All the hassle nokia are putting their potential customers through with this exclusivity and what do they get from their partner? A site half covered with the iphone 5 and the other half not even showing their phone.
Exactly, and also the reason that Nokia/MS need to start allowing their selling points to sell themselves. They cannot rely on salesmen to educate the masses. I see they have been using product placement in TV shows (you may have seen the "P" in the corner of the screens as Hollyoaks starts). Great to have the phones in there, but they could do with allowing a shot of the gif gimmick and other items to find their way in. Or provide a load of examples to other sources like FB or Twitter et al, ie kid opens presents on Christmas day, the gif gimick flips between shots between not knowing the present and the delight of said present. (I'm thinking the present could be a grey 920!). I know this may sound silly and it is the spur of the moment example, but man, they have to create awareness of these things.Phopnes4U are really really, really bad for not knowing anything about the product they are selling. When I was getting my 920 the other day there were a few sales people around and I got talking to them about the phone and asking if there was any demand etc. They said they had a lot of demand, to the point where over 20 people had called in on Friday morning about the Lumia 920 - and the scary thing is they literally had no clue what this demand was for. They haven't been trained, I tried to push them in the right direction, saying it's a windows phone and the 920 is fabled for its low light camera and OIS etc but they didn't have a clue.
Carphone Warehouse on the other hand is a completely different experience. I was in there last week summing up the 820 and they were really giving Windows Phones a push. From what I heard they really knew their stuff and how WP8 was more refined than WP7. They were genuinely excited about the platform and wanted to get others interested in it. If only the exclusivity was with CPW.
That's exactly what I got in Bournemouth. This is such a mess!I went into 2 of my local EE shops this morning and both of them said they were not offering the 920 sim-free or pay as you go and you can only buy them on contracts. They said this was their store policy and that the 'internet rumours' I'd heard were wrong. The guy told me I should try to find a sim-free version from Nokia who he thinks still sell the phones.
That's exactly what I got in Bournemouth. This is such a mess!