1. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I have a Dell Venue Pro. It's a first gen WP with a 1GHz processor.

    Reasons I want a Lumia 900

    -build quality
    -cyan color
    -camera
    -screen (no pentile and I read it's easy to see in the sun)
    -processor

    Is the 1.4GHz a big difference when using the phone?
    08-13-2012 11:15 AM
  2. inteller's Avatar
    if you are ok with no WP8 upgrade it is THE Windows Phone to have right now. It feels really good in the hand, and owning both a 900 and a Titan I can say this with certainty. Apparently the updates to the camera in Tango make it good enough, though not Titan II quality.
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    08-13-2012 11:49 AM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    Unless there's an urgent need to upgrade now, in less than 4 weeks we should hear about Nokia's successors to the Lumia range, I would wait for that to see what they have coming up and those devices would be better candidates for an upgrade.
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    08-13-2012 11:50 AM
  4. MrBurrrns's Avatar
    No, it's not. Wait for WP8, the announcement of the new Nokia phones is only 3 weeks away.

    EDIT: theefman beat me to it :)
    Last edited by MrBurrrns; 08-13-2012 at 12:16 PM.
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    08-13-2012 11:57 AM
  5. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Thanks all. I will wait then.

    Sent from my Venue Pro using Board Express
    08-13-2012 12:08 PM
  6. blue. shark's Avatar
    why they dont upgrade to wp8
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    08-13-2012 01:02 PM
  7. TMavC5's Avatar
    I have a Dell Venue Pro. It's a first gen WP with a 1GHz processor.

    Reasons I want a Lumia 900

    -build quality
    -cyan color
    -camera
    -screen (no pentile and I read it's easy to see in the sun)
    -processor

    Is the 1.4GHz a big difference when using the phone?
    You might want to wait for WP8 instead of getting L900.
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    08-13-2012 02:37 PM
  8. jhoff80's Avatar
    If you were making this switch when the Lumia 900 first came out, then yes, it's totally worth it. I made the same exact switch from a Venue Pro to the Lumia. However, at this point, you're really best served by waiting a couple months.
    Last edited by jhoff80; 08-13-2012 at 06:07 PM.
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    08-13-2012 06:01 PM
  9. ftap's Avatar
    At this point. It's just safer and more economical to find used 2-3 month old mint condition lumia 900 on Craigslist or eBay for $180-250. Yes. Those are the real market prices for used mint condition lumia 900 these days. Mint

    Those that have scratches go from $160-200. Usually screen is still perfect. Lots of bargains to buy lumia 900 off contract and save ur upgrade for windows 8 Phones.

    Just re sold (yes re sold) my 3rd lumia for $220 to guy who needs windows phone to tie him over for next 2 months. He knows what he's getting into. I got it for $220 on eBay 3 weeks ago so didn't lose any more on deal.
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    08-13-2012 06:52 PM
  10. jimski's Avatar
    You didn't mention if the L900 acquisition would be a carrier subsided contract or a cash purchase. If it's an upgrade, I would wait at this point, or buy a slightly used L900 and wait for the dust to settle on new WP8 devices (may take till late November). You can sell the L900 if you want a WP8, and your total net loss would be under $100. If you are buying outright, expect to pay $50 for a high end WP8, at least for the first few months. If you are willing to pay that, then wait. Otherwise, just get a second hand L900 tomorrow.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
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    08-13-2012 08:46 PM
  11. PhilR8's Avatar
    Maybe if you buy a used one for $150 or something like that, it could be a nice device to tide you over until WP8. If you're going to be entering into a contract via a new line or upgrade, definitely not.
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    08-13-2012 10:27 PM
  12. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I would be buying it used without a contract.

    I am on prepaid so I have to pay full retail for all my devices.

    So far the best price I found is $275 for a new cyan Lumia. I will wait until I can find one for sub $250.
    08-14-2012 01:38 AM
  13. theefman's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I would be buying it used without a contract.

    I am on prepaid so I have to pay full retail for all my devices.

    So far the best price I found is $275 for a new cyan Lumia. I will wait until I can find one for sub $250.
    I would still wait. For a little more money and a little more waiting you would get all the goodness of the L900 + WP8 and other goodies. Buying a used L900 now to sell later when it will be harder to sell to recoup your original outlay seems a lot of effort for little gain. Your choice, though.
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    08-14-2012 10:56 AM
  14. HeyCori's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I would be buying it used without a contract.

    I am on prepaid so I have to pay full retail for all my devices.

    So far the best price I found is $275 for a new cyan Lumia. I will wait until I can find one for sub $250.
    What prepaid carrier are you going with? I ask because the 900 is locked to AT&T's network. The only other available option is Straight Talk (which still runs on AT&T's network). It's much cheaper but requires more work to set up.

    But if you goal was to use it on, say T-Mobile, then you're out of luck.
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    08-14-2012 11:14 AM
  15. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I am using it with Net10, which is the same company as Straight Talk.

    Just picked one up for $220. It's so beautiful. I am in love...
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    08-14-2012 01:35 PM
  16. pjs37's Avatar
    I would say wait for the WP8 line to be announced. If you are lucky you will be able to get a good WP8 device for a decent price soon after (Like October or November) if not then you wait and the prices for WP7 devices will likely nosedive after the announcement.
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    08-14-2012 01:45 PM
  17. HeyCori's Avatar
    I am using it with Net10, which is the same company as Straight Talk.

    Just picked one up for $220. It's so beautiful. I am in love...
    Welcome to the club. :D
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    08-14-2012 02:48 PM
  18. red grenadine's Avatar
    Honestly, not really. I came from a Focus
    08-14-2012 03:27 PM
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