07-29-2014 02:29 PM
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  1. tacroy's Avatar
    Heya,
    So I'm new to the whole WP world. I've been waiting for an excuse to switch over for a while now. The icon looks pretty awesome, but I'm hearing rumors that it's going to be outdated quickly because at MWC or Build Microsoft will likely introduce a new line of phones, all built for 8.1 (no hardware keys, etc)

    Whats the general thoughts? I've waited on getting a new phone for a long time, so a few months isn't a big deal and I'd HATE to have it be superseded so quickly . But I know that Verizon tends to really lag on WP so should I jump in now?

    Thanks!
    02-27-2014 03:00 PM
  2. Curtieson's Avatar
    I try to break it down by thinking: "what could a phone have that would cause me regret with my purchase?"

    Would the next phone (930?) have a way better screen? Way better built in wireless? Better software features? Faster LTE? Faster NFC? Better camera? Thinner?
    -My first thought is "no" to nearly all of those. maybe thinner though.

    You mention the on screen buttons...if that is something that would cause you regrets for the next two years the answer is obvious. I don't think I'd mind.
    MrVol84 likes this.
    02-27-2014 03:07 PM
  3. TheJoester09's Avatar
    Judging by the release schedules of past phones, I highly doubt that Verizon will get a new phone specifically for 8.1. Besides, the new 8.1 hardware will likely have roughly the same specs as the Icon, and the Icon will be able to update to 8.1 with no problem.
    02-27-2014 03:09 PM
  4. deadwrong03's Avatar
    I would wait 8.1 takes advantage of adding apps to your memory card

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    02-27-2014 03:35 PM
  5. aximtreo's Avatar
    I think Nokia may have answered your question for you. I've read in the past couple of days that they will Re-Release the 1520 on AT&T when the 8.1 is announced as a new Green colored 8.1 phone.

    To me that says that they consider the newest WP phones as 8.1 phones. It also says to me that the next series of WP 8.1 phones are probably qued to be released later this year.

    Go for the ICON.
    02-27-2014 08:05 PM
  6. Garrymp's Avatar
    I agonized over this too. Came to the conclusions that 1) I'd be waiting for that next phone for longer than I want to. 2) That new phone's hardware will not be significantly better than the Icon. 3) The Icon will be a Windows 8.1 phone when the upgrade hits. 4) The difference will pretty much be physical buttons or screen buttons...I don'care.
    02-27-2014 08:36 PM
  7. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    The Icon will be an 8.1 phone when 8.1 is released.



    I would wait 8.1 takes advantage of adding apps to your memory card

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    Assuming Verizon would order a phone with an optional SD slot......
    02-28-2014 09:47 AM
  8. DBDev's Avatar
    If you are stuck with Verizon I should say get it now, since they probably wont release a new wp in a long while, and the icon will get upgraded to 8.1
    A895 likes this.
    02-28-2014 10:07 AM
  9. A895's Avatar
    Get the Icon, remember the Lumia 928 was the only WP released on Verizon last year, I`m not saying that is the case with the Icon but Verizon most likely will not release another one for awhile. Especially considering the Icon is already a solid phone and will get 8.1.
    02-28-2014 10:19 AM
  10. deadwrong03's Avatar
    Get the Icon, remember the Lumia 928 was the only WP released on Verizon last year, I`m not saying that is the case with the Icon but Verizon most likely will not release another one for awhile. Especially considering the Icon is already a solid phone and will get 8.1.



    u also have to remember when wp8 launched all the carriers minus sprint got new devices around the sake time att , vzw and T-Mobile...whose to say when 8.1 launches they don't do the same thing?? There's already a Samsung 8.1 device in the pipelines for Verizon



    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    02-28-2014 11:23 AM
  11. A895's Avatar
    u also have to remember when wp8 launched all the carriers minus sprint got new devices around the sake time att , vzw and T-Mobile...whose to say when 8.1 launches they don't do the same thing?? There's already a Samsung 8.1 device in the pipelines for Verizon



    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    That's a rumor. There is nothing concrete in a Samsung Windows Phone yet.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    02-28-2014 11:51 AM
  12. radmanvr's Avatar
    I switch to the Icon from the 8X and I love my phone so far. I think its mostly because of Nokia exclusives but I find the screen far easier to read web and there is so much room for activities.
    tumblr_mded1mkltp1qfvgpgo1_500.jpg

    Also, I am on the Verizon Edge plan so technically I can upgrade in 1 year or fork over money to upgrade in 6 months. A phone worth upgrading from the Icon has to be build way better than the Icon for me to switch though. I am unsure how I feel about software vs hardware keys but I would wait and see.
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    02-28-2014 12:14 PM
  13. deadwrong03's Avatar
    That's a rumor. There is nothing concrete in a Samsung Windows Phone yet.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Mobile Nations mobile app



    once evleaks on twitter leaks it its 95% accurate he leaked every windows phone and carrier 95-100% accurate as far as I can remember

    http://www.winbeta.org/news/verizons...amsung-ativ-se





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    02-28-2014 01:27 PM
  14. A895's Avatar
    once evleaks on twitter leaks it its 95% accurate he leaked every windows phone and carrier 95-100% accurate as far as I can remember

    http://www.winbeta.org/news/verizons...amsung-ativ-se





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    Didn't know evleaks posted it.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    02-28-2014 01:31 PM
  15. snowmutt's Avatar
    I am STILL in awe whenever i hear the Icon or L1520 will be "outdated" anytime soon. There is a difference between "not the newest" and "outdated". Exactly HOW is a quad-core, high def screen, and top end graphic chip phone going to be outdated in 3-4 months? It just won't be. No way. Especially on WP devices. Wp 8.1 will be coming to pretty much all dual-core, lower res screened WP 8 phones, so I think the Icon is fine. My L900 is outdated. Big difference there.

    Do you like the Icon? Grab it and start enjoying. Regardless of what is announced in April or May, the Icon will hold up to any of them.
    Twice Born likes this.
    03-02-2014 12:58 AM
  16. g808's Avatar
    Do we really think a Samsung WP would be better than Nokia?
    03-02-2014 01:11 AM
  17. snowmutt's Avatar
    Do we really think a Samsung WP would be better than Nokia?
    This is a HUGE unknown. What content does MS keep to the Lumia line once it purchases the handset portion of Nokia? What does it open up to all other OEMs to get them to build more WPs?

    Sammy could end up being a huge WP dark horse here, depending on how MS builds it's WP model. Right now- no, a Samsung WP is not better then a Nokia. But by May/June? November? Next year? Who knows.

    Which doesn't change anything about how amazingly awesome the Icon is.......
    03-02-2014 01:22 AM
  18. g808's Avatar
    I was thinking from a general design aesthetic. Based on their historical designs I much prefer the build quality of Nokia over the plastic Samsung phones, and don't get me started on their faux leather backs.
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-02-2014 03:28 PM
  19. LTTG's Avatar
    Go for the Icon! 8.1 phones are going to take sometime to show up...
    03-02-2014 03:37 PM
  20. jpling's Avatar
    The icon is an 8.1 phone😉 it just don't know it yet.
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-02-2014 03:39 PM
  21. snowmutt's Avatar
    I was thinking from a general design aesthetic. Based on their historical designs I much prefer the build quality of Nokia over the plastic Samsung phones, and don't get me started on their faux leather backs.

    Hey, g808, I was wondering, what do you think about Samsung's faux leather backs?

    *snowmutt pulls out popcorn, waits for response*
    03-03-2014 12:27 AM
  22. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Who knows when the next high end WP8.1 for Verizon will show up. If you're willing to wait. It could be at least 3 months and might not even be a high end phone.
    03-03-2014 01:41 AM
  23. g808's Avatar
    Hey, g808, I was wondering, what do you think about Samsung's faux leather backs?

    *snowmutt pulls out popcorn, waits for response*
    They're faux leath-ier
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-03-2014 01:45 AM
  24. bayanii's Avatar
    Get the icon. I can't it down. Its the perfect size phone.
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-03-2014 01:57 AM
  25. kwright62's Avatar
    This is right on the money. I also upgraded from the HTC 8x and the Icon is a giant leap forward from that phone.
    03-07-2014 05:02 PM
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