- 01-04-2012, 01:06 AM #1
Nokia's press conference is on Monday. My return deadline for my Titan is Saturday. I'm really torn on if I should return my Titan or not.
My reasons for wanting a Nokia are: The Titan is too large for me and I would prefer a 4.3" or smaller screen, Titan call quality issues, Nokia's Design, and Nokia Apps. The Nokia apps are the #1 reason I think. I really want turn by turn Nav, which is like $50, and I am on the verge of signing up for Spotify or Rdio, either of which would be $9.99 a month cause I listen to so much music at work (don't want Zune Pass cause if I am paying I want it to work on my iPod Touch as well, but for free I'm willing to deal with my iPod not using the same subscription service).
My reasons for wanting to keep my Titan: I like the metal construction and I only paid a penny for the device. I got it off Amazon and their return policy is that you have 30 days from the delivery date to return it. Mine was delivered the 9th of December, 30 days after that is the 7th of January.
What would you do? The Nokia would cost me $200 (possibly more) up front on contract but would save me $290 over the course of that contract ($9.99 a month Spotify for 24 months and $50 navigation app).
01-04-2012, 01:13 AM #3
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Well you can install Nokia Drive on your Titan if you dev unlock it. Or buy Navigon, which is better than Nokia Drive, for $29.
And are we sure the Nokia phones sold here in the US will have Nokia Music? I thought Nokia only had deals with EU labels for their music service and wouldn't be bringing it to the states.
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01-04-2012, 01:26 AM #4
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Seems like you really want the Nokia device... so return it!
I'm keeping my Focus S and will get the 900 or whatever the next high end Nokia that hits AT&T.
- 01-04-2012, 01:30 AM #5
01-04-2012, 08:36 AM #8
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Why not return it and if the Nokia doesn't blow your socks off, take it back :D.
Edit: The build quality is the reason I don't like HTC that much, their phone are a lot of metal so that makes them heavy and very slippery, guarantying that your phone will fall sooner or later and the weight making it sure the screen will break.
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01-04-2012, 08:55 AM #9
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Return it and wait for the Nokia. If you haven't see a Nokia Lumia in person, you will be very sad when the 900 comes out. They are downright gorgeous. Titan is nice compared to other phones out now, but does not even come close to how sexy Nokia phones are. Whole different level.
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01-04-2012, 10:17 AM #10
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01-04-2012, 11:05 AM #11
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I could "live" with the voice quality issue on this phone but not the reboot/powercycle and you don't hangup on your customers.
Anyway back to my story. So I have to wait till my original Titan is recieved and processed at Amazon Wireless so I can do the next move and it looks like it won't be till Friday at this point. My cut off is Jan 12th. It seems now the prices of phones on Amazon are double what I pay for on Dec 10.
I like what I been reading about the Nokia Lumia 900 and March 18 is not that far off. And now there is another os called Apollo what is that about? They just came with Mango.. Would I be able to update the OS on the Titan if I keep it?
But that nice 4.7 inch screen is so nice. I actually been watching Netflix in bed haha. I dont think the phone is bulky at all and the ally case is not slippery but I have a decent case for it anyway.
My other option is to reverse my upgrade and just go back to my Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition.
I am too so torn with what to do. Please keep this thread going.
01-04-2012, 11:51 AM #13
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If you're getting call quality issues, then it would make sense to return it.
My Titan has been fine for me. Though I will admit that reception isn't the greatest at my house. Then again, my Focus had reception problems there too. I live in a small valley surrounded on 3 sides by mountains.
You're the only one that really knows if you're in the position to spend $200 on a Nokia device as opposed to the $0.01 you paid for the Titan. If you really do plan to use map and music services, I can see how the Nokia could save you money in the long run.
One thing to keep in mind though is that I would be willing to bet that we'll be seeing WP8 devices at the end of the year. So if you buy a new Nokia in March or April, then that's 3 or 4 extra months that you're on contract and can't get a shiny new WP8 handset.
01-04-2012, 11:59 AM #14
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I am also in the same boat as I got my titan for a penny as well.. My thinking is keep it for a year or so until we see Apollo and get dual core support and higher rez support and 'superphones' and then sell my titan which will pay for my ETF on the line the fact that we got the titan for a penny makes it easy to sell in a year and cover any loss. The only real possible advantage I see coming from the new Nokia phones is LTE support which I am sure I won't see in my area for at least a year..
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01-04-2012, 01:11 PM #15
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I am thinking either stick with Titan for two years so the reboots happen every 12-18 hours, or get a Motorola Atrix II or go back to my Nokia 5800 and not be able to do some of the things I can do on the Titan. I don't know about Samsung it interesting when you do a hard reboot on the Titan that the "bios" screen shows something Samsung there.