Flagship Windows phones coming later this year, possibly alongside Windows 10 launch

Isn't it about time for Microsoft to wow us with a new flagship smartphone? Unfortunately, a Windows-powered high-end phone isn't coming anytime soon – that was hinted during today's Microsoft press conference as Terry Myerson was about to end the keynote...
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39 Comments

44. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Yeah, because imploding companies from the inside, buying them on the cheap and stealing makes Microsoft a good corporate citizen...

49. freetail

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 21, 2013

I really don't understand the comments about personalisation. You can personalise a WP more than any other (tile sizes, positions, colours, notifications, the lot). Less 'widgets' but for me, these aren't pretty anyway and can't all be displayed on the same page. The idea of having to scroll left and right to find what you want all the time, or add additional pages because you can't collate similar apps together is an odd concept. You can add folders, sub-sections, headers... whatever you like. Like snowflakes, I doubt any two Windows Phones are the same.

20. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

"But we, along with the minority of Windows Phone fans out there, will surely have our patience tested until then." "minority" #burn

25. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Where I was going. I know this is not really a journalistic haven, but WP users make up a good share of PA readership. That was an unnecessary dig. Unprofessional. I have been hanging out on PA since 2010, and posting as a member for 4 years. I enjoy this site as a great place to get general news, as I am interested in the business of Mobile. Yes, I know my OS of choice is not Android or iOS. I do not need to be reminded on every write up. Guess I just need to decide if other sites will offer me what I like to get news on.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

windowscentral is far better for news. I come here because its a crack habit.

39. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

true, i'm here because i've been here since 2011 (ya, i know, not as long as most of you). but i can see the trends where WP users won't find any good WP news to be read here.i'm a fan of anything good and beneficial,including WP itself :)

50. freetail

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 21, 2013

Appreciate your comments Snowgator. Certainly more considered than many here... but par for the course I guess

40. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Didn't Microsoft lean anything from BlackBerry? Not keeping up with phone trends almost killed BlackBerry and they were at the top. So even with all of Microsoft's resources if people decide their platform is irrelevant they will struggle too. I think that the next year will be crucial to determining whether Windows Phone ever becomes a serious rival to iOS and Android. How ironic it would be if BlackBerry with BB10 takes a solid third place and WP loses.

51. freetail

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 21, 2013

Despite my other postings, I share your sentiment about device development. BlackBerry didn't develop a new device for 3 (or was it nearly 4) years, which ultimately left people feeling rather detached and looking for a newer, more relevant experience. I know Microsoft (and others) have been releasing lower-end devices, primarily I guess for the developing world and our 'Mums' but time doesn't stand still and a new Flagship every 6-12 months is really a must in this fast moving industry. I really do hope that we've got something a little special to look forward to in the Windows 10 Device line-up, or the experiment is going to get a heavy slap in the press (not to mention us, the loyal advocates)
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