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  • sport 19 Sep 2012 16:36:53 12,775 posts
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    octo wrote:
    @Tonka Including me. I will never buy another phone from that company. Sold me an N9 and then abandoned the platform completely. The worst bit was not being able to install software updates to the device because I happen to be a Mac user (couldn't do it over a wifi connection, HAD to be USB to PC) that did not choose iPhone. I'm sure the market research put me in the 1% of people in that situation and someone decided that I didn't matter. Consequently Nokia will never see my money again. Ever.
    You still matter octo - don't let nobody tell you any different, NOBODY!
  • octo 19 Sep 2012 16:39:03 979 posts
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    Thanks @sport :-) Nokia can lick my balls though.
  • Peew971 19 Sep 2012 16:40:26 4,925 posts
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    More 8X info. Shame about the lack of MicroSD slot though.

    In the US the Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be available on AT&T and T-Mobile, and Verizon will also stock the handset. European carriers include Orange, O2 Telefonica, MTS, Three UK, T-Mobile, and Vodafone.
  • crashVoodoo 19 Sep 2012 16:41:32 3,960 posts
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    surely most people are gonna pick the lumia though?

    a Nexus a day keeps the apple away

  • Peew971 19 Sep 2012 16:43:18 4,925 posts
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    1080p video on on FF camera is quite unusual.
  • Peew971 19 Sep 2012 16:48:37 4,925 posts
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    @crashVoodoo That's if most people are on EE ;)
  • CharlieStCloud 19 Sep 2012 16:50:02 5,275 posts
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    If the HTC 8X is quite a bit less dearer than the Lumia 920, I would quite happily go for the former seeing as the screen is the perfect size (4.5 inches is a bit much) and the weight, thinness and durability looks - and hopefully feels - better too.

    ... fairly exciting times for mobile phones, hey?
  • SpaceDave3000 19 Sep 2012 16:53:23 78,390 posts
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    It's also worth pointing out that the 810 and 710 are great phones too and the x20 updates are likely to be even better. The 710 cost my friend peanuts and it's just as fast and slick as my 910. Hell, the camera isn't even that bad on it.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 16:53:55 19-09-2012

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  • Peew971 19 Sep 2012 16:59:39 4,925 posts
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    @Dirtbox I'm assuming you mean 710, 800 and 900. Remember they won't get WP8 though, only WP7.8
  • SpaceDave3000 19 Sep 2012 17:01:18 78,390 posts
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    Yeah, and yet despite noticing, my point still flew over your head.

    I'm saying that while they're pushing the flagship phone, they will have much cheaper wp8 phones that are good as well.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 17:02:28 19-09-2012

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  • robthehermit 19 Sep 2012 17:02:29 4,146 posts
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    That 8x looks lovely, which is just as well as Nokia have gone all cunty and will only let you have the 920 on a network that doesn't exist yet. I haven't used a non Nokia phone for about 15 years, so the HTC will be a nice change. Who knows it might even cure my Nokia Fanboyism. And if it doesnt, it's only another year till my next upgrade.

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  • Peew971 19 Sep 2012 17:04:24 4,925 posts
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    @Dirtbox Oh I see now, misread :)
    My mind is set on Nokia anyway because they get exclusive on 3rd party apps, which really sucks when you're trying to make an OS get traction.
  • robthehermit 19 Sep 2012 17:10:52 4,146 posts
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    To be honest the only Nokia app I really use with any regularity us Nokia Drive, and that's going to be on all WP8 devices. Nokia music is ok, but unnecessary as Last FM is subscription free on windows phones.

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  • SpaceDave3000 19 Sep 2012 17:22:30 78,390 posts
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    Getting some good use out of city lens on my travels as well, but I spend a lot of time in places I don't know well.

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  • Peew971 19 Sep 2012 17:32:53 4,925 posts
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    @robthehermit I'm talking about 3rd party apps though, I wouldn't mind if it was just Nokia apps that were exclusives. Past and future exclusives include: CNN, ESPN, YouSendIt, PGA Tour, Bloomberg, Angry Birds Space, EA games with other apps getting features exclusives to Nokia like Viber, Groupon or WhatsApp.
    The exclusivity windows seem very random as well, anywhere from one to eighteen months.
    That's enough for me to not look at the competition even though I really like the Ativ S.
  • CharlieStCloud 19 Sep 2012 17:38:01 5,275 posts
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    Peew971 wrote:
    ... getting features exclusives to Nokia like Viber, Groupon or WhatsApp.
    Pardon me for asking, but are you saying 'WhatsApp' is a Nokia phone exclusive?!
  • SpaceDave3000 19 Sep 2012 17:53:08 78,390 posts
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    It isn't.

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  • Sharzam 19 Sep 2012 19:01:02 2,985 posts
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    @Peew971

    Thanks for your thought. That is a good point though about apps if it is indeed based on windows we might see more. I don't mind change if the functionality is good for example I don't care if no native Gmail if still can use Gmail same goes for drop box I will happily use sky drive instead if fulfills the same function.

    That's my main concern, that with android if something doesn't work or function the way you would like you can change it. A simple example would be the keyboard while I imagine it is fine on wp your stuck if it doesn't do xxx like you want but on android yo can whole sale replace the keyboard. Of course the same issue with apple and that is why I don't use apple products.

    But the lumina is sooooo nice.

    Known as 'Sharzam' in 98.5% of games

  • Peew971 19 Sep 2012 19:07:24 4,925 posts
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    @CharlieStCloud It isn't but it's getting exclusive features.

    Edited by Peew971 at 19:07:54 19-09-2012
  • anon_ 20 Sep 2012 03:36:22 211 posts
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    Between Lumia 920, Ativ S and 8X, WP finally has the halo devices to give it some serious traction. And co-existence with Windows 8 will force an app surge.

    Anyone tried the WP8 app? Nice little preview of the not-too-distant future!

    And on a slightly random but related note, Metrotube and City Lens are great apps!
  • Peew971 20 Sep 2012 12:09:35 4,925 posts
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    The HTC phones can now be ordered on Clove and have pretty sweet pricing.

    - HTC 8X: 399.99 (inc. VAT)
    - HTC 8S: 224.99 (in. VAT)
  • mcmonkeyplc 20 Sep 2012 12:21:41 39,467 posts
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    399?! I can afford that by selling my GS3!

    It's only got 16gb and no expansion?! Fail.

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 12:24:32 20-09-2012

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Peew971 20 Sep 2012 12:38:56 4,925 posts
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    Yeah the 16GB added to no MicroSD slot is really dumb, at least the 920 comes with 32GB.
    That said, the 8X pricing is great considering the 900 came at 500 with worse hardware. The fact that HTC bagged pretty much all the UK networks when Nokia is EE exclusive should work in their favour too.
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 20 Sep 2012 12:56:50 10,861 posts
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    Hmmmm some decent prices there. I'm very tempted by the 8X as the form factor is more appealing to me than the 920 but I am slightly annoyed at the lack of MicroSD support and not having the Nokia exclusive apps...
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 20 Sep 2012 12:57:24 10,861 posts
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    Also, is it wrong to really want the yellow phone!?
  • Ror1984 20 Sep 2012 13:25:03 3,588 posts
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    @Ignatius_Cheese Not at all. The more I see the yellow L920, the more I like it. I'm quite tempted by the red too, but I change my tile colour every now and then on my Omnia 7, and some colours will probably look a bit off with a brightly coloured phone. I'm leaning towards the white, but still thinking about that red...

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  • oceanmotion 20 Sep 2012 14:21:52 16,001 posts
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    I am not sold on some of the colours as the finish is shiny.
  • Peew971 20 Sep 2012 14:58:11 4,925 posts
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    The 920 black is matte and so are all the 8X colours :)
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 20 Sep 2012 15:03:37 10,861 posts
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    Hence the appeal of the 8X. Matte all the way for me!
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