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  1. Ushae's Avatar
    My contract runs out in November so this will be my next phone. It sounds amazing. I just hope that Microsoft get a good weight and thickness on this device.
    06-09-2014 05:54 AM
  2. arjunan's Avatar
    New leaks from verge suggests that the 3d touch extends even to the sides of the phone.... means you can grip the phone to power it up..

    Verge also suggests that the Gold Finger and Mclaren are different devices ... With the goldfinger being only an engineering device to prepare the developers for Mclaren
    06-09-2014 09:29 AM
  3. Yangstax's Avatar
    It turns out to be a L1020 successor.
    06-09-2014 02:05 PM
  4. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    New leaks from verge suggests that the 3d touch extends even to the sides of the phone.... means you With the goldfinger being only an engineering device to prepare the developers for Mclaren
    What does that mean? Does it mean that the Goldfinger was just a prototype model that is being used by developers to prepare for McLaren and the McLaren is going to be the production version of the Goldfinger?
    06-10-2014 11:08 AM
  5. arjunan's Avatar
    What does that mean? Does it mean that the Goldfinger was just a prototype model that is being used by developers to prepare for McLaren and the McLaren is going to be the production version of the Goldfinger?
    Yes and No! I think that the Goldfinger is just going to be a prototype with just the 3d touch capabilities and the Mclaren Comes with all the bells and whistles such as Ultra Awesome Camera etc..
    06-10-2014 11:28 AM
  6. lovenokia's Avatar
    I think the McLaren may be the phone that will bring up the Ms market share, but much more importantly the mindshare. I could see myself using the touchless gestures, and showing it off to everyone I would see. Also considering this to be the Lumia 1020 sucessor, the whole package will be irresistible. I may have to drop my 1520 and get that phone, considering the specs this phone will have.
    06-10-2014 11:59 AM
  7. Blacklac's Avatar
    I don't know why people keep saying its a 1020 successor. The 1020 is famous for the camera. We have no idea what's going into this new phone. If it doesn't have the same or better camera, its not a 1020 successor. It could be closer to the Icon/930 with 3D gestures, for all we know. It could be it's own model and not be a true successor to anything.

    When people make assumptions that they think will lead to a purchase on technology that is so far away and mysterious, it just leads to disappointment.
    06-10-2014 12:26 PM
  8. smoheath's Avatar
    I don't know why people keep saying its a 1020 successor. The 1020 is famous for the camera. We have no idea what's going into this new phone. If it doesn't have the same or better camera, its not a 1020 successor. It could be closer to the Icon/930 with 3D gestures, for all we know. It could be it's own model and not be a true successor to anything.

    When people make assumptions that they think will lead to a purchase on technology that is so far away and mysterious, it just leads to disappointment.
    I think the reason people are saying that is because the leaks hint at this.

    From the verge it says,

    "...we understand the device will largely be seen as a Lumia 1020 successor with a similar hump in the rear casing for a powerful camera."

    I personally hope that it is a 1020 successor. But you're right, it is really far off. So I understand your complaint and concern.
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    06-10-2014 01:54 PM
  9. Blacklac's Avatar
    I hadn't read that, thanks.
    06-10-2014 01:58 PM
  10. arjunan's Avatar
    I think Microkia assumed that the 1020 was not a huge success because it was literally a 920 with an ultra awesome camera.. It's specs and features were dated by the time it was released.. And it stripped inbuilt Qi.
    It would only be wise of them to announce the 1020 successor with ultra modern specs and never-before-seen features...
    A true flagship! And not a 930 with an awesome...er camera!
    06-11-2014 11:23 AM
  11. arjunan's Avatar
    I have a theory....

    What if the goldfinger was supposed to be the 930 and the icon was supposed to release globally as the 929 but the OS was not ready for 3d touch?
    Maybe that was the reason icon was delayed so much... May be Nokisoft was getting to release the goldfinger as 930 but couldn't do it because the OS was ready. So they cancelled the release of the 929 and split its release into icon and the 930. And they delayed the icon's release to announce it in a date near to that of the new 930[martini]..
    And since they couldnt release the goldfinger as the 930 the next obvious choice was the 1030. So maybe they just put an ultraawesome camera behind the goldfinger's back and made it the 1030...aka Mclaren...

    This is just a theory
    06-13-2014 11:30 PM
  12. shykhan16's Avatar
    I have a theory....

    What if the goldfinger was supposed to be the 930 and the icon was supposed to release globally as the 929 but the OS was not ready for 3d touch?
    Maybe that was the reason icon was delayed so much... May be Nokisoft was getting to release the goldfinger as 930 but couldn't do it because the OS was ready. So they cancelled the release of the 929 and split its release into icon and the 930. And they delayed the icon's release to announce it in a date near to that of the new 930[martini]..
    And since they couldnt release the goldfinger as the 930 the next obvious choice was the 1030. So maybe they just put an ultraawesome camera behind the goldfinger's back and made it the 1030...aka Mclaren...

    This is just a theory
    That does sound like it could be true. After hearing all the rumors of the Mclaren I cannot wait to buy it, it sounds so amazing with the 3D touch and an amazing camera
    06-14-2014 12:01 AM
  13. smoheath's Avatar
    I know, it sounds amazing. I was going to get the icon but now I'm intrigued and therefore holding off. I think the thing that will help make it succeed is the that it will be launching on three major carriers instead of one. I hope it blows the competition away in all aspects, camera, screen, advanced features, you name it. It would be awesome if it had the surface design language. That would clinch it for me. Instant buy.

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    06-15-2014 01:17 AM
  14. arjunan's Avatar
    random render from DAVDesigner over at DeviantArt.. I want the mclaren to look like this.. 07-nokia-eos-concept-2.jpg
    Last edited by arjunan; 06-15-2014 at 08:53 PM.
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    06-15-2014 02:24 AM
  15. Beijendorf's Avatar
    I just found a concept render of the 1030 from the internet..
    If you did a few seconds of research you'll find that the render you posted was done by "DAVDesigner" over at DeviantArt and was originally his fan concept for the "Lumia 960 Catwalk".

    It's not a 1030 concept render. The picture is nearly a year old and has been reposted hundreds of times for every single new Nokia codename there is.
    06-15-2014 04:42 PM
  16. arjunan's Avatar
    If you did a few seconds of research you'll find that the render you posted was done by "DAVDesigner" over at DeviantArt and was originally his fan concept for the "Lumia 960 Catwalk".

    It's not a 1030 concept render. The picture is nearly a year old and has been reposted hundreds of times for every single new Nokia codename there is.
    I just saw this while i was browsing through the forums... And i saved the image because i found it to be awesome.. Even if this is not a 1030 render , wouldn't it be awesome if the mclaren looked like this?
    06-15-2014 08:52 PM
  17. Beijendorf's Avatar
    I just saw this while i was browsing through the forums... And i saved the image because i found it to be awesome.. Even if this is not a 1030 render , wouldn't it be awesome if the mclaren looked like this?
    It's quite neat, which is probably why people keep posting it saying it's a concept of an upcoming model. Reminds me of the actual Lumia 929/930.
    I do miss the curved glass though, and it seems a bit too sharp on the corners. Other than that, I like it!

    My favourite concept Nokia:
    nokia_lumia_999-490x266.jpg
    06-16-2014 05:58 AM
  18. Ushae's Avatar
    My biggest desires from this new phone is the weight and to a lesser extent the thickness. Since this will be the first 'proper' phone under the MS logo since the acquisition it needs to be directly competitive with the likes of the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5.

    I'm positive the specs will be great, as will the display. But the real question is what kind of software MS can build to compliment that and how well can they package the hardware to wow consumers. Windows Phone 8.1 for the first time is something is making users of other platforms turn heads and take notice. I hope MS continue to do this and leapfrog their competition in both hardware and software.
    06-16-2014 05:34 PM
  19. arjunan's Avatar
    My biggest desires from this new phone is the weight and to a lesser extent the thickness. Since this will be the first 'proper' phone under the MS logo since the acquisition it needs to be directly competitive with the likes of the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5.

    I'm positive the specs will be great, as will the display. But the real question is what kind of software MS can build to compliment that and how well can they package the hardware to wow consumers. Windows Phone 8.1 for the first time is something is making users of other platforms turn heads and take notice. I hope MS continue to do this and leapfrog their competition in both hardware and software.
    Since this phone is being rumored as a 1020 successor, I wouldnt count on the weight and thickness being reduced.. But i would love to see a phone from Nokisoft that is not as heavy as a phablet.

    And about the software...
    Daniel Rubino stated in an article that the mclaren is going to feature Hover sensor even on the side of the phone.. And these are real hover sensors and not an extended camera feature like that of all the galaxy flagships..
    These features include-
    1. Waking up the Phone by Picking it up
    2. Answering phone calls by putting the phone near your ear and rejecting them by putting them in your pockets
    3. hovering over a live tile will show additional content by splitting the live tile


    I think this is just the tip of the IceBerg
    06-16-2014 09:57 PM
  20. shykhan16's Avatar
    Since this phone is being rumored as a 1020 successor, I wouldnt count on the weight and thickness being reduced.. But i would love to see a phone from Nokisoft that is not as heavy as a phablet.

    And about the software...
    Daniel Rubino stated in an article that the mclaren is going to feature Hover sensor even on the side of the phone.. And these are real hover sensors and not an extended camera feature like that of all the galaxy flagships..
    These features include-
    1. Waking up the Phone by Picking it up
    2. Answering phone calls by putting the phone near your ear and rejecting them by putting them in your pockets
    3. hovering over a live tile will show additional content by splitting the live tile


    I think this is just the tip of the IceBerg

    I'm also not sure about the phone being thinner as there's going to be most likely a 1020 Camera and will all those 3D features I wouldn't be surprised seeing it being similar to the 1020 itself


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    06-17-2014 12:38 AM
  21. arjunan's Avatar
    I'm also not sure about the phone being thinner as there's going to be most likely a 1020 Camera and will all those 3D features I wouldn't be surprised seeing it being similar to the 1020 itself


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    that's what i said.
    06-17-2014 06:08 AM
  22. Beijendorf's Avatar
    I'm also not sure about the phone being thinner as there's going to be most likely a 1020 Camera and will all those 3D features I wouldn't be surprised seeing it being similar to the 1020 itself
    I wouldn't be so sure they'd go with the same 1020 camera module (or similar).

    As Daniel Rubino revealed earlier this year, Nokia had an upcoming dual-lens smartphone incoming. Dual-lens smartphones (commonly) means computational photography with thinner camera modules with equal or better imaging quality to their thicker brethren.
    If Microsoft chose to rework the Goldfinger to make it a hero device, they could reasonably be expected to put a computational imaging device in the McLaren. Especially considering the speculation of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 taking up space in the device, which Qualcomm have been working hard on enabling dual-lens capabilities on.

    This is merely speculation on my part, but I wouldn't completely dismiss the possibility of a thinner device at this point.
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    06-17-2014 09:46 AM
  23. arjunan's Avatar
    I wouldn't be so sure they'd go with the same 1020 camera module (or similar).

    As Daniel Rubino revealed earlier this year, Nokia had an upcoming dual-lens smartphone incoming. Dual-lens smartphones (commonly) means computational photography with thinner camera modules with equal or better imaging quality to their thicker brethren.
    If Microsoft chose to rework the Goldfinger to make it a hero device, they could reasonably be expected to put a computational imaging device in the McLaren. Especially considering the speculation of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 taking up space in the device, which Qualcomm have been working hard on enabling dual-lens capabilities on.

    This is merely speculation on my part, but I wouldn't completely dismiss the possibility of a thinner device at this point.
    Wow that is just awesome... also is there any difference between a flagship and a hero device?
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    06-17-2014 11:12 AM
  24. troylytle's Avatar
    Flagship would be a top of the line offering where a Hero would be an innovative device with trade-offs.
    06-17-2014 11:19 AM
  25. Beijendorf's Avatar
    Wow that is just awesome... also is there any difference between a flagship and a hero device?
    There doesn't seem to be any consensus over what the different definitions actually mean. But from what I understand;

    Flagship: A device with top of the line specifications in a premium package. The best of what a manufacturer can push for the moment.

    Hero: A device with over the top specifications, often including innovative/revolutionary technology intended to promote a manufacturer or ecosystem. Essentially, a device with the intent of making people switch away from their current brand loyalties just to get the device.

    You can read some great comments about it in this thread:
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/upc...ro-device.html
    06-17-2014 01:38 PM
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