10-20-2014 02:20 PM
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  1. amrut_m's Avatar
    Hi,

    With Nokia (now MS) it was always that New Phones were launched with the New OS updates and Nokia's Firmware updates. For Example
    925 - Amber
    1520 - Black
    930 - Cyan
    830 - Denim

    Now this year it was reported Windows Phone will get 2 OS updates.
    1st update has been seeding to the developer preview phones and Cyan will be rolling out soon.

    During the festive season Nov-Dec Nokia/MS will launch New Phones with Update 2.

    Which Phone it mite be ?
    1525 was supposed to be coming, also 1030 should be coming if you go by the naming series, 1030 is missing this year.
    We mite also see 1330 (Lumia 1320) or 1530 ?

    Drop in your comments and Ideas or Thoughts.
    09-27-2014 08:24 AM
  2. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    I thought denim was the last firmware update for this year? Looks like next year, and threshold, will herald the arrival of new devices. I hope I'm wrong. I wanted a proper flagship device - something around the size of the 930 but with an SD card and a killer pureview camera...
    09-27-2014 08:28 AM
  3. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Yeah, the last flagship for the year got canned (McLaren), so I'm going to say that the new flagships will happen when Windows 9 is released.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-27-2014 08:38 AM
  4. maverick786us's Avatar
    WP 9 will not come before April 9 2015. That is a long wait, will hurt all of us, who is waiting for the next flagship. For me it's a flagship having design similar to 930, with
    1) 5.2 inch screen
    2) 64 GB internal storage
    3) A 21mp camera but bigger sensor than 930/1520 so that it can take much better low light images
    4) Glance screen.

    Will always be dream device for me.
    aximtreo likes this.
    09-27-2014 09:22 AM
  5. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    Aye, it's a shame there's no real flagship this year. I'm lucky in that I have a 1520 - I'd just love to see the 930 with sd support and the 41mp sensor. I'd be happy with that, as long as the battery is large. I'm not a small guy, couldn't care less if it's super thin or whatever. Real shame the 830 is the newest tech this year.
    09-27-2014 10:36 AM
  6. XT14N's Avatar
    No more new phones will be announced this year. If you want a phone with a 6" screen, just get the 1520, or the 1520.3.
    09-27-2014 12:18 PM
  7. Trill Gates's Avatar
    Before we knew Microsoft was phasing out the Nokia name they were throwing around a late November release for a Lumia 1525 flagship but that's not likely anymore. What interested me more was the rumor it would feature some type "solar charging panel" if that's even remotely true I'm willing to wait until 2015 and hope Microsoft delivers on that as it would be a killer feature to have on a WP flagship. But I digress looks like we're going to have to wait until 2015 for a new flagship which isn't logical considering the biggest demand for smartphones spikes around Christmas, Microsoft is surrendering the Holliday rush to Apple and Samsung.
    XT14N and snowmutt like this.
    09-27-2014 12:26 PM
  8. btbam91's Avatar
    Maybe they have a surprise for us?
    09-28-2014 08:58 AM
  9. KhawarNadeem's Avatar
    Maybe they have a surprise for us?
    Just the thought of 'surprises' from Microsoft scares me.
    There has never been a GOOD surprise from them. Everything good leaks beforehand.
    snowmutt and techiez like this.
    09-28-2014 09:09 AM
  10. Kandino's Avatar
    Seems like they refresh their lines once every year and a half. Give or take. Correct me if I'm wrong though. It's just what it seems like to me.
    09-28-2014 02:30 PM
  11. flattie's Avatar
    I think we might be being a little overly-optimistic about the chances of seeing a new flagship device this year. There have been next to no rumours indicating that there is anything more to look forward to once the 830 has launched. All sources indicate an outright delay/shelving of the McLaren phone (whatever that was going to be) and time is running out for the rumour mill to start ramping up again prior to any alternative flagship announcement.

    That being said, it wasn't until late October when we first saw the Lumia 1520, last year. So maybe there is still time - I just wouldn't hold out hope.

    I expect that if MSM have anything really special brewing, then it will be getting set for the big Threshold launch next year. That being said, I think Nokia/MSM have had a good year in terms of refreshing the Windows Phone portfolio. The 530, 630, 730, 830 and 930 are all decent progressions (and in some cases, more than decent) on their predecessors. You could quite easily argue that the 1520 is fine as it is for the time being, leaving just the 1020 that stands out as being in dire need of a hardware boost to support that camera module - particularly as it won't be seeing the juiciest speed enhancement features of the forthcoming Denim update.

    Ultimately, I think us Windows Phone fans are in for a low-key Q4.
    XT14N and techiez like this.
    09-28-2014 02:57 PM
  12. DJCBS's Avatar
    Nokia is not releasing more phones. I wish people would just STOP writting "Nokia (now MS)" and alikes.

    MICROSOFT is most likely not releasing any new phones until Windows (Phone) 9 debuts. For the Fall, the WP flagship will be the HTC One W8. Microsoft will hold probably for MWC to present the first Microsoft phones running Windows 9. Which is what makes sense if you think about it.
    09-28-2014 03:35 PM
  13. LTTG's Avatar
    We'll probably see the 1030 in early 2015 (when WP9 comes out).
    09-28-2014 03:52 PM
  14. snowmutt's Avatar
    Yeah, I feel the same as DCJBS- Microsoft needs to get R&D in line with what they want from the Nokia handset purchase. I truly feel MS is willing to punt on the rest of this year and attack 2015 with the unified OS of Threshold (what ever they brand it as).

    I see the HTC ONE (M8) for Windows as a worthy device to act as the "top gun" for WP during the holidays. Wouldn't shock me to see another handset OEM turn out another WP device in addition to the HTC.

    But another top end Lumia? Nah. 2014 has been a wash. Let it go, don't fight the new iPhones here in the US and the top end Samsung's everywhere else. The L730/735 and the L830 are okay to compete in the mid-range devices, the L53X series in the low end. That is MS's WP focus right now.
    09-28-2014 04:46 PM
  15. Aresjr21's Avatar
    I see the HTC ONE (M8) for Windows as a worthy device to act as the "top gun" for WP during the holidays. Wouldn't shock me to see another handset OEM turn out another WP device in addition to the HTC.
    I agree with you here. I feel as though that will possibly be Samsung with a S5 clone but with Windows. At the same time it would be nice to see Sony release a Windows phone but after selling their PC arm and sticking more closely with Android that tree will never bear fruit.
    Last edited by Aresjr21; 09-28-2014 at 06:49 PM. Reason: Grammar as usual.
    snowmutt and Joe Dubya like this.
    09-28-2014 06:48 PM
  16. realwarder's Avatar
    1520 is still the fastest phone on the market so we don't really need an update on that yet... just sucks that it's so large and AT&T castrated it.

    If AT&T keep this up my 15 years contract may soon come to an end. But then Verizon suck at phone updates... *sigh*

    Microsoft really have to do something about the US market...
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-28-2014 07:06 PM
  17. XT14N's Avatar
    1520 is still the fastest phone on the market so we don't really need an update on that yet... just sucks that it's so large and AT&T castrated it.

    If AT&T keep this up my 15 years contract may soon come to an end. But then Verizon suck at phone updates... *sigh*

    Microsoft really have to do something about the US market...
    Yup. They're absolutely terrible at it.
    09-28-2014 09:17 PM
  18. BytorJr's Avatar
    Unfortunately, yes, Verizon is beyond terrible at updating phones. This is the big giant positive for Apple. I doubt MSFT will ever be able to swing a deal like that with US carriers. :(
    09-28-2014 09:59 PM
  19. phasar's Avatar
    It not going to matter because Microsoft is pulling the plug on WP. Anyone investing in WP will be doing it for souvenir purposes only.
    09-30-2014 10:34 AM
  20. Kyle Stilkey's Avatar
    It not going to matter because Microsoft is pulling the plug on WP. Anyone investing in WP will be doing it for souvenir purposes only.
    Ok 👌
    Gungzwei likes this.
    09-30-2014 10:48 AM
  21. awilliams1701's Avatar
    Windows 10 isn't coming until Summer. That is a LONG dry spell. I seriously doubt they will wait that long.

    Nokia is not releasing more phones. I wish people would just STOP writting "Nokia (now MS)" and alikes.

    MICROSOFT is most likely not releasing any new phones until Windows (Phone) 9 debuts. For the Fall, the WP flagship will be the HTC One W8. Microsoft will hold probably for MWC to present the first Microsoft phones running Windows 9. Which is what makes sense if you think about it.
    09-30-2014 04:32 PM
  22. awilliams1701's Avatar
    Windows 10 for phones has been confirmed. Technically they have pulled the plug on windows phone, but in name only. Its still the same thing just newer.

    It not going to matter because Microsoft is pulling the plug on WP. Anyone investing in WP will be doing it for souvenir purposes only.
    Aresjr21 likes this.
    09-30-2014 04:33 PM
  23. DJCBS's Avatar
    Windows 10 isn't coming until Summer. That is a LONG dry spell. I seriously doubt they will wait that long.
    The final version of Windows 10 is supposed to be launched at /build/ in April. MWC is in February. Which gives it the normal time frame for the phones. They get presented at MWC (remember, you haven't been shown Windows (Phone) 10) and then released in the April/May/June window.
    10-02-2014 07:31 AM
  24. BytorJr's Avatar
    Sadly, with all these name changes, the issues with Phone 7, etc, etc Microsoft is continuing to shoot their toes off. Nobody wants to either "buy" into an ecosystem (consumer) or develop for an ecosystem without knowing that it will be viable a year or two from now....let alone if it will be viable at the end of the year.
    10-04-2014 03:55 PM
  25. FeedTheShark's Avatar
    Well the Icon came out well in advance on the release of 8.1 - although they delayed the release of the 930 for European markets for some reason. So I hope Microsoft just announce the replacements for the 1020 & 1520 (and 930?) over the next couple of months instead of waiting for W10. I guess they won't be 1030 and 1530, since we already have X30 series phones and the 930 cannot be replaced with another 930... I think they may bring in new naming conventions for phones that are built with Windows 10 in mind. Hopefully that will involve the oddly named 1320 which is a low/mid-level phone with a high-level sounding name.
    10-17-2014 10:10 AM
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