10-19-2014 01:29 PM
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  1. anguilla1980's Avatar
    My AT&T HTC Titan II screen was smashed back in Feb., my 2 yr contract was up in June. I've been VERY patiently waiting for a new version of the 1520 to be announced. Alas it still hasn't happened, so I caved!!!!!!!!

    I bought a new black AT&T 1520 32GB on Amazon. I did it on their "Next" plan so I'm not in a new contract. *HOPEFULLY* in Q1 or Q2 of 2015 they will announce the new Windows Phone 10 devices that are Microsoft branded. In which case I'll sell me 1520 on eBay, pay it off with AT&T, and get the latest and greatest on a new 2yr contract. I hate paying monthly for a phone instead of subsidizing it with a contract but I guess I'll live 6 months, maybe!

    Regards,

    I disappointed WP owner :(
    ReneGO0 likes this.
    10-08-2014 10:22 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Honestly, I don't think a 1525 will appear, all "sources" arent reputable. Don't be sad over a non-existent (as far as we are concerned) device, enjoy the fact you're packing one of the few top-of-the-line models of the tail end of the last generation and this one.
    P1ng0fDeath likes this.
    10-08-2014 11:04 PM
  3. anguilla1980's Avatar
    That was pretty much the conclusion I came to. I think the next big flagship will be a Microsoft branded WP10 model.
    creanyo likes this.
    10-08-2014 11:07 PM
  4. jmshub's Avatar
    I agree with xandros. The 1525 is a unicorn. Even if it does come out shortly, the specs are a minor bump from the 1520.

    I think you'll be happy with the 1520.
    10-08-2014 11:23 PM
  5. anguilla1980's Avatar
    Thanks, for the assurance! Hopefully I will be happy with it.
    10-08-2014 11:25 PM
  6. aaron j's Avatar
    I agree it seems the next big model is being made for w10? It makes sense to coincide the launch with hardware.
    xandros9 and aximtreo like this.
    10-08-2014 11:43 PM
  7. anguilla1980's Avatar
    Looks like I already regret it, looks like AT&T ******* removed Qi charging from it! WTF AT&T, why take a huge step 2yrs back in time?! I left Sprint and Verizon 3 yrs ago because AT&T was always getting the latest and greatest, so much for that :/ What next am I going to be disappointed about when I get it, grrrrr.

    Oh well, onwards and forwards I guess.
    thusharaya likes this.
    10-09-2014 11:11 AM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    Looks like I already regret it, looks like AT&T ******* removed Qi charging from it! WTF AT&T, why take a huge step 2yrs back in time?! I left Sprint and Verizon 3 yrs ago because AT&T was always getting the latest and greatest, so much for that :/ What next am I going to be disappointed about when I get it, grrrrr.

    Oh well, onwards and forwards I guess.
    they're sleeping with the competing standard, so they're trying to retard adoption of Qi.
    You could sell it and get an unadulterated 1520 of course.
    It's possible to hack Qi into it though.
    10-09-2014 03:05 PM
  9. anguilla1980's Avatar
    It's possible to hack Qi into it though.
    I've read in the 1520 forum that it's not because of fundamental differences in the PCB, it's not just the Qi back cover and firmware.
    10-09-2014 03:59 PM
  10. anguilla1980's Avatar
    Also I REALLY loathe that the 1520 has the old ugly body/frame/shape as the 900/920 as opposed to the 930.

    I had a 920 for work and now have a 930 (ok, Verizon Icon version). The 920 was simply an awful phone to have a good grip on and looked terrible with the screen not even flush with the edges, plus the roundness made it look like a 5yr old girls plastic toy shiny colored toy. The 930 is perfection, much easier to grip properly, never slips out of my hands, feels fantastic. I really hoping the black 1520 I ordered is better than the shiny colored versions feel wise.

    Honestly, I think once I receive my 1520 from Amazon tomorrow, I will have the feeling that I can't wait to be rid of it for whatever the replacement is next year that hopefully has the same design as the 930 and that time I will be buying the real version to get Qi, **** AT&T and their wireless charging standard nonsense!!!!

    I'll just deal since I've been using Windows as a phone OS since 2003 and I'm just a die-hard Windows Phone fanboy now lol. It's funny tho, people would laugh at me all the time for how large my Hitachi G1000 was yet now a phone the size of the 1520 is totally accepted as the norm and even awesome now, go figure, we knew 10yrs ago, the rest of the world was just ignorant still haha!
    10-09-2014 05:03 PM
  11. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Also I REALLY loathe that the 1520 has the old ugly body/frame/shape as the 900/920 as opposed to the 930.
    Uhhh... That's not true at all! The 1520 has the same shape as the 925, which is definitely very different from the 920. I happen to think the 1520 is a very thin and good looking phone. (I'm using a 930 right now)
    10-09-2014 05:18 PM
  12. anguilla1980's Avatar
    Uhhh... That's not true at all! The 1520 has the same shape as the 925, which is definitely very different from the 920. I happen to think the 1520 is a very thin and good looking phone. (I'm using a 930 right now)
    Ok thanks for the correction, I feel much better then! I've never seen or held a 925 but if it's different from the 900/920, that's all I want lol. All the review videos I saw on YouTube made it look just like the same design as the 900/920, to me.

    I don't care about thickness, I just know the 930 is light years ahead design/build quality wise and I guess I was hoping for the same from the 1520 since it's also the current flagship, I didn't realize it had over a 1yr old body design.
    10-09-2014 05:21 PM
  13. aaron j's Avatar
    925 is very different to 920.. It's way slimmer and more modern in my opinion.
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    10-09-2014 05:23 PM
  14. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Ok thanks for the correction, I feel much better then! I've never seen or held a 925 but if it's different from the 900/920, that's all I want lol. All the review videos I saw on YouTube made it look just like the same design as the 900/920, to me.

    I don't care about thickness, I just know the 930 is light years ahead design/build quality wise and I guess I was hoping for the same from the 1520 since it's also the current flagship, I didn't realize it had over a 1yr old body design.
    I think you'll like it, it's not like the 930 but it's very sleek with thin bezels.
    10-09-2014 05:31 PM
  15. xandros9's Avatar
    925 is very different to 920.. It's way slimmer and more modern in my opinion.
    under the hood its identical.

    differences:
    metal-ier design
    no Qi
    slightly upgraded camera
    OLED display
    less memory usually

    that's about it IIRC
    10-09-2014 06:45 PM
  16. aaron j's Avatar
    under the hood its identical.

    differences:
    metal-ier design
    no Qi
    slightly upgraded camera
    OLED display
    less memory usually

    that's about it IIRC
    True more or less but op was talking looks I thought..
    xandros9 and DennisvdG like this.
    10-09-2014 07:29 PM
  17. JackDiesel14's Avatar
    I think you were being a bit hasty in giving up on the 1525 since the 1520 wasn't released until early November last year.
    10-10-2014 03:35 AM
  18. dov1978's Avatar
    Why pin all hopes on a minor update anyway? Hold out for the 1530 if and when it comes
    10-10-2014 03:55 AM
  19. anguilla1980's Avatar
    I think you were being a bit hasty in giving up on the 1525 since the 1520 wasn't released until early November last year.
    Don't get me all worked up and agitated like that lol. I only have a 14 day return window with Amazon since I did the AT&T Next thing...
    10-10-2014 10:01 AM
  20. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I think that if the 1530 does come out it'll be one of the first devices with Windows 10. Meaning we won't see it for a long time.
    10-10-2014 12:54 PM
  21. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    Be careful if you are thinking of going back on contract with AT&T. If you are on mobile share with data buckets of 10GB or larger, they will charge you a $40 per month phone charge vs. a $15 per month charge on Next or if you buy the phone outright.
    10-10-2014 12:57 PM
  22. anguilla1980's Avatar
    Be careful if you are thinking of going back on contract with AT&T. If you are on mobile share with data buckets of 10GB or larger, they will charge you a $40 per month phone charge vs. a $15 per month charge on Next or if you buy the phone outright.
    Thanks for the heads up! I'm on mobile share but only the 1GB a month plane, I might move to the 3GB, so looks like I'll be safe!
    10-10-2014 02:45 PM
  23. anguilla1980's Avatar
    So I have my new 1520......and it turns out I do very much like it. The feel and quality is very nice, very close to as good as the Icon, so I'm happy!

    I guess I'll hang onto this until the first phablet flagship WM10 handset gets released.
    DennisvdG and LumiaIcon like this.
    10-10-2014 03:51 PM
  24. DennisvdG's Avatar
    So I have my new 1520......and it turns out I do very much like it. The feel and quality is very nice, very close to as good as the Icon, so I'm happy!

    I guess I'll hang onto this until the first phablet flagship WM10 handset gets released.
    That's great! I knew it :)
    10-11-2014 06:12 PM
  25. LumiaIcon's Avatar
    Had my 1520 for a week and love it. Coming from a Lumia Icon. The only thing I miss is the Gorilla Glass 3 on the Icon. Wow, was that durable - 1520 - not so much. Hope an updated 1520 comes out in Q1 of next year, since it seems clear there are no handsets bound for 2014 release. I love reading the "complaints" about AT&T in these forums, because you have no idea what PAIN really is until you have been with "Big Red.". At almost a year old the 1520 still does not show its age. Still a player!
    10-13-2014 01:34 AM
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