Nokia suggests it will be 1st to WP8, maybe?

Nokia suggests it will be 1st to WP8, maybe?
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop spoke to analysts today about a number of pertinent subjects surrounding Nokia.  From the company’s reports of huge losses to the lack of upgrade options for current Lumia owners, Elop was asked a number of difficult questions that he seemed to mostly dodge around.

When asked if Nokia would be the creator of the first Windows Phone 8 handset, Elop only pointed out that Windows Phone 8 has been demoed on Nokia’s hardware and that the company as a “close relationship” with Microsoft. He described that relationship as “unlike what anyone else has with Microsoft,” but never directly answered the question.

While Windows Phone has slowly gained momentum and has celebrated a number of victories and milestones, there doesn’t seem to be any other manufacturers behind Windows Phone in the way that Nokia is, so it is odd that Nokia still isn’t jumping on and promoting the opportunity to be the first WP8 handset.

When asked about rewarding early Lumia adopters with an upgrade to a WP8 handsets, Elop once again danced around the question and simply reiterated that WP7 phones would get some WP8 features such as the start screen and live tiles and then insinuated that current Lumia device could see continued price cuts as we move closer to the launch of Windows Phone 8.

Finally, Elop denied allegations that Windows Phone would be struggling with fragmentation issues by saying that over 60% of Android devices are 3 versions older than the current iteration, yet they continue to sell well.

source: Electronista

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19 Comments

1. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

" Elop only pointed out that Windows Phone 8 has been demoed on Nokia’s hardware and that the company as a “close relationship” with Microsoft. He described that relationship as “unlike what anyone else has with Microsoft,” but never directly answered the question." Special as in we get 250 million each quarter to make them :).

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Ahh good defense pal. "Yea well Android does it too! So there!" Apple tried to use that same bull crap with the iPhone 4's antenna issue. "No there's no antenna issue, oh wait yea well guess what? ANDROID phones do it too!! see watch we use andre the giant and have him swallow the whole phone with his hand and cover every bit of it and see the signal go down with our editing" And Android phones sell well because Android rocks and there's a device out there for every kind of consumer. WP isnt bad, but the lack of micro sd cards, low screen resolution, lack of customization, etc etc has really been holding it back. I'm very excited to see WP8 and will consider picking up one as a secondary device but it's still gonna have a tough time competiting with all the awesomeness that Jelly Bean has already brought to the table. Still, I'm way more excited about WP8 than I am with IOS6: nothing new, nothing revolutionary and trust me, I know about REVOLUTIONary. ;)

3. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

I knew this before Nokia knew it that they will be 1st to release WP8.

4. DroogV59

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

``.....Elop denied allegations that Windows Phone would be struggling with fragmentation issues by saying that over 60% of Android devices are 3 versions older than the current iteration, yet they continue to sell well.`` Nobody is still selling Froyo devices Stephen. Get your a** out of 2011. Too bad that none of the journos who interview this twerp ever call him on his bs.

11. kingpet13

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Maybe he was counting honeycomb as seperate from gingerbread.... Ics, hc, and gb. Either way he's wrong because hc is just the tablet form of gb so it's only 2 gen. Back... Right?

15. nadar.bsm

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

WP wont suffer from fragmentation.. as very few bought the WP s**t... I am from India & most people in here dont even know that nokia has shifted to WP... & how uglg UI that s**t OS has..... conclusion : it wont suffer fragmentation.... lol...

17. nono_pirot

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

who says you that nobody is selling froyo? still there is! i got mine with postpaid plan, huawei u8350 rebranded as "cloudfone temptation". how is it?

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i really hope we could see some WP8 Nokia Lumia device on septemper's Nokia World and so is a lumia pureview!!! but on the other news, it is said that WP8 wont be release until november so a WP8 device wont be avaible on nokia world!!! im really looking forward on WP8! i dont like that the world is full of iOS and Androids!! we should look for other device!!!! i wanna see 1.) Google's Android phones 2.) Apple's iPhones 3.) Microsoft's Windows Phones 4.) RIM's BlackBerry Phones 5.) Samsung and Intel's Tizen Phones 6.) Jolla's MeeGo Phones 7.) Mozilla's FireFox Phones!!! but i wanna see some lumia pureview goodies on september's nokia world!

19. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

well said, that's exactly what i want to see as well.....

6. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung will be the first WP9 and Nokia will be bankrupcy with WP8.

7. TROLL-ISAHA

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

lets wait and see what the outcome is.

10. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

...after they copy a few ideas from Nokia.

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Right because Nokia has never copied anything from Android.

14. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

At least Nokia didn't copy Apple but instead receives royalties. Isn't that great!

18. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lol so you admit that Nokia does copy from Android and yet you bash Android for copying Nokia? Makes sense!

8. abraham

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

WP 7.8 update is available now??????

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

So Charlene S., what are you trying to get at with your negative tone. He's probably saving all the excitement for Nokia world, not for you.

13. MeoCao unregistered

Of course Nokia will be the 1st to release WP8, and I predict that this will be the only serious WP8 handset in the market for a long duration of time. Others like SS or HTC only take WP as potential business option and will not really jump in until WP8 proves successful.

16. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

There's two many races, many manufacturers wants to be first with Windows (Phone) 8

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