Here is what Nokia thinks about HTC 8S, 8X new Windows Phones
Still, Nokia definitely showed some swagger when TheVerge asked it what’s its reaction to the HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S, two products that compete directly with Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Lumia 820.
That’s the response from Nokia marketing head Chris Weber, and we’d underline the phrase “tactially re-brand” as a direct jab aimed at HTC. Of course, Weber thinks that Nokia is the only company to truly differentiate itself, but we’re curious what you think on the matter. How do you like the new HTC 8X and 8S, are they just rebranded products or worthy competitors in the Windows Phone 8 arena?
1. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
I fail to see how the HTC 8X is rebranded. It looks nothing like the One X (although I wish it did).
2. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
It looks like a One X that's been turned into a rectangle.
24. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
That's because the government is kissing Apple's feet. "No one can have round corners except for us," says Apple. What bull...
38. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
it looks like xperia s wp8-ified with htc's logo
22. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
I failed to mention that Nokia rehashed the design from the MeeGo N9 to their current Lumia phones.
It's a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
26. natesvlogs (Posts: 40; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Nokia really needs to get over themselves
3. ahhxd717 (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
I actually feel like HTC's WPs are a big departure from their current Android design language. I'm glad they chose to give a new look to their new WP's. Maybe Nokia's talking about the features and naming? Idk, but all of the WP8 handsets look very very good.
4. savezo007 (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
i would get a lumia 920 only if the windows store had better game i mean look at it they dont have ashphalt 7, minecraft, doodle jump, angry birds space and othe cool games that android and IOS has
9. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
There are tons of games coming to WP8 such as Real Racing 2, dead space, need for speed shift 2, Nova 3, Asphalt 7 and much more. They were announced a few months ago.
21. Seymur (unregistered)
what a childish point of view. if you're teen then of course 920 isn't for you, play your games on iPhone. WP have good and upcoming games. i see you have a lot of spare time.
27. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
You must have a lot of spare time, going aroung complaining about "gamers".
36. Seymur (unregistered)
If you're gamer then buy PlayStation or Xbox. And don't complain about apps of WP
34. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)
I'm a teen and 920 IS for me. I love that phone and the OS too!
35. Seymur (unregistered)
a lot of kids Used to buy BlackBerry, Business phone. now WP?
5. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
If anything, HTC "rebranded" its WIndows Mobile handsets like the HD2 into its Android line to create the OG Evo and Desire HD. Since the One X is a direct descendant from these phones, then rebranding the One X into the 8X is just a continuation of a lineage that stretches back to Windows Mobile anyways.
20. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Also, isn't the Lumia series just a rebranded N9?
23. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
Yes, Nokia seems to want to forget all about all that little beauty.
28. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Nokia has willful amnesia. It's great for motivating yourself even though you are basically rehashing the same things over and over again and branding them "innovative".
39. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1162; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
consider it as nokia puting that wonderful n9 design to the next level.. and also, blame elop
30. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)
@Commentator...Ask anyone who owns a N9 what question they hear when someone questions them about their phone? Yes, the get 'Is that a Lumia'?
N9 was a niche device, with no popularity. There was absolutely no reason why Nokia should let the design of the N9 (which is a derivative of the N8) die with Harmattan-Meego.
Nokia was smart - they capitalized on a shell that they already had, and made it iconic with the Windows Phone OS.
33. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I wasn't aware anyone actually owned an N9, but on the off-chance I ever run into one of these mythical beasts I'll make sure not to get the two phones confused!
6. nightmare (Posts: 28; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)
Windows phones are competitive on physical looks forcing even samsung to come up with a metallic samsung ativ s ,look at lumias too.HTC has no chance aganist them all they have is beats by dre,cool but a winning phone is not just great audio.
29. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Is the 8X not competitive enough in the looks department? And the last time I checked, the One X had one of the best cameras on a phone, so in extension so does the 8X. I don'tsee HTC lacking in any other field. It is just as competitive. The one thing unique is the 720p 4.3" display and size on a flagship phone. It's a great middle-ground that people who are not into the whole 4.5"+ can get behind while still being cream of the crop.
8. threed61 (Posts: 133; Member since: 27 May 2011)
I think the mobile world is better with Nokia in it, so I hope the recent trash talk turns into sales. HTC is still making money and that talks louder than any smack.
10. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
Nokia is innovative thats for sure. I like their phones, just wished someone somewhere would throw out a amazing OUT SIDE OF THE BOX Design and some decent SPecs.
11. snowgator (Posts: 3290; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Nokia is protecting it's brand, nothing wrong with this. If anything, this was a very tame response. Nokia has a lot to hang it's hat on- they are bring map and turn by turn enhancements to all WP devices, they are responsable for the addition of apps like Pay Pal, a couple of ESPN options, E*Trade (still an exclusive, but coming in a few months to all), and are working tirelessly to get more.
They also have great exclusives to their devices and have supported the 720, 800, and 900 well.
I am sure HTC is snickering a little. Just Nokia responding is a little free promo for them.
15. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Nokia's just talking big to establish themselves as "the" Windows hardware manufacturer. Never mind that they've been with Microsoft for less than two years, and HTC manufactured the first WIndows smartphone ever...
16. Aeires (unregistered)
Surely they can't be staking claims to colors now, we don't need another phone company doing that. All in all, Nokia has been rather tactful with their approach to competition. They could have gotten nasty but have kept their comments on the mild side.
Regardless, this is a good time for WPFans, they are getting some really great handsets.
18. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 304; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
at least nokia has tons more class than Apple..... Apple would have just sued using their favorite judge to win billions because their revenue isn't enough...
19. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)
I think Nokia is forgetting that HTC has been a major part of WP success.
25. DarkWalkker (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I say, GREAT Nokia, you do have what I feel is the best Windows phone at the moment... however... will you be ONLY on AT&T or Verizon... Well I am on Sprint... make a deal with them, get your phone out to ALL the carriers so I have a real choice!
31. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Wow all those unique features are really pathetic grasping. They are always talking about how special they are and innovative, but I don't see an ounce of it. Nokia Music is basically Pandora, spotify, and a bajillion otherp music apps. Location and navigation. There's a ton of those in the marketplace as well. This is a SMARTPHONE after all. You can install apps made by other people. The PureView branding is just a desecration of the true innovation they had with the 808. It's just another 1/3" cameraphone sensor with 8MP. The wireless charging is so not new. If they bundled the wireless charger with the phone, now THAT would be new and innovative. There's already a bunch of phones you can pay money to buy special batteries and backcovers to wirelessly charge them.
32. jack1059 (Posts: 72; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)
Spot on. Nokia's trying to write their own reality, and hoping you buy into it.
37. yajia1 (Posts: 112; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
Lol Nokia. HTC has been making Windows phone for like 15 years already. And what hypocrites. Anybody knows N9? This doesnt even look anything like HTC has done before. Except the ultra beautiful eyegasmic laminated LCD. I hope the screen's like the one on the One X. Only with more ppi!