10-31-2012 02:14 PM
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  1. downhillrider's Avatar
    Microsoft doesn't have complete control over carriers and OEMs. Rogers is launching the Lumia tomorrow. It would be far more stupid if Microsoft held the event after Rogers launched it.

    You already know it's launching in November, maximum of four weeks. What is the big deal?
    Well as a 1Gen user 4 weeks is a big deal to me. I passed on the 900 (tough decision but the right one) and was one of the people who thinks WP8 should have been released weeks ago. Not purely for myself but for the overall health of WP. They had a unique oppurtunity with alot of people not sure about the iPhone 5 to really grab some sales and they didnt.

    So now it looks like the earliest AT&T customers will get a WP is the 11th but probably later. Ive been out of contract for a year, just waiting for WP8, sadly even after today there is no date. So I made the decision like 15 minutes ago to buy a Samsung Galaxy S3 in full and save my contact another year and see what happens with the (alleged)Surface phone and see what new phone Nokia and Samsung have later next year. It will be nice to not carry around my WP and iPhone 4s.

    I know 1 person making this decision isnt a big deal, but for a big WP fan it kinda sucks.
    10-29-2012 09:18 PM
  2. Reeves's Avatar
    Microsoft doesn't have complete control over carriers and OEMs. Rogers is launching the Lumia tomorrow. It would be far more stupid if Microsoft held the event after Rogers launched it.

    You already know it's launching in November, maximum of four weeks. What is the big deal?
    I'm befuddled at this reasoning. If it's no big deal, why have an event at all? Why not just run some commercials with the date whenever it's announced like a movie? Or even cheaper, just put out press releases? What does it matter?

    Oh, that's right.....this is a niche operating system that needs to maximize every possible opportunity and asset to succeed in a hyper-competitive landscape. That means laser-focused launches that execute AT LEAST as well as an Apple or Samsung. But that's not the case for any of the hardware devices. And as for the OS, the reviews are good, if not spectacular. But is a good review of a new operating system supposed to sway someone from buying the same iOS and Android devices their friends use? I think not.

    I'm not saying the platform is doomed or I'm jumping ship. But I'm not going to act like today was no big deal and Microsoft hit a home run. They didn't. Four straight WP8-related events with few launch details is a disaster.
    10-29-2012 09:56 PM
  3. VagrantWade's Avatar
    I'm befuddled at this reasoning. If it's no big deal, why have an event at all? Why not just run some commercials with the date whenever it's announced like a movie? Or even cheaper, just put out press releases? What does it matter?

    Oh, that's right.....this is a niche operating system that needs to maximize every possible opportunity and asset to succeed in a hyper-competitive landscape. That means laser-focused launches that execute AT LEAST as well as an Apple or Samsung. But that's not the case for any of the hardware devices. And as for the OS, the reviews are good, if not spectacular. But is a good review of a new operating system supposed to sway someone from buying the same iOS and Android devices their friends use? I think not.

    I'm not saying the platform is doomed or I'm jumping ship. But I'm not going to act like today was no big deal and Microsoft hit a home run. They didn't. Four straight WP8-related events with few launch details is a disaster.

    I would imagine they are having an event because BUILD is also tomorrow?
    10-29-2012 10:09 PM
  4. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Microsoft doesn't have complete control over carriers and OEMs. Rogers is launching the Lumia tomorrow. It would be far more stupid if Microsoft held the event after Rogers launched it.

    You already know it's launching in November, maximum of four weeks. What is the big deal?
    Actually, no, I don't know that. If I wanted a Lumia 920, I don't know when I will get it or how much it will cost. Fail.

    Actually, EPIC fail, because this is the fourth (and supposedly "final") launch event, and we know nothing substantive about the 920 that we didn't already learn at its unveiling MONTHS ago.
    10-29-2012 10:39 PM
  5. VagrantWade's Avatar
    Actually, no, I don't know that. If I wanted a Lumia 920, I don't know when I will get it or how much it will cost. Fail.

    Actually, EPIC fail, because this is the fourth (and supposedly "final") launch event, and we know nothing substantive about the 920 that we didn't already learn at its unveiling MONTHS ago.
    I will get my 920 around Nov 11th and I already preordered it from Best Buy.

    You were never getting a 920. You probably don't even have AT&T.
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    10-29-2012 10:43 PM
  6. AngryNil's Avatar
    I never said the event wasn't a big deal. I said four weeks isn't a big deal. I've been waiting since August for a new device, which, by the way, is coming "end of November" in my country. I'm not alone in such a wait.

    I'm not saying the platform is doomed or I'm jumping ship. But I'm not going to act like today was no big deal and Microsoft hit a home run. They didn't. Four straight WP8-related events with few launch details is a disaster.
    So what do you want them to do? Not announce the OS at all, and leave users and the media to scramble for details from a leaked SDK? Announce the OS through a press release, which no one will read and will get little coverage? They are launching the 920 tomorrow in Canada. They do not have leverage with the carriers.

    Actually, no, I don't know that. If I wanted a Lumia 920, I don't know when I will get it or how much it will cost. Fail.
    You sound like a child here. The device launches in November. You know the device was on pre-order for $150. It's not magically going to cost $300.
    10-30-2012 01:30 AM
  7. anon(5335877)'s Avatar
    Guys if you think AT&T is worse - listen to this: In the UK we don't even know who will stock what phone yet. EE - a new network, 4G, with the most expensive plans (beats even US plans!) is the only option so far for Lumia 920 with exclusivity! So, be thankful at least AT&T is getting it!
    Lol, people here will never be satisfied.
    10-30-2012 01:43 AM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I've had AT&T since it was Cingular. I've never had issues with coverage.

    AT&T always got the coolest new phones, so I've stuck with them since coverage here has been excellent.
    10-30-2012 01:49 AM
  9. DJRedLine's Avatar
    Guys if you think AT&T is worse - listen to this: In the UK we don't even know who will stock what phone yet. EE - a new network, 4G, with the most expensive plans (beats even US plans!) is the only option so far for Lumia 920 with exclusivity! So, be thankful at least AT&T is getting it!
    Phones4U are also getting the L920. But still unsure if they will offer it on other carriers.

    i'm hoping that EE will only have exclusivity on the 4G version. as i'm looking to pick up the L920 on a Voda contract through phones4u.

    Otherwise i will get the 8x through voda direct
    10-30-2012 03:56 AM
  10. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Phones4U are also getting the L920. But still unsure if they will offer it on other carriers.

    i'm hoping that EE will only have exclusivity on the 4G version. as i'm looking to pick up the L920 on a Voda contract through phones4u.

    Otherwise i will get the 8x through voda direct
    So is it Vodafone and EE the only two choices for Lumia 920? I was so hoping that CPW will have it unlocked SIM-free, but that doesn't look like an option anymore.
    10-30-2012 07:50 AM
  11. inteller's Avatar
    those of you who are falling out of contract in the meantime should save your dollars, dump ATT for Straight Talk, and buy the phone from a Microsoft Store (which WAS announced) unlocked when they arrived. Vote with your dollars and next time the major carriers will be more sensitive to customer needs.
    10-30-2012 07:51 AM
  12. brmiller1976's Avatar
    The Microsoft Stores will only sell carrier contract phones, not unlocked ones.
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