When are new Windows phones coming?
kevinmcd
Enthusiast - Level 1

Have an HTC 8X running Windows 8.1 that recently started having really bad screen glitching issues.  For example, typing one letter enters another and one part of the screen is just dead to touch.  Usually takes 3-4 tries now just to type in the unlock password.  I could a) get a new upgrade (which I'm due), b) get a new screen from a 3rd party for $50, c) get a warranty replacement from Verizon for $100 or d) step down to my old HTC Trophy.  Prefer option A (to get a new Windows phone), but no idea if and when Verizon will be offering them.  Don't want to waste upgrade on an old model phone with new ones coming out soon.  Anyone have any insight?  Prefer not leave Verizon, but considering it since I'm in a crappy state right now.

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bgoodbody
Contributor - Level 1

Looks like this coming Thursday, Verizon will add Lumia 735.

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/windows-phone/4139/lumia-735-is-finally-heading-to-verizon

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47seijar
Specialist - Level 2

Ugh, the "selfie phone." It's midrange at best. Still, if it comes out on Verizon I may ditch my BlackBerry backup phone and get one of these in orange. Between my iPhone 6 and the Lumia 735, no question I'm carrying the iPhone for day-to-day use. But as a backup/change of pace phone, the 735 might be interesting.

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47seijar
Specialist - Level 2

And a 6.7 MP main camera is a little low-end. Zeiss optics, but it's still not a PureView camera.

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bgoodbody
Contributor - Level 1

I too am waiting for Win 10.

Currently have 2 HTC 8x. One has speaker phone problems, can't be heard by the other, but all is well for one phone and everything else on the one with speaker phone problem.

So I cross my finger and wait, in the meantime enjoying the lower pricing as no longer on contract.

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Tepid
Contributor - Level 1

Well, VZW would do well to take notice that Windows 10 will change a lot of things going forward.

I can tell you now, I love my Icon, but if they don't release a flagship on par or better than the Icon at the same time as other carriers, They will loose 2 lines right away. I won't wait.

Either they get their s___ together and quit being pathetic or I jump ship.

47seijar
Specialist - Level 2

It's a numbers game. Here in North America the market share of WP is almost as small as BlackBerry. Verizon just doesn't see the profit in supporting new WP devices for so few customers. If Windows gets its act together and grows their market share, maybe Verizon will take notice. But it's really up to Microsoft now. They have to make a compelling flagship phone, and they have to get enough people to care about it to get relevant again.

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Heretic1989
Specialist - Level 2

I believe that if VZW sold a least one Windows phone, and that phone was a Windows flagship phone, that would change.

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47seijar
Specialist - Level 2

The Lumia 928 was a flagship device when Verizon sold it (had one).

The Lumia 929 was a flagship device when Verizon sold it (had one).

Everything else was mid-range IMHO. If not in specs, then in real world usage.

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47seijar
Specialist - Level 2

Microsoft is supposedly launching "Cityman" and "Talkman" with Windows 10. Lets hope Verizon gets at least one of these:

Windows 10: Flagship Lumia smartphones release set for 2015 | BGR

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primortal
Master - Level 1

I wouldn't hold your breath.  Unless Microsoft and VZW made nice, we'll see those devices on AT&T long before they will appear on VZW.

VZW can't even release the Lumia 735 in a timely manner.  The Lumia 735 was released around September 2014 and it's rumored that VZW will release it this month (last rumor was to be in February 2015); it's at least 6 months old already....

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Heretic1989
Specialist - Level 2

And for VZW to release the 735 now is ridiculous. It's not even a Windows flagship phone.

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47seijar
Specialist - Level 2

Verizon also has a history of waiting for "the next one", like with the Lumia Cyan update for the Icon. Rather than inform users, Verizon chose to simply skip it and wait for Denim. Oy!

azjj09
Newbie

I currently have the Icon and so far (fingers crossed have had no problems) waiting for a new flagship phone to be released. Just hope this year it will happen. The thought of going to Android or Apple is not appealing to me. Ordering a surface 3 when it comes out so really want another windows phone.

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Tosh91
Newbie

I thought I was the only one with this problem. My Nokia Icon is possessed! I can barely text someone, unlock the screen or search the internet. My phone even calls people by itself. I have tried soft reset (several times a day) and finally a hard reset...didn't help at all. I, myself, have thought about your option a,c, and d but had not heard of option b. Please let me know what you decide. I can't take another day of this, especially when my hubby has the same phone and his is perfectly fine.

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Heretic1989
Specialist - Level 2
Snn5
Legend

Early rumor was lat Q3 maybe early Q4 2015.  Mostly mid-range and basic range smartphones and who knows which will come to Verizon.

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primortal
Master - Level 1

Not till Windows 10 is released for mobile...

The pace at which VZW moves we won't see a flagship device until 6 months after it's been announced and selling on AT&T.  For instance, VZW was suppose to release the Lumia 735 early this year and it even passed through the FCC back in November.  The Lumia 735 is now supposed to be release next month....

chodichicken
Newbie

flagship phones will be release after win 10 for phones.  there will be cheap phones trying to get another spectrum of the market until then.  its out in beta and has been for several weeks.  they will not release it until after win 10 for pc is released.  or so they said

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Heretic1989
Specialist - Level 2

I'll presume you mean sold by verizon/vzw.

It's been available/released since sept. 2014

Nokia Lumia 735 - Full phone specifications

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