1. mush10's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8.1 seemed to add enough improvements and upgrades that I am ready to finally give Windows Phone a full test drive. I came away very disappointed that the US carriers will not be launching any device with 8.1. As someone who does not currently own a Windows Phone, I am not going to buy a current model for 8.1.

    Anybody else in the same situation. It is not just Microsoft and Nokia, but it seems time and time again, companies build excitement and fail to capitalize. Hopefully something is announced soon.

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    04-04-2014 06:33 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I believe the US will get new devices with WP8.1, just not immediately. I'm eligible for an upgrade myself. I'll either wait until the Icon is no longer exclusive and AT&T gets the 930, or I'll wait for the next flagship device on AT&T.
    04-04-2014 06:38 PM
  3. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Not sure what carrier you have, but the 635 will be launching with WP8.1 in the US. And every other phone that has WP8 will be getting the update to 8.1 as well. Either through developer preview in a few days, or through their carriers in a few months. If you want to test drive 8.1, I say buy a used or refurbished Nokia 92x or 1020 for $200-$300. Or buy a $50 520. All phones will get 8.1. If you want the latest specs, the Icon and 1520 have the exact same specs and features as the 930, so you wouldn't be losing out on anything by buying a few month old phone.
    04-04-2014 06:40 PM
  4. bayanii's Avatar
    Icon and 1520 or wait.
    04-04-2014 06:48 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Icon and 1520 or wait.
    Icon isn't for AT&T, and 1520 is too big for me, so I'm waiting.
    04-04-2014 06:49 PM
  6. mush10's Avatar
    I assume the 635 is a lower end phone? I would probably want the next iteration of the 930esque over 1020, but would consider a newer 1020 I have AT&T.

    Edited for device #

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    04-04-2014 06:57 PM
  7. inteller's Avatar
    1020 is a good phone if you are ok with 720 display. It will get 8.1
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    04-04-2014 07:00 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I assume the 635 is a lower end phone? I would probably want the next iteration of the 930esque over 1050, but would consider a newer 1050. I have AT&T.

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    Yes, 635 is lower end.
    04-04-2014 07:19 PM
  9. mush10's Avatar
    Probably going to hold out for the next model that plays nice with AT&T. I have waited this long hopefully it won't be too much longer without some news.

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    04-04-2014 07:24 PM
  10. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    Same here; it was a bit of a disappointment but considering Build was primarily about software and the Nokia devices purchase is expected to be completed this month, I suppose they decided to hold off before any new major phone announcements. I'm on AT&T. So now I'll install the developer preview on my 920 but I don't want to buy a brand new phone until WP 8.1 and the Lumia Cyan update is officially available for it. I'm hoping by then my options will include something a little smaller than a 1520.
    04-04-2014 07:35 PM
  11. mush10's Avatar
    I am thinking of trying to find a used 925 to try out the OS while I wait.


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    04-05-2014 07:35 PM
  12. rdubmu's Avatar
    I am very disappointed. I have tmobile and I want a flagship device but I don't have the funds to buy it at full price. Being on Tmobile Jump and I am upgrade (trade in) eligible. My choices are the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5 OE the HTC M8. I might go with the S5 as there are no windows phone worth it. I have a 920 Lumia unlocked but I am missing the a tethering and visual voice mail.

    Sent from LG G2 on T-Mobile. come on T-Mobile get a flagship Windows Phone!!!!!
    04-05-2014 08:37 PM
  13. rdubmu's Avatar
    I wish tmobile would release a flagship windows phone, so I could "Jump!" To it

    Sent from LG G2 on T-Mobile. come on T-Mobile get a flagship Windows Phone!!!!!
    04-05-2014 08:38 PM
  14. mush10's Avatar
    I wish tmobile would release a flagship windows phone, so I could "Jump!" To it

    Sent from LG G2 on T-Mobile. come on T-Mobile get a flagship Windows Phone!!!!!
    Looks like we are all stuck waiting a little. I was going to get the 925, but I don't want to pick anything up until 8.1 is on it. I want to try the best Windows Phone has to offer to give it a good shot.

    I really hope there are some rumors of new phones for the US by then.


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    04-07-2014 03:13 PM
  15. etad putta's Avatar
    Looks like we are all stuck waiting a little. I was going to get the 925, but I don't want to pick anything up until 8.1 is on it. I want to try the best Windows Phone has to offer to give it a good shot.

    I really hope there are some rumors of new phones for the US by then.


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    This is the real beauty of windows phone, they become dirt cheap in a short period of time. The 920\925 phones can be purchased for next to nothing and swapped or resold easily for minimal loss if you don't like the platform.
    04-07-2014 03:36 PM
  16. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    My choices are the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5 OE the HTC M8. I might go with the S5 as there are no windows phone worth it. I have a 920 Lumia unlocked but I am missing the a tethering and visual voice mail.
    That's not the phone issue, all WPs have 'internet sharing'. If your carrier disable it or something, don't blame the phone for it. Also, 920 is still an awesome device, it will get 8.1 and Cortana, and it will perform as smooth as always. I'm sure Nokia will release a couple of new phones in the summer, they tend to release phones a month or two apart. I'm not going to lose any words about voice mail, as it seems to be a very 'murican thing, no one in Europe uses it (you can just send a text???)
    I wouldn't replace my 925 with and of those 3 phones, even if I got them for free. I'm not familiar with the iPhone, and I have no desire to, I've used android before, and I prefer WP (though S5 is not a bad phone at all), and M8 has a crappy camera.

    ATIV SE is being released soon, no? That's a great phone as well (though you'll miss out on Nokia apps). And if nothing else, you can just switch carriers, at least in Slovenia all it takes to do so is bring a recent bill to the new carrier, and you get to keep the number and everything.
    04-07-2014 03:44 PM
  17. Kashan Osama's Avatar
    Looks like we are all stuck waiting a little. I was going to get the 925, but I don't want to pick anything up until 8.1 is on it. I want to try the best Windows Phone has to offer to give it a good shot.

    I really hope there are some rumors of new phones for the US by then.


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    if you want to just try the most of wp8,go for lumia 520 etc...

    If you want to just try the most of wp8.1,go for lumia 630 (I hope it won't be laggy,Cause i personally had a hunch of a lag,but it won't have lag as a matter of fact,520 running 8.1 was involved in the keyboard worldrecord,that shows it MS is doing it,MAYBE, even better than Apple)

    If you want to try the best of WP8/8.1 fiddle with a 930/icon/1520 as apart from 930 Which surely has every new WP8.1 feature,the other both reportedly have sensor core tech of nokia and miracast...


    so it is upto you...
    04-07-2014 04:08 PM
  18. Ricardo Dawkins's Avatar
    I would buy Lumia 1520
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    04-07-2014 04:11 PM
  19. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm using a 920 right now. Really wanna see what 8.1 is like before deciding anything
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    04-07-2014 05:21 PM
  20. Kashan Osama's Avatar
    I'm using a 920 right now. Really wanna see what 8.1 is like before deciding anything
    Raven wow...


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    04-07-2014 05:24 PM
  21. RavenSword's Avatar
    Raven wow...


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    Hmm?
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    04-07-2014 05:29 PM
  22. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I really agree with this. The announce new software, HUGE new software but give you nothing to buy. Nothing was even announced for the states before July. I could understand it not being available day 1 but something to buy and when you'll be able to buy it would have been better.
    04-07-2014 05:37 PM

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