- 09-23-2012, 01:31 PM #1
Will you wait for it? Who cares, im getting a WP8? If you dont get it soon will it impact your decision on getting a WP8?
For me personally if I dont get it soon I will consider getting something else, I love my Samsung focus but those little issues like the disappearing keyboard and no one really does anything about it. I called at&t and all they could tell me was to buy a new phone, I emailed at&t and they said call at&t. It doesn't come down to I want the latest update but I want my phone to not have those little issues which there are fixes for them and no one does a thing about them. My contract with at&t is almost up, I will decide when that comes.
On another note sorry if it sounds like I have bad English but it took me like 20 minutes to type this up due to my keyboard disappearing every other word.
09-23-2012, 02:23 PM #2
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Just in case you haven't done it, have you tried doing the force update trick to get the update? I've heard that many people have gotten around AT&T and received the update doing it.
- 09-23-2012, 05:50 PM #3
I will be buying a Lumia 920 immediately when available for purchase (hopefully pre-order). That said, I'm keeping my TITAN around as a backup and for demonstration, so I'm anxious about getting 7.8 as soon as possible.
09-23-2012, 08:47 PM #6
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- 09-23-2012, 08:54 PM #7
It won't affect me getting another WP device, but getting updates in a timely manner is a biggie for some people. MS need to show they can get a update out timely. I have had trouble updating since the pre-Nodo update.
That's one area when apple has pure dominance in. Updating everyone at once. It may get harder for them since they now have several phones out now using the same OS.Goodbye Dooley! You will NOT be missed!:@
Bring back the WeeeeeBeeeeaaarrrr
09-23-2012, 09:02 PM #8
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I have an unlocked Lumia 900 and will be buying a 920 from Rogers the day it becomes available. Off contract (I don't deal with that contract BS anymore).
Now my 900 is a Rogers branded phone but it is unlocked. Unfortunately it is difficult and costly to get an unbranded unlocked phone here in a timely fashion. I suppose I could flash an unbranded ROM on it using the Nokia software, but we'll see.
As for the 7.8 update, I am going to be keeping my 900 for awhile unless my dad or his gf want a new phone, then I'll sell it to them. But I am very interested in seeing what 7.8 has to offer. Assuming Rogers takes their bloody sweet time with the update, I'll likely use Nokia's software to flash the branded 7.8 ROM onto it.
- 09-23-2012, 10:20 PM #9
I actually am with Telus, and I got my update about two weeks after the news made the rounds here. I was happily surprised.
But I'll wait and see with 7.8 because I don't think I'll get a WP8 device for about a year, and I'm pretty happy with my 800 as it stands.My next phone...
- 09-24-2012, 06:31 PM #13
Yeah I'm still under contract, so a little delay on 7.8 for me won't make much difference. I'm staying with WP. But, on the other hand, I don't think MS should delay the release any longer than necessary, simply for the PR we can provide for them.
- 09-25-2012, 12:55 AM #14
But honestly don't expect WP7.8 till next year. WP8 will come out 1-2 months before! guaranty,
some reliable sources around the net even claim that MS decided to Come out with WP7.8 After so many people where complaining about not getting the WP8 update, meaning WP7.8 is not ready yet and Wont be before wp8.
the way I see it , WP7.8 is a favour MS is doing to does who got the Lattes WP7.5 phones.
the only reason you would do this is because your RTM has placed you in a Latter Que then others. it just puts you to the front of the line. nothing more.
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- 09-25-2012, 01:04 AM #15
It's not a big deal to me. I'm happy with 7.5.
I'll probably wait until sometime next year to get a new WP8 device.
I'm not in a hurry for a new device or a new update, since I'm happy with what I have now.
09-25-2012, 02:47 AM #18
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It is quite important for me even though I don't own a 7.5 phone
Im hoping that with the release of WP8, prices for lumia 800's will come down even more, so I can pick up a super cheap 800 as my backup phone.
After spending the last month using the backup phone I have now, Im telling myself, never again..
09-25-2012, 02:58 AM #19
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Hmm WP 7.8 is very important to me as I still have a year before my contracts end. After that im so gonna get a Nokia lumia. Bb Samsung. U crap! I think WP 7.8 will come in Nov -Dec . I hope it will be before Christmas haha
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- 09-25-2012, 01:27 PM #21
I'm looking forward to the resizeable tiles, but I love my phone the way it is.
I'm not buying a WP8 phone anytime soon, just got my Lumia 5-6 months ago. If the 920 had been a little more amazing, as in not bigger and heavier than the current 900, that might have tempted me to buy a new one earlier, but as it is I can definitely wait for 7.8 and hang on to my Lumia 900.
A 920 that was a little even smaller and lighter than the 900, but with the upgraded memory, resolution etc (I couldn't care less about wireless charging) would have had my money burning a hole in my pocket.
Not that excited about Samsung and HTC's offerings so far. They are encouraging, but I haven't seen anything from anyone yet that comes close to making me want to spend 100's of dollars to get a new phone before my contract ends.
I'm optimistic that by the time I'm ready in a year or so there will be some more attractive choices. I'd really like to stick with Nokia ideally, so I hope they come to their senses and make a less gigantic phone that still offers 720p resolution and isn't just a budget model.
If not, I'm going to have some tough decisions to make....
- 09-25-2012, 02:02 PM #23
Microsoft needs to pull an FU with the carriers on 7.8 and force it out to everyone's phones. Within 7.5 it is such a fragmented mess because of shtbags like ATT. Tango is AWOL for most phones on ATT after they promised they would release tango to fix the keyboard.
- 09-25-2012, 02:09 PM #24
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