06-29-2012 03:28 PM
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  1. ftap's Avatar
    How much was it?


    I'm excited, I got the 900 for free, I'll give it to my son who will be THRILLED to get out of his iPhone 3, I will use his upgrade for my new phone. All is good. I've been doing that for years with palms, pocket PC's and phones. The kids and wife always got the hand me downs and dad gets the newest latest greatest. ;)
    I got it for $280 4 weeks after the Lumia 900 launched. Pretty good deal at the time (and still a good deal).

    I had originally paid full price $450 plus taxes for it at launched and returned it 2 weeks later. Paid the $35 restocking fee cause the camera was driving me crazy. But when the deal on craigslist came along for $280 I jumped on it.

    So my intent all along was not to use/waste my upgrade on the Lumia 900. Like others said, many people were skeptical about the upgrade path for Windows 8 phones. Microsoft looks like they will just "skin the Windows 7.5 phones" to make it look like Windows 8.

    But the core engine won't be the same as Windows 8.

    It's still a great phone. I use it 2-3 days out of the week as "part of my rotation of phones"

    So I have other phones including the Gnex/iPhone 4S at my disposable.
    06-20-2012 03:49 PM
  2. ftap's Avatar
    I really don't mind at all. I would have been buying a new phone regardless (my update cycle is around 6 months anyway).
    At the same time I can understand people being angry about this.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express

    Are you in the USA? Cause people in the USA with ATT cannot get upgrades for at least 18-21 months after their last full subsidy upgrade..
    06-20-2012 03:55 PM
  3. nokia4life's Avatar
    I can't wait to comeback I hope the next lumia has that camera fixed. I will be updating my current lumia that's on vacation while I enjoy this HTC one x but I can't wait to get back

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    06-20-2012 04:07 PM
  4. emirozmen's Avatar
    I think 7.8 is a sweet upgrade. I am satisfied.
    socialcarpet and SSK the Gr8 like this.
    06-20-2012 04:45 PM
  5. Oldmajor's Avatar
    All you guys screaming bloody murder are hilarious! How could your phone possibly be able to upgrade to WP8? Would an NFC cheap magically appear in your phone perhaps? Seriously I love my Lumia 900 as it is a good solid phone. If your going to spaz out over not getting updates, then dont buy any piece of technology because there is always the next big thing right around the corner.

    Did some of you even look at what 7.8 has to offer?
    socialcarpet likes this.
    06-20-2012 05:03 PM
  6. texantony's Avatar
    Heck yeah I'm buying a new windows phone. You don't see apple fans crying how long they have on their contract. They support their phone company. Plus I think MS will have deals.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    06-20-2012 05:04 PM
  7. theefman's Avatar
    Are you in the USA? Cause people in the USA with ATT cannot get upgrades for at least 18-21 months after their last full subsidy upgrade..
    Why not? The average user is the one who sticks with his contract and is also the one who probably knows nothing of updates. People who are on forums like this are typically the ones who would buy a phone unlocked or be savvy enough to sell their old phone to finance an upgrade.

    Nothing stops anyone from getting an upgrade, you just have to pay for it.
    06-20-2012 05:43 PM
  8. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Ugh - another whiner. Sell your 900 now on Ebay then and go buy an Android phone or something.
    Yep.

    Sell your phone and GTFO.

    No one wants to hear it.

    The whining is quickly turning this forum into crap.

    I'm seriously thinking about just leaving the forum for 2 months or so because all it's going to be is 10 pages of garbage like this and nothing worth reading.
    Verkunder likes this.
    06-20-2012 06:16 PM
  9. bender123's Avatar
    Will any of you ever buy a Windows phone again? This is pathetic on Nokia and Micosoft's part. Flagship phone my a....

    No Windows Phone 8 upgrade for current devices - CNET Mobile
    I, for one will not. The 4 others I work with who also bough the lumia all state they will not either. This is not how you treat customers ms. When the new iPhone comes out, I will pay the price to upgrade to that. I bought the phone thinking it would be upgradable to windows 8. Never thought they'd be dumb enough to deny the upgrade to this new a phone. I stand corrected.
    06-20-2012 06:19 PM
  10. Major's Avatar
    When the iPhone 4S was released and the iPhone 4 that was sold the day before didn't run Siri, I don't recall iPhone 4 owners rioting in the streets.

    Current generation devices are getting all the features that current generation hardware can support. Microsoft should have just called the current generation software update Apollo 8.0 and the next generation version Apollo 8.1 and everyone would be happy to have gotten "Apollo". It's just semantics.
    06-20-2012 06:33 PM
  11. ftap's Avatar
    Why not? The average user is the one who sticks with his contract and is also the one who probably knows nothing of updates. People who are on forums like this are typically the ones who would buy a phone unlocked or be savvy enough to sell their old phone to finance an upgrade.

    Nothing stops anyone from getting an upgrade, you just have to pay for it.
    Please clarify.
    Upgrade price for Lumia $99 or less

    Not eligible for upgrade: $450 plus taxes or eBay/Craigslist.

    Maybe u and I have different definitions what an upgrade is?

    Upgrade in cell phone world means subsidy upgrade.
    06-20-2012 06:37 PM
  12. cckgz4's Avatar
    Seriously? This is your reaction when your less than 2 month old device is already EOL and you are locked into a contract for 22 more months? I hate fanbois....be it Apple, Android or WP. Are you not allowed to complain when the phone that both Nokia/MS/AT&T touted as the best thing since sliced bread has already become obsolete? Come on man..
    You are allowed to moan but expect some moans as a reaction to your opinion. It is not EOL'd as it is seeing another update. This is the bottom line, point blank period: If you joined WP for the insinuation that any device you own will see every update is the wrong reason. Any phone you buy should be for the EXPERIENCE, not about entitlement.

    Does this suck? Yes. I just signed a contract and now I have a device that will not see the FULL experience. But guess what? I'm seeing an update, period. You nor any other analyst knows what 7.8 will FULLY bring. You just hear the words "won't see full capabilities" and get upset, which is fine. Get upset. But you mean to tell me you didn't hear any information about new WP8 devices coming out this year? Yes the rumors stated that all devices will see it, but that's what they were: rumors, not guaranteed.

    At any rate, the overall userbase of Wp7 has seen better updates than its competitor Android. There are several newly released devices still coming out to this day on 2.3 that are being promised to see 4.0 and who knows when that'll be. And with Jelly Bean around the corner for this year, how much do you want to bet that a lot of the big devices like Razr and what not will not even see that update officially? Yes, Android is notoriously known for being able to get around these functions, but the general user does not know that and it can be risky for those that don't know what they're doing. The only advantages that are known right now to compare is that most older Android devices can use almost any app (and even that's not entirely true), but there still isn't official word about what apps will and will not work. Yes WP8 apps won't work on WP7 BUT what if the developer creates a 7.8 version?

    My advice: Breathe. If you are that adamant about leaving then by all means. Personally, I'm waiting to get the full information about what my device is capable of VERSUS going in a blind rage even with buying a new device knowing that WP8 was coming. Why? Because in general, I love the WP experience. All updates have created better ones than before so I don't see why I wouldn't be pleased with 7.8. But that's just me
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    06-20-2012 07:59 PM
  13. cckgz4's Avatar
    That's the thing though. The hardware is barely 3 months old.
    No. The phone itself is 3 months old, the hardware it's using is older than that
    06-20-2012 08:00 PM
  14. cckgz4's Avatar
    When the iPhone 4S was released and the iPhone 4 that was sold the day before didn't run Siri, I don't recall iPhone 4 owners rioting in the streets.

    Current generation devices are getting all the features that current generation hardware can support. Microsoft should have just called the current generation software update Apollo 8.0 and the next generation version Apollo 8.1 and everyone would be happy to have gotten "Apollo". It's just semantics.
    Yeah they did. Only thing is, the major tech blogs weren't patronizing the user base about it at the time versus what they are doing now.
    06-20-2012 08:04 PM
  15. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Seriously? This is your reaction when your less than 2 month old device is already EOL and you are locked into a contract for 22 more months? I hate fanbois....be it Apple, Android or WP. Are you not allowed to complain when the phone that both Nokia/MS/AT&T touted as the best thing since sliced bread has already become obsolete? Come on man..
    It's not EOL, EOL means won't be produced/sold anymore. As far as I can tell, they're not pulling Lumias off shelves tomorrow, and support certainly isn't leaving anytime soon.

    And secondly, by the time WP8 devices are out, the Lumia will be a 6 month old device, and people will have 16 months left on their contract. Everyone needs to stop saying it's obsolete after two months. The phone is still usable. Even so, WP8 isn't even out yet. How can an operating system that isn't available to the public make your phone "obsolete" now?
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    06-20-2012 08:11 PM
  16. cckgz4's Avatar
    Are new Gingerbread Android users screaming about being obsolete even though they more than likely won't even see Jellybean?
    06-20-2012 08:43 PM
  17. jimski's Avatar
    Sorry to be negative, but this is the dumbest post I have ever read. Honestly, if the Lumia 900 was released tomorrow, I would still buy it. Its a great phone. Best I have ever owned. Will I be getting hardware specific features added to my phone in September (my guess). Of course I won't, because that's not possible unless my name is Harry Potter.

    New phones in the US probably won't see the light of day till November. That six months the from now. And if history is any indicator, there will be another batch of phones mid cycle in February-March. That's when I may get the WP8 itch. Bought my Surround off contract on November 2010. Will probably buy my first WP8 the same way. No big deal.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
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    06-20-2012 09:36 PM
  18. theefman's Avatar
    Please clarify.
    Upgrade price for Lumia $99 or less

    Not eligible for upgrade: $450 plus taxes or eBay/Craigslist.

    Maybe u and I have different definitions what an upgrade is?

    Upgrade in cell phone world means subsidy upgrade.
    An upgrade to me means upgrading to a new phone, subsidy or no. Or buy it outright. Nothing stopping you.
    06-20-2012 10:21 PM
  19. jd914's Avatar
    Will any of you ever buy a Windows phone again? This is pathetic on Nokia and Micosoft's part. Flagship phone my a....

    No Windows Phone 8 upgrade for current devices - CNET Mobile
    YES now go be miserable somewhere else :rolleyes:
    06-20-2012 10:25 PM
  20. cckgz4's Avatar
    I've NEVER played into this "upgrade" game with ANY of my phones. If I moved on from a phone, it's because I was either bored of it or because it didn't meet my demands which did not include a proper upgrade timeline. I've tried Android twice knowing about their upgrade waiting game, but wanted the experience of having an "open" OS. Had iOS cause I wanted something more fluid but wasn't worried about the new updates. Never understood anyone that will buy into an OS for updates. You'll lose everytime. You find an OS you like, research to find out if a MAJOR rehaul is around the corner, and THEN make your decision
    06-20-2012 10:29 PM
  21. Winterfang's Avatar
    Are new Gingerbread phones coming out, claiming to be high end and have balsy campaign stating that every other phone is a beta test? Lumia owners have every right to be angry. How can you guys not understand that?
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    06-20-2012 11:26 PM
  22. shamelin73's Avatar
    I have had mine for just about 30 days. I am very upset as I know Nokia had to know this was going to happen. I am not mad at AT&T however I am going to take this phone back and complain. AT&T said this was the new flagship phone but now it is Legacy. This is a slap to the face from MS.

    I hope I can undo my upgrade and wait for the true WP8
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    06-20-2012 11:42 PM
  23. Winterfang's Avatar
    Godspeed my friend. But true wp8 phones comes out later this year, how are you going to upgrade? My as well just keep the lumia.
    06-20-2012 11:54 PM
  24. cckgz4's Avatar
    Are new Gingerbread phones coming out, claiming to be high end and have balsy campaign stating that every other phone is a beta test? Lumia owners have every right to be angry. How can you guys not understand that?
    PLEASE. A marketing scheme that did not allude anything close to their updating plan is not a defense to use. That's all it was: a marketing scheme.

    And do you really want me to answer that question, how Samsung and HTC and others have not taken shots with their past Gingerbread devices at Apple to try and make sales but the update timeline was horrible? Do you not understand that this isn't new? Do you NOT accept the fact that Lumia owners ARE getting an update from a device that is 2 years into an Operating System that is revamping it's base Hardware and Software specs which Apple has YET to do and Android doesn't care if you do or don't?


    I'm really so tired of you. Ignore, not just about how dense you act, but for you making me despise Tails
    06-21-2012 12:38 AM
  25. iloveamystery's Avatar
    We don't know all of the features that will or won't be part of 7.8 yet. Why is everyone complaining already? Some of the features of WP8 will be specific to NFC, require a dual core processor, or make use of the shared code with Windows 8 that wouldn't otherwise be possible on current phones. I'm sure the things that *are* possible to put on current hardware *will be* in the 7.8 upgrade. I really don't understand why people are complaining about this... Do they expect their hardware to become magically better in order to properly run these higher-end WP8 features?

    I bought my Lumia 900 two months ago tomorrow. I am not suddenly dissatisfied with my phone now that I hear about this news, and I won't be unless we discover that we're not given features in the 7.8 update that the Lumia 900 should be able to run.

    As has been mentioned elsewhere on this forum, MS should've just called the 7.8 update WP8 Lite. We should be given the features that are possible to run on current hardware, not those that aren't possible, and that seems to me like common sense.
    06-21-2012 01:27 AM
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