i haven't seen the 920 in real life, but spec wise the camera, screen, and storage are all higher. it's a nicer phone, but it's heavier and thicker. the 8x is pretty darn thin, and pretty darn light. i would have gone with the 920 easily but it's rogers only in canada. I managed to get unlimited everything for 65$ with bell, so i picked up the 8x for 0$. first contract i've ever had.
it's pretty darn solid. it's easily the nicest htc device i've ever seen. build quality is great.
This is a banner day, I've trolled the trollmaster (for fun) and he didn't know
I am glad you like the phone SSK
How much was it and how much is the service? Did you have to get a contract?
but I'm not sure the world is ready for a 3rd giant in the mobile market.
I think we're VERY ready.
And why would that be? New doesn't mean good anymore. With the complexities of a modern OS there's going to be a lot that MS's offerings just can't match from the other two, and I expect that it will stay that way for some time as adoption (hopefully) picks up. I have to say, their marketing for it is near vaporware. I've seen almost no online ads, and certainly not a single commercial on the tv or web to demonstrate it. It's going to lag behind for some time before it becomes trendy enough that the everyday Joe will want one. I see them as a niche alternative at the moment and nothing more. It's nice to have the integration into windows that I suspect it will have, especially in a corporate environment. We'll see how it fairs.
The Kin was a silly desperation move after MS had lost a ton of their mobile market share. Didn't MS just buy it prepackaged in its entirety? I think Windows Phone will stick around, PMPs like the Zune have become more niche and are being superceded by phones, but I don't see phones becoming a niche that will be replaced by something else for a long time - cell phones have been around for ages, they've just morphed over time. MS knows this and will stick with it. Even though some people would like to declare the mobile market as set and won, the consumer smartphone market is still fairly young at 5 years. ~50% of phones in the USA are smartphones, not to mention other countries, that leaves a lot of market. And as much as people love to hate Windows 8 on PCs, having a full range of devices with the same look and feel is a unique advantage MS has, whether they can exploit it is the key.