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Windows Phone 7 to make iOS and Android look outdated says Nokia's president

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Windows Phone 7 to make iOS and Android look outdated says Nokia's president
Nokia president and head of North American operations, Chris Weber (no, not the former NBA star) has laid down the gauntlet. In an interview yesterday, the Nokia executive said that Windows Phone 7 makes iOS and Android look outdated. Weber says the big difference between the platforms is that while iOS and Android are built around apps, Windows Phone 7 is built around a user's contacts making things easier and quicker with some functions requiring fewer steps.

For example, with iOS and Android, if you want to send a message to someone via a tweet, you first open up your Twitter app. With Windows Phone 7, using live tiles, you click on the person who you are sending the message to and then decide how you are going to send it. And the Mango update will allow many actions to be controlled by simply using your voice. Nokia says this ends up in fewer steps required to send your message.

Nokia has its biggest marketing campaign ready to move when its new Windows Phone 7 models are ready to be launched. Weber says these launches will happen "in volume" during 2012. What needs to happen in volume is sales of Nokia phones. The Finnish based firm has lost its place on top of the global smartphone market to Apple and Nokia is counting on Microsoft's mobile OS to regain the crown. Will a Mango-updated Windows Phone 7 be able to make iOS and Android look outdated? Check the video below, showing some of the VentureBeat interview with Weber.

source: VentureBeat via readwriteweb

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posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:03 2

1. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)


Looking forward to this. Let's see if it will retire my Symbian phone (Nokia N8) sooner than expected.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:23 3

6. rye (unregistered)


I like my N8 so much :) i will replace it with wp7 phone is it will also have 12mp camera that can shot good photo's..

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 01:23 2

17. N8 proud owner (unregistered)


That is exactly the same thing i said. they ned to make a Dual-core WP7 version of the Nokia N8 - keeping the looks and the camera of the current phone!

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 07:13 2

31. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


That's my desire exactly :)

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 20:32 1

43. remyrz (Posts: 188; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


I totally agree with you guys

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 07:53

44. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 756; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


TOTALLY GUYs!!! Me TOO! WOW :)

«.____.»

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 04:30 7

24. Pirate (unregistered)


U know windows phone 7 already makes both look outdated, no seriously it looks from the future and never lags, plus each action comes with a nice eye satisfying animation, the OS feels dynamic like it has flow, unlike just tap me to hell iOS with brick walls every where, and supermarket grade android with a cheap code under all that layering. From my experience with all i think Mango will make both outdated, but the current version is still not usable i tried it, but with mango u got groups and lots of features which at last make it usable.

iOS fans just please stop this mockery and judge every device out there, what now u fell in love with a company ? Its not ur parent or relative, just test and see whats there ur a consumer u should buy whats better for u not start loving companies, in the end they just want ur hard earned cash.

Android fans, stop looking like geeky programmers because u are not u ( some are) but most try to show that they are geeks while they are not, if u are then u would have known by now that android's code is full of holes and gaps, its just too cheap and badly constructed that u have to fix the highest spec to get some decent performance.

Best regard.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 09:38

45. Another Pirate (unregistered)


Every OS has its own Pros and Cons but seriously have you ever used iOS(iPhone/iPod) or Android (Samsung Galaxy) before other than playing with it in Best Buy / Saturn /Media Mart

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:04 8

2. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


hahahahahahaahahahahahahahah keep dreaming

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:05 8

3. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


A little confident, are we?

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 23:50 2

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5752; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Yeah, when things aren't selling now, the only thing you can do is talk up the future. Anyone remember when Palm hit the wall? Things sound rather similar. 600,000 units/quarter is not anywhere near to 500,000 units/day.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:20 9

4. jura21 (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Jun 2011)


as for twitter, android has widgets to send a tweet right from homescreen....and iOS 5 has twitter integration as well....i think nokia lives in their own dreamworld....

they might be talking about making android 1.6 or iOS 3 outdated.....

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 03:01 2

20. Amazed (unregistered)


Common, you're repeating just what weber stated... going to twitter app first, instead of going to the person/contact. I'm not saying you're right or wrong, but I really hate people talking non-sense. Why not taking enough time to understand the blog first and then give a better opinion?

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 12:37

38. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


So you're saying you would have to make a twitter contact and then tweet to it? Or would you have to use your twitter tile? I see the tiles just like an app. You still have to choose something to get somewhere either way. The contact integration as far as messaging is concerned is very cool, but while simplicity is great, it also makes it harder to personalize/customize a device and have more options to get things done the way you want.

Each OS is perfect for certain people in certain situations. I get so sick of all the constant flaming towards fanboys of each OS.
To Each His Own!

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 13:58 1

39. Penny (Posts: 1146; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


No, he's saying that if the person has a Twitter account, the option to send him a tweet would be accessible from the native OS contact list, rather than through the Twitter application. In WP7, you can click on somebody from your contact list, and the option to call, text, email, write on their Facebook wall, etc. is available right there.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 05:41 2

27. Pirate (unregistered)


Maybe you are outdated :) watch a full Mango review then you might understand, or maybe you won't, depends on your stubbornness and love for other companies.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:21 2

5. AbsentbebniM (unregistered)


Next thing they'll be saying is that with WP7 they'll make a new N-Gage to make the Sony Xperia Play look outdated...

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:32 5

7. Heatfan316 (unregistered)


Meego could make android look outdated, but windows 7, don't make me laugh, as for iOS that won't be to hard for them, iOS is still so 2007.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:33 4

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Talking sh*t about a product you have never used or experienced??? that is sad and unacceptable.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:41 3

9. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


You must be the one with the red thumbs. Save your sob story for someone who cares.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 23:08 4

12. Penny (Posts: 1146; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Yea, because somebody caring about your sob story makes your story more valid, pete. Luis is right regarding this topic; if you have a little bit of experience with WP7, you would understand what Chris Weber is saying about better integration. If you don't understand the topic, then you are the one that should save your sob story. Tired of people on these forums that are incapable of being even a little objective.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 22:29 5

10. Yianni (unregistered)


Yeah, they plan on making everyone look outdated with so out of this world tile design which gets boring after about 5 seconds.

Proof is in the pudding and WP7 sales have been disappointing and not gaining any traction at all...

They need cheaper handsets and less restrictions on hardware to make that possible.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 22:51 2

11. Mr. Right (unregistered)


No offense to andriod n iphone lovers here, but we have to admit that Nokia phones r rly high quality right. Compare to company like Samsung,LG,HTC,Moto nokias quality control is way better. Nokia is just a step bhin while other companys rush out their products but rly r sort of incomplete.


BTW i use n andriod phone n use an itouch n ipad,mac :)


ITS NOT WAT U USE THAT MATTERS, ITS HOW U USE :)

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 07:25

32. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Damn I really hate when people can't type the whole words like "are", "really", etc. ... It's sooo ... blah.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 23:12 5

13. jtech (Posts: 101; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Why do android and apple fanboys troll so much? Why do you guys feel so unsure about your phones and rip on news about WP7?

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 00:53 1

16. snaggly (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Screw you android is by far the best OS. Just look at our market share. I can put in custom roms and over lock it and I can steal music and apps so I never gave to pay for anything. Plus it has FLASH!

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 04:25 3

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


lol sniggly, i agree with you there, but you know, windows phone 7 IS pretty impressive, but not a threat to android YET.
who knew when android was launched that it would take over iOS's crown.
same thing could happen to us, but i hope it doesn't.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 05:20

25. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Dont worry, WP7 will not bring Android down at all. I predict that WP7 wont get more than at most 5 % market share worldwide.

Though you should watch out for bada, because bada might be a threat to Android. I predict that bada vill be number 3 in terms of market share in 2015.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 06:06 1

29. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


bada?! ahh, don't make me laugh :DDDD

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 05:46 1

28. Pirate (unregistered)


Android is the chinese version wana be of iOS, tried both. But if u understand code then u have to look a little under Android's skirt to see how full of holes it is, its just un trust worthy and not really polished. I even dare say iOS is better its uses hybrid linux unlike android using normal linux kernel, and they stack neater and better than Android.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 15:08

41. Penny (Posts: 1146; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Guys, this isn't sniggly. Look carefully, it says snaggly. Looks like somebody created an account in an attempt to ruin sniggly's rep.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 07:27

33. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


They are not unsure ... they just don't know what is coming ;) and then they will be like... "damn..." ;)

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 10:07

36. Laughing... (unregistered)


Ya'll are crazy... LOL

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 00:26 2

15. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


W7 will stand on it's own, or fall flat by itself. Comparing itself to the big two means nothing. If by the end of 2012, they are at 15% of smartphones sales, they will have done fine. If they are still below 10%, they will have flopped. I am betting on 15% - 20%.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 01:53 2

18. K (unregistered)


cant u guys shut up...
android fans or ios fans or even symbian fans....
all this platform arent urs so keep ur mouth shut...
u r juz users, leave the argument to the founder of each respective platform.
dun waste ur life arguing on sumthing that arent urs.
which is better that is ur own choice n every1 has their opinion...
who r u to judge them

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 02:36 3

19. qphase (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I know one thing for sure. I am using for the past few months an HTC Trophy and i can tell that wp7 is very,very fast. android devices and even iphones are slower.And That's a fact!
Anyone who doesn't believe me can go to a store and check each os and see what imean.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 05:21

26. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I know, its fast - and buggy - and boring.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 04:10 3

21. Steven Noni (unregistered)


Microsoft + Nokia :)

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 04:24 1

22. OllielovesAndriod (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 May 2011)


to be honest,android has already won!

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 08:29

34. bursa (unregistered)


i've used a number of android devices, the last one being xperia arc i'm still using...if i had a better choice, i'd leave android 'coz the os is just buggy...after a while or about 10-15 apps later, my phones would freeze, stutter, apps close and some other weird things.... am keeping my arc 'coz i like the browser and push e-mail (at least gmail & yahoo) works well, i dont know about other emails like outlook or hotmail... wp7 is a buttery smoth os based on my hands-on, but from i read, lots of things are still missing ie.u can only store 1 mobile phone whilst i've friends with 2 or even 3 numbers, u cant set mp3 as ringtone..i believe these will (should) be sorted out sooner rather than later... sometimes i miss my dumb phones..as dumb as they were, they could send files over bluetooth, send/receive contacts via sms (not mms or email) & automatically stored in contact when u open the message, set mp3 as ringtone, heck, even a video clip as visual "ringtone"... not that today's smartphones cant do all (or some), but in some aspects dumb phones are actually smarter...

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 09:28 1

35. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


@bursa: Don't worry all that was sorted out with Mango and a lot more features (500+).

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 11:46

37. dipereira0123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


"For example, with iOS and Android, if you want to send a message to someone via a tweet, you first open up your Twitter app. With Windows Phone 7, using live tiles, you click on the person who you are sending the message to and then decide how you are going to send it"

doesnt looks like innovation for me since my Symbian S^3 already do this, actually i belive symbian is a very powerfull and low spec oriented OS, but nokia really killed it too bad, im problably going for android on my next phone

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 14:19

40. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Nokia would have had a great footing with meego Ive watched videos of hands-on's with the n9 and the UI is great and this coming from a fan of the little green robot ;) all i can say is if Nokia stuck to meego my next phone would be...Nokia!! instead they are relying on WP7 to do the job of bringing them back .... o well im definitely getting another droid......not gonna waste my money on a WP7 phone

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 15:15

42. The Facts (unregistered)


Gartner has released the true statistics
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/11/nokia-still-ahead-of-apple-in-smartphone-sales-according-to-gar/

Oh..wait what?..those 'analyst' companies that have only existed for a few months lied.

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