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Microsoft rumored to be developing its own smartphone to run WP8

By Shawn Knight
Oct 2, 2012
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  1. Rumors are surfacing (no pun intended) once again that Microsoft is developing their own smartphone to run Windows Phone 8. A report published yesterday from China Times reignited rumors although no evidence or sources were mentioned. Today, however, WPCentral and...

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 881   +130

    Bring it on
     
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,356   +402

    Appears that MS is banking everything it has with this Win 8 release - to the point of creating multiple hardware platforms to support it.

    If this fails, I'm not sure MS will ever be able to recover.
     
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,930   +569

    I'm beginning to like MS stamina in recent times...

    1. June: We tell MS that Windows 8 ain't good for us, desktop-demanding users. MS says - "Like hell it is! We are releasing it!"

    2. July: MS steps out with their own hardware, saying "OEM-s, screw you! We make our own bid in hardware now!"

    3. August: MS releases VS2012 with a nightmare of UI colors and style and incredible bug count. We say - MS, come on! And MS says we should be open to the new ideas. Whose ideas and why - unknown.

    4. Now after a long try with Nokia MS says ok, screw you Nokia, we'll make our own phone now.

    I'm at a loss in deciding whether MS grew balls or lost its mind. Looks like a bit of both...
     
  5. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Guru Posts: 449   +81

    Yea cause WP7 was such a giant success it totally makes sense to now try and do WP8 also!

    Oh wait WP7 was terribad and no one liked it, well 3rd time is the charm they say! lets just wait for WP9
     
  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    This Thursday should be interesting... ;)
     
  7. Oh wait WP7 was terribad and no one liked it, well 3rd time is the charm they say! lets just wait for WP9

    Probably because the majority don't know ish about Windows Phone OS, so they tell anyone that asks about it, that it must suck... which you'd know it doesn't if you'd actually do a little research.
     
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  8. I am not going to argue that WP7 was no huge success.... but to say it is terrible is kinda ignorant.
     
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  9. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 903   +52

    I'm thinking a bit of both.
     
  10. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Enthusiast Posts: 357   +57

    Actually WP7 is a good OS and people who own the phone tend to say they love it it just never got the exposure of Android or iOS. Even though it had lower hardware specs then other phones it still ran smoother than they did. WP8 should be better and it is a good OS overall with just a few things on the desktop version that people don't seem to like but can get over.
     
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  11. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 593   +47

    I absolutely love WP7. I'm still rockin' my Samsung Focus from 2010. I previously used an iPhone and I currently have an Android tablet, but in my opinion, WP is simply the best mobile OS. Just about all of my complaints will be resolved with WP8, so I'm looking forward to it immensely. However, I'm thinking I'll go with the Lumia 920. Unless the Surface phone has an S4 Pro, I'll probably pass.
     
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  12. After they issued Surface and their own smartphone, later they will developing their own TV, HTPC, sound system, then freezer, dishwasher and another appliances (of course with Metro UI), after that MS will move to the next level: developing their own car, using touchscreen with Metro UI replacing the steering wheel and how you switch your gear with your finger gesture :p
     
  13. rvnwlfdroid

    rvnwlfdroid TS Rookie Posts: 82   +6

    I like it.....
     
  14. "I absolutely love WP7. I'm still rockin' my Samsung Focus from 2010. I previously used an iPhone and I currently have an Android tablet, but in my opinion, WP is simply the best mobile OS."

    Toilet engine.
     
  15. Jolla!
     
  16. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,930   +569

    - but nice plumbing! :)
     


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