1. 3DPiper's Avatar
    I have a five person family and it's time to get my youngest her first phone. We love the Lumia line! I went to the Microsoft store and looked at the phones, and there are only 3: Alcatel Idol, HP Elite, and Acer Liquid. None of them are Lumias! Where do you buy lumia phones? I hope this isn't a sign of things to come..
    09-18-2017 02:43 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    Ebay is your only option now for a Lumia phone.

    Sent from mTalk
    aximtreo, Tom Snyder and libra89 like this.
    09-18-2017 02:44 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    ...or maybe Swappa.
    aximtreo and libra89 like this.
    09-18-2017 03:57 PM
  4. 3DPiper's Avatar
    There is no official Microsoft phone anymore?
    09-18-2017 04:43 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    There is no official Microsoft phone anymore?
    If you find something let us all know.
    Microsoft isn't making phones currently.
    libra89, N_LaRUE and nasznjoka like this.
    09-18-2017 05:25 PM
  6. PFSP's Avatar
    it's time to get my youngest her first phone.
    Do your daughter a favor and get her an iPhone or an Android. Don't make her the only one in school who can't get all the latest apps.
    09-19-2017 04:31 PM
  7. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Ironicially if you do a search of just Microsoft Lumia 950 it will show a link to Microsoft site to buy the unlock version though you cant buy the XL unlock directly from Microsoft.
    09-19-2017 11:23 PM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I thought the Lumia name was dead? Did I miss it's resurrection or something?

    It's all about the next MS phone... whatever it will be called, whenever it decides to show up... if it is a phone... etc...
    libra89 and Guytronic like this.
    09-20-2017 10:39 AM
  9. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    I have a five person family and it's time to get my youngest her first phone. We love the Lumia line! I went to the Microsoft store and looked at the phones, and there are only 3: Alcatel Idol, HP Elite, and Acer Liquid. None of them are Lumias! Where do you buy lumia phones? I hope this isn't a sign of things to come..
    They had Windows phones at your Microsoft store?? When my 1520 died, I went into the MS store for a new phone and all they had were Galaxy "Microsoft Edition" phones and iPhones! When I asked about WP devices, the guy chuckled at me like it was some kind of joke.
    Player Piano and rinosaur like this.
    09-20-2017 01:15 PM
  10. nasznjoka's Avatar
    Do your daughter a favor and get her an iPhone or an Android. Don't make her the only one in school who can't get all the latest apps.
    Indeed man!! Why force kids a kind of tech that the whole world neglected?? Bad father
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    09-20-2017 01:45 PM
  11. Sedp23's Avatar
    Windows is dead. They retrenched into a Casket.

    They killed off lumia and there's literally nobody else making phones
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    09-24-2017 06:49 PM
  12. 3DPiper's Avatar
    Indeed man!! Why force kids a kind of tech that the whole world neglected?? Bad father
    Well, she plays a few games on my phone now but this will be more for actual 'communication' (text and call/skype).
    What exactly are we missing out on?
    I guess I am old, I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. I still like my Windows Phone..
    09-25-2017 03:02 PM
  13. mattiasnyc's Avatar
    Windows is dead. They retrenched into a Casket.

    They killed off lumia and there's literally nobody else making phones
    Is HP no longer making and selling the X3 then?
    09-25-2017 05:06 PM
  14. Sedp23's Avatar
    Is HP no longer making and selling the X3 then?
    It was rumored but they confirmed they are selling it until 2019
    09-25-2017 05:25 PM
  15. mattiasnyc's Avatar
    It was rumored but they confirmed they are selling it until 2019
    Maybe we should rely more on verified statements by manufacturers than rumors.
    09-26-2017 01:48 AM
  16. Sedp23's Avatar
    Maybe we should rely more on verified statements by manufacturers than rumors.
    All u really have with windows these days is rumors there's not much substantial news these days

    https://m.windowscentral.com/hp-may-...ile-later-year
    rinosaur likes this.
    09-26-2017 02:09 AM
  17. 3DPiper's Avatar
    Are ANY windows phone actually supported with updates anymore?
    I am reading many complaining about the lack of updates and support, even from the 3 phones on the Microsoft website.
    09-26-2017 12:52 PM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    Are ANY windows phone actually supported with updates anymore?
    I am reading many complaining about the lack of updates and support, even from the 3 phones on the Microsoft website.
    The 950 series, 650, Hp Elite x3, Idol 4s (or Idol 4 Pro as it is called in Europe) all get monthly updates from Microsoft. Out of those, the Elite x3 is the only one that has had multiple firmware updates this year.
    mattiasnyc and Guytronic like this.
    09-26-2017 03:20 PM
  19. mattiasnyc's Avatar
    All u really have with windows these days is rumors there's not much substantial news these days

    https://m.windowscentral.com/hp-may-...ile-later-year
    Except for HP's own statements. They were probably prompted by perpetuating clearly unsubstantiated rumors.
    Sedp23 likes this.
    09-26-2017 05:51 PM
  20. BMT001's Avatar
    The writing is on wall. Windows 10 mobile is dead. I would recommend an Android. Even Bill Gates doesn't have Windows phone he uses an Android. I loved my 950XL but now it's just an expensive alarm clock.
    Sedp23, dgr_874 and rinosaur like this.
    09-26-2017 10:33 PM
  21. 3DPiper's Avatar
    This is SO disappointing.. I read Nadella's comments on not needing a 3rd ecosystem. Arg.

    I need to upgrade myself because my beloved green 1520 is having problems (power button doesn't work, phantom finger, etc). I will probably go to a 950xl.

    My oldest daughter has an orange Lumia 820 and Surface 4, and my son has a red Lumia 640 and Dell gaming notebook. My youngest daughter is about to turn 13 and has a dell ultrabook and we plan to get her a phone for her birthday and I was looking at another 640.

    Not that I will do this, but lets just say I DO get my kids an android phone. Which to get?
    I know nothing of android, except the rumors you hear: they get viruses, google etc track everything you do, etc.
    Right now I get weekly emails on my kids activities, will that continue if they get an android?
    09-28-2017 06:55 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    Not that I will do this, but lets just say I DO get my kids an android phone. Which to get?
    I know nothing of android, except the rumors you hear: they get viruses, google etc track everything you do, etc.
    Right now I get weekly emails on my kids activities, will that continue if they get an android?
    There are a good number of solid mid-range options, it just depends how much you care about updates. As for your other question, I'm not sure unfortunately. Hopefully someone can chime in about that.
    09-28-2017 07:08 PM
  23. Byrese's Avatar
    I have a five person family and it's time to get my youngest her first phone. We love the Lumia line! I went to the Microsoft store and looked at the phones, and there are only 3: Alcatel Idol, HP Elite, and Acer Liquid. None of them are Lumias! Where do you buy lumia phones? I hope this isn't a sign of things to come..
    Swappa. I find the quality of the phones to be better there.
    09-28-2017 07:16 PM
  24. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    This is SO disappointing.. I read Nadella's comments on not needing a 3rd ecosystem. Arg.

    I need to upgrade myself because my beloved green 1520 is having problems (power button doesn't work, phantom finger, etc). I will probably go to a 950xl.

    My oldest daughter has an orange Lumia 820 and Surface 4, and my son has a red Lumia 640 and Dell gaming notebook. My youngest daughter is about to turn 13 and has a dell ultrabook and we plan to get her a phone for her birthday and I was looking at another 640.

    Not that I will do this, but lets just say I DO get my kids an android phone. Which to get?
    I know nothing of android, except the rumors you hear: they get viruses, google etc track everything you do, etc.
    Right now I get weekly emails on my kids activities, will that continue if they get an android?

    I am in the same boat. My 1520 was also giving me phantom finger problems, and it was having bluetooth connectivity issues, random reboots when I was in the middle of calls and a few other issues that made it too unreliable for my needs. My kids have all moved from WP to iOS because of the lack of new games and last week I got a Galaxy Note 4 from amazon for a pretty cheap price.

    It is sad to move away from WP, but so far, I am surprised at how much I am enjoying Android.
    09-29-2017 08:55 AM
  25. 3DPiper's Avatar
    I have a dead red 1520 in the attic, maybe I will pull it out and see if I can keep my patched-together "millennium falcon" green 1520 going.

    My phantom finger is so bad it starts calling people. The fact that my power button does not work means I can't stop it!

    Even so, I still get comments when I pull the phone out "wow, what kind of phone is that?"

    Where is the WP therapy group? While I was enjoying all the things MS had to offer, I was asleep at the wheel assuming MS had my best interests in mind. I had heard of the unified OS and thought it was a great idea, I just didn't know they would drop the mobile/phone part of it.
    rinosaur likes this.
    09-29-2017 02:14 PM

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