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Microsoft "all in" on mobile and the cloud, roared Steve Ballmer at the WPC 2011 stage

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Jul 2011, 13:28

At this year's Worldwide Partner Conference Steve Ballmer outdid himself rallying the troops behind the Windows franchise, promising amazing stuff from Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox and the rest of the Win gang...

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posted on 11 Jul 2011, 13:52 2

1. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)

Really glad I got a Samsung focus :) #teamwp7

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 13:58 6

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I love Microsoft's Xbox 360 & Xbox Live! If they can make a beast phone that can integrate all the best features from Xbox Live, it might strongly make me look into a Windows phone. I played with my brothers HTC Trophy & I like what I was seeing. The Windows Phone 7 OS is intuitive, fresh & very responsive. I am telling you if I can chat on Xbox Live with my friends all over the world & even voice chat with them that would seriously make me think twice about Android. I am waiting for like a quad-core Windows Phone that can play the Xbox Live games in HD like in Xbox Live. Imagine playing Limbo, Dishwasher, Shadow Complex, the HD remake of Beyond Good & Evil, the HD remake of Resident Evil 4, & the HD remake of the original Halo. Those games are way better than anything on Apple's AppStore. Plus Windows has a lot of apps in its store, all the best apps on both the AppStore & the Android Market are coming to Windows Phone 7. The phone won’t hinder me in the business side of things, I can do everything on my brother’s HTC Trophy. So productivity won’t be an issue with me. I am just waiting for that bad-a$s Windows Phone with all those feature I want, & maybe I will give Windows Phone a try. Windows has come a long way from those old Windows phones before Windows Phone 7!

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 14:08 3

3. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)

I too am waiting for that bad @ss WP7 phone and then I will buy, but I am definitely already sold on WP7. All the reasons you gave for considering WP7 are icing on the cake for me, but boy will it taste good!

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 16:15 2

6. Gcombs (unregistered)

I have to agree on waiting for nice Verizon 4G LTE WP7 with all the bells and whistles and a 4.3 inch screen

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 14:55 1

11. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)

I'm wondering if the HTC Eternity's 4.7" screen will be too big for me?

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 16:03 2

4. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

MSFT gaining on 'em!!! Waiting impatiently for a WP7 (stupid contract)

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 16:14 2

5. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)

I can't beleive that I am 8 months past my upgrade eligibility and still holding out for a dual core WP7 device... Stay strong brother!

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 17:26

8. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

guess you have to wait a lot longer WP7 software don't support dual core. Mango just supported font facing camera. So the new hardware up grade will have that and not dual core

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 15:38 2

12. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


"This third generation Snapdragon mobile processor includes the industry’s first asynchronous SMP dual-core CPU design, delivering superior performance and power optimization for high-tier mobile devices, particularly for mobile entertainment and gaming applications.

This latest addition to the Snapdragon line-up represents the next step in mobile technology, improving overall user experience, increasing system performance and further extending battery life. The MSM8x60 dual-core mobile processor and the all new AP-only option APQ8060, deliver superior 3D gaming and full 1080p HD video.

The MSM8x60 processor establishes clear industry leadership over rivals with a 60% performance increase and more favourable power profile than standard SMP ARM A9 dual-core processors. Supported operating systems include Android™, Chrome, Blackberry ®, and Windows® Phone."

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 16:58 3

7. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I think I have decided to grab W7 now. Thia OS offers all those things I am excited by and want. If that master device comes out next year from Nokia or HTC, guess I just spend a little extra money. Microsoft has really learned their lessons from Windows Mobile, haven't they?

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 17:47 2

9. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)

My upgrade is next month, but I don't want the Arrive. Think I'm going to hold out on something that has at least a 4" screen without a a keyboard. LOVE WP7 though!!!! Some badass phones need to hit CDMA! Stop letting GSM have all of the fun!!!

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 06:42 3

10. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

WP7 has tons of potential.. Let's hope they live up to it!

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 18:36 1

13. tempdogg74 (Posts: 101; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)

Microsoft has showed off a Samsung Galaxy S 2 Windows Mobile 7 phone running Mango today at there WORLDWIDE PARTNER CONFERENCE today as well as other phones and devices. iTS A BEAST

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 01:05

14. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Thats what I want! I would even skip over a Nokia or HTC made Windows Phone for that! I love the operating system, and the Trophy is pretty legit as well. However a Windows flavored GSII would be too sick! My upgrade is up in a month though... So I'll probably go with a Trophy and use my brothers upgrade for a later iteration of WP (either way all WP will move on to Mango!)

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