Nokia Windows Phone manufacturer Compal to start shipping the first devices next month

Nokia Windows Phone manufacturer Compal to start shipping the first devices next month
Taiwanese media has overheard that Compal will start shipping the first batch of Nokia Windows Phones in September, and it has been booked to manufacture about two million of those in total until the end of the year.

Nokia went with Compal for the first batch of its Windows Phone devices, since it has more experience than the Finns, as it has been assembling WP7 handsets for latecomer licensees like Acer, ZTE and Fujitsu.

By outsourcing production, Nokia apparently wants to speed the time to market for the Nokia Sea Ray and other WP handsets, since its smartphone sales are getting hammered ever since it announced the grande switch to Microsoft's mobile OS. If this rumor is true, then we can indeed see the phones announced at Nokia World in the end of October, and available for sale immediately thereafter.

source: Twitter via UnwiredView



1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Ha, they only manufcature 2 million phones untill the end of the year. That means they will have 1.5 million left in stock that no one wants to buy and they will have to slash prices 50 %. Maybe i'll buy one then ? But seriously, they drop Symbian and MeeGo, to sell only at most 2 million WP7 ??? well, if they don't make more of other WP7 phones then.

8. Johnnie unregistered

Hah, you think it is one factory only. LOL They've got their pipelines hot and Compal is new capasity needed. How's Eric doing with chinese Androids, by the way? Free fall, then toast?

11. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

You are seriously the BIGGEST TROLL/BABY I HAVE SEEN ON THIS SITE TO DATE. Go in a forum and talk about Bad-a all you want. Nobody cares about your opinion, and if you actually looked at every single post you make here, you get thumbs down every single time. And in return, you give the person a "thumbs down" back. Really, really mature. Everything you say is more annoying than the last post you make, which is ehhhh, I'd say every TWO HOURS. Do us all a favor, read and leave.

19. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Thats not nice. You apparently like some other OS, which is fine, and i respect that. I like bada, and that is also fine and you should respect that as well.

22. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Dj21o was kind of disrespectful but he was right, we all know that you love Bada. But still you shouldn't be bashing and hating WP7 everytime Phonearena posts news about it. If you like Bada that's ok we respect that but don't try to drag everybody into Bada hating WP7. By the way I like your comments bro but sometimes you get out of control.

25. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Maybe i should, not write as hatefull of WP7, as i have been. Have maybe been a little too brutal against WP7. But still, i personally think that WP7 is ugly, and i think that's the reason it has not been selling to well recently. What do you think, why has WP7 not sold so well ?

29. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Because of iOS and android and also because it lacked some features when it first came out. But that's gonna change with Mango. Mango brings 500+ new features.

24. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Then respect WP7 and don't bash on it every single post there is. I do not just come out and say that I hate Bada and "I don't know why people like that ugly, buggy OS" do I? I don't go out of my way to bash on another OS, especially since WP7 has nothing to do with it. If you prefer it, great. But don't go out of harms way to let everyone know what OS makes you hard lol. Sorry for being a douche, but you have to draw the line somewhere.

26. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

This is just a honest question, and no sarcasm or anything here. what do you think of WP7, do you think it looks nice ?

32. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I love having good battery life, being able to push notifications (without having to turn them off to save battery), no task killer, and good quality applications. I, personally, install maybe 1 to 2 games at a time, but I like going on Reddit, checking news and weather, a little urban dictionary, and having no lag. And live tiles would work in my favor. If I can just glance at my phone, then turn it off, that would be awesome. I spend at least 10 minutes at a time checking my facebook, emails and other things (mentioned above). And, if I want to change my theme, I can because it comes pre-installed to do so. That's why I like it, in a nutshell lol.

33. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

I agree with you on that, you use your phone pretty much the same way I use mine.

34. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I think it is such an awesome concept. The UI with live tiles (more support in Mango), apps and games (GOOD quality, with more in Mango) live notifications, it doesn't get much more simple than that. If I sync my phone with WiFi/Data/GPS, my phone dies in 6 hours easily. I do get more variety with Android, but I want a stable phone again. I hope Nokia delivers this year. To top it all off, my Evo has a messed up screen. I have the protection plan, but if I trade my phone in, it puts me back to stock. The kind folks at XDA cannot break the bootloader when the phone comes with 2.3. So I am basically stuck where I am until I get a new phone. The Arrive looks great and all, but I don't want a small screen with a keyboard. So Mango needs to get here lol.

35. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Okay, so good battery life is a good thing. I agree on that. Only problem is that with my Omnia 7, the battery life was terrible. Took me about 7 hours of nomral use and the battery was empty. With the wave and wave 2 on the other hand, the battery lasts 1,5 - 2 days with average use. And both the wave and Omnia 7 have 1 Ghz proccessor and superamoled screen, so i really think that it's the OsS, WP7 that was using the battery so much. Or does the Samsungs hummingbird proccessor use less battery than the snapdragon ? And the live tiles, they don't do much more than Androids or badas notification bar. In fact, Andriods and badas notification bar do more according to me. You see, the live tiles only show how many messages you have. For example it says, 5 Text messages, 3 facebook messages, 2 emails. In order to read all the new messages you have to click on the tile and open the app. Then you have to click on the message or email you want to read In comparison with bada, if you have a new text meassage you can just pull down the notification bar and read parts of the message directly. If you want to read the whole message, you only need to click on that message in the notification bar and you are there reading the message right away, without the need to choose which message to read. And about good quality apps. The Samsungapps store according to me have almost only good quality apps. Thats because the do strict controlls of the apps entering samsungapps. There are currently about 6100 apps for bada, and about 6000 of them are really good quality apps. And when it comes to themes, you can only choose between certain colours. With bada you can download themes, where you not only get a new color, but also new icons. So if you like themes, and you only want to glance at the phone to read your messages, i think bada would be a good choice.

38. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Yeah that is true. But live tiles are much more appealing to me. Androids battery life is terrible (unless you root and extract a new kernel), it is not good lol. With WP7, my messages turn my screen on, and all I have to do is tap the icon on the screen, unlock the device, and it goes right to my messages. Same thing when I am in an app. I love having my Android because of the games, big screens, app selection, etc. I'm not sure if I can keep dealing with the force closes, dealing with turning all of my data off, yadda yadda yadda. And the iPhone 5 looks promising as well. I'm just waiting to see what hits the shelves first and keep looking. Whether it is Android, Windows, Apple, Bada, I don't know. Too much to just state on a website and do research. I'd rather go to the store and see for myself lol.

39. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Oh, and talking of reading the message by tapping on the lock screen, with bada if the phone is locked and there is a new message or a missed call, the lock screen looks like a puzzle with your background image as the puzzle, and one piece of the puzzle (which ic colored green for text messages and have amessage icon on it, and red with a phone icon on it for missed calls) is out of place. All you need to do is to touch the puzzle that is out of place and drag it on to the correct place and the phone opens the text message. That works really good, and looks really cool as well.

41. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I could go back and forth with you all day on here, but at the end of the day, I think WP7 is much easier to use than Android. It is designed for its fluidity and I believe it meets the requirements I am looking for. I'm not going to bash you on here and say Android or Bada is nothing compared to it, but I love what WP7 is and what it stands for. I also love sliding up on the lockscreen with WP7,too. lol.

45. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Haha, the lockscreen is fun to slide up and down when you have nothing to do, but it is quiet useless...

49. i will buy it unregistered

yes the hummingbird use less battery than snapdragon. if wave or wave II use snapdragon they will have the same battery life just like omnia 7. so this is not the OS fault, its the SOC fault. just compare the android HTC (all using snapdragon scorpion core) line up with other SOC, you will see its snapdragon fault for the battery drain, not the OS.

50. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I thought that the snapdragon used more battery than the hummingbird. Seems like samsung knows how to make really good proccessors : )

44. nsrmdn

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Just read this report on site link below to educate your self what nokia is?

48. i will buy it unregistered

i will buy one. not many people like WP7 phones because they dont try to learn what is WP7 dont hate the OS just because it doesnt have UI like android style or iOS style. WP7 is alot better than symbian, just try it your self and learn what microsoft trying to offer, learn their mindset and you will learn that WP7 is a good OS and doesnt need much tweak to work fast. i love all OS and please dont hate wp7 just because you cant understand how wp7 work for you. learn it. i will buy one nokia! im not your fans and a disappointed n5800xm user, the 1st and my last nokia ever, but i really love to try WP7 in nokia phone.

2. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

of course they're gonna manufacture more than 2 million phones. Nokia is outsourcing production to Compal to speed up the process, they know what they're doing. Believe it or not many people are starting to get interested in WP7, try using one yourself or try watching some reviews on youtube about Mango.

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I have used WP7 myself, check my profile of used phones. What i can say is, extremely boring, and ugly UI and buggy as well.

4. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

I can say that about IOS and android as well. What's your point? Show my a phone that's not, and I'll show a phone with 100% total market share.

20. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Point is, WP7, is waay, more buggy than the other OSes on the market. in the 1 month i had my WP7, i experienced over 10 bugs ! Serious one, like the live tiles not updating, phone rebooting...

21. P-YWS

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Peter, when did you experience the "bugs"? Whether it is yesterday or 6 months ago, those are "history" and is no longer relevant to this upcoming Nokia WP7 phone. This is a WP7-Mango OS. Besides, show me one piece of the high-tech device that is not buggy to begin with. Did it ever come to your mind that you had a 'lemon' WP7 phone to begin with? By the way, can you share with us what is the make and model of the buggy WP7 phone? To end, I believe that we should all keep our mind open, "history" should not be the most important decision factor to buy a smartphone. AFter all, it is your hard-earned money. Regardless of iOS, Android, WP7, WebOS, Symbian, BB OS7, they are all buggy in different ways.

27. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

The phone i had was Samsung Omnia 7. Great hardware, i did just not like the software : ) With Mango MS, probably got rid of alot of bugs, will test it in the stores when it comes out (or go knock on my neighbours door, she's a MS employee and got the Omnia 7 as well). What i really want with the Nokia WP7, is the MeeGo / harmattan, swipe UI. To be honest, had Nokia done that, i would be the first to buy Nokia's WP7 because it's the UI i find boring with WP7. Also i wish they would open up WP7 a bit more.

42. P-YWS

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I would suggest that you forgot about MeeGo, at least for another year. In truth, given the money that were poured into MeeGo (years of bad execution from Intel, insufficient investment from Nokia for the last year), there will be tons of issues with the MeeGo-based N9. No doubt, MeeGo v1.2 as-is has many good virtues and do some things really well. But, as someone who has to work your butt off for living, do you want to be a tester while paying a lot of money to buy the N9? As you had experienced with the various OS & smartphone combination, they all frustrate you in different ways, and not just once or twice. MeeGo-N9 could be good for those brave souls who are not annoyed by the bugs. For the sane publics, the Mango-based or Bada-based or IceCream-based or the iOS-based smartphone should provide far better user experience. My two cents.

46. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

"As you had experienced with the various OS & smartphone combination, they all frustrate you in different ways" That's not completely true though. bada has never frustrated me even once, so i'm perfectly happy with my bada phones. Buti do plan to get the Nokia N9 even if nobody else buys it, just because it is so unique phone.

6. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

what happens is that you are too attached to Bada and that doesn't let you see the great thing WP7 is.

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