While Google event is canceled, Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event will go on as planned tomorrow
posted by Alan F. / Oct 28, 2012, 11:20 PM
introduce Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco as planned. Besides showing off all of the features and capabilities of the newest Windows Phone 8 build, it is hoped that launch dates and pricing will become available from carriers planning on offering Windows Phone 8 handsets. The latest speculation has Verizon offering the Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X on November 8th for $99.99 and $199.99 respectively, with a signed two-year pact. A mysterious, yet-to-be-seen Samsung Windows Phone 8 model has been tipped to be part of the launch. Meanwhile, AT&T is believed to be scheduling a November 11th launch of the carrier-exclusive Nokia Lumia 920, priced on-contract for $149.99.
So now, there is only one event to cover on Monday, correct? Uh, not really. Almost overshadowed by Google and Microsoft is T-Mobile's evening affair scheduled for tomorrow. The nation's fourth largest carrier is expected to hold a new product introduction and seeing as it is coming the evening after Microsoft holds its event, T-Mobile could be introducing a new Windows Phone 8 handset.
Keep your eyes glued to Phone Arena all day Monday as we bring you the latest word before, during and after the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 media event and the T-Mobile festivities.
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Just another example if Microsoft not caring about the consumer
posted on Oct 28, 2012, 8:24 PM 1
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posted on Oct 28, 2012, 8:31 PM 10
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Yeah, having an event in San Francisco while Hurrican Sandy demolishes the other side of the country. Assholes.
posted on Oct 28, 2012, 8:41 PM 2
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Where does it say that MS does not care about about people. I live in the Philippines and we have natural calamities almost on a weekly basis so I know how it feels. This is just a tech launch. It's not as if MS is dancing on the heads of those who are going through the hardships of Sandy.
posted on Oct 28, 2012, 10:25 PM 10
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You do understand that Google's event was supposed to be in New York. The center of the Hurricane. Where as Microsoft is in San Franscico, no where near the hurricane.
posted on Oct 28, 2012, 8:42 PM 14
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Those damn TILES are blinding and hideous (maybe Hurricane Sandy can get rid of them for good).
posted on Oct 28, 2012, 8:38 PM 5
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I'm kinda glad Microsoft is going to held the event as planned. I'm sure many from other countries are waiting for the WP8 launching. Then the Lumia 920 and other WP8 phones may unleash their full features to us. And of course, not going head to head with a Google event is a good thing. Having said that I hope nothing bad will happen to the New Yorkers. And the Google event will be held in the near future.
posted on Oct 28, 2012, 9:01 PM 10
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Thank you for saying that. I live in the Philippines and it would take about 2 months for WP8 to reach us so more delays will be a disappointment. I commiserate with the East Coast people. We are visited by bad weather almost on a weekly basis so I know how terrible it is. But this is just a launching in the West Coast. It's not as if MS is spitting in the faces of those unfortunate people.
posted on Oct 28, 2012, 10:13 PM 4
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Whoa, I originally though only Google, Microsoft, and T-Mo. were going to be holding events. Now Microsodft too? Major hype. In other news, I'm saddened by Google's postponement. :( Still want to see what MS is going to be showing though.
posted on Oct 28, 2012, 9:04 PM 2
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I'm really hoping for some info about windows 7.8. Seeing how the only really good win8 phone is the 920 and its locked down to AT&T, I won't be upgrading. I'm praying that Microsoft won't screw over us current windows phone owners too badly.
posted on Oct 28, 2012, 10:07 PM 0
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First the World Series and now this.Must be great to live in San Fran. Meanwhile, us New Yorkers got this stupid hurricane to deal with on top of the cancelling of Google's event. Not to mention, power outages galore. Sigh...
posted on Oct 28, 2012, 11:41 PM 0
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this is a classic example of a reliable company in times of turmoil. A company should still go through with bringing its services specially in times of dire need. Just imagine during these times if a company you were relying on breaks down or cancels something during a hurricane. Im from the Philippines and have relatives in New York, a a brother who we are worried so much about, but because he is still able to contact us here during these times, we are less worried because this is what technology can bring us. If a company can push through with all they have promised during times like these, im sure we can rely on that company to still be able to help us during these dark times. Kudos to microsoft, I'm sold that you wouldnt be bailing out on anyone specially on times when they need your technological advances. Guys, isn't this how technology supposed to be, to make life easier, specially for those in need... :(
posted on Oct 29, 2012, 2:34 AM 0
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