Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Verizon sold an orphan phone to me - Nokia Icon


We are getting to the stage of entering the era of Windows 10. Microsoft has promised upgrades (free) for all Windows 7, Windows 8.1 (that means Windows 8 as well) on all devices including Nokia / Microsoft Lumia phones. The story line has changed from this initial announcment.

Read here
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Microsoft-the-majority-of-Lumia-smartphones-will-be-updated-to-Windows-10_id65122

The story according to the above has changed from all "all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices to "goal is for the majority of the Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 to join the Windows [10] ecosystem"

Presently the list comprises of the following according to the same source:
Nokia Lumia 930
Nokia Lumia 735
Microsoft Lumia 435

I have a sinking feeling that Nokia Icon is not in entering that list. According to Verizon (Ugh!) "they are seriously working with the manufacturers to upgrade the OS on Windows Phone from version 8.0 to 8.1" The date for this update is up in the skies.

I hope Verizon will come out of this "Seriously working with manufacturer phase' soon so that Nokia Icon can still be relevant.
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