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Microsoft officially unveils Windows Phone 8

20 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft officially unveils Windows Phone 8  - read the full textMicrosoft held a press event today to give us a "sneak peek of the future of Windows Phone". Terry Myerson, VP of Windows Phone, took the stage and bragged that seven of the top nine phones in Amazon's marketplace are Windows Phone handsets. But that's the past - Joe Belfiore took over to...


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I like a QWERTY keyboard, I hate IE with a passion and I want Nokia/OVI maps because it was the best all round the world for me.
So no, I don't want a dead feeling touch screen and Windows, I want a proper Nokia end of the year with my upgrade.
E6 is already off the market here, so please make sure there is a decent phone with a proper keyboard.

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  • 2012-08-19 23:26
  • fXu6

> In reply to jonaqpetla @ 2012-06-29 03:07 from 9GTa - click to readBT is common, why mention him ?

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  • 2012-08-15 17:42
  • LaCt

Most impressive: Free Navigation on ALL!

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  • 2012-08-14 16:28
  • uC36

nice looks, nice features (although nothing worth mentioning!). Where's bluetooth huh? Not everyone has NFC! So, if I want to get the photo my friend just snapped, the easiest way to get it would be like; he uploads it to facebook and I download it? Heck! And where's the file manager? I am a nokia fan, and I appreciate the speed WP promises, but I do want a file manager- like symbian file manager (ooh, that was the best!), or if you're sharing the same kernel, maybe I should expect somthing like a windows desktop's file manager? If the resolutions of the camera is limited to 20 mp, how do we get pureview? How can nokia pull it off? And what about the design? The same?

Don't go get an iPhone- they control you too much!
Don't go get a droid clone- they aren't safe! Root it and you're done! Droid's like the windows XP for mobiles!
Don't go get the symbian- it's announced to be dead!
Belle is considered symbian.
Donna and Carla are just rumored!
The one OS that doesn't have the drawsbacks from security, speed and fragmentation is WP. And they don't give us a file manager! That really sucks!

I'm a fan of what microsoft is doing in desktops. But desktops are all managed by that file manager right? Explorer.exe? Why can't they, or should I say, why WON'T they bring it to the Phone? These phones cost more than a PC anyways!

And we also want apps, like a good calculator, something that plots graphs of mudulus functions, and the symbian games like 'Boombakas Pro'. Deliver it, and you'll top androids, and we'll come running for you. I'm getting a phone next may. It's going to be a windows phone, or if you still don't come up with a proper, powerful file manager, I may switch to nokia!

Oh hey, does anyone from micros hear me if I keep blabbering here?? Never mind, I just told what I wanted, all of which, droids are already giving us!

And I'm not a fandroid, I'm more of a fandows and fanokia. But I can't waste my money on flop devices!

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  • 2012-06-29 03:07
  • 9GTa


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  • 2012-06-24 23:39
  • rJ{}

WOW! I'm impressed!
So many TOP commenters and they managed to bluntly avoid the topic of WP7 devices not getting the fresh new WP8.
Congrats on RDF! Biased much? :)

Nokia's downfall was something that Steve realized many years ago:

And, yes, I wish Microsoft's mobile market share will be the same as Linux's desktop market share, namely 5%.

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  • 2012-06-24 20:41
  • 3pw6

I'm sure people will easily forget this tragic once the WP8 is released.

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  • 2012-06-23 19:20
  • Qxpm

Nokia should partner with Google and cut ties with microsoft. Preferably before microsoft drives Nokia to bankruptcy.

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  • 2012-06-23 17:56
  • 3xCb

if it's microsoft it cannot be very good.

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  • 2012-06-23 15:35
  • 3xCb

very veryyyyyyyyyyyyy goooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddddd

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  • 2012-06-23 14:42
  • dQL9

> In reply to aa @ 2012-06-22 17:54 from t7Xh - click to readplease do some research kid,,, Windows Phone is now over +100,000 applications...and soon heading to android and ios.

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  • 2012-06-23 10:54
  • mVx@

> In reply to ace @ 2012-06-21 18:43 from U@$5 - click to readfor me Android securety is a joke next to iOS & WP, so i guess in the near future the number will decrease for Android specially after Google bought Moto they confirm that nothing will be exclusive but i dont buy it

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  • 2012-06-23 08:58
  • nTpT

> In reply to vinay @ 2012-06-22 18:21 from 9IAG - click to readread the news and U will know

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  • 2012-06-23 08:55
  • nTpT

hello to all, i am an android user... and will remain for as long as there is android... it is the pioneer of all these copycats...

and why do you people think that this NEW OS will not have bugs??? anycase, i am not in favour this tiles and blah blah whatever they want us to use..


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  • 2012-06-22 23:13
  • 3xLR

is the WP8 have support for 1080p recording and playback.also for adobe flash in browser.
If yes i will surely purchace it.pls rdply soon

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  • 2012-06-22 18:21
  • 9IAG

nice strategy micro, im starting to like wp's powerd mobile phones. the only downside is its limited apps. make more apps please!

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  • 2012-06-22 17:54
  • t7Xh

a phone with 64 core in the future (written in the article), that's a big number, I suppose that might amaze many people, but for what? 10800p video recording? 120 MP camera? "microscopic" zoom? or even ultra HD games or something (yeah, ultra HD, sounds like something written in a toy box)? I'm not trying to be funny here, but why should a phone be so "powerful", 64 core on a 16 inch gaming laptop maybe sounds more reasonable to me in the future, even my laptop now still using 4 cores, or maybe there are some other explanation about the 64 core thing? I'm really irritated by the fact that some consumers nowadays only able to read the spec sheet, like for example, 1080p video rec and playback (I think 720p is enough, for human eyes), display above retina display (from the other manufacturer I mean), etc etc...and 64 core in the future? human brains has limits, human eyes has limits, human responses has limits, so why? why on a small screened phone especially?

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  • 2012-06-22 16:50
  • tA$h

> In reply to zelda77 @ 2012-06-22 11:11 from tA$t - click to readso "quick voice" and " s-voice" said too....heeeheeehee

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  • 2012-06-22 16:41
  • N9@S

Certainly impressive stuff.

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  • 2012-06-22 15:22
  • nGpV

WP 8 will be defnitely killer product. Let us wait to see it.

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  • 2012-06-22 11:18
  • YQRy

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