03-27-2012 07:23 PM
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  1. thepickupbear's Avatar
    US At&t's Nokia Lumia 900 available on Sunday April 8th ~ Nokia For Us

    I dunno the website so not sure if its reliable? BTW, NOK stock has tanked since start of MWC, sucks!
    Ha, I came to post the April 8th link. I think Nokia stock price being low is good! Time to buy! commit to the future of Nokia & WP! :D
    03-06-2012 04:22 PM
  2. Drivingrain's Avatar
    US At&t's Nokia Lumia 900 available on Sunday April 8th ~ Nokia For Us

    I dunno the website so not sure if its reliable? BTW, NOK stock has tanked since start of MWC, sucks!
    sigh....
    03-06-2012 05:42 PM
  3. Alteran195's Avatar
    US At&t's Nokia Lumia 900 available on Sunday April 8th ~ Nokia For Us

    I dunno the website so not sure if its reliable? BTW, NOK stock has tanked since start of MWC, sucks!
    Really? That would be just rediculous... Why would Nokia want to launch at the same time as the titan 2?
    03-06-2012 10:17 PM
  4. jfa1's Avatar
    There has been absolutely nothing about the US launch since they announced it.

    I also find it hard to believe that they were that far from a production model at CES, given how solid everything on the phone looked. Its really not THAT different from the 800 spec wise, all it has is the front camera, LTE, and a bigger screen... Also, given the fact that there are now april release times for other countries, they cant wait to long for this "US AT&T exclusive phone" or it will only be exclusive for what? A couple weeks?
    It just went through the FCC review process last week so its darn close to release I would say. SXSW would be a nice jump off ! I was hoping it would be on the shelf on March 18 but April 1 would be the next likely date if not the 18th. The Note is really big they have one at Sams for 278.88 w contract!
    03-06-2012 11:05 PM
  5. Alteran195's Avatar
    US At&t's Nokia Lumia 900 available on Sunday April 8th ~ Nokia For Us

    I dunno the website so not sure if its reliable? BTW, NOK stock has tanked since start of MWC, sucks!
    It just went through the FCC review process last week so its darn close to release I would say. SXSW would be a nice jump off ! I was hoping it would be on the shelf on March 18 but April 1 would be the next likely date if not the 18th. The Note is really big they have one at Sams for 278.88 w contract!
    One can only hope that we'll hear something soon... And the note is just to damn big... Barely can call it a phone. I also find it funny that they advertise the stylus as a selling point.
    03-06-2012 11:16 PM
  6. Drivingrain's Avatar
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    03-07-2012 06:35 AM
  8. grossitch's Avatar
    I'm surprised, but happy to see this! Below is a link to the windows phone site, which now has the Titan II and the 900 as coming soon. How is the Titan II supposed to get 11 hours battery life compared to the 900's 7? Both have LTE, but the TII has a bigger screen and a smaller battery. Maybe Nokia is underestimating the battery life?

    I guess they could still release the phone on the 18th and just starting the real marketing blitz a week or two later?



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    03-07-2012 08:03 AM
  9. jmerrey's Avatar
    Once again, this large circle of pseudo professional tech news websites has created a monster. A few posts above proves the point. Drivingrain posts a link to a new story, and then validates it with another link, which is the same story being recycled.

    Say it over and over enough, and it becomes fact.
    03-07-2012 08:10 AM
  10. Drivingrain's Avatar
    Once again, this large circle of pseudo professional tech news websites has created a monster. A few posts above proves the point. Drivingrain posts a link to a new story, and then validates it with another link, which is the same story being recycled.

    Say it over and over enough, and it becomes fact.
    Agree. That's why I dont understand why NOK or ATT wouldnt say something. Instead, NOK/ATT sits back and lets others create and nurture the "monster".
    03-07-2012 08:21 AM
  11. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    I like every part of your answer except for this last line. Dont write off the consumer like that. All three companies have sat back gingerly and permitted a March 18 expectation to be set in the market. The consumer has every right to walk if NOK/MSFT/ATT fails to meet those expectations.
    I agree, I may have been reaching with that comment. I think unless you have already found something you really want (iOS, Android) or even another WP, I don't think the people who are set on buying this will be detracted. But, I know that audience is few, and they really need to catch the eyes of those passing by and then lure them in to a purchase, not head-scratching and vague answers (I am talking to you, AT&T stores!)
    03-07-2012 11:38 AM
  12. thepickupbear's Avatar
    The thread is up to 4 pages, I think the hype might still have a pulse, not dead yet :)
    03-07-2012 11:43 AM
  13. jgschwandtner's Avatar
    4G LTE iPad on sale starting Mar. 16 on AT&T and Verizon. Sounds like that's why AT&T had them delay the launch. Now, to when?
    03-07-2012 12:52 PM
  14. Angkorthom's Avatar
    Apple knows how to launch a product! Announcement march 7th go on sale march 16th! Nokia/AT&T/Microsoft please take notes!
    03-07-2012 02:09 PM
  15. Angkorthom's Avatar
    I've been patiently waiting but I'm getting annoyed! Lumia 900 or iPhone 5! 4s?
    03-07-2012 02:12 PM
  16. Drivingrain's Avatar
    4G LTE iPad on sale starting Mar. 16 on AT&T and Verizon. Sounds like that's why AT&T had them delay the launch. Now, to when?
    Apple knows how to launch a product! Announcement march 7th go on sale march 16th! Nokia/AT&T/Microsoft please take notes!
    ...no kidding...

    March 18 or bust
    03-07-2012 03:12 PM
  17. thepickupbear's Avatar
    Beyond AT&T and Nokia, there's a third party here that has not only taken my money, but stayed mum too...Where is the Microsoft Store in all of this? We know they can get phones early, we know they can negotiate special deals....will they be able to honor the 18th when AT&T can't? I have a feeling the weekend of the 18th that AT&T is gonna have other things on its mind....
    03-07-2012 05:03 PM
  18. jmerrey's Avatar
    This thread cracks me up...and I quote, "will they honor the 18th when AT&T can't?"

    What are you talking about? Honor what, the rumors? The internet is filled with shabby reporting and speculation repeated so many times that it becomes fact. Show me one place that AT&T, Nokia, or Microsoft gave the date "March 18th." And anyone who thinks it's their responsibility to respond to every rumor is wrong. It's our responsibility as intelligent human beings to understand the difference between rumor and fact. Of course, it's not always that easy. Like the Tommy Lee Jones said in Men in Black, "A person is smart; people are dumb, panicky animals." (maybe someone else said that too, who knows...)
    Yes, it would be nice if we were given a firm release date, but that didn't happen. Since we don't have a firm release date we can either:
    1. grasp whatever straws we have, and get mad when rumors don't become fact
    2. patiently wait for the release, and if it's March 18, be pleasantly surprised

    In regards to Apple, you don't think there's a reason they are the best in many people's eyes? It certainly didn't happen by accident.
    threed61 and toasterthegamer like this.
    03-07-2012 06:19 PM
  19. Drivingrain's Avatar
    Show me one place that AT&T, Nokia, or Microsoft gave the date "March 18th." And anyone who thinks it's their responsibility to respond to every rumor is wrong. It's our responsibility as intelligent human beings to understand the difference between rumor and fact.
    If there turns out to be negative consequnces to this for NOK or ATT or MSFT...then your point of view would not fly with any of the company's management and it would especially not fly with their respective BODs (esp NOK). They've sat back and gingerly let others set a critical expectation about their product. If the launch date is March 18, then no harm at all and it's a non-issue; that much we agree on.

    If not and they've known the release date has been in question...then it's very bad business. I can see the Board meeting now where the MD reacts and uses your defense, "Oh, but I didnt set the expectation, these internet rumors did". That quote, which is essentially the defense you've used, is sufficient to get any executive with a PR budget of more than $1 fired.
    03-07-2012 06:34 PM
  20. jmerrey's Avatar
    Unfortunately you are right in many respects, the world is filled with overreacting consumers who seem to make the most noise.
    03-07-2012 07:13 PM
  21. fogel35's Avatar
    If there turns out to be negative consequnces to this for NOK or ATT or MSFT...then your point of view would not fly with any of the company's management and it would especially not fly with their respective BODs (esp NOK). They've sat back and gingerly let others set a critical expectation about their product. If the launch date is March 18, then no harm at all and it's a non-issue; that much we agree on.

    If not and they've known the release date has been in question...then it's very bad business. I can see the Board meeting now where the MD reacts and uses your defense, "Oh, but I didnt set the expectation, these internet rumors did". That quote, which is essentially the defense you've used, is sufficient to get any executive with a PR budget of more than $1 fired.
    That second paragraph nails it. Nokia and Microsoft lost the messaging angle of the device. They lost it to the internet ether and the carriers. Clearly they felt the need to show off this device before it was truly ready. Now they lost the initiative and some of the buzz of the device to other companies. Heck they stole some of their own hype by leaking AC/DC and Prodigy.

    Apple doesn't show off alpha/beta equipment and say it is coming out in the months ahead or 1st or 2nd quarter. They show the device, what it does, and when you can buy it ( which is normally in a week or two ). They strike quick while the internet is still buzzing.

    I can't believe this is too hard of a template to follow:
    1) Have a finished product
    2) Show it off
    3) have the logistics and supply chain ready
    4) collect money

    Am I missing anything?
    03-07-2012 07:41 PM
  22. SouthpawJosh's Avatar
    This thread cracks me up...and I quote, "will they honor the 18th when AT&T can't?"

    What are you talking about? Honor what, the rumors? The internet is filled with shabby reporting and speculation repeated so many times that it becomes fact. Show me one place that AT&T, Nokia, or Microsoft gave the date "March 18th." And anyone who thinks it's their responsibility to respond to every rumor is wrong. It's our responsibility as intelligent human beings to understand the difference between rumor and fact. Of course, it's not always that easy. Like the Tommy Lee Jones said in Men in Black, "A person is smart; people are dumb, panicky animals." (maybe someone else said that too, who knows...)
    Yes, it would be nice if we were given a firm release date, but that didn't happen. Since we don't have a firm release date we can either:
    1. grasp whatever straws we have, and get mad when rumors don't become fact
    2. patiently wait for the release, and if it's March 18, be pleasantly surprised

    In regards to Apple, you don't think there's a reason they are the best in many people's eyes? It certainly didn't happen by accident.

    Bulls-eye. Spot on with everything. No company is ever obligated to comment on rumors to either confirm or deny. Every article that ran the road map leak with March 18 did in fact mention that it was rumor until confirmed and of course dates are always subject to change until you get the confirmation.
    03-07-2012 07:50 PM
  23. Alteran195's Avatar
    I'm intrigued that the coming soon page for AT&T wasn't for the new iPad, ole fully that's good news for us.
    03-07-2012 11:05 PM
  24. Drivingrain's Avatar
    I'm intrigued that the coming soon page for AT&T wasn't for the new iPad, ole fully that's good news for us.
    AT&T has updated....it's the Ipad. Shoot.
    03-08-2012 02:40 AM
  25. Alteran195's Avatar
    AT&T has updated....it's the Ipad. Shoot.
    No it's not, the first page is the iPad, but the second bullet point is still the cominG soon page.
    03-08-2012 07:26 AM
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