"The limited personalization options". Oh my... don't you see it?. Having just a different way to organize your icons on the screen has become just a major part of the discussion that sometimes is boring.
At home we have 3 old symbians, 2 androids and 1 wp (and had an iphone 5 a few months ago). The wp is the latest aquisition, and let me tell you is pretty good. It's just different. And is nice that way -for the moment-
We were checking the last additions to the store and the latest nokia update, and from a technical point of view the WP ecosystem us looking as the ecosystem with the fastest technological additions en the recent months.
So, it's good to have sony in the wp mix. Not only for wp, but for android users too, because it makes every body else to work hard in order to have better devices, better UIs and better apps.
windows phone currently need a serious mid-range fighter. Sony need to do it bring a dual sim vio with lte and 1gb ram.
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2014microsoft will be paying sony lots of money exactly ,ms pushing lot of money to get its crapy os btw people,personaly tried wp once and say that never again wp!,jolla,ubuntu,bb,android ,each of them is better then mobile windows by ms also we should not forget about monsanto...
Abaddon-ISJ5, 11 Jan 2014Correction. Sony will be paying Microsoft lots of money for licensing wp. Nah, wp will be paying Sony.
Though i see most people eagerly waiting Sony wp8 flagship, I for one would be more interested in seeing if they would be doing anything to counter Lumia 520/525 success. IMO the recent WP8 successes have been because of this phone alone. If Sony can pull up anything similar with better screen in same price range, they can quickly make a name for themselves in wp8 space, rather than going the difficult way of selling handsets in flagship range which is too overcrowded nowadays.
So Nokia will be... well, Nokia without the brand strength anymore. Symbian was a fighting chance, but ultimately was going to be extinct anyway. Microsoft is like Google. Why? They really don't give a rat's ass with Motorola. Same as with Microsoft, Nokia was bought out for its great portfolio of patents. And soon, it will become a SUBSIDIARY. Ooops, my mistake: Nokia's already a subsidiary. So SORRY, NOKIA FANS.
Sony i think it is ur first WM and i am sure it is the best as all past products.i love You
RECENTLY we were travelling - so - BOUGHT - wp phone -upgraded to GLOBAL NAVIGATION nokia system - pre-trip downloaded local maps - heredrive+ was supposed to work - downloaded heremaps could NOT opened on device - heredrive+ did not work - took some photoes which disappeared somewhere on ext sd card -never to be seen again .. downloaded some basic music -jazz- again disappeared on ext sd card which COULD NOT OPENED AND VIEWED !!!! RANG NOKIA HQ on rtn - to seek advice- NON-SENSICAL RESPONSES by nokia !!! wp phone DOESNOT HAVE EVEN BASIC BBC NEWS APP - ONLY RUBBISH 3PARTY BBC APP!!! SO BBC has no OFFICIAL APP for WP NOKIA PHONE claimed to be new big and beautiful by nokia ads !!!!
until WP PHONES AND NOKIA MS improve dramatically - stay off wp - android google is the best so far .. thats why wp phones poor sales- rockbottoms worldwide .
its a great news because i am a Sony fan (samsung too, love them for different reasons) but i think a bad news for HTC because they will loose more market share.
Awesome!!! Always wondered, what if Xperia Z1 ran on Windows Phone 8 ....guess what, it will run on Windows Phone 8.1 :))
brynn, 11 Jan 2014I think Sony are going to implement a skin on top of W8 like the did with Vivaz using Symbian.... moreMicrosoft won't let Sony customize WP, save for a bunch of system apps, just like Nokia.
frh, 11 Jan 2014Next: Samsung reviving its Omnia series So we'll have MS Lumias, Sony VAIOs, Samsung Omnias a... moreNah, Samsung won't do such thing, unless they start pretending the Ativ brand never existed.
if they put up a 20+ mp cam with ois and the flexibility of its cam (better than pureview) and other neat stuff from the xperia series to its vaio series, then, i might be ditching nokia for this...hmmmmmm
I think Sony are going to implement a skin on top of W8 like the did with Vivaz using Symbian..They put a skin on top od Symbian and it did slow the Vivaz but you could disable it..
Boom! JUst as I predicted so long ago. Samsung shi**ing their pants, king in Android, but useless in WP.