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Microsoft lumia 640 xl user guide

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Lumia phone data recovery software. PM 10/7/ Microsoft announced three new Windows 10 Mobile phones, Lumia XL, Lumia, and Lumia Vite! Découvrez notre offre MICROSOFT LUMIA DUAL SIM 3G BLANC pas cher et les avis smartphone sur sawron. com Livraison rapide et Economies garanties! Photos of what appears to be the canceled Lumia “Northstar” Windows phone have leaked, revealing what could have been for Microsoft’s successor to the Lumia
Nor put its brand in it For the most part, the device does everything an Android or iOS device does, with the caveat the app support by third parties Guide lack luster. This page was last edited on 6 Septemberat It’s just going to be a phone, not the second coming of Jesus. The only thing different is Pen Lumia. The only logical direction, then, for Windows Mobile is full Win 10 so that Microsoft OS bridges all devices. Anyway, User Lumia is with the Light Oak Mozo backcover and lots of people 640 the look it gives and wish they could do the same with their iPhone change the backcover for wood or anything else.
Lumia phone data recovery software. PM 10/7/ Microsoft announced three new Windows 10 Mobile phones, Lumia XL, Lumia, and Lumia Vite! Découvrez notre offre MICROSOFT LUMIA DUAL SIM 3G BLANC pas cher et les avis smartphone sur sawron. com Livraison rapide et Economies garanties! Photos of what appears to be the canceled Lumia “Northstar” Windows phone have leaked, revealing what could have been for Microsoft’s successor to the Lumia

microsoft lumia 640 xl user guide

microsoft lumia 640 xl user guide

microsoft lumia 640 xl user guide

microsoft lumia 640 xl user guide

microsoft lumia 640 xl user guide

microsoft lumia 640 xl user guide

microsoft lumia 640 xl user guide

microsoft lumia 640 xl user guide

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I have to find a second on in case I break it and they are no where to find any more. Wanted this so badly. I so want a new Windows smart phone on Verizon’s net work. There’s already many phones out there with stylus’. At the launch of the XL, the hardware and software were so bad that Windows Central couldn’t even bring themselves to write a full review. Yes, just like Windows 10S.

And yes, I’m saying this perfectly aware of what’s available on the market. What would be better? Only other thing I would want would be another full-body plastic like the Lumia That thing was a tank!

In the opinion of the majority of users, as shown by the premium market shift to glass instead of aluminium backs. Or will you now try to deny that? Maybe if Microsft would of released new models, people might of gotten a little excited about them.

That has a beautiful design made of metal instead of cheap plastic, however I may sound weird but lack of apps would have made me purchase an Android instead. Or have this phone but use Android instead of Windows Mobile.

Whatever the next phone they launch, it’ll definitely have pen support! That’s part of the “Surface” brand. That would be a killer feature. I wonder what stylus support they’d use.

Would be super cool to use my N-Trig Surface stylus!!! Which would have been a shame. Wireless charging as turned out to be one of those things that eliminates needless hassle at work.

The had a curved back and never had an issue with wireless charging. I have to more aware of how I place my XL on the charging pad than I ever did with the Surface prototypes are never leaked, because they do their own prototypes in house, at that building in WA.

Who knows what Panos and co are testing these days. Hp will continue making regular phones, but MS need a hero device for their mobile. Zac is dropping a hint: I like my and it can hold out.

I have to say with the failure of the Lumia which was supposed to be for fans, they should have released this. They could have released it as a developer phone or even a windows insider phone in limited quantities.

It wouldn’t have changed a thing. W10m isn’t as good of an OS as it could be. They can’t even get the apps cohesive. No one knew about them other than the fans, who were specifically looking.

Clearly didn’t go too well, especially in the first few months – OS was a disaster compared to 8. Better just have fans be put to work for free with “insider rings” to reveal bugs using these devices.

The feedback clearly wasn’t great. My prediction – overwhelmingly negative feedback resulted in Microsoft to hold back even for “fans”. Just more unrealized potential from Microsoft.

So glad I got out after the cancellation of the McLaren. It’s simple for me: Until then I’ll continue to watch from the sidelines. Android has been a rewarding ride with the most choice in hardware and customization.

Eww, no they shouldn’t. The Surafce brand and the excitement around it would never have been a thing if MS had shipped it off to someone else. Looks like a very meh phone for what many see, at best, as a very meh OS.

No surprise this was cancelled, and definitely glad this isn’t our ‘Surface Phone’. The same hype is around the Surface phone, and it will end the same way. I thought it was meant to be a stop gap phone.

It was a phone to throw out there between the end of WP8. He’s got a point though, it’s absolutely impossible for the “Surface Phone” to live up to the hype people are creating around it. The line wasn’t meant to save their mobile division.

They consistently said the line was for their diehard fans that wanted a new flagship device. They did little to no marketing for it, and most people never knew it existed.

As crappy as that is, Microsoft did exactly what they said they would with the They were some of the last phones that Nokia developed and had in the pipeline. Microsoft was less than enthusiastic about them tbh, so were the fans, and if anything, did not want to release them for any reason other than to make some hardware for the diehards, and continue to beta test their half-baked OS.

With that, they could have these fans work on finding bugs by going on “insider rings”. It was evident that the aforementioned beta test went miserably, even with the new hardware.

Microsoft already predicted that would be the case having available data from, , and the like, and shut down production, as internally expected. Having seen some of these prototypes, good riddance.

Nokia lost the design language, and it’s previously premium hardware vision. Having seen Win10 mobile until recently – also good riddance. Let’s hope Microsoft has something good for us this year.

A lot of info and rumors regarding Windows on Mobile lately. Where there’s smoke there’s fire? Lets hope its not beacause the mobile department have no need to hold things secret as it is closing for good.

When I tell an Android user this they right away tell me that it worked for them after they installed a list of addons. They just prove my point. To change notification settings you don’t go into the phone’s settings because it only has an all or nothing toggle.

I have to wait for an app to display a notification, long press, tap the icon that appears, and then I can change that one app’s notification settings. I stumbled across that after exhausting all other options.

I also hate that if I have an Android issue I can’t ask another Android user for help unless they have the same phone. Every manufacturer customizes Android so much that finding any support is next to impossible unless you have the “it” phone for that year.

Windows mobile isn’t perfect, but it works best for me. I’m not a person that needs the current trendy app, and the Windows Store has all the apps that I want to use. I have no interest in buying a Windows phone from anyone other than Microsoft because third party support has been spotty at best.

Not that Microsoft is doing much better these days. That’s because Windows Mobile hardware, and software, are still in development And, for a reason From a business standpoint that would’ve been a horrible decision From my standpoint that would’ve been great.

I was thinking the same thing, it’s sad they didn’t do one more iteration of the Lumia line while we wait for the”Surface phone”. They should have continued the partnership with HP and have them release this prototype as a consumer version of the Elite X3.

Since the Idol 4S remained an exclusive and never released in Europe as well, this could have kept the interest of windows on mobile alive. I looked on ebay nearly all of them are these ‘gently used’ auctions that look like they couldn’t return them so they are selling them HTC has a kickass windows phone out.

Ams still in production as it was just released months ago. Found a Lumia luckily and that too the special edition the one with golden rim. L never crashed on me on 8.

I have to reboot occasionally due to software defects. Indeed, Windows 10 Mobile at its release felt beta, or release preview at best. I have a couple of Windows 10 Mobile devices.

My primary phone my daily driver if you will only gets release builds; and those are solid. My other two W10 mobile phones running release previews will run into trouble, requiring reboots or hard resets.

But, that sort of thing is to be expected if you participate in the insider preview program, especially the fast ring, as I do with these other two devices.

But for me, Windows 10 Mobile, running on hardware designed for this OS, runs consistently well. All and literally ALL have problems! But 4 of my other lumias in production including the xl shouldnt behave this bad.

In my experience, the original release of Windows 10 for mobile was a step down from Windows 8. With the Creators Update, I think Windows 10 on phone is far better than 8.

Note on some older devices, in order to get to the Creators Update and the current updates, I believe you have to put them in the Insiders Program at least temporarily.

This was the case for my Lumia Icon. Mine went from 5 to 10 crashes a day to 0 after I replaced the battery a couple of weeks ago and without resetting the phone. Crashes never occurred while charging it and this is why I decided to replace the battery.

Otherwise i would suggest hard reset. First attempt with a restore from your backup but if the issues remains do it without restoring the backup. Mine is rock solid stable.

You are spot on – the battery is the cause of many probs with the line I dunno where you are coming from but I m on Slow Insider ring and I have never had any problem with my Lumia and I did brick my Lumia once coz I tried fast ring.

I couldn’t agree more. And Win 10 on my Lumia and looks drop dead gorgeous with my favourite green accent colour. As a xl owner, all you say is true, disappointing after so long with these known issues.

WIN10 sucks as a whole. It’s the same story on the Surface too. You don’t know next time when I turn it on, the display will come on or no. Thats not my experience at all.

I would suspect a hardware or a driver issue if your surface keeps switching on with a blank screen. Oh yes, in the olden days things were so much better, we didn’t have death and the big bad internet Don’t have such problem on my xl, runs smoothly since I bought it last summer.

Sometime Edge takes a lot of battery, but that’s about it. Was trying to share some flower pics with my wife so she could help select. That doesn’t include the time it crashed on its own.

That isn’t usability, it’s frustration. This is on fast ring, but these problems have been present for at least 6 months and I have reported them many times. So yeah, w10m sucks. WP7, 8, and 8.

And I am old enough to use them all. Until switching carriers I had two s, an unlocked, and a XL. Every time one of them acted up in the past 9 months it turned out to be a hardware fault.

Seems Microsoft used crappy batteries because most of the time that was the problem. My iPhone 6 is stable but is horribly slow even after removing apps. I stay on release and have no stability issue, xl.

Skip to main content. Reader comments Photos of Microsoft’s canceled ‘Lumia ‘ flagship leak. Log In to Comment Register. You take the headphone jack off and I am done. I don’t want tot change brands or OS.

That is all i have to say. Ummm, my is doing pretty well I prefer the design of my XL with Mozo cover. Especially around the camera lens. Add it to the list of let downs. Let’s hope they won’t release this exact device under Surface line.

I just wanted an updated but settled for a The aluminum body looks good. Don’t put up your hopes to high They can’t go lower. So come what may. That is a great looking phone!!

Jeezz so many plans were kicked. It looks nice, although I’m not a fan of all the holes and exposed parts on the back: Running absolutely fine on lumia Why can’t MS sell this prototype back to Nokia and let them build it for a small royalty?

Are you so sure? Then intern got promoted to CEO. So whats this phone can do to make people happy? They should have pushed it to production imo. It would not have hurt is all I am saying Nobody cares never hit the market.

Does anyone knows what is this device from video? Qi charging – soooooo overrated. I like the look of it. I Wold have jumped on this right away. Wow, you are so sage-like. X3 is awesome, but I understand staying with the because it’s also a great device.

Just not enough benefit to cost over the, but yeah, it is an awesome device. Zac, wake up “would have went”. I am sorry but couldn’t resist! I would have bought this phone!

Rumors and rumors and more canceled rumors: I was going to post the exact same thing. Do Tell, Do Tell!!! So sad to see iPhones and android phones dominating, sad. Come on Microsoft, get it going.

Ljudi su nezadovoljni Lumia-ma i to je to. It may be If it had a SD, it would’ve superseded the And maybe, that’s exactly what they want. Nope, you’re not the only one. Not a bad looking phone but, as others said, very HTC looking..

I own the 1st Surface too and love it. It has Windows 10 on it and is up to date with the creators update I also recently upgraded to a Surface Pro 4 but still use my Surface 1 for all kinds of tasks including graphic design!

You were right to dump the phone, but don’t be hating on the Surface just because you couldn’t figure out Windows 10! Hmmm, no need to be so rude, xreadmore. I’ve never understood the loyalty to any platform.

Use what works best for you. That said, I’m not angry about that. I’ll use iOS until I find a compelling reason to try another platform. Then iOS is working just fine for me.

You accept a risk when you purchase based on future expectations. Not everything can be a success. Maybe instead of being angry at a company for taking a risk and having it fail perhaps you should take more of a wait and see approach.

Its an interesting video and I really wish the Windows Phone had not died. But it has nothing to do with whether they included or didn’t include pen, or any other specific feature. What killed it was the lack of apps.

Microsoft has no one but themselves to blame for what happened to the phone. They competed with Palm and Symbian, and to a lesser extend Blackberry who was focussed purely on corporate email.

Back at that time, Microsoft could have dominated and moved forward. But instead, their mobile Office apps were never updated and went stale. The environment was pen based back then and worked pretty well, so pen was nothing new.

Many of the devices also had Blackberry style keyboards. What happend was the apps. Typically it was installed through a PC that the smartphone was tethered to. But the end result was a system not that dissimilar to the first iPhone.

In fact, I think the first iPhone was way less functional. But the App Store changed everything with the free or very cheap apps that could be installed with a click.

Microsoft didn’t move fast enough to make that shift even though Google and Apple both seemed to simultanously move to the same place. So would the stuff of this video have changed anything.

The war was lost long before then when Microsoft failed to move to an App Store model and get the developers on board quick enough. I also think it’s why MS is working to jump ahead of the next computing shift rather than trying to play catch up in smartphones.

It’s the smart thing to do at this point. Phones – all of them – currently are in technological innovation poverty state. Only 1 thing was introduced in last 5 years – mobile payments.

Apps are so poor in their ideas as well as functionality that basically it does not make sense to invest into hardware advancements at all. So it is logical to invest on cloud instead of platform that is not evolving.

Agh that pen technology would’ve been cool. Thing is, one of the biggest reasons why W10M started failing was because MS didn’t advertise it. Adverts like this might’ve changed that – might’ve – so I can’t see why they decided against it.

The series had one bland announcement video and that was it. Well, the CEO better be focused on his company making money. However, sometimes they eschew long-term profitability to preserve short-term wins.

If that results in sacrifices to the long-term top line revenue, then it is a mistake. However, if the calculation was that this was a dead end and wouldn’t provide returns in the long-run any more than in the short-run, then it was the right move.

None of us here who are not part of the MS strategy team can know for sure, but I’m in the camp that it was a strategic mistake to not spend more to at least hold the Windows mobile market share while they worked on their next big thing for mobile, rather than letting what little there was disappear it’s a lot more expensive to get new customers than keep customers, and winning back customers who left you is even more expensive.

Having said that, I would acknowledge that I’m wrong and MS was right if they determined as we’re seeing play out now that Windows 10 mobile was doing so badly that it was actually hurting UWP app development and driving away developers from Windows overall, which would take down the whole Windows brand in the long-term, including preventing the next generation mobile devices i.

If that’s the case, maybe when they saw the market’s poor reaction to the and low sales, they concluded they needed to actually distance themselves from mobile intentionally to restore developer relations for desktop and tablet Windows.

That would mean stepping away from any association with mobile specifically so that a future release would be an ultra-mobile PC that happens to support talk and text, eliminating the need for a separate “phone” without that baggage.

I’m not sure it’s the right one, but it’s not crazy and if it works, we’ll all call Nadella and MS prescient. What do I think of Microsoft’s original Lumia vision? I wonder if there is any other company in the world that consistently ‘Kills’ great ideas and concepts that could have taken it to being a formidable player in its domain.

Skype rebooted 2 times and now 2 years later its only just become usable. Outlook rebooted and took 12 months get get a linked inbox option, calender was rebooted and took 11 months to get a weekly view.

Photo app got created and took nearly 2 years to drag and drop in a windows envoirnment lol. Edge was unusable for the first 12 months missing even the most basic features, even now its something I cant use mainly cause I cant simply open a new tab to my home page with a single click or resize a tab by dragging to top of monitor.

Rebooting has cost me my faith in microsoft. Microsoft have more problems that apps and its called too slow with software updateing and releaseing. Again that’s a big piece of software youd think microsoft would want people on one of the best selling phones to use, but no.

And Cortana who was excellent on windows mobile and desktop sucks on a android device, you miss all the intergration and reliability of here in android. It’s worth considering the larger context here.

The only logical direction, then, for Windows Mobile is full Win 10 so that the OS bridges all devices. And it will come hopefully not after my dies Surface discovered it a while back and they’ve been doing it well.

Peculiar that phones never got the same treatment. It really is over, and the sooner we accept it, the better. We will all eventually have to move. One day we can sit around with our Samsung Galaxy hand sets or an IPhone and talk about our Windows phones and say “Those were the good old days!

There must have been something in available tech that was falling short of realizing this. But, I am sure, we will be in awe with what is going to come. There was nothing short in the tech at that time Imagine this video as a presentation startup for those phones with all those features It is a darn pity that the emotional buyers have such a grunge against MS.

If you are objective, the Windows Phone 10 offers a level of technology, and integration that neither Apple of Google can match. The only mistake that really exists, is that MS couldn’t take advantage of their huge ecosystem on the Desktop world and the existing APPs.

APPs for phones and Windows Desktop are non-compatible. With that said, the surface phone should be able to change this and if I had MS pockets I would put some major development investment behind my inhouse APP development yes go to the companies, and ask them that you MS will do the adaptation of the APPs for the surface phone.

This will be make or break for the “emotional crowd”. Look Surface itself has continued to be funded and it is far superior to iPad, and the MSPhone today is far superior to the iPhone, boy what a piece of junk that is.

Satya, wake up and smell the roses. But you have to do this fast, and stop pussyfooting around. Remember the success out fo Surface over iPad, and now two years later Apple tries to catch up.

And that day you come out soon stop supporting Office Suite on Apple and Droid devices. The integrated support from Desktop to laptop to Surface to Surface Phone is one hell of a deal.

I want and operate all of the device because they all have their own niche. Last thing, again a fundamental mistake, I am missing the Microsoft Band and was waiting for Band 3.

Yes the rubber itself needed improvement, but the core band beats all the devices out there. Again Satya you had no balls to see that through. So wake up, show that you are not afraid or step aside to a true leader that can get the job done.

It is time to show muscles and courage and do an “All In” move. Better a sudden death than a slow death. My daily phone is a XL, and I use it because I prefer it. I don’t however see what I can do on it that I can’t on my Pixel or iPhone 6s.

Continuum not withstanding, but that is a a pretty half baked, niche capability at this point. All said and done, if a company has the kind of resuoruces like MS, why not continue to develop and sell ‘normal’ smarthphones while core team continues to work on the ‘ultimate mobile device’ What is this strategy of first killing a device, thereby loosing whatever foot hold you created in the ‘hope’ and I repeat it is a mere hope that your device will be the ultimate one?

It would have been so much easier to sell the ultimate device with that base present. No matter how good a rocket you build, you still need to put it on solid foundation in order to propel it to space.

MS has simply been weakening that foundation so much that even the best of rockets a. It appears the Samsung Galaxy Windows edition will be the closet thing we see to this vision for a while. The Elite x3 is another example of the wasted potential.

I think the biggest miss with these devices is the App Gap. Most companies are giving dollar allowances instead of supplying phones. The need for consumer apps becomes more prevalent. I’ll never forget getting my Lumia and not being able to order a coffee through the Starbucks app for over a year without going to a website.

When I switched to an iPhone it was a night and day difference. If Windows 10 S helps close the gap I would be tempted to come back. Windows 10 S won’t help because the AppStore is still a black hole and will be like this for years to come.

Devs do not give a damn about UWP because MS rebooted too many times and hasn’t proved any commitment to it’s own platform. So don’t mind the fanboys here and don’t rely on something that it’s not wortg relying on, considering the past experiences, such as their app store.

I wonder when we will start to see Microsoft’s next iteration of a Windows phone-ish device. Windows on Arm SD, something like that. Qualcomm was talking PCs by Q, but I guess we’ll see.

Reminds me of the abandoned Windows Longhorn Concept. It really looked awesome but was never to be. We got Vista instead. And we all know how that worked out. Please, next year, when they will announce the next surface mobile device.

Because it will exist thanks to Nadella and its strategy. Whether it is a good deal depends on if your needs will be met by Windows 10 Mobile. For the most part, the device does everything an Android or iOS device does, with the caveat the app support by third parties is lack luster.

If you can live without some of the major current darling apps and a lot of the smaller very specific apps banks, grocery stores, loyalty cards, etc then WP is a decent OS.

Continuum is an interesting feature, but not very compelling for most people with the existing feature set. Until the Galaxy S8 came out there was really nothing like it, and that comes at a step price.

You need to understand what you need your device to do, and if WP supports that. The pen pisses me off. The rest of Office does. OneNote on Android does. Oh, by still, I mean I’ve been waiting for OneNote the poster app for pen use since XP Tablet edition, to support ink since it debuted on a windows mobile device, the Pocket PC, which came with a stylus.

Being able to use a pen, my Surface pen, in OneNote or other apps on my phone, essentially my pocketatble notepad, would have been killer. It’s great to hear about all the wasted potential 2 years later.

Very excited to hear about how the Surface Phone was apparently going to be able to bring people back to life and 3d print 2 years after it comes out and flops just as hard.

Talk about stealing defeat from the jaws of victory. They had it, in most European and Asian markets 8. It was only in America it lagged behind. Then along came W10 with a store that you couldn’t open and more resuming screens than content.

Basically MS shot themselves in the foot and blew both legs off. This is sow true. People from United States don’t seem to realise that in some countries Windows Phone had real marked share, yes it was bigger then iOS in many countries.

Alsow how hard can it bee to gett Cortana in to more markeds, its clearly a focus point for Microsoft, I want Cortana, but its not availible in Norway or Scandinavia.

The Lumia and XL could have been flagships. Instead they were released with beta quality software and with little intention to really develop first party mobile. Updating my and right now but use Android every day because it has the apps that I use every day.

It was at least moderately more attractive that the piece of garbage my wife and I both own now. And the pen support would have been great. If it was available, I would have bought the smart cover.

I already have the Surface Pen from Surface Pro 4 and it would have been great to be able to use it for some sketches or with View 3D. Anyway, my Lumia is with the Light Oak Mozo backcover and lots of people love the look it gives and wish they could do the same with their iPhone change the backcover for wood or anything else.

I am still waiting for a worthy successor to my Dell Axim X50 pocket pc I still have. The area where the Lumia falls short of that mark is lack of styles support. It has as good a stylus support as your Axim.

That was just a resistive screen you could push on with about anything from finger to toothpick. There are a number of good styluses out there for capacitive screens. Adonit makes some good ones.

There is even some good ink support in Win 10 Mobile. Fresh Paint shows that stylus support could be very well implemented. But yes, the active stylus, the Surface pen in fact, with the associated app support, would have really set Windows Phone apart.

So cool, kinda makes me like my a little more – though the linking stuff would have been awesome working prototypes! I have been wondering what phones Panos, Belfiore and Sattya uses. I think I like the answer: The prototypes of the with pen support.

I think it just means what we have and see from MS today is just a preview of what they have in store. As a Microsoft fan, I just can say I’m really really Sorry for Redmond guys for what they done to Lumia Series and whole windows 10 Mobile platform.

I would love to have the xl with surface pen. Other than the pen and accessories, it’s exactly the same device that was released lol. The video just makes it look cool. But really, I’m glad they scaled back on that.

There is no where to store the pen on the device, which means people would lose it. Glad they shifted the focus to ARM and Surface. Will be interesting seeing how the next mobile device with ARM and Surface works out.

I hope they don’t permanently kill off these features. Seeing how they had achieved something so earlier, but then willingly and internally cut it out piece by piece. And as now there is no way to tell what’s their plan and when will it be executed He has always hated it, and the board that hired him knew it.

He’s just doing what he was hired to do by his bosses including Gates who hated the Nokia purchase. If they hade hires Elop he would have sold the company to Google ore even worse Apple.

I feels like the dream I had when I ran to purchase my ML I am now happy but it was not a nice story in the beginning W10M was half baked at launch and while it got better, it is obvious that MS has its focus on 2-in-1 Surface devices in terms of features I’ll hold onto my phone for the next couple years until I can replace it with a device I can use it as shown Windows on ARM is what changed the game.

Microsoft won’t give up on mobile and there’ll be no stopping the Windows 10 juggernaut. Balmer created the failed Windows phone strategy, not Nadella. Can’t blame Nadella for taking Balmer’s trash out.

Please, dont kid yourself. The tech was fine and the OS was great. The next step was coming up with a way to get them in non-believers hands. Nutella’s strategy for this was just to kill the whole thing, and in turn set Microsoft back another decade in exchange for this clowns stock dividends.

The tech as not fine and the OS was not great. At the launch of the XL, the hardware and software were so bad that Windows Central couldn’t even bring themselves to write a full review.

The comment sections in here were full of people having serious hardware issues and returning their devices. The OS didn’t even get stable — not great, just stable — until the Anniversary Update over six months later.

Nadella had the guts to do what needed to be done. The market is rewarding his courage and vision. The Nokia division whose acquisition Ballmer pushed through against the desires of a number of board members, including Gates.

It was a terrible aquisition. Nadella rightly undid it, and the market is rewarding his courage and vision. To be fair, all but the pen are features of the series and indeed we have seen improvements, particuarly in software over the video.

Personally I still love my XL, it still stands up to most other phones even today and it only gets better with each OS and app update, of which there have been many.

Let’s hope the can-do attitude in the video gets resurrected soon and at least finds its way into a surface phone. Nice concept but as we know concepts rarely make it into production, I love my Lumia XL regardless as it’s one of the few competent SD based devices on the market.

It never was and never will be What’s the point talking about it? I wish they would reveal a new premium phone that can rival the likes of the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7, but they totally missed the boat, didn’t they?

That’s the phone they released though! Only thing missing is pen lol. Even then, there’s no place to put the pen on lol. The fit and finsih on those are much much better looking than those of the production models I was anxiously awaiting for the xl to replace my NOTE Good for you man.

I bought the X – doesn’t even live up to my beautiful Funny thing is you could use the surface pen on the because it had super sensitive touch. Wow – after the Surface Pro 3 overheating issues and the duds of a phone in the and XL – I am never buying Microsoft hardware again.

I use my and XL exactly like in the video. I use Continuum daily at home and work, wired and wireless, using spreadsheets, OneNote, professional work and playing Warhammer 40K: Freeblade, scanning my iris, being productive like a boss, wherever I am now.

The main thing missing is the flashy marketing that this video provides!!!!!! This video is KILLER and made me want those two devices and then I realized that I have had them since, both of them and what has harmed the and XL is Microsoft’s single decision to not market the devices at all, to retrench and stop producing them.

Nearly 2 years have gone by Microsoft Account integration, UWP Mysteries, fear, uncertainty and doubt aka FUD. This video proves, that given the heart, talent, time and budget, Microsoft could have at least made the devices and Windows 10 Mobile look desireble to everyone.

THIS is the video that should have been shown when Panos annoucned the devices. Microsoft threw millions of marketing dollars at Windows Phone starting with 7 and into 8. All that money didn’t get them meaningful traction in the market, other than in low-cost devices, which got slaughtered by cheap Android devices.

Without the apps, Windows Phone was always dead in the water once Android phones took off. In hindsight, resetting the platform with no backwards compatibility from WP 6. I am under the impression that windows phone had a crowing marked share up until 3 months after the releas of the It was growing despit the lack of apps.

In europ it wasent the low end phones but the high end phones that sold. People wanted an alternativ to the confusing mess that is Android and its hardware, and the boring expensive iPhone.

Microsoft had a chance to succeed, and was starting to succeed when they just stoped.

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And yes, I’m saying this perfectly aware of what’s available on the market. What would be better? Only other thing I would want would be another full-body plastic like the Lumia That thing was a tank!

In the opinion of the majority of users, as shown by the premium market shift to glass instead of aluminium backs. Or will you now try to deny that? Maybe if Microsft would of released new models, people might of gotten a little excited about them.

That has a beautiful design made of metal instead of cheap plastic, however I may sound weird but lack of apps would have made me purchase an Android instead.

Or have this phone but use Android instead of Windows Mobile. Whatever the next phone they launch, it’ll definitely have pen support! That’s part of the “Surface” brand. That would be a killer feature.

I wonder what stylus support they’d use. Would be super cool to use my N-Trig Surface stylus!!! Which would have been a shame. Wireless charging as turned out to be one of those things that eliminates needless hassle at work.

The had a curved back and never had an issue with wireless charging. I have to more aware of how I place my XL on the charging pad than I ever did with the Surface prototypes are never leaked, because they do their own prototypes in house, at that building in WA.

Who knows what Panos and co are testing these days. Hp will continue making regular phones, but MS need a hero device for their mobile. Zac is dropping a hint: I like my and it can hold out. I have to say with the failure of the Lumia which was supposed to be for fans, they should have released this.

They could have released it as a developer phone or even a windows insider phone in limited quantities. It wouldn’t have changed a thing. W10m isn’t as good of an OS as it could be.

They can’t even get the apps cohesive. No one knew about them other than the fans, who were specifically looking. Clearly didn’t go too well, especially in the first few months – OS was a disaster compared to 8.

Better just have fans be put to work for free with “insider rings” to reveal bugs using these devices. The feedback clearly wasn’t great. My prediction – overwhelmingly negative feedback resulted in Microsoft to hold back even for “fans”.

Just more unrealized potential from Microsoft. So glad I got out after the cancellation of the McLaren. It’s simple for me: Until then I’ll continue to watch from the sidelines.

Android has been a rewarding ride with the most choice in hardware and customization. Eww, no they shouldn’t. The Surafce brand and the excitement around it would never have been a thing if MS had shipped it off to someone else.

Looks like a very meh phone for what many see, at best, as a very meh OS. No surprise this was cancelled, and definitely glad this isn’t our ‘Surface Phone’. The same hype is around the Surface phone, and it will end the same way.

I thought it was meant to be a stop gap phone. It was a phone to throw out there between the end of WP8. He’s got a point though, it’s absolutely impossible for the “Surface Phone” to live up to the hype people are creating around it.

The line wasn’t meant to save their mobile division. They consistently said the line was for their diehard fans that wanted a new flagship device. They did little to no marketing for it, and most people never knew it existed.

As crappy as that is, Microsoft did exactly what they said they would with the They were some of the last phones that Nokia developed and had in the pipeline. Microsoft was less than enthusiastic about them tbh, so were the fans, and if anything, did not want to release them for any reason other than to make some hardware for the diehards, and continue to beta test their half-baked OS.

With that, they could have these fans work on finding bugs by going on “insider rings”. It was evident that the aforementioned beta test went miserably, even with the new hardware.

Microsoft already predicted that would be the case having available data from, , and the like, and shut down production, as internally expected. Having seen some of these prototypes, good riddance.

Nokia lost the design language, and it’s previously premium hardware vision. Having seen Win10 mobile until recently – also good riddance. Let’s hope Microsoft has something good for us this year.

A lot of info and rumors regarding Windows on Mobile lately. Where there’s smoke there’s fire? Lets hope its not beacause the mobile department have no need to hold things secret as it is closing for good.

When I tell an Android user this they right away tell me that it worked for them after they installed a list of addons. They just prove my point. To change notification settings you don’t go into the phone’s settings because it only has an all or nothing toggle.

I have to wait for an app to display a notification, long press, tap the icon that appears, and then I can change that one app’s notification settings. I stumbled across that after exhausting all other options.

I also hate that if I have an Android issue I can’t ask another Android user for help unless they have the same phone. Every manufacturer customizes Android so much that finding any support is next to impossible unless you have the “it” phone for that year.

Windows mobile isn’t perfect, but it works best for me. I’m not a person that needs the current trendy app, and the Windows Store has all the apps that I want to use. I have no interest in buying a Windows phone from anyone other than Microsoft because third party support has been spotty at best.

Not that Microsoft is doing much better these days. That’s because Windows Mobile hardware, and software, are still in development And, for a reason From a business standpoint that would’ve been a horrible decision From my standpoint that would’ve been great.

I was thinking the same thing, it’s sad they didn’t do one more iteration of the Lumia line while we wait for the”Surface phone”. They should have continued the partnership with HP and have them release this prototype as a consumer version of the Elite X3.

Since the Idol 4S remained an exclusive and never released in Europe as well, this could have kept the interest of windows on mobile alive. I looked on ebay nearly all of them are these ‘gently used’ auctions that look like they couldn’t return them so they are selling them HTC has a kickass windows phone out.

Ams still in production as it was just released months ago. Found a Lumia luckily and that too the special edition the one with golden rim. L never crashed on me on 8.

I have to reboot occasionally due to software defects. Indeed, Windows 10 Mobile at its release felt beta, or release preview at best. I have a couple of Windows 10 Mobile devices. My primary phone my daily driver if you will only gets release builds; and those are solid.

My other two W10 mobile phones running release previews will run into trouble, requiring reboots or hard resets. But, that sort of thing is to be expected if you participate in the insider preview program, especially the fast ring, as I do with these other two devices.

But for me, Windows 10 Mobile, running on hardware designed for this OS, runs consistently well. All and literally ALL have problems! But 4 of my other lumias in production including the xl shouldnt behave this bad.

In my experience, the original release of Windows 10 for mobile was a step down from Windows 8. With the Creators Update, I think Windows 10 on phone is far better than 8.

Note on some older devices, in order to get to the Creators Update and the current updates, I believe you have to put them in the Insiders Program at least temporarily.

This was the case for my Lumia Icon. Mine went from 5 to 10 crashes a day to 0 after I replaced the battery a couple of weeks ago and without resetting the phone. Crashes never occurred while charging it and this is why I decided to replace the battery.

Otherwise i would suggest hard reset. First attempt with a restore from your backup but if the issues remains do it without restoring the backup. Mine is rock solid stable. You are spot on – the battery is the cause of many probs with the line I dunno where you are coming from but I m on Slow Insider ring and I have never had any problem with my Lumia and I did brick my Lumia once coz I tried fast ring.

I couldn’t agree more. And Win 10 on my Lumia and looks drop dead gorgeous with my favourite green accent colour. As a xl owner, all you say is true, disappointing after so long with these known issues.

WIN10 sucks as a whole. It’s the same story on the Surface too. You don’t know next time when I turn it on, the display will come on or no. Thats not my experience at all. I would suspect a hardware or a driver issue if your surface keeps switching on with a blank screen.

Oh yes, in the olden days things were so much better, we didn’t have death and the big bad internet Don’t have such problem on my xl, runs smoothly since I bought it last summer.

Sometime Edge takes a lot of battery, but that’s about it. Was trying to share some flower pics with my wife so she could help select. That doesn’t include the time it crashed on its own.

That isn’t usability, it’s frustration. This is on fast ring, but these problems have been present for at least 6 months and I have reported them many times.

So yeah, w10m sucks. WP7, 8, and 8. And I am old enough to use them all. Until switching carriers I had two s, an unlocked, and a XL. Every time one of them acted up in the past 9 months it turned out to be a hardware fault.

Seems Microsoft used crappy batteries because most of the time that was the problem. My iPhone 6 is stable but is horribly slow even after removing apps. I stay on release and have no stability issue, xl.

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That is all i have to say. Ummm, my is doing pretty well I prefer the design of my XL with Mozo cover. Especially around the camera lens. Add it to the list of let downs. Let’s hope they won’t release this exact device under Surface line.

I just wanted an updated but settled for a The aluminum body looks good. Don’t put up your hopes to high They can’t go lower. So come what may. That is a great looking phone!!

Jeezz so many plans were kicked. It looks nice, although I’m not a fan of all the holes and exposed parts on the back: Running absolutely fine on lumia Why can’t MS sell this prototype back to Nokia and let them build it for a small royalty?

Are you so sure? Then intern got promoted to CEO. So whats this phone can do to make people happy? They should have pushed it to production imo. It would not have hurt is all I am saying Nobody cares never hit the market.

Does anyone knows what is this device from video? Qi charging – soooooo overrated. I like the look of it. I Wold have jumped on this right away. Wow, you are so sage-like. X3 is awesome, but I understand staying with the because it’s also a great device.

Just not enough benefit to cost over the, but yeah, it is an awesome device. Zac, wake up “would have went”. I am sorry but couldn’t resist! I would have bought this phone! Rumors and rumors and more canceled rumors: I was going to post the exact same thing.

Do Tell, Do Tell!!! So sad to see iPhones and android phones dominating, sad. Come on Microsoft, get it going. Ljudi su nezadovoljni Lumia-ma i to je to.

It may be If it had a SD, it would’ve superseded the And maybe, that’s exactly what they want. Nope, you’re not the only one. Not a bad looking phone but, as others said, very HTC looking..

People from United States don’t seem to realise that in some countries Windows Phone had real marked share, yes it was bigger then iOS in many countries. Alsow how hard can it bee to gett Cortana in to more markeds, its clearly a focus point for Microsoft, I want Cortana, but its not availible in Norway or Scandinavia.

The Lumia and XL could have been flagships. Instead they were released with beta quality software and with little intention to really develop first party mobile. Updating my and right now but use Android every day because it has the apps that I use every day.

It was at least moderately more attractive that the piece of garbage my wife and I both own now. And the pen support would have been great. If it was available, I would have bought the smart cover. I already have the Surface Pen from Surface Pro 4 and it would have been great to be able to use it for some sketches or with View 3D.

Anyway, my Lumia is with the Light Oak Mozo backcover and lots of people love the look it gives and wish they could do the same with their iPhone change the backcover for wood or anything else.

I am still waiting for a worthy successor to my Dell Axim X50 pocket pc I still have. The area where the Lumia falls short of that mark is lack of styles support. It has as good a stylus support as your Axim.

That was just a resistive screen you could push on with about anything from finger to toothpick. There are a number of good styluses out there for capacitive screens. Adonit makes some good ones.

There is even some good ink support in Win 10 Mobile. Fresh Paint shows that stylus support could be very well implemented. But yes, the active stylus, the Surface pen in fact, with the associated app support, would have really set Windows Phone apart.

So cool, kinda makes me like my a little more – though the linking stuff would have been awesome working prototypes! I have been wondering what phones Panos, Belfiore and Sattya uses. I think I like the answer: The prototypes of the with pen support.

I think it just means what we have and see from MS today is just a preview of what they have in store. As a Microsoft fan, I just can say I’m really really Sorry for Redmond guys for what they done to Lumia Series and whole windows 10 Mobile platform.

I would love to have the xl with surface pen. Other than the pen and accessories, it’s exactly the same device that was released lol. The video just makes it look cool. But really, I’m glad they scaled back on that.

There is no where to store the pen on the device, which means people would lose it. Glad they shifted the focus to ARM and Surface. Will be interesting seeing how the next mobile device with ARM and Surface works out.

I hope they don’t permanently kill off these features. Seeing how they had achieved something so earlier, but then willingly and internally cut it out piece by piece.

And as now there is no way to tell what’s their plan and when will it be executed He has always hated it, and the board that hired him knew it. He’s just doing what he was hired to do by his bosses including Gates who hated the Nokia purchase.

If they hade hires Elop he would have sold the company to Google ore even worse Apple. I feels like the dream I had when I ran to purchase my ML I am now happy but it was not a nice story in the beginning W10M was half baked at launch and while it got better, it is obvious that MS has its focus on 2-in-1 Surface devices in terms of features I’ll hold onto my phone for the next couple years until I can replace it with a device I can use it as shown Windows on ARM is what changed the game.

Microsoft won’t give up on mobile and there’ll be no stopping the Windows 10 juggernaut. Balmer created the failed Windows phone strategy, not Nadella.

Can’t blame Nadella for taking Balmer’s trash out. Please, dont kid yourself. The tech was fine and the OS was great. The next step was coming up with a way to get them in non-believers hands.

Nutella’s strategy for this was just to kill the whole thing, and in turn set Microsoft back another decade in exchange for this clowns stock dividends. The tech as not fine and the OS was not great.

At the launch of the XL, the hardware and software were so bad that Windows Central couldn’t even bring themselves to write a full review. The comment sections in here were full of people having serious hardware issues and returning their devices.

The OS didn’t even get stable — not great, just stable — until the Anniversary Update over six months later. Nadella had the guts to do what needed to be done. The market is rewarding his courage and vision.

The Nokia division whose acquisition Ballmer pushed through against the desires of a number of board members, including Gates. It was a terrible aquisition. Nadella rightly undid it, and the market is rewarding his courage and vision.

To be fair, all but the pen are features of the series and indeed we have seen improvements, particuarly in software over the video. Personally I still love my XL, it still stands up to most other phones even today and it only gets better with each OS and app update, of which there have been many.

Let’s hope the can-do attitude in the video gets resurrected soon and at least finds its way into a surface phone. Nice concept but as we know concepts rarely make it into production, I love my Lumia XL regardless as it’s one of the few competent SD based devices on the market.

It never was and never will be What’s the point talking about it? I wish they would reveal a new premium phone that can rival the likes of the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7, but they totally missed the boat, didn’t they?

That’s the phone they released though! Only thing missing is pen lol. Even then, there’s no place to put the pen on lol. The fit and finsih on those are much much better looking than those of the production models I was anxiously awaiting for the xl to replace my NOTE Good for you man.

I bought the X – doesn’t even live up to my beautiful Funny thing is you could use the surface pen on the because it had super sensitive touch. Wow – after the Surface Pro 3 overheating issues and the duds of a phone in the and XL – I am never buying Microsoft hardware again.

I use my and XL exactly like in the video. I use Continuum daily at home and work, wired and wireless, using spreadsheets, OneNote, professional work and playing Warhammer 40K: Freeblade, scanning my iris, being productive like a boss, wherever I am now.

The main thing missing is the flashy marketing that this video provides!!!!!! This video is KILLER and made me want those two devices and then I realized that I have had them since, both of them and what has harmed the and XL is Microsoft’s single decision to not market the devices at all, to retrench and stop producing them.

Nearly 2 years have gone by Microsoft Account integration, UWP Mysteries, fear, uncertainty and doubt aka FUD. This video proves, that given the heart, talent, time and budget, Microsoft could have at least made the devices and Windows 10 Mobile look desireble to everyone.

THIS is the video that should have been shown when Panos annoucned the devices. Microsoft threw millions of marketing dollars at Windows Phone starting with 7 and into 8.

All that money didn’t get them meaningful traction in the market, other than in low-cost devices, which got slaughtered by cheap Android devices. Without the apps, Windows Phone was always dead in the water once Android phones took off.

In hindsight, resetting the platform with no backwards compatibility from WP 6. I am under the impression that windows phone had a crowing marked share up until 3 months after the releas of the It was growing despit the lack of apps.

In europ it wasent the low end phones but the high end phones that sold. People wanted an alternativ to the confusing mess that is Android and its hardware, and the boring expensive iPhone.

Microsoft had a chance to succeed, and was starting to succeed when they just stoped. I love the XL. I have to find a second on in case I break it and they are no where to find any more. Now i hate Microsoft even more!

They are digging their own grave! And they blame consumers for not having enough sales!! Um it’s the same phone, just no pen. That wouldn’t have been any difference. There’s already many phones out there with stylus’.

If they want to make an impact, they need something more innovative. So it’s a smart move. Why would you not do that Microsoft? First McLaren and now this? I am literally crying: Apparently you have never used OneNote with the pen, or had the opportunity to see how good the handwriting recognition is, and was, even back on Pocket PCs.

Being able to do on a phone, what I can on a PC would be great. Pull out the phone, tap the pen button, and jot a note just like a regular pen and scrap of paper. Now that note is available on all my devices and through HWR searchable.

This isn’t THAT great though It’s not compelling enough to make a dent in the industry. So I’m glad they didn’t waste money on that. It’s the same device that was released just no pen.

My XL just shed a tear I gave it a small pat on the edge of it’s bezel and whispered: If this was their vision and decided it wasn’t good enough, then I’m excited to see what their real vision is.

The point is moo like a cows opinion, it just doesn’t matter. This would have been a game changer really. Specially with the Note 7 fiasco, there were few options to get a phone with a pen.

Add in features like hover 3d touch, s-pen integration plus change the design and it will make history! Why would you do this to us? Now, I’m even more disappointed with what they have done with the phone.

The only good thing about how they have handled phones is that when my finally died last fall, I was able to get a for next to nothing. I wonder if the hardware is actually in there and not active?

Or did the pen sensor just never make it? I bet the hardware is there, it probably just needs to be activated with firmware and needs that native pen. Only works on PixelSense displays.

It will probably work on the next mobile device, since it’ll be Surface branded and all their devices now sport PixelSense displays. Hopefully they pull something out the bag one of these days Before other companies steal their ideas!!!!

A beautiful computer-generated video of a hypothetical pen drawing circles on a hypothetical phone. Now where is surface phone lost after so many years working on surface line?

Wow, what could have been indeed. Only Surface aesthetics is missing. I am wondering how much my xl would have cost me. Now I’ll just look at my XL in disdain whenever I use it.

I can hear my Lumia laughing from inside the storage drawer. It’s exactly the same device though The only thing different is Pen support. This would’ve been the ultimate mobile device.

This article just made me sad considering the current state. Aside from pen support which would change nothing this is basically what the is today. It’s exactly the same device I love my XL The ‘s got killed on looks – all the reviews said the plastic backs looked cheap and not premium enough.

Those shown look exactly the same. And even if it’d had the pen, it still wouldn’t have had the apps, which is what has truly killed our phones – no developer support. So no, this would not have been the ultimate mobile device.

Yes this puzzels me. Why did tthey go with this design’s. The and XL is much more different then the pictures tell. The chin and forhead bezzels, the edging of the display, the button layout, the back cover and its seams with the rest of the phone.

Why is there to sow different designes, and why are they both so bad. Why was there not a magnesium non-back removal design. And looking at the, why did they go for such a bad design when they obviusley knew bether.

That made me almost want this phone again.. It is a shame. What’s the point of even penning this? Do or Do Not! MS with the help of carriers tanked Windows Phone! Or he’s a good person fighting the evil in power I think there is a disagreement inside Microsoft, and that this was leaked to test the waters or sow thoes apossed this idea that its a good idea.

Unfortunately this product was near the end of development before they switched gears to onecore and windows on arm. Hopefully we don’t have to wait to much longer for true innovation.

Before anyone blames msft for not doing this, there is a time for everything. Had they released this while the MS store had no apps, this would’ve been a waste of investment and a jump that would’ve lead to nothing.

There are way better Pen and ink apps now, slowly the store is growing, once it does, ms will do what it does best. Yes, just like Windows 10S. But if you put it that way, the store didn’t have much before, even then the Surface tablets supported pens right.

At least someone understands. Just because certain features were depreciated, doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. With the mobile focus moving under Surface, and with the launch of Windows 10 S So really it’s a smarter move..

We had the Lumia line, the best phones from hardware point. And they killed it because they had made a half-baked OS I’m pretty sure if this was released like it states in this article we would Win10m would be in a whole other position than it is now.

MS really hates their mobile division. It seems Nadella is doing everything in his power to kill windows phones once and for all. After a few years they’ll again have some retrenchment and then restart the whole platform again.

Yup, all Satya wants is to destroy W10M and laugh at us as we suffer. We were in such a dominant position and everything was going well, and then he came and destroyed everything. We wern’t in a dominant position but we had a good thing going on and then they killed it.

Satya Nadella said that if OEM’s don’t make phones, they will budget, fans and enterprise. Probably gonna be killed too. It is hard to understand how Nadella looked at this, then looked at the ‘retrenched’ s, and said ‘Yep, we’ll take the cut down version, that’ll boost sales!

The man’s an idiot. And this is the problem. Nadella’s ‘retrenching’ tactic of selling few phones sounded a bit strange for increasing market share, largely because it was pretty darn crazed.

It succeeded, and they sold poorly, so Nadella got what he planned, so why hasn’t his planned retrenching produced any success for Windows Mobile? Because it was a lunatic approach.

Just watch how precisely zero companies have taken up Nadella’s ‘retrenching’ system for their products. Because selling few products does not increase market share. Someone needs to tell the nutter in charge of MS because he hasn’t read page 1 of ‘How to sell stuff for dummies’ yet.

I’m sure you know this wasn’t the plan retrench to gain share? If they play it right, retrenchment could work i. Then why release the s at all? Just to waste cash? And how exactly do you get users ‘reliant’ on your services by placing them on platforms with more integrated alternatives?

A person can’t be considered reliant on one system when they have many options. Because it would look worse if they bowed out of mobile entirely. They can when those alternatives by that point are already available on UWP across Xbox, desktop, other?

I’m a fan, but at the release point of any W10M phones the platform mobile was never a finished product. Above strategy is talking about gaining that buy in, which is easy with office, Xbox, one note, OneDrive, Skype Sounds a shaky approach to me, and the results are pretty clear.

Then all the phones just dried up. I have a feeling MS have tried a one size fits all strategy, taking an approach for the idiosyncratic US market and then clumsily trying to apply it to the rest of the world, killing their successes in the process.

As I said, crazy. Yea, but no devices at all certainly does change things. I never suggested one device. They should have had many. US aside, it was working pretty well.

Whilst a new strategy for the US made sense, clearing the shelves everywhere else where the phones were selling makes no sense. Skip to main content. Log In to Comment Register. The white version, it’s just beautiful!!

Nice stuff hammered down by a vision-less money obsessed CEO. You summed up a lot of how I feel about Microsoft products and services. Yes it was the Lumia that actually looked muchbetter than the The pen would have been nice.

Good competition for the Galaxy Note. All that will come in Surface Phone, I guess. When will Microsoft discover marketing? Wanted this so badly. I still keep trying to tap my phone with my surface pen.

MS Ads are amazing than Apple, Samsung. This is a teaser Too bad this never made it. Here’s a blast from the past: Windows Longhorn PDC demo video.

It was only in America it lagged behind. Then along came W10 with a store that you couldn’t open and more resuming screens than content. Basically MS shot themselves in the foot and blew both legs off.

This is sow true. People from United States don’t seem to realise that in some countries Windows Phone had real marked share, yes it was bigger then iOS in many countries. Alsow how hard can it bee to gett Cortana in to more markeds, its clearly a focus point for Microsoft, I want Cortana, but its not availible in Norway or Scandinavia.

The Lumia and XL could have been flagships. Instead they were released with beta quality software and with little intention to really develop first party mobile. Updating my and right now but use Android every day because it has the apps that I use every day.

It was at least moderately more attractive that the piece of garbage my wife and I both own now. And the pen support would have been great. If it was available, I would have bought the smart cover.

I already have the Surface Pen from Surface Pro 4 and it would have been great to be able to use it for some sketches or with View 3D. Anyway, my Lumia is with the Light Oak Mozo backcover and lots of people love the look it gives and wish they could do the same with their iPhone change the backcover for wood or anything else.

I am still waiting for a worthy successor to my Dell Axim X50 pocket pc I still have. The area where the Lumia falls short of that mark is lack of styles support. It has as good a stylus support as your Axim.

That was just a resistive screen you could push on with about anything from finger to toothpick. There are a number of good styluses out there for capacitive screens. Adonit makes some good ones.

There is even some good ink support in Win 10 Mobile. Fresh Paint shows that stylus support could be very well implemented. But yes, the active stylus, the Surface pen in fact, with the associated app support, would have really set Windows Phone apart.

So cool, kinda makes me like my a little more – though the linking stuff would have been awesome working prototypes! I have been wondering what phones Panos, Belfiore and Sattya uses.

I think I like the answer: The prototypes of the with pen support. I think it just means what we have and see from MS today is just a preview of what they have in store.

As a Microsoft fan, I just can say I’m really really Sorry for Redmond guys for what they done to Lumia Series and whole windows 10 Mobile platform. I would love to have the xl with surface pen. Other than the pen and accessories, it’s exactly the same device that was released lol.

The video just makes it look cool. But really, I’m glad they scaled back on that. There is no where to store the pen on the device, which means people would lose it. Glad they shifted the focus to ARM and Surface.

Will be interesting seeing how the next mobile device with ARM and Surface works out. I hope they don’t permanently kill off these features. Seeing how they had achieved something so earlier, but then willingly and internally cut it out piece by piece.

And as now there is no way to tell what’s their plan and when will it be executed He has always hated it, and the board that hired him knew it. He’s just doing what he was hired to do by his bosses including Gates who hated the Nokia purchase.

If they hade hires Elop he would have sold the company to Google ore even worse Apple. I feels like the dream I had when I ran to purchase my ML I am now happy but it was not a nice story in the beginning W10M was half baked at launch and while it got better, it is obvious that MS has its focus on 2-in-1 Surface devices in terms of features I’ll hold onto my phone for the next couple years until I can replace it with a device I can use it as shown Windows on ARM is what changed the game.

Microsoft won’t give up on mobile and there’ll be no stopping the Windows 10 juggernaut. Balmer created the failed Windows phone strategy, not Nadella. Can’t blame Nadella for taking Balmer’s trash out.

Please, dont kid yourself. The tech was fine and the OS was great. The next step was coming up with a way to get them in non-believers hands. Nutella’s strategy for this was just to kill the whole thing, and in turn set Microsoft back another decade in exchange for this clowns stock dividends.

The tech as not fine and the OS was not great. At the launch of the XL, the hardware and software were so bad that Windows Central couldn’t even bring themselves to write a full review.

The comment sections in here were full of people having serious hardware issues and returning their devices. The OS didn’t even get stable — not great, just stable — until the Anniversary Update over six months later.

Nadella had the guts to do what needed to be done. The market is rewarding his courage and vision. The Nokia division whose acquisition Ballmer pushed through against the desires of a number of board members, including Gates.

It was a terrible aquisition. Nadella rightly undid it, and the market is rewarding his courage and vision. To be fair, all but the pen are features of the series and indeed we have seen improvements, particuarly in software over the video.

Personally I still love my XL, it still stands up to most other phones even today and it only gets better with each OS and app update, of which there have been many. Let’s hope the can-do attitude in the video gets resurrected soon and at least finds its way into a surface phone.

Nice concept but as we know concepts rarely make it into production, I love my Lumia XL regardless as it’s one of the few competent SD based devices on the market. It never was and never will be What’s the point talking about it?

I wish they would reveal a new premium phone that can rival the likes of the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7, but they totally missed the boat, didn’t they? That’s the phone they released though!

Only thing missing is pen lol. Even then, there’s no place to put the pen on lol. The fit and finsih on those are much much better looking than those of the production models I was anxiously awaiting for the xl to replace my NOTE Good for you man.

I bought the X – doesn’t even live up to my beautiful Funny thing is you could use the surface pen on the because it had super sensitive touch. Wow – after the Surface Pro 3 overheating issues and the duds of a phone in the and XL – I am never buying Microsoft hardware again.

I use my and XL exactly like in the video. I use Continuum daily at home and work, wired and wireless, using spreadsheets, OneNote, professional work and playing Warhammer 40K: Freeblade, scanning my iris, being productive like a boss, wherever I am now.

The main thing missing is the flashy marketing that this video provides!!!!!! This video is KILLER and made me want those two devices and then I realized that I have had them since, both of them and what has harmed the and XL is Microsoft’s single decision to not market the devices at all, to retrench and stop producing them.

Nearly 2 years have gone by Microsoft Account integration, UWP Mysteries, fear, uncertainty and doubt aka FUD. This video proves, that given the heart, talent, time and budget, Microsoft could have at least made the devices and Windows 10 Mobile look desireble to everyone.

THIS is the video that should have been shown when Panos annoucned the devices. Microsoft threw millions of marketing dollars at Windows Phone starting with 7 and into 8.

All that money didn’t get them meaningful traction in the market, other than in low-cost devices, which got slaughtered by cheap Android devices. Without the apps, Windows Phone was always dead in the water once Android phones took off.

In hindsight, resetting the platform with no backwards compatibility from WP 6. I am under the impression that windows phone had a crowing marked share up until 3 months after the releas of the It was growing despit the lack of apps.

In europ it wasent the low end phones but the high end phones that sold. People wanted an alternativ to the confusing mess that is Android and its hardware, and the boring expensive iPhone.

Microsoft had a chance to succeed, and was starting to succeed when they just stoped. I love the XL. I have to find a second on in case I break it and they are no where to find any more.

Now i hate Microsoft even more! They are digging their own grave! And they blame consumers for not having enough sales!! Um it’s the same phone, just no pen. That wouldn’t have been any difference.

There’s already many phones out there with stylus’. If they want to make an impact, they need something more innovative. So it’s a smart move. Why would you not do that Microsoft?

First McLaren and now this? I am literally crying: Apparently you have never used OneNote with the pen, or had the opportunity to see how good the handwriting recognition is, and was, even back on Pocket PCs.

Being able to do on a phone, what I can on a PC would be great. Pull out the phone, tap the pen button, and jot a note just like a regular pen and scrap of paper. Now that note is available on all my devices and through HWR searchable.

This isn’t THAT great though It’s not compelling enough to make a dent in the industry. So I’m glad they didn’t waste money on that. It’s the same device that was released just no pen. My XL just shed a tear I gave it a small pat on the edge of it’s bezel and whispered: If this was their vision and decided it wasn’t good enough, then I’m excited to see what their real vision is.

The point is moo like a cows opinion, it just doesn’t matter. This would have been a game changer really. Specially with the Note 7 fiasco, there were few options to get a phone with a pen.

Add in features like hover 3d touch, s-pen integration plus change the design and it will make history! Why would you do this to us? Now, I’m even more disappointed with what they have done with the phone.

The only good thing about how they have handled phones is that when my finally died last fall, I was able to get a for next to nothing. I wonder if the hardware is actually in there and not active?

Or did the pen sensor just never make it? I bet the hardware is there, it probably just needs to be activated with firmware and needs that native pen. Only works on PixelSense displays.

It will probably work on the next mobile device, since it’ll be Surface branded and all their devices now sport PixelSense displays. Hopefully they pull something out the bag one of these days Before other companies steal their ideas!!!!

A beautiful computer-generated video of a hypothetical pen drawing circles on a hypothetical phone. Now where is surface phone lost after so many years working on surface line?

Wow, what could have been indeed. Only Surface aesthetics is missing. I am wondering how much my xl would have cost me. Now I’ll just look at my XL in disdain whenever I use it. I can hear my Lumia laughing from inside the storage drawer.

It’s exactly the same device though The only thing different is Pen support. This would’ve been the ultimate mobile device. This article just made me sad considering the current state.

Aside from pen support which would change nothing this is basically what the is today. It’s exactly the same device I love my XL The ‘s got killed on looks – all the reviews said the plastic backs looked cheap and not premium enough.

Those shown look exactly the same. And even if it’d had the pen, it still wouldn’t have had the apps, which is what has truly killed our phones – no developer support.

So no, this would not have been the ultimate mobile device. Yes this puzzels me. Why did tthey go with this design’s. The and XL is much more different then the pictures tell. The chin and forhead bezzels, the edging of the display, the button layout, the back cover and its seams with the rest of the phone.

Why is there to sow different designes, and why are they both so bad. Why was there not a magnesium non-back removal design. And looking at the, why did they go for such a bad design when they obviusley knew bether.

That made me almost want this phone again.. It is a shame. What’s the point of even penning this? Do or Do Not! MS with the help of carriers tanked Windows Phone!

Or he’s a good person fighting the evil in power I think there is a disagreement inside Microsoft, and that this was leaked to test the waters or sow thoes apossed this idea that its a good idea.

Unfortunately this product was near the end of development before they switched gears to onecore and windows on arm. Hopefully we don’t have to wait to much longer for true innovation.

Before anyone blames msft for not doing this, there is a time for everything. Had they released this while the MS store had no apps, this would’ve been a waste of investment and a jump that would’ve lead to nothing.

There are way better Pen and ink apps now, slowly the store is growing, once it does, ms will do what it does best. Yes, just like Windows 10S. But if you put it that way, the store didn’t have much before, even then the Surface tablets supported pens right.

At least someone understands. Just because certain features were depreciated, doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. With the mobile focus moving under Surface, and with the launch of Windows 10 S So really it’s a smarter move..

We had the Lumia line, the best phones from hardware point. And they killed it because they had made a half-baked OS I’m pretty sure if this was released like it states in this article we would Win10m would be in a whole other position than it is now.

MS really hates their mobile division. It seems Nadella is doing everything in his power to kill windows phones once and for all. After a few years they’ll again have some retrenchment and then restart the whole platform again.

Yup, all Satya wants is to destroy W10M and laugh at us as we suffer. We were in such a dominant position and everything was going well, and then he came and destroyed everything.

We wern’t in a dominant position but we had a good thing going on and then they killed it. Satya Nadella said that if OEM’s don’t make phones, they will budget, fans and enterprise. Probably gonna be killed too.

It is hard to understand how Nadella looked at this, then looked at the ‘retrenched’ s, and said ‘Yep, we’ll take the cut down version, that’ll boost sales! The man’s an idiot.

And this is the problem. Nadella’s ‘retrenching’ tactic of selling few phones sounded a bit strange for increasing market share, largely because it was pretty darn crazed.

It succeeded, and they sold poorly, so Nadella got what he planned, so why hasn’t his planned retrenching produced any success for Windows Mobile? Because it was a lunatic approach.

Just watch how precisely zero companies have taken up Nadella’s ‘retrenching’ system for their products. Because selling few products does not increase market share. Someone needs to tell the nutter in charge of MS because he hasn’t read page 1 of ‘How to sell stuff for dummies’ yet.

I’m sure you know this wasn’t the plan retrench to gain share? If they play it right, retrenchment could work i. Then why release the s at all? Just to waste cash?

And how exactly do you get users ‘reliant’ on your services by placing them on platforms with more integrated alternatives? A person can’t be considered reliant on one system when they have many options.

Because it would look worse if they bowed out of mobile entirely. They can when those alternatives by that point are already available on UWP across Xbox, desktop, other? I’m a fan, but at the release point of any W10M phones the platform mobile was never a finished product.

Above strategy is talking about gaining that buy in, which is easy with office, Xbox, one note, OneDrive, Skype Sounds a shaky approach to me, and the results are pretty clear.

Then all the phones just dried up. I have a feeling MS have tried a one size fits all strategy, taking an approach for the idiosyncratic US market and then clumsily trying to apply it to the rest of the world, killing their successes in the process.

As I said, crazy. Yea, but no devices at all certainly does change things. I never suggested one device. They should have had many. US aside, it was working pretty well. Whilst a new strategy for the US made sense, clearing the shelves everywhere else where the phones were selling makes no sense.

Skip to main content. Log In to Comment Register. The white version, it’s just beautiful!! Nice stuff hammered down by a vision-less money obsessed CEO. You summed up a lot of how I feel about Microsoft products and services.

Yes it was the Lumia that actually looked muchbetter than the The pen would have been nice. Good competition for the Galaxy Note. All that will come in Surface Phone, I guess. When will Microsoft discover marketing?

Wanted this so badly. I still keep trying to tap my phone with my surface pen. MS Ads are amazing than Apple, Samsung. Microsoft Lumia phones are loved popularly, but also there are many users who lose crucial data while handling these phones.

Instead, Windows phone will only mark those space as free so it can be used for new files. This makes it possible to recover deleted photo video music files on Lumia phone. Because a good Windows phone data recovery software like Asoftech Data Recovery can scan all the space in Windows phone and collect all pieces of data, and then follow some rules to form the files.

How to recover deleted or formatted photos videos on Windows Phone. To increase the chance to recover deleted files, you should stop using the Windows phone immediately after you realize that files are deleted, this will prevent new files to be written to the Windows phone, hence the space of deleted files will not be overwritten, and chance to recover deleted files is high.

You will also need to use a Lumia phone data recovery freeware. Take out memory card from Lumia phone, and then connect the memory card to computer with a card reader. You will see memory card shown as a drive letter e.

You need to enable Lumia phone mass storage if files are deleted on phone’s internal memory. Check out this guide:

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This will be make or break for the “emotional crowd”. Use what works best for you. I have to more aware of how I place my XL on the charging pad than I ever did with the My daily phone is a XL, and I use it because I prefer it. Zac is dropping a hint: No one knew about them other than the fans, who were specifically looking.

The tech was fine and the OS was great. So would the stuff of this video have changed anything. A beautiful computer-generated video of a hypothetical pen drawing circles on a hypothetical phone. I have no interest in buying a Windows phone from anyone other than Microsoft because third party support has been spotty at best.

They were some of the last phones that Nokia developed and had in the pipeline. First attempt with a restore from your backup but if the issues remains do it without restoring the backup. Windows longhorn was way ahead of its time.

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