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Microsoft said to be working on its own Windows Phone 8 handsets

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Jun 2012, 16:42

Microsoft may not stop at tablets - they are reportedly working to build their own smartphone as well, despite the risk of OEM flight...

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posted on 21 Jun 2012, 16:58 20

1. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Looks like the Nokia buyout going on behind the scenes is on schedule.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:16 2

2. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Go for it MS

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 00:22 5

22. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

If MS will do this, then nokia will surely scratch they're head thinking what's next? MS should continue what it's doing right now. We don't need a phone from MS which doesn't have any experience like nokia when in terms of building a quality product. MS should do what Google did with Galaxy nexus. Continue their partnership with nokia and build a flagship phone for the platform.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:19 5

3. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

after the surface announcement I'm looking forward to what microsoft can put out. I still have night mares about the kin though.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:29 5

4. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

The Kin was't a bad product, it was just marketed badly and forced onto a smartphone phone even though it wasnt a smartphone, it was just a feature phone slightly beefed up. Verizon is the main failure here, any of the other major carriers would have properly treated it as a feature phone and it could have been a decent success on another carrier.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:40 2

5. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Well, this rumor was to be expected. It's hard to tell if this is a legit possibility because it would be very easy for someone to throw out this guess right now after Microsoft announced its own tablet.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 18:17 1

6. jtech (Posts: 101; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

Its does indeed sound like microsoft will buy out Nokia and use them as the phone sector, but who knows maybe maybe not

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 18:26 4

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Microsoft is really starting to look like a mix of google and Apple. Sounds good on paper .

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 18:36 1

8. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Let's just hope they don't "red ring" ^_^…

On a serious note I'm rather anxious to see if they do! Competition only benefits us the consumer!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 18:47 14

9. pegasso (Posts: 285; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)

poor Nokia...
no one will buy Nokia Lumia knowing current Lumia phones won't get any WP8 update
(and there will be no WP8 phones until october).
now, MS is leaving Nokia and working on its own phones...
i wonder what will going to happen to Nokia for the next three months?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 19:12 2

10. rinawan (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

yap, i agree.. Why Lumia 900 wont get WP8 update too?? :)

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 01:57 2

27. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

No the current phones will get the Win 7.8 Update !!

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 01:36

24. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:35 2

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

The Nokia betrayal is almost complete!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 19:31 1

11. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

why would it be bad for Nokia? The reference device is built by Nokia, if MS release their own phone, it will probably be made by Nokia. More $$ for Nokia.

It's no different from Google who also make their own andriod phone in direct competition with their other OEM.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 06:11

28. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)

Thats Google with MASSIVE other companies you're talking about. Samsung, HTC to name a few. Nokia is a company hanging by a thread right now. Samsung's quarter profits are equivalent to what Nokia earns in 5 years.
And how does it make sense when you say Nokia will earn money??

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 20:01 1

30. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

fact is Nokia is still selling millions of phones. India, China, South East Asia. UEA...

Aside from Smartphone, and WP, Nokia is selling lots of feature phones, internet access is not prevalent in most other countries, and super costly. Most countries do not run with under sea super cable like Singapore or South Korea.

USA is just a new market for Nokia, and that's a smartphone market. Yes, Nokia will be finished, if it depends only on the North American markets.

That said, the Lumia 900 have to be restocked from carriers a few times, since it's launch a month ago in Taiwan, China, Singapore....

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 09:43 1

31. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)

Fact is, I'm an Indian. So being a local i know the condition. Given there are 1.3 billion people here, but Nokia's figures have been on a dive. People have been opting for phones by local manufacturers which throw in a touch screen and stuff at pretty much the same cost Nokia has been providing low-end 12 key-pad phone. Nokia is in a big crisis and if Microsoft starts making its own phone, Nokia will go bankrupt.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 20:09 3

12. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Well, this time they don't bring the TORTOISE shaped KIN again, let's hope...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 20:32 2

13. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

They´re just gonna do what google does with the Nexus.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 20:41 1

14. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

Hey by the way:

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 20:59 1

15. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Maybe microsoft shouldn't be making its own windows phone 8 just yet. Let's first see how many windows phone 8(made by nokia,htc,samsung and huawei)can be sold.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 01:42 2

26. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

they are setting the refrence design for OEMs as they stated in Surface presentation so other OEMs can have some baseline benchmark

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 20:59

16. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)

Poor Nokia. Hahaha. Good .

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 21:02 2

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

It's possible. MS sure has a ton of pokers in the flame. It will be interesting to see what is true and what ain't. Also will be interesting to see what works and doesn't. Tough to tell anymore.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 21:09 1

18. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

I'm very interested, as an Android user i really don't know what to expect when i switch to windows phone 8 when my upgrade is up, I really like the Surface but i think i'm going to have to go with the ASUS Taichi

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 22:02 2

19. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Nokia's stock will go down more. I think that's Microsoft's strategy to buy out Nokia.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 22:14 1

20. rpankaj (Posts: 29; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

if Nokia is hardware partner, then they have a lot of pennies to sit n count.. If they r not, then they have nothing just to sit n watch ios, android n Microsoft selling products.... no one will buy nokia wen ms release its wwin8 phone

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 22:51 1

21. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

Nokia would be dead if MS releases a killer WP8 device. No one will get a Nokia device.. but Nokia could also very well be the hardware partner, so yea.. i guess it depends on how much MS values Nokia.. if MS goes with some other brand, say HTC for example, Nokia sales will nose dive and the company will be forced into bankruptcy. and then, possibly, MS might buy Nokia and do to Nokia what Google is intending to do with Motorola.. ah well, we have to wait and see

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 00:26 1

23. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

The Nokia 900's body I believe will get a new high def screen and the new internal Electronic guts to run Windows phone 8 but my guess is it will be a branded a Microsoft
smart phone because things look so bad for Nokia that Microsoft will have to buy Nokia and use Nokia's expertise to make Microsoft Branded smart phones and Tablet
computers. "HELLO Microsoft Mobile device manufacturing devision" Looks like it will be in business by September 2012

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