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  1. melvintwj's Avatar
    It's been said that Nokia won't be bringing any new Lumia/WP device for the MWC. So when can we expect the new line of Lumias?
    I am eligible for an upgrade in September, so I hope there will be something new being released before then.
    02-22-2014 08:42 AM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    We'll probably learn more next week at the MWC. I am sure we'll see more WP models by September.
    02-22-2014 09:37 AM
  3. SwimSwim's Avatar
    MWC won't have anything relating to Windows Phone, I'm sure. Windows Phone 8.1 is just so close, why release a phone now? There will be the Nokia X, running forked Android. But other than that abomination, nothing from Nokia.

    Expect new devices to be announced at BUILD or shortly after: when WP8.1 becomes official. But no worries, there will /definitely/ be next-gen devices out by September.
    02-22-2014 09:48 AM
  4. peachy001's Avatar
    I know the guys that write the articles say there won't be anything at MWC, aside from the Android one. However, I am still hopeful that they may mention some others. They don't have to talk about the OS, they could still hint a a 1020 replacement though, amongst others. My contract is up in November, and I am hoping for a 1030 (sorry, best I could do). If they don't have one of those out then I would actually consider a 1020. There will be a lot of 920 owners out of their two year contract in the last quarter of this year though.
    02-22-2014 09:53 AM
  5. melvintwj's Avatar
    Is BUILD in April? Sounds good enough. Hoping for a 4.5 - 5.0 inch device with similar specs to the 1520!
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    02-22-2014 09:57 AM
  6. peachy001's Avatar
    Is the Icon not exactly what you are looking for?
    02-22-2014 10:06 AM
  7. palandri's Avatar
    There are always surprises at the MWC. Anyone remember when Nokia pulled out the 808 with a 41MP camera? That shocked everybody.
    02-22-2014 10:37 AM
  8. narv's Avatar
    I remember WPC saying that there wouldn't be any hardware released with 8.1... that's not to say by September there wont be any but no one is expecting anything new in April, especially with the MS / Nokia purchase, it may take time for them to make a new device. That being said, I doubt HTC or Samsung is going to do anything..
    02-22-2014 11:17 AM
  9. melvintwj's Avatar
    Is the Icon not exactly what you are looking for?
    Well I am not from US and I doubt my local carriers are going to be carrying that model..
    02-22-2014 11:18 AM
  10. three_thoughts's Avatar
    According to the rumours, I think 'Goldfinger' and 'moneypenny' are being released around the same time as 8.1. Goldfinger is supposedly the high end Lumia 920 successor and moneypenny is a lower end phone with dual sim variants in some regions. Probably be out some time in the summer.
    02-22-2014 11:27 AM
  11. narv's Avatar
    According to the rumours, I think 'Goldfinger' and 'moneypenny' are being released around the same time as 8.1. Goldfinger is supposedly the high end Lumia 920 successor and moneypenny is a lower end phone with dual sim variants in some regions. Probably be out some time in the summer.
    To quote Daniel Rubino "Im not hearing good things about Goldfinger"
    02-22-2014 11:27 AM
  12. peachy001's Avatar
    Well I am not from US and I doubt my local carriers are going to be carrying that model..
    Something similar will surely come your way.
    02-22-2014 01:02 PM
  13. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    MWC won't have anything relating to Windows Phone, I'm sure. Windows Phone 8.1 is just so close, why release a phone now? There will be the Nokia X, running forked Android. But other than that abomination, nothing from Nokia.

    Expect new devices to be announced at BUILD or shortly after: when WP8.1 becomes official. But no worries, there will /definitely/ be next-gen devices out by September.
    Why wait to release a new phone if it'll get WP8.1 anyway? No reason to delay hardware for software if you can always update it later on.
    02-23-2014 01:48 AM
  14. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Why wait to release a new phone if it'll get WP8.1 anyway? No reason to delay hardware for software if you can always update it later on.
    I think it has to do with new hardware abilities that will be unlocked in Windows Phone 8.1. For example, the Lumia 1020 couldn't be released until GDR2, because GDR2 is what brought support for dual-photo capture and support for such a massive sensor. The Lumia 1520 couldn't launch until Update 3, because that's what made Windows Phone 8 compatible with 1080p displays and quad-core chips.

    So it likely has to do with letting the newly released devices take advantage of all the new features included in Windows Phone 8.1: hardware and software alike. After all, who wants to buy a latest generation flagship phone (where in the US, they'll have to sell their soul away to a carrier for another two years), only to have it not be able to take advantage of some awesome new hardware features released only weeks later?

    And I also stand corrected on this event being lacking in Windows-related news. Day one, and we're already starting to get some juicy info from the folks in Redmond. Boy am I glad to be wrong. :)
    02-23-2014 07:27 AM
  15. narv's Avatar
    And I also stand corrected on this event being lacking in Windows-related news. Day one, and we're already starting to get some juicy info from the folks in Redmond. Boy am I glad to be wrong. :)
    Annnnnd that's probably about all we'll here but it is for sure more than we were expecting (or at least more than I was expecting). :)

    As for the hardware requirements, don't forget the WP8.1 will have support for not having physical buttons. If they release a phone now it has to have those buttons, but with what was leaked today if WP can run on any Android hardware, we MAY be able to get a Samsung G4 or Note 2 or whatever spec running WP8.1 And all the lower end stuff could have a lack of buttons to make them even cheaper. They may also be waiting for MS to lower their licensing fees if they haven't already as rumored (though apparently MS won't comment on this) to release slightly cheaper phones (or for higher profit margins).
    02-23-2014 08:11 AM
  16. palandri's Avatar
    02-24-2014 07:20 AM
  17. bsayegh's Avatar
    Really, September? Ill be stuck on my WP7 until September?
    02-24-2014 08:01 AM
  18. Lumia 8x's Avatar
    I know the guys that write the articles say there won't be anything at MWC, aside from the Android one. However, I am still hopeful that they may mention some others. They don't have to talk about the OS, they could still hint a a 1020 replacement though, amongst others. My contract is up in November, and I am hoping for a 1030 (sorry, best I could do). If they don't have one of those out then I would actually consider a 1020. There will be a lot of 920 owners out of their two year contract in the last quarter of this year though.
    Ha guess what? They didn't announce any phones during MWC!
    02-24-2014 08:15 AM
  19. peachy001's Avatar
    Any need? I didn't say they would, I just hoped they would. My point is that they may mention them to certain elements of the press, doesn't have to be a Nokia X level announcement. The thing is that any things mentioned on the QT frequently filter down to us lot here.
    palandri and BIGPADDY like this.
    02-24-2014 01:12 PM
  20. LTTG's Avatar
    Maybe tomorrow? No?
    02-24-2014 01:24 PM
  21. radmanvr's Avatar
    Nokia Icon will go global as Lumia 929
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    02-24-2014 01:36 PM
  22. bsayegh's Avatar
    If Icon ever got to ATT I would jump on it in a heartbeat.

    I don't really understand why making the Icon a Verizon exclusive makes sense for any of these companies from a business standpoint. WP isn't very big, especially in the US. Not many people are going to leave their carrier to get an Icon, so it doesn't really benefit Verizon. Verizon doesn't try very hard with WPs, so it doesn't help Microsoft. Verizon also made sure the Icon looks as much like an iPhone as possible. Controlling the design cant be good for Nokia.
    02-24-2014 02:07 PM
  23. peachy001's Avatar
    Maybe tomorrow? No?
    ha ha, maybe. I can wait while April if needs be though. Trying to remember back to the 920, and when that started leaking. I think it was before now, but they held off until WP 8 was available.... I think. Don't quote me.
    02-24-2014 02:58 PM
  24. borasar's Avatar
    no glance
    Is the Icon not exactly what you are looking for?
    02-24-2014 03:09 PM
  25. melvintwj's Avatar
    So the Icon is rumored to go global as 929.. Sounds good enough for me :-) as mentioned above, hope it comes with glance on the global variant.
    02-24-2014 05:33 PM
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