- 08-19-2012, 05:35 AM #1
I'm afraid that I may have made a huge mistake. Today I signed a new 3 year contract with a Lumia 900 on Rogers.
I'm wondering if I should return the phone and hold out for WP8, or stick with the 900. The phone is for my mother, who doesn't need the latest and greatest so the 900 would be sufficient and pretty future proof, but I don't want to be giving her an outdated phone. She previously had a 900 and loved it, but after it got water damaged she had to buy out the contract and sign a new one.
I'm in a bit of a dilemma right now, she needs a new phone quickly as it's essentially a necessity for her work, so I don't know if she could wait for another 2 months before a new phone's available, and even then it would most likely be at a higher price.
What would you guys recommend doing, keeping the 900, or holding out for Nokia's WP8 lineup?
- 08-19-2012, 08:43 AM #4
If she doesn't need the latest and greatest and liked the previous 900, then for sure keep it.
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- 08-19-2012, 08:54 PM #9
I think that I'll end up keeping it, though, as long as she's happy I'm happy. However, I think that I'll hold out for a Nokia WP8 handset, I don't mind waiting the few months for a premium product.
- 08-20-2012, 09:30 AM #13
Yeah, the only mistake I see here is the 3 year contract. The 900 is the best WP on the market right now in my opinion and I'd still recommend it for people that need a phone now but if they can wait a couple more months I definitly tell them to do wait and look at the WP8 devices.
EDIT: The only reason I say 3 years is a mistake is because like the others said 3 years is a lifetime.
- 08-20-2012, 09:46 AM #14
He ended up buying the Xperia S. Lol!
Sent from my RaZr Nexus.
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08-21-2012, 06:29 AM #22
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My vote is ask her. If she's like my parents she doesn't care what's coming, only whether the device works and meets their needs. Does it meet her needs? OK, problem solved.
First rule of gadgets for other people... don't overthink things. Just because you're a tech enthusiast doesn't mean everyone else is. Keep it simple... and solve a need in the simplest way possible.
- 08-21-2012, 06:41 AM #23
Like I said somwhere else.
Buy iPhone 4S.
Use it 3 months.
Sell iPhone 4S (excellent re-sale value!)
Last edited by rockstarzzz; 08-21-2012 at 06:42 AM. Reason: iPhone 4S to be sold - forgot that!
08-21-2012, 07:13 AM #24
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My recommendation is hold out for WP8.
Given the apps are going to be different between 7 and 8, there seems to be a lot more interest in the release of WP8 so with that being said all the good apps that are currently missing from the WP marketplace will likely be developed for 8 (IF developed anyway) and forgotten about on 7. Since it is for your mother I don't figure she uses that many apps (if she's like my mom anyway) but it's still better to have the option of downloading them and using them rather than missing out.
08-21-2012, 07:30 AM #25
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Also, is your topic title an Arrested Development reference? If so, nice work! :)
Last edited by TheJoester09; 08-21-2012 at 09:29 AM.