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  1. jlangner's Avatar
    09-20-2012 04:22 PM
  2. BotanicalStig's Avatar
    and might go for $199 on contract. Nothing has been officially confirmed on the matter for the time being
    Seemed like a random guess to me. I don't think this phone would be $200 on contract. I see it more in the $100 or $150 price point, but that's just me.
    09-20-2012 06:01 PM
  3. Major's Avatar
    Even if this launches at $199, if Nokia launches the 920 at this same price point, the HTC is not going to last at $199 with a smaller screen and only 16GB storage with no expansion. I don't see any WP8 phone launching for more than $199, so....
    09-20-2012 06:58 PM
  4. jlangner's Avatar
    Even if this launches at $199, if Nokia launches the 920 at this same price point, the HTC is not going to last at $199 with a smaller screen and only 16GB storage with no expansion. I don't see any WP8 phone launching for more than $199, so....
    I am just hoping the no contract prices are $499 or less :(

    I think you over estimate most buyers. The ones that come to forums like these, I would agree 100%. I'd be shocked if most girls want the biggest screen possible. I know my daughter would probably pick more by the phone color and the cutsey tiles and not too big. We all know the phone specs, etc...I would bet 75% that buy a phone no nothing of 80% of the specs we discuss, drool over
    09-20-2012 08:02 PM
  5. PG2G's Avatar
    I was expecting it to be less, considering it isn't much different than the One X. Though I guess the One X started at $199 and came down due to poor sales.
    09-20-2012 08:27 PM
  6. odin09's Avatar
    CNET has it listed at $199. I think that is too high when you are trying to lure new users to a largely unknown o.s.

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    09-20-2012 08:28 PM
  7. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Even if this launches at $199, if Nokia launches the 920 at this same price point, the HTC is not going to last at $199 with a smaller screen and only 16GB storage with no expansion. I don't see any WP8 phone launching for more than $199, so....
    HTC launched the One X at $199 on AT&T and dropped the price to $99 when the Galaxy S III sold better.

    However, I don't think the 920's capability alone is enough to push HTC to cut pricing. If the 920 is a carrier exclusive on AT&T, they might cut the 8X to $99 on AT&T, but not on Verizon and T-Mo, where it would be the top-rated WP.

    In addition, I doubt many people with T-Mo or VZW would switch to AT&T just to get a phone.
    09-20-2012 10:34 PM
  8. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    Based on the 399 price tag at Unlocked Mobile, I would predict the 8X would cost around roughly $400 unlocked and that it would launch at $99 to free on contract at each carrier.

    It doesn't really matter that the 8X will be some carriers' only WP. The carriers care about phone sales and not the OS. WP8 alone won't help the 8X fly off shelves relative to Android offerings like the One X. It may actually remain at a slight disadvantage.

    Also, the 8X is only 4.3". Despite some claims that 4.3" is large enough for a "flagship", consumers are still unlikely to pay more for a smaller device. (Just because I'm full from a 6" Subway doesn't mean I'll pay the same price as the 12".) Galaxy Note > Galaxy S for a reason.

    $200 for the 8X is too high a prediction, especially when we already know the European prices. The 8X should be the Lumia 710 of WP8.

    (I realize that this may appear competitive pricing prediction for a phone with a Snapdragon S4; but, we are right before the launch of S4 Pro. Also, similar to the Lumia 710, WP have always had extremely competitive specs at midrange prices.)
    Last edited by Sentimentgx4; 09-21-2012 at 04:10 AM.
    09-21-2012 04:04 AM
  9. brmiller1976's Avatar
    It could be possible that the 8X is $199 all-in (full non-contract price)... ;)

    /wishfulthinking
    09-21-2012 08:48 AM
  10. Shark87's Avatar
    I would guess that its $99-149 on contract. Can't forget that the 8S will also be going to the same carriers, so it(the 8S) probably be Free-$49.
    09-21-2012 09:34 AM
  11. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    09-21-2012 10:55 AM
  12. Honestabebread's Avatar
    I'm guessing $200 for L900, $150 after a $50 mail in rebate for 8X, Ativ S $200, L820 for $50 after a $50 rebate, and 8S free after rebate. Verizon pricing predictions
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    09-21-2012 09:22 PM
  13. Winterfang's Avatar
    That's the S :P.

    I'm not changing contract until March so this phone might be 99 or 50 bucks by them, which would be awesome for the price =D. If the next big thing won't be out by then.
    09-21-2012 09:56 PM
  14. PappesHartley's Avatar
    I'm getting the 920 when it launches assuming it won't be priced more that 199..I'd be pretty upset if it were more
    09-22-2012 07:59 AM
  15. Winterfang's Avatar
    Nokia is smart, it shouldn't be more than 149.99$
    09-22-2012 01:01 PM
  16. diaspar's Avatar
    I would think it will be $199 and more
    09-22-2012 01:21 PM
  17. lancguy's Avatar
    Well, my G2 on t-mo was about $193 for a slightly early renewal of my contract when it first came out. So I would think for a new customer the 8x should sell around $149 or less. Existing customers at the end of their contract will probably pay the $199. I am budgeting $250 for the Lumina 920, but to get under that I'm going to have to switch to Verizon (If they Have it). Big blue is not even a contender -- I HATE AT&T. My true hope is Verizon will have the L920 for around $149 or so.

    If Verizon doesn't get the L920, I'll still most likely switch to Verizon for the HTC 8x. I already know Verizon will come in about 12$/Month cheaper on monthly fees. Plus I get a pretty sweet deal through work on new activations.
    09-30-2012 09:27 PM
  18. TenTwelve's Avatar
    I would think it will be $199 and more
    I'm with you. I'm expecting the 920 to be $299 on contract and I'll be happy to pay it. :)
    09-30-2012 09:42 PM
  19. jdevenberg's Avatar
    I'm with you. I'm expecting the 920 to be $299 on contract and I'll be happy to pay it. :)
    not a chance. Carriers tried that price already when lte was new. They couldn't move lte equipped, high end flagship android devices at $249-$299. If the 920 is more than $199 on contract, it will be DOA. Even at $199 it will be a tough sell when put up against the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III. Not because it's a worse phone or its not worth as much. It in face probably should cost more than either one. But it falls short in one "spec", and this happens to be the one "spec" your average, uninformed customer cares about most. App count. There are still bug names missing. Many bank apps, Mint.com, Rovio's newest titles, Instagram, and Google apps. Customers care about these and other absent apps. A customer is going to say why should ibpay the same for this phone when it can't use app x, y, and z that I use now. Plus there needs to be financial incentive to get people to switch eco systems. People have been using ios since 07 and android since 08. People could have $100 easily invested in apps. Some people many times that. If someone looks at a phone and says, well its $100 less, so I can use some of that to rebuy all my apps and still come out on top, its a much more enticing proposition then saying, I have to spend $100 extra to get this phone and rebuy all my apps (if they are available) on top of that.
    09-30-2012 10:00 PM
  20. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    People could have $100 easily invested in apps. Some people many times that.
    Trust me when I say that most people don't have $100 invested in apps. The mean number of apps downloaded per user is in the single digits and Android users don't even pay for their apps.

    Even for those who buy apps, such as myself, $100 is an outlandishly high number. You're referring to a 0.001% right now.(There should actually be even more 0's but I'm being conservative.)
    09-30-2012 10:14 PM
  21. jdevenberg's Avatar
    Trust me when I say that most people don't have $100 invested in apps. The mean number of apps downloaded per user is in the single digits and Android users don't even pay for their apps.

    Even for those who buy apps, such as myself, $100 is an outlandishly high number. You're referring to a 0.001% right now.(There should actually be even more 0's but I'm being conservative.)
    yes I realize almost no one will have spent that much. Even if it is more like $20 having to spend $100 more on the flagship and then having to buy all your apps again could be a deal breaker for many. Especially ios users, where a much larger % pay for apps and there are popular, high selling apps costing $10+ (iMovie for example). If someone has been an ios user for 2.5 years or so (when the iPhone 4 launched) its wouldn't have been unreasonable for them to have $60 in apps. The amount is admittedly less for Android users, but I think windows phone has a better shot at luring ios users than android users, at least at the high end, which is the phones being discussed.
    09-30-2012 10:22 PM
  22. Winterfang's Avatar
    It's not that outrageous. I had spend like 30 dollars on Windows Phone apps and I had being on the ecosystem a bit more than a year. Iphone users from the first one through 5, easily had use 100 bucks.
    09-30-2012 10:31 PM
  23. jdevenberg's Avatar
    It's not that outrageous. I had spend like 30 dollars on Windows Phone apps and I had being on the ecosystem a bit more than a year. Iphone users from the first one through 5, easily had use 100 bucks.
    I think people who have had the iPhone since the App Store launched could easily have spent $100. In about a year I spent $40ish on Windows Phone. The only thing is that the iPhone really took of with the 4 (the 3GS was pretty successfull, but not like the 4 was). And this is really important, because the 4 had an 18 month run as the top iPhone, and people who bought it 6 months to a year into its run are coming up for upgrade. If they are underwhelmed by iPhone 5, I think Windows Phone will be the #1 choice. Someone who has been in iOS two years could easily have spent $50-60. I spent like $20 in 4 months. These iPhone 4 customers, I believe, are Windows Phone 8's biggest shot at rapid growth. To win them, undercut the iPhone 5 and out preform it. Make it worth their time to switch.
    09-30-2012 10:54 PM
  24. brmiller1976's Avatar
    I never understood the whole "I have $100 in apps" argument from users as to why they cannot switch platforms. The same users who worry about $100 will turn around and pay Verizon $189 a month for service that T-Mobile sells for $59.
    10-01-2012 01:36 AM
  25. Winterfang's Avatar
    If they are underwhelmed by iPhone 5, I think Windows Phone will be the #1 choice.
    Let's not get delusional, the Galaxy S3 exist. Remember that Windows Phone 8 is competing for the Third place, and Microsoft is fine with that.
    10-01-2012 09:12 AM
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