- 08-21-2013, 11:04 AM #1
How is this even possible? This is in relation to the FM Radio option. Let me get this straight, I'll probably never have to use the feature but it's the principle of the matter that needs to be discussed. How can a newer version of basically the same hardware have less functionality? How is this even possible?
We deserve an explanation to why this is the case. And does this set a precedence for future Nokia phones? None of this makes sense. I'd expect features to be disabled on a budget phone, but not on a so-called flagship device.
- 08-21-2013, 11:08 AM #3
I read that thread. This topic is about the precedent that this sets with Nokia phones. When I choose the more advanced model of a phone, I expect all of the features of the lesser model and then some. But with Nokia, this seems arbitrary.
I love WP8, but another carrier needs to step the f-up because Nokia isn't cutting it.
- 08-21-2013, 11:54 AM #6
There's no precedent here. The 822 has a MicroSD slot. 928 doesn't. Is 928 gimped because of that? It's not even a precedent with this particular model, let alone within Nokia.
- 08-21-2013, 01:50 PM #12
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- 08-23-2013, 09:20 AM #14
I was VERY excited for GDR2 because of the FM Radio (I listen to nascar races occasionally, TuneIn supports the station it broadcasts on, but not the nascar programming), and was VERY depressed when GDR2 came out without FM Radio on my 928. Do I believe my phone is Gimped? No. The 822 is an awesome device but I want the awesome camera and screen on the 928 more than I want microSD, FM radio and removable battery on the 822.
- 08-23-2013, 09:36 AM #15
So now we would all own giant bricks that weigh 300g, are 1/2 inch thick at best and cost a small fortune to own. I bought my 928 two weeks after release for $30, it blows the minds of every friend and family member that sees it(something my poor trophy never could do, even if it was still amazing IMO) and performs 95% of my realistic needs (great phone, great camera, great screen, wonderful OS).
- 08-23-2013, 11:12 AM #17
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- 08-23-2013, 01:18 PM #19
It could (not saying it is - just could) be as simple as cost. Yeah, the wire would probably cost a penny or less... But I used to work in the Auto industry, and worked not only for a car manufacturer at one point, but a supplier at another point. At the supplier, where we made seats to supply the car makers, I've seen discussions that lasted six months about whether or not to put something on a seat that was going to cost just a penny. Yeah.... When you're working for a publicly traded company, they do look at that level of cost. A penny per seat, or even a penny per seat set (I don't remember which it was, as I wasn't directly involved, just hearing from my boss), multiplied by millions of cars/seats can add up.
- 08-23-2013, 06:32 PM #21
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- 08-23-2013, 11:20 PM #25
No one here, or anywhere, is going to say anything to make you like this. And nothing that is said here is going to change it. There is a saying in engineering - "It is what it is." Verizon just does not really care too much if you are happy as an individual or not. They made the decision for what seemed to them to be a good reason. Whether it is objectively good is not necessarily so, but it is what it is. You have a decision to make; use the phone (and it's a darned nice phone, FM or no) or don't. There are other carriers and other phones. But the other carriers won't really be any better because their motivations are identical to Verizons; suck as much money from your wallet as possible, just short of starvation, because dead customers don't pay their bills.
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