1. xterminator777's Avatar
    I have said this since I got my 1320(No review on Windows Central). Windows Central doesn't care about low range and mid range phones. No review for the 550, GSM Arena has a review even before a platform that is supposed to be windows centric!! SMH!!
    12-15-2015 03:16 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I have said this since I got my 1320(No review on Windows Central). Windows Central doesn't care about low range and mid range phones. No review for the 550, GSM Arena has a review even before a platform that is supposed to be windows centric!! SMH!!
    I think they do care, there's probably a reason for the holdup. They had a great review for the 640.

    They have also reviewed the 435 as well. I am really hoping for a review from them though, sometime in the future.
    12-15-2015 03:20 PM
  3. RichHowerton's Avatar
    I have said this since I got my 1320(No review on Windows Central). Windows Central doesn't care about low range and mid range phones. No review for the 550, GSM Arena has a review even before a platform that is supposed to be windows centric!! SMH!!
    Will this phone run on at&t?
    12-15-2015 10:52 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Will this phone run on at&t?
    It has all of the bands needed, so it should be able to.
    12-15-2015 11:05 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I think they do care, there's probably a reason for the holdup. They had a great review for the 640.

    They have also reviewed the 435 as well. I am really hoping for a review from them though, sometime in the future.
    AFAIK, the 550 is only available in Europe. WindowsCentral is US-based. They will have to wait until the device is available in the US.
    12-15-2015 11:12 PM
  6. xterminator777's Avatar
    AFAIK, the 550 is only available in Europe. WindowsCentral is US-based. They will have to wait until the device is available in the US.
    Thank you Laura. Just wondering given Windows Central viewership and reach, why don't they have a review unit provided by Microsoft? After all the HQ and initial announcement is/was in the US
    12-15-2015 11:23 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thank you Laura. Just wondering given Windows Central viewership and reach, why don't they have a review unit provided by Microsoft? After all the HQ and initial announcement is/was in the US
    It's possible that Microsoft will provide a review unit if or when the 550 is available in the US. The 950/950XL review units provided to US tech sites were devices for the US market. Microsoft wouldn't be wise if they sent review units to US users that were incompatible with US LTE bands.
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    12-15-2015 11:34 PM
  8. xterminator777's Avatar
    It's possible that Microsoft will provide a review unit if or when the 550 is available in the US. The 950/950XL review units provided to US tech sites were devices for the US market. Microsoft wouldn't be wise if they sent review units to US users that were incompatible with US LTE bands.
    Hmmm!! From my layman's understanding review units are only sent to reviewers with info. Additionaly what I see from the specs all the bands are supported. Anyways, I just hope this isn't a trend, just calling for all round coverage. Wondering if mobile nations have resources in Europe that can cover such circumstances. After all we/you don't want windows central to be only serving US audiences & their conveniences.
    12-16-2015 12:06 AM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    AFAIK, the 550 is only available in Europe. WindowsCentral is US-based. They will have to wait until the device is available in the US.
    You're correct. I forgot about that. I really like the way they do reviews here, so I'll be looking forward to it. I hope it will come out soon in the US, even if it is January.

    @ xterminator777 : Richard Devine lives in Europe, so if that was meant to happen, I'm guessing that he would be working on a review.
    12-16-2015 09:34 AM
  10. xterminator777's Avatar
    The way things are going other sites will get more attention. I show you an example why I still think they don't care. Scroll to the upper right of this website. Hover over on Forums, do you see a quick link to the 550 Forums? (these links are usually put for the latest devices & software discussions).. Just an observation...
    12-17-2015 02:07 AM
  11. Richard Devine's Avatar
    I have said this since I got my 1320(No review on Windows Central). Windows Central doesn't care about low range and mid range phones. No review for the 550, GSM Arena has a review even before a platform that is supposed to be windows centric!! SMH!!
    I fear you don't understand many factors that go into what we do and don't cover on Windows Central. Needless to say you couldn't be more wrong. I personally reviewed the last two mid-rangers, the 640 and 640 XL and I have now taken possession of a Lumia 550 and will be reviewing that as well.

    Reviewing phones takes time and it takes being able to get the phone. And now we have one.
    12-18-2015 03:55 PM
  12. xterminator777's Avatar
    I fear you don't understand many factors that go into what we do and don't cover on Windows Central. Needless to say you couldn't be more wrong. I personally reviewed the last two mid-rangers, the 640 and 640 XL and I have now taken possession of a Lumia 550 and will be reviewing that as well.

    Reviewing phones takes time and it takes being able to get the phone. And now we have one.
    Pointing out short falls or criticism is not a lack of understanding.
    Other platforms are steadily improving and becoming quicker in reviews. Consumerism states that you should follow the lead especially in a focus lead website!
    12-19-2015 03:59 AM
  13. Richard Devine's Avatar
    Pointing out short falls or criticism is not a lack of understanding.
    Other platforms are steadily improving and becoming quicker in reviews. Consumerism states that you should follow the lead especially in a focus lead website!
    Well you obviously don't understand. You can't review a phone without the phone to review. So I went and bought one so we do have one so we can write a review on it. What do we review without the phone? A render?

    Windows Central is still a small core team with a massive ecosystem of products, apps and news to cover. What it looks like here is more that you're just keen to start an argument around a tainted viewpoint you feel is right and therefore everyone else should agree with you.

    Whether you like it or not, Windows Central is now more than just a website and community dedicated to phones. It covers the entire Windows ecosystem and with finite resources we cannot and will not be "first" with everything. In all cases we'd rather be thorough and produce great content than just try to beat other sites to publish first. If that's all this business was centered around none of us would be here.
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    12-19-2015 10:10 AM
  14. xterminator777's Avatar
    Well you obviously don't understand. You can't review a phone without the phone to review. So I went and bought one so we do have one so we can write a review on it. What do we review without the phone? A render?

    Windows Central is still a small core team with a massive ecosystem of products, apps and news to cover. What it looks like here is more that you're just keen to start an argument around a tainted viewpoint you feel is right and therefore everyone else should agree with you.

    Whether you like it or not, Windows Central is now more than just a website and community dedicated to phones. It covers the entire Windows ecosystem and with finite resources we cannot and will not be "first" with everything. In all cases we'd rather be thorough and produce great content than just try to beat other sites to publish first. If that's all this business was centered around none of us would be here.
    This isn't an argument but a mere observation. It's not about me rather about the Lumia 550!
    12-19-2015 10:21 AM
  15. Zulfigar's Avatar
    This isn't an argument but a mere observation. It's not about me rather about the Lumia 550!
    No, you started this thread to start some fire, now how come?
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    12-19-2015 10:44 AM
  16. xterminator777's Avatar
    No, you started this thread to start some fire, now how come?
    What fire are you on about? Last time I checked observations belong to the laws of freedom of speech, association...
    12-19-2015 11:57 AM
  17. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Windows Central doesn't care about low range and mid range phones. No review for the 550, GSM Arena has a review even before a platform that is supposed to be windows centric!! SMH!!
    Really? "What fire"? That whole statement, including "SMH (so much hate)" is starting fire. Yes, the laws of freedom are there, but you have to also realize that the planet you're talking about isn't the one we're living on, which is Earth. In the year 2015, everyone gets offended by something, welcome to the present.
    12-19-2015 12:06 PM
  18. xterminator777's Avatar
    Really? "What fire"? That whole statement, including "SMH (so much hate)" is starting fire. Yes, the laws of freedom are there, but you have to also realize that the planet you're talking about isn't the one we're living on, which is Earth. In the year 2015, everyone gets offended by something, welcome to the present.

    "Definition of SMH in English:

    abbreviation
    informal

    Shaking (or shake) my head (used in electronic communication to express disapproval, exasperation, frustration, etc.):
    Theyll do anything for ratings. SMH

    SMH at your silly remarks

    I can both understand the outrage and SMH at it


    Origin

    Early 21st century: sometimes also interpreted as short for so much hate.



    Definition of SMH in:
    US English dictionary"
    12-19-2015 12:18 PM
  19. Guytronic's Avatar
    That's enough...

    Closed
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    12-19-2015 12:38 PM
  20. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    I have said this since I got my 1320(No review on Windows Central). Windows Central doesn't care about low range and mid range phones. No review for the 550, GSM Arena has a review even before a platform that is supposed to be windows centric!! SMH!!
    Um, the phone is not available here in the US officially and MS did not send us (or anyone) a review unit. So there's that part, which you left out.

    Having said that, we did just drop $175 (B&H, overnight) to have one delivered tomorrow and we'll take a look. Richard, as noted above, will handle the review and I'll do supporting content.

    If Microsoft is so unconcerned with this phone as to not send it out for review, then we are not exactly going to prioritize it either. But we'll do what we can with it.
    Guytronic, libra89 and Eustis99 like this.
    12-28-2015 10:59 AM

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