- 10-30-2012, 07:43 AM #1
When Steve said "Microsoft is all in" - I didn't believe it. But that statement seems to have made a huge impact everywhere. The reviews look promising and on Twitter Windows Phone 8 is trending worldwide. That I've only seen with iPhones and iPads so far, well and Jelly Beans. So as far as e-media is concerned, it is all positive. People are talking about it, other than our forums where negativity still lurks around. Probably we've expected too much and raised the bar. Other than the exclusivity fiasco, Nokia Lumia 920 is being hailed as an iPhone alternative for the first time in UK, which can only be a good start! Exciting 12 months, hope they nail it this time.
- 10-30-2012, 08:22 AM #2
Yes, there has been a lot of positive noise coming from twitter over wp8.
Pity about the EE exclusivity though for the 920. It may hamper sales. There was an article in the press saying that 'experts' suggest avoiding EE because of the price/low data limits.
- 10-30-2012, 08:33 AM #3
Also, we hardly know what the coverage is like. I read on CNET that this exclusivity doesn't end till Spring 2013, which means Lumia 920 is pretty much dead on 4G.
I'm hoping SIM-free versions are out sometime this November. Else HTC 8S for time being it is for me.
10-30-2012, 08:47 AM #4
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That way you can be on pretty much any network, maybe go on the month by month contract and just switch to 4G when more competitive prices become available.
- 10-30-2012, 09:13 AM #6
Where can we order that SIM free Lumia 920, in the UK? I tried expansys but they don't have any prices for me. I've placed an order for yellow 920 but knowing price might help to see if a contract is worth after all. I'll be sticking with Three monthly rolling contract for now as such.
Winterfang - the price is cracking for the N4! But, the features aren't anything as appealing as Lumia 920 other than a quad-core. But again, I am not sure I need a quad-core just like people say they aren't sure about LTE or NFC.
- 10-30-2012, 10:42 AM #10
- 10-30-2012, 11:27 AM #12
That is totally true for apps. I mean in a way that article about Apples app store needs to surface again where they said about 400,000 apps were NEVER downloaded even one time. Get that out of the equation from 750,000 apps - You get 350,000. Get rid of fart apps, boobs apps etc, you will probably be left with about 250,000 apps. WP has 120,000 and probably 90,000 if you exclude boob apps?
- 10-30-2012, 11:44 AM #13
That's great that phones 4 u are selling it sim free, not too bad a price either I don't think.
Wonder how much they sell the 820 for? CPW price is £379.99. I shall have to find out.
Meanwhile... cnet updated their earlier article, the 920 can also be had on Orange or TMobile :) should be cheaper!
Nokia Lumia 920 ships today as EE exclusive: Bad for WP8? | CNET UK
- 12-19-2012, 08:34 PM #15
rockstarzzz, I was going to start a similar thread but as yours preceded mine by six weeks (thank WPC's 'similar posts' feature for finding your post), I will just tip my hat to your prediction and say, 'you called it'! MS has done it big. I owned a WP7 and returned it for an Android two years ago as I was waiting for things from MS Android already had.
No more; after having my 920 and WP8, I would never switch back to Android or iOS. I've tried all three and WP just lets me find and get things done quicker. The OS is smoother, I get better integrated data, and everything just seems to be easier. The speed with which they pushed out portico only confirms my belief that MS has integrated WP8 into it's future product road map and will only make it better than it is.
12-19-2012, 08:47 PM #17
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I've got three iOS people lined up to jump to WP, as soon as their contract is up.
I've got one Android person looking hard when his contract up. He's had personal data comprised one too many times with his phone.
- 12-20-2012, 06:39 AM #21Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - Apparently you can have an iPhone transplant...