Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 16:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "High Tech Computer (HTC) has grown up with Microsoft, from the old HTC-built iPAQ's running on Microsoft's Pocket PC operating system, to the Orange SPV - Microsoft's first Windows smartphone. The Taiwanese company has always been a loyal aid to the software giant, but lately that close relationship has started to feel a little dated. HTC's investment in Android and its Sense user interface has taken precedent over its initial work with Windows Mobile, and the company's Windows Phone flagships have been impressive, but overshadowed by Nokia's colorful Lumia range and partnership with Microsoft. That all appears to be changing though." HTC announced some good-looking Windows Phone 8 phones (ugh) today, but from my personal experience of owning several devices from both brands for over a decade, Nokia has the edge on quality. Good to see a serious commitment to WP8 though - we wouldn't want the Android dominance to continue.
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Winphones
by Drunkula on Wed 19th Sep 2012 16:50 UTC
Drunkula
Member since:
2009-09-03

If I were to get a Windows phone it would have to be a Lumia...

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RE: Winphones
by przemo_li on Wed 19th Sep 2012 17:06 in reply to "Winphones"
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

That statement relays on conterminous Nokia presence in handset business.

As for now nothing indicate it.

Nokia is on BIG decline.

Ofc. Nokia will see some sale increase. WinP8 is new OS and will replace old and deprecated WinP7, in the market where people wait out to buy next big thing, rather than current but soon to be outdated one. Current sales are smaller, and immediate WinP8 sales will be bigger.

But Nokia can not go on and on forever without profitability. WinP7 was never profitable for Nokia (while every single other OS was, even dead on arival MeeGo). WinP8 shouldnt be either.

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RE[2]: Winphones
by judgen on Thu 20th Sep 2012 13:58 in reply to "RE: Winphones"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

No you are wrong, nokias is actually still rising, Selling more phones than ever in asia (based on symbian). But i bet you mean the W7/W8 debacle then yes. Most of those smartphones are either returned or refunded.

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RE: Winphones
by ronaldst on Wed 19th Sep 2012 17:41 in reply to "Winphones"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

I'd go for a Smaller Samsung ATIV S. Removable batteries, Super AMOLED and MicroSD slot are important features.

I don't like the iPodish look of the Lumias and HTCs.

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