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#1 vetJohn Callaham

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 13:53

Howdy guys
Neowin is heading to New York City on Wednesday to attend the big Nokia-Microsoft press event, where the companies will officially reveal the details about its Windows Phone 8 products. We plan to do an interview with a Nokia representative at the event and we want to hear what you want to ask Nokia.
Simply post your questions in this forum post and we will select a few to ask to the Nokia rep at the event on Wednesday. Make them good because we will only pick a few and we will have a limited time to chat with our Nokia representative at the event.
Many thanks in advance...


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 15:22

I have a decent question. Will there be a bluetooth API that developers/programs will be able to access in WP8 so that hardware such as the Pebble watch will be able to interact with WP8 devices?

#3 George P

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 15:53

I think since developers do get access to the NFC API which they talked about back in July that bluetooth should also be open to them. Besides, I'd think that's more of a question for MS to answer.

Anyways, simple question on my part, are they going to ramp up production of newer devices like they originally talked about? There was the whole thing about having a new device every 3 months or something that I remember hearing about.

Next up, their free services, we just saw Nokia Music expand to the US what about other countries and do they have some sort of time table on this or other new services in the works? Guess that's sorta 2 questions in one though, heh.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 18:24

When will we actually see the Nokia Music app available in the marketplace. They said it was released today, but I see nothing in the marketplace when searching for it?

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 18:29

Ask them why they are sacrificing their company on a platform that only captured 1.3% of the market in just under 2 years when they still have a viable chance to launch some Android phones that consumers are actually buying in droves?

If you wan't to ask them a hard question with an answer that will bring people here to read it that is the one I think you should ask and in the way I did with the market share numbers of Windows Phone 7 somewhere in the question.

#6 pwgarner

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 18:36

Ask them why they are sacrificing their company on a platform that only captured 1.3% of the market in just under 2 years when they still have a viable chance to launch some Android phones that consumers are actually buying in droves?

If you wan't to ask them a hard question with an answer that will bring people here to read it that is the one I think you should ask and in the way I did with the market share numbers of Windows Phone 7 somewhere in the question.


I think they answered that question when they first announced why they were going with MS.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 18:36

I think they answered that question when they first announced why they were going with MS.


That was a long time ago. I'd like to know what they think now, after their phones sit in warehouses unsold.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 18:39

The one question I would like answered but may be answered during the event but if it is not, Will Nokia make a Windows branded Tablet either in the Lumia line or some other name?

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 18:42

That was a long time ago. I'd like to know what they think now, after their phones sit in warehouses unsold.


Maybe that is a question better directed at HTC who has seen their profits plummet using android as their main OS.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 19:15

One more question I would like to see answered is will there be a more sustained advertising effort from Nokia this time in the US. The last attempt seemed half-hearted at best. Especially compared to the adverts we saw from other countries. I like those commercials better than the ones we saw here on TV.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 19:18

Maybe that is a question better directed at HTC who has seen their profits plummet using android as their main OS.


You make it sound like that is Androids fault. When in fact it is HTC's fault. Samsung out-innovates HTC. Something you don't believe Nokia capable of doing? Because I sure believe they can.

Nokia need to have more faith in themselves, as do you.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 19:18

That was a long time ago. I'd like to know what they think now, after their phones sit in warehouses unsold.


I'm not sure that they have phones sitting in a warehouse. Remember they had a spell when the Cyan model was sold out. The black was always selling well, so maybe they just did not make many at the beginning.

#13 margrave

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 19:30

Will there be one available unlocked without contract?

#14 George P

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 19:34

Will there be one available unlocked without contract?


I don't see why not? There's always the option to buy the phone itself without a contract, that's how I got my first WP7 2 years ago and it's how I'll probably get a new Nokia soon. If you're willing to pay the high upfront cost that is.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 20:05

My question...

Why are Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive & Nokia Transport three separate apps on Windows Phone? Nokia Maps on Windows Phone now allows you to sync your favourites with those backed up on (what was) Ovi Maps from the Symbian days, but if one wants to recall one of these favourites, it can only be done from Nokia Maps. Doing this means you cannot use Turn-by-Turn navigation as this is only available in Nokia Drive, which in-turn doesn't share favourites with Nokia Maps.

I seriously think Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive & Nokia Transport should be one app (as it was on Symbian) but possible with separate live tiles to access the Drive or Transport portion.

Also, why is Nokia Transport USA only when Nokia clearly has transport/traffic information for other countries?