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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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att exclusive
By Gunbuster on 8/29/2012 7:36:42 PM , Rating: 1
I read the high end Nokia wp8 handset is going to be an att exclusive like the lumia 900. Over here on t-mobile where we got the shit budget lumia...




RE: att exclusive
By jimbojimbo on 8/29/2012 11:25:49 PM , Rating: 2
Hey at least you have that. Verizon has mostly pure crap with nothing to look forward to either.


RE: att exclusive
By mcnabney on 8/30/2012 12:59:03 AM , Rating: 1
Verizon is still pissed at MS for dumping the steaming turd called Kin on them.


RE: att exclusive
By Mitch101 on 8/30/2012 10:53:49 AM , Rating: 3
Wasn't anything wrong with Kin except the data plans Verizon tried to force with it. The better deal was to just get a smartphone. No fault to the Kin it had a high satisfaction rate but Verizon messed up the deal.


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