- 09-05-2012, 12:08 PM #2
- 09-05-2012, 02:17 PM #6
- 09-05-2012, 02:27 PM #7
Sad thing is, I think we've seen all the leaked functionality via the SDK.....and Microsoft doesn't know what to do about this.
- 09-05-2012, 02:28 PM #8
- 09-05-2012, 03:12 PM #11
now I'm wondering if MS will drop a bombshell and delay WP8....I think something is amiss if they haven't announced ship dates for these things. You have to build and test the hardware after all and EOY is right around the corner.
- 09-05-2012, 03:48 PM #14
- 09-05-2012, 03:49 PM #15
Microsoft and Nokia seem to think that repeating the same failed strategy, over and over, will one day magically succeed.
I think their former dominance in their respective core businesses have hurt them badly. Microsoft isn't used to serious competition in the consumer OS space, so they're acting like Windows Phone is Windows on the desktop and they can have the same leeway that end users on PCs give them. And Nokia is acting like the same old slooooowwwwww player that used to say "everything is great, Symbian is on top, why worry?"
They should be acting like small, aggressive challengers, not big and slow lumbering giants who cannot get things together and integrated in time to compete.
- 09-05-2012, 05:00 PM #16
I actually think Moto/Google didn't come off very good today either. They announced three new phones, but only the crappy cheep'o one has a release date, but all three are going to ship with ICS still.
It was a weird announcement day.... hurry up and show off our unfinished WP and Droid phones before you all forget about it when Apple announces.... weird indeed.
09-05-2012, 05:05 PM #17
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my best guess on when WP8 drops?
Last week of October or first week of November.
I don't think they'll wait till Build 2012 because I believe that is at the end of November. Way too late.
WP7 came out the first week of November, I don't see WP8 going much later than that this year.
EDIT: Sorry, just found a more recent announcement that has build at October 30-November 2.
I see WP8 dropping no later than November 6.