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New WP-powered Samsung 'Mandel' images leak

New WP-powered Samsung 'Mandel' images leak - read the full textWe first heard about the Samsung Mandel at the end of last year, when it got out that both Samsung and HTC were planning on launching a pair of LTE-enabled Windows Phones sometime in 2012, most likely by the end of Q2. Whether or not the Mandel will meet that deadline remains to be seen, but we...


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> In reply to [deleted post]What precisely has this to do with the article please?

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  • 2012-05-07 07:42
  • mxS9

> In reply to blueglue @ 2012-05-05 19:19 from wd8K - click to readI think the answer is all too obvious here. MS won't give an answer because it is a "no" and they know that will impact on sales until WP8 ships! Same old tactics and having been bitten once I will never buy a Windows phone again.

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  • 2012-05-06 05:02
  • mxS9

Windows never upgrade older OS. You are stuck with it till the end of life

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  • 2012-05-06 03:47
  • TK4F

> In reply to PL3 @ 2012-05-05 13:45 from mxS9 - click to readIf i am not wrong, MS had no official statment that every WP7.x device can be upgraded to WP8. Its would be a separate discussion if the OEM chooses to push the upgrade to a particular model or not.

MS stated that 'All the apps shall be upgraded to WP8'. it doesnot mean the entire o/s though. but it implies they are hinting at backward compatibility of applications. Windows is famous for its backward compatibility and i've NO doubt on that.
That said, MS has plans to widen the WP8's h/w compatibility, specially with multile screen res and different h/w platforms. ARM series is one big leap MS is planning with WP8.

I agree with you on the upgrades of 6.1 - 6.5 which didnt happen for many handsets.

Lets wait for the clear official communication from MS.

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  • 2012-05-05 19:19
  • wd8K

> In reply to Boy with Black Hat @ 2012-05-05 15:13 from LuNm - click to readThey have already confirmed that all the wp7 phones will not be upgrade to wp8 so there gos that one out the window geez

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  • 2012-05-05 15:53
  • mEke

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-04 17:55 from 0Cb2 - click to readi like the desgin of the lumia 800, but describing the omnias (samsungs line of wp) and the optims 7 as plastic toys is a litle out of line, especially considering the wp7 devices that are made by samsung and lg and internationally available are of made out of brushed aluminium, and last time i checked, polycarbonate is a kind of plastic.

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  • 2012-05-05 15:43
  • ma8c

> In reply to Boy with Black Hat @ 2012-05-05 15:13 from LuNm - click to readAll developers makes mistakes,no custom rom is made perfect that includes the official rom too.Android is all about taking risk,if your not up to it then dont use it simple.Anyways custom Rom gives you more benefits then the stock rom (official) but of course there are a few risk you have to take and nothing in the world is made simple.

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  • 2012-05-05 15:34
  • IWP1

One big advantage of WP OS is they can install the OS over any phone no matter what year model or specs..If they run WP7 they can updated to WP8..

Than can't be on Android you will need modded OS for do that BUT aren't official and aren't polished (they will have any ind of weird errors)

So in that area only iOS can compete with WP OS, since iOS can run on almost any devices (iOS 4 can run on 3GS and later phones)

This is something good since you will not need to trash your beloved phone for a new and expensive one just in order to have the most recent OS in town.

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  • 2012-05-05 15:13
  • LuNm

> In reply to PL3 @ 2012-05-05 13:45 from mxS9 - click to readAs per the last statement from Microsoft all WP will be upgradable WP8, even GSMarena confirmed that... check the news section

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  • 2012-05-05 14:11
  • nTpT

> In reply to Lewis @ 2012-05-05 11:14 from ix17 - click to readYes it does actually. WP8 supports SD cards again, as 6.x did all along! Additonally the WP8 Metro interface will automatically sync settings to your desktop Metro Interface, so they have matching settings. I want both of those so why would I buy a phpne that cannot support those requirements, by virtue of being on 7.x, 3 months before 8 ships with every possibility I will not be able to upgrade. Let's not forget their track record of updates from one O/S to date is non existent. How many phones got 5 to 6 upgrades and how many got 6 to even 6.5 let alone 7. Zero!

Lets not also forget that both Apple and Google can provide updates. So if MS cannot or more likely will not, then I'm sorry but they have just demonstrated a complete lack of dis-regard for ther customers. So why would I purchase any phone based on thier O/S?

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  • 2012-05-05 13:45
  • mxS9

I can excuse the anti-Samsung comments here as GSMarena have gone GS3 crazy.

ICS may be the best thing to happen to WP as ICS is resource heavy and at the moment buggy. Who wants to upgrade hardware just to run a new version of Android.
Now on to WP... oh they have done the same :(

Looks like the consumer loses all round.

Anyway it's a non GS3 phone thread so yipeeee
(It is hard to say that the GS3 is not over hyped)

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  • 2012-05-05 11:19
  • vxKC

> In reply to PL3 @ 2012-05-04 21:27 from mxS9 - click to readThe point is, microsoft have said nothing regarding updates yet, so we don't know either way. Also does WP8 have specific features over 7.5 that you need? Or do you want the phone upgradeable for upgrades sake?

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  • 2012-05-05 11:14
  • ix17

> In reply to itsthearcs @ 2012-05-04 18:42 from 3AxW - click to readIm using single core 512MB Ram and its working fine with ICS.

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  • 2012-05-05 11:12
  • IWP1 is not going to have any threat from samsung in w.p arena.due nokia-m.s deal it will ensure thst nokia remain top of wp.just look at htc titan2 it is a better device than lumia 900 but all spotlight and apraisal is for lumia. ceo stephen elop had told that he'd have liked if samsung was sucessful with windowsphone.if more oem concentrate on wp it will create an intrest in carriers and customers to look for wp.just imagine if android was used just by htc ,nobody should have cared of it just like windows mobile. 8 update is being tested in some form for current wp.m.s is mum about update coz testing is still going on also if update comes it will be in q1 or q2 2013.there is another update tango in pipeline.

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  • 2012-05-05 06:14
  • t1$E

I thought it was the Nokia Lumia 610 when I first saw the picture of the back.

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  • 2012-05-05 05:33
  • tWh3

oh my god ... they are all the same all the same !.. am really gettin my self somthin different .. the 808

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  • 2012-05-05 01:43
  • fmk3

> In reply to beckon @ 2012-05-04 20:15 from UD}w - click to readI'm shocked that we seem like the only two that thought of Bobby's Dad

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  • 2012-05-04 23:31
  • RbXH

> In reply to bongbong @ 2012-05-04 21:34 from wc7e - click to readAlmost any Android phone released this year will be officially upgradable (if they haven't been already), depending on the hardware. With WP there is every possibility there will be no upgrade path at all, even on a phone that is only a month old when WP8 comes out. Of course custom ROM's can get round that but they invalidate your warranty and are not officially supported.

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  • 2012-05-04 21:39
  • mxS9

Same thing as a lot of Androids can't be upgraded to ICS.

ICS is almost always rooted to run on older phones.

WP8 can't run on WP7.x is just a matter of time till they crack it.

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  • 2012-05-04 21:34
  • wc7e

Who in their right mind is going to buy this when MS will not commit to WP8 updates? Buy it, in say June, with WP7.x and come 3-4 months later a phone that you cannnot update is superceded with WP8 phones. No way I would I buy this given that scenario.

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  • 2012-05-04 21:27
  • mxS9

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