Here are 5 devices that you might want to buy right now, but shouldn't

Here are 5 devices that you might want to buy right now, but shouldn't
The hottest season in technology is about to start very soon. We’re talking about the fall, of course, the time right after everyone’s back from their summer holidays and looks out for new gadgets. While most people tend to buy around the end of the year at the very busy Holiday season, the cool new gadgets get unveiled earlier and stores get more time to stock up on them.

This is why the end of the summer that’s quickly approaching is not the best time to buy a new gadget. Even if we’re talking about the flagship phones from Apple, Samsung, or most other tech giants out there.

The most obvious reason is that in less than a month, consumers will get plentiful new choice, and even if you don’t like the new devices that get unveiled, you’d get to make an informed decision whether to buy the new or the older one. Plus, current gadgets will get huge discounts in just about that time. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of otherwise great gadgets that you might want to buy right now, but really should not. Wait it out, if you can.

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86. Waffles

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

6. Oneplus One

81. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I thought McLaren was nixed?

79. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I really want a G3 :c

74. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Interested to see what apple brings to the table for a smartwatch but the meantime its the 360 for me

71. Orion78

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Ummm no. The reason I'm not buying a smartwatch is because I'm waiting for the moto 360. I couldn't care less about apple.

70. rsiders

Posts: 2062; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The Lumia 1020 is the perfect phone to get and especially now since the prices on Ebay and other places have dropped drastically. I just purchased a basically brand new 1020 and paid for it to be unlocked for $320. That's insane for what you get with this phone. Microsoft cancelled plans of launching the highly anticipated McLaren and have not announced a reigning flagship to replace the 1020 anytime soon. Only leaks of the upcoming 730 and one other phone, both midrangers, have surfaced. And with me being a T-Mobile customer and the hopes of landing a true flagship alongside AT&T and Verizon now dead, delayed, or u confirmed, the 1020 was the perfect choice for me.

59. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Halloween is my update time. This other stuff is just entertainment.

57. aveese

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

lumia 1020 went on sale for usd 251 inclusive of tax here!!! who can resist that???

58. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Just about the entire population of earth can.

61. aveese

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

lol you're right...i resisted too ahaha

45. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

What shock the supposed in the know tech world will have if Apple comes out with another 4" screen.

40. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

We'll too bad I just upgraded to the iPhone 5s 64gb and I got it for a very good deal like I said if I don't like the next iPhone design I was going to the 5s because they killed all the cool features that the 6 could of had only new thing is a boring design and larger screen when really iPhones won't look right.

35. TechDork

Posts: 405; Member since: May 10, 2010

The only reason I'll wait to get the iPhone 6 in February 2015 is because that's when my contract ends so I can use my upgrade. I'm sure I can wait a couple more months & let them get all the kinks out lol.

33. Beijendorf unregistered

Victor, the McLaren is cancelled. It got cancelled a month ago. http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-kills-3d-touch-windows-phone-codenamed-mclaren

42. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

you expect PA to put much effort into WP?

32. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, no mention of the Moto Algebra (as in don't buy a Moto X right now because the Algebra is coming) and your reason for not buying a current smartwatch is because the iWatch *might* be coming, but you have nothing to say about the Moto 360? I think we know exactly which fanbase the author firmly belongs to.

48. sgodsell

Posts: 7662; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I know exactly. As if the iWatch is going to support Android smart phones. So why should any Android user wait for the iWatch.

21. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Actually pretty much any mobile device is a bad buy now and people should wait a bit. 20nm , A53 and A57 cores, eMMC 5 , DDR4 are all about to arrive, eMMC 5 is actually already starting to show up in devices. Even 64 bit matters for future proofing. Yes there is always something new about to arrive but very rarely so many important things at the same time, so buying anything that can wait is not bad idea.

15. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

And Lumia 720 + 820 , cause they are gone unveil the 730 and 830 on Sep. 4 ,

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I disagree on the smartwatch part, iWatch will most likely be just another smartwatch but with premium materials, iOS designed for iWatch, and a hefty price tag. If I want a smartwatch, I would prefer the Android Wear smartwatch like Moto 360 instead of an iWatch. But still, smartwatches aren't worth buying anyways.

17. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Disagree . Look at apple's influence in MP3 players , tablets , ultrabooks , smartphone and all in one desktops

44. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You are correct... but sadly all those influences were achieved when Jobs was still alive... I don't mean to say that they will never lead innovation and trends like before... but right now, they are just following. Notification bar Quick Toggles and Settings "widgets" on control panel iPhone's bigger screen iPads smaller screen etc...

51. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Apple's influence isn't necessarily due to the actual function of their products. They are in a rare and envious position in that they can produce ANYTHING and people will buy it in droves. It will be interesting to see what their smart watch will be. I have no doubt that it will be a nice gadget, as are their phones, though I don't like them. The influence I see here is that the mainstream media is so locked into Apple, as soon as the iWatch is announced, it will be all over the news.. etc, so that will get smart watches in front of many more people. That will benefit both Apple and other companies. I hardly see the iWatch "answering questions about the future of smart watches" that's a horribly arrogant statement. Terrible statement to make PA. if I wanted to buy a smart watch, I sure wouldn't wait for the Apple watch to come out. I may wait a generation to see how battery life improves on the Android watches.. but no way am I supporting another Apple product.

69. tedkord

Posts: 17520; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think what they meant with the iWatch answering comment was that Apple is the last to the game, and smartwatches haven't taken off yet. If they don't work the iWatch, they're likely not going to. Not that it will be the answer to smartwatches.

84. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I would agree with you that i wont buy their overpriced smartphone . But i like the iPad mini retina , and their over enginered macbooks . If the iWatch is good and meet my expectations , i would happily use it together with my note 3

47. sgodsell

Posts: 7662; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The iWatch is not going to work with other smartphone OS's. So why wait for an iWatch if you are using Android.

85. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I dont think so . At first you need a mac to use an iPod , but later it was avaliable to windows as well . With more android users than iOS users , i would think that its a stupid idea if the iwatch is not gonna be available to android users

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

As ironic as it would be for me to recommend an iPhone, the 5S does have something going for it - small size. Not everybody wants/needs a huge phone. The small size and smooth OS is the reason many people haven't switched to Android, since there's so few (one) small Androids that have flagship specs and performance and a decent camera.

20. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Can't agree more, the upcoming Z3C is only thing stopping me from buyin 5S now, I'm afraid the new iPhone will be too big, but I hope that 5S prices will drop down very quickly. If Sony delivers, it'll be perfect phone.

30. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The Z3 Compact will be my next phone as soon as I can afford it. Don't get me wrong, I hate small screens. I suffered with my Galaxy Light's 4" screen for half a year before I acquired a Nexus 4. But as much as I hated the Galaxy Light for some reasons, I loved it for others, particularly its small size and light weight. The Nexus 4 is the largest phone I've ever owned, and although I enjoy USING large screens, I hate carrying them. I've been drooling over the Z1C since I first saw it, but couldn't afford one. Obviously, the Z1C has been replaced by the Z3C in my fantasies. Same size but bigger screen, front facing speakers, waterproof, etc. As much as I hate to admit, I've occasionally thought about picking up a used iPhone 4s for cheap (which I'd immediately jailbreak, of course) just because it's a capable device and is small, and has an endless list of cool accessories. I love Android, but unless you're buying a popular flagship, finding accessories like quality cases, extended batteries, or camera attachments is usually a bust.

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