09-12-2016 02:46 PM
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  1. RobertP1's Avatar
    I know there are a million rumors about all sorts of things, but is anything concrete about any new phone?
    08-23-2016 01:52 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    New Windows Phones. Nope.

    New Windows 10 Mobile devices. Yep. The new deal is no more Lumia. Many OEMs are entering the fray, some of them are only regional however.

    You are in the US, correct?

    What are you looking for? A new Lumia? It appears that won't happen. Surface Phone? They are playing their cards close to their vest. A superphone? HP Elite X3, Acer Liquid Jade Primo or Alcatel Idol Pro 4. A midrange? Acer Liquid 330 or the upcoming Moly PcPhone or the existing Moly X1.

    NuAns Neo tried to jump over here from Japan, but their Kickstarter fell flat.

    There are OEMs testing the waters and if the consumers don't support them then the phones may indeed be even harder to find.

    Check this article out by Jason Ward. You may want to look at the whole series, but at least read the capper: Microsoft and the duo user Part V: The 13 companies building Windows 10 phones | Windows Central


    More specifics in your question might get some pointed answers.
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    My answer is no.

    There will other less definitive answers forthcoming however.
    Looking pretty dismal for new phones actually.
    libra89, mark233, RobertP1 and 1 others like this.
    08-23-2016 02:00 PM
  4. RobertP1's Avatar
    I was afraid of that... I really want them to succeed
    08-23-2016 02:03 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I was afraid of that... I really want them to succeed
    I do too very much so.
    mark233 likes this.
    08-23-2016 02:13 PM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    I think the Elite X3 has been nominated to carry the flag for the rest of the year at least.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    08-23-2016 02:20 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    New Windows Phones. Nope.

    New Windows 10 Mobile devices. Yep. The new deal is no more Lumia. Many OEMs are entering the fray, some of them are only regional however.

    You are in the US, correct?

    What are you looking for? A new Lumia? It appears that won't happen. Surface Phone? They are playing their cards close to their vest. A superphone? HP Elite X3, Acer Liquid Jade Primo or Alcatel Idol Pro 4. A midrange? Acer Liquid 330 or the upcoming Moly PcPhone or the existing Moly X1.

    NuAns Neo tried to jump over here from Japan, but their Kickstarter fell flat.

    There are OEMs testing the waters and if the consumers don't support them then the phones may indeed be even harder to find.

    Check this article out by Jason Ward. You may want to look at the whole series, but at least read the capper: Microsoft and the duo user Part V: The 13 companies building Windows 10 phones | Windows Central


    More specifics in your question might get some pointed answers.
    08-23-2016 02:38 PM
  8. EspHack's Avatar
    maybe after they see no one steps in they will finally make roms available for at least a few decent phones, like S7 edge and htc 10 etc
    08-23-2016 02:46 PM
  9. RobertP1's Avatar
    New Windows Phones. Nope.

    New Windows 10 Mobile devices. Yep. The new deal is no more Lumia. Many OEMs are entering the fray, some of them are only regional however.

    You are in the US, correct?

    What are you looking for? A new Lumia? It appears that won't happen. Surface Phone? They are playing their cards close to their vest. A superphone? HP Elite X3, Acer Liquid Jade Primo or Alcatel Idol Pro 4. A midrange? Acer Liquid 330 or the upcoming Moly PcPhone or the existing Moly X1.

    NuAns Neo tried to jump over here from Japan, but their Kickstarter fell flat.

    There are OEMs testing the waters and if the consumers don't support them then the phones may indeed be even harder to find.

    Check this article out by Jason Ward. You may want to look at the whole series, but at least read the capper: Microsoft and the duo user Part V: The 13 companies building Windows 10 phones | Windows Central


    More specifics in your question might get some pointed answers.
    I am in the US and was thinking on the lines of the Surface Phone or something that would compete with the Iphone and the flagship Androids
    08-23-2016 03:29 PM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I assume that if you wanted a 950 or 950 XL you would have one by now.

    Acer Liquid Jade Primo is the best bet for a currently available Flag that is Factory Unlocked.

    Snapdragon 808, 32GB internal + microSD, 3GB RAM, 5.5" 1080p display, 21MP rear camera... Acer Liquid Jade Primo - Windows Central Forums

    It's out now at the Microsoft Store and is bundled with a Continuum dock, mouse and keyboard for $650.

    HP Elite X3 is on preorder, but IMHO it really is geared for Enterprise and you pay for features you probably don't need or can even use like the ability to run HP Workspace virtualization of your company's desktop applications.

    Alcatel's upcoming Idol Pro 4 is likely to be T-Mo only in the US. Good news if you are a T-Mo user and need their WiFi Calling. No release date as of yet.

    Coship Moly PcPhone is due soon, I would think. We've had advance word for some time and maybe they were just waiting to get an RTM of the Anniversary Update? No word on price. They had a gimmick going on their website where you could name the price you wanted to pay. I'm sure many people posted ridiculously low requests. I will say Coship appears to really know how to manufacture a tight device. The PcPhone will have Continuum, but really isn't a Flag. It will have SD 617, 32GB internal, 13MP rear camera, 6" 1080p screen and 3GB RAM which will be nice for versatility.

    If you are on Verizon or Sprint the whole issue looks grim. No OEMs seem to want to make a W10M device for them.
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    08-23-2016 04:00 PM
  11. vezycash's Avatar
    I know there are a million rumors about all sorts of things, but is anything concrete about any new phone?
    According to Microsoft, 2017 is when they'll release new phones.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    08-24-2016 12:14 AM
  12. Sedp23's Avatar
    Yes, the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro but we dont know a release date

    http://pocketnow.com/2016/03/17/alca...0-specs-rumors

    Sent from mTalk
    08-24-2016 04:34 AM
  13. Timbre70's Avatar
    According to Microsoft, 2017 is when they'll release new phones.
    December 2017 is also 2017.
    vezycash and Dadstar0410 like this.
    08-24-2016 05:20 AM
  14. Karl Vincent Alvarez's Avatar
    They will... I hope
    RobertP1 likes this.
    08-24-2016 06:45 AM
  15. etphoto's Avatar
    I not only believe we need to support the OEMs but app developers as well. Buying an app you hardly use is a way of showing support. Its a chicken and egg thing but apps are certainly at least an egg. More and better apps will increase the chances of more OEMs stepping to the plate.

    Sent from mTalk
    08-24-2016 08:00 AM
  16. RobertP1's Avatar
    Yes, the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro but we dont know a release date

    Alcatel Idol 4 Pro render arrives, Windows 10 and Idol 4S-like hardware in tow | Pocketnow

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    I am a big fan of Alcatel and that would be a great addition to Windows Mobile... Lets hope that it is soon
    mark233 likes this.
    08-24-2016 08:20 AM
  17. Sedp23's Avatar
    alcatel confirmed it already its just a matter of when and its going to be on tmobile and there will be a unlocked version. I thought they were waitin for redstone since it has a fingerprint scanner so i would say sometime in the next month or 2 it should be released im keeping a eye on this myself

    Sent from mTalk
    mark233 and RumoredNow like this.
    08-24-2016 08:24 AM
  18. RobertP1's Avatar
    I assume that if you wanted a 950 or 950 XL you would have one by now.

    Acer Liquid Jade Primo is the best bet for a currently available Flag that is Factory Unlocked.

    Snapdragon 808, 32GB internal + microSD, 3GB RAM, 5.5" 1080p display, 21MP rear camera... Acer Liquid Jade Primo - Windows Central Forums

    It's out now at the Microsoft Store and is bundled with a Continuum dock, mouse and keyboard for $650.

    HP Elite X3 is on preorder, but IMHO it really is geared for Enterprise and you pay for features you probably don't need or can even use like the ability to run HP Workspace virtualization of your company's desktop applications.

    Alcatel's upcoming Idol Pro 4 is likely to be T-Mo only in the US. Good news if you are a T-Mo user and need their WiFi Calling. No release date as of yet.

    Coship Moly PcPhone is due soon, I would think. We've had advance word for some time and maybe they were just waiting to get an RTM of the Anniversary Update? No word on price. They had a gimmick going on their website where you could name the price you wanted to pay. I'm sure many people posted ridiculously low requests. I will say Coship appears to really know how to manufacture a tight device. The PcPhone will have Continuum, but really isn't a Flag. It will have SD 617, 32GB internal, 13MP rear camera, 6" 1080p screen and 3GB RAM which will be nice for versatility.

    If you are on Verizon or Sprint the whole issue looks grim. No OEMs seem to want to make a W10M device for them.
    I am on T-Mobile and you are probably right about the Elite X3. It does look like an amazing device but not for the everyday user. Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply
    Last edited by RobertP1; 08-24-2016 at 02:20 PM.
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    08-24-2016 08:34 AM
  19. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    If you're on T-Mobile then the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro is going to be the one for you. This looks the only non Lumia consumer phone at the moment, apart from the existing Alcatel of course. It recently passed WiFi certification so at the speed T-Mobile works, you might see this phone in another 6 months

    Alcatel Idol 4 Pro Wi-Fi certification hints at T-Mobile release - TmoNews
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    08-24-2016 02:15 PM
  20. RobertP1's Avatar
    If you're on T-Mobile then the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro is going to be the one for you. This looks the only non Lumia consumer phone at the moment, apart from the existing Alcatel of course. It recently passed WiFi certification so at the speed T-Mobile works, you might see this phone in another 6 months

    Alcatel Idol 4 Pro Wi-Fi certification hints at T-Mobile release - TmoNews
    I tried the Alcatel Fierce Xl with Windows 10 and it was just OK... I am glad that I tried it, but it is not something that I would want to live with for any extended period of time
    08-24-2016 02:22 PM
  21. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I tried the Alcatel Fierce Xl with Windows 10 and it was just OK... I am glad that I tried it, but it is not something that I would want to live with for any extended period of time
    Yes it wasn't a particularly outstanding phone though it seemed decent enough. Not as good as my Lumia 640 though. I remember taking some photos with the demo unit and one thing I didn't like was that the EXIF didn't even show that it was taken with an Alcatel Phone! When going back through old photos, I like to know what device it was taken on. The newer one is more of a flagship so hopefully the camera is better. I wonder how well the current Alcatel has sold, as I can imagine at this point only Windows Phone Enthusiasts would consider it.
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    08-24-2016 02:32 PM
  22. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I remember taking some photos with the demo unit and one thing I didn't like was that the EXIF didn't even show that it was taken with an Alcatel Phone!
    Let me guess: Qcom-AA maker and Qcam-AA model? That's quite common on budget devices. I think this means the Qualcomm SoC is controlling the module without any intervening Firmware from the handset OEM.
    08-24-2016 02:56 PM
  23. Shashank Makkar's Avatar
    im in need of a phone but there arent any good midrange options in the market. inclined to buy the lumia 640 xl but its more than a year old now.
    08-24-2016 04:03 PM
  24. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Let me guess: Qcom-AA maker and Qcam-AA model? That's quite common on budget devices. I think this means the Qualcomm SoC is controlling the module without any intervening Firmware from the handset OEM.
    Yep that is what it said. This device is in the same price range as my LG K7 and that shows the full device name as did my LG F3 before it so there is no excuse for this Alcatel. In fact I am pretty sure the cheap Alcatel OneTouch Evolve we had even had the device name in the EXIF which is why this missing feature stood out like a sore thumb.
    08-24-2016 04:09 PM
  25. PhineasTD's Avatar
    Currently there are no dates of any kind, or model ideas made public, released from Microsoft. They've continually mentioned that while down they are not out of the 'Phone making' business. They also support their mobile software and still push support through for both their own devices and software support on third party devices. Mobile hardware and software is where the tech world is going, is at, and Microsoft must take part to survive.

    Microsoft is giving up on consumer smartphones, too - Recode
    08-24-2016 05:19 PM
  26. Sedp23's Avatar
    I tried the Alcatel Fierce Xl with Windows 10 and it was just OK... I am glad that I tried it, but it is not something that I would want to live with for any extended period of time
    its a low end phone but i am interested in this high end phone

    Sent from mTalk
    08-24-2016 06:33 PM
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