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    I wasn't expecting this at all. I guess Verizon will get it's rumored 920 at a later date? How long does an exclusivity period normally last?

    AT&T announces Nokia Lumia 920 exclusive, launches in November with Lumia 820 | The Verge

    The Lumia 820 is also an AT&T exclusive.
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    :( So, HTC or Samsung, here I come.

    Best of luck to you, Nokia. Hope it works out.

    Edit: According to their website the 820 is an AT&T exclusive too. I really don't understand. Hopefully Nokia will still be around to get it right next time.
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    This just pisses me off! Why wouldn't a company like Nokia want to offer their phones to as many potential buyers as possible?!?! My only hope is that the AT&T "exclusive" will only be a launch exclusive and that the 920 could be available on Verizon a month or so later. If not, then I guess it's the 8X for me...and my wife...and my son...see what you're missing here Nokia!!
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    I wouldn't be surprised if there is an 822 and/or 922 announced for Verizon.

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    UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this pisses me off to no end. I was so damn excited to get a 920 and now this crap. :( Looks like HTC for me.
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    Wow, I didn't know about the 820 also being an exclusive. What happened, Nokia? You have some sweet hardware, but most people in the US won't be able to buy it even if they wanted to.

    It now makes perfect sense why Microsoft chose HTC to be the face of WP8. The 8X and 8S will be available on all the major carriers. (Not sure what's up with Sprint though)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xplode22 View Post
    My only hope is that the AT&T "exclusive" will only be a launch exclusive and that the 920 could be available on Verizon a month or so later.
    Quote Originally Posted by sinime View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if there is an 822 and/or 922 announced for Verizon.

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    I too see this happening. The question is how long will it take? I dont think it will be a month. It will be more like Janurary. This is fine with me as I need to save up to buy it off contract. However, would we be hearing about second generation WP8 phones by this time? Will that prompt me to hold of until then? We'll see.
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    The 900 sold so well on just the one carrier, it only made sense to do the exact same thing!......

    Nokia AND Microsoft want, need, to move handsets quickly. Exclusivity might drive up hype, but it does not drive adoption. As much as people want the latest and greatest, they also want to have what everyone has, what their friends are using. What doesn't make sense to me is that they ALREADY tried this with the 900, and look how many 900's are out there; not nearly as many as they'd hoped. Someone much smarter than I defined insanity as trying the same thing but expecting different results. These seems like one of those times.

    I certainly hope that an earlier poster is right, with the 920 and 820 being ATT exclusives, & the 922 & 822 going to Verizon. Not only because I'm a Verizon customer, but because Windows Phone needs exposure to get people to buy.

    I'm aware that the carriers decide that what phones they stock, but this is still a raw deal for a lot of consumers.
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    Looks like I'm switching to ATT. My friend has ATT and he gets just as good and sometimes better signal than I do on Verizon.

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    No need to get emotional, Nokia said a long time ago that they would give each carrier a custom version of flag ships to satisfy each carrier. It may be a permanent exclusive or temporary, as of this very moment we just don't know yet.

    We should wait for WP central staff to get a hands on and talk to a phew folks before we start crying and cursing Nokia. I don't think this is the end, why would Nokia make the 920 compatible with so many different radio bands? CDMA GSM and all kinds of LTE bands are supported so I don't think this is the end. I will patiently wait and see what unfolds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollo132 View Post
    The 900 sold so well on just the one carrier, it only made sense to do the exact same thing!......

    Nokia AND Microsoft want, need, to move handsets quickly. Exclusivity might drive up hype, but it does not drive adoption. As much as people want the latest and greatest, they also want to have what everyone has, what their friends are using. What doesn't make sense to me is that they ALREADY tried this with the 900, and look how many 900's are out there; not nearly as many as they'd hoped. Someone much smarter than I defined insanity as trying the same thing but expecting different results. These seems like one of those times.

    I certainly hope that an earlier poster is right, with the 920 and 820 being ATT exclusives, & the 922 & 822 going to Verizon. Not only because I'm a Verizon customer, but because Windows Phone needs exposure to get people to buy.

    I'm aware that the carriers decide that what phones they stock, but this is still a raw deal for a lot of consumers.
    Like it or not, the hype is needed. The hype will come before adoption. And hype from the carriers is hard to come by without some sort of exclusivity.

    Look at all WP handsets in general. Nokia has over 50% of the market, and probably even more of the mindshare.

    MS will by hyping the Windows 8 ecosystem in general.

    Nokia will be hyping their Lumia line.

    But they still need a partner that will be committed to hyping the products in the stores. And that doesn't happen with a little known product unless there is a deal made that benefits the carrier for doing so.
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    I'm on AT&T with no desire to switch. I'm good! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vallos View Post
    I too see this happening. The question is how long will it take? I dont think it will be a month. It will be more like Janurary. This is fine with me as I need to save up to buy it off contract. However, would we be hearing about second generation WP8 phones by this time? Will that prompt me to hold of until then? We'll see.
    I was wondering the same thing, as our situations are likely somewhat similar (wanting to keep unlimited plan, paying $599 for a phone soon cost prohibitive, etc). Waiting until January/February wouldn't be a horrible thing. Better than nothing, which is what it seems as of now.

    Do you really expect 2nd generation WP8 devices, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garredow View Post
    I wasn't expecting this at all. I guess Verizon will get it's rumored 920 at a later date? How long does an exclusivity period normally last?

    AT&T announces Nokia Lumia 920 exclusive, launches in November with Lumia 820 | The Verge

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    The Nokia Lumia 820 will also be an AT&T exclusive.
    Why weren't you expecting this? I thought it was common sense that the 920 was going to be a time exclusive for AT&T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garredow View Post
    I wasn't expecting this at all. I guess Verizon will get it's rumored 920 at a later date? How long does an exclusivity period normally last?

    AT&T announces Nokia Lumia 920 exclusive, launches in November with Lumia 820 | The Verge

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    The Nokia Lumia 820 will also be an AT&T exclusive.
    Redmond was clearly anticipating Nokia doing something this stupid. Thus the development of their own WP8 hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjarren View Post
    I was wondering the same thing, as our situations are likely somewhat similar (wanting to keep unlimited plan, paying $599 for a phone soon cost prohibitive, etc). Waiting until January/February wouldn't be a horrible thing. Better than nothing, which is what it seems as of now.

    Do you really expect 2nd generation WP8 devices, though?
    No, but we should here rumors of some in the works, right? In reality, second generation phones won't be out by end of summer 2013, the earliest and I certainly will not be waiting that long. I will get a new phone by February, and it will be the 8x if Nokia is not on Verizon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    Why weren't you expecting this? I thought it was common sense that the 920 was going to be a time exclusive for AT&T.
    There were strong rumors of Verizon getting the 920 and I was hoping that Nokia learned from the whole "L900 exclusivity" thing. I'm sure some other carriers will get the 920 or 820 eventually, but this will definitely hold Nokia back from being a big player. How long with this exclusivity period last? Three months? Six months?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drdreydel View Post
    Redmond was clearly anticipating Nokia doing something this stupid. Thus the development of their own WP8 hardware.
    I'm sure AT&T had a big hand in this, so you can't totally blame Nokia. Also, I don't think this is why Microsoft wants to build their own devices. However, this exclusivity deal shows why Microsoft chose HTC to be the face of Windows Phone 8 instead of Nokia.
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    tmonews is still reporting that t-mobile is likely to get the 820.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSteve View Post
    tmonews is still reporting that t-mobile is likely to get the 820.
    Hmm, I was seeing reports earlier that the 820 would be AT&T exclusive as well. Anyone know for sure?

    Edit:
    Nevermind, Nokia says the 820 is also an exclusive.
    http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia820/
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    Quote Originally Posted by drdreydel View Post
    Redmond was clearly anticipating Nokia doing something this stupid. Thus the development of their own WP8 hardware.
    ...we are talking about two countries where Nokia is doing this. UK and USA.

    Rest of the globe doesn't even need to even think about these kind of things. Also Lumia 920 will be sold via China Mobile, world largest carrier with 630 billion subs in a world largest smartphone market. HTC does not have any phone via China Mobile and sales wise that actually matters.


    So happy i don't ever need to bother with these things or to be locked in some carriers paying horrible data costs.
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    Looks like its the HTC 8x or ativ s for me, basically whichever comes out first, hate how damn massive the 8x is for only having a 4.3 inch screen, kinda ridiculous.

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    I think the 920 will be exclusive, but that doesn't mean that Nokia won't build a 922 or something like that, it is different and then will be on Verizon. It won't be on launch, but it will happen. Calm down, breathe.
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    The Galaxy Nexus was a "Verizon Exclusive" last year and it was only for a few weeks. No worries, the other carriers will have it in no time afterwards.
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    Well sconrad, apparently u haven't been waiting for almost 2 years on Verizon to get a decent wp phone, kind of tired of it, so yes people are pretty damn upset when they hear Nokia isn't bringing their top phone to Vzw

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