If MS/Nokia want the NL 810 to be a success, why a T-Mobile exclusive?
SGS3, IPhone, other successful phones have been made available on multiple networks around the same time. Making a phone exclusive on one network will hardly make it a success, people will not jump providers for that.
When will they ever learn?
[citation][nom]house70[/nom]If MS/Nokia want the NL 810 to be a success, why a T-Mobile exclusive?SGS3, IPhone, other successful phones have been made available on multiple networks around the same time. Making a phone exclusive on one network will hardly make it a success, people will not jump providers for that. When will they ever learn?[/citation]
Nokia is a company that is making drastic measures to cut back on everything to maximize profits and rebuild. A big part of this is to make 'limited release' phones to exclusive vendors so that they can make money from the vendor by making an exclusive, cut back on manufacturing, while keeping the price higher for longer so that they can milk their products. From a business perspective (especially a business as beat up as Nokia is right now) this is actuially a good game plan as they would have much bigger problems if they did a general release for a product they simply cannot make enough of. This lets them ease back into things while they take care of their internal issues/cuts/consolidations, and then when/if those are taken care of they will start doing general releases of phones to everyone.
All that said I am pretty disappointed as I really want the 920, but I am also planning on sticking with TMobile for my service provider. I hope that I can get an unlocked phone, or unlock a phone and use it on TMobile as they use the same general network as ATT... but it is too early to tell if this will be a possibility.
I get your point 'house70' however your examples are top of the line phones for their respective manufacturers and arguably for their OS systems too, the Lumia 810 is not however as it will fall under both the Lumia 820 and the Lumia 920. Lower end phones are quite often only available on certain networks.
Totally sticking with T-Mobile for now because I can't see myself with Sprint, Verizon, or ATT. I see no issues with 820 vs 920. They have the same insides, only difference is the size of the monitor by .4".
Probably not gonna get a Nokia for my WP8. Gonna wait to see what HTC comes out with.
@falchard, Actually there are technical differences between the 820 and the 920, PureView for example is only on the 920. There are a few other things as well I believe but can't remember what. Oh, I think the battery is also slightly larger.
[citation][nom]falchard[/nom]They have the same insides, only difference is the size of the monitor by .4".[/citation]If you mean they have the same CPU, then sure. If these were desktop computers, I'd agree with you. But these are smartphones, and they have things integrated into them that we use all the time, things that shouldn't be overlooked.
The biggest difference is definitely the display, and not just in size. The 920's display is leagues ahead of the 820. The cameras are the next biggest difference, I'd say. Then there's built-in Qi wireless charging vs optional add-on, and the battery is ~20% higher capacity in the 920. Internal storage is 32GB, although no SD. Maybe some other things. You can look all the details up and see what I'm talking about. The 920 is quite superior to the 820. Of course I'd also like to see what the HTC and Samsung devices bring to the table.