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Nokia, Samsung, and HTC testing Windows Phone 8 devices in Australia, according to rumors

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Nokia, Samsung, and HTC testing Windows Phone 8 devices in Australia, according to rumors
The following is nothing but a rumor, and should definitely be treated as one, so if you want to read it anyway, make sure you have a salt shaker nearby. Ready? Okay, here we go. According to WPDownUnder – an Australian blog devoted to Microsoft's mobile platform, at least three manufacturers are currently testing a Windows Phone 8 handset of their own. Multiple sources claim that test units made by Nokia are within the country, with possibly devices by HTC and Samsung being tested as well.

It is said that the styling of the Nokia Windows Phone 8 device is "almost identical" to that of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900, although the internal hardware might be totally different. That said, today's rumor should not be interpreted as a hint that these two current handsets will be updated to WP8 one day. There is no information about the alleged Samsung and HTC WP8 smartphones, so their existence is still highly questionable. 

We are expecting to know more about Windows Phone 8 and the devices it will run on within the following weeks. The Windows Phone Developer Summit begins on June 20, and that is when we are expecting to see the platform's next iteration in all its glory.

source: WPDownUnder via Neowin

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posted on 28 May 2012, 09:36 4

1. mercorp (Posts: 984; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


COngrats for the mobile page!
but still not has polished as gsmarena.

posted on 28 May 2012, 13:49 8

8. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Gsmarena are a bunch of f**king sons of a bitches. They don't like anyone voicing negative opinions about them and ios. They simply boot you out forever. At least PA staffers take it like a man. You know, its a blog you voice your thoughts, right? But also I think PA is just plain a better site overall with better and more current news, great photos, and reviews. Though I do see some opinionated articles which as writers and journalists is not right. If you wanna change or brainwash peoples minds, be an activist.

posted on 28 May 2012, 18:41 1

14. a961009 (Posts: 116; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


I think he is talking about the mobile homepage. Anyway Phonearena, you should advertise that ur site has new mobile homepage. I didn't know until he congrats.

posted on 29 May 2012, 10:34 1

18. Bashok (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


Homepage? i want an app!

posted on 29 May 2012, 11:32

20. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


yeah a Windows Phone app :D

posted on 29 May 2012, 14:01

21. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


good luck with that .

posted on 28 May 2012, 09:54

2. WinC76 (Posts: 55; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Could be for Telstra's 4G network.

posted on 28 May 2012, 10:48 2

3. blade (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 May 2012)


s**t wp8 will be a superflop for desktop computer
and they need to do something for that ugly square live tiles they suck i have lumia but this is the only one thing that matter for me rest all the things is ultra smooth for me
wished it had widgets like andro
also may i know that my phone is gonna update to w8 or not??

posted on 28 May 2012, 13:23 8

6. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


You have live tiles but you want widgets. Also do you know what "tile" means? And how are the live tiles ugly as compared to a dead app on ios or android? Look at the people hub. That's the most beautiful and unique. How about the Xbox game hub, wpcentral, or pictures hub. Plain awesome! Think you're a lying son of gun. How do you own something you don't like.

posted on 28 May 2012, 14:37 7

12. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


lubba, this is exactly whats going on, people don't realize that wp has something refreshing and unice, nothing compared to what you call 'dead icons',

i just tottaly agree with you !

posted on 28 May 2012, 17:57 1

13. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Thanks credo...:)

posted on 28 May 2012, 10:54 2

4. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


with windows 8 right around the corner it could be but who knows if it was was seen

posted on 28 May 2012, 13:29 4

7. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Not sure how this comment got thumb down. Must be some asshole running ammuk.

posted on 28 May 2012, 11:17 1

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


If the devices are gonna be released in october, it make sense that the testing should be done earlier than this. Which is now. So it kind of work in progress.

posted on 28 May 2012, 14:01 1

9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1139; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Windows 8 smart phones are coming folks and I hope that second generation windows 7.5 Mango smart phones get updated to Windows 8 but do not bet the farm that current Windows 7.5 mango smart phones get updated. as far as Windows 8 for the desktop is concerned I think it wont be a flop besides People will have no choice but to use it because it will be installed on New computers in the stores. Folks in the Linux computer world and Android smart phone world a person has more that one screen. since the beginning of windows PC's OS there has been only one screen the desktop screen now Microsoft will add another screen called the metro start screen with metro rectangular and square tiles on them. they are big and blocky looking folks so you CAN EASILY READ THE LETTERS AND NUMBERS AND CHANGING DATA THAT ARE CONTAINED IN SOME METRO TILES. THEY MAY NOT BE PRETTY BUT THEY GET THE JOB DONE. FOLKS TEST HAVE SHOWN THAT WINDOWS 8 IS FASTER AND BETTER THAN WINDOWS 7 AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS MOUSE CLICK THE DESKTOP METRO TILE TO GET TO THE OLD DESKTOP AND THEN WHEN YOU ARE ON THE WINDOWS 8 DESKTOP MOVE THE MOUSE POINTER TO THE POINT ON THE LOWER LEFT CORNER OF THE SCREEN AND RIGHT CLICK THE Start METRO SCREEN ICON WHEN IT APPEARS ON THE LEFT LOWER CORNER OF THE DESKTOP SCREEN ON A WINDOWS 8 COMPUTER TO GET TO SOME OF THE OLD FUNCTIONS OF THE DESKTOP. Folks the Windows metro star screen is here to stay get used to it. it's not that hard to learn how to use to your advantage

posted on 29 May 2012, 04:51 1

17. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


hmm.. I don't know why but I think your comment could be the lyrics of next Eminem single..........

posted on 28 May 2012, 14:13 2

10. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


once they gurantee an upgrade for wp7.5 phones to w8 and above
i will buy an htc titan II

posted on 28 May 2012, 14:33 5

11. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Windows Phone 8 will rule ! trust me :)
please dislike Fandroids

posted on 28 May 2012, 21:27 1

15. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I sure do hope so, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. People nowadays are stubborn. Stuck in their old ways. They look for an easy path to many things and tech wise the easiest path for them is either Android or iOS or anything similar. And then there's the gullible. But bold moves like WP is seen as a threat, weirdo, not enough, or whatever they come up with. The first time I saw and experienced WP, I was like oh my God! There is so much potential, such much possibilities, that the other guys can't even touch. You see its their lack of imagination of things that could and will happen with WP that causes them to back away. Eventually their light bulbs will light up. You'll see. That said I'm overly excited about WP8!!! (trembling)

posted on 29 May 2012, 11:20

19. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


bwaa, i think i'ts going to happin, why? not only Windows Phone 8 is right in front of us, but also Windows 8 for PC and Tablets, they are way more attractive then the other UI's, i'm sure we must prepare for the succes of microsoft, if Nokia brings a Windows 8 tablet, with an Amoled Clearblack display, its so georgous in front of an Ipad, just telling my opinion xd

posted on 29 May 2012, 03:07

16. ashu277 (Posts: 18; Member since: 20 May 2012)


lmao... :)

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