12-17-2013 11:17 AM
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  1. untitled007's Avatar
    Isnt its pathetic, thats huge, yeah i know its their money, but its like they are begging oems to use their OS, and i am losing my pride holding my wp8, what if theybcould just use,the 1billion to improve their wp8. ? So that everyone will like it
    12-15-2013 05:50 PM
  2. vakama94's Avatar
    Source?


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    12-15-2013 05:52 PM
  3. untitled007's Avatar
    12-15-2013 05:53 PM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    The rumour is widespread in the market and claims that the Microsoft has offered Samsung a massive USD 1 billion to continue work on Windows phone device.

    The source of rumour is Mobile Review’s Eldar Murtazin who has claimed that Microsoft is in negotiations with the South Korean giant for making Windows Phone devices and is ready to pay a whopping $1 billion in return for the favour.
    So I wouldn't give it much credence
    12-15-2013 05:56 PM
  5. jaj324's Avatar
    It's their money, if Samsung made a full line of Galaxy WP phones it would change everything for WP.

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    12-15-2013 05:57 PM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    Anyone who doesn't know who the Russian blogger, Eldar Murtazin is, you can read about him here, so you'll know how much credence to give his rumors:
    Legal action against Eldar Murtazin - official statement - Nokia Conversations:
    12-15-2013 06:10 PM
  7. untitled007's Avatar
    Oh i see, thanks btw
    12-15-2013 06:11 PM
  8. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Ugh do we really need Samsung on windows phone side. Their Cheap products are horrible and overrated in my opinion.

    I would rather Microsoft pay that to HTC or even zte or LG.
    12-15-2013 06:15 PM
  9. gsquared's Avatar
    It would be cheaper to create a company called "Samssung"

    For 1B per year what can Sammy bring to the table that MSFT doesn't already have? Except for the original Focus none of their WP's have done very well.
    12-15-2013 06:22 PM
  10. Pacus1x's Avatar
    I always wanted a Sony Xperia Z with WP8... but like the Nokia Lumia with Android, is just a pipe dream.

    For me, the only acceptable Android OEM's are Sony, HTC and with some degree the new Motorola.
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    12-15-2013 06:27 PM
  11. neo158's Avatar
    Ugh do we really need Samsung on windows phone side. Their Cheap products are horrible and overrated in my opinion.

    I would rather Microsoft pay that to HTC or even zte or LG.
    That's called an opinion, as it is Windows Phone wasn't looking too healthy on the OEM front. ZTE make handsets that look, feel and are cheap, more so than anyone else and LG are focusing efforts on Android.

    As for HTC, they are in dire financial difficulties so why would Microsoft sink money into a black hole like them, at least with Samsung they won't have a fear of losing their money and will get a ROI.

    Of course this is if this rumour is true.
    12-15-2013 06:31 PM
  12. eric12341's Avatar
    Nah not buying it especially considering where the rumor is coming from.
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    12-15-2013 06:31 PM
  13. tgp's Avatar
    For 1B per year what can Sammy bring to the table that MSFT doesn't already have? Except for the original Focus none of their WP's have done very well.
    Here's my opinion: Samsung can bring name recognition to the table. Let's face it: a lot of WP users are using a WP device for the sole reason that it's a Nokia. In fact, if I would've stuck with the brand of my all-time favorite feature phone I would now be using a Nokia. Samsung sells more smartphones than any other company, double the number of their closest competitor (Apple). I believe a lot of smartphone users are using the OS they are simply because that's what came on the brand of device they wanted. I personally don't go much by the manufacturer, although that can play into my decision. We need to realize that those of us here DO care about the OS, but a good number of smartphone users probably don't even know which OS they're using. If you'd ask they'd probably say "I have a Nokia/Samsung/LG".

    Disclaimer: this is 100% my own theory. Feel free to shoot it down!
    12-15-2013 07:37 PM
  14. jomarr's Avatar
    Well Samsung would help WP8 but it would crash Nokia if ever Samsung gives full blown promo.
    12-15-2013 08:14 PM
  15. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    Isnt its pathetic, thats huge, yeah i know its their money, but its like they are begging oems to use their OS, and i am losing my pride holding my wp8, what if theybcould just use,the 1billion to improve their wp8. ? So that everyone will like it
    Eldar Murtazin is full of Sh*t !!

    He cant speak good about MS...he already faked a lot of info earlier which were plain stupid !

    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    12-15-2013 08:22 PM
  16. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Well Samsung would help WP8 but it would crash Nokia if ever Samsung gives full blown promo.
    Agreed. But no matter what. Its stills helps MS. Even if Samsung dominated WP Microsoft still wins. Which I agree. Samsung could get an opportunity for this

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    12-15-2013 08:35 PM
  17. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    That's called an opinion, as it is Windows Phone wasn't looking too healthy on the OEM front. ZTE make handsets that look, feel and are cheap, more so than anyone else and LG are focusing efforts on Android.

    As for HTC, they are in dire financial difficulties so why would Microsoft sink money into a black hole like them, at least with Samsung they won't have a fear of losing their money and will get a ROI.

    Of course this is if this rumour is true.
    I'm aware its called an opinion. I did use the phrase in my opinion after all lol

    Microsoft sinking money into HTC which actually likely could probably cheaper than going with Samsung is no different than what they did with Nokia. HTC is not blackberry just yet. HTC AND Nokia as a unified force with Microsoft could be much better than Samsung and their knock off and gimmick features.

    Again this is just me and my opinion.
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    12-15-2013 09:05 PM
  18. Jas00555's Avatar
    This is my personal opinion, but if the rumored specs for the Galaxy S5 are true, and they put WP8 on that sucker, I'd be tempted away from my Nokia.

    That being said, if this were to happen, I hope its not a billion every year. That just wouldn't be worth it by any means. Now, if it was a billion for a certain amount of time like 4 or 5 years... I would be okay with that.
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    12-15-2013 09:27 PM
  19. Editguy1900's Avatar
    This is nonsense. After his relationship with Nokia soured, he's done everything he can to damage their reputation (and now MS by extension). His claims are worth less than used toilet paper.
    MikeSo likes this.
    12-16-2013 01:02 AM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Considering the 'source' of this story I have my doubts of there being 'any' truth to it whatsoever.
    12-16-2013 03:19 AM
  21. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    Stupid move. They should keep pushing Nokia rather than asking for Samsung crap. Personally I don't want Samsung flooding the WP market with their poor build quality products. Plus knowing Samsung they'll layer in their horrid Touchwiz.. Ugh

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    12-16-2013 03:27 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Stupid move. They should keep pushing Nokia rather than asking for Samsung crap. Personally I don't want Samsung flooding the WP market with their poor build quality products. Plus knowing Samsung they'll layer in their horrid Touchwiz.. Ugh
    Maybe read the other posts before commenting? The person who started the rumour is a known Nokia/MS troll who shouldn't be listened to and given no credibility at all.

    Also, um, MS owns Nokia phone division now... or did you miss the news?
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    12-16-2013 04:02 AM
  23. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    Maybe read the other posts before commenting? The person who started the rumour is a known Nokia/MS troll who shouldn't be listened to and given no credibility at all.

    Also, um, MS owns Nokia phone division now... or did you miss the news?
    Maybe that's why I said MS should keep pushing Nokia? You should take your own advice about reading before commenting. He may have made a mistake or two with prior predictions but he was also right about MS taking over Nokia even if his time frame was off. While he may be wrong suggesting that MS will ditch the Metro UI altogether, there's probably some truth to that as well.

    Plus MS may actually have a self defeating strategy in place to promote brands like Galaxy for WP, it wouldn't be the first time they did something stupid.
    Last edited by 5150 Joker; 12-16-2013 at 05:34 AM.
    12-16-2013 05:01 AM
  24. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    I do not believe this.
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    12-16-2013 05:21 AM
  25. DBZo07's Avatar
    Then there will be news...

    Google offered 10B to Nokia and then Nokia comes with android..
    Lol.. Jokes everywhere..

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    12-16-2013 05:45 AM
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