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Nokia's next generation Windows Phone will have to vie with Samsung for supremacy of Microsoft's ecosystem

Wondering what Nokia Oyj. (HEX:NOK1V) has in store for Windows Phone 8?  You're not alone.

Window Phone 8 is suddenly very well positioned, thanks to a potentially precedent-setting verdict against Android and Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KSC:005930) via Apple, Inc. (AAPL).  Samsung is already eyeing Windows Phone 8 as a potential safe haven from Apple's litigation, unveiling a gorgeous 4.8-inch Galaxy-like Windows Phone 8 handset.

That pickup is both good news and bad news for Nokia.  On the one hand, it brings attention to the Windows Phone platform, and by proxy Nokia's efforts.  On the other hand, it means that Nokia needs to step up its game because Samsung looks to be getting serious about Windows Phone.  Nokia and Samsung are already trading jabs on Twitter.

Now Nokia posted a teaser to YouTube:

...which suggests that a Windows Phone 8 device announcement is coming on Sept. 5 (5.9.2012 in European notation).  That's just seven days before Apple's anticipated iPhone 5 announcement.

It should be interesting to see what Nokia has cooked up.  Its first generation Windows Phone -- the Lumia 900 has been a mild sales success in the U.S., despite being exclusive to AT&T, Inc. (T) only.

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Wait a minute...
By daveinternets on 8/29/2012 6:25:56 PM , Rating: 1
Things changed on May 9th and I missed it?!?

RE: Wait a minute...
By Flunk on 8/29/2012 7:04:59 PM , Rating: 3
Who taught you how to read dates? Damn American school system trying to race to the bottom.

RE: Wait a minute...
By Tony Swash on 8/29/2012 7:19:28 PM , Rating: 2
I kept expecting her to crash into something.

RE: Wait a minute...
By Belard on 8/30/2012 9:04:07 AM , Rating: 2
Same here... Some sort of ending... or maybe a Japanese Tentacle monster grabs her...

Curses, our evil American Minds!

RE: Wait a minute...
By w8sk on 8/29/2012 8:05:56 PM , Rating: 1
Well, personally I prefer the "american" version of how the date is ordered. Although it would be better if the year was 1st instead as follows; YY:MM:DD. YY is to the right for US and YY:MM:DD is just reversed for others.

YY:MM:DD is a better format (closer to US ver.) due to the technological age we are in now. On the computer that uses any filing system (ie all), its best to put the least changing digit first ie the year, then month, then day. It makes the filing format more linear and organized even by default (by name). Its metadata at its most simplest form.

It just makes more sense to me in this day n age and it applies well to how current technological systems are filed.

TL;DR : US has it 2/3 correct, and the rest of you guys have it backwards in todays age.

RE: Wait a minute...
By ritualm on 8/29/2012 8:30:01 PM , Rating: 5
No, it isn't. The US date format is horrible to use.

Try binary or hexadecimal.

RE: Wait a minute...
By w8sk on 8/29/2012 8:42:41 PM , Rating: 2
Now you are getting too technical. Binary or hexadecimal is something I will never see on the surface. Also I never said I "liked" the US date format, I just said I preferred if over ddmmyy.

RE: Wait a minute...
By Samus on 8/30/2012 2:17:04 AM , Rating: 3
The day should always be first. America has it just stupid. The actual day is the most critical part of a "date."

Generally people already know what month and year it is when, for example, buying a newspaper, looking up movie times or a train schedule, or even writing a check. How many times have you been to the bank and looked around for the day only to read the month first where it was posted. Chances are you already knew the month.

It's just basic efficiency. This is why the rest of the known universe (outside of the United States) uses the metric system, as well. Don't even get me started on 220v electricity and why it's superior (hint: efficiency)

RE: Wait a minute...
By bobsmith1492 on 8/30/2012 7:16:26 AM , Rating: 2
240V is dangerous.

It is also more expensive to convert for use in devices (less so now than it was just 10 years ago, though).

Yes it's more efficient but only for very-high-load devices which we run on 240V anyway (stoves, dryers).

RE: Wait a minute...
By NellyFromMA on 8/30/2012 9:17:21 AM , Rating: 3
Actually, Year Month Day is most superior. I state this because it's my opinion and I want to promote it as if its an indisputable fact.

RE: Wait a minute...
By Mitch101 on 8/30/2012 10:05:07 AM , Rating: 2
Why not the corporate standard that no one uses.


By abbreviating the month the mystery is solved.

RE: Wait a minute...
By foolsgambit11 on 8/30/2012 8:09:03 PM , Rating: 2
Great, as long as it's being used in countries with similar abbreviations for the months (and let's not even get into whether they use the Latin alphabet). A lot of paperwork in the U.S. Army calls for that format, because there is no way to misread it.

RE: Wait a minute...
By leexgx on 8/29/2012 10:26:33 PM , Rating: 2
as this is an muti english site (ok its more USA site) the date format yyyy:mm:dd is better, as far as i know no one els has that format mixed up

only time DD MM YY is not an issue if the day is 13 or higher (something AMD do normaly with drivers, to bad they cant just release working drivers all the time)

RE: Wait a minute...
By inaphasia on 8/30/2012 6:00:27 AM , Rating: 2
A rare Dailytech comment outlier. Your logic is sound, Spock-like even... yet it's at -1.

RE: Wait a minute...
By Belard on 8/30/2012 8:48:32 AM , Rating: 1
Here Here!

When recording DVR, my photos and saving files... the best sorting formatting is YEAR / Month / Say.

If my file structure was USA, by Month - then my folders & data would be staggered.

RE: Wait a minute...
By stm1185 on 8/29/2012 9:48:09 PM , Rating: 2
"It's 40 rods to the hog's head thats the way I likes it!"

RE: Wait a minute...
By tayb on 8/29/2012 11:00:59 PM , Rating: 3
MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY are equally stupid. ISO 8601 or bust.

RE: Wait a minute...
By GPig on 8/30/2012 1:54:37 AM , Rating: 3
At least DD/MM/YY makes some logical sense. You would not read the time out in Hours/Seconds/Minutes would you?

The American date format has been the bane of pretty much every software engineer outside the US at some point or another.

RE: Wait a minute...
By NellyFromMA on 8/30/2012 9:15:48 AM , Rating: 2
lol this comment is funnier because of your username :)

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