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Join the discussion! Windows 9, Windows Phone 9, Lumia 730, and Lumia 830 forums are live

Although publishing articles on our front page is a big part of WPCentral, the back half is our user forums (forums.wpcentral.com). With nearly 230K registered members and almost 15K that are online at this very moment, the forums are the best spot to debate current and upcoming hardware.

Equally, if you have a problem with your phone, general questions or something to share, nothing beats searching or posting a new thread and response.

As the Microsoft ecosystem continues to expand, we have a few new forums to add to the mix, or highlight in case you have missed them before.

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As you can see, those are all things not yet announced or confirmed, so they are the wild west of forums with rumors, speculation, debates and more. They are also much fun, as people try to guess what is coming next, but make sure you put in your tinfoil hats when you enter.

The Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 are two devices expected to be announced in the coming weeks in Berlin. Both devices should boost Microsoft's lower and upper mid-range phones, and a lot is already known about both. Bookmark their super pages, which aggregates all our news and the latest forum posts, if you want to keep up on them:

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What will their prices be? What features should they have? Jump in and share your thoughts.

In regards to Windows and Windows Phone "9," also known as the 'Threshold' updates, not much is currently known. Sure, there are plenty of unconfirmed (and way out there) rumors, but it is still fun to get in and talk about what Microsoft should be doing in addition to what they are.

So jump in and share, and if not, lurking is also a ton of fun!

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Join the discussion! Windows 9, Windows Phone 9, Lumia 730, and Lumia 830 forums are live

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I would say yes it will be backwards compatible since they're making the sys reqs for WP and windows looser you'll be able to upgrade but I think with the way hardware is your flagship phone will slower than the low end WP 9 phones BC of the limited number of processors. Plus you can't count xb360 and xbo because that was an architecture change. Xbo it's x86 architecture.

Since they aren't completely rewriting the OS kernel again, I'd say this:

"New" hardware (the stuff that's Miracast compatible, to keep things simple) will definitely get the upgrade.

Anything else with at least 1GB of RAM is most likely.

512MB devices are more iffy. Maybe they'll go the Apple route and offer the upgrade, just stripping out a lot of features. Who knows? We'll have to wait and see.

Please note that this is my own speculation, so take it with a pound of salt, please.

What windows phone 9. They can't deliver 8.1 and cyan to all an they dream of 9. Using lumia 1520 in europe and still no cv cyan.

True that, they announce things and fail to commit to their time. Then why announce things so early in the first place.

Lumia 920 USA, no Cyan Update yet.

Yes I'em using dp and I will downgrade. But on cyan update app still under testing. Free to see if you search NL1520 Slovenia.

Some of you lot over react to absolutely anything. If you can't be decent enough just to have a normal conversation don't bother.

I'm pretty sure WP9 will be a free upgrade if my hardware is compatible. If my hardware isn't compatible, I don't want Microsoft to hobble WP9 to accomodate my out of date hardware. I get an upgrade every two years. I could complain about my HTC 8x not getting upgrades, but I'd rather drool over rumors of the Lumia 830 ( which looks like an 8x and a 1020 had a kid btw). It will have the latest software installed as of that date. When WP9 comes out, I'll probably get the upgrade for free. If not I'll probably have to upgrade my hardware at that time.

If you use allready prev.dev and you make all updates, install Nokia Software Tecovery Tool on PC , make a software update and Cyan will be there

For what i've heard, its an integration of all microsoft products, AKA Threshold. I guess will take some time, and several mishaps until they get it right. Cause it is something quite big. From Ondrive to Xbox One to what not. Everything at one place, will take time i guess.

Remember all those rumors about the 1520v. If you combine the rumors of the 1520v with the 830, you get the 1520 mini.

How can you discuss something that doesn't even exist (yet)? Unless it's just a forum full'a rumor and speculatons...?

I was hoping that the 830 was going to be the same size and design as the 820 (as I have now) but with what seems to be the added specs of the 1020. I have to think about choosing the 930 or wait for the 730.....

I wish they would focus on batteries as well, 

if they could put a battries which last at least 48 hrs (or 24+ hours), it would be great news.

WP 9 talk already! Lol! So ambitious. Its Microsoft. They wont release it on time anyway. This talk should've started after Jan 2015, where people could've debated how delayed the release would be. No update for L820 yet even as cheaper 520,620,720 have got it. Stupid Microsoft.

Let's talk Cyan and finish it first, then let's enjoy it as it should be enjoyed!
Just like MSFT is telling us, prepare your money fellows here you come again -_-