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  1. IdemanEric's Avatar
    Nokia may announce new Lumia 1820 flagship, Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphone series at MWC

    Interesting that of all the rumored phones they are talking about - not one is the "ICON"

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    01-28-2014 09:11 AM
  2. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Nokia may announce new Lumia 1820 flagship, Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphone series at MWC

    Interesting that of all the rumored phones they are talking about - not one is the "ICON"

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    1.) It's all empty speculation
    2.) Icon will be announced by Verizon before and apart from MWC. That's how Verizon rolls.
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    01-28-2014 09:15 AM
  3. Jeffrey Fox's Avatar
    Plus the Icon is a variant specific to one USA carrier, so that's not the kind of thing they'd talk about at an international show. I believe we went through this same disappointment and discussion with the Lumia 928 on Verizon and it's not being "announced" at Mobile World Congress that year.
    Last edited by Jeffrey Fox; 01-28-2014 at 09:36 AM.
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    01-28-2014 09:23 AM
  4. Zippier's Avatar
    Daniel makes it sound like some of those aren't even viable as a rumor at this point.
    From the Editor’s Desk – Why don’t you report on fake news? | Windows Phone Central
    01-28-2014 09:54 AM
  5. Jeffrey Fox's Avatar
    Have we even seen anything new from Nokia that resembles these come through FCC testing? I think Samsung's next Windows Phone was recently discovered in some FCC documentation wasn't it?
    01-28-2014 10:00 AM
  6. Tjarren's Avatar
    Daniel makes it sound like some of those aren't even viable as a rumor at this point.
    From the Editor€™s Desk €“ Why don€™t you report on fake news? | Windows Phone Central
    No he shot down ALL OF THEM except the Icon. Got mad respect for that.
    01-28-2014 06:56 PM
  7. Zippier's Avatar
    No he shot down ALL OF THEM except the Icon. Got mad respect for that.
    Yes, I totally have respect for his mad journalistic skills too.
    01-28-2014 09:04 PM
  8. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    Jeffrey, it passed through the FCC last September. Which means that something most likely didn't pass during network testing and had to be corrected.
    01-29-2014 12:07 AM
  9. Jeffrey Fox's Avatar
    Sorry, I was referring to the 1820, 1520v, and 1525 phones. I wasn't clear enough there, I already knew in my head that we'd seen the info for the Icon. We've seen plenty of pictures of this Normandy phone, no question that the thing exists in a lab somewhere.
    01-29-2014 07:31 AM
  10. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Sorry, I was referring to the 1820, 1520v, and 1525 phones. I wasn't clear enough there, I already knew in my head that we'd seen the info for the Icon. We've seen plenty of pictures of this Normandy phone, no question that the thing exists in a lab somewhere.
    No new WP devices at MWC.

    Icon will be released before then.
    01-29-2014 11:36 AM
  11. Sport Driver's Avatar
    I guess no new WP devices before WP8.1, so presentation of new devices in May ? BTW, this Normandy doesn't look bad at all.
    01-29-2014 11:51 AM
  12. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    I guess no new WP devices before WP8.1, so presentation of new devices in May ? BTW, this Normandy doesn't look bad at all.
    Normandy is definitely happening with a Nokia Store on board too at MWC.

    But yeah, no new WP devices at MWC. No 8.1 devices before Build and my guess, not even at Build.

    Like usual, when Nokia (Microsoft) is ready to announce, they will hold a separate press conference for maximum media impact. If you notice, MS likes to keep a steady trail of "things in the news" for WP as opposed to announcing everything at once, then going silent for weeks/months before release.

    The way I see it unfolding:


    • February/March - 8.1 tease at MWC
    • April - 8.1 in full at Build
    • May - New Lumias announced
    • June - New Lumia release
    • July - 8.1 commercial update


    I'll dig deeper to confirm some of that.

    Recently, Nokia announces devices about 6 weeks out with pretty firm release-windows to carriers. They do that to avoid the 920 fiasco of announcing with "soon".
    01-29-2014 12:46 PM
  13. puttlikezach's Avatar
    No new WP devices at MWC.

    Icon will be released before then.
    No 1820 announced at MWC???
    01-29-2014 01:08 PM
  14. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    No 1820 announced at MWC???
    no
    01-29-2014 01:10 PM
  15. 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 02:56 PM
  16. David Fleetwood's Avatar
    Daniel - Thanks for the update, its appreciated. Getting eager on the Icon myself, but then I'm sitting on two upgrades right now on my lines.
    01-29-2014 03:06 PM
  17. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    What is the point of Normandy? Seems extremely stupid. I thought this was some kind of ex-project that got dumped, but now it's sounding more and more real. They are already selling the Lumia 520 at the low end. Why do they need to sell an Android phone? Nokia/Microsoft are acting like they don't have faith in Windows Phone. Stop investing in building a super skinned android phone and put those people to work on improving windows phones!!
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    01-29-2014 06:45 PM
  18. Iain_S's Avatar
    its already pretty much confirmed that wp8.1 will rtm in early march, with dev being able to get it sometime later in march and consumer release in april, so you probably will see new wp8.1 devices at build. Look to see devices being available in april/may, not july.
    01-29-2014 07:30 PM
  19. DennisvdG's Avatar
    I'm hoping for the 930, same design as 920 except slimmer, thinner bezels, sd slot, s800, 2gb ram, 1080p, 5", this would be amazing

    I would love for my next phone to have the s805 but it's obvious that we won't get that with 8.1 sadly
    01-29-2014 07:53 PM
  20. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    I'm hoping for the 930, same design as 920 except slimmer, thinner bezels, sd slot, s800, 2gb ram, 1080p, 5", this would be amazing

    I would love for my next phone to have the s805 but it's obvious that we won't get that with 8.1 sadly
    Or Tegra K1 Denver ;)
    01-29-2014 08:12 PM
  21. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    its already pretty much confirmed that wp8.1 will rtm in early march, with dev being able to get it sometime later in march and consumer release in april, so you probably will see new wp8.1 devices at build. Look to see devices being available in april/may, not july.
    He has spoken. We can put all rumors to rest now. It is now pretty much confirmed that we will all have wp8.1 in a month.

    Praise the sun!
    01-29-2014 08:41 PM
  22. paulxxwall's Avatar
    WP seems a bit behind on specs....gs4 with quad core 1080p 5" which we would all love on WP came out last April . We nee a galaxy killer! But Samsung seems to always be one step ahead gs5 will be out im sure there not same specs as gs4 .
    01-29-2014 09:31 PM
  23. IdemanEric's Avatar
    What is the point of Normandy? Seems extremely stupid. I thought this was some kind of ex-project that got dumped, but now it's sounding more and more real. They are already selling the Lumia 520 at the low end. Why do they need to sell an Android phone? Nokia/Microsoft are acting like they don't have faith in Windows Phone. Stop investing in building a super skinned android phone and put those people to work on improving windows phones!!
    Biggest market share, biggest platform out there. Why not diversify? Makes total sense to me. Not sure a separate, highly customized UI is the way to go but I get the strategy.

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    01-29-2014 09:47 PM
  24. Storl's Avatar
    WP seems a bit behind on specs....gs4 with quad core 1080p 5" which we would all love on WP came out last April . We nee a galaxy killer! But Samsung seems to always be one step ahead gs5 will be out im sure there not same specs as gs4 .
    GS5 16MP, Fingerprint reader, QHD(2560x1440 lol), Exynos and S800 are the supposed specs.
    01-29-2014 11:00 PM
  25. Zaigham Malik's Avatar
    im about to buy a lumia 920, will i be missing out in the near future? suggestions would be greatly appreciated guys
    01-29-2014 11:02 PM
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