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Acer executive: If Nokia goes with Android, they'd be a force to be reckoned with

0. phoneArena 14 Jun 2013, 13:50 posted on

At Computex, Acer hinted that they might be releasing a Windows Phone 8 model in the first half of next year; Acer's vice president for the EMEA region, Allen Burnes, subsequently said that building an Acer branded Windows Phone 8 model is not in the cards right now. The executive said that sales and volume are important to Acer, and Android provides the results that the company wants...

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posted on 15 Jun 2013, 02:56

85. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


No not the Nokians.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:19 12

6. Federated (Posts: 261; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


It's no secret that a Nokia with an Android OS would end up on top of all Android devices. Nokia will increase their profit by 400% in just a quarter. Can you imagine a Nokia smartphone with 1080p 5-inch screen running Android 5 (Key Lime Pie) powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 41MP PureView sensor! Wow! Easily the undisputed phone of all time.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:30 9

8. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


nokia isnt living up to their full potential on windows

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:35 11

26. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I'd disagree. Rather it's Windows itself who isn't living up to expectations.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:45 3

31. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


It's not fault of Nokia, it's Microsoft who are going too slow in upgrading and developing WP OS, then their restrictions are also hurting Nokia. Microsoft said they have included support for upto 72 cores in WP8, but they hadn't activated it on it, they should have brought out support for FullHd screen last year itself,, but they stopped at support for HD screens, hope this year onwards Microsoft will pull it's sock, and we will see rapid pace of development in WP(but bad thing about hope is that, it always remain hope, especially in case of Microsoft)

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 16:12 1

37. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Micorosoft said windows 8 will support quad core and micro sd cards but I have yet to see a quad core windows 8 device and the Samsung ativ s has a micro sd slot

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 16:18 2

39. JaseelEbrahim (Posts: 31; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Are you talking about windows phone 8 or windows 8?

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 17:09

93. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Phone

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 19:12 2

61. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


but does it rly needs a quadcore? i mean WP is super fluid allready!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 20:34

71. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Windows Phone 8 supports up to 64 cores.

Yes, the Ativ series have MicroSD slots, as does all Lumias with a removable back, that is, 520, 521, 620, 820, 810, 822. Only the 510, 610, 710, 720, 800, 900, 920, 925, and 928 don't (as I recall).

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 09:25

89. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Microsoft had promised support for more than 60 cores in WP8, but they had only optimized it for dual cores, that's the reason we aren't seeing any quadcore WP8 phones, though there are many WP8 phones with micro SD slot, I think except Lumia 920/925/928 and HTC's WP8 offering all other manufacturers launched their WP8 phone with Micro sd slot......... With GDR3 update WP8 will be optimized for quadcore and octacore, and will also support FullHd screen............

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:31 2

9. tomn1ce (Posts: 218; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


We can only dream -_-

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:25 1

20. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 550; Member since: 07 May 2012)


if only microsoft will loosen up and bring the good features to windows phone that it needs and cut out the wall garden crap.if nokia had android phones they would dominate the market, samsung wouldn't even be close,i android would have a market share of about 70%.
but guess what wp8,ios and android are all need to continue the trend of innovation. if there was only android then there wouldn't be the drive to innovate,therefore the need for wp8, ios and android to pus boundries and new ideas!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:38 5

11. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


The way a lot of Android fans here talk about Nokia, you would think they would never by such a brick-like device whose only claim to fame is a camera.

But if Nokia were to ever make such a move, I bet suddenly everybody here would be praising the camera and saying "great build quality" instead of brick. Just watch; if they switch, this is exactly what will happen.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:54 6

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


those days where people would not resort to this sort of post sure are missed, people hate Nokia, people here hate Samsung too and Samsung has android... people also hate HTC, and LG (I hate LG) but on that matter there are people who would love their favorite OS on their favorite maker and if that would include Nokia it would be nice. can we stop with this hate assumptions?

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:01

14. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I hate LG as well they copy off of other oems, HTC is my favorite

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 18:08 1

54. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


protozeloz,

You are right and I apologize for making that post. While I sincerely believe what I said in my statement, I was being immature in actually stirring the pot with the comment.

I love to have rational discussion that revolves around objective observations, but I had abandoned hope for that on much of the internet, especially here. That's just the truth; I'm jaded from the fanboyism and lack faith in people's ability to be objective and intelligent. But for the sake of not being one of those people that stirs the pot like this, I will try to shelve those types of comments unless it is a direct response to an individual.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 19:54 2

65. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Thanks, I've always like the way you post, even if I don't agree, some of us appreciate more than the average "x sucks y rocks" we get around here these days without reason, also its alright to be a fanboy. when our products nail it we feel good onside and we see things different, posting how we fell the worlds rolls around our heads heh, you can go and express how you feel about certain things just don't let the trolls drag you along with them . You can still mess with them tho, here I get called droidsheep ,I get insulted(apparently the bigger the insult the more right they are ), lucky I have a report button for those occasions, And honestly some people her are quite annoying... On a similar post I got bashed for thinking that a Nokia android phone could easily become a top seller (I'll buy it over a Galaxy any day, specially if its a nexus).

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:06

16. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


@ PENNY. ..and it will not happen right now, let we see in the future.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:31

22. user996 (Posts: 215; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


typical android fanboys thay are interested only in android but they know nokias durability would be best forever

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 22:06 1

77. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I don't think it's that they hate the devices, I think the fanboys here have learn to hate other fanboys, and the best way to get under each other's skin is to talk about the thing they like most. When you see fanboy calling the 920 a brick, it's just a jab at the WP/Nokia fanboys. They fire back with plasticky, laggy, sh**p, or whatever. Next thing you know... Full blown flame war!

But again, you've hit the nail on the head. There will be a few Android users and fanboys backpedaling if this does happen. I just want to go on record and say I don't care if it's twice as thick as the 920, if it has Android in it... I'm getting it!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:01 2

13. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Why Most of the OEM REFUSE to make handset for WP, IT IS ONLY NOKIA WILL FORCE to make handset for WP because of the agreement with 'em?
Poor Wp users!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:37 1

27. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Can't we all just get along??

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:04 1

15. papss (unregistered)


Is this the same Acer that is mediocre in just about everything they make? I could care less where Nokia goes because I would surely follow them. Hell it was reason enough to get me away from android and introduced to WP8 which I find to be a great OS.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:14

18. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I agree, wp8 is great os, but didn't you notice. ..
only nokia make handset for them as of this day.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:33 1

23. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


If it's so great, why only 3% market share??

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:47 1

32. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Maybe because of lack of apps (free/paid), some says boring UI, no flash for Web streaming, low specs, no sd slot, except "S" made.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 23:45

81. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


no SD slots? Most of the lumias with WP8 have SD slots 820,720,620,520 .

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:35

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Agree a bout Acer, their products aren't that good, relatively inferior than the rest on the same category, I only recommend it as a cheap trip computer you can toss and never care if it breaks but never as a primary device

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 20:40

72. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I've never had a problem with Acer's stuff, especially their monitors. The only desktop I've bought (I build my own) was an Acer and it still works well. If I were in the market.for a store-bought computer or laptop, Acer and Asus would be at the top of my list.

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