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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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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.

DAY-ABR-YEAR
5-SEP-2012

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.


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