Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jul 2014 11:37 UTC

I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets. It also means that I am lucky from a psychological point of view - by being able to buy several devices every year, I never fall into the all-too-common trap of choice-supportive bias. I don't have to rationalise my device purchases after the fact, so I won't have to employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to solve any states of cognitive dissonance caused by hardware and software flaws - the number one cause of irrational fanboyism.

And so, I try to rotate my phone of choice around as much as possible. I enjoy jumping from Android to my N9, then onwards to Sailfish, back to Android, and then have some fun with Symbian on my E7 - and beyond. I've got a long list of platforms I want to add to the collection - one white BlackBerry Passport please - but in general, I'm pretty well-rounded.

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I never had this problem, but I also never saw that box. I just checked on my 1020 with 8.1 (no Cyan yet) and it isn't there. I guess it is hardware dependent?

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It may very well be, though I do recall seeing it on my Lumia 521. It may even be a regional thing; the 8.1 release was very fragmented by region, with North America getting it last, and my device in particular won't see it for a while yet. I'm on 8.0 GDR3 at the moment, and that is only because I am in the Developer Preview program; without it I'd be about four updates behind.

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