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I'm looking to get my first smartphone, and I'm considering the Samsung Galaxy s3. Are there any other really good phones that will be coming out in the next few months for verizon? Are any windows 8 phones/intel phones/quad core phones coming to verizon anytime soon?

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i have a windows 8 phone. the nokia lumia 900. it is by far the best phone i have ever used. i do approve of the S3 aswell thumb.gif

i have heard that there is a new nokia lumia phone on the way
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I have an s3 and it is pretty sick, I would highly recommend it
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The S3 is a great rated Android Phone. If you want a windows phone the new windows 8 phones such as the Nokia 920 will be out at the end of this month. I personally use the iPhone5 but I would not push that on everyone as some people do not like its lack of application flexibility.
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If you want a phone now, the S3 is probably the best choice (I'm biased; I have one). If you can wait a few more months, chances are that the new Galaxy phone will drop.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartonn View Post

I'm looking to get my first smartphone, and I'm considering the Samsung Galaxy s3. Are there any other really good phones that will be coming out in the next few months for verizon? Are any windows 8 phones/intel phones/quad core phones coming to verizon anytime soon?
Thanks
Galaxy Note coming to Verizon with a Quad core most likely, also they should be getting the HTC Windows 8 Phones.
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i have a windows 8 phone. the nokia lumia 900. it is by far the best phone i have ever used. i do approve of the S3 aswell thumb.gif
i have heard that there is a new nokia lumia phone on the way

The Lumia 900 isn't Windows phone 8, it's Windows Phone 7.5-7.8.
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post #7 of 18

Its always and never a good moment. There are great phones out there and there is always a great phone about to come in the following month.

 

Dont wait and get one. I love my S3 so far. iPhones are gonna look so small after you have thin (not the 5)

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I have a Galaxy Nexus, and to be honest I prefer it over the S3 only because of all the bloatware that Verizon puts on it. The beauty of the Nexus phones is that they do not have all that...

While it is true that you can root the S3 and load a custom rom to remove all of that bloat, however with it being your first smartphone, I am not going to recommend that as of right now.

Rumor has it...2-3 different companies are creating new Nexus phones that are suppose to come out in November. I have seen reports from LG and Samsung Nexus 2...Obviously it has not yet been confirmed which carriers will get them, I think it it worth waiting to see what they come out with.

I do know that Google did say that they would not create another CDMA nexus phone, however that doesn't mean that one of the other companies that might be coming out with one, wont do it...

I would wait a couple weeks to see what gets confirmed.
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The Lumia 900 isn't Windows phone 8, it's Windows Phone 7.5-7.8.

it is extremely similar to windows 8's metro GUI. close enough biggrin.gif
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it is extremely similar to windows 8's metro GUI. close enough biggrin.gif

Yup, but not identical. From what I have seen tho it's ridiculously close as well in features. Mostly it looks like all Windows 8 is bringing is support for better hardware and higher resolutions.
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