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Microsoft/Nokia/AT&T are going for the throat with Lumia 920 pricing

Is $99 for the Nokia Lumia 920 cheap enough to make you switch to Windows Phone 8?
  • I'm already on Windows Phone (472 votes)
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    8%
  • I'm still on (iOS, Android, Blackberry OS) and am not ready to make a switch (3,097 votes)
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    55%
  • For $99, I'll make a move (963 votes)
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    17%
  • Even if it were free, I still wouldn't switch to Windows Phone (1,085 votes)
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    19%

  • 5,617 total votes


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I'd like to, but
By arthur449 on 11/6/2012 12:00:59 PM , Rating: 2
For $99 I'd definitely bite on a Windows Phone, but my current home, commute, and work locations get great coverage from Sprint's network. Tower positioning, pricing, and an ample data plan are more important to me than the phone I happen to be using.

I doubt the carriers are going to get off their butts and standardize their network protocols. Is being able to buy the phone I want and use it on the network I want too much to ask? Even if I have to open the phone and swap out the antennae and change a SIM card, I'd vastly prefer that over the current situation.




RE: I'd like to, but
By wordsworm on 11/7/2012 11:47:52 PM , Rating: 2
Smart phones are only as good as the software they operate. Windows' phones' ecosystem of software simply does not match either the iPhone or the Android. I had thought that at the least it would support Flash... but no, not even that. Save yourself the pain and avoid wPhones.


RE: I'd like to, but
By chripuck on 11/8/2012 2:27:46 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, the tired, cliche of "not enough apps." Really? Like what? Instagram is the only major app out there that doesn't have a counterpart in Windows Phone. Every other major app is there or coming shortly.

Yes, iOS will get the eclectic apps more frequently, but the vast majority of users are NOT power users such as you. They're people like my mother who will download an app because someone tells her about it, it'll be related to page 9 because she doesn't know how to use folders, and then she'll forget about it 3 days later. Throw in the fact that the majority of apps are just gateways to a website and, if you're really honest with yourself, will realize that the whole "App" thing is really not that important to a mobile phone.

You want to it make calls, email, take pictures, listen to music, watch videos, text message, show you the weather, be an alarm clock, be a flashlight, be a GPS, and cruise the web. Fact is that every single major platform does this.


RE: I'd like to, but
By wordsworm on 11/8/2012 9:39:19 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not a power user. Why not? Because I bought a Windows phone. If I had bought either an iPhone or an Android, I could use Blogger and Jango, to name two off the top.

Coming shortly? I don't think so. I hope I'm wrong.


RE: I'd like to, but
By chripuck on 11/9/2012 12:39:09 PM , Rating: 2
No, you're not a power user. Hell, I'm a power user, I've got my 4S jailbroken and tweaked as hell. I also write software for a living and I have no clue what Blogger or Jango are.

After searching, it appears you have many high quality alternatives to Jango e.g. Pandora and Last.FM so that's a pointless issue. Blogger is, as I suspected, what would be considered a power user. Fact of the matter is that MOST people don't blog, largely because its' a waste of time unless you're making money on it, but I digress.


RE: I'd like to, but
By wordsworm on 11/12/2012 9:11:56 PM , Rating: 2
Blogger is one of Google's biggest assets. Pandora only serves the US. Last.FM's site sucked the last time I was there. Jango is the only decent international online self-programmable radio service.

In any case, I was speaking about how the Windows phone sucks. Why don't you get one and find out what I'm talking about?

As to blogging being a waste of time: a thing's value isn't always about money. A blog can be used as an easy way to publish interests without any cost. It's a good exercise. Wasting time is like drinking tea: everyone has their own cup.


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