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  1. RaRa85's Avatar
    Seriously Microsoft should just announce or introduce the next two flagships between June and July. The suspense is killing me and Microsoft takes soooooooo long to launch devices in the US (See Lumia 735, 640 and 640XL as most recent cases) They can introduce the phones early and have them ready at launch for real and not "coming soon." Also every flagship launch to date outside of HTC has been carrier exclusive. I need to know early if I should wait out for a Windows Phone flagship or continue on with something else. (I'm using the Sony Xperia Z3 at the moment) But after poor support and missed release dates of updates it's either an iPhone or whatever Microsoft releases. Apple as the safe choice, great camera software and guaranteed updates with little carrier interference and Windows Phone because it is my most loved OS and I believe in what Microsoft is doing. But at the same time Microsoft has to improve on actually launching a device which is why I think an early announcement with a hard/guaranteed launch date of several months later is best. People will know exactly what they're getting and when they're getting it without the pressure of Microsoft having to struggle to get the resources and marketing out there for a successful launch. I'm tired of "coming soon " and tired of only for ATT or Verizon or T-Mobile.
    Last edited by RaRa85; 05-19-2015 at 09:33 PM.
    05-19-2015 09:09 PM
  2. hotphil's Avatar
    Nicely vented.
    mary beth hale and RaRa85 like this.
    05-19-2015 09:18 PM
  3. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Just give me an un-lockable GSM to buy outright for my little Straight Talk SIM, and I'll be happy.
    05-19-2015 09:43 PM
  4. RaRa85's Avatar
    Yes if I had the money to spend at once I would opt for that route as well.
    05-19-2015 09:47 PM
  5. gomezz's Avatar
    Don't you just hate clicking on a thread title that promises news but turns out to be a rant! Be more thoughtful, buddy.
    hotphil likes this.
    05-20-2015 03:29 AM
  6. RaRa85's Avatar
    Don't you just hate clicking on a thread title that promises news but turns out to be a rant! Be more thoughtful, buddy.
    Oh yeah the title. Sorry. Is there any way I can edit it?
    05-20-2015 05:04 AM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    Oh yeah the title. Sorry. Is there any way I can edit it?
    Done that for you.
    RaRa85 and Harrie-S like this.
    05-20-2015 05:20 AM
  8. uberlaff's Avatar
    yes, they announced the 640 in early March and we are just starting it get released.

    They need to announce the flagship in July or August just to make sure they can release in the Fall.
    05-20-2015 03:49 PM
  9. RaRa85's Avatar
    yes, they announced the 640 in early March and we are just starting it get released.

    They need to announce the flagship in July or August just to make sure they can release in the Fall.
    Yeah early March during MWC when they announced the 640 and 640XL and not one of those devices are currently available while the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 were announced during the same time and have already seen healthy sales (more so the S6 than the M9). How is it that we don't even have a specific launch date and price yet? That's why I think they should announce the flagships early and give a promised albeit lengthy launch date with pricing. Or if they do choose to wait I hope they deliver on making the devices available in a really quick time. I'm talking a month at the longest. Announce and launch.
    05-20-2015 06:20 PM
  10. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    I noticed your face/palm while waiting, good plan. Would you like some music while you wait? It's going to be a long one.

    Maybe I can find you a nice dead horse to beat!


    PS: I'm just giving you crap as a joke, don't take it too seriously.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    05-21-2015 10:53 AM
  11. RaRa85's Avatar
    Lol no its cool. I'm actually trying not to upgrade yet again to pass the time while I wait. I really want to get my hands on the LG G4 though. I'm trying hard to resist.
    05-21-2015 11:23 AM
  12. canhosaigon's Avatar
    thank
    05-21-2015 11:25 AM
  13. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    Lol no its cool. I'm actually trying not to upgrade yet again to pass the time while I wait. I really want to get my hands on the LG G4 though. I'm trying hard to resist.
    I could have got my hands on a bunch of those new for $125 each back when radio shacks were closing here. Sucks being poor and missing these opportunities.
    05-21-2015 12:08 PM
  14. larrynj's Avatar
    I could have got my hands on a bunch of those new for $125 each back when radio shacks were closing here. Sucks being poor and missing these opportunities.
    I think you're mistaken. It's a brand new model, I'm thinking of getting it when it's released.
    05-21-2015 12:22 PM
  15. RaRa85's Avatar
    I could have got my hands on a bunch of those new for $125 each back when radio shacks were closing here. Sucks being poor and missing these opportunities.
    Yeah the G4 hasn't launched yet in the US.
    05-21-2015 12:28 PM
  16. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Lol no its cool. I'm actually trying not to upgrade yet again to pass the time while I wait. I really want to get my hands on the LG G4 though. I'm trying hard to resist.
    If LG released windows version of the G3 or G4 I'd be all over it. I use an LG G2 for work and love the form factor and rear keys..
    RaRa85 likes this.
    05-21-2015 01:00 PM
  17. RaRa85's Avatar
    Oh yes and yes especially if it still had the same manual mode capabilities as the Android counterpart. That would be a beast of a phone. Actually I wouldn't mind a version of the Galaxy S6 for Windows later this year either.
    Last edited by RaRa85; 05-21-2015 at 03:24 PM.
    05-21-2015 01:16 PM
  18. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    My bad it was probably the G3.
    05-21-2015 03:16 PM
  19. tgp's Avatar
    My bad it was probably the G3.
    I doubt it was the G3; it was probably the G2.
    05-21-2015 03:30 PM
  20. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    I doubt it was the G3; it was probably the G2.
    No, no G3. They were 80% off at the time.
    05-21-2015 03:37 PM
  21. tgp's Avatar
    No, no G3. They were 80% off at the time.
    OK, that makes sense at 80% off. At $125, I would have cleaned them out!
    05-21-2015 03:45 PM
  22. RaRa85's Avatar
    A follow up question for you guys. Would you be disappointed if Microsoft's latest flagship turns out to use the very same processors and technologies available in current competitor flagships like the LG G4, GS6, and HTC One M9? Would you feel cheated out of having a phone that you wanted now just because the software wasn't ready or do you think the hardware has to be released along with the new software for marketing purposes?

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    06-10-2015 03:29 PM
  23. imnotevenhererightnow's Avatar
    A follow up question for you guys. Would you be disappointed if Microsoft's latest flagship turns out to use the very same processors and technologies available in current competitor flagships like the LG G4, GS6, and HTC One M9? Would you feel cheated out of having a phone that you wanted now just because the software wasn't ready or do you think the hardware has to be released along with the new software for marketing purposes?

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    My primary disappointment over the last ~18 months has been the extreme overuse of the SD400 SoC.

    The single most disappointing news would be to see ANY of the phones above the 640/XL (this includes both the 740/XL and 840/XL) use a SD 4xx.

    Beyond that, (and more to your question), no. I like windows phone because I enjoy the UI and the generally excellent cameras they include. I wouldn't feel "cheated" at all if they end up going SD 615/620 in their midrange or the 808/810 in their 940/XL.
    06-10-2015 08:36 PM
  24. RaRa85's Avatar

    Beyond that, (and more to your question), no. I like windows phone because I enjoy the UI and the generally excellent cameras they include. I wouldn't feel "cheated" at all if they end up going SD 615/620 in their midrange or the 808/810 in their 940/XL.
    But that's my point. If Microsoft is just going to release the next flagship with technology we are already aware of why wait for people to continue to go elsewhere for flagship needs. The new flagship won't launch until after the iPhone 6S/6S Plus and millions of fan boys and misinformed people will flock to it "just because it's new." I think Microsoft could've done better trying to push an intriguing alternative (and beyond Apple's reputation and marketing it's not that hard) with features that people really care about like an excellent camera(which is already the case anyway), and hardware with options like removable battery and expandable memory (both of which the iPhone will not have) and of course one other knock out feature. I just feel like the waiting will turn out to be a disappointment if they end up releasing a flagship and they don't offer anything new. A part of this is really just my wanting to know what the beast can do/impatience. 😀

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    06-10-2015 08:50 PM
  25. imnotevenhererightnow's Avatar
    Yeah, but they're stuck. They HAVE to wait for the OS to be ready. Without that, they really DON'T have anything different from the others.
    06-10-2015 09:31 PM
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