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Ahh, carrier exclusive. Good strategy to gain ground on iOS and Android. Don't follow Samsung's (and even Apple now) tactic of saturating the market with the GSIII on every carrier and earning record profits...
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I mourn for those that wanted this phone AT&T are apparently a super crap company.

This si why exclusivity needs to die in a fire, then be revived, only to die a horrible and slow agonising death from burns.
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Ahh, carrier exclusive. Good strategy to gain ground on iOS and Android. Don't follow Samsung's (and even Apple now) tactic of saturating the market with the GSIII on every carrier and earning record profits...

I know, what a terrible idea. Definitely a good move to limit yourself to one small section of people instead of offering it to loads of people. Couldn't do with everyone buying the phone. That'd just make money and that's stupid.
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The Lumia 920 is LIMITED excusivity... 32 days.
(Nokia idn't bank their whole company on a phone, only to be sold to some americans.)


Verizon will get the Nokia too.. they just didn't want to pay for the exclusivity rights, because they do not have to market thier network as badly as AT&T.

As mentioned earlier in the thread, source on this info?
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Oh well, enjoy losing more market share Nokia.
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Verizon's version of the Lumia will be called the Atlas.

http://www.businessinsider.com/nokia-lumia-for-verizon-2012-10
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Verizon's version of the Lumia will be called the Atlas.
http://www.businessinsider.com/nokia-lumia-for-verizon-2012-10
gah, rounded corners...the article says it's likely to be similarly spec'd to the 920, but I'm guessing it'll be closer to the 820. Time will tell.

edit: http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/9/3477624/nokia-lumia-822-verizon-windows-phone-8-atlas-rumor
Almost definitely an 820 variant. Christ that blows.
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I mourn for those that wanted this phone AT&T are apparently a super crap company.
This si why exclusivity needs to die in a fire, then be revived, only to die a horrible and slow agonising death from burns.

Quote:
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I'm on AT&T, so not complaining. But, it doesn't make any sense for them to make such a hot device exclusive when Windows really needs market share.

Right.... You don't see people complaining about how microsoft needs to release halo for ps3 or nintendo, And they aren't hurting for market share with that game. It's going to be the same deal with the release of this phone to at&t just starting out. Now either hop on to at&t to get the phone or not!. either go buy an xbox to get halo or not. either go out and buy ps3 for uncharted, or not. either go out and buy wii for mario or not.

my point is, All these exclusive products for certain consoles fit well into the business market, and are good for everyone. It doesn't make sense from a business stand point to make every phone available for every cellphone carrier. You need exclusive perks to make the consumer feel like one carrier has more meaning when they get exlusive products.

So it's the same comparison to microsoft exclusive counsole games aswell. do you really see "halo" hurting for market share becuase it's not available for the other counsole game carriers?

Just to further refine my point, The iphone was exclusive to at&t for over a year, at the time of release. Did you see sales even once, affect the iphone being limited to at&t? I'm pretty sure nokia knows what they are doing, and it's not going to hurt them,consumers, or microsoft in the business market. smile.gif
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Right.... You don't see people complaining about how microsoft needs to release halo for ps3 or nintendo, And they aren't hurting for market share with that game. It's going to be the same deal with the release of this phone to at&t just starting out. Now either hop on to at&t to get the phone or not!. either go buy an xbox to get halo or not. either go out and buy ps3 for uncharted, or not. either go out and buy wii for mario or not.
my point is, All these exclusive products for certain consoles fit well into the business market, and are good for everyone. It doesn't make sense from a business stand point to make every phone available for every cellphone carrier. You need exclusive perks to make the consumer feel like one carrier has more meaning when they get exlusive products.
So it's the same comparison to microsoft exclusive counsole games aswell. do you really see "halo" hurting for market share becuase it's not available for the other counsole game carriers?
Just to further refine my point, The iphone was exclusive to at&t for over a year, at the time of release. Did you see sales even once, affect the iphone being limited to at&t? I'm pretty sure nokia knows what they are doing, and it's not going to hurt them,consumers, or microsoft in the business market. smile.gif

When the iPhone launched, there was huge hype from a virtually untapped smartphone market. People were willing to switch because there was no real competition or choice otherwise. Today, there is fierce competition between iPhone and Android, and WP is trying to join the fight.

Comparing the phone market to the console gaming market is a bit different because (to use your example with Halo) Microsoft owns the game studio (Bungie) and therefore has a stake in that game as well as the platform (Xbox).

In the case of the phones, Nokia (or Microsoft for that matter) shouldn't have any stake in any of the carriers and hence why they are offering multiple phones across multiple carriers.

It's a dumb move not to offer the flagship device on as many carriers as possible, in my opinion, in order to reach as wide of a consumer base as possible, resulting in more direct competition with iPhone/Android.

All I can think is that AT&T paid Nokia a nice hefty sum for exclusivity, and the question now is how long that will last.

I'm not sure why you have so much "faith" in Nokia, especially after that OIS marketing stunt they pulled.
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