09-14-2011 02:54 PM
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  1. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Just incase anyone is interested as I believe Nokia are there too.

    Probably nothing WP7 related, but just thought I'd share it anyway. :)

    It starts in 10 mins. (Silverlight Required)

    ispOTSPlayer.SMF2.UI

    Getting a coffee ready now. :) Maybe learn some more about Windows 8 :)
    09-13-2011 10:52 AM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Woo it's like a big WP7 LOL :)
    09-13-2011 11:16 AM
  3. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    It's looking good. I like that I can switch to a non Metro version of Windows 8, and actually be productive. This will be a winner for sure. *depending on the pricing*
    Last edited by 1jaxstate1; 09-13-2011 at 01:42 PM.
    09-13-2011 11:17 AM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    It looks very good 1jaxstate. :)
    09-13-2011 11:19 AM
  5. psychotron's Avatar
    As I watch this I'm wondering how much of an influence Windows 8 UI will have on customers where WP7 is concerned? I'm thinking that the familiarity and (hopefully) cross platform functionality will make Windows Phone a more logical choice for consumers. Maybe this will also finally be the release where Zune is the default media player rather than the dated and godawful WMP.
    09-13-2011 11:40 AM
  6. Reflexx's Avatar
    It looks beautiful.

    This will do a lot towards helping Windows Phone getting a foothold in the market. Windows 8 can't come soon enough!
    09-13-2011 01:45 PM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yep looking very nice. A few more videos here. :)

    Microsoft News Windows 8 hands-on videos

    Love the Samsung tablet mmmm. :)
    09-13-2011 01:59 PM
  8. sinime's Avatar
    As I watch this I'm wondering how much of an influence Windows 8 UI will have on customers where WP7 is concerned? I'm thinking that the familiarity and (hopefully) cross platform functionality will make Windows Phone a more logical choice for consumers. Maybe this will also finally be the release where Zune is the default media player rather than the dated and godawful WMP.
    Win 8 is what got me to start considering WP7. I signed up today for my wpcentral ID.

    Anyhow, I probably won't jump to a new phone for a long while, but thought I'd start looking into things now. Major concerns I have with WP7 ATM is wifi tethering (looks like usb tethering works though on WP7?) and future upgrades like WP8 coming to current gen phones?



    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
    09-13-2011 02:03 PM
  9. Big Supes's Avatar
    The Samsung tablet running Windows 8 is going to be a 'must have' for me. :)
    09-13-2011 02:14 PM
  10. Big Supes's Avatar
    Win 8 is what got me to start considering WP7. I signed up today for my wpcentral ID.

    Anyhow, I probably won't jump to a new phone for a long while, but thought I'd start looking into things now. Major concerns I have with WP7 ATM is wifi tethering (looks like usb tethering works though on WP7?) and future upgrades like WP8 coming to current gen phones?



    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
    I'm not sure about the tethering, but can safely say that all updates are free to current gen phones. I presume 'Tango' will be WP8? I don't see why we also would get that update for this gen.
    09-13-2011 02:17 PM
  11. bear_lx's Avatar
    I'm not sure about the tethering, but can safely say that all updates are free to current gen phones. I presume 'Tango' will be WP8? I don't see why we also would get that update for this gen.
    MS has confirmed tango is not win8, in fact it is an OS for "low end " devices. "apollo" is going to be win8...


    i just might have to pick up another samsung with this thing!!! it looks very sleek! and the titan i thought would be my next phone until i saw the samsung focus s, that thing is pretty
    09-13-2011 02:22 PM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    You can download both 32bit and 64bit developer preview ISO's of Windows 8 here later on tonight if you want to give it a whirl.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/

    :)
    09-13-2011 02:34 PM
  13. Big Supes's Avatar
    MS has confirmed tango is not win8, in fact it is an OS for "low end " devices. "apollo" is going to be win8...
    Ah ha, I see. Thanks for clarify. :)
    09-13-2011 03:00 PM
  14. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    You know MS has a winner, when they have very pro-Apple site BGR blushing with glee!
    Sorry Apple, Windows 8 ushers in the post-post-PC era
    smartpatrol likes this.
    09-13-2011 03:06 PM
  15. Reflexx's Avatar
    There's a few conferences at BUILD regarding Windows Phone. BUILD | September 13 - 16, 2011 | Anaheim Convention Center

    It looks like they are debranding Silverlight. Now they are just referring to is as XAML+C#.

    Also... about the Samsung tablets. Those are only for developer preview. MS stated that those tablets will not launch with Windows 8. They are actually tablets that Samsung is making for Windows 7 slates.
    09-13-2011 03:14 PM
  16. cckgz4's Avatar
    Will be looking at this when I get home
    09-13-2011 03:30 PM
  17. Wiccan Lagar's Avatar
    is no one else finding that picture security screen damn cool? I have tons of photos of my cats I can use! The possibilites are endless!
    09-13-2011 03:39 PM
  18. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    is no one else finding that picture security screen damn cool? I have tons of photos of my cats I can use! The possibilites are endless!
    Especially if you have 3 cats in the picture facing away from you LOL :)
    09-13-2011 03:40 PM
  19. HeyCori's Avatar
    You can download both 32bit and 64bit developer preview ISO's of Windows 8 here later on tonight if you want to give it a whirl.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/

    :)
    I'm gonna download it tonight and play with it tomorrow. Still trying to decide what to install it on. There's my laptop, which is ancient and only has like 10 gigs of free space. Or I can put it on my recently built desktop.
    09-13-2011 03:45 PM
  20. Wiccan Lagar's Avatar
    I only have 2 cats. I can ask my lady....

    if she would find another cat that is.
    09-13-2011 03:45 PM
  21. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    i only have 2 cats. I can ask my lady....

    If she would find another cat that is.
    lol
    09-13-2011 03:46 PM
  22. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I'm gonna download it tonight and play with it tomorrow. Still trying to decide what to install it on. There's my laptop, which is ancient and only has like 10 gigs of free space. Or I can put it on my recently built desktop.
    Yeah really looking forward to trying it out too Figure 8 Dash.

    I'll just use my main PC as i have an image ready to pop back on after my tinkering.

    How utterly exciting! :)
    09-13-2011 03:47 PM
  23. HeyCori's Avatar
    Yeah really looking forward to trying it out too Figure 8 Dash.

    I'll just use my main PC as i have an image ready to pop back on after my tinkering.

    How utterly exciting! :)
    I'm hoping there's an option to create a separate partition during installation. If not, I can always create one myself.
    09-13-2011 03:50 PM
  24. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I'm hoping there's an option to create a separate partition during installation. If not, I can always create one myself.
    I'll be wanting a W8 tablet now sigh.

    Lottery win please! :)
    09-13-2011 03:53 PM
  25. theefman's Avatar
    Know what's missing from all this? WP7 marketing. Should be a no-brainer to have WP7 front and center somewhere as a nice teaser to Windows 8 and introduce people to the Metro UI concept, Live ID and Skydrive. This story at the BBC doesnt even mention WP7: BBC News - Microsoft unveils its new Windows 8 operating system.

    Sorry to keep on but until WP7 is everywhere and at 99% marketshare I wont be happy! :)

    And I did catch the keynote, was what the word AWESOME was invented for. :D
    09-13-2011 04:24 PM
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