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  1. txaggies07's Avatar
    http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=1841

    Video link on site set to private on YouTube. Hopefully this is some good news.
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    10-22-2012 11:42 PM
  2. TenTwelve's Avatar
    Those rat bastards!
    10-23-2012 12:40 AM
  3. ColeHarris's Avatar
    Nice to see what that exclusivity agreement bought them, thats some top notch marketing there! /s
    hasasimo and Bundalings like this.
    10-23-2012 05:25 AM
  4. pavvento's Avatar
    the video is now public and absolutely worthless.
    10-23-2012 10:23 AM
  5. VagrantWade's Avatar
    the video is now public and absolutely worthless.

    The page changed. His link use to go to a page about all new fall devices. Now it just goes to a Note 2 page.

    *EDIT* Correction it's just further down.
    Last edited by vagrantwade; 10-23-2012 at 11:46 AM.
    10-23-2012 10:26 AM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    So much for going exclusive to get carrier support....:dry
    Xsever and db4williams like this.
    10-23-2012 10:48 AM
  7. chevans920's Avatar
    The page changed. His link use to go to a page about all new fall devices. Now it just goes to a Note 2 page.
    Scroll down, the fall lineup link is still there. Just below the "wireless videos."
    10-23-2012 11:38 AM
  8. mcphersc's Avatar
    This is what concerns me about the Lumia 920 launch. For Nokia to have gone exclusive again is one thing, but for the success of both this phone and WP8 I really hope At&T is gonna market the **** out of this device and their entire WP8/Windows 8 range. Carrier support is going to biggest factor in whether or not WP8 makes it. Definitely going to be paying attention to this over the next few months.
    10-23-2012 11:39 AM
  9. pavvento's Avatar
    It's downright ridiculous that the 920 was announced a month and a half ago and will not have pricing/release or even be available before a product that is announced today (iPads/all other products announced today except the iMac).
    10-23-2012 12:43 PM
  10. Ebaneeezor's Avatar
    It's downright ridiculous that the 920 was announced a month and a half ago and will not have pricing/release or even be available before a product that is announced today (iPads/all other products announced today except the iMac).
    Ya, I agree.. I have heard nothing on the Note II, yet there it is, on the press page as pre-order starts 10/25/12 and a delivery date as well...boooo Nokia, but yes, I am still getting a Cyan one......
    pandalove1027 likes this.
    10-23-2012 05:01 PM
  11. PappesHartley's Avatar
    The way it's been handled has been awful to be honest. I've never given WP much thought until the 920 but now I want something from one of the three parties to explain the BB issue.
    Still getting the cyan 920 though
    10-23-2012 06:03 PM
  12. erasure25's Avatar
    I agree. At this point, might as well just call it a ghost phone. Don't announce a phone and make people wait so long just to get a confirmed release/pre-order date. MS just has a terrible track record for phone releases. I want WP8 to succeed. But they need to get their calendar cleaned up pronto.
    10-24-2012 12:33 AM
  13. chevans920's Avatar
    I agree. At this point, might as well just call it a ghost phone. Don't announce a phone and make people wait so long just to get a confirmed release/pre-order date. MS just has a terrible track record for phone releases. I want WP8 to succeed. But they need to get their calendar cleaned up pronto.
    Is anyone thinking about how carrierers launch these things? Apple is the only dominant figure that can dictate timing (disagree if you want, the proof is in the pudding). Most phones for carrierers (not OEMS) get some sort of true announcement a few days before release/pre order. Seeing is how the 920 is NOT supposed to hit shelves until Nov, we have at least a week to go.

    Why don't we all hold tight for a bit before we hang MS out to dry? Especially since their major W8 (everything) has yet to happen...
    10-24-2012 12:58 AM
  14. pavvento's Avatar
    Is anyone thinking about how carrierers launch these things? Apple is the only dominant figure that can dictate timing (disagree if you want, the proof is in the pudding). Most phones for carrierers (not OEMS) get some sort of true announcement a few days before release/pre order. Seeing is how the 920 is NOT supposed to hit shelves until Nov, we have at least a week to go.

    Why don't we all hold tight for a bit before we hang MS out to dry? Especially since their major W8 (everything) has yet to happen...
    Because MS and Nokia thought it was a good idea to announce the product in the beginning of September but not allow people to actually use the phone because the OS wasn't ready. It doesn't look good when a product is nearing 2 months of public knowledge and still hasn't been handled fully or given a release date/price. And it isn't just carriers, they did the same thing with Surface.
    10-24-2012 08:42 AM
  15. chevans920's Avatar
    Because MS and Nokia thought it was a good idea to announce the product in the beginning of September but not allow people to actually use the phone because the OS wasn't ready. It doesn't look good when a product is nearing 2 months of public knowledge and still hasn't been handled fully or given a release date/price. And it isn't just carriers, they did the same thing with Surface.
    Meh... I see your point, but don't necessarily agree with it...

    Everyone knew that the MS event was going to be held in late Oct. Therefore, it is not unreasonable to expect devices running the WP8/W8 OS' wouldn't be available until then.

    Having said that, what would we have done IF Nokia/HTC/Samsung (yeah, lets not forget they all did the same thing) announced the price 2 months ago? Sat here and over analyzed "is it worth that?" "I can get this much memory for this much money." "The camera tech isn't that valuable." Blah blah blah.

    The internet is always going to have something to complain about.

    And besides, we all should have a pretty good idea of pricing after the whole BB debacle.
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    10-24-2012 09:01 AM
  16. pavvento's Avatar
    Meh... I see your point, but don't necessarily agree with it...

    Everyone knew that the MS event was going to be held in late Oct. Therefore, it is not unreasonable to expect devices running the WP8/W8 OS' wouldn't be available until then.

    Having said that, what would we have done IF Nokia/HTC/Samsung (yeah, lets not forget they all did the same thing) announced the price 2 months ago? Sat here and over analyzed "is it worth that?" "I can get this much memory for this much money." "The camera tech isn't that valuable." Blah blah blah.

    The internet is always going to have something to complain about.

    And besides, we all should have a pretty good idea of pricing after the whole BB debacle.
    I agree with your points, it just seemed like a wasted opportunity to get great PR with the Lumias and then not have anything for 7 weeks. Either that event should have been later or there should have been a stream of info or leaks to keep it relevant.
    10-24-2012 10:48 AM
  17. Reeves's Avatar
    I think the point is...."Stop. Start. Silence" isn't a very good launch strategy for any product you want to build and SUSTAIN buzz on. We've already had "announcements" or "preview events" for both Windows Phone 8 AND the Lumia 920. But then, all parties involved went silent on both for several weeks. Now, we're due to have a final (?) announcement event on Monday, but that's just going to reassure people who were already interested and provide them with details.

    All of the tech journalism oxygen will be taken up by the Surface launch a few days prior, the iPad Mini launch a few days after, the new Nexus devices onsale and the latest version of Android, etc., etc.

    These things (except for Surface) are relatively new. No Windows Phone 8 handset, including the Lumia 920, can say the same. They seem more familiar and older with each passing week.
    10-24-2012 11:19 AM
  18. chevans920's Avatar
    Either that event should have been later or there should have been a stream of info or leaks to keep it relevant.
    100% on this - it could have been done with a little more "bait."

    Edit - This is in reference to the "stream of info" bit.
    Last edited by chevans920; 10-24-2012 at 11:54 AM.
    10-24-2012 11:49 AM
  19. VagrantWade's Avatar
    100% on this - it could have been done with a little more "bait."
    I disagree entirely. It staved people from jumping on the iPhone 5.
    10-24-2012 11:51 AM
  20. chevans920's Avatar
    I disagree entirely. It staved people from jumping on the iPhone 5.
    You're saying dropping more hints along the way would have enticed people to go with iPhone 5? How would knowing more about a superior product drive people to a lesser product???

    I work in marketing, and last time I checked, it didn't work that way.
    10-24-2012 11:53 AM
  21. pavvento's Avatar
    I disagree entirely. It staved people from jumping on the iPhone 5.
    I'm not sure if there is a way to quantitatively prove that. And if it is true, you'd also have to take into account anyone that doesn't buy the Lumia because of the long wait time for legitimate information which is very difficult to do.
    10-24-2012 11:53 AM
  22. VagrantWade's Avatar
    You're saying dropping more hints along the way would have enticed people to go with iPhone 5? How would knowing more about a superior product drive people to a lesser product???

    I work in marketing, and last time I checked, it didn't work that way.
    I'm saying releasing a bunch of press/info BEFORE the iPhone 5 event did a much better job at it. Just releasing small tidbits of information likely wouldn't have built enough immediate hype to do so.
    10-24-2012 12:04 PM
  23. chevans920's Avatar
    I'm saying releasing a bunch of press/info BEFORE the iPhone 5 event did a much better job at it. Just releasing small tidbits of information likely wouldn't have built enough immediate hype to do so.
    Got ya! I was saying a combination of the two would have been better.

    Gotta love the internet :)
    10-24-2012 01:07 PM
  24. xxgatvolxx's Avatar
    I disagree entirely. It staved people from jumping on the iPhone 5.
    That is true I was completely set on getting a new iPhone 5, and the lackluster launch changed my mind, however this is getting pathetic, we are nearing November and we have no idea when its launching, first it was Nov 4, now it apparently is Nov 12. How long before it gets pushed to end of November, if they don't announce it Monday I am just gonna skip the Lumia 920 and get an iPhone 5, might not be the phone I want but it is a phone I can buy instead of waiting 2-3 months after announcement to get.

    The point is if you are gonna convince people to wait you have to deliver and communicate to them why its worth it to wait, if you don't keep up with tech the Nokia 920 is-int even on your radar, and because it has been announced already, the media will just mention it in passing the second time. I am beginning to think that something is up with WP8 that it is int launching with W8, we shall see son enough, this whole launch has been very frustrating so far.
    Last edited by xxgatvolxx; 10-24-2012 at 07:59 PM.
    10-24-2012 07:43 PM
  25. dogfish54's Avatar
    The flood gates will open Monday ..
    10-24-2012 07:54 PM
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