New Windows Phones Launch October 29
Microsoft's Busy October Gets Even Busier
October is going to be a rather busy month for Microsoft, the company not only launching Windows 8 on October 26 -- but now reports suggest they'll also be launching their new Windows Phone the same month. The official launch of the latest Windows Phones is expected to be on October 29
, with availability of the devices slated for several weeks later. The press event is expected to be on the west coast, and one of the devices that will be shown (Samsung's 4.8-inch Ativ S Windows Phone) has already been seen
. Unfortunately, Microsoft still has to overcome research that shows
consumers have a "deep and stable lack of consumer interest" in the Windows Phone.
| |intellerSociopaths always win.
really crappy Releasing a full month after the iphone5......should have went head to head. Everyone will have a phone by then.
"WHEN THE LAUGH TRACK STARTS THEN THE FUN STARTS!"
Re: really crappy You're assuming everyone wants to buy an POS Iphone. Apple cult memebers aren't interested in anything non-Apple anyways.
Re: really crappy
said by BF69:vs what?
You're assuming everyone wants to buy an POS Iphone. Apple cult memebers aren't interested in anything non-Apple anyways.
A POS Android phone? Been there, done that, have the nightmares and scars.
Or a POS Windows Phone? The UI is a huge turnoff for me. It's FUGLY.
Oh yeah, a Blackberry? Right before BB10 makes that obsolete.
iOS is not the best and still needs a few features but it is the best of the current crop of phones.
Re: really crappy How do you figure? I've been eligible since April, so it may well be more than 1/12. Many have held off to see what the announcements hold this fall. That, and most contracts are 24 months, so it would only be 1/24 with your math...
| || Nahhh IPhone here... whole family in fact, but my next phone will be a WP8. Not sure if it will be the Samsung or if I'll wait to see what else hits the market.|
Some of Samsung's phones have had a cheap build quality.
Had a WP7 at my last job (just started with a new company) and loved it. Nice fluid well put together OS.
This is an all the eggs in a basket moment for MS. If they people dig v8, and can get the same OS on a tablet and their phone it could redefine the landscape. Apple has been trying to go this way with IOS and OSX, but isn't there yet. But, if v8 is a flop then they've got a real turd sandwich to eat.
Personally I hope they do really well. Apple and Google need the competition IMO.
Re: really crappy
said by Uncle Paul:OS X looks and functions nothing like iOS. They brought some iOS features to OSX but there is not the merging of the 2 like Microsoft is trying to do. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I think Win 8 will be another MS BOB for them. It's a very hard and user unfriendly OS and people will be turned off by the whole dekstop vs Metro (oops, not Metro) apps.
If they people dig v8, and can get the same OS on a tablet and their phone it could redefine the landscape. Apple has been trying to go this way with IOS and OSX, but isn't there yet. But, if v8 is a flop then they've got a real turd sandwich to eat.
I think MS better get the salt and pepper as the turd sandwich will need lots of it!
Re: really crappy I had the Lumina 900 and had no issues. It's a bigger (larger screen) than my iPhone which I had to get used to, but other than that no... no bugs or issues. A very snappy fluid experience with a much better multi task solution.
itguy05, It may be, may not be.. only time will tell. I remember reading on multiple occasions how Apple has wanted to move to a unified OS model. But I have nothing to back it up because I don't wish to do any Google searching right now. :/
The big problem for Microsoft Windows 8 will always be app availability. All the major apps are on both iOS and Android and they also quickly get all the fixes and updates as well. Sure Windows 8 may eventually get them or SIMILAR apps, but this problem will be a real killer for MS sales no matter how nice their hardware or OS UI may be.
Not Android or iOS? Apps is the killer problem for MS
Re: Not Android or iOS? Apps is the killer problem for MS Yeah sucks they "only" have 100,000 aps so far
Re: Not Android or iOS? Apps is the killer problem for MS
said by BF69:Total #'s are worthless. Who cares if Apple, or Google, or MS have 673 calculator apps and 1457 notes apps, etc, etc.
Yeah sucks they "only" have 100,000 aps so far
Does MS have the latest Angry Birds, Facebook, Netflix, Gmail, Maps, Comcast remote control, Pandora, Instagram, Kindle, Pinterest, Skype, Red Box, etc, etc apps? That is where MS falls down.
Re: Not Android or iOS? Apps is the killer problem for MS Angry birds: check, facebook: check, netflix: check, gmail: check, Bing maps and Gmaps: check, Comcast remote: nope... have to ask comcast, Pandora: Check (MetroRadio is better than the stock pandora app), Instagram: nope, but possibly 3rd party app, kindle: check, Pinterest: Not officially, but there is a high rated 3rd party app, Skype: Will be integrated in WP8 and has an app for WP7, Redbox: check.
The WP ecosystem has grown immensely this year. They might not get the latest craze like words with friends when it first comes out, but there are plenty of other devs that will end up making something similar.
| || |said by BF69:And they are a distant 4th on the list of updating, fixing issues, and gaining new features. You follow the $$ and that's iOS, Android, Blackberry (still outselling Win Phone), and then maybe we'll get around to our Win Phone version.
Yeah sucks they "only" have 100,000 aps so far
Heck, you see that to a limited extent with Android. Look at Facebook - app redesign was done first on iOS and then they are doing Android. I don't even think BB and WP7/8 are even on their map at this point.
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| That and the fact that every single windows phone in existence today will be unable to get Win Phone 8. Bring it to Sanford and Sons. That is typical MSFT. They have failed since day one, and never updated my Dell Axim back in the day. So their motto is ship and forget. That's simply because their focus has never been hardware, it's about the O/S and apps, totally contrary to the phone sector which is about hardware and the apps...I would question the O/S once HTML5 takes hold.|
If you recall this has been a big problem for androids (Samsung where is my ICS?) and now Apple (Apple specifically holding back features on older phones), except Apple is doing it way more gracefully. The droids always have custom ROM's to get back functionality (I just rooted my Nexus 7).
With windows, forget it. Proprietary to the max, and the strategy changes by the second. They can't even figure out what to do with the Zune name
The ONLY ace in the hole MSFT is Office, period. And for that I fire up my 2lb ultrabook, so they can go back home.
The phones are heavily tied to the success of the surface tablet platform...If that gravitates toward the enterprise, it will kill the phones and make them another RIMM. MSFT better get their ecosystem together, or just keep selling Office.
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There are Windows phones? I haven't seen one of them in ages.
| |skeechanAi OtsukaholicPremium
Hear that? That is the sound of no one giving a sh!t.
Los Angeles, CA
Re: Hear that? Honestly, I can do without the sound of someone giving a shit.
so it's still cool to hate Microsoft? and over-pay for shinny stuff made by Apple?
really? It's 2012 people, wake up and do some actual research, just walk into an AT&T store and play with the Windows Phones. I love mine - just sayin.