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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 14:05

Nokia CEO: We're sticking with Windows Phone
The handset maker has no plans to move away from its Windows Phone platform, Stephen Elop vows. Keep an eye out for the imminent arrival of new smartphones.



Nokia is sticking with Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, the mobile phone maker's chief executive, Stephen Elop, has said, with a new smartphone expected soon.

"In today's war... [between] Android, Apple and Windows, we are very clear, we are fighting that with the Windows phone," Elop said, according to Reuters.

Elop also said that Nokia will launch its next Windows Phone 8 devices soon. A debut is expected at or around Nokia World 2012 in September, which is expected to be a scaled-down event compared with previous years.

Although Elop has reiterated Nokia's commitment to Windows Phone, the chairman of the Finland-based phone maker, Risto Siilasmaa, had said earlier this year that Nokia has a "contingency plan" should Windows Phone 8 "fail to live up to expectations."


A Nokia spokesperson said Siilasmaa's comments were that any company would exercise good corporate governance by considering different contingencies, but his comments were in respect to the wider Nokia business.

"Our smartphone future is in Windows Phone," the spokesperson added.

Nokia continues to battle for relevancy in the ongoing mobile wars. Earlier this year it slipped to third place behind Samsung and Apple in smartphone unit shipments and market share figures.

Source: c|net


#2 BajiRav

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 14:41

and why should they not stay with WP? Their Windows Phones are fantastic and well received.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 15:00

I don't really like WP but his boldness is admirable :)

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 15:03

I don't really like android can't wait until iphone 5 and the nokia windows phone 8 kick samsung butt.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 15:09

Ohhh yeeeaaahhhh!!! I cant wait to the w8 phone, im dying to hear news about it :D :D

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 15:55

It's not like it isn't too late already to change and go with anything else.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 16:00

I don't really like android can't wait until iphone 5 and the nokia windows phone 8 kick samsung butt.


um, I'm sure Samsung will have a WP 8 out, so not really sure what you are on about.....?

#8 George P

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 19:22

um, I'm sure Samsung will have a WP 8 out, so not really sure what you are on about.....?


Yeah they probably will but they don't put enough behind them compared to their main Galaxy line. Unless someday you see a Galaxy branded WP8 device and not a clone named Focus 3 for example Samsung isn't really being serious.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 19:49

Yeah they probably will but they don't put enough behind them compared to their main Galaxy line. Unless someday you see a Galaxy branded WP8 device and not a clone named Focus 3 for example Samsung isn't really being serious.


Why be serious when they can wait and see of Nokia succeeds, and if Nokia does just rip off Nokia's designs?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 20:43

Yeah they probably will but they don't put enough behind them compared to their main Galaxy line. Unless someday you see a Galaxy branded WP8 device and not a clone named Focus 3 for example Samsung isn't really being serious.


They announced mobile devices as well as laptops for Win8 already. Android is selling well so it makes sense they will focus most of their attention there. If WP starts to do better, more support will come.

#11 Shadrack

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 20:49

Definitely considering Nokia WP8 as my next phone, so this news is welcome.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 00:36

What else can he say at this point.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 00:46

I personally wouldn't mind a high res, WP8 loaded Lumia style 800 or 900.