Our readers are pretty excited about the prospect of a Microsoft Lumia flagship with Windows 10

Our readers are pretty excited about the prospect of a Microsoft Lumia flagship with Windows 10
Microsoft has scheduled a major event for the morning of October 6th, with a number of new Lumia devices expected to be announced. Among them, the rumors go, is one Lumia 950 XL, code-named Cityman. Microsoft's long overdue flagship device, supposedly, and the smartphone that we'll look up to to get a grasp of Windows 10's practical capabilities in the coming year.

Having been so long since we last had a Windows-based smartphone worth talking about, we thought it's the perfect time to check with you and see if you guys are excited for what Microsoft is allegedly cooking. So we asked yesterday. And nearly two thousand of you responded.

Some 44% of participants noted that they're very excited about the prospect of a high-end Lumia phone with Windows 10, followed by the second largest single group that say they are intrigued, with 31.16%. On the other end of the spectrum, 15.6% of voters are quite indifferent to any products resulting from Microsoft's work (not at all excited), while 9.23% say they're not really intrigued, but obviously not completing disregarding the possibility that the Redmond-based company could surprise us all.

Proof:

Are you excited about the prospect of a high-end Microsoft Lumia phone with Windows 10?

Very excited
44.07%
Intrigued
31.13%
Not really intrigued
9.22%
Not at all excited
15.59%

Do you reckon Microsoft has something truly great under wraps?

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30 Comments

1. Benoit

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

excited is not enough: will they buy it?

17. HildyJ

Posts: 341; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

If it's just another phone with a different OS - no. If it's a phone with the best camera - probably not. What will make or break it is Continuum. If Microsoft can truly break down the walls between PC stuff and phone stuff (and, even, console stuff) I think they'll have the start to a winner.

27. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

yes. i will. but i'm just one of maybe 70-100 million wp users.

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

29. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I don't think if PC games need support from Microsoft PC games are way better than console ones and Microsoft don't really make that much games either. There was also promise of Xbox games be playable with PC but still PC got games got it's own big developers.

2. TerryTerius unregistered

While windows isn't really for me, I welcome the competition to the market with open arms. It will be exciting to see what new ideas they have :-) I wish them the best.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I agree that more competition is better for consumer. For some, it might be a good fit. For me, I can only choose either iOS or Android as it lack key apps such as my online broker, my country weather and transport forecast information only available thru iOS and Android apps. My own company services app. Microsoft are also busy making apps for iOS and Android so I feel safer to bet on the right horse which is not WP.

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

The only thing thats stopping me in buying a WP, is the lack of apps. I also hope in the future that there's gonna be more customization in the Ui.

13. 7a6d3e7

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

The problem with the android users(not the geek type.. The regular people who chose android Cos somebody else bought it) I have met here in my country is that they don't use the many apps that r available in the store and yet u ask them why they won't switch to WP and their answer would be "I heard there aren't many apps in that platform". But when I edit a photo or take a note or draw something or show offline maps or any job that requires one to install a 3rd party app I see them drooling with their mouth wide open. "Idiots" I call them and point them to the play store app and show them the app they can download.. It's these kinda people who can easily switch to WP and be happy. But the "app gap" problem has been portrayed as a deal breaker on the internet so these people aren't interested. And MS didn't do enough to advertise their phones and platform. I recommend wp to low end phone buyers Cos WP was having a dry spell in the top end phone market. Hope win 10 and new OEMs will change this sad state of this great os

21. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

How so more customization of the UI? Windows is more customizable than Android or iOS?

22. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

To be fair, Android's UI is more customizable with all the different launchers and whatnot, however the quality of many are lacking and some are malicious or have ads baked in. But the launcher doesn't make Android more efficient or less laggy. The efficiency and smoothness of Windows Phone is unsurpassed.

4. Mattbssr

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

If they come up with a really good design then it'd totally be a beautiful beast!

5. whoyou

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

WP10 = FAIL

9. Super.Vegito

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

YOU = FAIL

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

FAILING UNRELEASED PRODUCTS = FAIL

6. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

I was one of the first people to jump to the Windows Phone 7 wagon, but totally regret it and went iOS/Android. These days I bought an Lumia 1520 when it came out to give another chance, but the lack of app support and decent Google support made me quit. Let's hope, they improve on that

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I just use whatever that is available. I think Microsoft also realised that they must make good apps for rival platform especially Android. Forking Android could be a viable plan B.

19. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I don't think forking Android is a plan B. They aren't going to ditch Windows, but they realized that the best approach for them is to not discriminate between platforms, so they are trying to get their services available everywhere.

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Good for everyone! Except the group that spend money on Microsoft dead technology believing that Microsoft has unlimited resources and would hold out for minority. I already piss with them for ending GFWL not going to fall for another of their pitfall.

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

15. Benoit

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I also had two windows phone 7. they were great. But I eventually got bored of stuff not working and finally being discontinued: Zune, the Facebook integration in the people hub,... And finally them not being updated to windows phone 8 was what made me quit it. I'm happy with Android, eve if I still think that Windows Phone had a great user experience, at least less convoluted than the one on Android.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Android is diversity. Could be good could be bad. Anyway, i am bored so i moving to iPhone 6s plus.

18. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yeah the hubs and integrations were one of the big draws, but they're moving away from a lot of that in favor of individual services like the other platforms. If you're not competitive with the other platforms in individual services (apps), that seems like a pretty poor strategic decision.

20. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

currently using the nexus 5, but I rly wish to jump back to WP. I rly don't care much bout the apps. I just like the homescreen so much

7. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

black bezel when not matching phone's color is absurd and out of date. The color of bezel must be the color of the phone or lighter. They will come to this... eventually.

10. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Those black bezels results in perfect sun light legibility so it write worth it.

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I'm just going to wait until my phone gets updated to windows 10. If T-Mo decides to update my phone. Because they are horrible at windows phone updates.

23. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Just get a developers account and get preview for developers, it will deliver Windows 10 to your phone when it is released, however you still will have to wait for firmware to be pushed out by T-Mobile, all software updates can bypass carriers with little effort on your part.

25. rambo6

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I want a 6" pc running wimdows 10 with a phone in it and hdmi out. Who needs apps when one can have a full pc. I have an 8" Asus Vivo Tab Note 8. It works great. I just wish it were a little smaller with a phone in it. 6 or 7" would be perfect with an Atom processor, 4 Gb of ram 64 or 128 Gb of storage, an SD card, aType C USB connector, hdmi out, a fantastic screen, and a stylus.

30. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

HDMI port is pretty bulky and i think type c port was maded to replace it some how.

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