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Master Geek
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  Reply # 716700 13-Nov-2012 21:13 Send private message

I will be since we've had no information regarding availability. Yet we'll get it before Australia? That doesn't seem right

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 716707 13-Nov-2012 21:25 Send private message

billgates:
Badboy2303: Telstras Lumia 920 goes on sale 29 November. So NZ isn't likely to go on sale before the 1st Dec.


You will be surprised to know the availability date at next weeks announcement for NZ on Monday.

22nd november from some reliable sources




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Master Geek
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  Reply # 716708 13-Nov-2012 21:34 Send private message

This is frustrating. I don't know whether or not to cancel an order from an importer. Wish there would be some official information now

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  Reply # 716746 14-Nov-2012 01:20 Send private message

Can somebody please talk me into going from a SGS3-Lumia 920 (Most likely)? I want to try a new OS and im loving the look of the Lumia 920. I mainly use my SGS3 for Camera/Video (occassionally), mobile gaming, twitter, txt and viewing movies. Im happy with my SGS3 but thinking of trying something new. I dont have an Xbox, or Windows 8 PC.

I found this article so this is good for me as I enjoy mobile gaming.

http://gamasutra.com/view/news/180405/Windows_Phone_8_launches_with_top_games_from_rival_platforms.php

Somebody talk me into it please!! What does WP8 have that Android doesnt? :)

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  Reply # 716779 14-Nov-2012 07:15 Send private message

Finch: Can somebody please talk me into going from a SGS3-Lumia 920 (Most likely)? I want to try a new OS and im loving the look of the Lumia 920. I mainly use my SGS3 for Camera/Video (occassionally), mobile gaming, twitter, txt and viewing movies. Im happy with my SGS3 but thinking of trying something new. I dont have an Xbox, or Windows 8 PC.

I found this article so this is good for me as I enjoy mobile gaming.

http://gamasutra.com/view/news/180405/Windows_Phone_8_launches_with_top_games_from_rival_platforms.php

Somebody talk me into it please!! What does WP8 have that Android doesnt? :)


I have an S3 and the use is more or less similar. I am going for Lumia 920 just to use a different OS. 920 has a good hardware, good camera and the big reason for me is to support Nokia. I really hope they are successful this time.




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  Reply # 716787 14-Nov-2012 07:48 Send private message

I suggest you play with a Windows 8 phone before making the switch. Its a very different beast to android and if your android does not piss you off with enough with of the many issues it has then you may be safer to stay where you are until you've had a good play to determine for yourself what is right for you.

Windows Phone is not as versatile in terms of customization and capabilities, much like the iphone, but it makes up for it by working properley and intuitively and unlike the iphone you get some choice in design/style/hardware and also a bunch of OS features which iphone doesnt have.

In the last 18 months I've had Android (still do), iPhone and Windows Phone. Windows was the cheapest phone out of all of them and in my experience was the best for me. Android just frustrates me to no end with all of the bugs/issues and things that dont work how you would expect them to or how other phones do. You're always having to modify it to try and get things to work right or the way you want it to and the phone never seems completely sorted. Small consolation is I guess at least you can modify it dramatically, but you shouldnt have to. So now I just use it as a music player, and it doesnt even do that well. If my WP had SD card or 64GB or storage I would never use the android, hence why I will be upgrading to a WP8 and never looking back.

Windows Phone may not be for everyone, but I've never heard anyone come up with a reason to mock it. It is a phone that can compete with the rest, and while no phone is perfect, Windows Phone for me shines above the rest.

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  Reply # 716791 14-Nov-2012 07:55 Send private message

sidders80:
billgates:
Badboy2303: Telstras Lumia 920 goes on sale 29 November. So NZ isn't likely to go on sale before the 1st Dec.


You will be surprised to know the availability date at next weeks announcement for NZ on Monday.

22nd november from some reliable sources


If an announcement is coming on the 19th I wouldnt think they will be available on the 22nd. There's nothing out there to suggest that they are almost ready to go on sale. Everywhere else in the world gave 2 weeks notice of their availability in stores... and even that seems to have fallen to bits in places.

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  Reply # 716919 14-Nov-2012 11:12 Send private message

bspain: I suggest you play with a Windows 8 phone before making the switch. Its a very different beast to android and if your android does not piss you off with enough with of the many issues it has then you may be safer to stay where you are until you've had a good play to determine for yourself what is right for you.

Windows Phone is not as versatile in terms of customization and capabilities, much like the iphone, but it makes up for it by working properley and intuitively and unlike the iphone you get some choice in design/style/hardware and also a bunch of OS features which iphone doesnt have.

In the last 18 months I've had Android (still do), iPhone and Windows Phone. Windows was the cheapest phone out of all of them and in my experience was the best for me. Android just frustrates me to no end with all of the bugs/issues and things that dont work how you would expect them to or how other phones do. You're always having to modify it to try and get things to work right or the way you want it to and the phone never seems completely sorted. Small consolation is I guess at least you can modify it dramatically, but you shouldnt have to. So now I just use it as a music player, and it doesnt even do that well. If my WP had SD card or 64GB or storage I would never use the android, hence why I will be upgrading to a WP8 and never looking back.

Windows Phone may not be for everyone, but I've never heard anyone come up with a reason to mock it. It is a phone that can compete with the rest, and while no phone is perfect, Windows Phone for me shines above the rest.


Thank you very much for your post :)

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Master Geek


  Reply # 717005 14-Nov-2012 12:29 Send private message

billgates:
Badboy2303: Telstras Lumia 920 goes on sale 29 November. So NZ isn't likely to go on sale before the 1st Dec.


You will be surprised to know the availability date at next weeks announcement for NZ on Monday.


Any chance you know if it will be black only too?

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  Reply # 717011 14-Nov-2012 12:51 Send private message

PhantomNZ:

Any chance you know if it will be black only too?


Telecom, I know yes will be black only from what I have been told. Don't know about Vodafone or 2degrees color availability. Saying that, I remember with Nokia Lumia 800, Vodafone bought in the white colour after couple of months so they very well might expand the colour availability later on.




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Master Geek
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  Reply # 717393 14-Nov-2012 23:14 Send private message

Finch: Can somebody please talk me into going from a SGS3-Lumia 920 (Most likely)? I want to try a new OS and im loving the look of the Lumia 920. I mainly use my SGS3 for Camera/Video (occassionally), mobile gaming, twitter, txt and viewing movies. Im happy with my SGS3 but thinking of trying something new. I dont have an Xbox, or Windows 8 PC.

I found this article so this is good for me as I enjoy mobile gaming.

http://gamasutra.com/view/news/180405/Windows_Phone_8_launches_with_top_games_from_rival_platforms.php

Somebody talk me into it please!! What does WP8 have that Android doesnt? :)


OK I'll have a go.

If you're after the most innovative phone out there then the Lumia 920 speaks for itself. Re the platforms:

Personally I think the three OS's are much of a muchness in terms of functionality, and whenever one steals a march the others will quickly scramble to catch up.

The key differences for me are ecosystem and style.

All of a sudden the Microsoft ecosystem has incredible upside across PC, tablet, phone and console. But you have to be aware that the number of phone apps are going to take a while to catch up with the other platforms. Personally I find them adequate most of the time, with a lack of NZ apps being the biggest gap for me. And swapping platforms could be a big job. But then again, any self respecting geek should always be interested in the new new thing, and at the moment WP8 is it. Breaking, fixing and learning are all part of the fun. People say Android is the most customisable but iOS has been jailbroken, WP7 has a lively hacker community and I doubt WP8 will be any different.

Style is subjective, but when I look at Google Play and Android widgets, they remind me of all those countless blogs whose authors decided that Comic Sans would be a cool font to use. There's something tasteless - and often juvenile - about the Google look, which I would argue stems all the way from the search page. And while Steve Jobs may have worn a black polo neck, he actually should have been kitted out in Delia Smith's apron because the aesthetic of iOS with its acres of wood panelling is closer to 80s kitchen cabinetry than the clean modern lines you'd expect in a premium product. So if you want a piece of pure modernism in your day, WP8 should be your choice.




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  Reply # 717394 14-Nov-2012 23:18 Send private message

compost: Style is subjective, but when I look at Google Play and Android widgets, they remind me of all those countless blogs whose authors decided that Comic Sans would be a cool font to use. There's something tasteless - and often juvenile - about the Google look, which I would argue stems all the way from the search page.

And while Steve Jobs may have worn a black polo neck, he actually should have been kitted out in Delia Smith's apron because the aesthetic of iOS with its acres of wood panelling is closer to 80s kitchen cabinetry than the clean modern lines you'd expect in a premium product.

So if you want a piece of pure modernism in your day, WP8 should be your choice.


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Reply # 717432 15-Nov-2012 01:15 Send private message

billgates:
PhantomNZ:

Any chance you know if it will be black only too?


Telecom, I know yes will be black only from what I have been told. Don't know about Vodafone or 2degrees color availability. Saying that, I remember with Nokia Lumia 800, Vodafone bought in the white colour after couple of months so they very well might expand the colour availability later on.


Isn't the 920 going to be Telecom exclusive? So if we want a colour other than black, the only option is an importer?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 717581 15-Nov-2012 11:17 Send private message

Glass:
billgates:
PhantomNZ:

Any chance you know if it will be black only too?


Telecom, I know yes will be black only from what I have been told. Don't know about Vodafone or 2degrees color availability. Saying that, I remember with Nokia Lumia 800, Vodafone bought in the white colour after couple of months so they very well might expand the colour availability later on.


Isn't the 920 going to be Telecom exclusive? So if we want a colour other than black, the only option is an importer?


Yes, it would seem that way. Nokia's NZ site only lists the 920 in black as well.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 717587 15-Nov-2012 11:32 Send private message

After seeing a list of potentional defects that other people have with this phone, I would rather buy it from a store.

http://forums.wpcentral.com/lumia-920/202100.htm

If I found a problem with the phone whilst instore i.e. vibration issue or crackling sound, would I be able to reject the phone for another?

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