10-20-2011, 06:42 AM #2
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I am hoping that there will be something also. I am very doubtful though so I am looking at buying a trophy off of ebay and then using my upgrade to get one of the newer phones when they arrive next year I'm guessing.
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10-21-2011, 12:14 AM #5
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after reading TIMN, I'm hoping there is a secret Nokia phone coming to Verizon. It would make sense.
HTC and Samsung are making enough phones for AT&T. T-mobile has one. Maybe Nokia, will take the next big customer base, Verizon. and there could be a cheap one for t-mobile or sprint. Hopefully there is a world phone.
maybe, too much hoping this, hoping that... Very excited about Nokia announcement. We will see.
10-21-2011, 03:28 PM #6
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I am waiting to see what Nokia has for WP7.5. I want a large phone with a fast dual core processor, super amoled hi res screen (at least 4.3" or better), good camera and a front camera and able to use a bluetooth keyboard. If there is nothing next week, I'll get the Motorola Bionic or the Samsung Nexus. I'd wait a month or 2 but not 6 months.
- 11-03-2011, 11:48 PM #9
It may be capable but its not LTE right now. As far as VZN they did have a team at Nokia World so it a possibility and Nokia signalled willingness desire to do CDMA LTE Maybe the ACE will be a combo release for CDMA LTE and LTE for GSM as well That could be a sweet deal!
- 11-04-2011, 04:36 PM #11
From everything I've read, LTE support won't be available until the Apollo update. I suppose that their could be some LTE capable handsets out before Apollo that will just become true LTE phones AFTER Apollo, but I highly doubt it.
To be honest, I'd prefer to have 3G and WiFi and save the $100 surcharge that VZW seems to tack on to all of it's LTE devices. 95% of the time, I'm within WiFi range and it's typically faster than the 4G connection speeds. All that said, I'd REALLY just like to have a second generation WP7.5 option at VZW.
11-10-2011, 06:29 PM #15
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There have been several rumors of a Nokia 800 LTE for AT&T, and Nokia and Verizon have been buddy/buddy since Nokia world.
I know high res Screens and Dual Core are slated to be supported by Apollo, but there is no reason in the world a single core WP couldn't support LTE with the hardware standards Microsoft has in place for Mango. All 1st gen LTE on Verizon were single core. Q2 LTE for Windows makes sense.
- 11-12-2011, 11:07 PM #16
- 11-13-2011, 06:07 PM #17
Trust me, Verizon is using the transition to LTE as a way to move beyond the $199 price point psychological barrier so they can charge more for phones going forward. Until the US begins to operate like they do in many European countries where the purchase of the phone doesn't have to occur at the carrier's stores, competition will be limited artificially by these vertically integrated "mini-monopolies".
- 11-13-2011, 08:01 PM #18
11-14-2011, 01:12 PM #20
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No freakin way VZW can test and release a phone that to this point is non-existant by Q1 2012... I'm just say'n.
1. VZW is arrogant
2. VZW hates MS
3. VZW is SLOW w/horrible testing
4 . VZW has no reason to change from Android (cheap phone crappy OS but they dont care its about selling expensive data plans)
5. see #1
Have no use for VZW... only going to get worse with charges and price of phones... see item #1
- 11-14-2011, 08:49 PM #21
That said, I still don't see AT&T as serious competition for a lot of folks. Some people, like me, can't change from Verizon due to business limitations. Others, like most cities in the US from survey after survey, get better reception from Verizon. I see great WP7 phone after great WP7 phone on AT&T and I have no desire to switch because only Verizon works in the tunnels of the Metro system here in DC and even outside, AT&T's coverage is bad. Indoors, is almost non-existent. So if AT&T gets their LTE network working as well and consistently as they had their GSM network running, I'll still hold on to Verizon. And I say that as a former AT&T GSM guy.
- 11-21-2011, 09:36 PM #23
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- 11-21-2011, 09:39 PM #24
11-21-2011, 11:20 PM #25
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It really depends on where you are. Before the iPhone, AT&T had some really bad spots in Chicago. I could pin point them. They made a lot of improvements after they started selling the iPhone here.
In Chicago, the only wireless service in the tunnels of the L was AT&T and T-Mobile.
Like I said, it depends on where you are.