The Microsoft Lumia 1030 is reportedly "dead" - no Lumia 1020 successor this year?
posted by Florin T. / Jul 02, 2015, 10:30 AM
While the source of the two photos (French website Nowhereelse) has a good track record when it comes to leaked information, this doesn't necessarily mean the Lumia 1030 will hit the market. In fact, according to Evan Blass (who gained fame as @evleaks by revealing images of many devices before their announcement), the "McLaren is dead", and "Microsoft is finished with the x30 generation." This should mean that the Lumia 630, Lumia 730 and Lumia 930 are the last handsets from the x30 series.
Of course, Microsoft already confirmed that it would launch a Windows 10-based flagship smartphone sometime later this year, but this might not be the long-rumored Lumia 1030. Or maybe it will, but it's going to have a different name? We can't know for sure, but we hope we'll find out more about this soon.
What do you think, will Microsoft launch a successor to the Lumia 1020 before the end of 2015?
P.S.: The device you're seeing above isn't real, it's just a fan-made render.
source: Evan Blass (Twitter)
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I wonder if this is an indication that Microsoft is about to throw in the towel. Personally I like Windows Phone but it's obviously isn't going anywhere.
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 10:56 AM 2
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Sure, if that's what you want to believe. The McLaren has been "dead" for some time now. this is not news. Just PA looking for more negative publicity surrounding the platform. PA, did nothing in terms of covering MS's E3 showing, even though it blew every other company out of the water....HoloLens, Oculus Rift partnership....etc. But as soon as there is any rumor regarding MS's supposed decision to ditch the platform, or any other negative rumors, they're the first to jump on it. No other tech outlet has such an obvious agenda and bias towards a platform(s). kind of funny and pathetic at the same time.
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 11:26 AM 7
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McLaren was supposed to be last year and was cancelled last year = old news. 1000 series skipped a release cycle and is therefore likely to be released as the 1040 next time there is a release. Hard to say something that never existed is dead.
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 11:35 AM 1
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What a clickbait article. McLaren is not the Lumia 1030, never was. McLaren is dead. The Lumia 1020 successor is not planned at the moment, but will eventually come out. They would be stupid to kill that phone.
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 11:55 AM 2
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Unless, NOKIA not Microsoft says it dead, than its not dead (to me lol, welln its dead on MIcrosoft/window OS). But Nokia Promised (lol) a comeback, so why not a Android based On the successor of the 1020. Besidesn the Nokia X1 is awesome. (((((((( Grains of salt
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 12:27 PM 0
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Until Microsoft says that WP is dead, everything else is BS. I can't believe how so many people get caught up in the insanity of rumors and click-bait articles. P.T. Barnum is smiling somewhere.
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 2:04 PM 2
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internet sites rumors and speculations are a dime a dozen. Elop and others at Microsoft have already said there will be a Flag ship Microsoft smart phone. they will come it's just a question of when. My guess is the Microsoft Mobile Elite smart phones wont appear til September 2015. they will be able to run Universal apps which will enable them to run any universal app made to run on a Windows 10 desktop, Laptop or windows 10 Tablet computer. there fore Windows 10 mobile smart phones will get new APPS and be the absolute best smart phone to have that will work with windows 10 desktop, Server, Laptop and windows 10 tablets because they can use the same apps the Universal apps
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 5:41 PM 0
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