Here is what Nokia thinks about HTC 8S, 8X new Windows Phones

Here is what Nokia thinks about HTC 8S, 8X new Windows Phones
Nokia is the only company exclusively committed to Windows Phone for its smart products in the near future, so when another company like HTC announces similar products, the company can’t be all that happy.

Still, Nokia definitely showed some swagger when TheVerge asked it what’s its reaction to the HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S, two products that compete directly with Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Lumia 820.

That’s the response from Nokia marketing head Chris Weber, and we’d underline the phrase “tactially re-brand” as a direct jab aimed at HTC. Of course, Weber thinks that Nokia is the only company to truly differentiate itself, but we’re curious what you think on the matter. How do you like the new HTC 8X and 8S, are they just rebranded products or worthy competitors in the Windows Phone 8 arena?

source: TheVerge

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1. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

I fail to see how the HTC 8X is rebranded. It looks nothing like the One X (although I wish it did).

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It looks like a One X that's been turned into a rectangle.

24. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

That's because the government is kissing Apple's feet. "No one can have round corners except for us," says Apple. What bull...

38. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

it looks like xperia s wp8-ified with htc's logo

14. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

It does , a bit

22. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

I failed to mention that Nokia rehashed the design from the MeeGo N9 to their current Lumia phones. It's a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

26. natesvlogs

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2012

Nokia really needs to get over themselves

3. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

I actually feel like HTC's WPs are a big departure from their current Android design language. I'm glad they chose to give a new look to their new WP's. Maybe Nokia's talking about the features and naming? Idk, but all of the WP8 handsets look very very good.

4. savezo007

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

i would get a lumia 920 only if the windows store had better game i mean look at it they dont have ashphalt 7, minecraft, doodle jump, angry birds space and othe cool games that android and IOS has

7. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

wp has doodle jump as far as i know

9. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

There are tons of games coming to WP8 such as Real Racing 2, dead space, need for speed shift 2, Nova 3, Asphalt 7 and much more. They were announced a few months ago.

21. Seymur unregistered

what a childish point of view. if you're teen then of course 920 isn't for you, play your games on iPhone. WP have good and upcoming games. i see you have a lot of spare time.

27. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

You must have a lot of spare time, going aroung complaining about "gamers".

36. Seymur unregistered

If you're gamer then buy PlayStation or Xbox. And don't complain about apps of WP

34. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 2012

I'm a teen and 920 IS for me. I love that phone and the OS too!

35. Seymur unregistered

a lot of kids Used to buy BlackBerry, Business phone. now WP?

5. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

If anything, HTC "rebranded" its WIndows Mobile handsets like the HD2 into its Android line to create the OG Evo and Desire HD. Since the One X is a direct descendant from these phones, then rebranding the One X into the 8X is just a continuation of a lineage that stretches back to Windows Mobile anyways.

20. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Also, isn't the Lumia series just a rebranded N9?

23. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Yes, Nokia seems to want to forget all about all that little beauty.

28. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Nokia has willful amnesia. It's great for motivating yourself even though you are basically rehashing the same things over and over again and branding them "innovative".

39. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

consider it as nokia puting that wonderful n9 design to the next level.. and also, blame elop

30. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

@Commentator...Ask anyone who owns a N9 what question they hear when someone questions them about their phone? Yes, the get 'Is that a Lumia'? N9 was a niche device, with no popularity. There was absolutely no reason why Nokia should let the design of the N9 (which is a derivative of the N8) die with Harmattan-Meego. Nokia was smart - they capitalized on a shell that they already had, and made it iconic with the Windows Phone OS.

33. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I wasn't aware anyone actually owned an N9, but on the off-chance I ever run into one of these mythical beasts I'll make sure not to get the two phones confused!

6. nightmare

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Windows phones are competitive on physical looks forcing even samsung to come up with a metallic samsung ativ s ,look at lumias too.HTC has no chance aganist them all they have is beats by dre,cool but a winning phone is not just great audio.

29. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Is the 8X not competitive enough in the looks department? And the last time I checked, the One X had one of the best cameras on a phone, so in extension so does the 8X. I don'tsee HTC lacking in any other field. It is just as competitive. The one thing unique is the 720p 4.3" display and size on a flagship phone. It's a great middle-ground that people who are not into the whole 4.5"+ can get behind while still being cream of the crop.

8. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

I think the mobile world is better with Nokia in it, so I hope the recent trash talk turns into sales. HTC is still making money and that talks louder than any smack.

10. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Nokia is innovative thats for sure. I like their phones, just wished someone somewhere would throw out a amazing OUT SIDE OF THE BOX Design and some decent SPecs.

11. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Nokia is protecting it's brand, nothing wrong with this. If anything, this was a very tame response. Nokia has a lot to hang it's hat on- they are bring map and turn by turn enhancements to all WP devices, they are responsable for the addition of apps like Pay Pal, a couple of ESPN options, E*Trade (still an exclusive, but coming in a few months to all), and are working tirelessly to get more. They also have great exclusives to their devices and have supported the 720, 800, and 900 well. I am sure HTC is snickering a little. Just Nokia responding is a little free promo for them.

13. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

*Nokia 710*. Sorry.

12. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

What a douche

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