Windows Phone 8 ship party

In case you missed it, earlier this month Windows Phone 8, Microsoft's new OS that will power the likes of Lumia 920 and HTC 8X, was released to manufacturing. This marks the final version of the code that, by all accounts, will start shipping in early November along with the phones.

And in keeping with tradition Microsoft organized a party for the team behind the operating system. The whole thing took place yesterday and was broadcast through photos on Facebook and Twitter. Sir Mix-a-lot was present, as he always is at this type of events, and a good time, as far as we know, was had by all.

Now this party didn't come close to the one held last year for the Mango release, when the Windows Phone team was symbolically burying RIM. Last year's party was held on August 6th, perhaps it was supposed to be the same with this launch, which would give some credence to the rumor that Windows Phone 8 was partially delayed.

In any case we're pretty happy to have another confirmation that Microsoft's brand new operating system is on its way. And by the way if you were at this party and want to share, be sure to tweet us or leave a comment below.

Source: WPSauce Via: WMPoweruser Images: WMPoweruser

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Thanks God they did not stage another "funeral" for the competition......
I always had a bad feeling about that creepy show.....

Fritzly said,
Thanks God they did not stage another "funeral" for the competition......
I always had a bad feeling about that creepy show.....

Well, to be fair RIM was in that and as we're seeing right now.... heh.

Fritzly said,
Thanks God they did not stage another "funeral" for the competition......
I always had a bad feeling about that creepy show.....

Tell that to Symbian, Meego, and Blackberry

GP007 said,

Well, to be fair RIM was in that and as we're seeing right now.... heh.

Do not give RIM for dead.... yet. One year from now It may be dead or...... back with a vengeance.

rfirth said,

Tell that to Symbian, Meego, and Blackberry

The funeral was celebrated for the Blackberry and the iPhone;
financially speaking Blackberry is still in a better position than Nokia, iPhone...... well....

" Don't sell the skin till you have caught the bear"

Fritzly said,

financially speaking Blackberry is still in a better position than Nokia

Nokia's patent portfolio is still worth twice as much as RIM is even worth. Nokia has more cash than RIM is worth. And Nokia has WP8 products announced and release is coming up soon. The Nokia Lumia 920 looks like a solid release. RIM's BB10? Delayed.

rfirth said,

Nokia's patent portfolio is still worth twice as much as RIM is even worth. Nokia has more cash than RIM is worth. And Nokia has WP8 products announced and release is coming up soon. The Nokia Lumia 920 looks like a solid release. RIM's BB10? Delayed.

Indeed RIM does not have a "sugar daddy' as Nokia has..... still its latest performances were above expectations and I will keep buying.

http://news.yahoo.com/rim-repo...ows-201959445--finance.html

Please note that I am agnostic and cannot care less for brands, although I have no problems to admit that I like MS a lot.

they need to make windows phone 8 full features conference as soon as possible and release the phones as soon as possible

subcld said,
they need to make windows phone 8 full features conference as soon as possible and release the phones as soon as possible

They really do need to do a full announce of the upcoming features... Hopefully soon.

iPhone 5 is already in Jamaica. In fact, the first iPhone that was launched in 2007, the same month I saw a woman in the supermarket with one. Since Windows Phone 7 launched, I have never seen one on the island. I have seen persons with the latest Blackberry's and other high end smartphones, but I just have not seen a single Windows Phone device in person. I think thats a huge sign of failure. The Samsung S3 is becoming quite popular here too.

Mr. Dee said,
iPhone 5 is already in Jamaica. In fact, the first iPhone that was launched in 2007, the same month I saw a woman in the supermarket with one. Since Windows Phone 7 launched, I have never seen one on the island. I have seen persons with the latest Blackberry's and other high end smartphones, but I just have not seen a single Windows Phone device in person. I think thats a huge sign of failure. The Samsung S3 is becoming quite popular here too.

You should really be picked up by a technology research firm. Your ability to gleam global tech trends from your bubble in Jamaica is uncanny.

MrHumpty said,

You should really be picked up by a technology research firm. Your ability to gleam global tech trends from your bubble in Jamaica is uncanny.

LMAO! Best post ever! LOL

MrHumpty said,

You should really be picked up by a technology research firm. Your ability to gleam global tech trends from your bubble in Jamaica is uncanny.

I am not the one being laughed at with the 2% marketshare here. It is Microsoft, I am just stating trends. If you choose to ignore market trends in other parts of the world, then continue to be Mr. Stupid. Because, when you look at the overall picture, we live in a global market. Similar to how non-existent Windows Phone is in Jamaica, it is just as non-existent in other parts of the world. Also, if you think Microsoft's marketshare for 1 billion Windows users is out of the United States, you are sniffing your but crack too often.

Mr. Dee said,

I am not the one being laughed at with the 2% marketshare here. It is Microsoft, I am just stating trends. If you choose to ignore market trends in other parts of the world, then continue to be Mr. Stupid. Because, when you look at the overall picture, we live in a global market. Similar to how non-existent Windows Phone is in Jamaica, it is just as non-existent in other parts of the world. Also, if you think Microsoft's marketshare for 1 billion Windows users is out of the United States, you are sniffing your but crack too often.

Actually I think you are the one that is sniffing too much glue, WP marketshare is growing that be it slowly but it is growing even after MS announced that WP8 would not be available on WP7.5 devices. It will continue growing it might never catch your crappy android or ios but will become a major player . Android has pretty much reached its peak now and wont really see any major growth from now on rather will stagnate for a period before dropping, ios will grab a bigger slice of the pie also for awhile, there is no reason why WP8 wont get to at least 10% over a short period of time and probably more towards 20% by the end of 2013.

In the meantime Google stock almost passed Microsoft. As of today they stock =

Microsoft:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 249.49B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 203.57B

Google:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 246.75B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 213.80B

The interesting part is Enterprise Value of Google is already bigger than Microsoft. One month ago there was around 40B difference in Market Cap and Enterprise value.

But yeaah, great work dear Microsoft. Let's party even more. Next week in Google. We will celebrate passing Microsoft Market Cap.

Edited by Sebastian Swann, Sep 29 2012, 2:21pm :

Sebastian Swann said,
In the meantime Google stock almost passed Microsoft. As of today they stock =

Microsoft:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 249.49B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 203.57B

Google:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 246.75B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 213.80B

The interesting part is Enterprise Value of Google is already bigger than Microsoft. One month ago there was around 40B difference in Market Cap and Enterprise value.

But yeaah, great work dear Microsoft. Let's party even more. Next week in Google. We will celebrate passing Microsoft Market Cap.

Doesn't make google products any less crap.

Sebastian Swann said,
In the meantime Google stock almost passed Microsoft. As of today they stock =

Microsoft:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 249.49B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 203.57B

Google:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 246.75B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 213.80B

The interesting part is Enterprise Value of Google is already bigger than Microsoft. One month ago there was around 40B difference in Market Cap and Enterprise value.

But yeaah, great work dear Microsoft. Let's party even more. Next week in Google. We will celebrate passing Microsoft Market Cap.

Ok Mr. Google employee, enjoy your party and have fun celebrating your superiority over Microsoft! Meanwhile normal life continues...

funkydude said,
Ok Mr. Google employee, enjoy your party and have fun celebrating your superiority over Microsoft! Meanwhile normal life continues...

I would love to be Google employee. At least I could say that I'm working in a company that makes products people really want.

Sebastian Swann said,

But it tells you how irrelevant Microsoft become even with all those products that it makes.

Yet Windows still has the majority market share in the desktop OS realm. Also the Xbox 360 is still doing well. Somehow Microsoft being irrelevant isn't quite true... yet.

Mr. Dee said,
iPhone 5 is already in Jamaica. In fact, the first iPhone that was launched in 2007, the same month I saw a woman in the supermarket with one. Since Windows Phone 7 launched, I have never seen one on the island. I have seen persons with the latest Blackberry's and other high end smartphones, but I just have not seen a single Windows Phone device in person. I think thats a huge sign of failure. The Samsung S3 is becoming quite popular here too.

A "huge sign of failure" because Windows Phone devices are not in your country? I wouldn't go as far as saying that. Yes, Windows Phone 7 did not take off. Hopefully Windows Phone 8 will.

Sebastian Swann said,

I would love to be Google employee. At least I could say that I'm working in a company that makes products people really want.

Or makes lots of products that they then kill off because no one wants. I guess it's nice when you overlook all the services Google has started and then stopped to this day.

GP007 said,

Or makes lots of products that they then kill off because no one wants. I guess it's nice when you overlook all the services Google has started and then stopped to this day.

They kill things no one wants ? Shocking ! It is better to lose money and keep things no one wants, just like Microsoft is doing with Bing, Windows Phone.

Sebastian Swann said,

They kill things no one wants ? Shocking ! It is better to lose money and keep things no one wants, just like Microsoft is doing with Bing, Windows Phone.

In fact Bing is steadily eating share away from Google. Which isn't a real surprise, as with Google YOU are the product. Their phone hime malware is best avoided. By far the tech company I least respect. They rip the opensource community and they violate patents from other companies, all to subsidise their advertising and data mining activities, a real upstanding citizen !

Sebastian Swann said,
In the meantime Google stock almost passed Microsoft. As of today they stock =

Microsoft:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 249.49B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 203.57B

Google:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 246.75B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 213.80B

The interesting part is Enterprise Value of Google is already bigger than Microsoft. One month ago there was around 40B difference in Market Cap and Enterprise value.

But yeaah, great work dear Microsoft. Let's party even more. Next week in Google. We will celebrate passing Microsoft Market Cap.


I find it funny to watch kids compare value of companies by stock price. Frankly, Google and Apple are single pillar companies. A major blow in search would nearly cripple Google in that it pays for the majority of their toying around. A major blow in apple's iphone sales would cripple their company.

On the other hand Microsoft has major pillars of revenue in many different markets. They are entrenched in business with products not easily replaced (yes regardless of what you think alternatives don't have the support ecosystem available that theirs does).

As far as Windows Phone. WP7 is already a stunning OS from a UX perspective. Now that they have the Windows Core running the guts it will become the most avanced mobile OS available. The only question is how much of that core is leveraged out of the gate with WP8. If they deliver what they've already detailed plus improved networking support (like IPsec, SSL VPN capabilities) Then frankly, Apple will be in trouble. If they continue to improve Bing's "decision engine" angle they can start chewing more and more into Google's pillar and they could be in trouble, though Google has a much stronger set of side products and services to improve on.

TL;DR Stock prices don't tell you anything about Google/Apple/MS

Sebastian Swann said,

I would love to be Google employee. At least I could say that I'm working in a company that makes products people really want.

Yet you say "we" in your post. You're either a Google employee or a delusional fanboy that would celebrate by himself thinking he's "celebrating with Google".

funkydude said,

Yet you say "we" in your post. You're either a Google employee or a delusional fanboy that would celebrate by himself thinking he's "celebrating with Google".

Microsoft illusion doesn't work on me anymore. They promise and never deliver, or deliver so many years after others that market and people doesn't care anymore.

Sebastian Swann said,

Microsoft illusion doesn't work on me anymore. They promise and never deliver, or deliver so many years after others that market and people doesn't care anymore.

Wow you totally countered my point there! I guess I was right then.

Sebastian Swann said,

They kill things no one wants ? Shocking ! It is better to lose money and keep things no one wants, just like Microsoft is doing with Bing, Windows Phone.


Hahaha, your nonsense is funny.

What I really want to know is how people like you find so much free time to troll topics like this. It's rather pathetic honestly and doesn't speak very highly of you...

Sebastian Swann said,
In the meantime Google stock almost passed Microsoft. As of today they stock =

Microsoft:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 249.49B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 203.57B

Google:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 246.75B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 213.80B

The interesting part is Enterprise Value of Google is already bigger than Microsoft. One month ago there was around 40B difference in Market Cap and Enterprise value.

But yeaah, great work dear Microsoft. Let's party even more. Next week in Google. We will celebrate passing Microsoft Market Cap.

In the meantime, the price-to-earnings ration P/E for Google is 22.37 and for Microsoft is 14.87. Market Cap doesn't mean much if the company isn't performing. So what if Google surpasses them - Microsoft is still the more profitable company... not to mention the fact that Microsoft pays dividends and Google doesn't.

Sebastian Swann said,
In the meantime Google stock almost passed Microsoft. As of today they stock =

Microsoft:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 249.49B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 203.57B

Google:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 246.75B
Enterprise Value (Sep 29, 2012)3: 213.80B

The interesting part is Enterprise Value of Google is already bigger than Microsoft. One month ago there was around 40B difference in Market Cap and Enterprise value.

But yeaah, great work dear Microsoft. Let's party even more. Next week in Google. We will celebrate passing Microsoft Market Cap.

So speculative share value increases is some how a useful metric as to the success or failure of a product? hasn't anyone learned yet from the dot-con of the late 90's that share prices are more or less a load of BS? merely a byproduct of a herd mentality rather than a genuine representation of a companies value?

Fl3x1bl3 said,
Sir. Mix. Alot. No wonder WP sales are stagnant

Let me guess, if it were Kanye or Skrillex they'd be the coolest company around with the best Phone OS.

MrHumpty said,

Let me guess, if it were Kanye or Skrillex they'd be the coolest company around with the best Phone OS.

Yes, clearly sound reasoning...

MrHumpty said,

Let me guess, if it were Kanye or Skrillex they'd be the coolest company around with the best Phone OS.

Since "sir mixalot" was popular for about 4 months in 1998 and Kayne and Skrillix are popular now, then yes. You are 105% correct. Troll attempt = fail. =D