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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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WP8 is more of the same
By mcnabney on 8/30/2012 1:04:13 AM , Rating: 1
The logic hasn't changed much in smartphones.

Apple - do everything our way and we get 30% of everything you spend and get to veto apps.
MS W8RT - do everything our way and we get 20-30% of everything you spend and get to veto apps.
Google - buy whatever device you want from whoever wants to make it. Use our marketplace or don't, heck, feel free to bypass markets all together and sideload.

Yeah, I think we will be sticking with the freedom of Android thanks.




RE: WP8 is more of the same
By Belard on 8/30/2012 9:14:05 AM , Rating: 2
Apple - Don't like the UI - too bad. Unless you root it.

MS-WART/WP - Don't like the UI - too bad. Nobody developing for it anyway. 3000 fart apps to choose form!

Android - Change it, with or without rooting. Want to make it into an iPhone or WP7 UI... knock yourself out.

Blackberry - You're on crack.


RE: WP8 is more of the same
By DFranch on 8/31/2012 9:38:48 AM , Rating: 2
I think you forgot the 15,000 fart apps on Android.


RE: WP8 is more of the same
By Rukkian on 8/30/2012 9:16:21 AM , Rating: 2
This pretty much sums it up in my book. I don't plan on getting anything but droid (unless stupid court decisions make it too difficult). I will, however have no problems having others get competitors that hold their hand for them. My wife has pretty much said she will not use anything be an iphone cause she likes not having choices.


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