10-22-2012 11:05 PM
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  1. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Inspired by the color tiles of Windows Phone, plus the design of the Touch Diamond!
    10-13-2012 02:16 PM
  2. Heron_Kusanagi's Avatar
    Inspired by the color tiles of Windows Phone, plus the design of the Touch Diamond!
    Maybe, maybe not. ;)
    10-13-2012 02:27 PM
  3. stephen_az's Avatar
    I noticed on Engadget yesterday that Verizon announced the Droid Razor HD and HD Maxx for the 18th of October. Click here for the story. That is 7 days lead time from official confirmation from Verizon to the release date. So if this is there announcement/release model, then can we assume that on October 28th or 29th, big red will officially announce their line up of WP8 hardware to be available on or around October 4th?

    What's everyone's thoughts on this?
    What it means is VZW continues to promote anything and everything Android and has not said a thing about WP8, other than execu-babble about third ecosystems that dances around the fact that they also support BlackBerry. Last I checked, 1+1+1+1=4, not three. People should view it as a hint that with each passing day VZW is treating this more and more like WP7.
    10-15-2012 11:52 PM
  4. independentvolume's Avatar
    Swyost, want to make a bet? Wherever you want to wager. I guarantee that verizon will have 2 wp8 devices available before December. Like it's been said a million times already
    A. Verizon doesn't make announcements far in advance
    B. HTC has confirmed that verizon is getting the 8x. Yes, htc itself stated the 8x will be on verizon.
    Not sure what your issue is but it's pretty sad.
    10-16-2012 12:18 AM
  5. Honestabebread's Avatar
    I'm going to some WP8 training next week for some hands on time. I can assure you guys that this Verizon/WP8 partnership is the real deal. They are really talking this stuff up. Like, my manager, who laughed in my face when I bought the Trophy, is now talking about how phenomenal WP8 is. It's in the koolaid. I haven't heard anything confirmed about early upgrades or whatever, but I know for a fact if there's any kind of SPIFF on WP8, we'll sell a **** load of them. Verizon hires reps that are sales machines. Give them a SPIFF and they will blow you away. Right now we make $25 on every 4G device sold. You can't imagine how much 4G we've sold. I made over $1500 on that SPIFF ALONE last month.

    If WP8 is good + Verizon gets good hardware (8X is confirmed) + Microsoft pays out a SPIFF to VZW reps, WP8 WILL take off, and you WILL have every single VZW rep cramming it down your throat.
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    10-16-2012 10:41 PM
  6. db4williams's Avatar
    I'm going to some WP8 training next week for some hands on time. I can assure you guys that this Verizon/WP8 partnership is the real deal. They are really talking this stuff up. Like, my manager, who laughed in my face when I bought the Trophy, is now talking about how phenomenal WP8 is. It's in the koolaid. I haven't heard anything confirmed about early upgrades or whatever, but I know for a fact if there's any kind of SPIFF on WP8, we'll sell a **** load of them. Verizon hires reps that are sales machines. Give them a SPIFF and they will blow you away. Right now we make $25 on every 4G device sold. You can't imagine how much 4G we've sold. I made over $1500 on that SPIFF ALONE last month.

    If WP8 is good + Verizon gets good hardware (8X is confirmed) + Microsoft pays out a SPIFF to VZW reps, WP8 WILL take off, and you WILL have every single VZW rep cramming it down your throat.
    Thanks for that info!

    Do you have any insight you can share as to which handsets other than the 8X Verizon will offer and possibly when? Any info is much appreciated since almost all of my lines (3 of the 4) are up for renewal during the 1st week of November.
    10-17-2012 01:22 PM
  7. Vallos's Avatar
    Thanks, Honestabebread, but what is a SPIFF?
    10-17-2012 01:58 PM
  8. Scout_313's Avatar
    Thanks, Honestabebread, but what is a SPIFF?
    A spiff is an incentive to sell a product, ie a sum of money per device sold.
    Vallos likes this.
    10-17-2012 02:50 PM
  9. trivor's Avatar
    Windows 8 is a known commodity and it really is very good. It is a great upgrade that is worth it for the performance gains alone, especially for the price. Beyond that, shouldn't you at least try touching the devices before proclaiming they work well together?
    Hate to disagree with you BUT Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT are completely new operating systems and not known quantities. There is not a single person (outside of MS or maybe a few preferred partners) that has even touched a real, working WP8 or Windows RT device. Everyone ASSUMES that because WP7 performed so smoothly that WP8 will perform just as well. Let's see how well they both run when we have real hardware with final release software before we declare victory for either one.
    10-22-2012 10:37 PM
  10. scottcraft's Avatar
    I'm going to some WP8 training next week for some hands on time. I can assure you guys that this Verizon/WP8 partnership is the real deal. They are really talking this stuff up. Like, my manager, who laughed in my face when I bought the Trophy, is now talking about how phenomenal WP8 is. It's in the koolaid. I haven't heard anything confirmed about early upgrades or whatever, but I know for a fact if there's any kind of SPIFF on WP8, we'll sell a **** load of them. Verizon hires reps that are sales machines. Give them a SPIFF and they will blow you away. Right now we make $25 on every 4G device sold. You can't imagine how much 4G we've sold. I made over $1500 on that SPIFF ALONE last month.

    If WP8 is good + Verizon gets good hardware (8X is confirmed) + Microsoft pays out a SPIFF to VZW reps, WP8 WILL take off, and you WILL have every single VZW rep cramming it down your throat.
    I certainly agree that if the Verizon reps will push WP8 it will sell well. I can't wait to go to into my Verizon store and see how those reps that laughed at my Trophy act toward WP once they have an good hardware and an incentive to sell it.
    10-22-2012 11:05 PM
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