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General Verizon Note 2 Pre-order, Release date, and speculation thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Wangta, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. coreyalan15

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    HTC's Brainstorming Meeting.

    "Gentlemen, We need a new Verizon phone" HTC CEO
    "I know, the One X" HTC 1
    "No, bigger" HTC 2
    "Fine, HTC One X...+.." HTC 1
    "No! How about the DROID DNA by HTC" Verizon Rep
    "GENIUS" HTC CEO

    And that's how it happens

    ~C
     

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    Yep. Going forward I think you are going to have to rely on OEMs like Samsung that force the device they think you want most on the networks rather than allowing networks to define these exclusive devices that will be speced out how the network tends to prefer.

    Another reason I left for TMo. Their AWS LTE with 850/1900 UMTS should be more broadly available in random unlocked devices going forward.
     
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    Getting this phone as an early Christmas gift from my parents and I cannot wait! I've had my Droid X for just about two years and it's hanging on by a thread. I just need it to last me till the GN2 ships...
     
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    This is my exact predicament. Minus the early Christmas and a Droid X (It had to have gotten stolen)

    ~C
     
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    I'm going through a depression stage... With no one to turn too lol. Is there an official launch date for the DNA? It'll be a million years after that for the SGN2!
     
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    :ditto:

    It seems like the 27th gets further & further away everyday. :turtle:
     
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    that POS HTC DNA now shows as shipping on 11/16 on VZW's site

    total BS :mad:
     
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    They can enjoy the terrible battery life
     
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    I'm surprised that Verizon is releasing the DNA and N2 within two weeks of each other. I think there will be a lot of DNA returns....
     
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    Honestly I don't think there will be a lot of DNA returns. The fact of the matter is the DNA is cheaper, smaller and has a better screen. Most people shop with their eyes and buy things that look good. That screen on the DNA will draw a lot of people in. The average consumer doesn't give 2 craps about the technical specs like we all do. If you start talking processor speeds and mAh and ppi, the average consumer will get completely lost and have no clue what you are talking about.
     
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    Especially when something else is released before it.
    I could look at it like Verizon hates Samsung or look at it like Verizon is trying to create enough anxiety that sales of the Note II go threw the roof.
     
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    I for one just don't understand it....... Samsung vs. HTC. Really? Samsung is much more innovative IMO. I just don't like HTC. I originally purchased the Incredible when it was first released and returned it within a week. I've learned my lesson and will never purchase HTC product again.
     
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    My first HTC phone was the Hero then Evo (great phones). The Evo 3D (side step; no upgrade IMO) killed my HTC relationship.
     
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    It's because it is a Droid. VZW is all about the name Droid. Otherwise it is back of the bus.
     
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    I don't think Verizon hates Samsung or they are trying to build anxiety for the phones release, I think Verizon is taking longer than other carriers because it is taking longer for Samsung to make Verizon's version of the phone. The fact that Verizon branded the home button I'm sure is slowing down the production of their models because its one extra step Samsung has to take to get the phones out the door and to Verizon.
     
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    I agree with ScandaLeX completely for this. Knowing how Verizon operates, it seems highly likely they would do something like this

    ~C
     
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    The above three posts were never part of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus nonsense I guess?? I bet we can find the exact same posts by different peeps back in that thread. Verizon doesn't like devices they somehow are tricked into selling. There is a reason the GNex was the first and probably LAST Nexus device that will work on VZW in awhile. The Galaxy line from samsung that is now pushed out on all networks as much at once as possible is something else Verizon doesn't like. I think they are more OK with he iPhone cause they knew they were losing customers without it and Apple is a more closed up tightly controlled setup just like them.

    This is what VZW is banking. Get the brunt of contract switches over the holidays on this device. I don't know the reasoning, but I figure the fact the Galaxy Note is a hugely desired device and not something made special for them means they somehow make less margin in how the parts are all costed out to them.
     
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    I got my Samsung galaxy note 2 and I have a query regarding voice command for applications.
    I have seen such facility in Samsung galaxy S3 but not finding the same in note 2.
    Help me please!
     
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    Your Note 2 from Verizon?? You are in a Verizon thread here...
     
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    I honestly don't believe the branding has anything at all to do with it because as images leaked, you could clearly see Verizon's stamp all over it and phones agent made one at a time. They're mass produced.




    I'm unfamiliar with all things Gnex. Have never wanted one so I'm kind of clueless regarding anything related to Verizon and that phone.
     
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    The lead up to the Google announcement of it and then drama related to the VZW version basically being outted by google and then no actual release details ever being announced created one of the longest and most active threads ever on this forum. The Moto RAZR was a total unknown for a good part of the hoopla, but ended up being announced and available almost a full month before the GNex.

    After the RAZR debacle was understood and that it would be first out of nowhere, a huge email and twitter assault happened to get some sorta official word from VZW on the device. They finally said in a press release it would be out before the end of the year. It was obvious all along that aspects of it were being negotiated with Google up until the just before it released. We know the GNote 2 has the VZW button, but there are probably other things being negotiated that have held it up just because VZW wants to be a pain about it rather than happily taking the device ASAP and making the customers that desire it happy. In the mean time it won't compete with devices they have had a lot more control over such as the Droid line.
     
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    So today I busted through the doors of my local big red store and demanded to know when my Note would be here. He looked at me confused and shocked. Then preceded to tell me if I needed a phone now, the new HTC DNA would be out. ugh kill me now please! I just want my precious note lol :(
     
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    Yeah like a locked bootloader, permission to print logos all over and first child rights ;P
     
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