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Microsoft to unveil Windows Phone Apollo on June 20

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Microsoft to unveil Windows Phone Apollo on June 20 - read the full textMicrosoft is sending invitations for an upcoming Windows Phone Summit event in San Francisco. The date is June 20 and the occasion a sneak peak of the future of Windows Phone. The next major release of Windows Phone (8.0, codenamed Apollo) should be the focal point of this year's...

 

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Less than a week left... Can't wait soo excited xD

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  • 2012-06-14 19:19
  • tevp

Really....... M so excited.......and i hope ist gen devices will get apollo.......

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  • 2012-06-14 12:45
  • 6P%p

Im so excited, ill be counting down the days to see the new features and getting me a wp8 phone! :D

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  • 2012-06-14 00:36
  • nyGB

> In reply to jhermikoski @ 2012-06-06 14:06 from iyUi - click to readMy advice don't go for WP so soon !!
GO for android better cz those requirements of yours can only be fulfilled by android !!
And WP needs to go many many improvements in terms of APP because though it 100,000app but most of the apps and games are paid :(
Coming to android you have to lots of APP and GAMES for free Gameloft in precise :) :)
MY advice GO FOR ANDROID .. ! WP needs another 2yrs

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  • 2012-06-07 04:47
  • KShe

they were smoked by tango lumias, am wondering what apollo might do to them.....

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  • 2012-06-06 19:50
  • fu$@

well lumia 900 runs windows 8. so dont see why lumia 800 wont.as its the same spec handset. i think if microsoft decide not to do a free upgrade. there will be a lot of windows phone owners jumping to android.

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  • 2012-06-06 15:34
  • LhNK

> In reply to tomakali @ 2012-06-06 10:47 from KA5A - click to read"WP7 WILL NOT be upgradable to WP8" < in your opinion. We will see, however it's unlikely Nokia or Microsoft would risk losing customers by leaving them with higher-end 7.5 devices less than 12 months after release.

"WP7 apps WILL NOT be upgradable to WP8" < your opinion again, apps can be developed further by the creator if needed and WP7 apps will definitely be compatible, that's been confirmed.

"Windows 8 apps will be compatible with WP8" < not all Windows 8 Apps will be compatible with Windows Phone 8 due to minimum hardware requirements.

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  • 2012-06-06 14:37
  • Ia7q

I would like to move to WP os but there are still so many restrictions and lack of functionality. I wait WP8 to come with lots of improvements.

I have been using Symbian phones for years and there are so many functions WP and iOS users can't even dream of. As a primary phone I have Nokia 701 running the latest Belle but I use iOS daily too so I now what I'm talking about.. Just as an example Bluetooth sharing (with NFC), USB mass storage & USB On-the-go, MicroSD, FM Transmitter/receiver etc.. The list is long. This is not the stuff you can't live without, but why they are not implementing these functions to the platform(s) if it is technically possible?

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  • 2012-06-06 14:06
  • iyUi

I think everyone is missing the point here. WP8 is supposed to announce compatibility with Windows 8s new Metro apps (providing they are made to be WinRT compatible).

This should be a game changer purely because it will allow a company to write a windows application that works on phones as well. I'm an Android guy but if they announce what is expected then iOS and Android will be the ones playing catch-up.

Still surprised there is no Multi-Core support.

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  • 2012-06-06 13:57
  • 6Xxy

> In reply to Kenny @ 2012-06-06 08:08 from 2Avu - click to readSymbian and MeeGo had that feature for years, Microsoft is playing catch-up haha

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  • 2012-06-06 13:15
  • p$uE

wow WP8! this is interesting!

we'll see, we'll see

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  • 2012-06-06 13:11
  • v0Xt

Not neccessarily, I highly doubt they'd do that again after ditching all support for 6.5. But WP5 was upgradable to 6/6.5, so no reason 7 can't be upgraded to 8

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  • 2012-06-06 12:07
  • M3Yd

WP7 WILL NOT be upgradable to WP8
WP7 apps WILL NOT be upgradable to WP8
Windows 8 apps will be compatible with WP8.

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  • 2012-06-06 10:47
  • KA5A

It's Great news for the users of Windows Phone!!. Can the existing user will get the updated version??.

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  • 2012-06-06 10:44
  • utTj

what about omnia W will it get the update ....
it is similar to lumia 900 in specs

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  • 2012-06-06 09:51
  • 2@fc

I would've thought that it is more than likely that Microsoft will update 2nd Gen Windows Phone to Windows 8 that have a 1GHz processor and over, especially since 7.5 Tango can currently be run on devices with 600Mhz processors with 256Mb RAM.
Also iOS 5 runs on iPhone 3GS (600mhz, 256ram) and android 4.0 ICS runs on pretty much anything with 256mb ram.

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  • 2012-06-06 09:35
  • Ia7q

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-06 03:53 from 0}$U - click to readi'm with you there

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  • 2012-06-06 08:37
  • LBHS

> In reply to gsm96 @ 2012-06-05 15:15 from RIIK - click to readsuper mega boOM BooM POW smooth!!! :)

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  • 2012-06-06 08:31
  • mVx@

if only Microsoft put Zune in optional subject,
made memory card utility capable,
Xvid video support,
full functional bluetooth,
JAVA and ADOBE flash browser support etc....
than Window 8 OS phone could see some daylight in near future.

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  • 2012-06-06 08:20
  • XueM

"According to the folks at Insideris, who have obtained reliable leaks in the past, Windows Phone 8 will feature a global search option. According to them, there will be a search icon that brings up the global search feature. When you type in this screen, Windows Phone 8 will apparently search your entire phone for relevant results, including "contacts, apps, games and more", meaning that it will become much easier to perform simple tasks such as looking up a contact or finding a specific application."

Whooo.... I'm impressed! NOT!

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  • 2012-06-06 08:08
  • 2Avu

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