Not likely to see any new Windows Phone devices at MWC 2014
posted by Maxwell R. / Feb 19, 2014, 1:09 AM
That is not to say we will not see a lack of presence from Windows Phone or Nokia or Samsung, but it seems more likely that with the expected formal announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 in just a couple months, it stands to reason that Microsoft may be keeping exciting new announcements close to the vest for the time being. Also, it bolsters Microsoft's announcement when there is brand new hardware on hand to show everything off (just like when Windows Phone 8 was announced).
Of course, momentum is critical to maintaining growth for the platform, which, while robust, remains a far away third to Android and iOS. If we do not see anything new on the Windows Phone front in Barcelona it will not be the end of the world. There was nothing new at CES either, and Nokia generated a lot of buzz in Abu Dhabi at Nokia World last October.
With that in mind, we will keep our expectations dialed down a bit for Windows Phone. If there is a surprise development, then we will be on top of it of course. We suspect we will have our hands full just the same.
sources: Recode via WMPoweruser
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Its actually a smart thing to do then start flooding the market with new devices from Build 2014 and beyond, why release new material now to just get drowned out by Samsung GS5?, HTC will suffer that fate to a certain degree.
posted on Feb 19, 2014, 1:18 AM 8
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Good point. I like the timing Nokia (Lumia 1020) chooses about July with is a pretty dry period for mobile releases and does not conflict with either Samsung or Apple. Xperia Z and HTC One were successful to certain degree because of their timing. Releasing products with Samsung or Apple kinda affects your device to gain marketing traction
posted on Feb 19, 2014, 1:51 AM 2
'Know Your Mobile' claims a Lumia 930 set for MWC.
posted on Feb 19, 2014, 1:21 AM 1
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That report is based of a twitter feed that is still rather new to the scene. If the report is wrong, it's wrong. Microsoft will make a bigger splash at its own event in April than it will trying to upstage Samsung.
posted on Feb 19, 2014, 2:35 AM 3
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I wanna see an International Version of the Lumia Icon even though it looks like a brick. A 1520 specs in a 5inch phone is really a good thing.
posted on Feb 19, 2014, 5:40 AM 2
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Like I said.........
posted on Feb 19, 2014, 7:08 AM 3
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Hey rodneyej1, i was wondering what device you rock? xd I'm currently using a 920, Cyan ofcourse lol :p But i'm planning on buying the 1520 in white, i can't wait for it :( And it will be a hell of a pain to leave the 920 :(
posted on Feb 19, 2014, 9:17 AM 0
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