10-24-2012, 10:54 PM #129
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They are going to make a push for larger corporate contracts to move over, especially for those still using Blackberry.
But there is hope that the greater awareness through marketing and word of mouth will cause the platform to grow substantially and lessen the impact Android has on their bottom line while also lessening Apple's power.
- 10-25-2012, 09:46 AM #130
only problem is, i'll have half the storage of the 920 with which to store them...but...i can just remove them regularly, i suppose. :)
any of this is, of course, contingent on me being able to convince my wife that i actually need to upgrade my phone.
- 10-25-2012, 10:13 AM #131
- 10-25-2012, 11:56 AM #133
And the 822 was 8GB with a card slot. The battery is removable but the battery door is inductive. I mean its literally the Droid Charge running WP8.
- 10-25-2012, 07:09 PM #136
8X has the default colors as well.
Another thing about the 822 is that the physical keys on the side feel cheap as ****. This is most definitely a budget phone and the wireless charging/Nokia apps are the only thing going for it.
Also, to everyone who is upset VZW isnt getting the 920, go to the store and check out the 8X. PREMIUM
10-25-2012, 07:15 PM #137
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Verizon's preference would be to see Android and WP8 at about equal marketshare and iPhone eliminated from the market entirely. That's not realistic, just what they'd like to see. Apparently AT&T and T-Mobile feel the same, for entirely different reasons. The carriers severely dislike Apple. If the iPhone ever sees significant drop in marketshare, look for carriers to stop selling them or allowing new iPhones on their networks. I'm serious on this.
It's another reason why VZW is interested in BB10. They'd be ecstatic if BB10 recovered RIM, Android continued to do well, WP8 grows substantially, and iPhone ends up in fourth place in 3-4 years. As I said, not expected, but they'd love it. They hate Apple. And apparently they are not alone in the cell industry. I think it's only a matter of time before the carriers feel able to make demands of Apple and, if Apple does not comply and allow iPhone to be treated just like any other phone then they'll get dropped. Apple is in a position of strength right now, but the Galaxy S3 showed it is possible to beat them head to head. Verizon wants to see more of that.
- 10-25-2012, 10:12 PM #139
I wasn't aware of this other app, but I'm going to take a look at it. Are Nokia Maps available to download on the 8x? I've heard lots of good stuff about the maps.
Overall, I would have to say since Verizon isn't getting anything 9xx related (from what we've heard so far), after all the research I've done, the 8x does not sound like an inferior device. I was afraid about storage, and realize that Xbox music is going to take care of a lot of my needs, and SkyDrive is far superior to iCloud in nearly every way.
The positive views of the forum members here have calmed me down a bit, and helped me be okay with my somewhat pigeon-holed selection of flagship devices on Big Red.
Tell us mooooaaaaarrrrr!
- 10-25-2012, 11:48 PM #140
I've also played with the HTC 8X courtesy of a HTC Rep stopping by our Best Buy. It is indeed a very nice phone, feels nice in the hand, and very pocket friendly. Camera indeed takes quick pics, and I might just get it if the Lumia 920's camera fails to live up to expectations.
- 10-26-2012, 12:19 AM #141
- 10-26-2012, 07:52 AM #142
It really just depends on YOUR needs. For instance, I'm not an app or camera person. I want a phone that is well built and feels good in the hand, has a good screen, and at least 16GB of internal storage. I have very modest expectations and during my 4 hours of hands-on time with the 8X, I was ready to leave with it and never look back. I had my tiles all laid out how I wanted, it was MY PHONE before I left.
- 10-26-2012, 10:23 AM #143
- 10-26-2012, 10:26 AM #144
Yeah the techie in me sees the spec sheet and says (on paper) the 920 beats the 8x hands down. Therefore I want the 920. But when I really start to think about it I'm not really that big into apps. I use my phone to text and look up windows phone news, take some pictures of my kids and that's about it. I do use it for maps but I don't live in a big city so I don't need an awesome mapping program and from the sounds of it all wp8 phones will have Nokia maps so they're even there. So another question I guess I have is that the 8x looks tall and skinny where as the 920 and 822 looked more wider. So my question is did the 8x feel way skinny? Also Mr. MacPhisto you mentioned BB10 so have anyone on Verizon get a chance to see one in person? My gf really liked the BB storm but went to the iPhone 4 and never really liked it so I'm going to get her the BB10 phone that comes to Verizon and I was just wondering about personal experiences.
- 10-26-2012, 10:44 AM #145
i don't know how many of the exclusive apps i would use, either....i have almost never used my current phone as a GPS while driving, i am already a pretty satisfied Spotify subscriber, and the area i live in is pretty small, so City Lens is pretty useless here...
it is having the option to use those apps that keeps me wanting/pining for the 920. i do get out and roam from time to time, so some of those apps might come in handy, but there are alternatives that would probably do just fine.
besides the apps, it is the camera that i keep coming back to. i did look around on the web for some sample images from the One X, which i think has the same camera that will be in the 8X, and it seemed to hold its own just fine against the iphone's camera, and even looked to be the 2nd best option behind the 920 when tested in low light situations (well, 3rd if you include the PureView 808...).
to get EITHER phone, i will have to leave my current carrier, which is a small regional carrier here in eastern KY...however, in this area, CDMA is king and ATT phones are pretty limited in where they work. so that means Verizon, and apparently, that means the 8X, at least for a while.
- 10-26-2012, 03:00 PM #149
I'm not going to sign a 2 year contract when I am already out of space... Where's the high end HTC device ?
- 10-26-2012, 04:07 PM #150
My DM got to field test the 8X and 822, and he said the 8X was comparable to his Razr MAXX but the Nokia was far and away the best reception of any phone.
As for battery, I used about 40% in the 4 hours but you have to remember that store demo mode was on, which drains a phone quickly. And I was watching a bunch of trailers to see that amazing screen work its magic.