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Nokia, Samsung, Huawei, HTC to make the first phones with WP8

20 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia, Samsung, Huawei, HTC to make the first phones with WP8 - read the full textMicrosoft's preview of the upcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile OS is over and there's an important takeaway - which companies will debut the first WP8 phones and where the chipsets for those phones will come from. Nokia is obviously one of the companies that will be building Windows Phone 8 handsets...


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> In reply to Cod3rror @ 2012-06-21 00:22 from ppj7 - click to readTop comment - exactly! Nokia killing-off their own OS's in favour of phones running a 'prototype' OS which can't be upgraded, when they could have waited 12 months and released the real thing...

The 'Elop factor' together with the suspicion he is deliberately ruining the company in order to sell the remains to Microsoft at a discount - and realise on his huge holding in that company - seems to become more credible all the time

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  • 2012-06-21 10:51
  • mR{E

All window users are crying and facing issue across the world. Since user have currently no option (except expensive mac) they can't switch over. But in case of Mobile user have options and I am sure that windows will never be a successful on mobile market. Note my words.

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  • 2012-06-21 10:43
  • fuiH

> In reply to Cod3rror @ 2012-06-21 00:22 from ppj7 - click to readAgree. Samsung will want a foot on both camps if WP8 is any good. Samsungs hardware is a year or so ahead of nokia so WP8 wont be the magic bullet nokia fans are hoping for.

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  • 2012-06-21 10:37
  • wga7

Another new windows platform to bleed Nokia dry.

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  • 2012-06-21 10:31
  • tPII

Android definitely feeling the heat!

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  • 2012-06-21 10:29
  • IWcP

> In reply to Cod3rror @ 2012-06-21 00:22 from ppj7 - click to readI know right? People were like nokia doesn't want to use android because it needs to be unique.well there goes that idea.hahahaha.tough luck nokia.

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  • 2012-06-21 10:10
  • srrc

Please explain. What does number of years have to do with technology? Were they making smartphones for 147 years? Legacy? Then how come they are now clinging to Microsoft for dear life? Shouldn't it be the other way around of Nokia has 147 years expertise behind it? Elop is engineering the fall of Nokia into Microsoft hands ( his former company). Microsoft needs hardware to compete with Apple and Google.

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  • 2012-06-21 09:59
  • t7Xi

List of WP devices:

We all know most of these brands carry both Windows and Android. Guess which OS is bringing in the customers?

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  • 2012-06-21 09:47
  • t7Xi

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-21 00:03 from U}}x - click to readWhat about Samsung handset are also can not upgrade wp8. shame on Sammy. Still U R cheap.

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  • 2012-06-21 09:26
  • rKaT

> In reply to N0kian @ 2012-06-21 03:00 from fJCp - click to readNokia's 147 years legacy is a gimmick, as the compny has been a tyre manufacturer called Nokian Tyres and they switched to gsm devices 20 smth. years ago...

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  • 2012-06-21 09:16
  • gCJG

I think NOKIA will be the Top Seller of WP8 units especially when Pureview technology comes along with the phones.

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  • 2012-06-21 09:06
  • PGwZ

This great for Nokia's sales, as an Lumia owner and supporter i never wanted WP8 on that anyway.
We are more than happy to help Nokia's sales by buying
there handset for WP8.

Thankyou Nokia and Microsoft. We like this

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  • 2012-06-21 08:59
  • uBRI

I like it

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  • 2012-06-21 08:54
  • X}r4

I dont get all the complaints..Technically, current Lumias will still get considerable upgrade with 7.8. Obviously, the hardware dependent features of WP8 which current phones dont have like microSD, hd display, shared kernel wont be included. Aside from the new Metro UI, improved nokia apps, wifi tethering and the camera extras are good enough updates. Offline maps is already existing with Nokia Drive. Im not sure if we'll get the IE10 browser though.. I hope we do. Wallet and integrated Skype are also possible.
Im have a Lumia 800 and the upcoming upgrades will keep me happy until such time I need to replace my phone.

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  • 2012-06-21 03:57
  • P@1g

Well, when a WP8 Phone with a hardware keyboard comes out, I'm sold.
Bring on the QWERTY!

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  • 2012-06-21 03:44
  • 2FYm

Nokia's legacy: since 1865 (147 years)

Samsung's legacy: since 1938 (74 years)
htc's legacy: since 1997 (15 years)
huawei's legacy: since 1988 (24 years)

Nokia > samsung + htc + huawei

Yeah Samsung will out manufacture Nokia just like it out did Lumia with it's Focus (on Galaxy). And Samsung will magically come up with Pureview, rich recording and nano technology suddenly and will out sell Nokia.

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  • 2012-06-21 03:00
  • fJCp

only nokia!!!!

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  • 2012-06-21 02:55
  • t}FH
  • MS's own smartphone?
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after MS introduced its own tablet - the "surface" - will it also make its own smartphone?

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  • 2012-06-21 02:18
  • 3rR}

Lets just hope that samsung's phone will be international

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  • 2012-06-21 01:51
  • 9E44

nokia still have some advantage in camera department compare to htc and samsung..,plus pureview also on it way to wp..these will be nokia added value on selling their product...

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  • 2012-06-21 01:22
  • IVMw

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