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Microsoft said to be testing its own smartphone

02 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft said to be testing its own smartphone - read the full textEver since Microsoft announced the Surface tablet earlier this year, there have been rumors and speculations regarding Microsoft entering the smartphone hardware market as well. Well, it seems they might. According to the sources at The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is working with Asian...

 

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> In reply to Thephonegeek @ 2012-11-05 09:41 from uNVL - click to readReally? Sony is not even in the top 5 smartphones vendors.

Check at your source again.

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  • 2012-11-13 13:20
  • LGqc

The UI is hidious! No wonder wp8 is only at 3% marketshare worldwide...

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  • 2012-11-06 09:17
  • 0Uhh

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-02 21:39 from JEEy - click to readI would love a N8 with keyboard too.Nokia left out memory auto focus camera,card slot and fm transmitter on E7.

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  • 2012-11-05 20:23
  • QIPh

And poor nokia trusted Microsoft. What if they trusted Google and Linux and devoloped Android and Meego smartphones? They would've been world's top mobile and smartphone phone manufacturer. Sony trusted microsoft once, but they understood their mistake and now they have become world's 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer surpassing Htc, Lg, Motorola, Nokia etc. They lost the battle and then they fought it back. It's time for nokia to Switch to Android. If they don't do it now, they will never be back. They also did mistakes while making S40 asha device. If Asha devices had Symbian, then they would've helped nokia a bit. Nokia really have a very bad CEO.

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  • 2012-11-05 09:41
  • uNVL

Nokia, please allow dual booting of WP8 and Symbian in future lumia releases. Your fans are really missing faithful Symbian!
N95 > 5800 > n8 > ??

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  • 2012-11-05 04:50
  • vmxf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-03 20:29 from p77u - click to readJust keep on dreaming...
Nokia has a CEO that loves closed source OSes and therefore MeeGo and its variants are never coming back under that management.

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  • 2012-11-04 19:14
  • 3pwj

> In reply to JAZZ @ 2012-11-02 20:44 from Mfxa - click to readHahaha, u r day dreaming. Android is the best os to work on the go. There is no file manager on windows phone 8. Shame, isnt it?

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  • 2012-11-04 11:51
  • fxHc

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-02 12:13 from 0ZJM - click to readI dont think so. Imo nokia will just get both android and windows os just like htc, samsung

It will be a hardware war not a software one

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  • 2012-11-04 06:37
  • t7Xi

Hey! That's great news! Maybe they are feeling that their union with nokia isn't being good. Will they ditch nokia now? This way Nokia can go back to what it was suppose to be and I can have the best hardware with the best software, which is android (or Meego variants). Oh. Wait! Nokia is dying thanks to the Microsoft trojan's inside Nokia.

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  • 2012-11-03 21:54
  • Lmw3

Nokia shouldn't have given up on MeeGo. If nokia just had MeeGo AND WP8 phones....

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  • 2012-11-03 20:29
  • p77u

> In reply to Mike @ 2012-11-03 10:16 from N7Ax - click to readI do agree with you...& also strongly believe that someday, Nokia will revisit Symbian! Nokia dominated symbian....all windows phones looks so alike except for their manufacturers logo!

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  • 2012-11-03 14:37
  • fsVb

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-03 09:29 from v3A@ - click to readimpossible to money lover microsoft! that is why LG, Huawei, Sony and others are limiting them self to google ! which respects them!

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  • 2012-11-03 11:17
  • MDVw

Nokia should have spent more on researching and improved symbian. It was doing great till their love for WP came up

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  • 2012-11-03 10:16
  • N7Ax

Microsoft should partner up with other OEMS, just like google with their nexus. Maybe a HTC Surface X, Nokia lumia Surface, Samsung Surface S :D

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  • 2012-11-03 09:29
  • v3A@

By the way, i can't transfer files also phone (Lumia 900) to phone (Android phone) via bluetooth. Windows was so occupied with the tiles they forgot what are the basic functionalities should be put on that phone.

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  • 2012-11-03 07:08
  • t7Jx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-02 17:48 from nsiM - click to readI can't copy excel files, powerpoint files, word document files from PC to Phone via USB. That stupid Zune software only syncs music & videos. For me to open that office files from my office laptop, i have to modify my windows registry or upload it via skydrive. A basic file synching/opening needs to be that cumbersome? Office is one of the main reason why businesses is using their OS and if i want to open these office files in my Lumia 900, i need a stupid workaround? Now you talk!

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  • 2012-11-03 07:05
  • t7Jx

> In reply to JAZZ @ 2012-11-02 20:44 from Mfxa - click to readThe most advance OS doesn't have FTP which is a basic file transfer functionality from any OS!!!!! And the reason why no FTP, architecture design of phone? WTF WINDOWS!!! That functionality has been around before your "advance" OS were introduced in the market and you can't release it by default on Windows 7.5?

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  • 2012-11-03 07:00
  • t7Jx

> In reply to willboyce @ 2012-11-02 08:47 from m5fC - click to readNokia aren't doing anything in the back room. Elop's got it packed to the rafters with the corpses of the designers of their Meego, Symbian ( and probably android) phones..

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  • 2012-11-03 00:35
  • nEV9

> In reply to tru tech lover @ 2012-11-02 17:43 from 3ITb - click to read
Successful business model:-

Google (SW) + Samsung or HTC or LG or others
Apple (SW) + Apple HW
Microsoft (SW) + Samsung or HTC or Nokia or others

Symbian succeeded when there were no competition available (Samsung, sony released earlier phones with symbian)

Apple succeeds still because it is an OS maker for the PC - there it created a full ecosystem.
Google succeeds still because it is an OS maker (SW alone) and tries hard for its chrome OS.
Nokia calculates MS succeeds because it is also an OS maker and could make up the ecosystem.

So new business model SW (from a renowned OS maker) + powerful hardware. And you also are relieved of a separate SW unit at your development center, which enables to release phones in a leash (unlike apple which release 1 per 2 years or so).

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  • 2012-11-02 22:55
  • nsiM

> In reply to Nokia Fan @ 2012-11-02 19:21 from S35S - click to readNo Android! Nokia is not like others!

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  • 2012-11-02 21:45
  • LaAM

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