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Old 09-18-2011, 01:28 PM
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Will You Be Upgrading To A WP7 With A Front Facing Camera?

I just got my HTC Trophy when it FINALLY launched on Verizon in June..my tp2 was dead, battery was only lasting 30-45 mins, and my the screen was cracked, so i went to a imagio replacement waiting on it..

now with the HTC Titan and Radar coming out i want one of these BAD...i'd actually even try out the Titan with the huge 4.7 in screen, but at this point i just want a ff camera for skype/video calling.

Now with me just upgrading in June on verizon and them eliminating the Annual upgrade and all that im pretty much screwed...at this point im waiting to see what verizon announces as far as wp7s with a ff camera im pretty much prepared to pay full retail and maybe sell my trophy on ebay or whatever, but i was wondering if you're planning on getting one with verizon or whatever company ur with how are u going to get it? most of the companies axed early upgrades now is there anyway around this i dont know? besides full retail?
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:43 PM
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To A WP7 With A Front Facing Camera?

add a line if thats a option. its insane your phone has no ff camera now but ya i added a line to get phone i just got thursday to keep my full upgrade for next phone.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:09 PM
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If a decent phone with ffc comes to Tmo, I'll drop this HD7...but I'm trying to wait for Apollo before I upgrade.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:00 PM
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To A WP7 With A Front Facing Camera?

doc with a Apollo, ya that just fits.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:20 PM
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To A WP7 With A Front Facing Camera?

I also had a damged, cracked display on my Touch Pro 2 but, I had insurance on it and waited it out. I waited till the Trophy was released then callled them again. They offered me other phones but, I asked if I could have the Trophy (BTW, a lot cheaper phone $649.99 TP2 new, a new Trophy is $429.99). They gave it to me. I have a Trophy and still have my new every 2 $100 credit on my account.

I want a front camera device but, I'll wait to see what is released before signing a 2 year. Just because some new mango devices come out, it does not mean our carrier (Verizon) will get it. We know how Verizon is with Windows Phone 7.

I expect a larger display than the trophy (4-4.3"), 1.5ghz CPU (faster for gaming), better GPU (again, gaming), 4G (Verizon LTE would be a sweet option) then everything else from FM radio, DLNA to Wi-FI as I would expect from a modern cell phone and the specs expected from a WP7 device.

If I could, a slim line phone with a QWERTY keyboard, I still have problems typing on the screen.

We wait from here....

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add a line if thats a option. its insane your phone has no ff camera now but ya i added a line to get phone i just got thursday to keep my full upgrade for next phone.
But, how much do you have to pay per month for that extra line ? I know on Verizon, it's $9.99 a month but, if it's a smart phone you have to add a data plan to that (yea, the extra phone), You could be talking another $40 a month to avoid paying retail for your phone($960 over a 2 year contract, or even at $10 a mo, your talking $240).

I guess if you need a 2nd phone that you can hand it down to for a family member who needed a phone anyway, it's not a big deal but, if not, I don't think its a great deal to do it that way.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:41 PM
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To A WP7 With A Front Facing Camera?

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I also had a damged, cracked display on my Touch Pro 2 but, I had insurance on it and waited it out. I waited till the Trophy was released then callled them again. They offered me other phones but, I asked if I could have the Trophy (BTW, a lot cheaper phone $649.99 TP2 new, a new Trophy is $429.99). They gave it to me. I have a Trophy and still have my new every 2 $100 credit on my account.

I want a front camera device but, I'll wait to see what is released before signing a 2 year. Just because some new mango devices come out, it does not mean our carrier (Verizon) will get it. We know how Verizon is with Windows Phone 7.

I expect a larger display than the trophy (4-4.3"), 1.5ghz CPU (faster for gaming), better GPU (again, gaming), 4G (Verizon LTE would be a sweet option) then everything else from FM radio, DLNA to Wi-FI as I would expect from a modern cell phone and the specs expected from a WP7 device.

If I could, a slim line phone with a QWERTY keyboard, I still have problems typing on the screen.

We wait from here....



But, how much do you have to pay per month for that extra line ? I know on Verizon, it's $9.99 a month but, if it's a smart phone you have to add a data plan to that (yea, the extra phone), You could be talking another $40 a month to avoid paying retail for your phone($960 over a 2 year contract, or even at $10 a mo, your talking $240).

I guess if you need a 2nd phone that you can hand it down to for a family member who needed a phone anyway, it's not a big deal but, if not, I don't think its a great deal to do it that way.
ya i added line which is now fam. plan so that line got touch for 199$ but (not many know this) i ported moms trakphone number over and got 125$ credit for a shitty ported # plus i get 28% (32$) off bill so 2 lines unlim. everything is 107$ and original line still has 150$ upgrade on it. sprin will never say they pay to port a # over unless you ask for it. mons phone was 14$ for phone and 40minute calling card. lol
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:58 PM
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To A WP7 With A Front Facing Camera?

@deadwrong03 I'm pretty much in the same situation ur in (have to pay retail for next phone) I'm really starting to hate when carriers control what phones we use and how often we use them (eg data caps)
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:18 PM
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To A WP7 With A Front Facing Camera?

No upgrading here.

I honestly don't see a reason at this time to upgrade phones as the HTC Arrive has pretty much what I need. It's plenty fast for my real wants and I don't forsee all the overall proposed increased hardware specs enhancing the Windows Phone 7 experience for now.

Don't do video calling so it won't be necessary for a front facing camera. If my needs change than sure I'll do it but I doubt that it will.

But...... as we all know, every phone we get we say it will be our last one and that the shiny new device couldn't possibly get old or outdated nor have want to take another one out for a spin.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:56 PM
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To A WP7 With A Front Facing Camera?

I had a front-facing camera for a year with the EVO and never used it once... not even to "test" it or show it off, so it has no value to me at all. I would love a bigger screen, but 4.7" is just stupid big.

Bigger problem is... the new phones were announced as GSM, which means Verizon and Sprint won't see them regardless, so no I won't be upgrading to them unless either carrier adopt versions.
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