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  1. gfunk84's Avatar
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    Black will be the only colour in Canada according to Nokia's specs at:
    Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications - Nokia - Canada

    Also, a lot of features are not mentioned and bands are lacking compared to the US specs:
    Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications - Nokia - USA

    I was really hoping they'd offer Cyan at launch. The 900 launched in Black, but they did eventually offer Cyan months later, so maybe they will with the 920 3-4 months months later.
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    That's bull****. Under no circumstance does it make sense for bands to be unavailable on the device in Canada. I want to be able to unlock it and travel.

    And why the **** wouldn't they at least get red? It's not like Rogers' color isn't red.
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    aren't you tired of black slobs of a Phone? Don't be a sheep get some color in your life with the new Lumia 920. Unless you happen to live in Canada, in this case sucks to be you.
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    I think the bands are still there, but they probably don't want people unlocking the phone and using it on another carrier. I bet it has to do with Rogers' exclusivity deal.

    Other posters have pointed out that the Nokia global site is listing other bands not mentioned on the North American sites.

    http://forums.wpcentral.com/upcoming...ces/198451.htm


    I have a feeling it will be a similar situation to when the 710 came out on Rogers. It initially did not list some of the bands, but when unlocked people got the phone to work with other carriers.
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    The Canadian NOKIA Lumia 920 site doesn't mention anything about wireless charging under Wireless, and also doesn't have the S4 Processor section.... is the Canadian version stripped down? :/
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    It does mention wireless charging on the overview page, but the processor isn't listed. I think they just left it off their page because they wouldn't make a separate version just for the Canadian market.
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    In any case this is fairly depressing news all round. Even if they will be releasing other colour options in a few months what's the point, especially if the HTC offerings make their way up here in all their glory. I still really want the Lumia 920, red or yellow would be nice, and unfortunately I'm stuck using Bell, not just on contract but because of better coverage in my location.

    It looks like I may have to ship it from elsewhere. Does anyone have any links they would like to provide for buying a phone outright that will work on Bell Mobility's bands?
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    Yeah, I doubt they changed manufacturing lines just to make a Canadian specific version. It is not economical for them to change hardware specs for different countries. The added cost of having separate lines doesn't make sense. It just simply isn't listed. I used my Rogers L900 on Vodafone in Italy with no problems back in May.

    I dunno...the situation in Canada makes no sense. Why is it that no company has come forward to sell unsubsidized, unbranded phones in this damn country?? Is there some sort of CRTC red tape that prevents it? Anyone here have any insight on why this might be?
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    Very disappointed that the Lumia 920 is exclusive to Rogers again. And even more disappointing is that it's annouced to be available only in black. I have never been more let down about a release for a phone. Nokia's has been hyping up this phone since it was announced all over the internet and media, showing off it's unique selection of beautiful colours and features all over Nokia Canada's Facebook page only to release it in the most conservative colour. Rogers or Nokia might want to know that a poll was done here and out 8,789 votes (so far) the #1 voted colour choice was cyan at 26% of votes followed by black at 18% and yellow at 17%.

    I was waiting to buy this phone. I was even considering switching to Rogers from Telus just to be able to use tethering and MMS finally (because Nokia refuses to release the network setup app in Canada) and then hearing that black is the only option is a big let down. Almost as much as restricting this phone to one carrier.

    So my choices are pray AT&T allow unlocking of their branded L920 (which I doubt), find another version that has compatible bands and more colour choices or buy the Ativ S or 8X. Neither of which I really care to buy as much as the 920.

    Very disappointed with today's announcements.
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    This color restriction BS is getting on my nerves. I do not know who's responsibility it is, Nokia or Rogers, but the variety of bold colors is one of the main signatures for the Lumia line.

    Offer the phone in all colors for every carrier so people have a broader choice and happy. Restricting colors does absolutely nothing positive but ruins the Lumia's lively trait! I don't get companies sometimes at all!

    NOKIA makes fun of Apple for only offering only black and white phones, and then only offers black with Rogers. I will be buying my 920 unlocked from overseas I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xsever View Post
    This color restriction BS is getting on my nerves. I do not know who's responsibility it is, Nokia or Rogers, but the variety of bold colors is one of the main signatures for the Lumia line.

    Offer the phone in all colors for every carrier so people have a broader choice and happy. Restricting colors does absolutely nothing positive but ruins the Lumia's lively trait! I don't get companies sometimes at all!

    NOKIA makes fun of Apple for only offering only black and white phones, and then only offers black with Rogers. I will be buying my 920 unlocked from overseas I guess.
    I have a feeling the colour decision is actually from Rogers. I've been trying to find a way to formally complain to them by email but sadly you're forced to call into customer care, then escalate to a manager, the "office of the president". This likely will get us no where.

    Rogers should have at least offered one more colour choice or have the option to order another colour online only.
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    The choice to stock a particular colour is most likely on Rogers and not Nokia. Nokia would supply whatever colours that Rogers would order from them.


    Quote Originally Posted by ImmortalWarrior View Post
    I dunno...the situation in Canada makes no sense. Why is it that no company has come forward to sell unsubsidized, unbranded phones in this damn country?? Is there some sort of CRTC red tape that prevents it? Anyone here have any insight on why this might be?

    I think it's just a symptom of the Canadian wireless industry. The big 3 have been selling phones under 2 and 3 year contracts for so long that many average consumers would be unwilling to buy unsubsidized phones thinking that they would be too expensive.

    There is a Microsoft store opening in Toronto sometime in the future so I'm hoping they will sell unlocked phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    The choice to stock a particular colour is most likely on Rogers and not Nokia. Nokia would supply whatever colours that Rogers would order from them.





    I think it's just a symptom of the Canadian wireless industry. The big 3 have been selling phones under 2 and 3 year contracts for so long that many average consumers would be unwilling to buy unsubsidized phones thinking that they would be too expensive.

    There is a Microsoft store opening in Toronto sometime in the future so I'm hoping they will sell unlocked phones.
    I really do hope that the TO Microsoft store sells unlocked phones. I know that store is going to be in the Eaton center, any idea of when it opens? If it's before the 920 release, I'll be there to buy one.
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    The Microsoft store will actually be in Yorkdale Mall, not The Eaton Centre. I haven't been that way in a while so I'm not sure what the progress is, but last I heard November 16 will be the opening date.
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    I tweeted Nokia Canada and Rogers about black only. Will update you guys if I hear anything back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmortalWarrior View Post
    I really do hope that the TO Microsoft store sells unlocked phones. I know that store is going to be in the Eaton center, any idea of when it opens? If it's before the 920 release, I'll be there to buy one.
    I've heard 2 stores in TO will be opening. One in Eaton Centre and one in Yorkdale. And to my knowledge they are targetting getting these open in time for the Surface release. However I'd be shocked if they sold the 920 unlocked in various colours. Of course I would love to see this but can't see it happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfunk84 View Post
    Black will be the only colour in Canada according to Nokia's specs at:
    Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications - Nokia - Canada

    Also, a lot of features are not mentioned and bands are lacking compared to the US specs:
    Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications - Nokia - USA

    I was really hoping they'd offer Cyan at launch. The 900 launched in Black, but they did eventually offer Cyan months later, so maybe they will with the 920 3-4 months months later.

    Yeah I live in Montreal and it was absolutely ridiculous to have to wait literally MONTHS just to have the cyan Lumia 900. I hope this time Rogers will stop playing and get at least the RED, CYAN and BLACK Lumia 920.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xsever View Post
    I tweeted Nokia Canada and Rogers about black only. Will update you guys if I hear anything back.
    Yeah I tweeted also and they told me that more details are coming. So yeah no real answers for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by xsever View Post
    This color restriction BS is getting on my nerves. I do not know who's responsibility it is, Nokia or Rogers, but the variety of bold colors is one of the main signatures for the Lumia line.

    Offer the phone in all colors for every carrier so people have a broader choice and happy. Restricting colors does absolutely nothing positive but ruins the Lumia's lively trait! I don't get companies sometimes at all!

    NOKIA makes fun of Apple for only offering only black and white phones, and then only offers black with Rogers. I will be buying my 920 unlocked from overseas I guess.
    Yup same thing for me. No way I'm giving my money to Rogers again and get lock with a 3 yr contract
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    The webpage linked in the OP's post is no longer working for a list of Canadian specs. I see now the wireless charging overview here: Nokia Lumia 920 - Nokia - Canada
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    Eaton Centre will be one of those pop up holiday shops opening on Oct 26th. Yorkdale will have the full store opening on November 16. Microsoft Store Locations - Store Lookup

    I hope they will have unlocked 920s, but I wouldn't bet on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QballDS View Post
    Eaton Centre will be one of those pop up holiday shops opening on Oct 26th. Yorkdale will have the full store opening on November 16. Microsoft Store Locations - Store Lookup

    I hope they will have unlocked 920s, but I wouldn't bet on it.
    That's what I think as well... but it is a Microsoft Store and it is a MS product. I will hope, but I expect no.

    Great about the holiday store, I can at least call them and check about the Lumias. I did look up the permanent store and it does appear to be opening on Nov 16th. Yorkdale is easier to get to anyways (and has free parking:P)
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    Just go to any Hong Kong style Asian mall and get them to order you an unlocked one or go through an online retailer like Negri. They are usually quite reliable.

    Warning. Warranty is only valid in the country your phone was purchased usually. So you might want to buy warranty but I never do and haven't been burned yet.

    If you are from Vancouver, check out Mobiledna. They are great.
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    Will an unlocked AT&T phone work on Rogers?

    I am reasonable close to the border and would be willing to drive.

    Moreover if the Microsoft store has them I will just get a friend to pick one up and mail it. Anything to give Rogers less money after this very poor decision.

    Not a surprise at all, though :(
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