02-01-2014 01:31 AM
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  1. dkediger's Avatar
    From a certain perspective, this whole series of insider leaks, Verizon web site leaks, and now merch display fubar, is all some pretty good comedy. Dark comedy maybe, but still.
    01-26-2014 02:28 PM
  2. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    The Moby **** of smartphones.


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    01-26-2014 02:28 PM
  3. california86's Avatar
    That picture could have been taken anywhere. I'll believe that was in an American store when I see a sworn affidavit.
    I used to work at a Fry's Electronics. Knowing the caliber of the average Fry's employee, I wouldn't put it past them to put something on display that wasn't yet supposed to be.
    01-26-2014 07:48 PM
  4. donebrasko's Avatar
    From a certain perspective, this whole series of insider leaks, Verizon web site leaks, and now merch display fubar, is all some pretty good comedy. Dark comedy maybe, but still.
    yeah this got to be the worse handling of a phone release ever. I understand that we shouldn't listen to rumors of release dates. Its the fact that this phone had been leaked out at a ridiculous rate:
    Verizons own website posted it last week.
    Clearly a store or stores have the dummy phone
    China has working phones
    Mexico has had a siting
    Picture after picture has shown up

    I know its not done on purpose but shouldn't that make it even worse?
    01-26-2014 11:06 PM
  5. DavidinCT's Avatar
    yeah this got to be the worse handling of a phone release ever. I understand that we shouldn't listen to rumors of release dates. Its the fact that this phone had been leaked out at a ridiculous rate:
    Verizons own website posted it last week.
    Clearly a store or stores have the dummy phone
    China has working phones
    Mexico has had a siting
    Picture after picture has shown up

    I know its not done on purpose but shouldn't that make it even worse?
    The only thing that shows to be is they were about to release it and then they delayed it for some reason. Maybe a bug or another issue ???

    Anyway about it besides all leaks, it has not been officialy anounced so according to Verizon AND Nokia the phone does not exist at this point (well, that is their official standpoint on this phone as CSRs cant talk about unreleased phones).

    I agree, it's been a major screw up.. I'm sure it's been worse than this in the past but, yea, this is a pretty big screw up...
    01-27-2014 07:45 AM
  6. IdemanEric's Avatar
    The only thing that shows to be is they were about to release it and then they delayed it for some reason. Maybe a bug or another issue ???

    Anyway about it besides all leaks, it has not been officialy anounced so according to Verizon AND Nokia the phone does not exist at this point (well, that is their official standpoint on this phone as CSRs cant talk about unreleased phones).

    I agree, it's been a major screw up.. I'm sure it's been worse than this in the past but, yea, this is a pretty big screw up...
    It's not very plausible to deny a product exists when 4 billion Chinese, some random dude in Mexico and some kid at Frys all possess the thing.

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    01-27-2014 09:46 AM
  7. jgraves1107's Avatar
    My Verizon store has it but they have not been trained and no date for release is set. Problem may actually be the same thing the 928 suffered from and all the Nokia devices. It freezes. Nokia seems to have an issue with the touch display software that keeps stopping. That said my 928 has been kicking **** now for 3 wks no freezes. If Nokia black isn't working properly Verizon is not going to release it.
    01-27-2014 10:00 AM
  8. wintrmte's Avatar
    My Verizon store has it but they have not been trained and no date for release is set. Problem may actually be the same thing the 928 suffered from and all the Nokia devices. It freezes. Nokia seems to have an issue with the touch display software that keeps stopping. That said my 928 has been kicking **** now for 3 wks no freezes. If Nokia black isn't working properly Verizon is not going to release it.
    Huh? Your Verizon store has the phone? I was in mine this weekend and they gave me the blank stare when I asked about it. The gal even looked it up and had no record of it in the system.
    01-27-2014 10:55 AM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Huh? Your Verizon store has the phone? I was in mine this weekend and they gave me the blank stare when I asked about it. The gal even looked it up and had no record of it in the system.
    His Verizon store doesn't have it either, don't worry. He appears to of either become a delusional negative nancy or a troll.
    01-27-2014 11:05 AM
  10. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    His Verizon store doesn't have it either, don't worry. He appears to of either become a delusional negative nancy or a troll.
    I'm always shocked at the percentage of rumors on this forum come from speaking with someone at the store.

    Frankly, these stores, particularly the franchise stores, employ a huge percentage of morons that don't know a damn thing about anything. There are of course exceptional, bright employees, but they're the exception. That more people don't take what the 22 year old jerkoff at the Verizon store told you with a grain of salt surprises me. The amount of flat-out wrong things I've heard them say when I've been in stores is amazing, but they neither know this nor care.
    01-27-2014 11:25 AM
  11. IdemanEric's Avatar
    Huh? Your Verizon store has the phone? I was in mine this weekend and they gave me the blank stare when I asked about it. The gal even looked it up and had no record of it in the system.
    Why even ask a store associate ANYTHING. Their "advice" and general knowledge is laughable. It's like when you go to buy an amplifier and the guy says "wattage is everything." Thanks but no thanks.

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    01-27-2014 12:38 PM
  12. jgbstetson's Avatar
    My Verizon store has it but they have not been trained and no date for release is set. Problem may actually be the same thing the 928 suffered from and all the Nokia devices. It freezes. Nokia seems to have an issue with the touch display software that keeps stopping. That said my 928 has been kicking **** now for 3 wks no freezes. If Nokia black isn't working properly Verizon is not going to release it.
    oh pray tell, which store would that be?
    01-27-2014 12:41 PM
  13. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Why even ask a store associate ANYTHING. Their "advice" and general knowledge is laughable. It's like when you go to buy an amplifier and the guy says "wattage is everything." Thanks but no thanks.

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    Not all but some of these Reps at the stores really are clueless when it comes to WP. To be fair, the one I spoke to Re the 928 a few months back, was very knowledgeable and had positive things to say about it.

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    01-27-2014 02:04 PM
  14. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    Verizon isn't denying anything. They don't deny it exists...nor that it does.
    01-28-2014 06:15 AM
  15. joe_easton's Avatar
    One thing I have learned is that Verizon is much more intentional about launch dates than other carriers. They do not rush any phones into the market. They do the proper testing and then time the device in a way that they can properly promote without promoting on top of another device. This is more true with flagship phones.

    So I suspect testing or marketing to be the issue. People that frequent sites like this are often too anxious because we hear about the phones so far in advance.
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    01-28-2014 06:22 AM
  16. donebrasko's Avatar
    If that's the case they don't have a problem having the iPhone ready. That's two ios phones in a year. Apparently they are releasing one Windows phone a year so how hard can it be to have it ready. There is no pattern to this. The longer they take the closer it gets to 8.1 which would make the phone that much older. If its true att has a 6 month hold I would love to be told that. At some point it has to be mentioned by Verizon. At least out of respect of the customer. I doubt its marketing because they are only going to push it for two weeks and forget about it.
    02-01-2014 01:31 AM
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