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Will Microsoft stop licensing Windows Phone after acquiring Nokia?

0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2013, 11:14 posted on

Right now, the Windows Phone platform walks the line between Android and iOS. WP is licensed to 3rd party vendors, like Android, but those vendors are not free to do with it as they please, more like iOS. The OS tries to give some customization while keeping control in the hands of Microsoft. With the bombshell announcement late last night that Microsoft will purchase Nokia's mobile division, sources are now wondering if Windows Phone will become an exclusively Microsoft product...

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posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:21 12

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


At least no other companies are going to be interested in WP. I wouldn't buy a non Nokia WP device so for me WP is dead. I will go for Sony next.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:35 2

24. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Why ? the tipe of phone will most likely remain the same..

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 13:33 1

30. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


They may as well stop licencing it because it is too expensive and the OEM's don't care about WP anymore.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 03:18

45. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 137; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


So we are just same i'm not interested in WP anymore coz the Nokia Brand Name was not retained, And Sony will be my next phone.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 04:09

47. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


the Nokia brand name will remain for next 10years according to the deal.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 09:08

50. takeja (Posts: 35; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


Exactly and more:
1) NSA back doors in all the Windows
2) blackmailing android manufacturers so Microsoft steals more money from one android phone than from poor and limited WP

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:23 3

2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1046; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Thats a good point. I hope not because Windows Phone will be as restrictive as iOS and look at where they are right now. We'll have to wait and see

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:24 13

3. McJobs (Posts: 107; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


LUMIA > iPhone > Galaxy

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:55 17

15. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Galaxy > iPhone > MICROSOFT LUMIA

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:06 5

17. greathero1 (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


I like how your user name works with your post lol.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 13:14 6

29. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Note 3 > Sony Z1 > LG G2 > S4 > HTC One > Note 2 > HTC mini > Droid mini > iPhone > Droid Ultra Max > LUMIA

Android is just too deep.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 22:05 1

43. volcano (Posts: 348; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Lumia > iphone >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> any android phone

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:21 2

20. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Recent market share numbers tell an entirely different story.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:33

23. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


So , Acer > Apple (Laptops)

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 15:47

35. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


nope, lets correct that for you!!

Iphone > LUMIA > *any* android > galaxy ... :)
just google this,...
'bluetooth file transfer on lumia' 2000 results
Iphone? well this should help..
http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/can-i-transfer-files-via-bluetooth-on-my-iphone-4-without-jail-breaking/

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 16:11

37. Seo_Joo_Hyun (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


+1520

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:25 8

4. rms.max (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


whatever ..........die wp die.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:31 17

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


WP will die without Nokia.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:40 10

8. Seo_Joo_Hyun (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


+1020

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:18

18. tedkord (Posts: 12312; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I see what you did there.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:36 2

25. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


- 1520

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 21:58 3

42. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


agree, people was, and is buying Nokia not WP........not let's see how WP survive.........!!!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 03:20 1

46. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 137; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


People are buying Nokia Brand not WP8 so WP8 might become dead soon.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 08:06

49. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


true.....

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:57 4

16. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


One way or another Nokia dead
i hope they name just "Lumia" instead of MICROSOFT LUMIA .

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:34 5

6. papss (unregistered)


I'm super excited by this news.. I hope they stay on this path and create more great phones... I hope m$ doesn't cave when sissy fanboys cry over the direction they move...cough Xbox one drm cough. They had a great thing going with the family share but idiots cried and now its no more special then the ps4

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:29 2

22. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


You're an idiot, the idea of paying $60 for a license to a game and leaving MS and the Pub with the ability to kill support when they wish leaving you with a coaster at best. Sure you can eat that crap up all you want. You're a special kind of individual aren't you? What makes consoles special is what exclusive games they put out, but who cares about that eh? MS has Halo and Forza and to a lesser extent Fable...hard to count on exclusives when you barely have any worth their salt isn't it.
MS can't create any thing worthwhile hardware wise, just looking at the size of the technologically immature Xbox One is enough to prove that fact(power brick outside the already massive chassis). I hope they got Nokia's hardware company to so they can do the constructing, if MS constructed phones they'd come with heat sinks as big as your head.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:46 2

28. papss (unregistered)


Its cute that you need to insult be because your intellect doesn't reach higher than 3rd grade level. Grownups are talking kid, go get your diaper changed you are being fussy

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 15:04

34. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4492; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


If everyone who insulted someone else was below the third grade, there'd be like 2 people on PA who'd be above that age. Adults insult each other all the time, like talking down to someone by calling them kid. Why not just call them skippy, slick, tiger, or sport while you're at it.

This could hurt MS, there's been a lot of ill will over the xbox stuff, & now quite possibly the Nokia name getting lost if they end up calling them MS devices.

It's kinda sad, the two greatest pioneers in mobile, Moto & Nokia both bought out, and shells of the companies they were in their heydays.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 15:51

36. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


problem was, Nokia was killed by paranoid, stupid management - many companies are affected by this, they are too frightened to try something new, holding back any progress....

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