Nokia/MSFT launching Windows Phone on Sept 5th!

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  1. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Exciting? I wouldn't call it exciting. I would call it Microsoft's and Nokia's last chance in the mobile market. I think words like 'worriment' or 'uneasiness' would be more a propos. ;)
     
  3. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    I ended up with an S3 for my main phone ( got mah work iPhone 4S, I like it to ), but from what I've been hearing of WP8, I might just switch, again.

    I think for reasons I'm to lazy to list, Windows Phone might be a big winner
     
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    I haven't played with it too much, but from what I've seen windows phone looks pretty good and if I ever decide to switch away from iOS would probably be what I'll get. It'll be interesting to see what's shown at this event.
     
  5. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    For all our sakes, it better be a massive improvement over Windows 7.5

    We need that duopoly shaken up hard.
     
  6. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    I'll look forward to seeing what they offer. I still have fears Elop is slowly destroying Nokia but this could be the moment that it is all turned around.

    Come on Nokia, impress me!
     
  7. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Unless WP8 is a resounding success, Nokia is completely screwed.

    They really shouldn't have put all their eggs in the one basket...
     
  8. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I really wish that Nokia had designed a similar phone style as the Lumia but sporting Android ICS or JB.
     
  9. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Nokia have always for the most part made fantastic hardware, I've just found their software lacking for years.

    I also thought that a combination of great Nokia hardware and a good Android release like ICS or JB would be fantastic...it just won't happen for the foreseeable future...
     
  10. npro1464 macrumors member

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    Imagine a Nokia Nexus. One can dream. I hate these Windows Phones.
     
  11. phillytim macrumors 6502a

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    At least Microsoft's mobile OS isn't an obvious, cheap Google/Android-esque knock-off of Apple's iOS.

    Kudos for Microsoft for actually developing something different, something intriguing!
     
  12. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    What about apples patented rectangle shape? They stole that! Like iPhone it also has a screen... blatant theft!
     
  13. scott craft macrumors 6502a

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    I can't wait to see what they offer. I don't have any issues with android, but for me WP is a more pleasant user experience. WP8 will hopefully address some of the small issues I have with WP7. I don't expect WP8 to be a huge hit immediately. If Microsoft has 10% marketshare at the end of 2013 they will be doing well imo.
     
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    lol!
     
  15. ReanimationN macrumors 6502a

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    MS has to fully acknowledge markets other than the US for them to even get close to grabbing 10% of the market. I.e. no half-arsed Bing integration outside of the States, the same Map features and so on. If Google can put the work in to keep non-US markets happy, so can MS (and Apple, for that matter). Although I will say Google needs to get cracking on Google Music outside the US, they've been slack there.

    I really want them to do well, Windows Phone is a great product and should get more attention than it does, but I don't want to get a product from a company that will treat my region as an afterthought. This is Microsoft's chance to impress those outside of the US- give us feature and service parity!
     
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    It's dead easy to get for anyone outside the US who serious wants it. You just use a free proxy to sign up and once accepted you can then access it from anywhere as normal.

    I also don't think it has anything to do with Google being slack and everything to do with the music industry.
     
  17. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Exciting for people who like more options? Especially given WP8 has erased most of the crying (multi core chipsets, more ram, HD screens, SD card and mass storage support, improved multitasking, shared core with W8, NFC, and more). A WP8 lumia would definitely be a must buy for me if it is the right size.


    Yep. Also need BB10 and some others (firefox?) to join the party. RIM better deliver because more options = good for us all.



    I don't know why you would "hate" on something you never plan on using.
     
  18. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Let's be honest here. MSFT isn't going to let Nokia fail. They'll just keep pumping more and more money into Windows Phone until they force it to become a success. Nokia isn't going to topple. It's going to be held on life support by MSFT.

    That's the deal with the devil that Nokia made when they accepted that new CEO, who is clearly a Microsoft agent.
     

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