MSNerd says Verizon getting a Nokia WP device with the PureView Pro camera tech this fall, Sprint to make do with a QWERTY slider
2. tigermcm (Posts: 806; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
you are not the only one. Shoot i havent bought a tablet on purpose until wp8.....looks like i need to start doing overtime
9. pookiewood (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Same for me! W8 Tablet, WP8 and Wii-U. Going for broke this fall!
12. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Again o noooooooooooo... pleaaaaaase..
Not another one. This time with qwerty.
Another joke! Another IMPEDIMENT
3. tigermcm (Posts: 806; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
seriously if this rumor is true I must say Sprint must be the ones putting their 2 cents in because our screens suck!!! when i had windows mobile the screens sucked I have an Arrive now and the screen sucks come on stop with the madness
10. pookiewood (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
I agree. If this thing really is WVGA I'm going AT&T.
4. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Let the games begin. You want pureview tech, go to Verizon, sprint for keyboard, Samsung for ATT, and HTC for TMO. Pick your carrier. Now this is if the rumors are true. Looks like consistency is not part of the game plan. Oh well, here's hoping for the HTC HD8.
5. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
You've have got to be kidding me! That Pureview phone better get released as a world phone with 850/1900 3G afterward. That's all I've been waiting for from Nokia and I expected it to come with AT&T. Unbelievable if it's true...
6. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1233; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
A windows 8 Pureview wow if this is true looks like Verizon will get the best Windows 8
smart phone out there Damn I will wait to see if this is true. mean while I believe the Nokia 900 will be available for sale at other USA carriers within 90 days or less I recall an internet message saying that AT and T will have first rights to sell the Nokia 900 for
only a limited amount of time then Nokia can offer it for sale to other carriers. I hope this is true Verizon should sell as a Verizon customer this would be great they only have one windows 7.5 smart phone and it is not the most popular of the 2nd generation windows Smart phones. Nokia needs to offer the Nokia 900 to other carriers to make itself known again to American customers.
7. GellerDoesDallas (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
This is where Windows phone will finally catch up to android and iPhone, at least in the spec department, plus with Lte, I expect it's browser to be lightning fast. This phone is going into my pocket.
8. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
A WVGA resolution for the Sprint model??? Isn't that a waste of WP8 capabilities to settle for a low tier WP8 phone when the OS is now capable of higher resolution? But then again, maybe Sprint is just looking for a low to mid end WP8 device.
And those who have used WP can say that the OS has an excellent virtual keyboard so a physical QWERTY is not necessary, especially in a 4" screen size or bigger, IMHO.
19. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
why not this resolution?
it's more than enough for such a small display
11. snowgator (Posts: 3335; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I do not blame Verizon for waiting on WP8. The devies will be so much more competitive to Android and iOS at that time. Although I will say this: I would be a Bog Red customer right now if they had gotten a decent WP Mango device over the last 6 months. AT&T was the only real option if you were like me and in the minority and actually wanted one.
Sprint is hard to figure out. They are dying for customers and clawing to get into position to be more of a factor VS. AT&T and Verizon. But, they only offer mid-tier WP's. Now, why not cover your bases and demand a top tier WP, that way if it takes off and becomes popular you have an option to not be left behind? I like the idea of a physical keyboard, but make it a serious contender. You are getting a WP8 anyways, ensure it is one that will get you noticed.
16. Penny (Posts: 1336; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I don't entirely blame Verizon. I understand their desire not to place a huge emphasis on WP until it offers comparable specs to other flagship devices, because I'm sure they have found high specs to be a recipe for success in sales.
I also think it is possible that they would have liked one or two more devices in the Verizon portfolio, but it could be Microsoft and its current hardware partners that have been focused on GSM because it is easier to produce for a global market.
However, I am sure they could have gotten at least ONE more option if they tried. The fact is that Verizon only carried one device in the entire 1.5 year period that WP7 has been out, and even that device was running with specs that were about 6 months behind when it was first released.
13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5658; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh gosh...i may just have to get this but i'm not sure if it will replace my Razr yet. i'm pretty impressed with ICS on it and this build isn't even completely stable.
14. StreetNerd (Posts: 726; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
hope the qwerty one has a similar design as the Nokia E7
15. cityeighteen (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
That's it, i'm probably going to start a petition to make sure Sprint gets the PureView.
18. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Another garbage slider for Sprint? Screw this. I'm keeping Android and sticking with my MIUI ROM. How can anyone give this a try when we get average products on the shelf. Seriously dissapointing. Android and iOS are much more ahead of the game than MS at this point.