Live: Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 8
0. phoneArena 29 Oct 2012, 11:12 posted on
And just like that, it's time for Microsoft to officially announce the start of the Windows Phone 8 era. At today's event in San Francisco, we're going to be introduced to WP8 once more, but this time we expect Redmond's team to reveal some more details regarding its new mobile operating system, and who knows, we might even get to see (and play with) some previously unannounced handsets...
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1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Hell yeah! Lets get this started! Btw, is any of the PA staff present at the event?
26. crapdroid666 (Posts: 24; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
"Windows 8 PC really are the best PCs ever!" hahahah i actually burst out laughing. no offence to anyone
30. -box- (Posts: 3953; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Are they not? The new iphone is the best iphone yet, each new ipad is the best yet, why would computers be different? Almost everything continues to improve, so as long as the qualifier (yet, which should be used in place of "ever", but that's a different conversation) is used, they're not wrong.
25. -box- (Posts: 3953; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Why so few Nokias for demos? Silly Microsoft, all that money you spent for them but showing mostly the HTCs... I know they'll be more widely available, but show off the flagship, not the lesser models!
*EDIT* Oh yay, Steve is giving them love.
2. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Maybe they should give something incredible otherwise hiding WP8 would prove to be the worst move ever.
21. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1428; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Especially when Google announced the devices without any event
22. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
to see the event live go to
4. -box- (Posts: 3953; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I hope ray s is more excited about this than he was for the apple and Windows 8 events
5. rembo65 (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
I want something "beefier" than 920, Nokia. Please and thank you.
7. rembo65 (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
nope. no need to go bigger. but a quad-core, with 2Gb of RAM would make me feel excited.
11. Ray.S (Posts: 269; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Why do you need a quad-core when everything runs just fine on dual-core (on WIndows Phone)?
16. rembo65 (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
I just would like to feel comfortable thinking that when some badass games are available for WP8, my phone will not choke
23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Because performance is required not only for OS but for apps and games too. Also performance reserves gives bigger chance to get OS updates in the future.
27. -box- (Posts: 3953; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
It also raises the price, and if the apps and such cannot take advantage of such power, what's the point? When the dual-core Pentiums started hitting the market in the early 2000s, they were very quick, but none of the software or OSes could really take advantage of the power until 64-bit versions of XP came out later out. When Android started offering dual (and quad) core, yes, the phones ran smoother, but not necessarily more efficient, and few apps can use them. So in a year or two when apps are finally able to take advantage of the power the phones then will be up-to-date for that.
28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Even if you are buying device for next 2 or maybe even 3 years?
Also do you realise that if there will be not much Quan-Core devices then no one would even try to propagate development of software wich would support Quan-Core?
31. -box- (Posts: 3953; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Why go quad if dual is more than satisfactory? Core count isn't everything; there's still some dual-core Pentiums which can keep up with Core i5s and i7s due to optimization and using the correct hardware. There are also efficiencies to keep in mind; these are being used in phones, which need to last all day, make phone calls, and do web browsing and such, so unless the quad is as power-efficient as a dual (and some are, even moreso when on a smaller process) then there is little point to making such a device be so portable, otherwise the customer will have to install an insanely large battery on it, and at that point, as weight and power go up, and based on what the user is wishing to do with it, a tablet or computer becomes more sensible. I'd rather play a game on a 7" tablet than on a 4" phone, given equal capabilities, especially as the tablet would have more capacity for the needed larger battery.
32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Why go quad if dual is more than satisfactory?"
I have already answered to that question.
"There are also efficiencies..."
It is not an rule that bigger core count should eat more energy, it depends on technology!
8. darkvadervip (Posts: 358; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
I'm ready to get this money out my hands and spend!
12. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
WP8 looks very attractive and idk if microsoft has already done this but it wold be really cool if you could remotely control your 360 and Windows 8 pc.
29. -box- (Posts: 3953; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I have a WP7 Lumia 900 and I can control my PC from it. I don't own an XBox but I believe there is some media sharing capabilities between them. I believe MIcrosoft Glass (I think that's what it's called) will offer the sort of functionality you're looking for.
15. osaFromJava (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Hey guys, check this out
17. nosybummer (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Glad to see ''vlc'' attending the function
19. zivan (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I m Curious to know if there will be information about 7.8 update or not? P
A guys what u think .thanks
20. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
it would be cool if they released a device to compete with the nexus 4 at the same price point! it would be impossible to choose. oh well.
24. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
you guys can watch the live stream on WPcentral.com