05-30-2011 08:26 AM
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  1. dago240sx's Avatar
    I really hope something happens this week I have till Friday to return my iPhone. I almost just wanna return it now and wait for the trophy to get released but I don't wanna be phoneless. So is the 12th still just a hear say date or what.
    05-09-2011 02:42 PM
  2. Adiliyo's Avatar
    We should know tomorrow if the 12th is a go.

    I have enough confidence in it that I've put my iPhone on eBay though, so don't let me down vzw.

    I cant go back to my storm! ;)
    05-09-2011 03:00 PM
  3. malachijd's Avatar
    I just went to my non-corporate verizon store and all they had was they knew the name but no release date. No big surprise there but still I wished there was something they knew.
    05-09-2011 03:36 PM
  4. malachijd's Avatar
    over 10,000 views nice
    05-09-2011 03:56 PM
  5. gibbyhome's Avatar
    OMG,
    Does Verizon really hate microsoft ? to just have the phones show up with no announcement, or even training for the store reps ?
    WT?
    05-09-2011 04:22 PM
  6. dago240sx's Avatar
    I don't know if they hate wp7 or what I have called a couple people today and all I got was they won't know until it is launched. But I'm going to return my iPhone as we speak and use my peice of s*** fascinate until this thing is launched I really am not liking the iPhone. I want wp7 so bad Im really hoping for the 12th.
    05-09-2011 04:33 PM
  7. aximtreo's Avatar
    Went into both corporate stores close to me this morning. Mind you, I wanted to play the sympathy card to see what I could find out. I broke my leg and ankle in mid Feb. and am still wearing a boot and using a walker. I purposely parked in the HC space in front of both stores.

    I went in and said that rumor has it the WP7 phone would be introduced this week and I wanted to see if I could get one early since getting out and about is not so easy. When I said WP7 phone, I got the deer in the headlights look. Both store managers said they knew it was coming but didn't know when and did not have stock in the store as yet. This included the intro signs to put up and none of the accessories they would normally have.

    I left thinking that May 12 is a good date but maybe not 2011. I was really left with an empty feeling.
    05-09-2011 04:54 PM
  8. malachijd's Avatar
    yeah basically that's how I felt leaving the verizon store. Maybe the 19th would be a better date :*(
    05-09-2011 05:31 PM
  9. Adiliyo's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it will be silently released like the inc2 was.

    If theres no news tomorrow, then I'll start to worry

    Store reps did get training on the platform pushed out to the
    Last week.
    05-09-2011 05:48 PM
  10. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    To answer some of your points: out of all the phones Verizon carries, very very few have any kind of elaborate intro to the public. Just like someone else mentioned, this phone will just show up with little to no fanfare. It's no diss towards Windows or its users/followers, its simply how our business is conducted. As I said much earlier in this thread, the phone and gadget websites blow phone releases in to something they are not. As far as reps not knowing about it, I'm one of less than 5 people in a building full of over 200 people that know anything about this phone. We have had Windows 7 training, but it wasnt model specific.When its a low key phone launch, there is very little info passed on to the reps. So the reps and managers aren't stupid, they truly don't know.
    05-09-2011 07:28 PM
  11. Adiliyo's Avatar
    To answer some of your points: out of all the phones Verizon carries, very very few have any kind of elaborate intro to the public. Just like someone else mentioned, this phone will just show up with little to no fanfare. It's no diss towards Windows or its users/followers, its simply how our business is conducted. As I said much earlier in this thread, the phone and gadget websites blow phone releases in to something they are not. As far as reps not knowing about it, I'm one of less than 5 people in a building full of over 200 people that know anything about this phone. We have had Windows 7 training, but it wasnt model specific.When its a low key phone launch, there is very little info passed on to the reps. So the reps and managers aren't stupid, they truly don't know.
    i think all most of us want is a press release that just states when the phone will go on sale, which they seem to have done for most devices.

    i agree that store reps and even managers are usually not a good source of information, especially for devices and features that aren't part of the focus of verizon's marketing at the moment (read, anything that isn't android) but for the average consumer, it's the only point of contact we have. :(

    one more day!!
    05-09-2011 07:38 PM
  12. gibbyhome's Avatar
    To answer some of your points: out of all the phones Verizon carries, very very few have any kind of elaborate intro to the public. Just like someone else mentioned, this phone will just show up with little to no fanfare. It's no diss towards Windows or its users/followers, its simply how our business is conducted. As I said much earlier in this thread, the phone and gadget websites blow phone releases in to something they are not. As far as reps not knowing about it, I'm one of less than 5 people in a building full of over 200 people that know anything about this phone. We have had Windows 7 training, but it wasnt model specific.When its a low key phone launch, there is very little info passed on to the reps. So the reps and managers aren't stupid, they truly don't know.
    I remember when the KIN Was released by verizon and they had tons of press, they even had a launch party, in fact the verizon store at the mall in marlborough mass just removed the sign that they had for the KIN at christmas time, which the kin was no longer beeing sold ..

    and you see motorolla droid and xoom stuff all the time advertising for them ?
    I'm not asking for banners I just think being silent means something ...

    I understand you point, its just hard for me to buy knowing that sprints CDMA has been out for what ? 2 months ? verizon is a much more powerfull company than Sprint, they could of had their WP7 out before Sprint.. I just don't have a very good feeling about what is going on..
    05-09-2011 08:53 PM
  13. Grubish360's Avatar
    I think we all need to just take a breather. Chill out for a couple of days, and wait for Thursday. If nothing is said by Thursday, then, by all means, FREAK OUT!
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    05-09-2011 10:48 PM
  14. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    I remember when the KIN Was released by verizon and they had tons of press, they even had a launch party, in fact the verizon store at the mall in marlborough mass just removed the sign that they had for the KIN at christmas time, which the kin was no longer beeing sold ..

    and you see motorolla droid and xoom stuff all the time advertising for them ?
    I'm not asking for banners I just think being silent means something ...

    I understand you point, its just hard for me to buy knowing that sprints CDMA has been out for what ? 2 months ? verizon is a much more powerfull company than Sprint, they could of had their WP7 out before Sprint.. I just don't have a very good feeling about what is going on..
    All the Blackberry fanatics wanted the same thing when the Storm 2 was about to be released and it never came.
    05-09-2011 11:01 PM
  15. Adiliyo's Avatar
    Verizon only has launches for what their marketing considers a high profile device, which at the moment Windows phone isn't for them. If the platform continues o grow as projected and a nokia flagship device comes out later for Verizon you can bet theybwill throw some marketing behind it.

    But the quiet release is normal for Verizon, they didn't push most android devices aside for the ones under their own droid brand. But look at most blackberry devices, the pixi, heck even the incredible 2 was released with no fanfare.

    I just want to know when I can get my phone! Ifnits a press release, a showing on the website, or a carrier pigeon, I don't care :P
    gibbyhome likes this.
    05-09-2011 11:51 PM
  16. malachijd's Avatar
    Well still no news. I just like most people want something. Anything so I can walk in to the verizon store and say look at this...I want it...Get it for me
    05-10-2011 12:23 AM
  17. Adiliyo's Avatar
    Well still no news. I just like most people want something. Anything so I can walk in to the verizon store and say look at this...I want it...Get it for me
    right now, i'd say no news is good news, since news this late would probably be about a delay.

    tomorrow can't come soon enough! and thursday really can't be here fast enough :P
    05-10-2011 02:11 AM
  18. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    Verizon only has launches for what their marketing considers a high profile device, which at the moment Windows phone isn't for them. If the platform continues o grow as projected and a nokia flagship device comes out later for Verizon you can bet theybwill throw some marketing behind it.

    But the quiet release is normal for Verizon, they didn't push most android devices aside for the ones under their own droid brand. But look at most blackberry devices, the pixi, heck even the incredible 2 was released with no fanfare.

    I just want to know when I can get my phone! Ifnits a press release, a showing on the website, or a carrier pigeon, I don't care :P
    That's what I've been trying to tell people!
    05-10-2011 07:49 AM
  19. malachijd's Avatar
    Well wireless vet you still hearing thursday?
    05-10-2011 08:07 AM
  20. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    Well wireless vet you still hearing thursday?
    Nothing has changed. My contact would have told me so. All I can do is repeat what I've said, there's not going to be a news conference by the President over this.
    05-10-2011 08:17 AM
  21. Pack34's Avatar
    Nothing has changed. My contact would have told me so. All I can do is repeat what I've said, there's not going to be a news conference by the President over this.
    So, it would just show up on the Verizon's website at some point during the day today or tomorrow and then we should see a few in the stores on Thursday?
    05-10-2011 08:23 AM
  22. malachijd's Avatar
    well I was hoping to see something today but I guess it'll just pop up thursday and I'll just have to order it then cause I'm pretty sure my local store isn't going to have it
    05-10-2011 08:28 AM
  23. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    well I was hoping to see something today but I guess it'll just pop up thursday and I'll just have to order it then cause I'm pretty sure my local store isn't going to have it

    It may be today, I wasn't given a date as to when it will appear on the website, just the actual release date. I'm certain this person would let me know if it's changed.
    05-10-2011 09:12 AM
  24. swantonsoup's Avatar
    Wait, the President will or will not announce this phone?
    05-10-2011 09:14 AM
  25. Pack34's Avatar
    Wait, the President will or will not announce this phone?
    Will not. I have a feeling that if we'd see him it would just be an appearence at the Mango event on the 24th to show that all the major carriers were now on board. As WV said earlier Big Red does not consider this to be a significant peice of hardware so it'll launch quietly.
    05-10-2011 09:24 AM
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