HTC waiting for Apollo to launch (not the space craft) to offer new Windows Phone handsets
0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2012, 20:03 posted on
After not speaking about the Windows Phone platform during yesterday's event in Barcelona, an HTC executive came forth on Monday to say that the Taiwan based firm will be launching a new Windows Phone model once the Apollo OS update launches...
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1. snowgator (Posts: 3350; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I am really worried about stories like this. Even if the Nokia 900 and the Titan 2 are hits, they will not be over a large period of time. How does WP get any real momentum heading into Apollo if there are 2 quarters of sales pass between any other major releases? Android will be pumping out ICS monsters that whole time, and isn't the next iPhone rumors running about a quarter 4 release as well?
2. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
totally agree with you, Q4 is really too late because by that time, ICS would be on most handsets and the iphone hype would overshadow apollo relase.
3. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
But Windows Phone still have one big joker up their sleeve, something that will gain it some really heavy momentum: Windows 8.
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will be released pretty much at the same time, Q4. And you might expect some deep relationship and synergy being displayed between the two in the marketing campaigns. Microsoft will not let it slide, now that even Windows 8 will be touch optimized :-)
I'll be combining them like hamburger & cola!