- 05-01-2013, 10:28 AM #2
I don't think it will be miss, many people won't switch carriers for a phone. The 928 will still provide an excellent WP on VZW which will be good for all of us. I'm sure they will lose a few customers and they have missed many opportunities to convert users to WP but VZW probably doesn't care much as to which OS your phone runs as long as it is on their network.
05-01-2013, 12:44 PM #8
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05-10-2013, 01:43 PM #18
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Nokia has determined that they don't have the ability to market their smartphones independently and must rely on carrier marketing support. Nokia has also determined that they must compete on price, and their only way of doing so is by negotiating higher than average subsidies from carriers. They have also determined that they need better POS presence. Obviously, Nokia must rely on carriers for all of those things, and Nokia has nothing to offer in return except device exclusivity.
Put yourself in Nokia's shoes. If you want that level of cooperation from carriers, then you need to go along with their demands. What would you do?
What I can't judge is how necessary that level of cooperation actually is for Nokia, but given that Nokia and WP are/were essentially unknown brands in the U.S. I'm guessing it's quite important.
05-10-2013, 01:45 PM #19--
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Just a sample of the devices I've owned over the years.....
Nokia ATT phone
HTC Windows Mobile (?)
HTC Touch Pro
HTC Touch Pro II
Nokia Lumia 822
Nokia Lumia 928
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