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#61 Pygmy_Hippo

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:15

Here's Balmer to bring the zany! :D


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:15

They've just ruined the whole thing by bringing that windbag Ballmer on stage.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:16

I have a feeling they might be about to announce a Nokia tablet.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:17

Those are pretty much my thoughts, too. I'm concerned that Nokia have now announced their new Lumia range to the public, without any of the public being able to find out what operating system features are included on the devices. How are some people to know if they'd like a Lumia phone, if they don't know what features the operating system provides? On the contrary, come September 12 (a mere week's time), it's very likely that the public will know both hardware and operating system features of the new iPhone.


Maybe they want to talk about the OS after they talk abut the hardware? I mean this is more of a Nokia event than a MS one. Today is about the new Lumia hardware more than the OS itself. SteveB just said it himself, "today we see the hardware first".

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:20

Those are pretty much my thoughts, too. I'm concerned that Nokia have now announced their new Lumia range to the public, without any of the public being able to find out what operating system features are included on the devices.

I think we already know Calum; the most impressive Lumia software features will be coming from Nokia's own additions.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:20

I think they're holding out on the big WP8 reveal until closer to the October release date. It's frustrating but it kind of makes sense if they want a clear slot to announce everything without a bg iPhone announcement and in the run-up to Christmas. This way they have a big announcement this week to draw attention away from Motorola, Amazon and Apple and another big announcement at the same time as actual phones are available.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:21

SteveB done, Elop back in charge.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:22

Maybe they want to talk about the OS after they talk abut the hardware? I mean this is more of a Nokia event than a MS one. Today is about the new Lumia hardware more than the OS itself. SteveB just said it himself, "today we see the hardware first".

I get that, but isn't the point of announcing a new phone in order to try to excite people and entice them to purchase that phone when it's released? How can that happen if people don't know what they'll be able to do using that phone?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:22

Did they just end the conference without so much as giving an estimated shipping date? :s


Johnny, Nokia y Microsoft esta muy loca! What the ****!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:23

I think they're holding out on the big WP8 reveal until closer to the October release date. It's frustrating but it kind of makes sense if they want a clear slot to announce everything without a bg iPhone announcement and in the run-up to Christmas. This way they have a big announcement this week to draw attention away from Motorola, Amazon and Apple and another big announcement at the same time as actual phones are available.

That's a good point :yes:

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:23

I think we already know Calum; most features are coming from Nokia's own additions. Windows Phone 8 itself just won't be all that interesting. Maybe some integration with Windows Phone 8 as the biggest thing, but that's about it.


I think you need to be a bit more patient. We already know that lots of functionality is hidden in the builds of the OS that the OEMs have access to so there's obviously more waiting to be revealed. I also think that MS were stung last year when they announced Mango features too early and saw Google and Apple steal the best of them before the software was released to WP users. MS are obviously keeping their cards close to their chest to avoid a repeat of that and ensure that they have something unique to sell people for Xmas.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:23

I think we already know Calum; the most impressive Lumia software features will be coming from Nokia's own additions.

We'll see. . . . eventually :p

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:25

From The Verge:

Q&A session -

Q: "It all sounds exciting, when can I get one?"
A: "Not announcing specific pricing today... We are not announcing dates..."

:/

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:27

I think you need to be a bit more patient.

So far just about the only thing Microsoft is talking about is the Start screen. Doesn't that strike you as odd?

From The Verge:

Q&A session -

Q: "It all sounds exciting, when can I get one?"
A: "Not announcing specific pricing today... We are not announcing dates..."

:/

Weird. Really, really weird.

#75 jakem1

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:28

I will definitely be getting the 920 when it's released. The screen tech is fantastic (viewable outside AND works with gloves on :woot:), the wireless charging and accessories look great, the phone's beautiful and Nokia's software is amazing.

October can't come fast enough :)

So far just about the only thing Microsoft is talking about is the Start screen. Doesn't that strike you as odd?


No, as I explained in the rest of my post :)



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