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The new Windows Phones are exclusive and colorful, is Microsoft to blame?

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:13

We have been wondering how come each new Windows Phone 8 handset this season is so distinct and different from each other, yet Nokia's and HTC's handsets have some overarching similarities that are impossible to go unnoticed...

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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:14 1

1. jimjam (unregistered)

No it is apple's fault as usual - the ipods are glaringly colorful

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:20 6

2. Aeires (unregistered)

Colorful phones are like purple cars, they look great until the fad passes.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:55 4

14. troutsy (Posts: 319; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

The colorful cars fad has lasted a lot longer than the "all cars are black" fad.

Granted, a mint green car can outlive the time when the color is considered attractive. A phone is a pretty safe bet that you won't be using it 10 years from now.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:27 10

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4278; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Yes, i blame Microsoft, but i am putting a good positive blame. At least i won't be hiding a Windows phone when someone holds the same piece... Thank God for colours!!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:27 2

4. Seymur (unregistered)

8 Pro/RT, 920/820, 8X/8S..

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:31 7

5. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

This is Good but i choose Black or White Again

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:34 5

6. wendygarett (unregistered)

And I thought it was Michael article but nice one Daniel...
Yup, ms just wanna revived the colourfulness of the phone from the black and white trend made by Apple... Ms just wanna differentiate themselves tho....

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:43 6

7. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

nokia and htc phones were always known for the build quality.....the good thing here is that samsung was forced to leave plastic and make a metallic phone, which is really good......

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:53 1

8. Nookie4u (Posts: 133; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

I prefer the neutral classic black or white please, bright colors tend to get boring pretty soon. but perhaps theres a younger crowd who prefer colorful phones???

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:56

9. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

I like htc+MS
but 8X isn't that which i want.. and Again i should wait to new htc phone come with a 4.7 inch display and a Quad-Core Qualcomm SoC

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:56 3

10. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

yes please bring colors!!!!! When flip phones where the fad they came in different colors at least I remember sanyo and LG with colors but the stupid iPhone made everyone turn to black or white only

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:06 2

11. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Differentiation in progress

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:35 4

12. cGmC11 (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

I fall in love with the Nokia Lumia 920 hardware & the HTC 8X impresive design and quality! And both coming to my carrier AT&T! ...BYE BYE ANDROID...SEE YOU ;-)


posted on 21 Sep 2012, 07:14

28. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

I'm coming from Sprint for over 10 years to switch to AT&T so I don't know the SIM card game. I suppose I could get the 8x in November and then the 920 next year and swap back and forth depending on how i want to accessorize! :D Hmmm. SIM cards for the win!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:49 3

13. KingShango (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 May 2012)

Who can blame them? The hardware for the WP7 launch was lackluster at best. Remember the weird HTC phone with the slide out speaker?

In addition I would think that the OEMs would want to differentiate themselves as much as possible and if they have a certain in-house tech (Pureview, Beats Audio) why wouldn't they put it in their flagship offerings.

At least there are choices and options, audiophiles might like the 8X while shutterbugs might like the 920. Anything is better than the one-size-fits-all option from a certain other frutiy manufacturer.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:23

15. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Nokia has Dolby for audio enhancements, doesn't it? Just asking.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:06 1

16. kanagadeepan (Posts: 975; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Good.. They can't differentiate in software and NOT much also in hardware.. So they are let with no choice other than differentiating with colours...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:48

17. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

So, why hasn't anyone made a green-colored phone yet? I'd certainly take that over banana-yellow.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:08

18. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

Yeah, the weed smokers would be happy with a green-colored phone lol

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 02:25

29. RichieRich379 (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:18

22. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

There's been a few green ones here and there, but I agree, green would be nice.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:18

19. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

This is what Microsoft and Windows Phone will keep some serious butts in the coming years.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 15:27

20. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)

What i find interesting about the new phones is the lack of need for a case. I cannot say when the last time I have seen an iPhone without one. Amazingly people say how beautiful they are and then put some gaudy case or bumper over it leaving only the front screen and the Apple logo visible.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 17:23

21. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

I love the bright colors.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:20

23. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

HTC does best when they don't have to market themselves.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 21:14

24. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I think Microsoft is really serious about staying in the smart phone business. The windows smart phones may never outsell the Android or Iphone but there will always be enough of them sold to cause an OEM like Samsung , HTC. and Nokia to make a model or two each year. if you have noticed this is true except for Nokia most OEM's are now making new model after new model of Android smart phones but only make 2 Windows smart phones for the whole year. Microsoft will continue to make their smart phones software better and better and as years continue. the net result will be that Microsoft smart phones will not take a back seat to the Iphones or Android smart phones. right now the Microsoft smart phone OS can run Dual core or quad core CPU's and HD screens and and have all the High tech electronics and camera's the Other smart phones used to boast they have that the Windows 7 series smart phones do note have. in the End People will see that Microsoft smart phones are sound and work well causing more People to buy them and microsoft smart phones will stay around to the surprise of Android and Iphone fans

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 21:35

25. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I forgot to mention above that the New Windows Phone 8 smart phones can now run dual , Quad core Cpu's and use HD screens and all the smart Phone electronics and cameras the windows 7 series smart phone OS could not use. the new windows smart p0hens use the well renown NT operating system core which is better OS thanwindows 7 series smart phones used. Microsoft will push their OEM's to make better smart phone because now they are using an OS that handle anything they want a smart phone to do.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 22:49

26. Amiya (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

But, I like white one........

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 01:04

27. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Blah HTC and Nokia are too similar I wished HTC kept the design language of the one series for their wp8

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:20

30. Fuego84 (Posts: 351; Member since: 13 May 2012)

Nice work with the colors and all but in the end isn't the phone going to be encased by a protector making only the front visible.

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