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Windows Phone GDR3 to bring 5-, 6-inch devices later this year, Windows Phone Blue will introduce notification center in 2014

0. phoneArena 12 Jul 2013, 07:04 posted on

Windows Phone 8 was a huge update over the initial WP7 bringing support for key features like multi-core processors and microSD cards…

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posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:09 17

1. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


now hopefully other oem jump into WP as WP RISES
THE RETURN OF KING NOKIA

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:33 14

6. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Go wp! Go wp!
Let beats IOS and Android!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:43 2

36. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


lol........................ but love to have nokia L1020

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:37 15

7. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


I hope no "King" rises. Competition is always a good thing, having a monopoly is horrible. Just see Verizon/AT&T who have a duopoly on the wireless industry in America. Horrible customer service, each raising prices has they wish and not having to compete seriously with each other because the other also raises there prices when the other does.

Or Samsung who pretty much has a Monopoly on the Android market. They haven't released anything inventive in a while.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:52 3

10. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


completely agree.but as elop said NOKIA wants to stop sammy apple duopoly

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:03 6

16. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


True, a Duopoly between Samsung and Apple sucks, I just hope we don't get another Duopoly/Monopoly after getting rid of the former. :/

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 21:24

49. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Apple's breaking its own duopoly portion by itself

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:55 1

13. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'd be thrilled with a 50% Android, 25% WP, 25% iPhone market. Anything is better than the current (or at least until Nokia went WP) duopoly.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:07 3

18. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Lol, so there's no BlackBerry OS in your perfect world? :P

I'd like to see it become a 4 way tie between the OS's.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:15 6

21. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Nope, sorry. BlackBerry is bankrupt in my perfect world. They pissed away 2 years in the delay between BB7 and BB10. Maybe I'll let Firefox have 10%. ;)

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:33 2

27. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Ubuntu?

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:06

33. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'm only looking a year or two down the road. Ubuntu will have a tough uphill climb, even with wide support.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:35

35. threed61 (Posts: 207; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Ubuntus mission of using only free and open source will cut it off from most major apps. And most of their knock offs aren't very good. Ubuntu touch is lovely, as is Sailfish, but if lack of apps as hurt WP, what will it do to them.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 21:30 1

50. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'd like to see 44% each Android and WP, 10% blackberry or Sailfish, and 2% ios

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 09:17

57. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Now that's dreaming. No way is Blackberry going to beat iOS.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 12:13 1

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


I like what Windows phone is doing, but my issues with the OS is its "Youth", screen size, and internal specs. Im a big guy with big hands so I cant have a small phone to use on a regular basis. Offering better internal specs like a quad-core processor, SD card capability, and at least 2GB RAM AND its screen size is 4.9in or larger for some of their models would make me think twice about staying with android.

I have a Windows 7 laptop at home so it would be hard to use a phone that'll integrate within each other just as easy as google does. i think that the OS looks better than Android and Apple and to have updates in real time is a cool feature

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 21:42 2

51. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


With the Lumia 1020 having 2GB of RAM and large-screens and quad cored being confirmed, it looks like your next smartphone might be Windows Phone. Embrace the #Switch

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:55

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


I'll have to see it in person to consider making the switch

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:13 3

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Why the size and resolution restrictions?

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:30 10

4. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


due to windows age. It´s still a young system but with every update they add more and more. I don´t understand this hated toward microsoft. Is it due to their infamous history related to pc market?
Android didn´t look too well at this stage of its existence. Ics was the first really good version of google´s system.
After donut, froyo, gingerbread and other minor updates.
The direction wp is heading is different from android´s. It was meant to be as simple and effective/flukd as it could get. Now, it´s time to polish it and add some customization.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:49 6

9. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


coz they are aware that WP has potential to be no.1 OS.
they dont want their android to be overtaken.
full offence this time for WP haters

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:06 4

17. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


"I don´t understand this hated toward microsoft. Is it due to their infamous history related to pc market?"

I think you hit the nail on the head. That's pretty much why I've seen people dislike WP8, because they dislike Windows 8 they assume they won't like this OS which looks just like it (but preforms much differently, it's almost like comparing iOS to Mac OS in that regard, IMO). Windows Phone is much easier to use but people don't give it a chance due to having "already" used it on there computer.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:32 1

22. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And I find the Metro interface works better on a phone than a PC or even a tablet. But even I would have a hard time embracing Windows Phone because it's still Windows. It's a silly prejudice, I know. But (stock) Android appeals to the anti-establishment geek in me in a way WP8 never could.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:00 1

24. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


hmm what how big you want wp to get 5-6 " is huge no after that windows tablets are like 8" and onward
resolution there is no need to bring ultra HD to phones its overkill and no point since humans dont see at micro level

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:30

34. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


FHD on 5-6" is not overkill, ask any owner and they'll tell you they notice the difference going back to low-res. At the end of the day it's the content that matters and we're used to view stuff on 1080p on TV, monitor and laptop, therefore it's the resolution to have on tablets and phones as well. Smaller the screen the closer it is to your eyes, so it's not a size thing but a content thing.

What I don't understand is why can't W8 devices scale like Android? I'm sure Nokia would've wanted to release a 1080p screen, or Sammy who like to be first at everything, but there are the restrictions, and I simply wonder why.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:17 8

3. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


if u take a closer look,NOKIA WORLD and GDR3 seems to be held at same time.maybe in sep-oct.
1080p,4.7inch,quad core s800,GDR3,12-16mp pureview cam,oh wat an excellent device this turns out to be.
#switchtolumia

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:52 5

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


Nokia and WP haters will knock their heads against the wall when this comes out.
#thisislumia

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:59 4

14. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


no.they will not fight anymore as nothing will be left to brag about.they will switch like me.
#switchtolumia

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:03 5

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


First, they will knock their heads against the wall, then, they will switch to a Lumia.
#thisislumia

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:37

29. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


talking to yourself? LOL

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