- 09-19-2012, 10:47 AM #3
Could be that this event, being 2 weeks later, more info was available. Since the Nokia event, we have seen 2 rumored dates for the Lumias, 10/21 & 11/2.
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- 09-19-2012, 10:49 AM #4
We all knew about the rumoured launch of the event anyway before Nokia event.
Surely things haven't changed apart from "going gold" and "being on time" for WP.
Nokia is meant to be their official partner right?
Nokia launch with a rough date and carriers would have so helped knowing iPhone 5 was a week after.
I remember someone made a thread about "Nokia this is how its done" talking about how carrier, dates, prices really impacts!
- 09-19-2012, 10:55 AM #6
I don't think they are favored. I just think MS is trying to appease some of their other OEMs, that helped launch Windows Phone. Also to make sure that even though they are in bed with Nokia, they still there for all OEMs. Smart move IMO.
09-19-2012, 10:59 AM #7
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- 09-19-2012, 11:05 AM #8
Wouldn't this same sort of "Only say November, no dates" have helped Nokia to push WP in general against an iPhone launch?
Or is this going to now make more sense to say November availability right 2 days before iPhone hits the store, thinking this may push those borderline peeps away to wait till November?
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- 09-19-2012, 12:28 PM #13
Hahah hands down I've loved HTC WP8! (not more than Lumia, yet!)
They have matched if not exceeded Nokia Lumia designs. But, I was always under the impression that MSFT would favour Nokia much more than other OEMs. Because they had a mutual relationship.
It would have aided Nokia a LOT if people knew carriers and dates before iPhone launch.
But I see this as MSFT strategy to now talk about dates when we know queues at iSheep stores are likely starting in 24-36 hours!
I really hope this means people who look at HTCs now want to wait till November and not queue!
- 09-19-2012, 12:31 PM #14