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  1. waym1962's Avatar
    What do you guys think about the solar charging and GDR2 rumors going around on other sites?
    03-27-2013 02:59 PM
  2. berty6294's Avatar
    What do you guys think about the solar charging and GDR2 rumors going around on other sites?
    GDR2, probably.
    Solar charging, probably not.
    03-27-2013 03:03 PM
  3. tissotti's Avatar
    What do you guys think about the solar charging and GDR2 rumors going around on other sites?
    That solar charging thing was ridiculous.
    Nokia posted a pic of a yellow Lumia at the start of spring holding the phone next so sunlight. Blogs made that a teaser of Nokia releasing solar charging phone.... really?

    For somebody living in Scandinavia, the big change on sunlight is kind of major thing (coming from somebody living in Sweden), so i guess couple of blogs made that as a hint of solar charging phone and it started spreading.
    03-27-2013 03:03 PM
  4. Candide yams's Avatar
    I have a hunch that the 928 (and any other Windows Phone released during that timeframe such as the HTC Tiara) will come with GDR2 onboard.
    03-27-2013 03:16 PM
  5. odin09's Avatar
    Not holding my breath on solar charging.... Actually at this point if they just sprawl a Verizon logo across the front of a 920 I will be satisfied! I've grown impatient with rumors and just want the damn phone!
    Rick2340 and dnlbntl like this.
    03-27-2013 03:31 PM
  6. waym1962's Avatar
    I don't even know if I would ever use solar charging. My phone is always in my pocket.
    03-27-2013 05:52 PM
  7. All Hallows Eve's Avatar
    I could see making a solar powered charging device. Plug in your phone and set the charger in the sunlight. Not sure if you could achieve the desired effect by making it completely wireless though.
    03-27-2013 09:35 PM
  8. jgbstetson's Avatar
    Ascent solar makes solar charging cases already. But they need to integrate this better. It's ugly and bulky as-is.
    03-27-2013 10:03 PM
  9. Honestabebread's Avatar
    I could see making a solar powered charging device. Plug in your phone and set the charger in the sunlight. Not sure if you could achieve the desired effect by making it completely wireless though.
    Panasonic makes a solar charger. You can get it from VZW.
    03-28-2013 11:09 AM
  10. Candide yams's Avatar
    Honestabebread, if I buy the Lumia 928 off contract how does that affect my current unlimited 3G contract? I'm currently not up for an upgrade until November 2013 (have an iPhone 4S). So if I did buy the phone off contract, would I still keep my unlimited 3G? And how does adding on 4G work?
    03-28-2013 03:29 PM
  11. Honestabebread's Avatar
    Honestabebread, if I buy the Lumia 928 off contract how does that affect my current unlimited 3G contract? I'm currently not up for an upgrade until November 2013 (have an iPhone 4S). So if I did buy the phone off contract, would I still keep my unlimited 3G? And how does adding on 4G work?
    If you buy an unsubsidized phone you keep your unlimted. Regardless of network type.

    Oh and a lot of people seem to think we throttle unlimited data users at X amount of data used, which is not the case. The only throttling we do is on Alltel unlimited air cards that use like 100GB.
    03-28-2013 06:28 PM
  12. independentvolume's Avatar
    The Z10 is super fluid. The camera, battery, and performance issues have all been resolved with the OS version Verizon has on theirs.
    Odd you say this because people are complaining about the Verizon Z10 having old firmware.
    03-28-2013 08:19 PM
  13. falconrap's Avatar
    I'm kind of in a holding pattern with my upgrade. Even though I don't mind losing my unlimited data, as I would gain unlimited calling and texting, I have an off-contract white Lumia 822 from eBay that I had intended to replace with a subsidized red 822 (and sell my white phone). Now, however, the 822's are all sold out, and the only color selections on the website are black and white, so I'm wondering if I should just wait and see what the 928 has to offer. Honestabebread, will Verizon be getting more of the red 822's?

    I've seen the Z10 in action, a lot, and just find it overly cumbersome. By that I mean there are too many gestures and places to go back and forth through. I still see WP8 as being the simplest most straight forward way to get things done with a phone and I don't see the huge appeal in the hub, but I already have my accounts setup such that I usually know, by the account, if something needs to be attended, so separate live tiles works great for me.

    Hope we hear something on the 928 soon as I would love to see if I want to wait or not.
    03-29-2013 11:13 AM
  14. berty6294's Avatar
    I'm kind of in a holding pattern with my upgrade. Even though I don't mind losing my unlimited data, as I would gain unlimited calling and texting, I have an off-contract white Lumia 822 from eBay that I had intended to replace with a subsidized red 822 (and sell my white phone). Now, however, the 822's are all sold out, and the only color selections on the website are black and white, so I'm wondering if I should just wait and see what the 928 has to offer. Honestabebread, will Verizon be getting more of the red 822's?

    I've seen the Z10 in action, a lot, and just find it overly cumbersome. By that I mean there are too many gestures and places to go back and forth through. I still see WP8 as being the simplest most straight forward way to get things done with a phone and I don't see the huge appeal in the hub, but I already have my accounts setup such that I usually know, by the account, if something needs to be attended, so separate live tiles works great for me.

    Hope we hear something on the 928 soon as I would love to see if I want to wait or not.
    don't waste your upgrade on the same phone, I would definitely wait and see what the 928 has in store!
    03-29-2013 01:14 PM
  15. Honestabebread's Avatar
    Odd you say this because people are complaining about the Verizon Z10 having old firmware.
    It updates to firmware version 4 the second it's activated. This patch was started on launch day, I'm not sure if there's any kind of soak test, but unless the rep skipped it during set up, the Z10 performs a software update right after LTE activation.

    Also, the red 922 is done for. Should be getting a baby blue/cyan one here soon.
    Last edited by Honestabebread; 03-29-2013 at 10:07 PM.
    03-29-2013 09:49 PM
  16. ryan.kruger's Avatar
    Red 922??? Elaborate!
    03-29-2013 10:40 PM
  17. rmichael75's Avatar
    Red 922??? Elaborate!
    He meant Red 822.
    03-29-2013 10:49 PM
  18. falconrap's Avatar
    It updates to firmware version 4 the second it's activated. This patch was started on launch day, I'm not sure if there's any kind of soak test, but unless the rep skipped it during set up, the Z10 performs a software update right after LTE activation.

    Also, the red 922 is done for. Should be getting a baby blue/cyan one here soon.
    It seemed like the red 822 was a red hot seller. Surprised they aren't keeping the color. I like the cyan also, though, so maybe that will be the route I go, depending on the 928. I have to see how much larger the 928 physically is than the 822, which is about at the limits that I consider comfortable. Of course, there's the cost too.
    03-29-2013 11:10 PM
  19. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    It is almost April, and no announcement. Come on!!
    03-30-2013 12:55 AM
  20. Paulo1300's Avatar
    if you google the following:

    site:nokia.com "lumia 928"

    only one result comes, and it is a nokia internal webpage (you need a login).

    capture2.png

    funny thing is, if you read the link, I think someone on their internal forums linked to wpcentral haha
    because it has this in the title of the link: "even-more-samples-from-the-verizon-nokia-lumia-928"

    socialcast.nokia.com/messages/145727-even-more-samples-from-the-verizon-nokia-lumia-928
    03-30-2013 03:57 AM
  21. Paulo1300's Avatar
    Just online chatted a verizon rep. I asked him how the lumia 928 compares to the Z10.
    He knew what the 928 was. He said he was aware of the release but could not give any information. He also says that he has played with both and the z10 is better in his opinion (he was trying to make a sale, so obviously he would say the z10 - but he could also actually believe that.. i dont want to be too much of a wp fanboy).

    I have a screenshot but i dont want to get the rep in trouble because he mentioned that he already told me too much about the phone.
    Zomby Jeezus likes this.
    03-30-2013 04:36 AM
  22. Honestabebread's Avatar
    Just online chatted a verizon rep. I asked him how the lumia 928 compares to the Z10.
    He knew what the 928 was. He said he was aware of the release but could not give any information. He also says that he has played with both and the z10 is better in his opinion (he was trying to make a sale, so obviously he would say the z10 - but he could also actually believe that.. i dont want to be too much of a wp fanboy).

    I have a screenshot but i dont want to get the rep in trouble because he mentioned that he already told me too much about the phone.
    Yeah. Don't post the screenshot. I'm kind of getting annoyed because I know when the S4 and the next iPhone come out, but have heard nothing except April for the 928.
    03-30-2013 05:41 AM
  23. MobileVortex's Avatar
    Does that make you think that it's not coming out next month?

    I'm really hoping i can own this before I go on vacation at the end of April. I want to show off that camera :P
    03-30-2013 07:09 AM
  24. ryan.kruger's Avatar
    He said April. I would say April, probably.

    And good detective work to the guy above and the Nokia internal pages.

    Can't wait for the release.
    03-30-2013 08:33 AM
  25. Paulo1300's Avatar
    Yeah. Don't post the screenshot. I'm kind of getting annoyed because I know when the S4 and the next iPhone come out, but have heard nothing except April for the 928.
    is the iphone coming out earlier than expected then?
    they switching up their release frames now?
    03-30-2013 12:22 PM
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