01-28-2013 02:15 PM
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  1. aniym's Avatar
    Samsung has the means to make some real got hot Windows Phone 8 devices.

    I think the problem comes from the antiquated idea that you make a phone specifically for one OS.

    Just allow the user to select the OS at setup, Windows Phone 8 or Android. Then the other OS install files get deleted.

    With 16Gb or more a non issue.

    The other design mistake is to actually print the front menu etc. buttons. They should use a longer display and simply display them.

    They are touch most of the time anyways.

    As to physical buttons, that is the biggest joke I know on mobile phones. Yes they work, but what a complicated thing to do when you have capacitive touch in the glass.
    Reasons why this is a pipe dream:

    1. Samsung (and in turn, you) will have to pay license fees for both Android AND Windows, just so you can have the choice of using them both (which most people won't even do).
    2. "Let the customer decide" has never worked in the tech industry because computers/smartphones etc. are already too advanced for consumers to know what they want, let alone what is possible.
    01-23-2013 10:34 PM
  2. ohgood's Avatar
    All of it. Because without solid, verifiable data it's just conjecture on your part.
    Ok, no problem...

    The sgs3 is still for sale, point proven.

    The opinion portion is irrelevant, to you, so ill skip it.

    The unnamed sources are impossible for anyone to justify, skipped.

    The fact that carriers are pushing the easiest phone to get you signed up on an expensive data plan is verifiable by you, in thirty minutes or less. Walk into a store, or try calling (lol) one and see if you get more sales pitches for the highest selling device vs a cheap, non smart, phone.

    You'll find, just like I have, that cheap phones without data are not going to be pushed.

    Today is sales numbers release day. I'm sure there will be a lot of links soon, if you don't believe in social experimenting on your own.
    01-24-2013 05:40 AM
  3. crystal_planet's Avatar
    Reasons why this is a pipe dream:

    1. Samsung (and in turn, you) will have to pay license fees for both Android AND Windows, just so you can have the choice of using them both (which most people won't even do).
    2. "Let the customer decide" has never worked in the tech industry because computers/smartphones etc. are already too advanced for consumers to know what they want, let alone what is possible.
    That's what I was thinking as well. Windows Phone is 40.00 I believe and I'm not sure what Android charges, if they do at all. Besides, I think Windows phone has pretty stringent hardware requirements. I remember years ago IBM gave the customer a choice between OS2 and Windows on some of their M series consumer units, but that didn't last long.
    01-24-2013 06:35 AM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    I think the problem comes from the antiquated idea that you make a phone specifically for one OS.
    I agree with the others. This will not happen anytime soon.

    That both iOS and WP deliberately run only on a very limited set of core hardware configurations (the SoC), which is a prerequisite to achieve the level of optimization they do, is just one technical reason.

    Google would be the only company that wouldn't care. Everyone else would oppose it... carriers, MS, Apple and every single OEM...

    Not happening.
    01-24-2013 08:59 AM
  5. squire777's Avatar
    So with the news that Samsung wants to help MS push Windows Phone for enterprise it is becoming more apparent that they would like to put more effort in something aside from Android.
    01-28-2013 02:15 PM
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