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10-02-2012 11:25 PM
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  1. vp710's Avatar
    Can you imagine if Microsoft came up with its own line of "Surface" phones? I'd love to see someone come up with such a concept.

    Would it be something interesting to you guys? Do you think that, just like the Surface, a Microsoft made phone would give an incentive for manufacturers to come up with better products?
    06-19-2012 11:52 AM
  2. ninjaap's Avatar
    I would buy a MS Surface phone, but I don't think they need to. I believe that Nokia has already set the standard for WP hardware.
    06-19-2012 12:30 PM
  3. bear_lx's Avatar
    i would!!! i actually said this yesterday " microsoft should have made their own flagship phone"
    hence the surface phone... i actually really like the name and branding too

    way to go MS!!!
    ninjaap and Winterfang like this.
    06-19-2012 12:57 PM
  4. ninjaap's Avatar
    i would!!! i actually said this yesterday " microsoft should have made their own flagship phone"
    hence the surface phone... i actually really like the name and branding too

    way to go MS!!!
    I agree. I like the name and branding. I think Surface makes perfect sense for a touch screen device.
    06-19-2012 12:59 PM
  5. jwinch2's Avatar
    I would like to see this if for no other reason then it would show consumers what a Windows 8 OS only device looked like and performed like. It might discourage other manufacturers from layering their own bloatware, and UI's on top of it. This problem is rampant in Android phones and it starting to show in WP with things like HTC hub, etc. If you take google's "nexus" phones as a guide, you could use a "surface" line of phones to showcase new things, provide faster updates of software, etc.

    I hope they do it.
    06-19-2012 01:36 PM
  6. alex6272's Avatar
    I would like to see this if for no other reason then it would show consumers what a Windows 8 OS only device looked like and performed like. It might discourage other manufacturers from layering their own bloatware, and UI's on top of it. This problem is rampant in Android phones and it starting to show in WP with things like HTC hub, etc. If you take google's "nexus" phones as a guide, you could use a "surface" line of phones to showcase new things, provide faster updates of software, etc.

    I hope they do it.
    I actually like the HTC Hub. As long as it's so easy to remove, who even cares if they bundle some extra apps.

    To answer the original question- I think it's a good idea and could really be interesting, but maybe they should do like Google and have an OEM make it. I really want PureView on my next WP so that would be a big factor too.
    06-19-2012 01:45 PM
  7. invertme's Avatar
    They should make a 5.3 inch surface phone. I'd use it as my phone and tablet.
    06-19-2012 02:29 PM
  8. inteller's Avatar
    Nokia will come out with an RT tablet that will make a very good companion to the 900. I'm guessing they will come in at the 16Gb iPad price point too. Wait for what Nokia has to offer.
    06-19-2012 03:19 PM
  9. dkp23's Avatar
    One of the petty reasons i didnt move from iPhone to WP or Droid for that matter was because i didnt like how the both MS and Goog partnered with the Samsungs of the world instead of manufacturing their own hardware.

    I made the decision to go focus S anyway and was happy with the WP7 experience.

    AT this point, it would be cool if MS did manufacture their own wp8 hardware, but I think they should just do the inevitable and buy Nokia and technically manufacture their own hardware. MS already put down a $1 billion down payment to Nokia, throw in another and close the deal.
    06-19-2012 06:57 PM
  10. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    One of the petty reasons i didnt move from iPhone to WP or Droid for that matter was because i didnt like how the both MS and Goog partnered with the Samsungs of the world instead of manufacturing their own hardware.

    I made the decision to go focus S anyway and was happy with the WP7 experience.

    AT this point, it would be cool if MS did manufacture their own wp8 hardware, but I think they should just do the inevitable and buy Nokia and technically manufacture their own hardware. MS already put down a $1 billion down payment to Nokia, throw in another and close the deal.
    Is there an advantage to buying Nokia instead of just partnering with them?
    06-19-2012 07:34 PM
  11. dkp23's Avatar
    Is there an advantage to buying Nokia instead of just partnering with them?
    Yes, MS can get them at Bargain Bin Price.
    06-19-2012 07:41 PM
  12. Banstyle's Avatar
    I'd buy it only because MS could UPDATE it without having to do a song and dance with hardware manufacturers.
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    06-19-2012 07:42 PM
  13. Winterfang's Avatar
    I would love Microsoft to release a phone that's as good looking at the iPhone. ( not the 900 doesn't count)
    06-19-2012 09:04 PM
  14. cedarlog's Avatar
    i don't think we will ever see Microsoft surface phone especially when they have Nokia partnership it will ruin their partnership since they will take a share from Nokia hands and Nokia need this share more than Microsoft
    the only way i can see this happening when Manufacturers stop producing windows phone devices
    06-19-2012 10:32 PM
  15. Reflexx's Avatar
    Having Nokia is pretty close to making their own phones.

    I think the only reason MS is making the Surface tablets is because they couldn't find an awesome OEM that was willing to go "all-in" and have a commitment to extreme quality at the same time. So they had to do it themselves.
    06-20-2012 02:59 AM
  16. Winterfang's Avatar
    Microsoft does great hardware, the Xbox and Zune HD are good looking devices. Its like Apple, they make the best hardware but also made great software. Only Microsoft can match them.
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    06-20-2012 08:18 AM
  17. AKA Preluva's Avatar
    Can you imagine if Microsoft came up with its own line of "Surface" phones? I'd love to see someone come up with such a concept.

    Would it be something interesting to you guys? Do you think that, just like the Surface, a Microsoft made phone would give an incentive for manufacturers to come up with better products?
    No thanks! If they had done it right (like ASUS) I'd have a Surface phon-let but instead the created just another tablet in a sea of tablets. The idea is to get down to one device so you won't have to carry two.
    06-20-2012 04:14 PM
  18. undisputed n00b's Avatar
    Microsoft has their partnership with Nokia so a surface phone would definitely be created by Microsoft and manufactured by Nokia.
    Last edited by undisputed n00b; 06-20-2012 at 05:26 PM.
    06-20-2012 05:05 PM
  19. ninjaap's Avatar
    06-21-2012 07:40 PM
  20. bush715's Avatar
    I can't Photoshop worth crap so here is my vision. A 4.5" screen a long the look of the 800 or 900 but work in the surface case with the same magnetic connection so people who like keyboards can have one that doesn't take up a lot of space and those who don't can have without. Also nice metal kickstand built in
    06-21-2012 07:50 PM
  21. dkp23's Avatar
    if it is named nokia surface phone
    06-21-2012 08:50 PM
  22. based_graham's Avatar
    I prefer all my technology under 1 OEM for support and consistent experience.

    So yes I would buy a Surface phone :)

    Regards,

    Based_Graham@twitter
    06-22-2012 05:14 PM
  23. vp710's Avatar
    Rumors are apparently pointing towards the possibility of such a device. I'd definitely be interested.
    06-22-2012 06:11 PM
  24. rdubmu's Avatar
    One of the petty reasons i didnt move from iPhone to WP or Droid for that matter was because i didnt like how the both MS and Goog partnered with the Samsungs of the world instead of manufacturing their own hardware.

    I made the decision to go focus S anyway and was happy with the WP7 experience.

    AT this point, it would be cool if MS did manufacture their own wp8 hardware, but I think they should just do the inevitable and buy Nokia and technically manufacture their own hardware. MS already put down a $1 billion down payment to Nokia, throw in another and close the deal.
    Pretty sure some of the components from the iPhone came from samsung
    06-23-2012 12:09 AM
  25. toyotast165's Avatar
    after the lumia 900, its gunna be a feat to talk me out of another Nokia. Hope its the Nokia surface phone like others have said
    06-23-2012 12:41 AM
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