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I just haven't been impressed with them lately. The One X is actually a nice phone, build quality and performance-wise (with the exception of the stain-easy white one), but HTC Sense is still overly intrusive IMO. I'm not a fan of the way Sense works or how they modify the apps. There are certain features that are definitely appreciable, but they are outweighed by the ones I don't like.
However, that is on the Android side. I would love to try some of their other, newer Windows phones to give a true judgment (wasn't a fan of the Titan 4G). I had a Tilt by HTC when Windows Phones were still PDA-like and abysmal, and even still, I liked that phone. So much I got the Tilt right after using a Tytn. Really, these are just my opinions smile.gif. Feel free to ignore me, though, as I'm just rambling rolleyes.gif.

naw, just wondering why you felt that way smile.gif

I like how Sense widgets work, although Sense is a bit too resource heavy IMO. But definitely, Sense is usually a very polarizing system for android. It seems either people love it or hate it for the most part tongue.gif

I'm interested to see an HTC J Butterfly release in the US, but unfortunately, it seems it's going to be a Verizon-only release.

Speaking of exclusives, Nokia releasing the 920 as an exclusive is such a big mistake. Nokia being in the situation its in with diminishing marketshare, it could really use a somewhat universal launch. HTC is in the same boat, but they seem to keep their android phones exclusive.

Oh well. Best wishes to both companies thumb.gif
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naw, just wondering why you felt that way smile.gif
I like how Sense widgets work, although Sense is a bit too resource heavy IMO. But definitely, Sense is usually a very polarizing system for android. It seems either people love it or hate it for the most part tongue.gif
I'm interested to see an HTC J Butterfly release in the US, but unfortunately, it seems it's going to be a Verizon-only release.
Speaking of exclusives, Nokia releasing the 920 as an exclusive is such a big mistake. Nokia being in the situation its in with diminishing marketshare, it could really use a somewhat universal launch. HTC is in the same boat, but they seem to keep their android phones exclusive.
Oh well. Best wishes to both companies thumb.gif

Yeah, my gf on the other hand absolutely loves it. And you are right about Nokia choosing exclusivity. For a company that stated they were in troubled waters recently, it's a bold move.
 
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Nokia is releasing the 920 as a 922 on verizon. Where did this exclusivity stuff come in?
 
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post #14 of 57
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Get a version not meant for the North American market. Nokia makes most of their phones penta-band now (yes T-mo frequencies included), but AT&T is too greedy to let those come over here thumb.gif
That's terrible business, is it not? You can make more money..Yet you don't.
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I..................can't wait!!!!! This is a great deal. It makes me glad I didn't pre order it for $50 more at Best Buy. smile.gif
$100 WITH a free wireless charging pad, and it works with all the car chargers I have now..

I think I can convince my wife of this.
I may just have to preorder it tomorrow...
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Nokia is releasing the 920 as a 922 on verizon. Where did this exclusivity stuff come in?

It has been widely publicized. AT&T has an exclusivity on the 920 for 6 months. Which means that the 922 for Verizon shouldn't be around until Spring time.
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That's terrible business, is it not? You can make more money..Yet you don't.

While I tend to agree with you, I have to presume that Nokia has a little bit of an idea as to what they are doing. I too wish they would reliease it on all 4 of the major US carriers at the beginning, but we don't know how much of a check AT&T wrote Nokia for letting them being the exclusive on the 920 for 6 months. It could be a big check up front, or a higher price paid per phone throughout its life span. We just don't know the details of the agreement.

With Nokia admitttedly being in financial "difficulty" I have a hard time believing they would do this if it didn't work out in their favor....financially.
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While I tend to agree with you, I have to presume that Nokia has a little bit of an idea as to what they are doing. I too wish they would reliease it on all 4 of the major US carriers at the beginning, but we don't know how much of a check AT&T wrote Nokia for letting them being the exclusive on the 920 for 6 months. It could be a big check up front, or a higher price paid per phone throughout its life span. We just don't know the details of the agreement.
With Nokia admitttedly being in financial "difficulty" I have a hard time believing they would do this if it didn't work out in their favor....financially.
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Yes AT&T helped Nokia stay alive which I think is good and hopefully they don't continue signing agreements with them. The devices that T-mo and others get are usually far inferior to the ones released on AT&T. Really is sad because Nokia has always made some of the best hardware in the mobile market, but it has always been hard to get in the US. Example: The (old) E71, N8, N900, N9, N950, Lumia 800 etc.
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It has been widely publicized. AT&T has an exclusivity on the 920 for 6 months. Which means that the 922 for Verizon shouldn't be around until Spring time.
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Ah, ok. Im stuck on sprint until march, so I'm trying not to look at new phones too much. Although I managed to find this thread. mad.gif
 
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Great news! I was going to wait until Black Friday to upgrade to the 920 but at this price and with a free charging pad....SOLD thumb.gif
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