1. Chregu's Avatar
    Morning folks. Looks like t-mo is having a hard time selling this Lumia 925s, as most of its truly savvy customers (like me) anticipated. I did give in and get one for $240 via Newegg, but hey at a price like that, you can deal with the flaws of the carrier itself more comfortably for a weekend phone. Plus it's not like i'm giving up my 8X either...

    I say this because it is interesting these days in the cellphone market. Not sure if people have noticed that the high end market and the upper mid range market have becom saturated. While certain staples like the 5s have sold, even Samsung kinda scaled back in terms of the expectations for the S4. Plus, some folks just aren't upgrading as often because there isn't enough cash to do that. I think the days of the S2 & S3 and iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 + 4S crazy sales numbers are gone...and when OEMs misread the market - YOU APPLE WITH YOUR iPHONE 5C - they get punished for it.
    I think the market also becomes saturated because there is just no real progress anymore. The differences between a Galaxy S4 and a Galaxy S5 don't really justify spending 700 $ or whatever it will cost.
    03-19-2014 09:00 AM
  2. hope4wp's Avatar
    The only android device I'd like is the Vertu Ti
    03-19-2014 09:07 AM
  3. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Yup. We ALL know you're itching for the next Huwaei WP 8.1 high end device...
    It a beautiful device.
    03-19-2014 09:09 AM
  4. Chregu's Avatar
    The only android device I'd like is the Vertu Ti
    Never heard of it, but I read this very entertaining article now:

    Vertu TI Review: My Weekend with an $11,000 Android Phone | Digital Trends

    What I liked the most:

    Siri and Google Now feel like cheap knockoffs when compared to a real human being helping you out.
    Personally I think this thing is ugly as hell.
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    03-19-2014 09:15 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I think the market also becomes saturated because there is just no real progress anymore. The differences between a Galaxy S4 and a Galaxy S5 don't really justify spending 700 $ or whatever it will cost.
    Precisely. That's why for me, the last time i bought a device for $US500+ was my Z Ultra...and before that, was the HTC Kaiser MANY MANY years ago. It's just not worth it to be an early adopter anymore. My banking friend (the same one who i gave my Touchpad to) and I always talk about being smart consumer shoppers. If you don't really need all the extra bells and whistles, a lot of last year's flagships are still very good buys at this point. Most people don't upgrade as much, and that's why i tell folks who ask me that you pick a phone that will get the most out of what you want for today and for a while. Don't get caught in the hype of being a first adopter unless you're doing a true upgrade...
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    03-19-2014 09:20 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It a beautiful device.
    As much as some people mock Huwaei, they do have 1 feature on WP8 I really like: their capacitive buttons change colors to match the current accent color you're using. That's nice.
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    03-19-2014 09:23 AM
  7. Chregu's Avatar
    As much as some people mock Huwaei, they do have 1 feature on WP8 I really like: their capacitive buttons change colors to match the current accent color you're using. That's nice.
    You don't really get them in Switzerland.
    03-19-2014 09:26 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Never heard of it, but I read this very entertaining article now:

    Vertu TI Review: My Weekend with an $11,000 Android Phone | Digital Trends

    What I liked the most:



    Personally I think this thing is ugly as hell.
    LOL! This is just a talking piece. The sexiest high end phone like this I've ever seen are these:

    Nokia 8800 Sirocco review: Luxury redefined - GSMArena.com
    Nokia 8600 Luna review: Cast in glass - GSMArena.com (my personal favorite)
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    03-19-2014 09:28 AM
  9. Chregu's Avatar
    LOL! This is just a talking piece. The sexiest high end phone like this I've ever seen are these:

    Nokia 8800 Sirocco review: Luxury redefined - GSMArena.com
    Nokia 8600 Luna review: Cast in glass - GSMArena.com (my personal favorite)
    At least they look good if you don't mind the outdated screen and form factor. :)
    03-19-2014 09:34 AM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I went on a nostalgia trip and looked atsome of the old school phones i used to own...man, i am almost tempted to go get a Sony Ericsson k810 again...
    03-19-2014 09:36 AM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    At least they look good if you don't mind the outdated screen and form factor. :)
    And the fact that if you use them in many developing countries, dropped calls and signal issues are NOT a problem. These are where Vertu comes from...great looking luxury phones, even though the OS is run of the mill. They are rich eye candy indeed.
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    03-19-2014 09:37 AM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Yup, i was reminded on my nostalgia trip why i wanted to get a Nokia N86 8MP. Man, cool stuff indeed...
    03-19-2014 10:44 AM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    Weather is good, I think I call it an early day and go for a run as I couldn't go this morning.
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    03-19-2014 10:53 AM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    Precisely. That's why for me, the last time i bought a device for $US500+ was my Z Ultra...and before that, was the HTC Kaiser MANY MANY years ago. It's just not worth it to be an early adopter anymore. My banking friend (the same one who i gave my Touchpad to) and I always talk about being smart consumer shoppers. If you don't really need all the extra bells and whistles, a lot of last year's flagships are still very good buys at this point. Most people don't upgrade as much, and that's why i tell folks who ask me that you pick a phone that will get the most out of what you want for today and for a while. Don't get caught in the hype of being a first adopter unless you're doing a true upgrade...
    Heck, a good mint condition used iPhone 5S is a good buy 4 months after it comes out! Why pay $700 for a 16GB device? The best phone by far that I have bought and used it extensively is my $85 Lumia 810:-)
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    03-19-2014 11:25 AM
  15. worldspy99's Avatar
    I went on a nostalgia trip and looked atsome of the old school phones i used to own...man, i am almost tempted to go get a Sony Ericsson k810 again...
    I still have my Sony Ericsson w810:-) And since it is unlocked, I have used it in DK, FR, DE, PL, ZA, UAE:-)
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    03-19-2014 11:27 AM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    There only one device that I want with windows phone 8.1 on it, I think most of you know what im on about. ;)
    I know it is the Karbonn or Micromaxx dual boot Android/Windows 8.1 device:-)
    03-19-2014 11:28 AM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I still have my Sony Ericsson w810:-) And since it is unlocked, I have used it in DK, FR, DE, PL, ZA, UAE:-)
    I liked the w810. Good stuff. I went browsing and saw that one the old used electronic stores I dealw ith has a Nokia N8...i'm going to look at it after work and may grab it. After all, it is still one of the best camera phones of all time...
    03-19-2014 11:47 AM
  18. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I'm into the whole smart watch thing. If the trend of carrying big phones gets out of hand and we start needing watches to use them. What's stoping them from making an accessory just to use the watch


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    03-19-2014 11:49 AM
  19. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I'm looking at the 925 ... That's a good price for the 925


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    03-19-2014 11:50 AM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I liked the w810. Good stuff. I went browsing and saw that one the old used electronic stores I dealw ith has a Nokia N8...i'm going to look at it after work and may grab it. After all, it is still one of the best camera phones of all time...
    I did like my N8 when I had it. Took a really nice picture. The sad part was the lack of support for it. Symbian was in it's death throws at the time. Oh well.
    03-19-2014 11:51 AM
  21. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Only 2 more weeks till build. I wonder what new things they will have . Maybe they will surprise us with sdk for smart watches and smart glasses ( thought I don't need them ) and maybe smart shoes :o?


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    03-19-2014 11:51 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm into the whole smart watch thing. If the trend of carrying big phones gets out of hand and we start needing watches to use them. What's stoping them from making an accessory just to use the watch

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    You're missing an 'o' in your signature. It should read - I think too much.
    03-19-2014 11:52 AM
  23. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I did like my N8 when I had it. Took a really nice picture. The sad part was the lack of support for it. Symbian was in it's death throws at the time. Oh well.
    I was to little to use Symbian but I can only infer that Symbian was a very good os


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    03-19-2014 11:52 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Only 2 more weeks till build. I wonder what new things they will have . Maybe they will surprise us with sdk for smart watches and smart glasses ( thought I don't need them ) and maybe smart shoes :o?

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    If MS doesn't get support going for wearable tech they'll be left behind. I believe BT4.0 is a key step but having an open enough OS is the other. This is where MS has failed with it's OS. Way too locked down.
    03-19-2014 11:53 AM
  25. sahib lopez's Avatar
    You're missing an 'o' in your signature. It should read - I think too much.
    Ops ..... I guess I forget to look over my spelling : p


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    03-19-2014 11:53 AM
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