Samsung done with Windows Phone 7?

Samsung done with Windows Phone 7?
Taiwan’s ePrice is reporting that Samsung will not launch any more Windows Phone 7.5 handsets; instead, it will opt to wait for Windows Phone 8 to be available.

Samsung Taiwan is planning on releasing high-end devices and does not feel that Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 7.5 is suitable. Obviously, it hinges on Microsoft staying on schedule, but if that happens, Samsung plans to release its first Windows Phone 8 device in October.

This news apply specifically to the market in Taiwan, but does mostly line up with Chinese blog WPDang’s report that Samsung will launch 3 Windows Phone handsets in 2012. WPDang previously said that 2 of those devices would be running Apollo and were not expected until late 2012.

Based on these reports, we may still see the Samsung Mandel SGH-i667 released with Tango, but it looks like Sammy is saving its big guns for Windows Phone 8’s release later this year.

source: Electronista

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54 Comments

1. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

Who did'nt see that one comming....

21. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

"Who saw that coming?! I mean.... Who saw where that came from?!"

26. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I hope they make one the size of the Galaxy Note! Then I'll really be surprise.

37. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

It's not like they are leaving the Windows Phone game, they are just waiting for the next release. Who the heck thought Samsung was going to produce more Windows Phone 7's, now that Windows Phone 8 is just around the corner? :-) As the article say, they are waiting for Windows Phone 8 so they can utilize multi-cores and high-res displays.

46. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 2011

This with Tizen dev conference coming up soon in may. It looks like focus maybe shifting from WP slightly Also Tizen is dominating the html5test currently and i'm guessing it's very close http://html5test.com/results/mobile.html

2. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I guess it sucks competing against Nokia when they are actually trying. So, lets spam the Android segment with mediocre phones.

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

mediocre phones that sell millions and are the highest rated android phones on the market? Mediocre phones like the Galaxy Note which is one of the most popular cell phone world wide? Changing the minds of iphone lovers and converting them over? Yep sure thing boss.

5. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Every company has some high-end handsets, but most of the low segment market is the crap Samsung s**ts out.

6. Croxy

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Well there are many people who don't need high-end phones. (We, who follow PA aren't one of those I guess) I know lots of iPhone useres who don't even use a third of it's capacity. They buy it and waste sh*t loads of money just so they could brag with it. Apple makes most profits from that kind of people.(unintentionally at beginning) The mid range samsung phones are mainly targeted for the "smarter" part of those people, and of course, countries in development.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

People with iphones generally settle for a 'not' high end phone....

20. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I like the iPhone because its so easy even a caveman can use it!

15. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Thing is, Samsung has MANY high end/mid range phones that are amazing. Galaxy Note, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S2, etc etc etc and when the SGS3 finally comes out, it's going to blow everything away.

25. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

The phones that you mentioned are all high-end. Can you give an example of a decent mid-range android device from Samsung?

27. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

lol fandroid fail

48. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Although your name is mozart, you have the IQ lower than that of Lady Gaga. Samsung galaxy Y is one of the highest selling entry level phone.

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Mozarrt You mean it sucks releasing phones with an os that doesn't sell and no one wants,Nokia are barely scraping along due to upgrading symbian fans alone. As for the android segment they are the most popular,highest rated and best selling phones in the world,Samsung knows quite well where best to innovate in

41. SleepingOz unregistered

I noticed that Nokia/WP fanboys are enraged lately. It's probably due to their frustration of WP being inferior to Android and even ios. For my part, I'd love to see to see a WP8 version of the Galaxy SII.

52. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

check out the Samsung Focus S

17. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Bahahaha! Well said, mate! True, true!

43. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 2011

Is there anything to compete against anymore?

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Doesn't matter anyway. Nokia is the one trully windows focus

32. alphadouche

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

nokia lol

33. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Agree! With HTC on the side (have to say that, my 1st Windows Phone is an HTC Radar LOL), I think it's quite enough for the moment. When the WP base picks up, the others, not necessarily Samsung, will follow.

7. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I only know 1 person out of all my friends who owns a wp7 nokie phone. Must really suck, not a fan of windows phones but they have potential to be bigger then what they are.

8. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'd get one if it was Android-powered.

10. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

With Microsoft supporting Nokia so much, its a great move by Samsung,let Nokia do the dirty work with MS, while Samsung continue to rise thanks to Android and how it allows them to be free to use their powerful hardware and not limit them to outdated Qualcomm S2 chips.

11. phonton

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

It will be good to see WP8 in the hardware that Samsung releases android with. Beasty Beasty! Multiple cores and so on. A future proof phone is what a person wants :D Will wait to see what my Sammy Focus later gets upgraded to!!

12. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I guess there's not much more to do regarding WP7.5. MS's limitations outweigh the possibilities with today's tech. And differentiating is only possible by phone design. It's not worth to make the same phone twice. I think Samsung and the rest of the oem have all the tools to make a great WP. They just can't use them right now.

13. phonton

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

exactly. Have to see if the limitations in WP8 is not as bad as WP7.5. MS has to ease off to let OEM's give their best onto the hardware

16. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

...and software but I'm not sure if that's a good idea or not?

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