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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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The CEO and the Nokia board know what they are doing.
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Really? lol
That's why Nokia is falling down deeper and deeper with every year? Taking Windows OS was Nokia biggest mistake. And they will pay for that painful price.... Actually they are paying right now. And you can say "big" thank you to CEO....... sad...

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  • 2012-11-02 15:32
  • cN9w

One more hardware OEM doesn't make things any easier for Nokia now itself just another hardware OEM.

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  • 2012-11-02 15:27
  • iJtJ

> In reply to cjs @ 2012-11-02 15:06 from dNA1 - click to readGet into the Android market just like HTC because they who ruled the Android world once are doing so well?
Why is it that people think Android is the answer? Nokia knows Windows - due to its power in the PC and business market - is the future of mobile computing.
Android is a mobile OS (and not a good one to be honest) but Windows is an entire ecosystem.

The CEO and the Nokia board know what they are doing.

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  • 2012-11-02 15:23
  • nuX4

Slim, translucent/see through and no screen borders...Could some company invest on this designs...this would be a breakthrough on the smartphone world.

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  • 2012-11-02 15:13
  • v0qP

> In reply to JAZZ @ 2012-11-02 13:37 from Mfxa - click to readOh snap!

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  • 2012-11-02 15:07
  • nuX4

If microsoft do this then it is a giant kick in the nuts for Nokia - who have pretty much staked their future as a smart phone manufacturer on being solely WP.

Nokia need to give Elop the boot and get into the Android market as soon as possible.

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  • 2012-11-02 15:06
  • dNA1

Microsoft makes good hardware and pricing is key. Like someone rightly said, they should make a 4.7-5.3" device and price it like the LG Nexus 4.
If they make a 16Gb version that can be priced at under $400, I am sure that they will make massive sales.

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  • 2012-11-02 14:32
  • ftKb

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And a planet with billion thinking people...loyal to anyone of the above clause...or even some other combo... Fighting in forums for their cause (most argue for what they own and their ego) !!!

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  • 2012-11-02 14:10
  • gD79

> In reply to Hakim @ 2012-11-02 12:40 from N7DX - click to readthats a ignorant thing to say. Amazon should have concentrated on thier forte... selling books, look at them now. Apple should have cocentratted on thier forte... i.e. making computers, look at them now. Google should hve concentrated on thier forte...i.e. search engines, look at them now.

and not to mention, if you look at the microsoft surface, it is BEYOND ANY tablet out right now. Not just software-wise, but quality-wise as well.

maybe its about time you stop sticking to your forte? i.e. being a close-minded pesimist?

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  • 2012-11-02 13:37
  • Mfxa

I wish it would be for the same price as the nexus 4, this would be cool, MS having it's own nexus-like brand so we would see real competition between MS and google, both making the best devices for as cheap as possible

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  • 2012-11-02 13:16
  • fkEx

> In reply to Hakim @ 2012-11-02 12:40 from N7DX - click to readHardware is also their forte.

Heard of Xbox 360 and Kinect?

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  • 2012-11-02 13:03
  • Mx@E

Microsoft should concentrate on their forte i.e software.

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  • 2012-11-02 12:40
  • N7DX

i still love Sony...

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  • 2012-11-02 12:36
  • thHs

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-02 12:13 from 0ZJM - click to readMore like Ms v Apl,
Ms is preparing for the acquisition of Nok ;)
I'm priming my stocks for Nok!a

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  • 2012-11-02 12:36
  • sycF

American peoples mostly buy this then nokia lumias, you know it.

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  • 2012-11-02 12:29
  • 6%sZ

That's nothing more but the Microsoft's preparation to acquire Nokia. It seems the future war will be ecosystems war, MS vs Google.

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  • 2012-11-02 12:13
  • 0ZJM

I am just waiting for a Phone from Microsoft that can be far much better than any other phone manufactured till date. I believe surface is a great work from Microsoft. So shall the phone be.

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  • 2012-11-02 11:33
  • Ms@%

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-02 10:49 from niyy - click to readyeah, but the Lumia is Susan Storm's new darling. . .

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  • 2012-11-02 11:07
  • t7Xk

This is good news.
As a WindowsPhone 7.5 user, I believe that the more manufacturers we have, the better.
That will result in an impressive portfolio of choices, and the prices would be affordable for the average Joe like me.

Cheers
From a Mozambican HTC HD7 owner

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  • 2012-11-02 11:05
  • fn43

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