09-12-2012 04:06 AM
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  1. snowmutt's Avatar
    Anyone excited for the official HTC announcements? I am really liking the glimpse of what Nokia and Samsung have to offer so far. There have been enough rumors to make me step up and keep an eye open for what HTC has coming. I WANT to believe they will begin to turn around their fortunes by launching great devices for WP 8. I WANT to believe thy can match Nokia in the camera department, have solid devices that still feel great. I WANT to believe their relationship with Microsoft from Windows Mobile days will pay off. I have said they are the third dawg in this race right now, but they are still in it. I WANT to believe they will support their WP 8's and work hard for our money.

    What do you think? Is the minute and a half glimpse of the Samsung ATIV and the hour long Nokia 920/820 (Whatever happened to 910/810? Did they not sound advanced enough so they skipped them?) introduction get anyone excited to see what HTC has?

    I am curious. I hope they get serious and prove me wrong and blow us away.
    09-05-2012 12:18 PM
  2. SnailUK's Avatar
    Like Samsung, I guess they'll take their top of the line phone, and make a wp8 version.

    That said their kit isn't getting that much love on android, so I doubt it will blow anyone away on wp

    Sent from my HD7 T9292 using Board Express
    09-05-2012 12:25 PM
  3. AngryNil's Avatar
    There was that purplish device leaked, which looks interesting. I doubt it's going to pack as much as the Lumia, but I don't mind being surprised.
    09-05-2012 12:34 PM
  4. andrelamont's Avatar
    "Princess Leia: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope"

    HTC is my last hope as

    NOKIA: no external storage support
    SAMSUNG: meh design

    I think if HTC stumbles I will just ride this wave out until June...and be content with 7.8 until then
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    09-05-2012 12:34 PM
  5. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Do you really need external storage support when you have 32gb of storage on the phone? Genuine question, I had 64gb in total on my N97 and never used more than 20...
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    09-05-2012 12:43 PM
  6. Mitlov's Avatar
    My brain likes the Ativ S, but it just can't elicit an ounce of excitement in me.

    I feel really underwhelmed by the Lumia 920...I was expecting much more than software gimmicks from the "Pureview" name.

    HTC, the ball is in your court. Give us a WP8 version of the HTC One X, and make it available with every carrier (not just AT&T...I'm on US Cellular, for the record) and you've got a customer.
    09-05-2012 12:47 PM
  7. andrelamont's Avatar
    "Do you really need external storage support when you have 32gb of storage on the phone?"

    yep, I know I am in the minority with this need, yet it is a requirement for me

    I currently have about 30gb of music and I used to have an iPod Classic 120gb that was stolen from my desk @ work. So I was faced with buying a new iPod or just using my phone.

    I know that on the android side they have micro SD support and I was thinking that if WP8 could support microSD cards I could put all of my music on a 64GB card and that would replace my stolen iPod.

    ( My job doesn't allow employees to user USB drives at work so that option cant work)

    So my options are to buy another iPod and carry two devices to work / home or get a phone that can do both.

    Now I know that some would suggest to stream the music but with the data plan police always lurking around I would get locked up.

    So...yes for us 3%'ters additional storage is important and must have feature.
    willied likes this.
    09-05-2012 12:52 PM
  8. larrynj's Avatar
    I'm interested in it, but certainly not excited.
    09-05-2012 12:52 PM
  9. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Im impressed with Lumia. Yes...really. I like it. But now it will be HTC. If HTC screws up..well, we I have Nokia...

    Ohhh..the good old days. Who would have thought the computer OS in front and the phone in hand will one day be merged together like this...

    Nostalgia at its best. :)
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    09-05-2012 12:53 PM
  10. wolf1891's Avatar
    Do you really need external storage support when you have 32gb of storage on the phone? Genuine question, I had 64gb in total on my N97 and never used more than 20...
    yeah, I don't NEED it... (heck, I've been managing to function more or less with the 8gb on my DVP for the past yr+ now) but, I sure would LIKE to have it there should I find myself looking for some more space. And yes, I know that it would up the price, and I acknowledge that 32gb is more than enough for the vast majority of users...
    09-05-2012 01:17 PM
  11. SnailUK's Avatar
    If you need external storage, get the 820, which does have a microsd slot.

    Sent from my HD7 T9292 using Board Express
    09-05-2012 01:22 PM
  12. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Very fair response from everyone to my question. From my perspective I agree streaming music doesn't work as well no matter what any company wants to believe, but I find that I don't want my entire collection on my phone, I carry around about my favourite 33% of it plus new stuff I get from Zune.

    On a separate note, I'm surprised that an employer not allowing USB drives would allow removable storage/usb enabled devices at all...
    Last edited by JayTBennett; 09-05-2012 at 01:36 PM.
    09-05-2012 01:27 PM
  13. Mitlov's Avatar
    If you need external storage, get the 820, which does have a microsd slot.

    Sent from my HD7 T9292 using Board Express
    Which is a necessity, considering it only has 8 gb (!!!) of onboard storage, a good chunk of which will be used up by the OS.
    09-05-2012 01:44 PM
  14. andrelamont's Avatar
    On a separate note, I'm surprised that an employer not allowing USB drives would allow removable storage/usb enabled devices at all...
    my mistake! no they don't allow any removable storage including CD/DVD. The memory card option would allow me to add additional storage to my phone. With most phone having 8/16/32gb of storage I would run out quickly.

    With my last 2 phone I rarely downloaded any apps but I want to get into the apps and games so that would mean I would need even more storage than the OEM default.

    I sort of like having all of my music b/c I can switch genre and styles whenever my mood changes.
    09-05-2012 01:56 PM
  15. bear_lx's Avatar
    "Do you really need external storage support when you have 32gb of storage on the phone?"

    yep, I know I am in the minority with this need, yet it is a requirement for me

    I currently have about 30gb of music and I used to have an iPod Classic 120gb that was stolen from my desk @ work. So I was faced with buying a new iPod or just using my phone.

    I know that on the android side they have micro SD support and I was thinking that if WP8 could support microSD cards I could put all of my music on a 64GB card and that would replace my stolen iPod.

    ( My job doesn't allow employees to user USB drives at work so that option cant work)

    So my options are to buy another iPod and carry two devices to work / home or get a phone that can do both.

    Now I know that some would suggest to stream the music but with the data plan police always lurking around I would get locked up.

    So...yes for us 3%'ters additional storage is important and must have feature.
    the 820 has micro sd card support
    09-05-2012 01:59 PM
  16. andrelamont's Avatar
    the 820 has micro sd card support
    yeah...but only last gen 800x480 resolution


    can't have both ways I guess :(
    willied likes this.
    09-05-2012 02:21 PM
  17. cckgz4's Avatar
    No

    They aren't going to bring in new apps, new accessories, or a great camera. It's going to be average
    09-05-2012 10:12 PM
  18. Mitlov's Avatar
    No

    They aren't going to bring in new apps, new accessories, or a great camera. It's going to be average
    I think you're right, just not in the pejorative way you meant that. I think that the HTC flagship will basically be a One X running WP8. Its case will be lighter and more ergonomic than the Lumia 920, but more solid and stylish than the Ativ S. In terms of screen, it'll be bigger than the Lumia 920, but higher-quality than the Ativ S. In just about every way, I expect it to fall somewhere between the two extremesof the Ativ S and the Lumia 920.

    And middle-of-the-road ain't a bad thing.
    09-05-2012 10:45 PM
  19. cckgz4's Avatar
    I think it is when the platform could use a lot of programs which is what Nokia is offering. But I digress
    09-05-2012 10:53 PM
  20. Mitlov's Avatar
    I think it is when the platform could use a lot of programs which is what Nokia is offering. But I digress
    Nokia hasn't offered any exclusive software that personally interests me. It may be a selling point for others, but not for me. Just like some people really care about the Ativ S's low weight and others are indifferent.

    Given the HTC One X, I suspect that the HTC 8X will be very, very good. And I still think it will be somewhere between the two extremes of the Ativ S and the 920.
    09-05-2012 11:16 PM
  21. AKA Preluva's Avatar
    Anyone excited for the official HTC announcements? I am really liking the glimpse of what Nokia and Samsung have to offer so far. There have been enough rumors to make me step up and keep an eye open for what HTC has coming. I WANT to believe they will begin to turn around their fortunes by launching great devices for WP 8. I WANT to believe thy can match Nokia in the camera department, have solid devices that still feel great. I WANT to believe their relationship with Microsoft from Windows Mobile days will pay off. I have said they are the third dawg in this race right now, but they are still in it. I WANT to believe they will support their WP 8's and work hard for our money.

    What do you think? Is the minute and a half glimpse of the Samsung ATIV and the hour long Nokia 920/820 (Whatever happened to 910/810? Did they not sound advanced enough so they skipped them?) introduction get anyone excited to see what HTC has?

    I am curious. I hope they get serious and prove me wrong and blow us away.
    I want to see what EVERYBODY is gonna do before I drop the hammer on something. That would definitely include ASUS :D
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-05-2012 11:18 PM
  22. cckgz4's Avatar
    Nokia drive, maps, music, lens, camera extras and new pure view hardware, transit map, etc. does nothing for you? I think you can at least admit that they are bringing some great things to the table. Whether you care or not is something different but we didn't have those things before. And the apps that weren't there that Nokia had to go and fetch? Yeah I just can't buy you completely being uninterested
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-05-2012 11:20 PM
  23. eric12341's Avatar
    I'm curious to know how much of a hit this pure technology in the lumias will have on it's 18xx MaH battery. The Ativ currently has 21xx Mah of battery at least so the HTCs will be on par with that. Plus I saw an article about them being bullish on WP8 which means that they will try harder this time around to support WP.
    09-05-2012 11:46 PM
  24. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I'm curious to know how much of a hit this pure technology in the lumias will have on it's 18xx MaH battery. The Ativ currently has 21xx Mah of battery at least so the HTCs will be on par with that. Plus I saw an article about them being bullish on WP8 which means that they will try harder this time around to support WP.
    U mean HTC?

    Sent from my DROID RaZr.
    09-05-2012 11:49 PM
  25. AKA Preluva's Avatar
    Not to be difficult but....

    Nokia Drive - I'll assume this is some sort of GPS which means it would be a back up since i have a TomTom

    Maps - What's the point? It's WP8 so I'm sure MS is gonna pimp Bing maps pretty hard.

    Music - I have a Zune. Why drain my battery playing music except for Pandora when I forget my Zune.

    Camera - I have a digital camera so don't need or care about it.

    Transit Map - ??

    09-05-2012 11:59 PM
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