05-27-2013 06:04 PM
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  1. Honestabebread's Avatar
    is the iphone coming out earlier than expected then?
    they switching up their release frames now?

    The iPhone is very inconsistent internally. I remember for the iPhone 5 we were told July and stores started getting accessories in July and then everything sat around till September. Apple had a **** of a time with the production of the 5 and I believe it was intended to be released in July, which makes me believe the rumors of the 5S coming in June/July are accurate.

    Release dates are very tentative in this industry. I remember my first hands on with the 822 in early November and no one knew when it came out. Lol.
    03-30-2013 08:41 PM
  2. ryan.kruger's Avatar
    And have you had hands on with a 928?
    03-30-2013 09:39 PM
  3. Honestabebread's Avatar
    And have you had hands on with a 928?
    Nah. My wife and I just had our second child. Then Z10 training for sales reps all over the state for two weeks. And now doing webinars with new hires.
    03-30-2013 10:06 PM
  4. Rick2340's Avatar
    Nah. My wife and I just had our second child. Then Z10 training for sales reps all over the state for two weeks. And now doing webinars with new hires.
    Congrats on your second child.
    03-30-2013 10:15 PM
  5. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    Nah. My wife and I just had our second child. Then Z10 training for sales reps all over the state for two weeks. And now doing webinars with new hires.
    So pretty much he's telling you he just had a new child & will not jeopardize his job by telling us any info on the 928 until it's announced.
    (Congrats on the baby by the way )
    Last edited by Robinsonmac; 03-31-2013 at 12:07 AM.
    03-30-2013 11:36 PM
  6. Honestabebread's Avatar
    Thanks guys! And its not that I'm withholding anything, I've just been busy and out of office
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    03-31-2013 09:27 AM
  7. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    Also worth reminding everyone here that Verizon usually doesn't do a lot of build up to an actual release. It's not uncommon for them to announce the phone and drop it into the store at the same time - or just give a couple of days lead. They will hype it after they release it, not before.
    Honestabebread likes this.
    03-31-2013 07:07 PM
  8. Honestabebread's Avatar
    Also worth reminding everyone here that Verizon usually doesn't do a lot of build up to an actual release. It's not uncommon for them to announce the phone and drop it into the store at the same time - or just give a couple of days lead. They will hype it after they release it, not before.
    Exactly. Verizon is all about tangible hype,much like Apple.
    03-31-2013 07:14 PM
  9. independentvolume's Avatar
    Hopefully no news is released tomorrow. Nobody will know if it's legit or April foolin. haha
    Gungzwei likes this.
    03-31-2013 07:43 PM
  10. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    Hopefully no news is released tomorrow. Nobody will know if it's legit or April foolin. haha
    Not likely. They know better than to do that.

    Got some interesting info from my friend over the weekend as well. Nothing on a firm release date, but it sounds like Verizon's own survey data indicates that the Galaxy S4 may end up being a major dud. Not a judgment on the phone, but apparently their market research people are telling them that most users are pulling a "** hum" with it. Seems like they expect the GS3 to continue to do quite well after the price gets reduced when the S4 hits.

    Besides, the 928 will serve as a nice exclusive for them for the time being while everyone else will have the S4. They'll sell it, but they are now expecting an "iPhone 5" effect - people opting for the cheaper GS3 over the new phone because of cost and the fact that the S4 has bells and whistles most don't care about.

    Expect to hear more about the Z10 and 928 from VZW marketing than the S4, though they likely will trumpet the lower price S3 more than they do the S4.
    03-31-2013 08:31 PM
  11. Honestabebread's Avatar
    I knew the S4 would have an iPhone 5 effect. Why buy the new one for $200 when all the features you really need are on the old one and it's now half price? Most stores I visit have iPhone 5s piling up but can't keep a 4S in stock to save their life.

    The S4 will probably suffer even more because the iPhone 5 added LTE, which is really significant now that Verizon is rolling out LTE in rural areas.

    All the S4 gives you is a screen that you can't tell is better and a bunch of software perks you'll never use.
    03-31-2013 09:55 PM
  12. independentvolume's Avatar
    I knew the S4 would have an iPhone 5 effect. Why buy the new one for $200 when all the features you really need are on the old one and it's now half price? Most stores I visit have iPhone 5s piling up but can't keep a 4S in stock to save their life.

    The S4 will probably suffer even more because the iPhone 5 added LTE, which is really significant now that Verizon is rolling out LTE in rural areas.

    All the S4 gives you is a screen that you can't tell is better and a bunch of software perks you'll never use.
    My Verizon guy said the S4 will have better reception. Evidently the S3 is terrible in that regard.
    03-31-2013 11:41 PM
  13. Honestabebread's Avatar
    My Verizon guy said the S4 will have better reception. Evidently the S3 is terrible in that regard.
    It wasn't just the S3. The Galaxy Nexus, the Stellar, the Droid Charge, Stratosphere, etc. all had AWFUL reception. The Note II and Odyssey are fixed though. Glad to hear the S4 will be fixed but that doesn't mean anything sales-wise.
    04-01-2013 12:52 AM
  14. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    It wasn't just the S3. The Galaxy Nexus, the Stellar, the Droid Charge, Stratosphere, etc. all had AWFUL reception. The Note II and Odyssey are fixed though. Glad to hear the S4 will be fixed but that doesn't mean anything sales-wise.
    Exactly. There will be a large amount of people that have got to have the latest thing, but I expect the S3 to sell better going forward. Maybe when the S5 hits, the S4 will do better.

    You could argue it was the same effect that helped the 820 series phones do well. I also tend to think the high buy in on the Z10 will hurt it with the average joe, especially without many native apps in the ecosystem.
    04-01-2013 09:21 AM
  15. Twice Born's Avatar
    I also tend to think the high buy in on the Z10 will hurt it with the average joe, especially without many native apps in the ecosystem.
    I agree with this. I don't think their pricing model is based in reality.
    04-01-2013 09:59 AM
  16. AR2186's Avatar
    Have we heard any updates as to when the 928 may be released? Unfortunately I broke by 8x about the time the 928 rumors came out and have been using an S3 since then (which I have had enough of, even after rooting it and flashing CM10). I knew I really liked WP8, but going a few weeks without it has been a nightmare and I now can't stand to use android or ios.
    04-01-2013 11:16 AM
  17. Paulo1300's Avatar
    i have never used a samsung phone with good reception, even in the dumbphone days. i will never buy a samsung phone. motorola may not get a lot of hype, but you can depend on those phones for build quality, reception, and battery life
    04-01-2013 12:47 PM
  18. Honestabebread's Avatar
    I agree with this. I don't think their pricing model is based in reality.
    This so much. I don't mind throwing $200 at a phone, but a lot of people would never do that. BlackBerry really needs a Buy One Get One promo on the Z10 because most of the features are BBM based, so if you're the only one with a BB10 phone those features do you no good.
    04-01-2013 01:05 PM
  19. B_RAD89's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 920 is a 6 month exclusive to At&t, and it was released on November 17, 2012. So 6 months from that date is May 17, 2013. Sooo how is it expected to be released in April unless preorders start at the end of April and it starts shipping in mid May? Someone correct me if im thinking about this the wrong way.
    04-01-2013 01:31 PM
  20. berty6294's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 920 is a 6 month exclusive to At&t, and it was released on November 17, 2012. So 6 months from that date is May 17, 2013. Sooo how is it expected to be released in April unless preorders start at the end of April and it starts shipping in mid May? Someone correct me if im thinking about this the wrong way.
    Well from the looks of it, the 928 is not at all a 920. They seemed to have changed enough of it to get away with releasing it before the 920 exclusivity is up
    04-01-2013 01:39 PM
  21. paulsnyder90's Avatar
    Very tired of all the talk and speculation at this point.
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    04-01-2013 05:39 PM
  22. Candide yams's Avatar
    Very tired of all the talk and speculation at this point.
    Thanks for sharing.
    independentvolume likes this.
    04-01-2013 05:44 PM
  23. independentvolume's Avatar
    Very tired of all the talk and speculation at this point.
    04-01-2013 06:06 PM
  24. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 920 is a 6 month exclusive to At&t, and it was released on November 17, 2012. So 6 months from that date is May 17, 2013. Sooo how is it expected to be released in April unless preorders start at the end of April and it starts shipping in mid May? Someone correct me if im thinking about this the wrong way.
    This is the 928, not the 920. I've heard it will have a better GPU, possibly slightly faster processor, different form factor with an aluminum body, and the xenon flash. The aluminum body alone will make it clearly not a 920.
    jmajid likes this.
    04-01-2013 08:58 PM
  25. hopmedic's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 920 is a 6 month exclusive to At&t, and it was released on November 17, 2012. So 6 months from that date is May 17, 2013. Sooo how is it expected to be released in April unless preorders start at the end of April and it starts shipping in mid May? Someone correct me if im thinking about this the wrong way.
    The answer to this question depends. It depends on what the contract says. Since the rest of us have no idea what the contract says, can you enlighten us?

    Yes, I'm tired of people invoking the "ATT Exclusivity" contract when they don't have a clue what it says.
    04-02-2013 08:45 AM
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