10-16-2014 11:16 AM
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  1. khador's Avatar
    Nope. It's a great phone, but why spend good money and possibly get into a two year contract with Verizon when they can't be bothered to show the courtesy to update users on the situation. It's not worth the risk unless it's picked up off contract and at a good price. A lot of people say it's fine on dev preview, and for the most part it is unless you want to use bluetooth LE and have decent wifi. Wifi on the latest dev preview has been diabolical, sad having it sat by my 928 which is at full signal while the Icon pretty much has no signal.

    If someone is dead set on a windows phone device and out of contract they really should consider going to AT&T or possibly T-Mobile. Otherwise you'd be much better off picking up a different device that has more promise of receiving updates and ongoing support.

    Overall I'm pretty disappointed with both Verizon and Microsoft for having nothing to say on the matter. It'd also be great to get an update from WPCentral on whether they've heard anything or not.
    10-13-2014 12:38 PM
  2. quantum tao's Avatar
    I have the Icon. One word can describe how I feel about it: Disenchanted.
    10-13-2014 12:50 PM
  3. awilliams1701's Avatar
    Just make sure that you pick a T-Mobile phone that AT&T has as well. Then you can use the AT&T firmware if T-Mobile never updates it. Currently they haven't updated anything past black. I've heard of a number of users of the 925 switching the firmware to AT&T with the nokia recovery tool and it worked just fine. The catch is that you lose wifi calling.

    Nope. It's a great phone, but why spend good money and possibly get into a two year contract with Verizon when they can't be bothered to show the courtesy to update users on the situation. It's not worth the risk unless it's picked up off contract and at a good price. A lot of people say it's fine on dev preview, and for the most part it is unless you want to use bluetooth LE and have decent wifi. Wifi on the latest dev preview has been diabolical, sad having it sat by my 928 which is at full signal while the Icon pretty much has no signal.

    If someone is dead set on a windows phone device and out of contract they really should consider going to AT&T or possibly T-Mobile. Otherwise you'd be much better off picking up a different device that has more promise of receiving updates and ongoing support.

    Overall I'm pretty disappointed with both Verizon and Microsoft for having nothing to say on the matter. It'd also be great to get an update from WPCentral on whether they've heard anything or not.
    10-14-2014 07:12 PM
  4. fiveaces01's Avatar
    Why not just get your own updates by flashing the Icon and install the appropriate firmware yourself?
    10-14-2014 07:32 PM
  5. quantum tao's Avatar
    Why not just get your own updates by flashing the Icon and install the appropriate firmware yourself?
    because you cant, but if you know how then i'm all ears.
    10-14-2014 08:33 PM
  6. awilliams1701's Avatar
    There is no firmware to flash. If its was the 930 for Verizon, we could flash alternate firmware, but since its the 929 which is exclusively verizon that's not possible. Worse even if we could flash the 930 verizon, it would probably kill the CDMA radio and we would not get 3g or the ability to make calls.

    Why not just get your own updates by flashing the Icon and install the appropriate firmware yourself?
    10-15-2014 10:45 AM
  7. bmetelsky's Avatar
    I believe the Icon is still worth buying, especially at the price that you can get it for now. I have a black one that i bought as soon as they came out. I upgraded from a Lumia 928 and couldn't be happier. I am hopeful, as are many, that there will be updates from VZW. I think that a lot of people are in a rush to get the update (Cyan) and are afraid that they will not get them. There has been a lot of talk from some, even, of paying very high early termination fees to switch carriers and devices. I simply wait patiently, because I really like this phone.
    10-15-2014 04:48 PM
  8. khador's Avatar
    Just make sure that you pick a T-Mobile phone that AT&T has as well. Then you can use the AT&T firmware if T-Mobile never updates it. Currently they haven't updated anything past black. I've heard of a number of users of the 925 switching the firmware to AT&T with the nokia recovery tool and it worked just fine. The catch is that you lose wifi calling.
    Thanks for the tip. Right now I have the 635, it was a cheap option to be eligible for an etf reimbursement. Trying to decide on either the nexus 5, new moto x (pure edition) or 830 (rm-985). All tough choices, but the androids will be guaranteed prompt updated.
    10-15-2014 07:51 PM
  9. awilliams1701's Avatar
    And T-Mobile will certain update the 810. They wouldn't leave those customers behind.
    No I'm not believing it. I don't see Cyan as very likely at this point or they would have already released it. Denim is even less likely. Whatever "E" color they go will is 100% not happening. DP is going to be our only option and it won't give us BT4.0 or the improved camera.

    I believe the Icon is still worth buying, especially at the price that you can get it for now. I have a black one that i bought as soon as they came out. I upgraded from a Lumia 928 and couldn't be happier. I am hopeful, as are many, that there will be updates from VZW. I think that a lot of people are in a rush to get the update (Cyan) and are afraid that they will not get them. There has been a lot of talk from some, even, of paying very high early termination fees to switch carriers and devices. I simply wait patiently, because I really like this phone.
    10-16-2014 11:16 AM
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