I'm still considering the 8X since I can get it in blue, but will probably end up getting a black 920 because there is just too much upside to the 920. Disappointed that there won't be colour options at launch. Sucks that there will eventually be a cyan model, but probably not until early 2013.
Still think it would have been smart to have a certian number of units in different colours online.
If you follow Microsoft presentation of Windows phne it was said that in Microsoft store you will be able to buy any windows phone in all colours. So it's not a problem any more. Microsoft store will be opened in Toronto on Nov 16th in Yorkdale Shopping Center. Similarly to Apple store you will be able to buy Lumia 920 in any colour with Rogers contract or without contract easily. And after that event you will be able to buy Lumia 920 in all colours throug ebay, kijiji, amazon if you in other city. You can check yourself and I'm sure that Microsoft store will be openned in other big cities in Canada.
So just wait until Nov 16 (just 4 more days after Nov 12, official Lumia 920 launch) and you get you want.
I think it's bad for Rogers because people will buy the phone from Microsoft Store directly and not from Rogers stores when they need oher colour options, but for us it doesn't make a big diference if Rogers has it only in black in it stores.
I'm personally buying Lumia 920 in black for myself and in yellow for my wife.
I had chance to hold it and I'm so impessed the phone feels so comfortable in hand, the weight is not a problem it;s just as Galaxy Note but much better than any other phone on the market. I say so because I am a user of Glaxy S, Galaxy S2 (just sold them on kijiji), I have currently Galaxy Note and I'm going to sell it as well. Nokia is much better in all aspects.
Hi pulkit10... I dont argue your point at all...
The colored 920s were always going to be available to the masses, as a full-purchase price item.
You said that you wanted the option because you were going for the full-pop $600.00 phone....great!....awesome!...good for you... But you were ALWAYS going to be able to get one....THAT was never a problem! You simply had to buy it from someone other than Rogers.(!)
Color of a phone being a key feature?.....really?
The point I was making is that Rogers would have had a logistical nightmare had they decided to inventory the colors for everyone.
Online inventory does not simply manifest itself when required, by the way, and the way to look at it is as follows;
Nokia sends an email to Rogers, Bell, Telus, and Wind...asking who wants to be the initial exclusive vendor for our new and wonderful phone. Some of them say they would, but they can not come up with firm numbers for each color. (Nokia would definitely want proper quantities).
Rogers says that they can simply offer the Black unit, and they can therefore provide a solid forecast for units.
(Dont forget that many users are slaves to trends, and the returns on colored phones for other colored phones will be inevitable)
So off goes Nokia, fully satisfied with knowing that a huge chunk of black units will be snapped up by Canada, and the colored ones can still flourish in more densly populated markets. (Small market we are...and I know it...and so do you..unless you dismiss the sheer size of our country contrasted by the actual potential customer base).
Rogers got the phones for a great price/uinit...Nokia got what they wanted, and we see competetive pricing despite the lack of true competetion in this industry.
One of the previous posters had echoed what so many Canadian users were saying (that they are dropping Rogers, or that they will never switch to Rogers because of the lack of color choice) and I just had to pipe up wih a bit of a perspective
If rumor becomes reality in regards to Rogers kiosks offering color choices to subscription upgraders then I consider it to be a solid win for the voiciferous consumers that have shaken the trees about this issue....but in the meantime I will still maintain that to be so overtly indigant about a uber-tech communications device being only available in black is just plain juvenile.
Color does not make it better...it just makes it louder...and merely a tool to get noticed.
Wrap it, Skin it, Case it, Paint it, do whatever the **bleep** you want to it... Just find other, more critical-to-the-human race things to complain about.
I am complaining about people complaining about things that don't matter, so "color me as guilty as the next guy.
common rogers do it up and bring the colors to live here in canada, as it is we are only statting to get all of the top model phones here in canada now, be a ground breaker and bring all of the colors to Rogers, thanks Roger!
I've sent emails to Engadget, Ars Technica, Edmonton Journal, The Globe and Mail, and the CRTC about Rogers and their lack of colour selection + their horrible roll out of the Lumia 920's, WP8 in general, and lack of support for visual voicemail except on the iPhone. I suggest everyone who is also upset with Rogers to do the same. Maybe nothing will come of it, but it can't hurt to try and get journalists aware of the issues.
I also encourage everyone to find out if a local politician is upset with how telecom companies are treating consumers and write to them with your story.