10-29-2012 01:18 PM
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  1. Villain's Avatar
    Monday is a perfect day for me... I work 4pm - 2am and the casino has no poker, blackjack or any table games so it's like a ghost town.
    10-28-2012 12:31 PM
  2. Kebero's Avatar
    Why don't you want the one with front facing camera? Only monetary issue?
    Why spend money on something you don't need?
    10-28-2012 01:24 PM
  3. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Why spend money on something you don't need?
    I thought after FaceTime, most people started using video calling a lot. I never used it till Lumia 800 because I never thought I needed it. But since I had it on my Titan, I've got used to Skyping my gf or my parents, it's just fun but at the same time boring too.
    10-28-2012 01:37 PM
  4. justop26's Avatar
    I want the presentation to begin already. I hope I can get out of the hospital early enough tomorrow to watch it :)
    10-28-2012 03:28 PM
  5. jrdatrackstar1223's Avatar
    I've said this before, but unfortunately they've taken too long to release Apollo, and the video leaks have shown everything off. I was excited when they showed Apollo at the developer conference, but that was like 4 months ago. Now that we basically know everything coming in WP8, I'm already waiting for the next version for them to include bug fixes and features (basic things) that other mobile OSes have. For example, VPN support, a forward button in the browser, an improved speech system that can actually dictate what I say (instead of always getting it wrong), natural language support, keyboard accuracy improvements (back to pre-Mango days of accuracy), and the list goes on and on. Don't get me wrong: the improvements we know about are welcomed, needed, and exciting that we finally get them (especially Native Code support), but the things coming are already on other platforms while leaving out some basic things I mentioned above.

    Honestly, if they released 7.8 with the things mentioned above, I wouldn't have even anticipated WP8 like I had been. A lot of things missing FOR ME could easily be addressed with the CE kernel still (perhaps not natural language support), so it's a double edged sword for me. Another thing that doesn't impress me (again, I've complained on here before about this) is us getting only the S4 processor. I know Windows Phone runs fine on single core, but some apps that can come thanks to Native Code support (games in particular) run terrible on the S4. Now, of course this could be because games that I've played with the S4 (on Android of course) weren't optimized for this SOC, but numbers are numbers (regardless of optimization) and the Adreno 225 GPU in that thing sucks. I've always hated Qualcomm and their GPUs because they always sucked, and I hate we are following the same Windows Phone 7 trend of getting year-old SOCs because they're cheaper to manufacturer and Microsoft having to accept that OEMs don't care enough about Windows Ohone to go on the edge to get leading specs for once...

    Anyways, a lot of my complaints are things based on MY NEEDS, but regardless, they've waited too long (along with foolishly holding back the SDK from eager developers that will now say screw Microsoft), and I just feel I've already seen everything they've got to show off...
    Last edited by jrdatrackstar; 10-28-2012 at 04:25 PM.
    10-28-2012 04:16 PM
  6. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Can somebody help me out with what time the event starts tomorrow?
    10-28-2012 09:31 PM
  7. txaggies07's Avatar
    Can somebody help me out with what time the event starts tomorrow?
    10am pst... I think.
    10-28-2012 10:14 PM
  8. TenTwelve's Avatar
    10am pst... I think.
    Yep!
    10-28-2012 10:43 PM
  9. Winterfang's Avatar
    So how come no site is mentioning any live blogs? is still tomorrow right? God this new WPcentral is so white, my eyes are burning.
    10-28-2012 10:49 PM
  10. pandalove1027's Avatar
    So how come no site is mentioning any live blogs? is still tomorrow right? God this new WPcentral is so white, my eyes are burning.
    Pretty sure I saw on Engadget's site but I could be mixing up my sites. Either way, Engadget is likely to have one.
    10-28-2012 11:19 PM
  11. VagrantWade's Avatar
    So how come no site is mentioning any live blogs? is still tomorrow right? God this new WPcentral is so white, my eyes are burning.
    Windows Phone 8 Announcement: Useful info : windowsphone

    Also; http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/28/m...phone-8-event/
    Last edited by vagrantwade; 10-28-2012 at 11:29 PM.
    10-28-2012 11:21 PM
  12. squire777's Avatar
    I think I will only get to see the first half hour since I have to be somewhere at 1:30pm EST
    10-29-2012 12:23 AM
  13. Villain's Avatar
    weird yet interesting find.... interesting because bell didn't officially say anything besides they will carry two.

    Bell Canada Mobile Cell Phones, Wireless Internet, Satellite TV, Home Phone

    searched "8x" and "HTC phones at Bell" comes up
    searched "ativ s" and "Samsung phones at Bell" comes up

    then searched other already released devices not on bell

    searched "one x" and nothing
    searched "lumia" and nothing


    small BUT adds a little excitement for me lol
    10-29-2012 12:26 AM
  14. MrSean490's Avatar
    So from here on, it only gets uber exciting!

    Excited yet?!

    Just one sleep before WP8 is out there, good, bad and ugly of WP8.

    I feel the excitement around these launches hasn't yet got the buzz, but will it pick up now? I know there is an excitment around Windows 8 and Surface RT, but people aren't talking about WP8 yet.

    There is HARDLY any news being covered of any leaks this time. Not an iPhone saga. Have we already seen what was to be seen? Anyone finds it odd not to see leaks less than 24 hours before the event?

    How do you guys feel about waking up to the buzzed up, hyped up WP8?

    The leaks were ages ago, they came from the leaked SDK. There's barely anything left to know.
    10-29-2012 12:30 AM
  15. ShortStuff's Avatar
    The closer we get the less sure of the color I want. I thought I wanted cyan but lately the red has been appealing. Kinda sucks if indeed cyan's only available online, won't be able to compare. But like most things, I'm probably over thinking haha.
    I've been having the exact same problem
    10-29-2012 02:58 AM
  16. cgk's Avatar
    Like others, I expect to see nothing new and to be honest I have gone cool on WP8 - I can't find a good reason to upgrade.

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    10-29-2012 04:10 AM
  17. welsbloke's Avatar
    Like others have said my only concern is that we have nothing to leak, my suspicion is we will get at least one decent surprise or I should say hope.
    10-29-2012 04:34 AM
  18. jabtano's Avatar
    Got up at 3:00am EST one because Sandy is banging at my door and I wanted to check my property and two. IT'S WP8 DAY!!!! at noon I'm heading down to the mall "if it's open" and checking out the new WP8 devices
    10-29-2012 04:57 AM
  19. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    It's WP8 day!!

    I'm up and ready but as most of you've already said, I don't expect anything new and my excitement of upgrading is dying slowly.. :(
    10-29-2012 06:00 AM
  20. BellaRed's Avatar
    My excitement has waned a little because it has been so long since the phones were revealed.

    I hope they become available to buy ASAP.

    Bring on the phones!!!!
    10-29-2012 06:19 AM
  21. Winterfang's Avatar
    Why don't you want the one with front facing camera? Only monetary issue?
    Pretty much yeah, I'm not into Windows Phone 8 a 100%. By getting a cheap Windows Phone 8 I can use it until my contract rans out and jump into Windows Phone 8 or Android by next year, I honestly don't like any of the current phones. I want a no compromises phone like the Note 2.
    10-29-2012 06:31 AM
  22. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Pretty much yeah, I'm not into Windows Phone 8 a 100%. By getting a cheap Windows Phone 8 I can use it until my contract rans out and jump into Windows Phone 8 or Android by next year, I honestly don't like any of the current phones. I want a no compromises phone like the Note 2.
    I seriously do feel the need to get rid of WP7.x though. It feels like out of space now with my laptop running Windows 8, my surface on its way. So I am in the same boat where I might still get the cheapest Windows Phone 8 just for the sake of OS and then upgrade later to second wave of high end phones. Are you going for 8S?
    10-29-2012 06:38 AM
  23. jmshub's Avatar
    On Friday, Ars Technica was advertising their live blog of the event.

    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
    10-29-2012 06:47 AM
  24. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    MSFT is going to have a live stream and WPC will be live blogging. - so that sorts me out from two of my favourite sources. ;)
    10-29-2012 06:49 AM
  25. AngryNil's Avatar
    i want a no compromises phone like the note 2.
    lmao
    10-29-2012 06:53 AM
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