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  1. etad putta's Avatar
    Maybe. But it's not the deciding factor for me anyway. It's not like 8.1 is the second coming. It's a .1 update, not Windows 9.
    It actually is a big deal, it finally comes close to being where we should be..Developers leak new features included in Windows Phone 8.1 SDK | Windows Phone Central
    02-13-2014 08:29 AM
  2. JBConforti's Avatar
    It actually is a big deal, it finally comes close to being where we should be..Developers leak new features included in Windows Phone 8.1 SDK | Windows Phone Central
    Please tell me that you grasp the concept that the ICON will get 8.1.... The only difference will be the lack of on screen buttons.
    02-13-2014 08:56 AM
  3. etad putta's Avatar
    Please tell me that you grasp the concept that the ICON will get 8.1.... The only difference will be the lack of on screen buttons.
    Can you please tell me the date it will get 8.1? That is the problem right now, which device will get it first and will it be 6 months or more before the device I\you have gets it. The hardware is all pretty much the same with the newest lumia phones, it's software that will make the difference.
    02-13-2014 11:51 AM
  4. Astropin's Avatar
    It actually is a big deal, it finally comes close to being where we should be..Developers leak new features included in Windows Phone 8.1 SDK | Windows Phone Central
    Did you even read that link?

    "NEW Documentation confirms ALL current Windows Phone 8 hardware to get 8.1"

    Again.....some cool stuff but nothing I can't live without until it does show up.
    02-13-2014 02:55 PM
  5. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Did you even read that link?

    "NEW Documentation confirms ALL current Windows Phone 8 hardware to get 8.1"
    It shouldn't even be a matter of discussion, really... I really wish a mod would close this thread. It's nothing but trolls.
    02-13-2014 02:56 PM
  6. anon(5343177)'s Avatar
    Can you please tell me the date it will get 8.1? That is the problem right now, which device will get it first and will it be 6 months or more before the device I\you have gets it. The hardware is all pretty much the same with the newest lumia phones, it's software that will make the difference.
    It will be very easy and free to get it via the MS Developers Program, even if Verizon is slow. I have no concern about getting 8.1 quickly for the phone.

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    02-14-2014 10:36 AM
  7. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    Exactly one year from now:
    "Is it worth getting the new WP8.1 phone now that Verizon is finally launching one? Or should I wait for WP8.2. I feel like it'll be better if I wait. I wish I had gotten a phone a year ago..."
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    02-14-2014 11:39 AM
  8. JBConforti's Avatar
    If your not on Verizon I understand waiting for mwc. But if you're on Verizon there really isn't any point.

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    02-14-2014 11:54 AM
  9. husslord's Avatar
    If you want it, buy it! Take care of it! Then if something else comes out you just can't live without sell it! Its that simple. I hate people that ask if they should wait. The phone is future proof for at least two years. If your unhappy in four or six months just sell it and put that money towards another phone. I have done it a few times, no big deal. Better than just sitting on your hands and waiting and remember its not android its windows the battery will be fine! And it will get all the latest firmware updates.
    02-14-2014 09:11 PM
  10. Lnin0's Avatar
    Verizon has never released a Windows Phone that hasn't been behind the curve. Verizon has always treated WP as a second tier behind the Apples and Androids. Verizon "supplements" the cost of phones and right now they have no interest in investing in a premium Windowsphone.

    This is why Verizon doesn't care if their WP are late to the party and typically come with compromises. Lumina isn't just developing these phones in a bubble, especially the Verizon exclusives. They are working hand in hand with Verizon and I can guarantee the driving design factor is about cutting but not cutting edge. It's about cutting cost which very well may explain the Icon's battery. Unless its a phone Verizon can guarantee is bringing them new contracts like the iPhone, then their number one design goals are not with their customers in mind.

    Avoiding Verizon's release of the icon won't bring you newer and better WP from Verizon. In fact, poor sales of the Icon will probably have the opposite effect. If you are a WP fan on Verizon then you are put between a rock and a hard place. You can either deal or get out one way or another. There is no good choice.
    pci2k likes this.
    02-15-2014 09:23 AM
  11. tgp's Avatar
    I can't tell you how many times Microsoft has said that all wp8 devices will get 8.1. Stop being ridiculous...
    In theory, yes, all WP8 devices can run 8.1. However, for carrier branded devices it's ultimately up to the carrier and/or manufacturer whether or not to push it through. I'll be surprised if AT&T's 520 and even the 920 ever get official 8.1 from AT&T.
    02-15-2014 09:45 AM
  12. jwinch2's Avatar
    I will resist it due to not including Micro SD. Simple as that.
    02-15-2014 10:03 AM
  13. ajb1965's Avatar
    I'm currently an Android user but seriously considering the Icon or another WP handset. My biggest problem with Icon is not WP, but VZW. The last two 'flagship' phones I bought there were less than stellar, and the support was almost non existent post purchase. The Thunderbolt had notorious battery issues and the DNA just did not live up to the hype, not to mention the horrendous Bluetooth connectivity and crap battery as well. VZW puts on a great show up front and sucked me in twice. This time I may wait it out a few weeks and see what the community thinks after a month or so.
    02-16-2014 02:35 PM
  14. Astropin's Avatar
    Verizon has never released a Windows Phone that hasn't been behind the curve.

    Lumina isn't just developing these phones in a bubble, especially the Verizon exclusives. They are working hand in hand with

    It's about cutting cost which very well may explain the Icon's battery.
    Behind the curve? In most respects the Lumia Icon is currently at the top of the charts for power & features.

    What's a Lumina?

    What's wrong with the battery? According to the tests it outlasts the top 2 phones currently in the market! (Galaxy S4 & iPhone 5)

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    02-16-2014 04:26 PM
  15. IdemanEric's Avatar
    Behind the curve? In most respects the Lumia Icon is currently at the top of the charts for power & features.

    What's a Lumina?

    What's wrong with the battery? According to the tests it outlasts the top 2 phones currently in the market! (Galaxy S4 & iPhone 5)

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    "Behind the curve" in the past was a problem with the platform also. No 1080p support and the benefits of WP being able to operate on "legacy internals" caused the manufacturers to save money by running on low spec handsets. Any business model that survives on being "inexpensive" is going to have a challenge when it comes to the competition... Unless price is your deciding factor.

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    02-17-2014 12:35 AM
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