New 5-inch Lumia Windows Phone 8.1 handset apparently coming soon, plus a Lenovo WP device, and more

There aren't too many details about the upcoming 5-inch Lumia, but it seems that its screen is a 720p one, so we should expect the handset to offer mid-range features...
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33 Comments

1. Busyboy unregistered

I hope WIndows follows the path Blackberry is ATM.. Allowing apps from Windows and the Play Store. I would actually want to buy the 930 but Windows is just too limited.

2. rjmlive

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I hope Microsoft continues with unified apps on desktop, tablet and phone and continues to separate itself completely from Google. Windows Phone is amazing, even on the Lumia 520.

6. steedsofwar unregistered

I look at these articles and think... I'm not waiting for an article to say "This is an awesome flagship device" NO. There are already some very attractive and capable windows phones. I particularly like the 1020 and the 1520. The 930 looks thick and uninspiring. I guess what I'm waiting to learn is that the windows ecosystem and app store is more fleshed out and more mature. Microsoft needs to get more developers on board. I guess it's a chicken or egg scenario. Windows phone adoption won't increase until more apps come to windows. And developers won't make more apps for windows unless they see a spike in adoption. Android was in this phase before and increased adoption by offering things that Apple didn't. Microsoft needs to figure this out quickly. I guess nokia and the camera optics is a good start. Is it enough? Not for me.

32. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

"..more mature and fleshed out".. really. and just what would you suggest to make a Lumia more mature and fleshed out? if you can just spare us the "no apps" nonsense

12. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

To unified apps - Oh Hell No! Windows Phone may be amazing, but what's happened to the PC side of the strategy is a mess. I'm not just talking about Win8 - Office, for instance, has been re-tooled along this philosophy to such a degree that the only way you could love it is to be a Windows Phone user. If they keep this up they will drive me to Mac or Linux.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes because switching from office 365 which is very mouse friendly and the same design since what 2008/10? Is sooooooo hard to use. Yet switching to an entirely set of new tools, most which are usually more limiting and a reason they are not #1 in the work place is sooooo much easier. 'eyeroll'

33. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I'm using office 2013. Yes, it's mouse friendly. But while some of the UI theme has carried forward from previous versions, other parts of the UI have been dramatically altered and redesigned. And one of the things that hasn't carried forward so well is stability and performance. It's changed so much that it might as well be a new set of tools - a Linux migration would be no different. That said, I'm not sure you understand why MS is #1 in enterprise - it really has little to do with software ease of use.

19. express77 unregistered

I rather want an appstore for .exe programs.

27. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

They'll get there. I think Windows Phone is a solid OS and it is here to stay, just give it some time...

15. eharris560

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

He's a blasphemer. Seriously why would want that? Unless you like a subpar experience.

23. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Fuq Google Play. Keep Windows MS or I get an HTC M8.

3. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

with so many new Windows smart phone on the Market world wise. I think it is now the time for developers to remake some of their apple I-phone and android Aps so they can be used on a Windows smart phones. Why because Windows smart phones have less competition because there are less apps. with a hundreds of thousands of apps in Android and apple Stores who's going to even notice your new apps

5. Hungacsokesz

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

Not the lack of apps is the problem. The store does not handle the categories well. There is more then 250.000 apps in the store, with thousands of different games. Till they fix the store i would suggest everyone to follow an app publisher site, for example wpcentral. Then instead of scrolling threw the same apps, just search for the ones you want.

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

What do you mean ?

8. Hungacsokesz

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

Everyone uses the top apps, on the play store top apps are chosen by the amount of recent downloads, interests, feedbacks, income, and ads. Meanwhile on the wp store it looks like they only use the amount of overall downloads, and ads. People run into the same apps they did not installed earlier for a reason it's just a circle where the most downloaded apps are always there, and the store looks to be much smaller than it is. It's not small, just you can't imediately find the new apps.

20. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

He means that the search function in the app store is broken. Find a good developer or a dedicated site (wpcentral or aawp), and they'll link to the latest and greatest. As mentioned elsewhere, there are several hundred thousand apps for WP, so hardly limited...!

4. Hungacsokesz

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

The name of the lenovo phone is an inside call. QRD contains the operating system, the name, and the resolution. The 8x26 is a chipset snapdragon 8226 the same used in the lumia 630, and the moto G. By the way i hope they keep up the good work, but giving up the build quality for a 3rd party device hell no i'am sticking with nokia.

13. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

QRD is Qualcomm Refrence Design 8226 is Snapdragon 400 chipset meaning this is a generic device by qualcomm ( google QRD )

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hell yea :-D

10. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I may actually try my first windows phone when the next round of flagship phones come out.

16. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

LOL says the nickname of who?

25. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Right because that tells who I am and what I've bought. Get away knat, I currently have a S5 with a neo hybrid spigen case.

30. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Like you was a fan of bill gates and what he has done outside of work, long before I owned a lumia device, while I was still sporting a Galaxy and other droids (including a tablet).

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If Apples as smart as I think they are, they better get in on this 5 inch screen biz. That Lumia looks delish.

28. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

4.7" is pretty close to 5" and better for one-handed use...

14. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Aaaaaaaand when is Windows Phone 8.1 rolling out? Getting kinda impatient. And please Microsoft just be buddies with Google enough to get them to make official Google services apps on WP..... This is getting ridiculous.

26. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

You can get 8.1 on any Windows phone 8 device right now.

17. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I'm holding off my next purchase until the Surface Phone is released

18. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

The only Lumia I'm interested in is the successor to the 1020.

21. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

+ from here, but only if it comes with adequate storage!
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