- 09-05-2012, 02:51 PM #1
I understand the news of the 920 and 820 is huge, but the lead up to this event was made to seem much more extravagant. Not bashing Nokia and im more than thrilled to get my hands on these new devices, yet I find myself wanting more? Is there nothing else? We have already seen the leaked Info of these devices, but i assured myself we didn't have the entire picture. They were no doubt gonna bring something else amazing to the table.
Am i the only one?
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- 09-05-2012, 02:58 PM #2
I am excited for more and better devices, devices that should have been out with 7.5, but the event today just seemed to feel a Coen Brothers movie. I felt like things ended before we had all of the information.
I do wish that they didn't leak everything they did before hand. I think that is why a lot of us were like, "cool, what's next" as we already knew just about everything. Also, I think that is why we expected to see more.
The jabs a Samsung seem a little weak now...
09-05-2012, 03:04 PM #3
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Why do the jabs at Samsung seem weak now?
Nokia showed wireless charging, camera improvements, exclusive apps, and accessories.
Nokia are working on the whole WP eco-system. Samsung just showed a nice piece of hardware.
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- 09-05-2012, 03:08 PM #4
The jabs were a little surprising to begin with, but if you are going to do that be sure to bring something amazing and overwhelming to the table. To me, that didn't really happen. The device (920) is cool, but not cool enought to be calling out another company as Nokia did. I expected more.
- 09-05-2012, 03:13 PM #6
- 09-05-2012, 03:14 PM #7
Wow. Just wow.
You guys are acting like spoiled little children at Christmas
-Dual core processor - what else you got?
-Wireless charging - what else you got?
-4.3" screen - what else you got?
-32gb expansion card capability? 32? That's not enough. What else you got?
You have a multitude of choices here. Pick one:
-Get a Nokia.
-Get a Samsung
-Get a device from another vendor
But wait...You say you hate WP8 now as well? Good news! Even more choices!
And all the hardware choices that go with the above.
Rejoice! The world is your oyster!My next phone...
09-05-2012, 03:20 PM #9
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You guys are funny. The high quality much photos (without flash) is amazing innovation by itself.
I suppose you're all waiting for the phone that teleports you anywhere you want to go.Talk to me about Windows Phone, Windows 8, XBOX, art, animation, design, or anything! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook (say you're from here or I may not accept)
- 09-05-2012, 03:33 PM #10
The new camera, wireless charging and super sensitive touch are enough for me. What I don't understand is the people who don't understand how nice wireless charging really is. Next to the card view, it's the feature I miss most from my Pre. Yeah, you can buy a bulky aftermarket case that adds wireless charging, but did I mention the bulk it adds when not baked in?
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09-05-2012, 03:38 PM #11
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This crop of WP8 phones is starting to remind me exactly of the first crop of WP7 devices. Each phone had something that made it desireable but was an incomplete package. This time around I think the ATIV S comes closest to being the complete package, save the fancy camera which up until now wasn't that big of a deal....and still may not be that big of a deal if the optics are on par with whatever iOS thing comes out next week. If Samsung is decent on pricing the ATIV S could steal Nokia's thunder.
- 09-05-2012, 03:45 PM #12
It took Nokia five months to ship the Lumia 900 from announcement to AT&T availability. And that was with Windows Phone 7.5 being complete and the hardware being a lot simpler. If they stick with that timeline this time, the new Lumias will ship in February of 2013, around the BlackBerry 10 launch. It's that bad.
Consumers won't care how cool Nokia's handsets are if they're not available, on their carrier, at competitive prices, around the time that the new Apple and Android devices hit.
09-05-2012, 05:47 PM #13
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I agree, bmiller if they pull the same stunt with the 920 as they did with the 900 (waiting for forever to release the daggum thing) then it won't be good at all.
However, did Nokia have a big unveiling like this for the 900? I don't remember it being this 'big,' but I could be wrong.
Though, I think most of people's lukewarm feeling to this unveiling is the fact that we received a lot of the information before hand, and the presenters - especially the woman - we're not as exciteable as many would have liked. Though, I liked Belfiore's spot and the guy who came on after him. But, that woman was a snore...
09-05-2012, 06:12 PM #14
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Ok, no prices on the phone is understandable I guess. No release date window, I can survive. WP8 secrecy this close to supposed launch, I'm confused as to why at this point. iOS is done, Jellybean is out, and you are supposedly launching in the pretty near future.
Launches like this suck , I want more real info and I also do not want to wait months for the device. I bet Apple ships almost immediately. I bet Amazon will ship the kindle same day as launch when they announce whatever tomorrow.
OK, I'll go even easier on them, how about prices on the announced accessories, the JBL speakers and such. What the heck could that hurt? Unless they are stupid expensive, then I suppose I understand as I will care less about something I'll never ever purchase.
I still want the Lumia, but I'm not dying for it now. I have seen nothing yet I have to have, and that includes WP8. Not a single feature have I seen that I actually need. I keep hoping to be surprised, by something amazingly mind blowing and I keep getting let down. Was hoping for the "one more thing" of Apple today when MS came out or something, but no. We'd seen it all, and we were still wanting more.
09-05-2012, 06:38 PM #15
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- 09-05-2012, 07:15 PM #17
Look, I understand how cool we in the tech world think these specs are, and I am no exception. What I meant originally is true innovation. We have all seen big screens and faster processors, that isn't necessarily innovation. I think in the tech world we have sort of lost sight of this. We are stuck in a more processors, bigger square touch screen, rut.
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09-05-2012, 07:41 PM #19
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So, doing this without flash isn't true innovation?
Stabilizing images by making the entire camera assembly "float" within the device instead of just depending on software isn't true innovation?
Yeah, the phone doesn't cook you breakfast. But come on... these improvements aren't exactly small. They're huge.Talk to me about Windows Phone, Windows 8, XBOX, art, animation, design, or anything! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook (say you're from here or I may not accept)
09-05-2012, 08:00 PM #20
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09-05-2012, 08:24 PM #21
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I really just wanted the Lumia 800 with microSD and WP8. It's the perfect form factor!
Lumia 820 is MUCH larger which is a huge downside to me. It also loses the Gorilla Glass that the 800 had, as well as the glass being nice and curved. And if the microSD can't hold apps (unconfirmed), how much longer will 8gb be sufficient for the soon-to-come large games for WP8? I would "make do" if the phone weren't so freakishly large for my hands (both are larger than the large HTC HD7).
Now, the only WP8 phones Nokia is launching are separated by .2" display and 6.5mm length. And the [slightly] smaller one is missing out on a bunch of stuff, save for it's unique ability to change covers... including cyan (that's a plus)!
Samsung phone is WAY too big, HTC phones are large as well save for a possible 4" phone - that won't have Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, city lens, other nokia apps.
- 09-05-2012, 09:01 PM #22
I'm sorry but the lot of you have lost your ever loving mind. Please name some specs on any phone, camera alone, that's doing what the 920 is doing. Dual core is meant for lte. If it had quad core and no lte, there'd still be some moaning. There are valid points, and theres a bunch of over exaggeration.I own an LG Optimus G but the majority of my posts are on WPCentral. Go figure
- 09-05-2012, 09:20 PM #23
You're putting a lot of faith in a carefully controlled demo at a press event. I'd like to see some real, shipping product that can be put through its paces before parroting Nokia's claims that its camera is magical... especially with the whole fake demo video fiasco.
09-05-2012, 09:43 PM #24
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You cannot construct a single logical argument about how not announcing the price does not build excitement, just everyone latching on to the ridiculous drivel of the mainstream blogs.
- 09-05-2012, 09:55 PM #25When all else fails empty the magazine...