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Microsoft may release its own phone "in the coming months"

0. phoneArena 02 Oct 2012, 13:06 posted on

Multiple sources indicated that Microsoft's smartphone is in the final stages of testing, and could launch in the next 3-6 months...

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posted on 02 Oct 2012, 13:18 5

1. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Elop, Nokia Board of Directors and Nokia is screwed. Long live Symbian!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 13:40 11

7. jubbing (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)


Symbian was never good. Ever.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:38 7

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


It's still good. Just got the Belle Feature Pack 2 on my 701, and while it was fast before, it FLIES now. Excepting particular apps, there's nothing Android can do that Symbian can't, and there's a good amount that Symbian can do no other mobile OS is currently capable of, notably USB-On-The-Go and various codecs it can run

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:59 4

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...there's nothing Android can do that Symbian can't..."

Symbian isn't so 'flexible' like Android. For example hacking, go to www.hackaday.com , how many hacks for Symbian do you see? Zero!
Have you ever heard about Google ADK and Arduino?
http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/usb/adk.html

Does Symbian or iOS can give such opportunity for us? NO!

And such thigs are very important because such things gives ability for people to create and innovate and it is very important! A lot of innovations can be made using this which will help in our live!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:34 6

18. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate first, nokia bring alot of innovation to the table

second symbian is still one of the best fuctional OS's around, android mite have all the ey candy but symbian is still powerful.

belle fp2 on my 808 can match the latest android and iOS on performance. as for hacking there are mods and custom roms for symbian

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:55 3

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"mate first, nokia bring alot of innovation to the table"

By commnet #15, I didn't denied the fact that Nokia bring a lot of innovations.

"second symbian is still one of the best fuctional OS's around, android mite have all the ey candy but symbian is still powerful."

As you can see my comment was reply to "...there's nothing Android can do that Symbian can't...".

"as for hacking there are mods and custom roms for symbian"

I was talking not only about software hacking, I was talking about hardware hacking.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 16:51 4

31. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


all im saying is android aint the perfect OS many on here believe it to be, and im bored of the one sided way things are on here

''Does Symbian or iOS can give such opportunity for us? NO!''

who are ''us'' what this collective term for , surely you mean for you as in android is your personal preference for that reason

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 17:14

32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"all im saying is android aint the perfect OS many on here believe it to be, and im bored of the one sided way things are on here"

I'm not saying that Android is perfect OS. As I have said before, my commnet #15 was just response to "...there's nothing Android can do that Symbian can't...".

"who are ''us'' what this collective term for , surely you mean for you as in android is your personal preference for that reason"

No! By saying "for us" I mean all smartphone users.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 17:23 4

33. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


well all smartphone users will have differant preferences

i choose symbian because i know it, its customizable and easy to use, and plays most video files straight out the box.

ive looked at andrid but until an android phone has a camera that equals the 808 i wont be switching.

besides some smartphone users dont want customization, thats where iOS and wp8 come in

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 17:43 1

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"well all smartphone users will have differant preferences"

Yes, I agree with you, all smartphone users have differant preferences but I was talking not about preferences, I just answered to: "...there's nothing Android can do that Symbian can't...". I told that THERE IS!

"ive looked at andrid but until an android phone has a camera that equals the 808 i wont be switching."

So your main reason choosing the smartphone is camera?

"besides some smartphone users dont want customization, thats where iOS and wp8 come in"

I agree, some smartphone users don't want customization but even they can still use Android because there is no rule that you must customize it if you use Android! And anyway I wasn't talking about customization.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 17:53 3

36. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


pretty much yes i like to have the best camera on my phone, went from the nokia n8 to the 808 as nothing else could compete in that category. plus as ive said before i know my way round symbian.

''I agree, some smartphone users don't want customization but even they can still use Android because there is no rule that you must customize it if you use Android!''

maybe not everyone wants android, maybe there are better options for them with other OS's

me ive looked at android and wouldnt mind a phone running it but just doesnt offer what i look for in one package yet , also im looking to see how wp8 turns out although i know it will be pretty restristed in terms of customizing.

just saying android isnt right for everyone

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 17:58 1

38. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"maybe not everyone wants android, maybe there are better options for them with other OS's"

Agree.

"...also im looking to see how wp8 turns out although i know it will be pretty restristed in terms of customizing."

I also don't think that WP is bad OS, but I think that WP still need more time to evolve and it should become a really good OS.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 18:11 2

40. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


well like android has done, in 2-3 years im hoping wp8 will be a mature and great OS. sure it'll take time but i dont get why so many think its failed before its begun

everything needs to evolve, its why iOS is loosing ground and becoming stale. nothing can stay the same and be on top

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 18:18

43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't think that WP is failed.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 18:12

41. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


You guys got off topic....., js.... Microsoft should release a phone :-)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 18:19 1

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sorry, CX3NT3_713 :D

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 18:04 3

39. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


As close as every flagship model is now, choosing the best camera is actually not that bad an idea.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 18:17

42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree, different people has different priorities.
In my case I used to choose smartphone by looking at the all specifications not only to camera parameters since smartphone is multifunctional device.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 17:28

34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Phone.A.user you have corrected the right way to write, which he wrote wrong! "Are you studying English"....?

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 17:53

37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


LOL! Where? :D
No, at the moment I'm not studying English, but yes, I had English lessons at the school and then in the college.

My native language isn't English and I know that my English grammar is away from perfect. :)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 23:33 1

52. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


well im a symbian user, used to be a fanboy too, still prefer it over android, but i have to say you are wrong, there is not even a proper video call app available for symbian, youtube doesnt let you go above 240p, im a bit desperate for the LM920 really

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 00:12 1

53. bkb01 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


dont get me wrong coming from an n8 usb otg was also very important for me thats why the sgs2 replaced my n8 (now with the missus):) it also has usb otg out of the box, and speaking of codecs, i remember, i remember the n8 had a limit in terms of watching vids, the thing is i just transfer a 4gb blueray ripped movie in my s2 and it plays with no probs. only thing i miss really is the fm transmitter, man that was cool;)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:46 2

12. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


I really hope you're kidding... Elop is a retard.. Symbian is a less buggy, more stable, more feature-rific, and less taxing on the battery version of Android... Right now, Android has no competition, I mean, people like me who want a desktop-like experience on their phones only have Android.... If Elop had half a brain, Symbian would be up there, and so would Nokia..

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 16:37 2

29. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Much better than Windows closed eco-system.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 19:56 1

49. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


A few years ago Symbian was the way to go. The N series was one of if not the best line of smartphones on the market. I LOVE my Nokia N95 8GB and nobody had a better phone then me when it was in its prime. Symbian just waited to late to update is OS. Not it's playing catch-up and it's losing, bad. The Nokia N97 was the turning point for me. It was slow and buggy the entire time I used it. It did not preform as advertised. Symbian had it's time but, the outlook is not looking very good for the OS right .

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 20:06 1

50. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"I LOVE my Nokia N95 8GB and nobody had a better phone then me when it was in its prime."

The same with me, I'm still have my Nokia N95 8GB somewhere in one of drawers. :)

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 00:16 1

54. bkb01 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


my symbian devices were n95 8gb then replaced it with the n82(still one of the best cameraphones for me, nothing beats it xenon flash) , then n8 (also for the camera, usb to go and fm transmitter), natural progression from symbian is really android for its customizations, teaks, custom roms, freedom just like symbian:)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:46 4

20. khmer (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Microsoft is competing with Nokia.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 16:04 3

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Long live Symbian Meego and Maemo....

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 13:26 9

2. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I'd still take the Lumia 920.

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