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

54. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

dispite windows smart phones not being as popular as windows fans like myself would hope one thing is for sure is that microsoft has commtted itself to stay in the smart phone business whether or not Android or iphones sell better. The windows 8 smart phones will be capable of running low tech or high tech smart phones giving People of all economic groups a chance to have a nice smart phone. So Windows fans ignor the critics and hard core Android or Iphone fans Windows smart phones are here to stay and will get better keep contact microsoft and tell them what improvements you wnat to be added to your windows smart phone remember the Marines motto The Few the Proud and the Brave

53. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Better not slack off with the hardware... Or else Nokia will continue to take the edge

40. Dutch1

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iOS (Mayweather) vs Android (Pacquiao) Windows Mobile (Paul Malignaggi)...not even a contender.

45. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Its Windows Phone, not mobile old timer.

39. Dutch1

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This article is a waste of time... The main event operating systems are iOS and Android. WP OS is not a strong player when you compare. For those who think otherwise, are fighting the truth. It's all about Apple and Samsung for high-end respectable phones. What everyone wants to see is the iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III.

44. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

You wasted your time coming in here to write waste.

36. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This article is a non-story.

28. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Samsung is out of the question, the first generation Windows Phone support is a total flop. I'm great with Nokia Lumia 900 now, it is the brand that I am going for, when getting Windows Phone in future. Not some cheap plastic by cheap Korea.

35. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm A-OK with Nokia too! Even if all the other OEMs come into the WP8 picture, my 2nd WP device would still be a Nokia Prodigy WP8.

38. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lumia is still plastic... on the S2 it's plastic and alumin....

42. ph00ny

Posts: 2085; Member since: May 26, 2011

polycarbonate is a plastic

23. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Wow. How does another story about windows phones end up being about android. Stop drinking the kool-aid people. It's. okay if people like phones other then android.

22. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Windows phone with EXYNOS

24. ph00ny

Posts: 2085; Member since: May 26, 2011

what's the point? WP OS isn't designed to take advantage of the hardware?

29. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

your nick says it all, moron

49. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And u are the one with all the reds....

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you know.. i finally put my hands on a UK exynos equipped Note today. . hubba frikkin hubba.. for realz.

19. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Exynos quipped handsets are beasts alright!

30. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

lol fandroid

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?

34. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I absolutely hope NOT! Would hate it if the OEMs put their own overlay on top of the WP8 OS! That would open up fragmentation for the WP platform!

31. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Agreed lubba. Samsung's prowess is generally in its hardware, which it can't really flaunt until W8. While it is WP7.5, everybody is running similar specs, so manufacturers would have to compete in design, exclusive apps, etc., and it is probably not worth it for Samsung to compete with Nokia until they can really differentiate themselves.

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!!

10. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; 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.

8. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

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.

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

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