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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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By fteoath64 on 8/30/2012 11:02:45 AM , Rating: 2
They only impress if the roll-out a handset to match GS III, one to match the G Note II , a 7 inch tablet to match Nexus 7 and a 10 inch tablet like MS Surface RT.

The last one is easiest to do but the first 3 devices, well ?. Nokia really do not need to worry about Apple because their old customers have already moved there some time ago and are not about to leave .....




By Mitch101 on 8/30/2012 11:23:35 AM , Rating: 2
Samsung just partnered with Microsoft
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2012/08/...
The world’s biggest smartphone maker is in talks with major telecom carriers on Apple’s home-turf such as Verizon Wireless about modified designs in Samsung Galaxy devices. It is also closely partnering with Microsoft (MS) to cut its dependency on Google Android , according to officials Wednesday.

Samsung To Announce Galaxy S III-like Smartphone For Windows Phone 8
http://www.complex.com/tech/2012/08/samsung-to-ann...

However you might want to wait for the Nokia phone which has a 21megapixel camera which is hidden in the commercial above.


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