1. MazoMark's Avatar
    I've been looking hard at Icon for several weeks now. I'd given WP a try about 8 months ago with a 920, but felt like there were too many compromises at that time. When Icon came out, I was immediately impressed by the screen, camera, and overall design. Plus I felt that the OS had come a long way with recent updates and 8.1 on the horizon.

    So what's holding me back - I keep hearing there will be new "8.1 phones" coming soon after 8.1 is launched. I haven't seen any hard info on these mythical phones, and given the Icon just launched less than a month ago, I can't believe Verizon will launch another flagship Windows Phone anytime before fall.

    So should I stop procrastinating and go get an Icon? Or does anyone think Verizon will be getting something to rival it before October?
    03-20-2014 06:06 PM
  2. 8XSD's Avatar
    No point in waiting. U only live once. Plus the Icon will get 8.1 for sure.The phone itself is a beast. Use it for a day and u will never look back at any other phone out atm.
    wpn00b likes this.
    03-20-2014 06:11 PM
  3. Kebero's Avatar
    There are no real rumours of improved hardware for WP8.1 devices and all current WP8 phones will get the upgrade, so why pass up on the Icon?
    03-20-2014 06:29 PM
  4. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I would wait....well it depends on what you have, rumor is that MS will do a big push for 8.1 that means new phones would be soon to follow if we don't see them hit the FCC in a few weeks...

    You could wait the month or so (//build where 8.1 will be announced), and see when 8.1 is released in the Dev version, then you will know if there is actually features that is missing due to buying a WP8 device.
    aximtreo likes this.
    03-20-2014 07:31 PM
  5. Kebero's Avatar
    If he has a device with WP8, it will be updatable. Also, like many if us here have already done, he can get the early release of OS builds directly from Microsoft. If anything, Microsoft is pushing the relaxed hardware specifications, not hardware improvements.
    03-21-2014 06:12 AM
  6. paulxxwall's Avatar
    I'm never satisfied but I am looking for the perfect device . I just bought my 1520 and already liking new hardware specs for wp8.1 phones .....qhd displays,on screen buttons , hopefully thell bring sum real multitasking for larger phones,3d touch etc . So yeah when new phones come out I'll be picking them up but I do feel as if when I do find my perfect device I'll stick with it!
    03-21-2014 06:46 AM
  7. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I've been looking hard at Icon for several weeks now. I'd given WP a try about 8 months ago with a 920, but felt like there were too many compromises at that time. When Icon came out, I was immediately impressed by the screen, camera, and overall design. Plus I felt that the OS had come a long way with recent updates and 8.1 on the horizon.

    So what's holding me back - I keep hearing there will be new "8.1 phones" coming soon after 8.1 is launched. I haven't seen any hard info on these mythical phones, and given the Icon just launched less than a month ago, I can't believe Verizon will launch another flagship Windows Phone anytime before fall.

    So should I stop procrastinating and go get an Icon? Or does anyone think Verizon will be getting something to rival it before October?
    Verizon won't be getting a Nokia device to rival the Icon before the fall. They will get the Samsung Huron, which I guess, in terms of specs would be competitive with the Icon. But in terms of hardware quality and apps, not even close. If you have an upgrade up now, use it now. Don't let it sit on the bench, it only delays how much you can get out of your Verizon plan.

    The Nokia Lumia Icon is INCREDIBLE. It's seriously my dream phone.
    03-21-2014 07:22 AM
  8. ret18057's Avatar
    Wait. You can always pick on up in a few weeks if nothing tickles your fancy. Icon is good, not great. You're close enough to see what else is out there...
    03-21-2014 12:30 PM
  9. riohuang's Avatar
    wait for the new hardware which offers similar specifications and supports glance and more 4g lte bands.
    03-21-2014 02:32 PM
  10. Kebero's Avatar
    wait for the new hardware which offers similar specifications and supports glance and more 4g lte bands.
    And you know this how?
    03-21-2014 02:47 PM
  11. Citizen X's Avatar
    I just reported this in another thread but right now if you get an Icon on contract at Verizon and a Lumia 2520 you can get $200 off. Offer ends March 31, so that is something to think about.


    03-21-2014 03:13 PM
  12. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    And you know this how?
    Don't worry, he doesn't really know anything more than the rest of us.
    03-21-2014 03:31 PM
  13. Kage Maru's Avatar
    If anything is announced it won't be until the April 19th event. IF anything is coming to Verizon, it's likely not to land until fall or winter. If you can wait that long, wait, but the Icon is one of the best Windows Phones (or phones in general IMO) out there now and I don't see that really changing anytime soon.
    03-21-2014 04:28 PM
  14. antonius138's Avatar
    I was just like you... a few months past my contract expiration and had been watching WPCentral closely with all the leaks etc and decided to pull the trigger after the screen on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus broke. I haven't regretted it one bit, the camera, screen and build quality are leaps and bounds above other devices out there. If you developer unlock your phone and install the preview for developers app you should get Windows 8.1 long before Verizon releases it.

    Just sayin...
    03-21-2014 04:39 PM
  15. mpelti's Avatar
    wait. WP8 still lags quite a bit behind iOS and Android, and 8.1 is supposed to play quite a bit of catch up, but if it falls short, you'll want to re-evaluate your choice of platform.
    03-21-2014 04:57 PM
  16. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    I've been looking hard at Icon for several weeks now. I'd given WP a try about 8 months ago with a 920, but felt like there were too many compromises at that time. When Icon came out, I was immediately impressed by the screen, camera, and overall design. Plus I felt that the OS had come a long way with recent updates and 8.1 on the horizon.

    So what's holding me back - I keep hearing there will be new "8.1 phones" coming soon after 8.1 is launched. I haven't seen any hard info on these mythical phones, and given the Icon just launched less than a month ago, I can't believe Verizon will launch another flagship Windows Phone anytime before fall.

    So should I stop procrastinating and go get an Icon? Or does anyone think Verizon will be getting something to rival it before October?
    Build is less than 2 weeks away. And there is a rumored event happening just days after build where new Nokia devices would be announced. If you've waited this long for 8.1, I think you should just wait to the end so you won't have a regret thread sometime later when the GoldFinger is announced and you wished you waited for that and didn't rush to get the Icon
    03-21-2014 07:34 PM
  17. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    I don't see Verizon getting another Nokia flagship before the fall. Honestly, I doubt that anything big (Nokia Lumia-wise) will come out for Verizon until late next Winter. I imagine that they'll start getting things together for a new phone in the fall and then release it around the same time as the Icon.
    03-22-2014 12:18 AM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    Nothing that comes out with WP 8.1 will be that much better hardware wise then the Icon. This bad boy is a beast, well designed, and as future proof as smartphones in this day and age get. Most of the time, I say wait and see. Usually no reason not to. But October is a long time to wait to see that the Icon holds it's own against whatever may or may not come out.

    If everything you say in your thread starter is accurate as to being impressed with the Icon, no reason to wait. The only reason I would say is that you may want to hold off until the actual announcement of WP 8.1 seeings as how you were disappointed in WP with your last go to be sure that you will be happy with it this time.

    But as an AT&T user allow me to say that Big Red has the device the vast majority of us want. If you are happy with WP8 and it's future, jump on in.
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    03-22-2014 03:14 PM
  19. peachy001's Avatar
    I say wait, it is not as if they will stop selling the Icon before Build etc. Not sure what your carrier is like, but in the UK, I was out of contract for 6 months while I wait until the 920 came out. I called my carrier and asked that they drop the monthly price, as I was out of contract. They immediately put me on a better quality plan for 16pm. The UK operators all offer sim free deals, and they all offer significantly lower prices if you don't need a new phone from them. I waited until November 2012 and bagged the phone I craved. I would strongly advise anyone that they should always wait until after a big announcement, not 3 weeks before. Personally, I am wanting a 1020 replacement.
    03-22-2014 03:27 PM
  20. 2tomtom's Avatar
    wait. WP8 still lags quite a bit behind iOS and Android, and 8.1 is supposed to play quite a bit of catch up, but if it falls short, you'll want to re-evaluate your choice of platform.
    Yeah, WP lags ADroid in capturing all your personnel information and emails to sell to you. WP lags ADroid in security, not.

    IOS does not support SD Cards, wireless charging, full dedicated camera button, 6 inch screens, 4K video recording, double tap to wake etc.
    03-22-2014 03:57 PM
  21. cdook's Avatar
    I really like the Icon, but think I'm going to ultimately end up waiting until news of Windows Phone 9 comes out. I don't want to buy a phone now and Microsoft and the phone makers decide Windows Phone 9 won't be loaded on it. If they guaranteed the Icon would get WP9 when it comes out (next year?) then I'd buy one today.
    03-22-2014 07:11 PM
  22. microhaxo#WP's Avatar
    Wait till april 19th to make your decision.
    03-22-2014 08:31 PM
  23. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    Yeah, WP lags ADroid in capturing all your personnel information and emails to sell to you. WP lags ADroid in security, not.

    IOS does not support SD Cards, wireless charging, full dedicated camera button, 6 inch screens, 4K video recording, double tap to wake etc.
    For starters Microsoft has captured personal data before, and from the leaks in the news it sounds like all of these tech giants have been lying and actually knew about the data leaks they gave out.
    Secondly this phone (And a lot of other Windows Phones) don't support SD Cards. So it seems odd to talk down iOS like that.

    Personally I'd wait OP as it is only 10 more days and you never know what could pop up.
    That being said I seriously doubt Verizon will have another phone, it appears the main phones that will be shown off or the Lumia 930, and 630 which will be GSM oriented.
    A895 likes this.
    03-22-2014 11:43 PM

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