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Samsung done with Windows Phone 7?
Taiwan’s ePrice is reporting that Samsung will not launch any more Windows Phone 7.5 handsets; instead, it will opt to wait for Windows Phone 8 to be available.

Samsung Taiwan is planning on releasing high-end devices and does not feel that Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 7.5 is suitable. Obviously, it hinges on Microsoft staying on schedule, but if that happens, Samsung plans to release its first Windows Phone 8 device in October.

This news apply specifically to the market in Taiwan, but does mostly line up with Chinese blog WPDang’s report that Samsung will launch 3 Windows Phone handsets in 2012. WPDang previously said that 2 of those devices would be running Apollo and were not expected until late 2012.

Based on these reports, we may still see the Samsung Mandel SGH-i667 released with Tango, but it looks like Sammy is saving its big guns for Windows Phone 8’s release later this year.

source: Electronista

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posted on 13 Apr 2012, 16:15 14

1. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


Who did'nt see that one comming....

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 19:50 1

21. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


"Who saw that coming?! I mean.... Who saw where that came from?!"

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 23:22 4

26. apocalypsebc (Posts: 147; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I hope they make one the size of the Galaxy Note! Then I'll really be surprise.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 04:42 1

37. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


It's not like they are leaving the Windows Phone game, they are just waiting for the next release. Who the heck thought Samsung was going to produce more Windows Phone 7's, now that Windows Phone 8 is just around the corner? :-) As the article say, they are waiting for Windows Phone 8 so they can utilize multi-cores and high-res displays.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 08:59

46. ph00ny (Posts: 586; Member since: 26 May 2011)


This with Tizen dev conference coming up soon in may. It looks like focus maybe shifting from WP slightly

Also Tizen is dominating the html5test currently and i'm guessing it's very close

http://html5test.com/results/mobile.html

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 16:23 11

2. Mozarrt (Posts: 294; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I guess it sucks competing against Nokia when they are actually trying. So, lets spam the Android segment with mediocre phones.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 16:25 16

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


mediocre phones that sell millions and are the highest rated android phones on the market? Mediocre phones like the Galaxy Note which is one of the most popular cell phone world wide? Changing the minds of iphone lovers and converting them over? Yep sure thing boss.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 16:34 8

5. Mozarrt (Posts: 294; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Every company has some high-end handsets, but most of the low segment market is the crap Samsung s**ts out.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 16:50 7

6. Croxy (Posts: 55; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Well there are many people who don't need high-end phones. (We, who follow PA aren't one of those I guess)
I know lots of iPhone useres who don't even use a third of it's capacity. They buy it and waste sh*t loads of money just so they could brag with it. Apple makes most profits from that kind of people.(unintentionally at beginning)
The mid range samsung phones are mainly targeted for the "smarter" part of those people, and of course, countries in development.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 17:48 11

14. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


People with iphones generally settle for a 'not' high end phone....

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 19:35 3

20. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I like the iPhone because its so easy even a caveman can use it!

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 17:59 9

15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Thing is, Samsung has MANY high end/mid range phones that are amazing. Galaxy Note, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S2, etc etc etc and when the SGS3 finally comes out, it's going to blow everything away.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 23:05 3

25. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


The phones that you mentioned are all high-end. Can you give an example of a decent mid-range android device from Samsung?

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 23:30 2

27. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


lol fandroid fail

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 09:08 2

48. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


Although your name is mozart, you have the IQ lower than that of Lady Gaga. Samsung galaxy Y is one of the highest selling entry level phone.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 17:19 9

9. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Mozarrt You mean it sucks releasing phones with an os that doesn't sell and no one wants,Nokia are barely scraping along due to upgrading symbian fans alone. As for the android segment they are the most popular,highest rated and best selling phones in the world,Samsung knows quite well where best to innovate in

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 08:47 4

41. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I noticed that Nokia/WP fanboys are enraged lately. It's probably due to their frustration of WP being inferior to Android and even ios.
For my part, I'd love to see to see a WP8 version of the Galaxy SII.

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 04:58

52. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


check out the Samsung Focus S

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 18:14 6

17. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Bahahaha! Well said, mate! True, true!

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 08:51 1

43. ph00ny (Posts: 586; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Is there anything to compete against anymore?

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 16:31 13

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


Doesn't matter anyway. Nokia is the one trully windows focus

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 03:21 3

32. alphadouche (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


nokia lol

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 03:44 1

33. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Agree! With HTC on the side (have to say that, my 1st Windows Phone is an HTC Radar LOL), I think it's quite enough for the moment. When the WP base picks up, the others, not necessarily Samsung, will follow.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 16:54 3

7. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I only know 1 person out of all my friends who owns a wp7 nokie phone. Must really suck, not a fan of windows phones but they have potential to be bigger then what they are.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 17:00 11

8. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I'd get one if it was Android-powered.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 17:21 5

10. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 779; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


With Microsoft supporting Nokia so much, its a great move by Samsung,let Nokia do the dirty work with MS, while Samsung continue to rise thanks to Android and how it allows them to be free to use their powerful hardware and not limit them to outdated Qualcomm S2 chips.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 17:26 5

11. phonton (Posts: 58; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


It will be good to see WP8 in the hardware that Samsung releases android with. Beasty Beasty! Multiple cores and so on. A future proof phone is what a person wants :D Will wait to see what my Sammy Focus later gets upgraded to!!

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 17:40 6

12. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I guess there's not much more to do regarding WP7.5. MS's limitations outweigh the possibilities with today's tech. And differentiating is only possible by phone design. It's not worth to make the same phone twice. I think Samsung and the rest of the oem have all the tools to make a great WP. They just can't use them right now.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 17:46 5

13. phonton (Posts: 58; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


exactly. Have to see if the limitations in WP8 is not as bad as WP7.5. MS has to ease off to let OEM's give their best onto the hardware

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 18:07 1

16. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


...and software but I'm not sure if that's a good idea or not?

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 03:49 2

34. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I absolutely hope NOT! Would hate it if the OEMs put their own overlay on top of the WP8 OS! That would open up fragmentation for the WP platform!

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 01:20 4

31. Penny (Posts: 1098; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Agreed lubba.

Samsung's prowess is generally in its hardware, which it can't really flaunt until W8. While it is WP7.5, everybody is running similar specs, so manufacturers would have to compete in design, exclusive apps, etc., and it is probably not worth it for Samsung to compete with Nokia until they can really differentiate themselves.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 18:59 3

18. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you know.. i finally put my hands on a UK exynos equipped Note today. . hubba frikkin hubba.. for realz.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 19:20 5

19. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Exynos quipped handsets are beasts alright!

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 23:33 2

30. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


lol fandroid

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 20:11 1

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


Windows phone with EXYNOS

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 21:26 7

24. ph00ny (Posts: 586; Member since: 26 May 2011)


what's the point? WP OS isn't designed to take advantage of the hardware?

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 23:33 3

29. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


your nick says it all, moron

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 10:12 1

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


And u are the one with all the reds....

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 20:36 4

23. kindlefireowner (Posts: 332; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Wow. How does another story about windows phones end up being about android. Stop drinking the
kool-aid people. It's. okay if people like phones other then android.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 23:32 3

28. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Samsung is out of the question, the first generation Windows Phone support is a total flop.
I'm great with Nokia Lumia 900 now, it is the brand that I am going for, when getting Windows Phone in future. Not some cheap plastic by cheap Korea.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 03:54

35. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'm A-OK with Nokia too! Even if all the other OEMs come into the WP8 picture, my 2nd WP device would still be a Nokia Prodigy WP8.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 08:01 2

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


Lumia is still plastic... on the S2 it's
plastic and alumin....

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 08:50

42. ph00ny (Posts: 586; Member since: 26 May 2011)


polycarbonate is a plastic

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 03:54 1

36. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


This article is a non-story.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 08:30 1

39. Dutch1 (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


This article is a waste of time...

The main event operating systems are iOS and Android. WP OS is not a strong player when you compare.

For those who think otherwise, are fighting the truth. It's all about Apple and Samsung for high-end respectable phones. What everyone wants to see is the iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 08:57 2

44. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


You wasted your time coming in here to write waste.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 08:32

40. Dutch1 (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


iOS (Mayweather) vs Android (Pacquiao)

Windows Mobile (Paul Malignaggi)...not even a contender.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 08:58 1

45. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Its Windows Phone, not mobile old timer.

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 04:59

53. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Better not slack off with the hardware... Or else Nokia will continue to take the edge

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 12:26

54. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1017; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


dispite windows smart phones not being as popular as windows fans like myself
would hope one thing is for sure is that microsoft has commtted itself to stay in the smart phone business whether or not Android or iphones sell better. The windows 8 smart phones will be capable of running low tech or high tech smart phones giving People of all economic groups a chance to have a nice smart phone. So Windows fans ignor the critics and hard core Android or Iphone fans Windows smart phones are here to stay and will get better keep contact microsoft and tell them what improvements you wnat to be added to your windows smart phone remember the Marines motto
The Few the Proud and the Brave

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