Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa went on a Finnish television show, and stated that while he is confident in Windows Phone 8, the company does have a back-up plan if it doesn't work out. Speculation aplenty - what is this backup plan? The answer's pretty easy, if you ask me.
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runjorel
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2009-02-09

I dont think Sony Android and Playstation is a fair comparison. There is a big disconnect in terms of UI and other things between PSN or the OS on the Playstation and Android on Sony devices. Aside from the fact that Sony brand is placed on both products, I am not sure one could definitively tell at a first glance that both products are related. Whereas Windows 8,Windows Phone 8, and Xbox all have concurrency and similar UI's. It is very clear they are apart of the same eco-system.

Regarding Win8RT (Windows 8 ARM) and Win8, I am still not sure this is a problem because most iPad, and other tablet owners, are not running full desktop apps on their tablets. It is very clear that Win8RT is going to be primarily for tablet use. So I don't think people are going to be bothered by this. Will it be confusing that Windows 8 on their desktop acts a little different than their Win8RT Tablet? Yes, but I think people will quickly equate it with how apps are between iOS and OS X and move on.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

> a big disconnect in terms of UI

In playstation games running on Android?

You mean you like to have the same tiles you are using on your WP also in Unreal Tournament during a dead-match?

Come on.

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runjorel Member since:
2009-02-09

No, I am just talking about the device overall. When you turn on your PS3 you get a different UI then when you unlock your Sony Android Phone. So I don't believe there is a consistency between these two devices.

When you turn on your Xbox, Windows 8 PC and unlock your Windows Phone 8 device they (will) have very similar and consistent UIs.

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