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  1. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    Nokia World will be in October, and just like they did in 2011 with the announcement of the Lumia 710 and 800, they will probably announce the latest iteration of Windows Phone, whatever monicker it ends up with. They were able to ship out a ton of devices in two months that was the remainder of 2011. Now Nokia has launched its North America marketing campaign, and device production for WP is now gaining momentum, you could probably expect the next iteration of WP from Nokia to be around November. Not everyone who has interest in WP will jump on the 900, and if the Apollo update has enough oomph to persuade those with some interest in WP to jump on the new phone. If your interest in the 900 isn't overly excited and giddy like me, then you could probably stand to wait another 9-10 months.
    02-14-2012 11:16 AM
  2. kinslayer's Avatar
    With all the people jumping out of Windows Phone (the ones that worked on it ), I'll be surprised if the 900 even comes out...

    Why are all of them abandoning ship? :'(
    I wouldn't read too much into that. This is very normal in the industry that people move around. Some of those guys are moving to other internal teams within Microsoft. The company is big and does a lot of stuff other than phones. Personal interest, chance for promotion, etc drive such decisions.

    Microsoft is so committed to Windows Phone it's not even funny :) don't worry about it. This is not the first time they tried to enter (or recapture) a market they are not dominant in. Back in the day, people laughed at them when they tried to enter server market, now look at them. Then they laughed when they tried to enter the enterprise market, now look at them. Then they ROFL'ed at them when they entered the game console market, now look at them. Now people are laughing at them for re-entering the phone market...

    Nothing fuels people in Microsoft as much as being laughed at :)
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    02-14-2012 11:43 AM
  3. jfa1's Avatar
    I wouldn't read too much into that. This is very normal in the industry that people move around. Some of those guys are moving to other internal teams within Microsoft. The company is big and does a lot of stuff other than phones. Personal interest, chance for promotion, etc drive such decisions.

    Microsoft is so committed to Windows Phone it's not even funny :) don't worry about it. This is not the first time they tried to enter (or recapture) a market they are not dominant in. Back in the day, people laughed at them when they tried to enter server market, now look at them. Then they laughed when they tried to enter the enterprise market, now look at them. Then they ROFL'ed at them when they entered the game console market, now look at them. Now people are laughing at them for re-entering the phone market...

    Nothing fuels people in Microsoft as much as being laughed at :)
    Indeed
    02-14-2012 02:24 PM
  4. theefman's Avatar
    Even if you buy it full price, which should be no more than $550, same as the Titan and Focus S, I bet you'll easily get half that at the end of the year which can go towards the price of a newer phone. Even the Dell Venue Pro still goes for around $200 on ebay now after 2 years, so the 900 should definitely get a good price. And there's no guarantee exactly when Apollo devices will come out, or be available on your carrier. So the wait could be even longer.

    If it came to T-Mobile, I'd be on it in a flash. I say buy it, enjoy it, then sell it if something better comes along whenever.
    02-14-2012 04:03 PM
  5. snowmutt's Avatar
    People are making this decision a lot harder than it is.

    Are you happy with what you have right now? If yes, wait until there is more info before you jump on a WP. If no, jump on a WP and do not worry. No one on these posts dislikes their WP. You won't either.
    02-14-2012 08:51 PM
  6. btgusto's Avatar
    buy now, worry later. I'm getting the lumia 900 as soon as I can. When the next version of the lumia(hardware) comes out I'll get it. Yup! I'll just save a few bucks a month till
    02-14-2012 08:54 PM
  7. Winterfang's Avatar
    I was waiting for the first Nokia Windows Phone before jumping in. My carrier got the Optimus 7 unannounced with zero hype and I felt in love. I jumped into Windows Phone, I liked my phone enough that I knew I wasn't going to the the Nokia if it came the same year.

    Then the Lumia came out and all those rumors of the ace, had me salivating. I decided to wait for the ace.

    I will not wait anymore. I'm getting the 900.
    02-14-2012 09:27 PM
  8. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Here's another small reason to get the 900. If you're on the fence about it, then do it to help Nokia knock it out of the park on opening day sales. :P Show all the naysayers.
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    02-14-2012 10:21 PM
  9. jfa1's Avatar
    Here's another small reason to get the 900. If you're on the fence about it, then do it to help Nokia knock it out of the park on opening day sales. :P Show all the naysayers.
    I like your thinking old pueblo!
    02-14-2012 10:52 PM
  10. alli35khov's Avatar
    "Two phones is absolutely not enough in the market; it's a good start, but there are new markets we need to conquer, and this [the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710] is the beginning of our portfolio."
    02-15-2012 02:22 AM
  11. lumic's Avatar
    No one on these posts dislikes their WP. You won't either.
    Say what you want, but you have to think ahead with these purchases. The industry moves too fast for the two year contract system, but we're stuck with it. Hence, increased pressure to make a good decision, since you don't want to be stuck on a horribly outdated / unsupported device.

    My Omnia 7 purchase was a no brainer - one year contract, dirt cheap. That's a purchase where I have no regrets, especially since Mango didn't bring anything amazing hardware-wise. Lumia 900 on launch? Not the same situation.
    02-15-2012 03:45 AM
  12. scdkad's Avatar
    Who is abandoning ship?

    Sent from my LG Quantum using Board Express
    02-15-2012 04:52 AM
  13. Greyfish7's Avatar
    I'm leaning towards waiting for Apollo, there's nothing _wrong_ with my current phone (which many will laugh at, since it's a Pre 2) :)

    but come windows 8, I'm all in. I love metro and use rainmeter and ominmo on my win7 machine to get "the look". I use a wp7 skin on my rooted nookcolor. can't wait for the phone. but it makes sense to me to wait for the fall.
    02-15-2012 11:41 AM
  14. VernonEL's Avatar
    I would get it if its 99$ and upgradable to Apollo sure why not. The only thing you will be missing out on is NFC.
    Most feel that the Lumia 900 will have the hardware for NFC, even if the OS doesn't support it until Tango (if it is even destined for the 'States) or Apollo.

    The 900 is an amazingly attractive device, for many reasons. One of which is that people in the stock-trading business are expecting Nokia to start it's rebound when it is released.

    Personally, I am already seriously jonesing for Apollo, but will definitely be in line outside my local AT&T when the 900 is released.

    Plus, I'm already buying Nokia shares.
    02-15-2012 05:10 PM
  15. incendy's Avatar
    I'm sitting on two iPhone 4S' (16gb & 32gb) and I plan on selling one of them when 900 comes out so I can get it to see how well I like it.

    The question is with Apollo supposedly coming out next summer, is it worth picking up an unlocked Lumia 800 on ebay (preferably in white!) and waiting it out to see what Nokia releases later in the summer?

    I don't want to get a phone that cant be upgraded to a new OS.
    That is a good question, I mean when it is ever a good time to upgrade in tech.. The minute you buy something, something new comes out. It is just the way the game is played. I plan on buying the 900 but I also plan on upgrading again when the newer models come out but obviously that is not a very financially smart thing to do.
    02-16-2012 02:54 PM
  16. akanak's Avatar
    I would wait. If you're going to buy a WP7 phone now id go for the cheaper options (Lumia 710/Omnia W) If you're after flagships that will last 18 months or more then wait.
    02-16-2012 04:08 PM
  17. Oldmajor's Avatar
    I look at it this way, there will always be something new coming out. Also, unless you have an iPhone you never will know when an update is going to be pushed to your phone. What I do know, is that my HTC Arrive is old (small screen, physical keyboard, heavy, no ffc, so so camera). I also know that besides Sprint's pricing (which they just changed how they billed employer discounts to screw more money out of you), the company is horrible.

    So if I want a better Windows Phone, I need to go to a company that supports the platform and get the best device they have now. That leaves me with only this choice: AT&T and Nokia 900. I cant base my decision on unknown variables, I played that game with my Epic 4g and paid for it.
    02-17-2012 10:14 AM
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