Microsoft set to announce its first Windows Phone next week
Microsoft has today teased an upcoming announcement, which will take place early next week. It's expected the company will announce its first branded Windows Phone on November 11, the first mobile device to run the Windows Phone OS and not be tied to Nokia.
It's a favorable time of the year to announce new hardware with the holiday season hastily approaching. Unfortunately, that's all the teaser reveals, though we have been made aware of a Microsoft branded Windows Phone, the RM-1090, passing through the FCC and TENAA,
Be sure to remain tuned for the announcement next week.
Source: Conversations; thanks to everyone who tipped us!
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"Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone"............
That could only mean a low end device... They are suggesting that the 530 doesn't already bring mobile technology to everyone, so they are most likely going even lower with a device that will be so cheep, and good, that it will sell in huge quantities, most likely starting at free on contract, and $49.99 off.. This is what I suggested they do a few weeks ago... The Lumia 430❗
Here in the US these type of Android devices sell in huge quantities because carriers practically let people walk out of the store with 3, or 4, at a time for free with a family plan... Customers almost have no choice when money is tight, and they have to make sure everyone in the family has a phone.. This is EXACTLY what I suggested MS Do a few weeks ago to finally break through... Plus, at $49.99 off contract people will have no choice but to choose them... This device would be targeted at families, and elderly....
You guys better hope I'm right, because this might be the only way to keep our high end devices above water...
You'd better hope this device is cheap as hell, and looks like shit, for the sake of WP❗ ... Lol❗
The world is awash with cheap Android phones which Microsoft can't hope to infiltrate. It's all about image as far as the end consumer cares and Microsoft's image isn't one that is particularly positive.
We should look at what the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft, with their mid to high end offerings has done for Windows Phone, to understand the future of the Lumia brand. What needs to happen is for MSFT to release a device to compete head to head with Google's (Motorola) next Nexus phone. Personally, I'm a big fan of Windows Phone but I'm finding it increasingly difficult to recommend a new device to friends, relatives and colleagues who are in the market for a new phone. This is because the average consumer relies on the salesman when choosing their next device. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
We'll see what they do, and I'm still betting on a "430"....... Explain how MS's image isn't popular to the AVERAGE CONSUMER?.... Are you basing that on what you read in tech sites? Are you on a lot of Android tech sites?.. Don't think that your personal perception is reality with good evidence,, show me how?
I've personally equipped my immediate family with Windows Phone's, but there isn't anything new I would contemplate upgrading to in the near future, other than the latest Android phones (budget or otherwise) that are available.
Microsoft need to wake up and smell the coffee, simple as that, or suffer the same fate as Nokia. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
64gig / 128gig storage
4.7 inc or 5inc max
Lumia 8.2 Denham os
6mp front cam Is my choice
Just improve the OIS, give us a curved sensor (ala Sony), give us 60fps (or more), & give us some powerful internals to run it all!
I have no idea why people want such power hungry screens in their devices. I have a 1020, and am more than happy with my 720p screen!
My 1020 will sit for 3 or even 4 days on idle. Switch the screen on, and it'll be flat in 4 hours! My 820 (same innards, smaller battery) lasts longer with the screen on...all because it has a lower resolution screen.
I would say 1080p is all good up to 1520 screen size. We definitely don't need higher resolutions (yet) in the sub 5" category. We should adopt higher res screens when the hardware is capable of driving it without a big impact on battery life.
These are the most backward thinking, closed minded, comments I've ever read... SMH.
If you are wanting to take photos of your boy on a sports field, you'll be needed a sensor/lens combo that allow you to have fast shutter speeds (I.e., one that allows as much light as possible to hit each pixel).
A 40MP sensor is already pushing it given the size of the sensor....adding another 20MP will just mean the pixel pitch is smaller - meaning less light hits the sensor, meaning you either have to slow down the shutter speed, or turn up the ISO (and add noise that will turn the fine detail into a watercolour effect).
Basically, 41MP is more than enough - we just need Nok/MS to give us the hardware to take photos quickly....
In every other regard, the 1020 absolutely nails them (low light, daylight, flash photos & everything in between).
The 1020 is an incredible camera - but you have to know how to get the most out of it.
& of course an SLR with a good lens will beat the 1020...but then again, the 1020 is always with you. A standalone camera just isn't.
My 1020 is almost everything I want in a phone/camera....great to use, takes unbelievable photos, & is always with me.
By all means, stick to your £600 iOS devices. & feel free to plug yourself into the Google advertising machine. I'll happily stick with what I have right now....
I'll give you a perfect example of the simple brilliance of this device. I went to a friends 30th over in Portugal this summer. The streets were like a rabbit warren...one which my friends consistently got lost in throughout my whole time there.
No problem for me - I just pressed the pinned hotel location, and Here Maps guided me back home (offline maps are a god send!).
I became birthday photographer largely on the basis that my 1020 has a xenon flash, amazing video capabilities, and far and away the best photo capabilities too (my friends DSLR never made it out of the apartment). A big thing I discovered was the amazing microphones on my 1020. Where my phone had full bass and dynamic range in the audio tracks, everyone else had tinny rubbish (there were a myriad of iPhones in the group).
Nokia MixRadio became the default music every evening too....it saved people having to worry about making playlists etc.
Basically....my phone just works in every way I want it too.
You will never see the value in having a 1020 because you clearly do not have the first idea about photography (hint: an iPhone 4S is laughable in comparison!)
That was taken at 4am in Durness, Scotland (on a cycle tour that delivered me some of the most amazing photos I've ever taken --- all of which were taken using my 1020!) https://v8arww.bn1302.livefilestore.com/y2pEBfjIDrh9oAoUtDCYd7xruoFQyzvK... So yes, rather than talking down the 1020 - why not go and try and use one (clearly, you have never owned one)
Very good point.
But alas, they will most likely release another crappy phone.
How many of those do we need? We already have 530, 630/5, 730/5, 830! Give us a Snapdragon 805 or 810 phone!
First is that while flagships do not sell as well, it is where the profit margin is. Even if you don't sell a majority of high-end devices, not having a true flagship cuts into margins pretty dramatically.
Second is that enthusiasts sell phones. I love my 920, and bragged about it for a long time and quite a few people that I know purchased a low to midrange Lumia because they respected my opinion, but otherwise would not have even considered a WP device. If the enthusiasts do not have a device to brag on then they will not bring people into the fold.
Thirdly, a large chunk of the WP market share is the Lumia 920 which is fast approaching 2 years old, and many of us feel (rightly or not) that after 2 whole years there is no appropriate replacement. The 1520 is still a great device, but the idea of jumping onto a year old device with a 2 year contract is a bit scary (who wants a 3 year old phone?). Besides, the 1520 was a lot more appealing when I was running a business and using my phone as a laptop... now that I am a student with a laptop a more mainstream phone is more appealing. The 930 is an OK device, but it is simply not available (loosing support on VZW, and no release in sight for ATT), besides the fact that it is a step backwards in features (though a clear step forwards in speed). The 830 is an OK replacement for the 920, but it is only a slight upgrade in features, and a step down in quality... and it looks like ATT will be pricing it as a flagship which is ridiculous. Lastly there is the One which is a decent device, but the camera is mediocre, and it surely will not get the same level of support as Nokia/MS devices in the way of firmware and OS updates... Still, of the options available it is the best choice at the moment. The last option is to wait for the flagships that were supposed to come out but were canceled, but only God knows if/when those devices will be released. I would hope they would release with Win10 in the spring... but the phone version of 10 may not be released until next summer or fall, and that would be a long wait.
Point being that the current 920 users have limited options, or may have to wait a while. Without a decent replacement then a large chunk of them are going to move to different platforms which will affect market share as there are a lot of 920 users out there.
Excellent and valid points. For many of us, having a refresh 1020 in a 930ish body is the only option worth considering. Comon MSFT, give us THAT darn camera but make it FAST... It the legacy Nokia left behind, may it live on...
Coming soon ™
Nokia Android phones will sell like hotcakes throughout worldwide markets.
Windows Phone will be history by then, as we know Satya is not interested in the platform.
Surface = Tablets
If you don't want the top camera, why not go for a Lumia 930? It is a flagship in every other respect...
A fusion of all 3 devices would give us a perfect Windows Phone :).
Surely the powers that be in MS could have delayed the product launch by just a day or two?
Keep fingers crossed for a true high-end microsoft smartphone
The problem is Windows Phone OS itself. If you live outside the states you don't have Cortana, Swype or like me, not even a app for my bank! What's left then? Why stay?
And yes, lets not forget and 1530.
Both priced under $600, that's right, you want to beat the champions Microsoft? You have to fight harder, why would any Android or ios user jump ship without more reliable cutting edge Innovative features for a noticeably better price? Heck, I am barely hanging in here and I have been with Nokia for so very long. Now that the Symbian file freedom and USB to Go is gone the only thing keeping me here is the free offline turn by turn navigation and the hope of a super camera, literally.
Fingers crossed for a 1030, alternatively a 1530; we've got lots of new low and mid range devices...!
Don't like the rounded corners design, though, so actually kinda hoping it WILL be a low or mid ranger... :-P
on topic: its gonna be a low end device for sure..but WP 8.1 GDR2 incoming..that sounds good :D
Well we still hope for a flagship smartphone, at least one should be be announced. Another mid-range/low-range phone isn't bad, actually it's a good strategy too, especially when they're reaching and want to have gain more marketshare, but Microsoft should release new flagship even though we have 2 flagships already. It's all about hype and keeping the flames up and brings excitement to the brand, keeping it from being stale and losing interest.
Waiting with my L920!....
They just released Lumia 730.
Making much phones is unnecessary.
Just fix your os multitask performance. Make it never see a resuming/slow loading screen again. Make a flagship camera phone that can fast shoot great pic, not like the slow 1020 camera!! Just make it! We don't need your low end lumia with MS name on it! Crap!
Miss you Nokia
Miss you Nokia