UPDATE: AS OF DECEMBER 19th – IT’S COMING!
It ain’t gonna happen…
I like the look of it and, since knowing mobile tech the way I do, I gave it the fairly highly-regarded label of ‘My Next Phone‘.
But there’s a problem. This morning this happened –
Just listening to The Voicemail @whatleydude – Lumia 820’s coming into Vodafone but not the 920. Both WP8 HTCs incoming, BTW.
— Dan Bowsher (@dan_bowsher) October 1, 2012
Dan Bowsher is one of the super-smart social media chaps at Vodafone and, as managing editor of the Vodafone UK blog, it’s kind of his job to be on the button with stuff like this – so I appreciate the heads up, Dan, thank you.
The ironic thing is, the same episode of The Voicemail that Dan is talking about is also the exact same one where I name-check Vodafone as being one service that I could not live without.
But now, I am in a quandary –
I’ve been a Vodafone customer for nigh on 16yrs. I honestly can’t think what kind of data they have on record or how much customer equity I’ve built up over that time.
And they’re not going to range the one phone that I really, really want.
My options are as follows
- Buy the Lumia 920 SIM-free (not ideal).
- Leave Vodafone and join a network like EE (who are not only ranging the Lumia 920 but also launching with the first 4G network)?
- Ignore the Lumia 920 and perhaps consider a different handset – like the new HTC Windows phones or in fact, an iPhone 5 (which is genuinely a serious option)?
UPDATE: Vodafone have published a blog post confirming the above Windows Phone 8 device strategy