (I even convinced my sister to buy one), but I'd rather put up with this phone and get a second-gen WP7 as soon as they come out.
I've been wondering, how much will the marketplace change before 11/27? Surely AT&T will have their three announced phones by then, right? I doubt Verizon will still have anything new, although they better have announced something by then.
To sum it up, I've been looking to the future for over a year now, trying to see what my next phone would be and now that I'm getting close, I'm getting antsy not knowing what'll be out then.
Here's my bet:
AT&T-3 released phones
T-Mo-1 released phone
Verizon-1 announced phone
Sprint-1 announced phone
Anyone else want to take a shot in the dark? Mind you, this is only for fun. I'm simply trying to pass the time until I get my hands on some Mango-y goodness. Please, no fighting about carriers. :)
- 09-23-2011, 12:17 PM #2
Of course it is all theoretical at this point, but it's fun to guess.
- 09-24-2011, 10:57 PM #3
Yea I agree with BurnEthanol, I think every carrier will have atleast one phone. I'm not sure if this is a trend or not, but it'd be cool if hardware came out only during each new release. That way you could buy a phone and have the latest and greatest for 6 months, until the next update. With Android you can buy a phone one week and have it obsolete the following week. Their phones are evolving too quickly to be locked into a 2 year contract.
Look at AT&T. We've had the same 3 phones since WP7 launch. We'll get a few more phones for Mango, but I think that might be it until Apollo. Personally I think this trend is best for consumers. What do you guys think?
- 09-25-2011, 02:07 AM #6
I'll have to agree with Sinime on the Nokia rumor. Nokia seems to have the US on the back-burner for now. I don't think we'll see a Nokia phone in the US until next year. I guess we'll see at Nokia World October 26-27.
I honestly do not see Verizon getting a new mango phone until next year, either. There wasn't a WP on their Q4 roadmap (which doesn't mean everything, but still), and there hasn't been even the slightest glimmer of hope that they are getting one yet. I see Verizon dragging its feet again until about February-April, when I bet they'll go all-in. I say this because Verizon is starting to come around to WP7, but they aren't the biggest risk-takers, and probably won't dive in until they can actually start seeing returns.
I think I'll still stick with my initial guess for now, but I'm still hoping for a Verizon phone by 11/27. :)
- 09-25-2011, 03:00 AM #8
Six sounds about right, but I voted eight because I'm not going to entirely discount the potential of Nokia coming through with handsets for a couple of different carriers. Probably just wishful thinking on my part, but a kid can dream, can't he?
- 09-25-2011, 08:10 PM #11
I think that Nokias mid range goal is to for once and for all get a firm fotthold in the US NA market with WP If they are truly all in they have yo be present id a strong way in the US market as well as everywhere else. We might not like all the WP's they are going to offer but if they are in low medium and high end range they should be putting out several in each tier every year
- 10-09-2011, 02:05 AM #12
It has been two and a half weeks since I created this post. Anyone have any different perspectives now? I'm actually still going to agree with my initial guess.
Also, what about international carriers? I'm not very well read on any of them (I can name them, but that's about it...), so anyone want to fill me in?
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- 11-20-2011, 02:06 PM #21
I just talked to a Sprint guy yesterday and he said he's not heard of any new WP7 phones coming in the near future. I half way believe him since he was also the guy who told me back in the beginning of the year they were getting the iPhone before October.
- 11-20-2011, 04:52 PM #22