Eldar Murtazin: upcoming aluminum-clad Nokia Catwalk is a top-notch device, hindered by WP8

Eldar Murtazin: upcoming aluminum-clad Nokia Catwalk is a top-notch device, hindered by WP8
Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin and Nokia have had a rocky relationship ever since he leaked the N8 with unflattering remarks, and the Finns unleashed the Russian authorities on him to reclaim the prototype.

At MWC 2013, however, tech journalists were shown some of the upcoming Nokia flagships for the year, and he had only nice things to say about the aluminum-clad Nokia, codenamed Catwalk, which is allegedly fusing together the PureView Phase 2 camera tech from the Nokia Lumia 920, and Windows Phone 8 in a slim and slick metal chassis, doing away with the main complaint about the 920 - its chubby and hefty physique.

Still, while praising the handset's design and camera, saying that it could become one of the most popular phones this year on these features alone, Eldar managed to snub the handset's expected sales somewhat by dissing the operating system: "There is Windows Phone inside, it did not change and it spoils all of the fun. 'Oh, Windows Phone, why are you not Android' said people around, shaking their heads," wrote he.

source: W7Phone.ru

FEATURED VIDEO

75 Comments

1. No_Nonsense unregistered

Heck man, WP is improving. Glad to see this guy praising Nokia after a long time.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I absoluetly love Nokia but feel Windows Phone 8 is not upto the scratch. I mean the hardware side of Nokia is absoluetly fantastic but Windows Phone, having been released for so long still havent got some of the prominent apps which even Blackberry has, now ! Only if they could release an android variant of Lumia 920 or something (to be on the safer side and diversification) even with the stock Android, they would have got a bit better sales (not that they dont right now)

15. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

M$ dolls out cash only on one condition ... NOKIA doesn't pee in pants to feel the warmth.... in short stay away from all Linux variants ...

25. No_Nonsense unregistered

Did I say WP is the best OS? No, I'm for one asking WP to be improved with as many features as that of Symbian.But you seriously lost me when you said you want Android on 920. Don't people like choices?

28. WeHateModernUI

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

I hope WP just die...

57. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

I hope tizen and firefox os just die... Ubuntu touch and sailfish look more likely to succeed, and wp has potential, just wait 4 blue

50. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

WP8 was only released a few months ago, and it's a completely different operating system than Windows mobile/CE, despite what Android fans believe. However, the apps are starting to show up, finally, and there will eventually be enough to satisfy the most unforgiving critics... What WP8 really needs is a proper file browser, better movie file support (MKV), and a media player that can play audio with a proper touch cursor. A better notification center would be nice as well, and I'm sure voice recognition and command is coming too. Nokia's hardware is just the icing on the cake ;o)

61. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

Did u just hit the nail on the head? I think u did, your second paragraph is all microsoft needs, bravo.

71. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Voice recognition is already there just long click the home button...

6. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

good luck nokia .....FTW...

18. 8logic

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

i just hate the grid and M$ anticompetitive like the fruit.

36. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I've seen it from day to day interactions with customers in store and sales figures,the wp grid live tile ui is very unpopular. Its quite possible that Xmas this year will see windows phones reduced to 80 and 140 prices without contract to clear back logged unsold stock like the way the lumia 610 and 800 were Christmas just gone

52. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

With a name like "andro", do you really expect anybody to trust your point of view regarding the popularity and appeal of Windows Phones?

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

"There is Windows Phone inside, it did not change and it spoils all of the fun. 'Oh, Windows Phone, why are you not Android' said people around, shaking their heads," This is what we have been saying for months... A tight slap on wp fans...

10. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Wp is the worst os ever

14. MetroUI.is.confusing

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

AGREE!!!! No OpenGL in OS No WebGL in browser

32. Microsoft.is.a.jerk

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

MS is anti competitive. No OpenGL & No WebGL is an MS way of try to stiff the competition

20. windroid unregistered

That's why Samsung makes two smartphones with that OS. The problem is that Samsung doesn’t have a chance against Nokia, so better Nokia keep WP otherwise it will cannibalize Samsung market with Android OS.

45. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Nokia can catch up with samsung only if they move away from wp.else there is no way for nokia. Nokia has great designs, good hardware , excellent camera but wp ruins them all

62. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

Your brain is the worst one ever. Just saying samdroid

72. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Are you serious...have you even tried wp8 for longer than 10mins?? I was.skeptical but it truly is awesome! I have had every os before and loved android loathed ios but now love wp8! Its awesome intergration better than apples and the slick design and hardware of the devices is to die for i mean i challenge you to find a better design than the htc 8s! Beutifully done multitasking and better voice recognition than siri and on a par with google now...please dont judge before you have a proper look at it!

75. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I have an omnia w. So I've used wp Problems of wp Less apps All New titles are not released Some may release after months of waiting No customization Voice recognition is not good compared to Google now No YouTube , instagram...... No support for mkv, flv.... Don't support 1080 screens Don't support quad core And all this are available on Android Give me a few reasons why I should choose wp (I'm not trolling because Samsung also has wp devices)

51. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I hope you WP8 haters get your Android phone's and tablets hacked. That would teach you for mouthing off and dissing other OS's in the world. Also, you're missing the point: Nokia's machine is a bottle of pure bliss, and it will give both HTC and Samsung a good run for their money. Amen!

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, could be a great device.. once it gets updated after Christmas

47. Dastrix unregistered

+1, all them haters gonna hate anyway

9. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Good Luck NOKIA

26. WeHateModernUI

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Good luck nokia, We hope you can GET RID OF ELOP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

11. yero789 unregistered

Nokia will sure make Windows Phone better,we just need time,the app catalogue is getting bigger and bigger,and Windows Phone is very fast,fluid and it's fun to use that OS(at least for me)! :D

13. MetroUI.is.confusing

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

WP looks fast and fluid... that's right.... but Metro UI is only a skin deep beauty. Inside that looking fast/fluid UI, is a BORING UI. BAD DESIGNED UI. and user were NOT FOOLED. They choose android & apple because they feel WP8 Metro UI is NOT GOOD.

73. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Dude are you serious...the lumia 920 is one of the best specced and greatest phones in 2012-13 hence nokia are probably going to put out something even better with the catwalk so dont judge a os before it has fully grown as i beleive thats what apple did to android a few years ago...now look!

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.