10-22-2012 10:05 PM
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  1. db4williams'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?
    10-12-2012 09:28 AM
  2. Vallos's Avatar
    This is along the lines of what Mr. MacPhisto has been saying in the "Another Hint of Verizon 9XX" thread. They don't do advance notice more than one week.
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    10-12-2012 10:00 AM
  3. thed's Avatar
    Yes, this is par for the course for Verizon. They almost never announce phones more than a week before release. There are a few rare exceptions but I don't expect WP8 to be one of them.
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    10-12-2012 10:04 AM
  4. independentvolume's Avatar
    Yep, that's why I laugh at those thinking nothing is coming. I still don't think the 920 or a variant comes.
    10-12-2012 10:08 AM
  5. db4williams's Avatar
    This is along the lines of what Mr. MacPhisto has been saying in the "Another Hint of Verizon 9XX" thread. They don't do advance notice more than one week.
    Right. Looks like even their beloved Droid line only gets 1 week notice.
    Last edited by db4williams; 10-12-2012 at 03:54 PM.
    10-12-2012 10:19 AM
  6. independentvolume's Avatar
    I think it would be hilarious if Verizon got a slightly better specked 920. Can you imagine the rage that would happen? Those that jumped ship to ATT would be salty nut rolls. Lol.
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    10-12-2012 10:25 AM
  7. Vallos's Avatar
    It surely is going to be quite exciting during the last week of October (and the first week of November). Its all Microsoft... Windows 8/WP8, Surface, Halo 4. Good times!
    10-12-2012 10:30 AM
  8. stmav's Avatar
    I think it would be hilarious if Verizon got a slightly better specked 920. Can you imagine the rage that would happen? Those that jumped ship to ATT would be salty nut rolls. Lol.
    By the same token. If they get a less specked 920, the rage will be in the other direction
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    10-12-2012 10:43 AM
  9. independentvolume's Avatar
    It surely is going to be quite exciting during the last week of October (and the first week of November). Its all Microsoft... Windows 8/WP8, Surface, Halo 4. Good times!
    Mmmmm, halo 4.
    10-12-2012 10:45 AM
  10. Scout_313's Avatar
    I'll be upgrading my laptop to Windows 8, most likely ordering a Surface RT at midnight, and hoping to score a WP8 phone within a week of the Windows 8 rollout. It'll be nice to have 3 devices that work well together.
    10-12-2012 10:53 AM
  11. db4williams's Avatar
    Mmmmm, halo 4.
    *Salivates in anticipation* Halo 4... IMO the only game console game worth buying this year.
    10-12-2012 11:18 AM
  12. TenTwelve's Avatar
    Mmmmm, halo 4.
    Ha! Looks like MS products will be getting a lot of my money in Novemeber! :D
    10-12-2012 02:28 PM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    By the same token. If they get a less specked 920, the rage will be in the other direction
    No that would just be expected with verizon sadly.
    10-12-2012 03:08 PM
  14. jdevenberg's Avatar
    Sometimes Verizon doesn't even announce phones, it just launches them. When the original Motorola Droid launched, they launched the Droid Eris the same day with no prior announcement.
    10-12-2012 04:24 PM
  15. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    Sometimes Verizon doesn't even announce phones, it just launches them. When the original Motorola Droid launched, they launched the Droid Eris the same day with no prior announcement.
    This is true. I remember being kind of shocked that there was another Droid badged phone that day. They've done this fairly often, though it generally is for a lower end phone. I could see the HTC 8S just showing up at some point for them. Most of the other WP8 devices that we know of now will likely get a press release announcement.
    10-12-2012 11:47 PM
  16. VagrantWade's Avatar
    I think it would be hilarious if Verizon got a slightly better specked 920. Can you imagine the rage that would happen? Those that jumped ship to ATT would be salty nut rolls. Lol.

    Except we already know details about the agreement such as subsidization and marketing costs being footed by AT&T. So no chance they get flagship lumia anything in the next 6 months.

    Verizon people are going to slit wrists from all of these false hope bogus "insider" rumors.
    10-13-2012 12:26 AM
  17. stephen_az's Avatar
    This is along the lines of what Mr. MacPhisto has been saying in the "Another Hint of Verizon 9XX" thread. They don't do advance notice more than one week.
    Ask the people who spent the summer complaining about the delayed shipments of their LONG PREORDERED Galaxy S3s whether VZW make advance announcements. Sorry that is just attempting to rationalize and excuse the fact that they have made no WP8 announcements and it is not true. BTW, back when VZW released the first Android phones a few years back, they advertised the introduction in both tease ads and flat out promos for at least a month. The droid does ads were around long before you could actually buy the phones.
    10-13-2012 12:51 AM
  18. stephen_az's Avatar
    This is true. I remember being kind of shocked that there was another Droid badged phone that day. They've done this fairly often, though it generally is for a lower end phone. I could see the HTC 8S just showing up at some point for them. Most of the other WP8 devices that we know of now will likely get a press release announcement.
    The droid campaign that long preceded any Android phones was often sans references to any specific phones.
    10-13-2012 12:53 AM
  19. stephen_az's Avatar
    I'll be upgrading my laptop to Windows 8, most likely ordering a Surface RT at midnight, and hoping to score a WP8 phone within a week of the Windows 8 rollout. It'll be nice to have 3 devices that work well together.
    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?
    10-13-2012 12:59 AM
  20. crystal_planet'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?
    The ecosystem is Microsoft's main cornerstone. I'm pretty sure they'll play nicely together.
    10-13-2012 07:45 AM
  21. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Except we already know details about the agreement such as subsidization and marketing costs being footed by AT&T. So no chance they get flagship lumia anything in the next 6 months.

    Verizon people are going to slit wrists from all of these false hope bogus "insider" rumors.
    Right, I got into a spate with you on the other thread, but here, you make a valid point. One that I can't argue with sadly. Of course, unless VZW are willing to foot the marketing bill for the Lumia 922 then it's a no-go. As the 8X is the multi-carrier phone, it is getting subsidized by Microsoft.
    10-13-2012 11:44 AM
  22. brmiller1976's Avatar
    I honestly don't understand why anybody would want a 920 anyway. Its specs are CLEARLY inferior to the 8X. :D

    (I am kiddingggggggggg)
    10-13-2012 11:58 AM
  23. VagrantWade's Avatar
    I honestly don't understand why anybody would want a 920 anyway. Its specs are CLEARLY inferior to the 8X. :D

    (I am kiddingggggggggg)

    I honestly don't get why HTC fans feel the need to compete with Nokia fans, while I rarely see Nokia fans going after HTC. I am a WP8 fan over Nokia/HTC/Samsung or anyone.
    10-13-2012 12:45 PM
  24. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Ummm... I guess you clearly missed the two weeks of "OMGeeze! The HTCs have color cases! And screens! And USB! They copied Nokia!!!!1one!on1!" :D
    10-13-2012 12:50 PM
  25. Heron_Kusanagi's Avatar
    Ummm... I guess you clearly missed the two weeks of "OMGeeze! The HTCs have color cases! And screens! And USB! They copied Nokia!!!!1one!on1!" :D
    HTC didn't copy, they were just inspired. ;)
    10-13-2012 01:14 PM
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