If Lumia 930 doesn't come out in USA on MULTIPLE providers, I'm getting an iPhone... tonight... I love the Windows OS environment, but carrier exclusivity of quality handsets (1020, 930) will drive away customers to available handsets, i.e. Android first with iPhone exclusivity, and now iPhone with Windows. This is NOT a good strategy for a struggling operating system... Profound sadness. :(
Seth Cheever4/2/2014 11:52:18 PM
Also, why show off the 930 anyway, in America, as a great device... but guess what, you can't have it... unless you have Verizon... then you can have something CLOSE!
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 11:52:43 PM
@SethCheever: Agreed, one of the more annoying things about Nokia is its insistence on striking carrier exclusivity agreements. That's not going to change.
josh.miller4/2/2014 11:52:58 PM
Tim Stevens4/2/2014 11:53:10 PM
This morning Microsoft kicked things off with some pretty heavy beats. Things are much more chill at this Nokia event. Which is just fine. It's been a long day.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 11:53:15 PM
Nokia seems to think it's the right strategy. I would say it's debatable.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 11:54:04 PM
So I see Nokia exec Chris Weber by the side of the stage chatting it up. I'm guess he gets a reserved seat.
josh.miller4/2/2014 11:54:06 PM
Tim Stevens4/2/2014 11:54:20 PM
Thanks to @Xavdog for being the only one to send in a prediction so far: "I’m going to go to on a limb and say they’ll do something with Windows Phone. :P" -- And what a daring prediction it is!
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 11:54:42 PM
This is a far, far more intimate setting than this morning's Build conference. Like 1/100 smaller.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 11:54:55 PM
I'm about five feet from the stage (I'm in the front row).
LeoCzaplicki4/2/2014 11:55:01 PM
@tim.stevens way too many tiles on that demo screen
josh.miller4/2/2014 11:55:04 PM
Tim Stevens4/2/2014 11:55:50 PM
Now they're rolling in. @Generalguy41 says "Nokia TV" -- Sorry to say any plans there probably shelved so as not to compete with the Xbox regime. But man, think of how many great colors they would have come in.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 11:56:30 PM
It's interesting (somewhat) to note that green was the dominant color at Mobile World Congress. Here? More like orange. One of the executives is actually wearing an orange sweater (and orange button on his shirt) to color coordinate. That's some forethought.