- 10-10-2012, 10:14 AM #1
I have a prediction that the 8X will be a big seller simply because it's a cool looking phone that will be available on 3 of the 4 big US carriers. What do you guys think?
Note: There's not a lot known about the ATIV S carrier availability as of this post. Perhaps the ATIV S can impact my prediction but we'll have to wait and see.
- 10-10-2012, 10:20 AM #2
it will likely be my choice if a 920 variant is not available on Verizon. i have no choice BUT to go with Verizon, based on coverage in my area, and from what i've seen, i prefer that phone over the Ativ, as of right now.
10-10-2012, 10:41 AM #5
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If all the carriers are stocking the 8X, i can't imagine they will be that bothered about advertising it, so its down to just how much HTC advertise the phones, i'd hope their tie in with Microsoft should help hugely with that.
Same with training, if the sales staff get decent training on WP8 and some sort of incentive to sell a WP8 device, instead of an Android device, then the 8X will do well.
It'll be very interesting to see the sales figures of 920, 8X & Ativ S after the first month.
10-10-2012, 10:48 AM #7
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If Nokia truly doesn't supply the 920 on any other major carrier, I can see the 8X being a huge success.
For those on ATT, like myself, the 920 is the clear choice, no matter what anyone says, its the phone to beat. But I know many people on other carroers who love, and I mean LOVE the 8X, begging me daily when its coming out (I'm the authority of my friends on WP). I imagine my 920 will be outnumbered by the 8X's in my group.
But honestly, I'm ok with that, It'll make me, and the 920, that much more unique. Obviously business wise that's a terrible outlook, but consumer wise, I love it.
- 10-10-2012, 10:52 AM #8
- 10-10-2012, 10:58 AM #9
I think the one x advertising is excellent but the they still have lackluster sales. Hopefully the 8X will find a way to draw people in. Being on Verizon I may be forced to get an 8X myself but am hopeful of a 920 variant by May.
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- 10-10-2012, 11:04 AM #11
- 10-10-2012, 11:24 AM #12
Agreed. The 8X will probably be the top seller all across the board if the 920 does indeed remain exclusive to AT&T. Makes it that much clearer why Microsoft was pimping it instead of the 920 as the "flagship" WP8 device.
- 10-10-2012, 11:33 AM #14
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- 10-10-2012, 11:38 AM #16
On that note, I'm no HTC "fangirl" before you toss that label onto me. Never owned a single HTC phone in my life.
- 10-10-2012, 11:50 AM #18
I said the idea originated by HTC fanboys and verizon customers. No one called you an HTC fangirl. Take a pill and chill.
Show me one actual link to anyone stating anything about the 8X being the "flagship phone of Microsoft" that isn't on some crappy low end website or a forum.
- 10-10-2012, 11:56 AM #20
You should be able to give at least one example to prove your point that it is the flagship WP8 device according to Microsoft.
Microsoft was there to promote both the Lumia 920 and the 8X. The 8X just happened to come after the Lumia event.
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10-10-2012, 12:08 PM #24
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He's right, I believe the word Microsoft used was 'signature' although I may be wrong. They worked very closely with HTC hence why these phones are being known as "Windows Phone 8X" and "Windows Phone 8S". It's mostly to combat the fact that right now people are more aware of the Lumia brand than of Windows Phone
- 10-10-2012, 12:09 PM #25
Ironically, in Windows Phone World, HTC 8X is the Samsung Galaxy S III (e.g. available everywhere) while the Lumia 920 is the One X (a great handset available only on AT&T).