01-03-2017 09:33 AM
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  1. EspHack's Avatar
    so can prices go down online or go up?
    since they aren't being made anymore, they could become collectibles and the prices may go up, just checked on ebay and there are no under 100$ lumia icons on ebay or as many 1520's as before, but maybe demand goes even lower than the almost dead supply and they keep selling for nothing or stop selling them completely

    who knows, I was waiting for the 950 to fall since apparently my icon runs just as good so no real need to "upgrade" but the lowest it gets its about 250$, I wonder if it will fall lower or just go up now that they will probably become a rarity(more than it already is? :P)
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    01-01-2017 05:30 PM
  2. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    I just bought mine right before it went out of stock. Haha, I'm one of the lucky ones, sorry.
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    01-01-2017 05:53 PM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    since they aren't being made anymore, they could become collectibles and the prices may go up, just checked on ebay and there are no under 100$ lumia icons on ebay or as many 1520's as before, but maybe demand goes even lower than the almost dead supply and they keep selling for nothing or stop selling them completely

    who knows, I was waiting for the 950 to fall since apparently my icon runs just as good so no real need to "upgrade" but the lowest it gets its about 250$, I wonder if it will fall lower or just go up now that they will probably become a rarity(more than it already is? :P)
    Hard to say.
    I purchase most of my devices used on ebay. Don't see a reason to pay full price just to be first. I would think used devices will be available for a decent price for a while.

    Sent from mTalk
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    01-01-2017 05:56 PM
  4. stjeffy86's Avatar
    Yep Microsoft is trying to make room to make the Elite X3 the new flagship. I am really hoping to see some sort of growth for the Mobile Ecosystem. I keep waiting for a surge of UWP apps but so far it has been disappointing.
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    01-01-2017 05:57 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I think the Alcatel IDOL 4S is the flagship for the common man.
    Beautiful device that looks as though it's running on all 8 cylinders (from what I read)
    Alcatel was very smart here I believe because they've offered this design on Android and BB also.

    I'm guessing the Idol 4 production levels can be changed according to whichever branding does the best without taking it in the ###...
    Marketing genius in my opinion.

    I hope other phone designers take this approach in the future.

    #AlcatelsaveMM
    01-01-2017 06:06 PM
  6. patcherd's Avatar
    I'm glad I got my 650 and 950 when I did. These should last until we get more devices in the coming year.
    01-01-2017 06:10 PM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    I think the Alcatel IDOL 4S is the flagship for the common man.
    Beautiful device that looks as though it's running on all 8 cylinders (from what I read)
    Alcatel was very smart here I believe because they've offered this design on Android and BB also.

    I'm guessing the Idol 4 production levels can be changed according to whichever branding does the best without taking it in the ###...
    Marketing genius in my opinion.

    I hope other phone designers take this approach in the future.

    #AlcatelsaveMM
    Hoping it goes unlocked soon.

    Sent from mTalk
    01-01-2017 06:28 PM
  8. patcherd's Avatar
    Had the Alcatel idol 4 on a 14 day trial period and I will say it was the best windows phone I have used as far as everything working and the speed of opening apps and web pages.


    One thing the alcatel did do though was randomly start up Cortana from time to time, but seemed to stop in the last week I had it.

    I didn't miss glance screen because it has double tap to wake which worked flawlessly every time.

    If the Alcatel idol 4 is a taste of what's coming for win 10 then I think many people will be very pleased with devices like the Alcatel.

    Great design and very well balanced. Not heavy but not too light either.
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    01-01-2017 06:37 PM
  9. slivy58's Avatar
    Hoping it goes unlocked soon.
    I'm just hoping that MS will see the BIG picture one day and quit limiting the availability of certain handsets within some markets as they have done for a long time, minimal or no resource to obtain has been a stickler for many. Doing so just means those that had the inkling to buy a WP will end up picking a device that's already staring them in the face and guaranteed it won't be a Windows Phone.
    01-01-2017 07:37 PM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'm just hoping that MS will see the BIG picture one day and quit limiting the availability of certain handsets within some markets as they have done for a long time, minimal or no resource to obtain has been a stickler for many. Doing so just means those that had the inkling to buy a WP will end up picking a device that's already staring them in the face and guaranteed it won't be a Windows Phone.
    Yup. I'm not sure what the thinking was behind it as we don't know all the details. At this point I would think getting their phones to be available to the largest amount of people would be the best strategy.

    Sent from mTalk
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    01-01-2017 07:46 PM
  11. Matty's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that on the online MS store, all but one or two Lumia's are out of stock? With no option to add to cart and email when it comes in stock.
    as @BrunoMG said, this could TWO things. Either Microsoft is simply just out of stock at the moment and more are being produced OR they are stopping production on certain or all models. Its definitely a sad thing to see but maybe it means new and better things will come? :)
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    01-02-2017 02:27 AM
  12. Guzzler3's Avatar
    I believe they are done, with no more being made.
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    01-02-2017 08:54 AM
  13. slivy58's Avatar
    as @BrunoMG said, this could TWO things. Either Microsoft is simply just out of stock at the moment and more are being produced OR they are stopping production on certain or all models. Its definitely a sad thing to see but maybe it means new and better things will come? :)
    From my perspective the negatives have continued to take precedence over the positives for the platform. IMO "new" and "better" for 2017 won't be synonymous w/WP but here's hoping we're wrong.
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    01-02-2017 09:06 AM
  14. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    From my perspective the negatives have continued to take precedence over the positives for the platform. IMO "new" and "better" for 2017 won't be synonymous w/WP but here's hoping we're wrong.
    Soooooooon..........

    Peace. Alan
    Galaxy S7Edge [MM6.0.1] Full Dresser
    Lumia ICON [Win10M 14977.1000] Sportster
    Even when I lose, I win.
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    01-02-2017 12:13 PM
  15. Shahroz Naeem's Avatar
    Hi...
    I took a trip to the market and all sales of Lumias have ceased (at least in my city.) I can't find a new one. Lumia 650 has been released for less than a year and it's already gone. Can't even find a second-handed one and I think I'm too late.
    What should I do now?
    01-02-2017 12:50 PM
  16. Byrese's Avatar
    MS is discontinuing the Lumia phones.
    You won't be seeing any Lumia phones anymore.
    I get the strategy. They're retrenching. They're clearing the way for the Surface phone/device and other OEM's. But I can't lie...I still like Lumia's. I'm using one right now. I'm gonna miss them ๐Ÿ˜”

    Sent from my Lumia 950 on mTalk
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    01-02-2017 12:54 PM
  17. Guytronic's Avatar
    What should I do now?
    If possible I would look on line for any Windows/Microsoft or other branded phones.
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    01-02-2017 12:55 PM
  18. Byrese's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that on the online MS store, all but one or two Lumia's are out of stock? With no option to add to cart and email when it comes in stock.
    If you're looking I'd try Swappa before Ebay.

    Sent from my Lumia 950 on mTalk
    01-02-2017 12:55 PM
  19. Sedp23's Avatar
    This is exactly why I didn't buy another Lumia after my 640 XL and went with the Idol 4s instead
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    01-02-2017 01:42 PM
  20. slivy58's Avatar
    Hi...
    I took a trip to the market and all sales of Lumias have ceased (at least in my city.) I can't find a new one. Lumia 650 has been released for less than a year and it's already gone. Can't even find a second-handed one and I think I'm too late.
    What should I do now?
    Here in Canada Amazon.ca still appears to have stock on many variants of Microsoft and Nokia Lumia's, as to the actual quantities left for most that's anyone's guess. Just purchased another 650 with an Amazon online retailer who's now showing 7 left in stock.
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    01-02-2017 01:46 PM
  21. slivy58's Avatar
    I get the strategy. They're retrenching. They're clearing the way for the Surface phone/device and other OEM's. But I can't lie...I still like Lumia's. I'm using one right now. I'm gonna miss them ๐Ÿ˜”

    Sent from my Lumia 950 on mTalk
    Their strategy seem ars backwards if you ask me, what big company would deplete/eliminate their stock w/o having something concrete to replace it with, oh ya Microsoft. Guess time will tell if its true or not and if so, just another nail in the coffin the way I see it.
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    01-02-2017 02:04 PM
  22. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    Their strategy seem ars backwards if you ask me, what big company would deplete/eliminate their stock w/o having something concrete to replace it with, oh ya Microsoft. Guess time will tell if its true or not and if so, just another nail in the coffin the way I see it.
    I wonder what MS's plans are on the continuance of Insider Preview Builds? If MS continues with strictly Enterprise devises and leaves OEMs to take over consumer devices, do you think Windows phones could become carnival shows like Androids or drab and boring like iOS?

    Seems to me that just like on pc/laptops, if OEMs take over Consumer Windows Phones, the bloat ware and crap ware is gonna rise fast.

    Peace. Alan
    Galaxy S7Edge [MM6.0.1] Full Dresser
    Lumia ICON [Win10M 14977.1000] Sportster
    Even when I lose, I win.
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    01-02-2017 02:52 PM
  23. slivy58's Avatar
    Do you think Windows phones could become carnival shows like Androids or drab and boring like iOS?
    I don't see neither Android nor iOS as a carnival show or boring, I see them as different, stable and there for me when we require them to get the job done. On the other hand, WP/WM is a constant reminder during usage that it has many shortcomings which, for me, ruins the overall experience. So to answer your question, if WP/WM took on some of the other platforms traits I don't necessarily think that'd be a bad thing.
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    01-02-2017 03:29 PM
  24. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I don't see neither Android nor iOS as a carnival show or boring, I see them as different, stable and there for me when we require them to get the job done. On the other hand, WP/WM is a constant reminder during usage that it has many shortcomings which, for me, ruins the overall experience. So to answer your question, if WP/WM took on some of the other platforms traits I don't necessarily think that'd be a bad thing.
    I wouldn't exactly call them stable. Different yes, omnipresent yes. Stable, not so much. They're both having some issues with their latest iterations particularly with battery life. A paperweight in the middle of the day is no fun.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    01-02-2017 03:42 PM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    I wouldn't exactly call them stable. Different yes, omnipresent yes. Stable, not so much. They're both having some issues with their latest iterations particularly with battery life. A paperweight in the middle of the day is no fun.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    Exactly. Nothing in tech is stable. It is ever changing.

    Sent from mTalk
    01-02-2017 04:19 PM
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