10-25-2014 07:38 PM
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  1. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Multiple Windows Phone and Microsoft sources have informed us that there are no new devices left in the pipeline and that Microsoft has nothing left for this year. Of course, its not like Microsoft has ever kept a secret till it launched a product. Ever. Cough cough surface 1/Surface pro 3 cough cough.

    The point here is, Microsoft is perfectly capable of holding its cards to its chest.

    So how does this relate to Windows Phone? Remember the McLaren which was said to be cancelled?

    As for the McLaren device itself, the latest rumors indicate a 5.2-inch full-HD screen, 20MP camera along with a 64 GB internal storage variant.
    There were said to be two of them and I did hear from a Microsoft employee (now former) that one was a 1520 equipped with 3d touch which he didn't find very useful .

    Eventually the project was revealed to be cancelled.... or was it?

    We know that Microsoft is

    looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon,"
    which was not predicted by any one "in the know". We know that April 2015 is much too far way to be classed as soon by any metric so what's going on here?
    Perhaps it was a simple bait and switch. Yes the 3D touch tech was canned but perhaps the device itself lives on sans the gimmickry. Microsoft has of course fed the bloggers with enough leaks so as to keep them from looking too deeply .

    When will this device be released? Perhaps next month with GDR2 AND the smartband, which may be imminent and in the 8.15 branch of the OS indicating a relatively huge jump.

    Maybe...
    10-24-2014 05:29 AM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    It might be something as mundane as the Lumia 830 being rebranded as Microsoft rather than Nokia.
    10-24-2014 05:34 AM
  3. iamakii's Avatar
    Multiple Windows Phone and Microsoft sources have informed us that there are no new devices left in the pipeline and that Microsoft has nothing left for this year. Of course, its not like Microsoft has ever kept a secret till it launched a product. Ever. Cough cough surface 1/Surface pro 3 cough cough.

    The point here is, Microsoft is perfectly capable of holding its cards to its chest.

    So how does this relate to Windows Phone? Remember the McLaren which was said to be cancelled?



    There were said to be two of them and I did hear from a Microsoft employee (now former) that one was a 1520 equipped with 3d touch which he didn't find very useful .

    Eventually the project was revealed to be cancelled.... or was it?

    We know that Microsoft is



    which was not predicted by any one "in the know". We know that April 2015 is much too far way to be classed as soon by any metric so what's going on here?
    Perhaps it was a simple bait and switch. Yes the 3D touch tech was canned but perhaps the device itself lives on sans the gimmickry. Microsoft has of course fed the bloggers with enough leaks so as to keep them from looking too deeply .

    When will this device be released? Perhaps next month with GDR2 AND the smartband, which may be imminent and in the 8.15 branch of the OS indicating a relatively huge jump.

    Maybe...
    Don't break my heart MS. 😢
    10-24-2014 05:38 AM
  4. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I'll keep my tinfoil hat on.

    It'll be the 935.
    KhawarNadeem and ven07 like this.
    10-24-2014 06:03 AM
  5. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Or it could be the new Lumia device is the smartwatch.

    Lets wait and see.



    Bob
    10-24-2014 06:35 AM
  6. AR2186's Avatar
    Or it could be the new Lumia device is the smartwatch.

    Lets wait and see.



    Bob
    Lumia doesn't make sense though because it will be cross platform.
    10-24-2014 06:39 AM
  7. SammyD97's Avatar
    Lumia doesn't make sense though because it will be cross platform.
    Lumia doesn't necessarily mean Windows Phone. Lumia is just a product name.
    10-24-2014 06:42 AM
  8. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    A new Lumia phone was just FCC certified
    10-24-2014 06:45 AM
  9. ACynicalLamp's Avatar
    I'm going with highly doubtful and that the person misspoke. It'll probably be the ATT 830 rebranded. The internet sure will run with that sentence to the end of time though.
    steve_w_7 likes this.
    10-24-2014 06:47 AM
  10. wplee's Avatar
    She said "we are looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon. This is of course a NATURAL PROGRESSION as ALL devices that once came from Nokia now come from Microsoft."

    So this new device is something that the 'Nokia' team have been working on. I definitely don't think it will be a simple rebadged 830 as she goes on to say existing Nokia Lumias will be sold and not outdated. I also don't think its the smart wrist device either, expecting Microsoft to be creating a new brand like Surface was.

    The big question for me is are the new branding images released today from the new device? The top green one looks similar to the Lumia 630 but not the same (more rounded). Does anyone else recognise which device this sample image is from?
    10-24-2014 07:19 AM
  11. squire777's Avatar
    Could it be that RM-1091 device that popped up a few weeks back?
    10-24-2014 10:41 AM
  12. jmshub's Avatar
    Microsoft wasn't one to try to play the Apple-Top-Secret thing, but they have the ability to play the game much better than Apple at this point. From a design process, it is Microsoft in the software and hardware design process, as opposed to previously where Microsoft built the software and Nokia did hardware.

    Apple hasn't been able to keep an iPhone under wraps for several iterations now, as the weak point in their top secret bubble of appleness is the manufacturing plants in China. Almost all of the leaks have been coming from there.

    Nokia didn't outsource their manufacturing to a company like Foxconn, they owned their own plants, and those plants are now Microsoft's. So, it's possibly easier for them to suppress leaks in the chain.
    10-24-2014 11:39 AM
  13. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    I have been wondering why they didn't just eliminate the hover-touching on the McLaren and release it as a regular smartphone.
    10-24-2014 10:50 PM
  14. BatteryLife's Avatar
    TO OP: Soon is a very subjective word... I too hope that there will be a flagship by this year end. Yes Daniel, I know you said its impossible xP

    I have been wondering why they didn't just eliminate the hover-touching on the McLaren and release it as a regular smartphone.
    Because it'll then just be a larger 930? This will be equal to killing the 930 lol
    10-25-2014 02:33 AM
  15. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    TO OP: Soon is a very subjective word... I too hope that there will be a flagship by this year end. Yes Daniel, I know you said its impossible xP



    Because it'll then just be a larger 930? This will be equal to killing the 930 lol
    Verizon's already killing the Icon, so if it's a US only phone, please, let us have it!
    10-25-2014 02:37 AM
  16. Brian McMahon's Avatar
    Would love a new 1020 or a flagship at least with something for that wow factor, considering the recent launches from iPhone and Samsung etc it would be perfect timing. Realistically I can't see this happening but it would be great if it was.

    MS has the momentum just now with all the talk of Windows 10, Surface doing well it just needs that extra something to push mobile back to the forefront.
    10-25-2014 02:59 AM
  17. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Verizon's already killing the Icon, so if it's a US only phone, please, let us have it!
    And let Verizon kill it again? xP
    10-25-2014 03:36 AM
  18. Bobvfr's Avatar
    I am in the UK, but looking in from the outside I do think MS have put themselves in bad place with the Icon in the US, I understand because of a "Perceived" position of weakness they were possibly forced into this, but with the looming of 10 they should for once copy Apple and start to man up to the carriers but maybe with the way 10 will be cross platform (Phone, PC, Xbox etc) this will almost be built in, how will you be able to delay an upgrade that affects PC's, Xbox's tablets and phones because one carrier decides to be an arsh*le.

    If it all goes well, MS will be in a very strong place in the coming years.



    Bob
    10-25-2014 04:20 AM
  19. flattie's Avatar
    It's a tempting thought for those of us that want something a little bit more worthy than the 930 as a flagship-class successor to the 920, 1020 and 1520, all of which ushered in some genuinely exciting tech. (I say that as somebody who uses the 930 and has been won round by it since the underwhelming unveiling and long time to market.)

    However, I'm sceptical that we'll see anything this side of Christmas on the high-end front. I've resigned myself to just looking forward to the Denim and Lumia Camera updates. If there do happen to be any movements on the hardware side of things, then it'll be a nice surprise, particularly after being quite disappointed with what the Nexus 6 turned out to be.
    10-25-2014 08:06 AM
  20. ven07's Avatar
    I'll keep my tinfoil hat on.

    It'll be the 935.
    Please be true, please be true, please be true :D
    10-25-2014 03:46 PM
  21. Muessig's Avatar
    Lets put it this way. They clearly have a new strategy in the works as we have seen in the past few months worth their recent releases. At worst I think this will be a wider release of the 830 / 730/735 lineup. At best this will be a new release.

    Personally I think the staggered release and ignorance of the American market is a much bigger problem to fix. Having said that I think they need to embrace the high AND low end device markets in order to gain mass appeal.
    10-25-2014 04:23 PM
  22. swimmer160's Avatar
    I really do hope that they have just thrown a fast one, maybe used the McLaren as the decoy, throwing a lot of people off. I doubt that's the case, but one can hope...
    10-25-2014 04:55 PM
  23. tgp's Avatar
    Having said that I think they need to embrace the high AND low end device markets in order to gain mass appeal.
    The high end is out of the question until the OS matures. In my opinion the immaturity of WP is at least part of the reason WP's upper end market hasn't taken off.

    Users of low end devices don't expect much, so they're willing to put up with shortcomings. $50 Androids leave a lot to be desired in performance, yet they sell like gangbusters.

    In the high end, users expect more. The WPs are compared to iPhones and flagship Androids. While performance is acceptable, WP falls short in capabilities.

    Sent from whatever device I happen to be using today using Tapatalk
    10-25-2014 06:07 PM
  24. JamesDax's Avatar
    I'm so glad I have a 1520. I don't to worry about the release of a new flagship until a Microsoft Lumia with Windows 10 is released.
    10-25-2014 06:17 PM
  25. hagjohn's Avatar
    Verizon's already killing the Icon, so if it's a US only phone, please, let us have it!
    Why would you ever buy a phone from Verizon again? What, just to have it killed again?
    10-25-2014 07:18 PM
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