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  1. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    Nokia reported relatively lousy 4th quarter sales, so I doubt Verizon is in any hurry to get any Nokia/WP to market. They are clearly focusing on Android/Apple sales.
    01-23-2014 08:16 AM
  2. thedogscar's Avatar
    Techradar is claiming Nokia is going to have the first 8.1 phone at MWC. I doubt it is the 929, but might be?
    01-25-2014 03:45 PM
  3. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Techradar is claiming Nokia is going to have the first 8.1 phone at MWC. I doubt it is the 929, but might be?
    Link to source? If it's true that Nokia is going to roll out their first wp8.1 phone at MWC, it means that Verizon is most likely rolling out a WP8 device (Icon) a couple months before the first wp8.1 device is rolled out on AT&T. It also means we won't see wp8.1 hardware on Verizon for at least 6 months. That's not to say that Verizon wp8's won't get 8.1, but there's no doubt that there will be features that wp8.1 hardware will take advantage of that wp8 hardware will not.

    Thanks, Verizon!
    01-25-2014 05:13 PM
  4. thedogscar's Avatar
    Link to source?
    MWC 2014: what to expect | News | TechRadar
    01-26-2014 07:22 AM
  5. IdemanEric's Avatar
    US carriers seem to be slow for any phone other than iPhones. ATT just released the HTC update pushing it to Jelly Bean 4.2.2. BlackBerry released 10.2 (Android runtime upgraded to 4.2.2) last fall, but US carriers still haven't pushed it out. Even Verizon which carries the Z30 (v10.2) hasn't pushed 10.2 for Z/Q10s. Now BlackBerry is about to launch 10.2.1, no word if the American carriers will release it.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Z30 using Tapatalk.
    They still make BlackBerry? Just kidding...

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    01-27-2014 12:40 PM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    They still make BlackBerry? Just kidding...
    Yes - just ask the eleven people who have one!
    01-27-2014 04:17 PM
  7. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Daniel, could you check out this post from Tcman88. You think he's on to something? http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...tm#post2311121
    Latest I've heard is Icon will be before MWC.
    01-29-2014 11:38 AM
  8. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    I find it very unlikely Nokia/Microsoft will announce new hardware before detailing the OS in full at Build. I do not expect new WP 8.1 devices before June.

    Just look at the past: new flagship devices from Nokia get announced at special, one-off press events, usually in NYC for AT&T first (Abu Dhabi was a change).

    Windows Phone 8 was shown in June at a special WP event in SF. No new hardware was announced, not until months later (Lumia 920).
    KevinRahimi and Candide yams like this.
    01-29-2014 11:41 AM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Latest I've heard is Icon will be before MWC.
    Before as in... Announcement tomorrow (1/30/2014) with a release date of next Wednesday/Thursday?
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    01-29-2014 11:46 AM
  10. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Before as in... Announcement tomorrow (1/30/2014) with a release date of next Wednesday/Thursday?
    lol, honestly, yeah, that could happen. That's not being coy, I honestly don't know the release date, just that current plans have it before MWC.
    01-29-2014 12:38 PM
  11. gbhhbg's Avatar
    Same post I've put in the other "why no icon yet" threads: Get serious guys...it is probably just a business issue- they still have inventory of 928s on hand to first unload. It is probably just that simple.
    01-29-2014 02:57 PM
  12. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Same post I've put in the other "why no icon yet" threads: Get serious guys...it is probably just a business issue- they still have inventory of 928s on hand to first unload. It is probably just that simple.
    So just copy and paste your brilliant insight on multiple threads. That's a great idea.
    Kieta and maevinj like this.
    01-29-2014 03:07 PM
  13. Kieta's Avatar
    Same post I've put in the other "why no icon yet" threads: Get serious guys...it is probably just a business issue- they still have inventory of 928s on hand to first unload. It is probably just that simple.
    That's brilliant! Why didn't we all think of that??
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    01-29-2014 03:30 PM
  14. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    Same post I've put in the other "why no icon yet" threads: Get serious guys...it is probably just a business issue- they still have inventory of 928s on hand to first unload. It is probably just that simple.
    No company stays in business very long delaying something because they have too much of something else.
    Think about it:
    1) The Icon would sell faster than the 928, so they're losing sales
    2) The Icon is aging, so they're losing sales
    3) Given how delays are trickling, manufacturing had to have started, meaning Verizon likely committed some cash which they'd like to get back sooner.

    The 928 is a sunk cost, and there are plenty of ways to get money back. Delaying another product isn't the way to do so. Do you ever see Apple pushing back an iPhone announcement to sell more of the previous iPhone? No. Because that's the way stupid companies that don't last long do business.
    01-29-2014 05:54 PM
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