- 10-28-2011, 12:46 AM #1
So anyone know if verizon is getting any new wp's? At&t seems to be getting everything while verizon hasn't said anything about getting anything. I really love my trophy but everytime I see anything about the titan, focus s, or even the nokia I just want something new. I know everyone talks about not using ffc's but I have friends that have phones with them and I know I'll use it. Plus I've wanted a huge screen phone since the hd2 but have never been able to get my hands on one. Mainly my never wanting to touch a android phone, but also cause I'm on verizon. I know the nokia's not a 4"+ phone but still it has all those cool nokia apps. I'm so ready to switch to at&t. I won't just cause I'm on a verizon unlimted plan and everyone I know is on verizon plus at&t coverage isn't the best where I live. But still the titan is calling and I don't know if I can resist
- 10-28-2011, 01:11 AM #2
I'm with ya, it's tough waiting for Verizon to pick up another Windows Phone. Currently I am trapped in the nightmare that is Android, but know that if I upgrade to the Trophy, Verizon is going to announce shortly thereafter that the Lumia 800 is coming. Switching over to AT&T would be nice, but I still have unlimited data from Verizon as long as I don't leave.
- 10-28-2011, 02:32 PM #6
I know what you mean, by time we got the Trophy the similar UK version had already been out for a long time. For the price/coverage I'm getting with unlimited data WP will be the one to go rather than VZ if no devices appear next year.
New device better have LTE, I get LTE where I live and want my fast data speeds :)
- 10-30-2011, 03:37 PM #7
I was in the same boat and bought a like new Trophy on Ebay for around 225.00 that did not require a contract extension and have not regretted it one bit. The Trophy is faster than all the dual core Android phones I have used. If something better comes along, I will sell the Trophy and not lose a whole lot.
10-31-2011, 12:19 PM #11
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Agreed. I'm perfectly happy to keep it for the next two years. I just hope there is a suitable replacement at that time. I plan to keep with windows phone, and I am assuming my fiancee is the same way. She is enjoying it even more than I am (I think facebook integration is the reason why).
10-31-2011, 01:24 PM #13
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Hmmm... ok... my suggestion is to look on Ebay and craigslist, maybe find one that someone is selling cheap.
The reason I say that is this, Nokia is coming. LOL, ok let me explain...
1. Verizon Reps/Execs were spotted in significant numbers at Nokia World.
2. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop stated "We will be launching a portfolio of devices in the US, including CDMA and LTE, in early 2012."
3. Months ago there were rumors that VZW was working with Nokia on phones for VZW.
4. A couple of months ago, Nokia stated that Nokia USA was working on designs targeted at the US market.
The 800 may never even make it to the US. I don't know that I would expect to see a +4" Nokia, Nokia exec Kevin Shields said in an interview that Nokia feels that the sweet spot, for alot of reasons, is in the 3.5-4" range, mainly hand feel for the widest range of hand sizes. That being said, they may go ahead and do something like that for the US market. The 800 is targeted at the European market, and was really a rush job to get a phone ready for NW and launch.
Some positives to take away:
1. The 800 is a mid-range device. They still have yet to announce a 900 series device. (Nokia WP7 model number convention: 700 series=Entry level, 800 Series=Midrange, 900 series=Premium)
2. The Nokia US launch announcement, I would expect to happen at or around CES in January.
3. Nokia is coming to play and playing to win. They want and NEED the US market and are completely revamping their business model in the US to jive with how we do cell phones. They are in talks and working with all 4 carriers.
4. I keep coming back to this, but we have not seen a 900 series announced yet. I have some ideas about what a 900 series might entail, such things as the camera from the N8 (12MP Carl Ziess with a mechanical shutter), NFC installed (waiting for NFC support, or maybe even having early NFC support from MS), FFC, maybe even the same unibody polycarb style body from the 800. (All this is speculation on my part) The rumored 900 that was going around had it as a 4.3" with 1Gb in a 16GB and 32GB flavors.
The key is to be patient at this point, while the Titan has a massive screen, its still HTC and as such has an LCD screen, Super LCD I realize, but still LCD. (not a fan at all) I have the Trophy and while it is a reasonable phone, I am not overly impressed with anything hardware wise. Love the OS, the hardware is meh.. nothing special, nothing to make me desire another HTC in the future.Proud WinPhone user since Generation 1 (5/31/11)
- 11-01-2011, 09:55 AM #14
IMHO the Trophy doesn't get credit because it's not as big as the HD7, doesn't have the mostly useless speakers of the Surround, the fancey amoled screen of the Focus or a slideout keyboard. It's just a really solid, pretty thin device that you can easily swap batteries on.
If Verizon had bitten the bullet and included a 32GB microSDHC right out of the box, it would have gotten a LOT more attention.
If we can't get to the card in the Nokia and bump it up to 32, I'll just stick with my Trophy. Well unless we get a Titan on vzw. :) The big screen is sooo tempting.Garth H
Santa Clara, CA
Nokia Lumia 822 w/64GB SDXC & Unlimited Data on VZW (personal)
HTC 8X (work phone also on VZW)
- 11-01-2011, 11:01 AM #15
hardrock1a - I like your optimism! It's just nice to hear that Verizon is taking notice of WP7 now...hopefully something comes out of that and that January announcement rings true. Oddly enough, my Fascinate has been cooperating with me since I threatened to throw it out the window - that makes waiting easier to tolerate. :)
- 11-01-2011, 11:15 AM #17
I bought my Trophy on contract and I am very happy with my choice. It also depends upon what you want in a phone.
Sent from my HTC Trophy using Board ExpressLet no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8
- 11-01-2011, 12:53 PM #18
I'm still holding out. The Trophy is a very good device. I had one pre-Mango but had to revert back to my BlackBerry due to its lack of multiple Google calendar support. I did get my wife on the Trophy though and she LOVES it compared to her old Android HTC Incredible. Now that Mango allows that, if only through a backdoor, it's a good fit for me but I feel the second gen devices on Verizon are right around the corner. I've been holding out since April, when my contract expired, to see what Apple, Android, and most of all, Mango, brought. I still prefer WP7.5 but I want my next phone to have the bump up in hardware since it's so close.
Still, another bump down to $49 on the Trophy and we'll see if my willpower holds....
11-02-2011, 03:04 AM #22
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The trophy is ok, and maybe the specs with what 7 is arent bad, but are they 2 years away not bad? Thats how long it has to last. I like to use the crap out of my phone. I've been on Windows systems my whole life, if this follows suit even 1/4 of the history then specs will be important for longevity. Thats the model of the computing business, big or small, no matter how good it seems. At the end of the day no ones killing thier own interests. Apple, MS, Goog... none of them are Encom, theres no Flynn... so I'll wait, just a little longer so at 12-15 months I'm not dying for a phone that will work till I hit my upgrade at 20 as the main account. just my nickel
11-02-2011, 08:59 AM #23
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I finally bit the bullet and got a Trophy. Couldn't deal with my OG Droid any longer, no matter how many custom ROMs I tried. I went through amazon wireless and got it for $50, I looked on craigslist and ebay, but I wasn't willing to pay more than $150 off contract and most were going for $200+.
Any idea which screen protectors from Steinheil will work with it? They don't make a specific protector for the Trophy, but I have to believe one of the protectors for another HTC model will work. Hopefully they make protectors for the Radar.
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