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Windows Phone 8 is RTM and now it is up to the manufacturers and carriers

Windows Phone 8 is RTM and now it is up to the manufacturers and carriers
While it is far from being in the clear, Microsoft has signed off on Windows Phone 8 for RTM. This means that the software is ready to be integrated by the phone makers into their devices.

Certainly this is welcome event, but the journey is not over yet. Earlier this week, we shared in detail some reported problems with the scheduled completion of this task by Microsoft. The manufacturers have to integrate, test and certify their devices for release – with each carrier. Carriers like Verizon are notorious for having stringent testing regimens for new hardware. In all cases though, there is very little time to get everything ready if there is to be an early November launch for Windows Phone 8

Here is to a smooth implementation by the OEMs and good performance evaluations by the carriers.

sources: LiveSino.net via WMPoweruser



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posted on 15 Sep 2012, 01:20 16

1. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Yay! Finally...

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:57 14

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


Congrats to Windows 8/Phone Team, they've done a great Job by bringing something new to the table. It may not be 100% polished right now, but with some upgrades and service pack, things will be fixed.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:01 4

12. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Look at the amount of thumbs down, Android /iOS fans are just pathetic...

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:57 6

17. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


just for iphone flamers give them this they will see themselves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4&feature=player_embedded

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 10:17 6

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


Yes what can i say, there's a reason they hate Windows Phone, that's why. The reason can be anything.
I like android, but i don't like android fanboy, they have that aggressive behavior.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 02:32

38. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


the one and only reson most hate winphone is cuz it is MS and windows is the biggest competetor+killer of linux and android is a virtual machine of linux so the roots of hate goes all the way back to windows vs linux :\ i dont see any other reson to hate something that isnt even out in market yet

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 05:58 8

3. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


beginig of next Gen moblie OS

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:01 4

14. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Look at the amount of thumbs down, Android /iOS fans are just pathetic...

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 06:13 5

4. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


So little time for implementation and testing.

Bugs. Bugs everywhere.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 06:53 3

7. wp8forever (unregistered)


Bugs when have u known windows phone for having bugs lol u funny ,dont u know wp is not android that all the phone companys wont be messing with the os like the do with android ,the only reason android if full of bug is cuz they get stock jelly bean or ics and do a million s**t to it and thats when it gets buggy lol mmmmm sorry we dont take that crap with wp samsung ,htc ,nokia ,lg go make a phone let the pro at microsoft take care of software .

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 07:34 11

8. SEUL8TR (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


No one likes Windows phone, all thumbs down!

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:00 2

10. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Look at the amount of thumbs down, Android /iOS fans are just pathetic...

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 10:02 3

25. wp8forever (unregistered)


Dont worry all this android fans can hatr all they want lol cuz now we have the same galaxy s3 just better looking and with the best os plus the phone with the best screen ,best camera and best design lumia 920 lol haterrrrrssss lol

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 17:23

36. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


nothing is forever, wp8forever. We all sway like the four seasons when it comes to things. I swayed from Windows mobile 6.x to WebOS, from there I went to androidOS Ecclair, and finally WP7.5.

All OS released to date has issues, some more prominent than others. The hardware manufacturers that add their own skins and mod the OS, it's not bad nor good. It provides for some stability issues, ever so often. It hoever does not detract from using the device(s).

Let the pros at MS take care of software? Well the pros at MS rested on their laurels, like RImm and countless other businesses. Granted in the case of MS, they are not dead, others have died or near death. So exactly is your point? I love WP7 and looking forward to WP8. If the four seasons blows another way, I would move to another OS or product.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 07:45

39. wp8forever (unregistered)


I feel you and im the same way ,i just think wp8 is the best and more powerful os right now and if somethig new comes out better im open to do so as long as it doenst look like ios ,or android i just dont like the icons but once again is going to be hard wp8 shates the same karnel as windows 8 lol and it support up to 64 cores plus imagine having my lumia 920 plus a surface tab with the i5 a full running pc jesus ,so for now dont worry u are in good hands .

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 10:19

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


For a Highly updated apple fanboy making such a poor statement shows how careless and open you are towards the competition.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 06:38 4

5. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Yesssss! Can't wait for the release!!

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:00 2

9. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Look at the amount of thumbs down, Android /iOS fans are just pathetic...

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 12:30 1

33. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I just don't get it. Of course the consumer release was buggy, but they're going to fix bugs before the release...
People get so pissed off for no reason.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 06:42 4

6. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


if nokia have been working with ms its probably that dosnt have too much bugs in Nokia handsets. if its not the case in no time they would fix it (hope so cause i ll buy 920 in no time

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:01 2

13. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Look at the amount of thumbs down, Android /iOS fans are just pathetic...

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:07 5

15. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Windows ios is patehetic. And here's one red from me haha.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:10

16. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


lol laggy OS

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 08:59 3

18. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


did apple announced who ever will thumbdown wp8 the most will get iphone5 for free O_o get a life loosers u dont have any idea this winphone8 is like

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 09:01 4

19. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


closer the release of winphone 8 more the thumbs down coming up like they are all scared or something dont know why would someone be so scared that they can do thumbdown all the things

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 10:20 3

29. wp8forever (unregistered)


I know right they really are scare of something lol .

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 09:08 3

20. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


A OS that will hopefully smash its way through android and iOS , better to have more choice then the same 2 all the time

p.s all the sad fanboys thumbing everything down, you give everyone who likes a certain OS a bad name with your immature pathetic closed minded lives

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 09:19 7

21. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Whenever i read Nokia Windows articles it's always getting thumbs down, nothing new, just get over it, Windows is total fail.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 09:35 2

23. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Shows how mature Android fans like you really are

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 09:26 3

22. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i think these thumbdown guys are PA official troll team just to keep the winphone8 comment ratting down since they are highly paid by apples

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 09:55 4

24. 7thspaceman (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Since I do not like Android or Iphone smart phones I can wait till January for Windows 8 smart phones to come out. One of the problems Windows 7 smart phones had were a software Problems when the 1st generation windows 7 smart phones came out the soft ware did not support dual core CPU's. Cut and past and multitasking and HD screens and other things which the Android and apple IPhone could do. Now Windows 8 is a much more powerful OS than Android or the IPhone IOS and can do all the stuff the Android smart phones or IPhones can do plus use all the high tech electronics high end smart phones use today. Folks the Windows smart phone User Interface the tiles was created in part so Microsoft would not get sued by Android or Apple. ask Samsung to describe what it is like to loose an copy right suit it's expensive like billions of dollars expensive. once you get use to the tiles they are OK

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 10:19 7

28. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


But still its got Restrictions. Limited handsets. Half-baked OS, doesn't support quad-core. Even UBUNTU is much better.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 10:35 5

30. ahhxd717 (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Wtf does "half baked os" mean? And yes, I'm pretty sure it supports up to 64 cores. And how many handsets do you need? Jesus f**king Christ, people are pathetic. Give something a chance and stop being ridiculous. WP8 hasn't even been released yet, but everyone is so quick to talk s**t.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 01:59

37. 7thspaceman (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


you got your information wrong about the quad core Cpu issue. I read reliable information that Windows 8 can support quad core Cpu's if the OEM's want to use them but Microsoft limited themselves to dual core to make their smart phones cheaper to sell. Windows phone 8 my friend is based on Windows Nt and it is not a half baked OS it is over 12 years old, Developers know it quite well.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 12:41

34. myclevername (Posts: 93; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)


Now we just need pricing and pre order dates and release dates. Can't wait for the Microsoft Holiday "pop-up" store coming to the mall by me for Christmas Season.

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