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Microsoft's Windows Phone OEM Portal helps manufacturers build a better Windows Phone

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Microsoft's Windows Phone OEM Portal helps manufacturers build a better Windows Phone
How would you like to build a Windows Phone handset? Microsoft has gone live with its Windows Phone OEM Portal. The website gives you all of the information you need to build a Windows Phone and sell it. Microsoft calls it a "well-defined end-to-end process." Obviously, this is really meant for manufacturers who can afford to design and produce a Windows Phone and sell it to consumers.

The Windows Phone manufacturer will be using a Qualcomm reference design and select a camera, LCD display, memory, sensors, and a touch controller. This surely should end the talk about Microsoft eventually keeping all Windows Phone production to itself after the deal to buy Nokia's Devices and Services division closes.

This also might allow Windows Phone to fight in the trenches in emerging markets against low-priced Android models. Yes, the Nokia Lumia 520 did very well in those markets, but in China, a quad-core powered Android model can be bought for the equivalent of $130 USD. Perhaps smaller manufacturers overseas will use the portal to bring similar Windows Phone models to those regions.

Microsoft will teach you how to design, build and sell a Windows Phone

Microsoft will teach you how to design, build and sell a Windows Phone


source: WindowsPhone via WMPoweruser

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posted on 14 Apr 2014, 23:55 10

1. alterecho (Posts: 1072; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


The manufacturers should open a portal that helps Microsoft build a better OS.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 00:58 2

4. DCSeerIvan (Posts: 35; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


For mes it is good, though :))

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 08:35 4

9. papss (unregistered)


He's a miserable troll.. No need to respond to his pathetic being

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 19:50

12. DCSeerIvan (Posts: 35; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Yah! Maybe android paid him for this.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 01:09 4

5. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1891; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Troll detected!

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 02:50 3

6. sip1995 (Posts: 752; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Let him, he has immunity cuz he's a windows phone user.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 06:19 1

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1671; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Get off Microsoft's testicles already....smh ..

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 08:25

8. elitewolverine (Posts: 1324; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Yea if my droid would quite crashing and restarting that would be nice....better os. Work, get some cash, buy a droid.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 11:48 1

10. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


This is 2014....not 2008, 2009....

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:11

11. elitewolverine (Posts: 1324; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Note 3 thank you, 3rd one, fist one refused not to reset itself every hour or so. Replacement would not recover from a process.android error. The 3rd one is better though last month the magazine app get screwing with the phone.

The note 3 is not the only phone with issues for me, s3, once it updated this last fall to 4.3, the dialer quite working. Known droid issue, thankfully in Feb the update was released and fixed it but the work around was to clear the dialer/phone app. Worked for about a week before having to do it again.

So welcome to 2013 and 2014, my note 3 my old s3 still do it, the note 3 is not the only one either. How about our two note 3 we use in our pods, one refuses to stay on but we wont replace it cause it lasts about 3 hrs before it kills itself. Xperia Z, two here will refuse data connections constantly.

Care to hear more of my droid fun, the droids i deal with every day at work and at home?

The list is longer than my wp 925 simply not having a notification bar or file manager. Know how many times the 925 has crashed on me? i dont know, if it has, it has been while i was sleeping.

This is not to say the wp is without problems, my 521 needed replacing because i got a boot manager error after an update. But in terms of two 925's two 521's and an 8x and hd7, only one device issue. They are all family devices, and we will be adding two more nokias to replace our 13 and 16yr olds s3's that have cracked screens that once again were my old ones. Yes one of those s3's has been rock solid, dropped, kicked, water, and it is still kicking.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 00:24 9

2. Liveitup (Posts: 1056; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Everyone imitating WP flat UI is evidence enough of a great OS, as they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, hope you enjoy your imaginary Lumia 925, ill enjoy the real thing. Competition is healthy, get over it.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 00:34 1

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2429; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice work.

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