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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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On the Reclaimer Scale of Angriness
By Reclaimer77 on 8/29/2012 7:32:31 PM , Rating: 0
Commercials like this rate quite high. I don't know who started this trend in marketing, but that commercial is just another in a long line of fail that gets my blood pressure up.

1. Shitty music comprised of minimalist guitar strumming or other annoying themes that take nearly zero talent to produce.

2. The "edgy" theme of the add having ZERO relation to the product whatsoever, with no reference to what the product being eluded to is, with simply a "wait and see" approach. A girl on a bike looking happy! Clearly this is some sort of bizarre psychic trigger to get me to buy Windows Phone? No! It's a fucking waste of airtime that does nothing to advance a product! We're too busy to remember dates. We want instant gratification and information on the fly! This is NOT generating anticipation you goddamn morons.

Thank Odin for Netflix and file sharing. If I actually had to watch commercials my head would explode.




RE: On the Reclaimer Scale of Angriness
By ritualm on 8/29/2012 8:33:33 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know which is worse. A cheesy teaser ad, or one that encourages cyclists to not wear helmets and look at the front side while bicycling.

Either way, I do agree with you, in that this commercial sucks.


By jimbojimbo on 8/29/2012 11:24:56 PM , Rating: 1
In the countries with the most bicyclists nobody wears helmets so what makes you right? Do you wear a helmet when you go running?

I cycle to work every day and I don't wear a helmet but it's 100x more likely the idiots going the wrong way down a one way street or riding in the night without any lights are going to be killed long before I do.


By bobsmith1492 on 8/30/2012 7:17:47 AM , Rating: 2
She's not a "cyclist," she's cruising an empty bike-only area.


RE: On the Reclaimer Scale of Angriness
By Paj on 8/30/2012 7:21:59 AM , Rating: 2
Welcome to advertising! Most of it is a giant load of manipulative crap, which is why I got out of it.


By NellyFromMA on 8/30/2012 9:18:47 AM , Rating: 2
'Commercials' and 'quality and talents' do not go together. Not even on Super Bowl Sunday anymore. Fact of life.


By BSMonitor on 8/30/2012 11:09:45 AM , Rating: 2
Most probably believe that happened already, and we all have to deal with the aftermath.


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