I'm not a big tech guy, and am finally getting a smartphone. I've been looking at the Lumia 1020 as I love recording/capturing, and often do it for projects as hobbies.
My worry and wonder though is, it looks like no new phones have been released in quite some time for Windows Phone. I know it's not dead with WP10 on it's way, but what's up with that?
Have any new phones come out in 2014 for the platform I should be aware of?
It's the exact same situation that happened with the Zune, except there is a little more life in it. Microsoft began pushing their mobile operating systems a little too late after Android and Apple had gotten a firm marketshare. Sort of how Microsoft released the Zune long after Apple had released the iPod and everyone had already gotten one. When Microsoft released the Zune, it was a really good Media Player, no doubt. But it simply didn't have enough to make people want to switch from an iPod.
That's the pickle Microsoft is in today, sure Windows Phone is a solid OS, but it doesn't have enough to want to make people who already have an Android/iPhone to switch over. This problem is compounded by the fact that once you buy an Android/iPhone that you enter their ecosystem and anything you purchase would need to be purchased again if you went to another ecosystem.
Bought a minimally used one for like 200€ myself.
If you're on a budget these are rad. Though I'd be pissed if I had to wait around for months and months for updates, like some users did with Denim.
The only new phones announced are the 640 and 640XL. Looks like they'll be amazing at their pricepoint, but they are not the new flagship phone
I have a 920 and love it, quite ild and still works perfect. Any app that doesn't have official app on WP has an amazing third-party app.
Got my dad a 1520 for his eyes, he loves it.
8.1/10 would buy again
No gapless playback kills WP for me. Why they can't add that is beyond me as it's the most wanted feature on microsofts feature voting thing, and it is the main reason I bought an iPhone instead of a Lumia.