Microsoft is getting back in the game in October/November

Microsoft is getting back in the game in October/November
Windows Phone 7 is that brand new mobile operating system Microsoft is heavily banking on to get it back in the smartphone business. Whether it will succeed or not is still anybody's guess, but at least we can now be a tad surer that the Redmond-based giant is well on track to deliver the latest reincarnation of the software. This is due to Microsoft's recent presentation and, to be more precise, its COO, Kevin Turner, who loudly proclaimed that Windows Phone 7 should be expected to make its first European appearance in October, while the U.S. should hold its breath until November.

Excited as we are, we couldn't help but notice the COO saying that WP7 will have nothing to do with Microsoft's previous efforts and “that's a good thing”. Way to go, Kev, self-criticism should be the key to success!

via: GSMArena



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17 Comments

1. THEOG

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 12, 2010

Still think you guys waited to late to get back in the game. iOS and andriod pretty much took over. Plus all the past experience with you guys not supporting 6.1 who's going to trust you again for another 2 years when people buy another phone?? 6.1 you pretty much had to hunt for apps online.

2. ilia1986 unregistered

I think that WP7 will become the new Symbian. I will be good for the basic stuff (calls, texting, e-mail, social network, etc etc), and will suck at everything else..

6. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

There will always be a need for the 3rd option, Windows has loyal users, a lot of them. They may say "I hate Apple" or "Android looks to technical" (heard that before) Honestly I would have went with this platform had it hit me before Android, I like Microsoft. I agree THEOG a little, had this been an option already they would be in the game, but project pink was stretched out for so long and this has been sitting for so long and WinMo has a horrible reputation. BUT like I said, there always needs to be a 3rd option and Windows will ALWAYS be in the game no matter what, maybe not with us, but with someone.

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Man you guys are more blind everyday. Since the iphone everyone has been trying to mimic its capabilities. Nobody has ever tried something new. Sure there were different taste such as "BADA" by samsung and Nokia's thing. But those are the one hit wonders of the world. Microsoft has actually sat down and tried something different from scratch. I'm very happy to see that. Microsoft is designing the new OS based on real life and has tried to get to the heart of the user. I think because it doesn't look pretty; people are knocking a very capable and powerful OS. They unpopular however very awsome zune player will be built into this peice of equipment. I think this OS will emobody the best of Android and iOS. Android with its flexability and ability to generate apps and Apples way of structure. I think if MS finds a way to strike a balance this will be a very successful phone. Hey I could be wrong however Microsoft has done everything right thus far to make this a success including but not limited to -UI redesign -Importing its strong music player - Flash support out the box - Standardization - and Finally a very nice App development program for developers. I don't know about you but i'm siked and as long they execute it right it won't matter that it took MS 3 years to come back with an answer to the venerable IPHONE

9. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

+1 @xtroid2k. I have had sad experience after another with WinMo devices/platforms. This looks promising though.

4. THEOG

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 12, 2010

I'm going from what they did in there past. Maybe i'm wrong. but I still dont see them beating out iOs and andriod. Its a little to late. Hell andriod is getting ready to pass up the ios right now the way things are going. But thats apple fault. They should have along time ago release the iphone on more then one carrier.

10. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

What is andriod? I would have passed it over as a typo if used once or twice but you used it in every post of yours on here.

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Android is like the iPhones operating system (iOS) with a little more personality. Every iPhone looks the same as the next, square icons on every screen. But Android gives you the ability to add icons, applications, widgets and even live or moving wallpaper. These features make the phone a lot more customizable, so you can make what you want so to speak. Or as the US Cellular commercial says, with Android you can build your own phone. Some say iOS is easier to use and that's great, but I love the fact that my Droid looks and even can operate completely different from someone else's Droid. And it doesn't take much effort to learn how to use Android either. Just like any other phone it would take a week or so to really get it. And with every major carrier getting an Android device, so unlike iOS users your not stuck with one choice for your carrier. Not knocking AT&T, just saying you have more options with Android. Hope that helps.

12. Caligula

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 12, 2010

iphone does not need tasck kiler and memory speed booster

13. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

True, but my phone doesn't need a jacket either. Since the iphones didn't do any multi tasking before, there wasn't a need for a task killer. Many of the experts say the ip4 doesn't really multi task now either so still no need. And I've never had to download any speedbooster myself, but of that's offered and people want it, that just sound like one more example of what Droid does and ip4 doesn't. I wasn't trying to knock the iPhone either because its a great phone. If you have an iPhone and it works for you, that's great. For me, the Droid is just a much better phone.

14. Caligula

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 12, 2010

I have a droid eris and i am very disapointed about it

15. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I would agree, the Eris isn't the best device, but still not bad. It sounds like you might be a power user. If so, I would check cust service about your upgrade options. If you are the primary account holder then you have the ability to upgrade every year. If you got your Eris in 2009 that means you would be eligible again in 2010. And ther was supposed to be a special that gives ANYONE eligible in 2010, the ability to upgrade to a Droid X right now. I hope that the Eris hasn't turned you off to the Android OS, because in my opinion its the best OS out.

16. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

My X doesn't need these either...they're just options to download.

5. cadetz unregistered

i think MS should try to do some 'office' type softwares so we can use our phones with enhanced word, ppt, excel, etc etc instead of pushing a phone out in the market and they seem to have the concept wrong yes, kin series are great but ... need to stick with essentials all their promo for kin series don't show you how to make a call or text someone only show mainly how to update your FB and all (mainly)

7. etownone

Posts: 40; Member since: Jul 25, 2010

No copy and paste though .... still aimed up for Win7 cell phones. Especially if they incorporate Xbox live and it turns out to be actually good.

8. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

While MS may not have incorporated copy and paste. From what I have read they will have power features to reduce the impact of the lack of cut and paste.

17. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

I could be alone here, but i'm likin the WP7 OS. Zune integration is a huge plus along with the Windows ecosystem potential which could possibly sustain the OS without the push of "apps". I'm not necessarily an Apple or Windows or a Android guy, I just like modern innovative products. Software looks very stable they just have to get the manufacturers to produce a quality design. I've used Windows Mobile since the first Motorola Q so its excitin to see the complete redesign. Could be a big competitor and could possibly be a strong contender. This software on my X would be a beautiful thing.

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