Yes I went to Verizon on Tuesday evening and I too was disappointed that they did not have black in stock. Salesman showed me a picture of a black 928 on his tablet and told me that is was a black gloss finish, I ordered one and I shall be receiving it on Thursday.
Rmbo, there *is* 1 that both MSFT and EU would allow, only they don't have the cash (ORCL). But ORCL could buy HERE, a real possibility. Sure would be nice to clear that $1/sh in good will... I am hoping to see 8M Lumia in the Q2 just to see if I am right that 8M is the turning point for internal sales to swing HERE to a profit.
although denied by elop, i believe this is all about getting HERE & devices exactly how m$ft wants it.
selling 2 divisions will not need bidding or stockholder approval, as far as i know.
people will tire of the fragmented android & apple is falling behind
m$ft needs those divisions
right pice & it'll be good for NOK too
people and the media are already positively comparing Lumia's low-light camera
against the cameras of the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone. The EOS 41mp camera phone
will knock that comparison out of the park. It's the phone for people who want to
create stunning pictures anywhere, any time.
Any new rumour comes out 1/2 way into the present failed quarter with the promised release coming out 1/2 way after the next quarter. Maximized pump and minimize dissapointment.
it's funny in a way.
If you compare anybody else's WP phone to the Lumias the competition gets embarrassed. Nokia has no peers in this arena. At AT&T stores they have the HTC WP phone next to the Lumia 920 and just the Nokia screen alone puts the HTC to shame. As an iPhone user I'm used to saying "it's good enough for me" when it comes to screens, but a side-by-side comparison shows such a difference I could never justify buying anything but a Nokia if I was going WP.
The 808 is still selling in China and apparently pretty good. It's in the list of top sellers on expansys. Was it ever sold in the US.? imo, the 41 megapixel EOS is going to sell well.
If the takeover rumor by "xxx-insert stupid idea here-xxx" is not disproved, just show me a bid by anyone for Nokia.
Here's my take on it. Microsoft has paid Billion$ to Nokia in preferred partner payments. Those are direct cash payments of $1 Billion per year. After spending that money to get Nokia back on it's feet, do you think the fine folks in Redmond would stand by and let somebody else scoop up Nokia? I speculate (and it's only my own speculation, but it makes sense) that Microsoft has some protection built into the preferred partnership deal with Nokia. Something like a "right of first refusal" clause so Microsoft has the right to match any bid for Nokia. Who is going to even bother making a bid if the only way for it to succeed is to overpay so much that Microsoft walks away?
920 in oversupply situation with low sales volume.
Hope this inventory overhang does not significantly eat into Q2 results.
925 + 928 has to compensate by selling very well, but somehow I expect they will be generally not available, or sold out.
The 808 PureView phone was a dud. I don't think the camera alone will make the difference. Microsoft needs to put on a MAJOR push for developers and more apps. Especially the big ones like Instagram. WP might have plenty of apps already, but the public perception is what counts. And what you hear in review after review is "great hardware, smooth operating system, but hampered by a lack of apps." Like it or not, public perception is what's holding back WP.
See if Red Laser has a barcode scanner for WP8. It's great on Android and iOS. If they have it for WP it will be the one to have.
No doubt. ANYBODY could do better than AT&T has done by Nokia. But Verizon is also benefitting from an advertising push by Nokia and Microsoft now that there are Lumia phones available on all major carriers in North America.
All those 2-year contracts didn't pay off?? The data overages didn't pay off?? Text messaging plans (even with iMessage) didn't make coin for AT&T?? Do you really think they would have maintained a multi-year exclusive if there was no profit in it for them??