09-02-2014 03:08 PM
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  1. Washed Up Former Child Actor's Avatar
    Microsoft needs a true flagship device to make a splash big enough to draw more iOS and Android users to WP8 and only one MS brand has the power to do that and that's Xbox. We've heard rumors of a potential Surface phone in the future but as excellent of a product the Surface and Surface 2 have been as well as the awesome Nokia Lumia phones, but neither brands have the power/influence to inspire a mass iOS and Android user exodus to WP8 like a properly executed Xbox Phone could. The Surface and Nokia divisions working together could make one badass phone. Have it be the same material (black or silver) as the the surface with a green or silver Xbox logo engraved on the back and load it up with the absolute best and cutting edge in mobile tech. It should be not only the best smartphone for WP but the best smartphone on the market PERIOD and send shock waves through the tech world.

    -8GB RAM
    -128 GB internal hard drive with micro SD support
    -1080P HD display (use screen dimensions from L1520 or L929)
    -41 MP camera from the L1020 (can be made to fit plush if phone's thickness is equal to Surface's)
    -Best available battery pack with wireless charging and/or removable battery option
    -Free Skype Service
    -Free Xbox Music Service
    -Full Xbox Live Marketplace connectability (can download and play X360 and One and arcade games and port Xbox One games via Wifi to the screen when TV isnt available like Sony is doing with the PS4 and Vita.
    -Free OneDrive Service
    -Offer on both AT&T and Verizon to reach large numbers or users they could get the contract price down to $200-300 dollars easily plus all the incentives MS could offer through its services would null any price woes for most.

    Think of all the millions of 360 and One owners who have iPhones and Androids who could be easily converted to the WP8 ecosystem with the right product. WP8 needs a flagship of the flagship phones that would make the S4 and 5S look silly in head to head comparisons and spec sheets. Sure it wouldnt be the highest selling WP volume wise but it would bring valuable exposure to the OS that it's not yet getting from the majority of the smartphone consumer market and would also drive up other WP device sales. An Xbox phone of this magnitude would put WP8 at 20-22% market share by the end of 2015 easily had it existed and launched today.
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    02-02-2014 01:39 AM
  2. himmatsj's Avatar
    You lost me at 8GB RAM. Xbox Phone sounds good, but then when it's sold with such a name, it BETTER have good games. And I mean real good, complex games. When Sony decided to lend the PlayStation brand to portable consoles, they made sure the PSP and Vita could at least churn out complex games. And they did. PSV is much better than the latest iPad for gaming.

    Sounds good....but unless they make it like the Vita, this one will just serve to tarnish the XBOX brand with the litany of freemium ****ty building games and mindless running games.
    02-02-2014 02:08 AM
  3. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I think the Surface Phone will have a better name to it
    MERCDROID likes this.
    02-02-2014 02:12 AM
  4. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    If it was a "gaming phone", like to compete with the vita, but as a phone and actually look nice, it would be great. But to have an Xbox phone, we would need the Xbox game manufacturers to get on board and make REAL and GOOD mobile games (Forza Mobile, etc). But I don't think it would be called this. Maybe will get cool gaming features and gaming titles that are on the Xbox, but I don't see it becoming an "Xbox Phone".
    Editguy1900 and Dadstar0410 like this.
    02-02-2014 02:22 AM
  5. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    You lost me at 8GB RAM. Xbox Phone sounds good, but then when it's sold with such a name, it BETTER have good games. And I mean real good, complex games. When Sony decided to lend the PlayStation brand to portable consoles, they made sure the PSP and Vita could at least churn out complex games. And they did. PSV is much better than the latest iPad for gaming.

    Sounds good....but unless they make it like the Vita, this one will just serve to tarnish the XBOX brand with the litany of freemium ****ty building games and mindless running games.
    Thisss.
    02-02-2014 02:23 AM
  6. MikeTheYid's Avatar
    I think you over estimate peoples brand loyalty. I have a WP8 phone, an 8.1 computer, an android tablet and a 360 which is rarely used these days. Pc gaming for me now. Next gen there is no way I would buy the Xbone. After having the original xbox then 360 now the PS4 looks to be a better buy. People by what is best for their needs.

    My mobile contract runs out this year and whichever device grabs my attention I will get.
    02-02-2014 02:23 AM
  7. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Why does the brand matter? Isn't the phone more important?
    BTW, what do people mean then they reply quoting a load of text and the word 'this', e.g. post 5 in this thread?
    02-02-2014 03:47 AM
  8. WNxAshik's Avatar
    You mean 128GIG SSD instead of HDD right?
    02-02-2014 03:54 AM
  9. manicottiK's Avatar
    Microsoft needs a true flagship device
    I'll see himmatsj, and raise him: The OP lost me at "true."

    Any time I see "true" added gratuitously, the writer either has an agenda or doesn't have a clue. Back in the 1980's, the arguments were about "true memory management" or "true multitasking" for Windows and MacOS. Come to think of it, the "true multitasking" thing is still going on, but the players have changed to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

    I want to read a post with true reasonableness...

    You mean 128GIG SSD instead of HDD right?
    I want 1 TB of RAMS (Redundant Array of Micro SD).
    boshkop likes this.
    02-02-2014 11:00 AM
  10. MilkyTee's Avatar
    8GBs of RAM.


    But....why?

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    Blu3V3nom07 likes this.
    02-03-2014 04:37 AM
  11. raphok's Avatar
    the name will be "Surface One"
    02-03-2014 06:16 AM
  12. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Microsoft needs a true flagship device to make a splash big enough to draw more iOS and Android users to WP8 and only one MS brand has the power to do that and that's Xbox. We've heard rumors of a potential Surface phone in the future but as excellent of a product the Surface and Surface 2 have been as well as the awesome Nokia Lumia phones, but neither brands have the power/influence to inspire a mass iOS and Android user exodus to WP8 like a properly executed Xbox Phone could. The Surface and Nokia divisions working together could make one badass phone. Have it be the same material (black or silver) as the the surface with a green or silver Xbox logo engraved on the back and load it up with the absolute best and cutting edge in mobile tech. It should be not only the best smartphone for WP but the best smartphone on the market PERIOD and send shock waves through the tech world.

    -8GB RAM
    -128 GB internal hard drive with micro SD support
    -1080P HD display (use screen dimensions from L1520 or L929)
    -41 MP camera from the L1020 (can be made to fit plush if phone's thickness is equal to Surface's)
    -Best available battery pack with wireless charging and/or removable battery option
    -Free Skype Service
    -Free Xbox Music Service
    -Full Xbox Live Marketplace connectability (can download and play X360 and One and arcade games and port Xbox One games via Wifi to the screen when TV isnt available like Sony is doing with the PS4 and Vita.
    -Free OneDrive Service
    -Offer on both AT&T and Verizon to reach large numbers or users they could get the contract price down to $200-300 dollars easily plus all the incentives MS could offer through its services would null any price woes for most.

    Think of all the millions of 360 and One owners who have iPhones and Androids who could be easily converted to the WP8 ecosystem with the right product. WP8 needs a flagship of the flagship phones that would make the S4 and 5S look silly in head to head comparisons and spec sheets. Sure it wouldn’t be the highest selling WP volume wise but it would bring valuable exposure to the OS that it's not yet getting from the majority of the smartphone consumer market and would also drive up other WP device sales. An Xbox phone of this magnitude would put WP8 at 20-22% market share by the end of 2015 easily had it existed and launched today.
    Welcome to WPCentral!

    This is an amazing dream phone. Now one can buy such a phone or a villa in London. Don't think there will be much price difference.
    02-03-2014 06:34 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Not sure why I'm bothering but I'd like to put this into perspective.

    If WP changes it's name to xbox phone I will stop using it. I have no need for an xbox phone and no desire to use any xbox features. What you're doing here is creating another niche product which will only suit those who use these features.

    Let's look at your list.

    -8GB RAM - Pointless in current ecosystem. Adding cost for no reason.
    -128 GB internal hard drive with micro SD support - 128GB would be nice (not HDD of course), SD card not needed.
    -1080P HD display (use screen dimensions from L1520 or L929) - Will probably be standard on all new phones. But I don't and most people don't want a large phone
    -41 MP camera from the L1020 (can be made to fit plush if phone's thickness is equal to Surface's) This made me laugh.
    -Best available battery pack with wireless charging and/or removable battery option - Um, yeah, good luck with that with all this hardware.
    -Free Skype Service - I thought it was over data??
    -Free Xbox Music Service - How about fix the interface first?
    -Full Xbox Live Marketplace connectability (can download and play X360 and One and arcade games and port Xbox One games via Wifi to the screen when TV isnt available like Sony is doing with the PS4 and Vita. - Don't really care about this
    -Free OneDrive Service - you get a certain amount free already
    -Offer on both AT&T and Verizon to reach large numbers or users they could get the contract price down to $200-300 dollars easily plus all the incentives MS could offer through its services would null any price woes for most. - last time I checked I didn't live in the US or cared about what happens there.

    So a phone that will cost a lot of money that most people probably wouldn't want. Good idea there.
    boovish likes this.
    02-03-2014 06:43 AM
  14. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Not sure why I'm bothering but I'd like to put this into perspective.

    If WP changes it's name to xbox phone I will stop using it. I have no need for an xbox phone and no desire to use any xbox features. What you're doing here is creating another niche product which will only suit those who use these features.

    Let's look at your list.

    -8GB RAM - Pointless in current ecosystem. Adding cost for no reason.
    -128 GB internal hard drive with micro SD support - 128GB would be nice (not HDD of course), SD card not needed.
    -1080P HD display (use screen dimensions from L1520 or L929) - Will probably be standard on all new phones. But I don't and most people don't want a large phone
    -41 MP camera from the L1020 (can be made to fit plush if phone's thickness is equal to Surface's) This made me laugh.
    -Best available battery pack with wireless charging and/or removable battery option - Um, yeah, good luck with that with all this hardware.
    -Free Skype Service - I thought it was over data??
    -Free Xbox Music Service - How about fix the interface first?
    -Full Xbox Live Marketplace connectability (can download and play X360 and One and arcade games and port Xbox One games via Wifi to the screen when TV isnt available like Sony is doing with the PS4 and Vita. - Don't really care about this
    -Free OneDrive Service - you get a certain amount free already
    -Offer on both AT&T and Verizon to reach large numbers or users they could get the contract price down to $200-300 dollars easily plus all the incentives MS could offer through its services would null any price woes for most. - last time I checked I didn't live in the US or cared about what happens there.

    So a phone that will cost a lot of money that most people probably wouldn't want. Good idea there.
    very true . I'm real techie and this phone only has a couple good things and alot of things not really cared about but I'm ready for an upgrade but already having a 920 I don't have much choices to upgrade . No there's nothing wrong with my phone but I've seen 1080p screens and they look nice and in think a 5" would be perfect but WP is only rumored to have such phone so for those millions who bought gs4s and those real high end androids.....wp only have cool cameras! Maybe WP is not about high end? I hope they pick up some new devices
    02-03-2014 07:12 AM
  15. iBandar's Avatar
    lol wtf at those spec, are you high?
    jmshub and N_LaRUE like this.
    02-03-2014 08:03 AM
  16. radmanvr's Avatar
    Oooh I want to play this game too.

    - 1 TB of DDR5 Ram
    - 1 TB SSD with MicroSD support
    - 4K UHD Display
    - 41MP Camera with underwater capabilities up to 2000 meters
    - Top Lithium battery with wireless charging
    - Solar panel case for wireless Sun charging.
    - Free Skype service
    - Full xbox market
    - Full WP Market
    - Full Google Play Market
    - Can use phone as a radar while driving
    - Gorilla Glass Lunar panel screen to wireless Moon Charge at night
    Chesmez, boovish, MilkyTee and 1 others like this.
    02-03-2014 08:12 AM
  17. maclancer's Avatar
    Oooh I want to play this game too.

    - 1 TB of DDR5 Ram
    - 1 TB SSD with MicroSD support
    - 4K UHD Display
    - 41MP Camera with underwater capabilities up to 2000 meters
    - Top Lithium battery with wireless charging
    - Solar panel case for wireless Sun charging.
    - Free Skype service
    - Full xbox market
    - Full WP Market
    - Full Google Play Market
    - Can use phone as a radar while driving
    - Gorilla Glass Lunar panel screen to wireless Moon Charge at night
    You guys are High on drugs... Wtf 😃
    N_LaRUE, anon(7900571) and cckgz4 like this.
    02-03-2014 08:33 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You guys are High on drugs... Wtf
    I think he was just making fun of the OP. :P
    02-03-2014 08:36 AM
  19. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral!

    This is an amazing dream phone. Now one can buy such a phone or a villa in London. Don't think there will be much price difference.
    Oh, a villa in London! I was hoping for the south of France. Damn. :/

    (P.S. where are the villas in London???)
    02-03-2014 08:37 AM
  20. taymur's Avatar
    They already made this device, they call it a "Human"
    02-03-2014 09:02 AM
  21. bsayegh's Avatar
    Whoa guys, you are totally forgetting something! A Kinect sensor built in to the phone, duh!
    02-03-2014 09:26 AM
  22. paulxxwall's Avatar
    We do need a better flag ship selection!!
    02-03-2014 10:02 AM
  23. jmshub's Avatar
    Nokia makes all of their money from selling the low end phones. The 52x phone outsells 920, 1520 and 1020. Combined.

    That said, I understand the importance of a flagship phone. You need a real marquee device to serve that market, and to show the overall power of the platform.

    But, the specs listed are a tad on the crazy side. 128 GB of onboard storage would be awesome. It would also be expensive. 8 GB of memory is ridiculous. Current WP8 devices run fantastically on 1-2 GB of memory. I see no reason to, again, add price to the device needlessly. If you must have more RAM for pure stats porn, the 4GB would still be sufficient.

    Sadly, the most crazy part is the subsidized price. You want this phone to sell for $200-300 subsidized by Verizon and AT&T. Let's compare with the current iPhone 5S. According to Apple's price, the 64 GB iphone 5s sells retail for $849. The subsidy price on at&t is still a crazy $399. The specs listed would make the X-Box Phone would make the phone cost $1000, unless Microsoft sold it at a significant loss. AT&T already made Nokia cheapen the 1520 to 16 GB to get it to a retail price of $584, or a $199 subsidized price. There is no way that the carriers would subsidize this phone to $200.
    02-03-2014 10:05 AM
  24. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass Lunar panel screen to wireless Moon Charge at night
    Awesome! Thank you, this made my Monday morning :)

    If we've got solar and lunar charging, last thing to add is literal cloud storage, with data packets beamed directly into the clouds on a micro-vapor trail electromagnetically organized by a pulse emitted from the phone.
    MilkyTee likes this.
    02-03-2014 10:05 AM
  25. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Oh, a villa in London! I was hoping for the south of France. Damn. :/

    (P.S. where are the villas in London???)
    There aren't many but am sure you can create one anywhere you want, for the price of this phone ;)
    02-03-2014 10:13 AM
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