Windows Phone 8 is RTM and now it is up to the manufacturers and carriers

Windows Phone 8 is RTM and now it is up to the manufacturers and carriers
While it is far from being in the clear, Microsoft has signed off on Windows Phone 8 for RTM. This means that the software is ready to be integrated by the phone makers into their devices.

Certainly this is welcome event, but the journey is not over yet. Earlier this week, we shared in detail some reported problems with the scheduled completion of this task by Microsoft. The manufacturers have to integrate, test and certify their devices for release – with each carrier. Carriers like Verizon are notorious for having stringent testing regimens for new hardware. In all cases though, there is very little time to get everything ready if there is to be an early November launch for Windows Phone 8

Here is to a smooth implementation by the OEMs and good performance evaluations by the carriers.

sources: LiveSino.net via WMPoweruser



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38 Comments

1. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Yay! Finally...

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Congrats to Windows 8/Phone Team, they've done a great Job by bringing something new to the table. It may not be 100% polished right now, but with some upgrades and service pack, things will be fixed.

12. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Look at the amount of thumbs down, Android /iOS fans are just pathetic...

17. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

just for iphone flamers give them this they will see themselveshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4&feature=player_embedded

26. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yes what can i say, there's a reason they hate Windows Phone, that's why. The reason can be anything. I like android, but i don't like android fanboy, they have that aggressive behavior.

38. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

the one and only reson most hate winphone is cuz it is MS and windows is the biggest competetor+killer of linux and android is a virtual machine of linux so the roots of hate goes all the way back to windows vs linux :\ i dont see any other reson to hate something that isnt even out in market yet

3. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

beginig of next Gen moblie OS

14. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Look at the amount of thumbs down, Android /iOS fans are just pathetic...

4. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So little time for implementation and testing. Bugs. Bugs everywhere.

7. wp8forever unregistered

Bugs when have u known windows phone for having bugs lol u funny ,dont u know wp is not android that all the phone companys wont be messing with the os like the do with android ,the only reason android if full of bug is cuz they get stock jelly bean or ics and do a million s**t to it and thats when it gets buggy lol mmmmm sorry we dont take that crap with wp samsung ,htc ,nokia ,lg go make a phone let the pro at microsoft take care of software .

8. SEUL8TR

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

No one likes Windows phone, all thumbs down!

10. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Look at the amount of thumbs down, Android /iOS fans are just pathetic...

25. wp8forever unregistered

Dont worry all this android fans can hatr all they want lol cuz now we have the same galaxy s3 just better looking and with the best os plus the phone with the best screen ,best camera and best design lumia 920 lol haterrrrrssss lol

36. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

nothing is forever, wp8forever. We all sway like the four seasons when it comes to things. I swayed from Windows mobile 6.x to WebOS, from there I went to androidOS Ecclair, and finally WP7.5. All OS released to date has issues, some more prominent than others. The hardware manufacturers that add their own skins and mod the OS, it's not bad nor good. It provides for some stability issues, ever so often. It hoever does not detract from using the device(s). Let the pros at MS take care of software? Well the pros at MS rested on their laurels, like RImm and countless other businesses. Granted in the case of MS, they are not dead, others have died or near death. So exactly is your point? I love WP7 and looking forward to WP8. If the four seasons blows another way, I would move to another OS or product.

39. wp8forever unregistered

I feel you and im the same way ,i just think wp8 is the best and more powerful os right now and if somethig new comes out better im open to do so as long as it doenst look like ios ,or android i just dont like the icons but once again is going to be hard wp8 shates the same karnel as windows 8 lol and it support up to 64 cores plus imagine having my lumia 920 plus a surface tab with the i5 a full running pc jesus ,so for now dont worry u are in good hands .

27. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

For a Highly updated apple fanboy making such a poor statement shows how careless and open you are towards the competition.

5. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Yesssss! Can't wait for the release!!

9. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Look at the amount of thumbs down, Android /iOS fans are just pathetic...

33. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I just don't get it. Of course the consumer release was buggy, but they're going to fix bugs before the release... People get so pissed off for no reason.

6. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

if nokia have been working with ms its probably that dosnt have too much bugs in Nokia handsets. if its not the case in no time they would fix it (hope so cause i ll buy 920 in no time

13. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Look at the amount of thumbs down, Android /iOS fans are just pathetic...

15. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Windows ios is patehetic. And here's one red from me haha.

16. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

lol laggy OS

18. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

did apple announced who ever will thumbdown wp8 the most will get iphone5 for free O_o get a life loosers u dont have any idea this winphone8 is like

19. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

closer the release of winphone 8 more the thumbs down coming up like they are all scared or something dont know why would someone be so scared that they can do thumbdown all the things

29. wp8forever unregistered

I know right they really are scare of something lol .

20. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

A OS that will hopefully smash its way through android and iOS , better to have more choice then the same 2 all the time p.s all the sad fanboys thumbing everything down, you give everyone who likes a certain OS a bad name with your immature pathetic closed minded lives

21. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Whenever i read Nokia Windows articles it's always getting thumbs down, nothing new, just get over it, Windows is total fail.

23. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Shows how mature Android fans like you really are

22. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i think these thumbdown guys are PA official troll team just to keep the winphone8 comment ratting down since they are highly paid by apples

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