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  • altitude2k 11 Sep 2012 11:22:17 4,901 posts
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    ATIV S it is, then.
  • Peew971 11 Sep 2012 11:30:57 5,349 posts
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    That's not necessarily a bad thing if the Ativ S and 8X turn out to be great phones. It means each carrier and manufacturer can push their exclusive device with great marketing and stop relying on Nokia to do all the work.
    At least we're lucky that being in the UK we can probably still get them sim-free to work on any network.

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  • Tonka 11 Sep 2012 12:11:06 21,368 posts
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    @sport What's happening in March?

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  • robthehermit 11 Sep 2012 15:29:55 4,335 posts
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    Nokia can fuck right off. If you're a struggling hardware company pinning your hopes on your newest handset, why the hell would you immediately block half the market.

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  • CosmicFuzz 11 Sep 2012 15:37:06 25,702 posts
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    I don't really care who I'm with tbh. And 4G will be great to have.

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  • robthehermit 11 Sep 2012 15:56:36 4,335 posts
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    Unfortunately I have to go with Three. So all I can do is sit back and vent my nerd rage by swearing to never buy another Nokia phone ever again. It looks like my new Nokia will be a Samsung. Unless Three screw me over on that one as well. The specs for the HTC 8X look to put it firmly in third place.

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  • Ginger 11 Sep 2012 16:18:41 6,922 posts
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    If you want it that much, why not buy it unlocked?

    You'll be able to drop to a sim only tariff and save a few quid a month as well.

    Edited by Ginger at 16:19:04 11-09-2012

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  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Sep 2012 16:20:08 39,571 posts
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    Or wait till...

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Zomoniac 11 Sep 2012 16:34:14 7,997 posts
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    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    I don't really care who I'm with tbh. And 4G will be great to have.
    4G will be a complete waste of time. The only uncapped provider doesn't have it, so it'll be a case of basking in the glory of buffer-free HD mobile video, for about 30 seconds at the start of every month until you hit the cap.
  • robthehermit 11 Sep 2012 16:39:10 4,335 posts
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    I upgrade every 12 months as I've staggered mine and Mrs Hermits contracts. This year it's her turn for a new phone. I don't have the funds for a sim free phone.

    And you keep going on about March Mr McMonkey. What is it you know that us lesser mortals don't?

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  • CosmicFuzz 11 Sep 2012 16:49:14 25,702 posts
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    Zomoniac wrote:
    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    I don't really care who I'm with tbh. And 4G will be great to have.
    4G will be a complete waste of time. The only uncapped provider doesn't have it, so it'll be a case of basking in the glory of buffer-free HD mobile video, for about 30 seconds at the start of every month until you hit the cap.
    Do neither Orange or T-Mobile offer unlimited caps? To be honest I've never hit my cap on 3G so don't see it being a problem with 4G.

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  • CosmicFuzz 11 Sep 2012 16:50:36 25,702 posts
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    @robthehermit March is when his contract is up. He won't buy a windows phone however as they will have announced some other model by then, so he'll lock himself into a 2 year contract with an android and moan about it until it's over, then repeat it all over again... :p

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  • Zomoniac 11 Sep 2012 16:51:39 7,997 posts
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    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    Zomoniac wrote:
    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    I don't really care who I'm with tbh. And 4G will be great to have.
    4G will be a complete waste of time. The only uncapped provider doesn't have it, so it'll be a case of basking in the glory of buffer-free HD mobile video, for about 30 seconds at the start of every month until you hit the cap.
    Do neither Orange or T-Mobile offer unlimited caps? To be honest I've never hit my cap on 3G so don't see it being a problem with 4G.
    AFAIK 3 are the only provider in the UK to offer unlimited mobile data.
  • robthehermit 11 Sep 2012 17:17:36 4,335 posts
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    T-Mob also have an unlimited data plan " The Full Monty" Except it's not. Unlike "The One Plan" from Three it doesn't allow tethering.

    4g is only rolling out to 16 cities by the end of the year, covering an estimated 30% of the population. Making the 920 exclusivity seem even more stupid.

    I want a WP8 at launch, I want me the new shiny. As a consolation prize we're allowed to have the 820. But next to the 920, its a piece of crap. None of the features that make the 920 special have made it across. Instead we get interchangeable back covers. Fuck Off.

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  • robthehermit 11 Sep 2012 17:31:09 4,335 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz Ah, I see. I suppose by March it may be available on other networks. I can't wait that long though, because I'm an impatient sod. If I only had that long to run on my contract I'd switch. Quidco and Mazuma should cover the termination fee between them.

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  • Peew971 11 Sep 2012 18:02:21 5,349 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    I want a WP8 at launch, I want me the new shiny. As a consolation prize we're allowed to have the 820. But next to the 920, its a piece of crap. None of the features that make the 920 special have made it across. Instead we get interchangeable back covers. Fuck Off.
    I'm pretty sure they said both the 820 and 920 will be exclusive.

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  • Peew971 12 Sep 2012 20:30:33 5,349 posts
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    So it turns out the iPhone 5 isn't revolutionary, that gives Microsoft a good chance to gain some marketshare if they don't screw up Windows Phone 8.

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  • Dirtbox 12 Sep 2012 21:01:38 79,217 posts
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    Yeah, well worth a bump to explain what's being talked about in 2 other threads.

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  • Tonka 13 Sep 2012 06:47:04 21,368 posts
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    What threads. I want to get in on the Apple bashing.

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  • senso-ji 13 Sep 2012 10:59:15 6,047 posts
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    So, the Lumia 920 will be exclusive to Orange at launch? I'm on Orange, hopefully they'll allow me to upgrade (and charge me a fortune for the privilege, no doubt).
  • sport 13 Sep 2012 11:05:02 12,817 posts
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    Quick comparison between newly released phones:

    http://mashable.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-compared/
  • mcmonkeyplc 13 Sep 2012 11:38:42 39,571 posts
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    The Lumia 920 really does look pretty good.

    The Ativ S is even better due to the SD card slot though and it's not even listed?!

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  • mcmonkeyplc 13 Sep 2012 11:41:40 39,571 posts
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    In fact the Ativ S is better on every spec apart from camera.

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  • Peew971 13 Sep 2012 12:15:02 5,349 posts
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    And it they use the same camera as in the GS3 that will be perfectly fine for most people.

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  • mcmonkeyplc 13 Sep 2012 12:22:09 39,571 posts
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    Techblogs shouldn't be using the Lumia 920 as the best of Windows 8 then. They should be using the Ativ S.

    The nexus phone is the flagship for Android but techblogs are quite happy to use the GS3 as the best example of Android so it shouldn't be different for windows.

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  • Tonka 13 Sep 2012 12:47:47 21,368 posts
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    Could it be because Nokia have some exclusive apps?

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  • oceanmotion 13 Sep 2012 12:48:40 16,129 posts
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    I dunno, has nice features like the camera, Nokia drive, music, wireless charging which I think make it the better package overall design aside.

    Anyone else think the EE exclusive is going be short, like a month or so? Just feel Nokia wouldn't be more crazy than that. They need more carriers.
  • Peew971 13 Sep 2012 12:55:45 5,349 posts
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    @mcmonkeyplc I think it's simply because the Ativ S has never been turned on so we don't know what Samsung brings softwarewise and we don't know what their camera is like (it could be like the Galaxy Nexus one for all we know). Until we know that it makes sense to go with the 920 as the flagship device.

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  • Tonka 13 Sep 2012 13:00:36 21,368 posts
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    Then there is the fact that Nokia got deep in bed with MS on this. They should get something for their commitment. Makes sense.

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  • Peew971 13 Sep 2012 13:06:40 5,349 posts
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    @oceanmotion I don't think EE would go for an exclusive that doesn't cover Xmas, I'd say January-February might be the earliest for other networks to get it. That should work in HTC and Samsung's favour if their Windows Phones are on everything else.

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