810 is thicker, lower res, and has less built-in storage. It's also cheaper, hence the "810 as budget performer." Its resolution and capability is compared roughly to the GS II, which I think is appropriate.
I suspect the only reason T-Mo is selling the 810 is because of its fairly long relationship with Nokia... Nokia skipped over T-Mo for any high-range phones, despite the fact that T-Mo kept selling Nokia Symbian devices (like the Nuron) long after the other three major carriers kicked them out. I'm still trying to figure out why Verizon sells the 822... maybe because Nokia decided to make it look just like one of the ugly old Android handsets of yore? ;)
Anyway, if it sells more Windows Phones, I'm all for it.
I also heard a little rumor that T-Mo and Samsung are going to be announcing some Windows Phone goodness in January. T-Mo is definitely on board as a hard-core WP pusher (at least until they get the next Apple device).
Have u compared the hd7 screen to the Lumia 810\822 screen? Different screen tech. Hd7 was a horrible phone
Former HD7 owner here. The HD7 was not horrible. The screen was not very bright, the power/sleep/wake button was mushy, and the speaker wasn't loud. But that's all the cons, overall a great phone. Never let me down.
Apple's getting hammered by Android. That's not necessarily good news for WP World, but Apple's got to get their pricing stabilized, or they'll get their lunch eaten.
Right now, they have some of the lowest costs of any player in tech because of their crazy supply chain and buying power. They've got plenty of margin they can sacrifice for volume. But right now, they've cut orders for Q1 from 30 to 35 million down to 20 to 25 million.
The channel is also chock-full of iPhone 4 and 4S handsets, something I noticed back when they were posting "record sales." The carriers are going to have to disgorge all those 4-series iPhones somehow. I don't think the Virgin Mobile 4S is doing too well, either, mostly because of price.
The only reason the Lumia 920 is marketed as a high end wp8 is because of the camera.
And the 32 GB of RAM and 4G LTE and much nicer build quality, but yeah. The replaceable battery and SD card on the 810 are nice features too. The 810 is much more pocketable too. I came close to getting a 8xx, if not for the resolution I may very well have done it. Nice phone.
Originally Posted by Optimus82
Resolution? Who cares. This is wp8.
Stop staring at tiles and actually open a web page, watch a movie or look at some pictures and you'll care, believe me. A webpage that is unreadable without zooming and panning on my 900 is perfectly legible on my 920 with no zoom, that makes a big difference for me. Pictures and movies also look far better when pixels are so small and numerous that they melt out of sight.
I know what a high res screen looks like. I've had plenty of android phones with high res including the note. Although eligible without zooming, chances are you will still zoom in to make it comfortable enough to read