Nokia's SEC filing reveals manufacturer's worry over possible Microsoft Surface phone
posted by Alan F. / Mar 08, 2013, 9:27 PM
What makes a possible Microsoft Surface phone all the more worrisome for Nokia is that unlike other handset manufacturers that produce Windows Phone models, Nokia is largely dependent on the OS. For example, if a Microsoft Surface model were to, well, surface, HTC could just concentrate on Android as could Samsung, Huawei and others.
Last October, pictures allegedly of a Microsoft Surface protoype leaked. The handset prototypes, codenamed Juggernaut Alpha, are supposedly kept in Studio H at Microsoft's Redmond campus, guarded with the same intensity as those alleged alien bodies that are said to be kept at Area 51. So far in 2013, we have not heard much about a Microsoft phone although some of the last reports last year hinted that such a device could reach the market in the first half of 2013.
source: NokiaForm20-F via BGR
NOKIA'S own fault, they had the choice to go Android but they simply wagered on the losing side ...business is business, cant blame Microsoft
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 9:39 PM 9
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Its not Nokia's fault, its Elop's fault.
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 10:14 PM 17
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1. Nokia joined forces with MS before Google bought Motorola 2. We have yet to see any Google influence of Motorola. At the same time...Nokia and MS are practically married. With favoritism going towards Nokia from the beginning.
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 11:02 PM 8
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Google bought Motorola Mobility primarily for the patents, and it was a protective move designed to put them on equal footing with Apple and Microsoft. In my opinion, they had no intention of keeping the company intact, and they are now in the process of discarding the pieces they don't need... Microsoft has a good partner in Nokia, which has a very strong patent portfolio of it's own. Microsoft won't make it's own smartphones, unless it buys Nokia outright. Besides, who would buy an inferior Microsoft WP8 smartphone? Nokia's reputation for producing quality devices is well deserved, and it's unlikely Microsoft will risk alienating it's own partner by attempting to market something that won't sell anyway. Also, the jury is still out regarding the success or failure of WP8. Android fanboys will say WP8 is a total failure, but they are not interested in making honest and objective evaluations, and their opinions should be typically disregarded due to an obvious bias against Microsoft and it's allies. If Microsoft did market it's own "Surface Phone", then Nokia would likely jump ship to Android, and possibly market both types of devices. However, such a move would see WP8 quickly lose steam, and then fade away. Microsoft needs Nokia in order for WP8 to succeed, and will not risk ruining the business relationship.
posted on Mar 10, 2013, 12:46 AM 1
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yeah, go to android and be in a shadow of samsung...and try to beat them, this way nokia has no real competition and is top hardware manufacturer for OS, but I do think they should make android device as well as windows devices
posted on Mar 09, 2013, 3:01 AM 2
If this phone will be Google Play compatible, it sounds exciting indeed.
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 9:41 PM 3
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And why on Earth would a MS Surface phone be Google Play compatible?
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 10:37 PM 7
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microsoft shoud support nokia more than making surface phone......................or nokia should make tablet to rival against surface tablets..........i think 2nd is better
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 9:42 PM 5
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Nokia tablet with its own OS? Sorry it doesnt sound so promising...
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 10:52 PM 1
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no actually it will be wonderful since Nokia has always targeted what user likes to do i like wp but its also true MS dont completly listen to users but nokia has a long history of user friendly excpet going with MS most will say ofcourse if they make another OS this can turn to their own favor android is not best option maybe good enough but not for users at all
posted on Mar 09, 2013, 12:28 AM 1
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Nokia you should go with your own linux OS & has a top apps Or go with Android will be hit of the year Phone, great phone with great os......!!! Elop mention that they will go with other os (ex: Android) interesting in future when nokia release android phone....!!!
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 9:48 PM 2
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If microsoft launch their own phone nokia will be history(with symbian phones displayed at cultural museums of finland).....symbian is gone and now they may possibly lose love and care of windows.....microsoft got what they wanted....popularity and recognition in mobile arena via nokia. They can afford to show middle finger to nokia...good luck elop
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 9:58 PM 0
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Nokia you need to go Andriod or you will be ditched soon by Microsoft and it would be too late for you to join Andriod
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 10:12 PM 3
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no android!! there's a ton of open software out there! they could use sailfish and also firefox (since they support it with thier here maps) you should realize that not all people like android and its not the only choice!! they can still go their own way, if they develop their own home grown OS, symbian and meego
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 10:22 PM 6
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