1. tcedwards's Avatar
    This is only opinion based, but do you think the Icon will ever come in red? The 822 did, of course after I bought my white one, and there was a rumored red 928 a while back that didn't go anywhere. I have a feeling that the Microsoft/Nokia deal might have ended the red 928, because there were manufacturing pics of it. I don't want to buy the Icon and a red version come out in 2 months like the 822 did. I got a bad taste in my mouth after they did that, like they were punishing early adapters with less choices.
    02-09-2014 10:09 PM
  2. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Tc... Don't play this game man. I did this with the NL928, holding out for MONTHS for that rumored red piece of candy.

    It might, of course. But it's really just not worth the wait/chance. At least it isn't for me. And I learned that the hard way.
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    02-09-2014 10:30 PM
  3. JBConforti's Avatar
    Get a red case?

    It just seems like a ****ty reason to wait only to be disappointed again.
    02-09-2014 10:34 PM
  4. Astropin's Avatar
    Just seems to me that about 95% of people put some sort of protective case on their phone......so who cares what the base color is?
    02-09-2014 10:36 PM
  5. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    Just seems to me that about 95% of people put some sort of protective case on their phone......so who cares what the base color is?
    I rarely see cases on phones outside of iPhones.
    02-09-2014 10:45 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I rarely see cases on phones outside of iPhones.
    I have a red 920, and I use a black Casemate case.
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    02-09-2014 10:53 PM
  7. anon6002755's Avatar
    I rarely see cases on phones outside of iPhones.
    Every smartphone I have owned has had a tpu case on it.
    02-09-2014 10:59 PM
  8. DustinRyan's Avatar
    Every phone I've owned, I never put a case on it. I don't like the added bulk. And as a fan of phone design, I hate how most cases are so ugly and ruin the aesthetic. Although, I'm not that clumsy, so I never worry about dropping my phone.

    That being said, I won't be holding out for special colors. I know Verizon doesn't really like colors, anyway. And I've waited long enough for my upgrade (contract ran out in October), so I'll just stick to white or black. As much as I love color, waiting even more just isn't worth it for same reasons most people mentioned above. I'll take specs over good looks. I'd love a beautiful phone with nice color options, but that comes second to awesome specs, always.
    02-10-2014 12:25 AM
  9. airjeff's Avatar
    Verizon doesn't have a great track record with colored phones. They really suck from the perspective of giving the customer choice. But, many of us don't have an alternative for good coverage. I waited for the red 928, there were even pictures, but it never materialized. I'm not waiting around for a red 929. If one was released there would be rumors of the next phone that Verizon will delay for unknown reasons and then we'd start the cycle over again.

    I understand the case argument for color cases and many people go that route. But cases add bulk and often look ugly. I haven't ever used cases and my last phone after 5 years(stuck on grandfathered Sprint plan) still looked very good. From a marketing perspective I would think eye catching colors would help sell a phone too.
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    02-10-2014 06:33 AM
  10. Zippier's Avatar
    As much as I'd love a red one I'm not holding out for it. The white will do just fine for me. Maybe a matching pair of big white plastic sunglasses and Ugg boots? hahaha
    02-10-2014 07:30 AM
  11. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    I rarely see cases on phones outside of iPhones.
    I rarely see any smartphone without a case.

    I put mine in a case or cover if only for the simple fact to keep it from getting buffed and scratched up. Because someday I'll be selling that phone and I want to maximize my return.
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    02-10-2014 08:42 AM
  12. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I rarely see any smartphone without a case.

    I put mine in a case or cover if only for the simple fact to keep it from getting buffed and scratched up. Because someday I'll be selling that phone and I want to maximize my return.
    I don't put a case on my phones because I enjoy the look and feel of them. So I want to maximize my enjoyment of the phone. Life's too short.
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    02-10-2014 08:57 AM
  13. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    I don't put a case on my phones because I enjoy the look and feel of them. So I want to maximize my enjoyment of the phone. Life's too short.
    Yup. Why do I care if the outside gets scratched if I plan to never see the outside because it's inside a case?

    I stand by my "rarely see a phone in a case that isn't an iPhone." And, when I do, it's almost always a female doing it, which makes more sense because a phone is more likely to take damage in a purse than in a pocket, and because added bulk means less inside a purse rather than a pocket. But, whenever I see a Windows Phone its easily identifiable because, out here, it's probably yellow, and not in a case.

    And I always laugh when coworkers freak out over how cool someone's new gold iPhone is, only to have it immediately covered in a case so it looks like any other iPhone.


    Do you... do you WP guys with cases also have belt clips?
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    02-10-2014 10:10 AM
  14. Kieta's Avatar
    I don't like cases on my phone either but I typically buy cases that don't add much bulk and kind of just snap on. Since I usually do contracts, I try to go the first year with a case and the next without one. lol.
    I use this case for my 928, it snaps right on and it's see through. Plus it helps if you plan on reselling it and you can say it has no dents or scratches.

    Amazon.com: Poetic Atmosphere Case for Nokia Lumia 928 Clear/Gray (3 Year Warranty by Poetic): Cell Phones & Accessories
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    02-10-2014 10:25 AM
  15. maevinj's Avatar
    A snowball's chance in hell!
    02-10-2014 11:52 AM
  16. Astropin's Avatar
    Yup. Why do I care if the outside gets scratched if I plan to never see the outside because it's inside a case?

    Do you... do you WP guys with cases also have belt clips?
    1) To maximize the resale value. You would be amazed how much more you get from a clean phone with the original box and accessories vs scratched and no box......it's crazy.

    2) Honestly after everything I've said, my current phone has no case....lol. But, I did replace the original battery with a much larger one that forced me to put on a different back. So in essence it's acting like a case since my original back is in mint condition.

    I do plan on putting my Icon in a very thin/light cover. Oh, and no belt clip.
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    02-10-2014 01:17 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Yup. Why do I care if the outside gets scratched if I plan to never see the outside because it's inside a case?

    I stand by my "rarely see a phone in a case that isn't an iPhone." And, when I do, it's almost always a female doing it, which makes more sense because a phone is more likely to take damage in a purse than in a pocket, and because added bulk means less inside a purse rather than a pocket. But, whenever I see a Windows Phone its easily identifiable because, out here, it's probably yellow, and not in a case.

    And I always laugh when coworkers freak out over how cool someone's new gold iPhone is, only to have it immediately covered in a case so it looks like any other iPhone.




    Do you... do you WP guys with cases also have belt clips?
    Actually, all of the guys I know carry their phones in their pockets, regardless of what device they have. I don't know any men or women who use belt clip cases nowadays. I always put my phone in my pocket. I use vibrate when I'm on the go, so I know if I get a message when the device vibrates in my pocket.
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    02-10-2014 01:29 PM
  18. Jeffrey Fox's Avatar
    I don't like cases on my phone either but I typically buy cases that don't add much bulk and kind of just snap on. Since I usually do contracts, I try to go the first year with a case and the next without one. lol.
    I use this case for my 928, it snaps right on and it's see through. Plus it helps if you plan on reselling it and you can say it has no dents or scratches.

    Amazon.com: Poetic Atmosphere Case for Nokia Lumia 928 Clear/Gray (3 Year Warranty by Poetic): Cell Phones & Accessories

    I loved that case, I ended up making my own little insert to personalize my phone.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...tm#post2087442

    Kind of hoping that case is available for the 929, I might do that again.
    02-10-2014 01:49 PM
  19. Kieta's Avatar
    I loved that case, I ended up making my own little insert to personalize my phone.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...tm#post2087442

    Kind of hoping that case is available for the 929, I might do that again.
    Me too. Even my daughters were like Nice Case Dad! Sweet insert you did, I never thought of that and missed that thread.

    I'm going to hold out on a case for the 929 until some more pop up.
    02-10-2014 02:06 PM
  20. Astropin's Avatar
    02-10-2014 02:23 PM
  21. mtalinm's Avatar
    I put a case on my 928, just to make it a little wider so I wouldn't be jarred by the 929
    02-10-2014 08:24 PM
  22. savagelizards's Avatar
    To me the big point of a case isn't about the phone being in my pocket. It's that if/when I drop my phone it does not get damaged.

    In fact the only people I can think of that don't use cases are my step-daughters, whose iPhones are so fragile they are like Christmas ornaments. They rarely go more than a few weeks with a new iPhone without cracks in the screen or the back, but an iPhone is such a must-have at their high school that no girl would ever use a case for fear that a rumor would spread that their parents stuck them with android. Social Kiss of Death at 16.
    02-11-2014 06:46 AM
  23. AndyCalling's Avatar
    I have an 820 with a rugged shell (Nokia standard back plate) and a leather slip case for whilst it is in my pocket. When I take it out to use it I remove it from the case in confidence. No need for a bulky, permanent case. Another good reason to get a phone with a changeable shell. The 820 would be perfect, if only it had more internal storage. Perhaps with 8.1 the SD card can be used for app space, then it will be perfect.
    02-11-2014 06:53 AM
  24. Old_Cus's Avatar
    I say get the Icon when it comes out and slap a color case on it. I have a red 1520 and I use this in black:

    Amazon.com: TUDIA Ultra Slim Melody TPU Bumper Protective Case for Nokia Lumia 1520 (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories

    It's not bulky and since my phone has the glossy finish the case makes it easier to hold. During the holidays I sported it naked and will do it agan the end of the week for Valentines Day.
    02-11-2014 01:31 PM

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