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    News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    Watch the new advert and the keynote presentation here.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    Try ordering the new Lumia 920 from ee.

    Ring em up and just try! The thing is Nokia have gone exclusive with them for a while with the new 920, and you simply can't order one, or even pre-order. Despite been listed on the site. They only want to sell iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Try ordering the new Lumia 920 from ee.

    Ring em up and just try! The thing is Nokia have gone exclusive with them for a while with the new 920, and you simply can't order one, or even pre-order. Despite been listed on the site. They only want to sell iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3.
    (!)

    This will make me (and I'm guessing, Nokia) a very unhappy bunny.

    EDIT:
    Um... in the 4G phones section I see both the nokias (with choice of colours), it seems to add to my basket just fine.

    http://shop.ee.co.uk/nokia-lumia-920...obile-tariffs/
    Last edited by Tpyo; 30-10-2012 at 10:56 AM. Reason: Checked the website

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    ...or were you referring specifically to sales by phone?

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    By 'Live Tiles' do they mean... 'widgets'? I'm not sold on the rather micky mouse appearance of the UI, but then I haven't seen one in the flesh so I suppose it's a bit premature to write it off.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    Quote Originally Posted by Tpyo View Post
    ...or were you referring specifically to sales by phone?
    Upgrades by phone!
    Might just do it online, was hoping to get a special price. My company has spent roaming bills the better part of a grand this year.....
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    By 'Live Tiles' do they mean... 'widgets'? I'm not sold on the rather micky mouse appearance of the UI, but then I haven't seen one in the flesh so I suppose it's a bit premature to write it off.
    Roo
    The tiles interface (from WP7) is lovely. Seriously you're doing yourself no favours if you write it off without trying it.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Try ordering the new Lumia 920 from ee.

    Ring em up and just try! The thing is Nokia have gone exclusive with them for a while with the new 920, and you simply can't order one, or even pre-order. Despite been listed on the site. They only want to sell iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3.
    They can't make their commission on a theoretical pre-order. But selling you an S3 today, they can.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    Quote Originally Posted by Tpyo View Post
    (!)

    This will make me (and I'm guessing, Nokia) a very unhappy bunny.

    EDIT:
    Um... in the 4G phones section I see both the nokias (with choice of colours), it seems to add to my basket just fine.

    http://shop.ee.co.uk/nokia-lumia-920...obile-tariffs/
    Just tried to order one online, for the shocking price, but having some fast data in the City will help me, so I'm siginig up for one of the most expensive monthly tarrifs ever, and for 24 months too........ Can't help but feel a bit like an iTard, I don't even know how good the speed is in reality. Hopefully if it drops off badly it will be a breach of contract because its the express reason I bought the phone.

    Anyway, so I try and order one. The site tells me too:

    Call them on the phone.

    Damn snakes and ladders
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    .... Ordered one.

    But its on back order already, apparently they've had some stock, but its all gone.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    what would I be loosing out on if I just went for the 8X. I'd really like the nokia because i haven't had a great experience with htc, but actually being able to buy a phone for my network of choice is starting to outweigh any potential benefits of going with nokia

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    The camera, some of the unique Nokia apps. Nokia drive is actually a rather complete sat nav. I've driven accross Europe to NW Africa and across SE Asia with it as my only GPS (had paper backups, damned technology I don't trust it). Its a rather good value prop because there is nothing on the other platforms which matches it, without significant expense.

    Wireless charging, kinda cool, but not really a must have.

    Other than that, nothing at all.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    Quote Originally Posted by kasavien View Post
    what would I be loosing out on if I just went for the 8X. I'd really like the nokia because i haven't had a great experience with htc, but actually being able to buy a phone for my network of choice is starting to outweigh any potential benefits of going with nokia
    Don't fancy the Samsung then?
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    Quote Originally Posted by kasavien View Post
    what would I be loosing out on if I just went for the 8X. I'd really like the nokia because i haven't had a great experience with htc, but actually being able to buy a phone for my network of choice is starting to outweigh any potential benefits of going with nokia
    The 8X is probably the best device HTC have ever made. It's stunning to look at and feels great in the hand. It's just missing a few of the Lumia's tricks (Pureview, Super Sensitive Touch, Nokia Apps). 16GB of non-expandable storage maybe a concern?

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    Don't fancy the Samsung then?
    The ATIV just isn't exciting. It's an S3 in chrome and black. I think that's the reason why it isn't being talked about. It's a solid enough handset, but there's no 'wow!' factor.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/378211/w...random-reboots

    Have any of the early adopters on Hexus experienced reboot issues as reported on PCPRO?

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches

    Nope. I think there are a lot of people in the tech press who are running with every story about the platform with a goolish glee as it circles the drain!
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