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Check out a Lumia 900 running the new WP 7.8

26 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Check out a Lumia 900 running the new WP 7.8 - read the full textA Senior Manager over at Redmond's Microsoft campus got hold of a Nokia Lumia 900 running a very early build of Windows Phone 7.8 and decided to tape the new homescreen and upload it to YouTube. He demonstrates the live tiles resizing in all three modes - small, medium and large. Doing so also...


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Nice watch in the video - did you get it on eBay, and if so how much.
Win 7.8? Well what do you want? By Microsoft's own reckoning it is out of date and all current win mobiles will not work on the upcoming win 8, so why bother. Correct me if I am wrong, but is this not just a cynical attempt by MS. No doubt Win 8 will be great but why create a suspicious market with this cynical effort.

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  • 2012-06-27 00:27
  • y$gQ

> In reply to Alin @ 2012-06-26 19:29 from p$uE - click to readYou haven't seen Windows Phone in action haven't you? Better UI than Android and iOS.

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  • 2012-06-27 00:05
  • kg3x

How about Flash support ???

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  • 2012-06-26 23:42
  • n${j

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-26 22:07 from mfY6 - click to read

Start giving it the one star! on the Amazon if you can.

It will give them a fear bit. May be.

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  • 2012-06-26 22:40
  • Qxpm

Well i own a droid... and im experiencing the same situation above with my droid!! as a galaxy user with android 2.3.6 i have no ics update which obviously relies on hardware support and also no support for apps demanding ics so it's the same here with 7.5 and 8... dont sue MS if its playing the same game as its competitors!!! plus as windows phone 8 upgrade gives lots of new features that current WP do not benefit of... y u need multi-core support?? u alredy have 1 core.. y u need wallet?? dont even have NFC... y sd support?? dont even have a slot 4 it... u c so MS is bringing the new useful things(like the new start screen) in a single update for old WP

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  • 2012-06-26 22:18
  • 0kGG

Ben the pc guy?

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  • 2012-06-26 22:11
  • tA$S

"Google and Apple must fear a bit coz we seeing so many negative comments about WP." - nah thats just because it is a joke and easy to put down :-D

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  • 2012-06-26 22:07
  • mfY6

> In reply to Dean W @ 2012-06-26 19:09 from Rx90 - click to readN9 with Meego would have been the perfect phone...

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  • 2012-06-26 22:07
  • 0UH8

Lol i love when people bash Microsoft for Windows Phone. But yet when they sit there typing their comments 90% of them do it on a Pc running Windows. Ha ha ha ha ha

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  • 2012-06-26 22:04
  • fqj0

> In reply to Zabih Jan @ 2012-06-26 21:09 from JaEa - click to readI defy your logic. Android is still doing better than any other platform (even Apple) in the smartphone branch. Tablets are just a tiny market when you compare it to smartphones. I do see great potential in the Surface running W8 Pro, but that one is meant to compete with the MacBook Air and ultrabooks, what you can tell looking at the haevy specs and the high price tag.

However, the WinRT variant is an expensive slate, it will not even reach iPad's heels. As for Android in the tablet branch -save for the Kindle Fire-, they need a marketing miracle. Not even well thought slates like Asus' Transformers, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 or the Galaxy Note 10.1 grab enough attention.

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  • 2012-06-26 21:59
  • N9xA

> In reply to michael99uk @ 2012-06-26 21:11 from f0EE - click to readTrue multitasking has nothing to do with hardware. And it's missing. So will be the new apps developed for WP 8. Looking at previous app store experiences, users will be lucky if 10% of the new WP 8 apps get ported to WP 7.8. It's plainly sad that you got tricked into the marketing. 7.8 lacks now and it will only lack more and more with new apps, software features and other releses. Get a Lumia today and you'll get a dead smartphone.

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  • 2012-06-26 21:52
  • N9xA

thats amazing three sizes of tiles... it is da ingenious :))))

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  • 2012-06-26 21:39
  • iA@3

> In reply to michael99uk @ 2012-06-26 21:11 from f0EE - click to read

So, they didn't realize that simple fact UNTIL they announce the WP8!?

Well, good for them!

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  • 2012-06-26 21:33
  • Qxpm

I would really like to get an opinion of a nokia employee whether he thinks what Elop is doing is good or bad!!!!
So, if some employee is reading this... do you think Elops course is the right one for nokia or is he the wrong person!
I mean if you are working for nokia, having more infos about nokias future plans than we have, you might even have a different view on the things! there are still people like me who care about nokia and don't won't that company to fail!!!

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  • 2012-06-26 21:22
  • xvSS

small tiles = icons
medium/large tiles = widgets

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  • 2012-06-26 21:18
  • Laxr

I honestly believe that most people dont understand what windows phone 8 has to offer am tired of reading all the weeping comments windows 8 offers mostly HARD WARE upgrade. how is porting windows 8 to 7.5 expected to bring HARD WARE upgrade? techy ANDROID users understand this situation well yet they bash on microsoft, which really shows their level of understanding what we are all obsessed with TECHNOLOGY.

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  • 2012-06-26 21:11
  • f0EE

> In reply to lolz @ 2012-06-26 19:17 from LhNh - click to readAndroid is Gone (Rest in Peace)

How many tablets released by Android and none of them succeeded? Although Ipad is so crap still Android couldnt compete with it.

Long Live WP

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  • 2012-06-26 21:09
  • JaEa

> In reply to Shanon @ 2012-06-26 20:21 from fq6q - click to readIf ur willing to sell it for 200$ then I might buy it.

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  • 2012-06-26 20:51
  • Sbcq

lolz wp7.8 ''resizeable tiles'' ........y didn't they stick with symbian or meego..or mabi even do something line with the concept OS version on the nokia air ad . I think is best to go with what u have (reality) symbian or meego not fantasy or ''windows phone 7.8''

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  • 2012-06-26 20:49
  • fsVb

I just got a Lumia and dont have a problem with this, The pone will get upgrades, this was always gona happen.

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  • 2012-06-26 20:46
  • n$gL

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