A slew of new Windows Phone devices show up in WP Bench
The benchmark lists 15 different Windows Phone devices, 8 of which are more than likely getting the Mango treatment when they get released. Some of the names on the list may sound familiar, such as the HTC Mazaa that is destined for Sprint and the Fujitsu IS12T that packs a 13.2 megapixel camera and is currently up for pre-order in Japan.
The HTC Omega, which may be announced at HTC’s upcoming event on September 1, also showed up on the list as well as the Nokia SeaRay. It is nice to know that these phones are out in the wild seeing how they perform. That being said, we seem to be inching closer to a widespread release of Windows Phone Mango every day. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
1. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
hmm, nokia XXX looks interesting...
What kind of phone is that ?
Nokia 800 maybe ?
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
The phones that appeal to me the most are the HTC Omega, the Samsung SGH-i937, the Nokia XXX & the Nokia Sea Ray. These 4 phones alone can make a HUGE dent on the mobile market, making Windows Phone 7 a house hold name. I can't wait to get a WP7 Mango phone in my hand to FINALLY see Mango in action. WP7 is prepping for a HUGE holiday season & a HUGE 2012!
4. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
It sure looks like Microsoft is getting out some big amount of cash from their money chest here and making a huge push for WP7 in time for the holiday season.
Either WP7 will be a huge success Q4 2011 / Q 1 2012 or it will be a huge fiasco.
If it is a huge success, then fine. But if it is a huge fiasco... then what happens to WP7 ?
6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I really don't think it will be a fiasco, but if it is REMEMBER Windows makes more money on Android sales than it does right now on Windows Phone 7 sales. I really think that Microsoft will go back to the drawing board & make it work if this becomes a fiasco as you say. WP7 is a good clean OS & the Mango update will make it that much better, PLUS it's getting support from the developers because it has 30,000+ apps it has on a faster pace than the Android Market & is on par in terms of growth with the App Store during its first 9 months. There are some great things happening & now the devices that are top-tier will start to come out. WP7 is poised to make great moves! I like the direction & if the Mango update looks to be the real deal, then I will get a Windows Phone 7 Mango. Now which phone to get is the real question?
7. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Right now i'm thinking about which of the new nokia phones 600, 700 or 701 to get : P
10. GJanee (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)
definitely the new samsung (the simple one, not with the portrait qwerty). well if size matters (you don't want a 4"+ screened phone) than maybe you should consider the acer or nokia phones.
11. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
which phone are you talking about ?
I myself am planning to get the Nokia N9, Wave 3 and msybe the Nokia 701.
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8. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
I can honestly not care any less about specs, just make it available for Sprint lol.
9. rbyham (Posts: 7; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
The other big advantage MS has is the Windows desktop operating system. Looking at the Windows 8 desktop I see them going for solid convergence between desktop and phone which is in my estimation exactly the right direction. Very soon we will see laptops, tablets, and maybe even desktops drop off the scene. Everyone wants it all on their phone. With Windows 8 about to run on millions of computers people will begin to discover their phone and desktop look and work almost exactly alike. That will make for a very challenging competitor to Apple and Android.
12. snowgator (Posts: 3159; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
First of all, looking at this list, my eyes are drawn to #29: NA NA??? What is NA NA???
Other than that bit of confusion, I am glad to see some solid write ups on future devices. It is just a matter of what goes where. I truly hope some decent selections show up on Sprint and Verizon. The Mazaa is just supposed to be the Trophy for Sprint. I just feel if you are going for an all touchscreen, it needs to be 4.3" to compete, not the 3.8" on the Trophy. If it is going to be a keyboard (the Arrive), than fine- but it needs to be in the 4" screen range, not 3.6". This is the hardware that is successful right now. This is assuming that Sprint and Verizon just get one Mango to go with the one already available. If they get MORE than one, and they end up with three total W7 devices everyone can find one to be excited about!!
We know AT&T will get a couple good Mango phones to start with and maybe four devices over time. T-Mobile will get at least one. October to November will be a good time to be a W7 fan!!
15. Ecko50100 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)
Awesome seeing as I'm pushing towards Windows Phone or Blackberry, or even WebOS instead of the current Android I have now.