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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: 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.


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