10-06-2012 05:15 AM
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  1. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Anyone is worried about the huge impact that a suface phone could have on other phone manufacturers and especially Nokia who's all in with Windows Phone?

    If I have to chose between a Surface Phone and a Nokia, I would certainly pick the Suface, which I believe would be better; on the other hand I love having a choice.

    I don't want it to be like Apple, 1 choice... you don't like it? Too bad.
    10-02-2012 01:10 PM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    I think that MS will likely fill a void that is not currently addressed by current OEMs. So it won't necessarily compete directly.

    OEMs are making consumer focused phones. Nobody is making a phone targeted at business except for RIM.

    If MS makes a good phone with a physical keyboard and great connectivity options with great security, then it would be embraced by the business community without necessarily directly competing against their OEMs.
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    10-02-2012 01:20 PM
  3. andrelamont's Avatar
    Something had to have happened in the NOKIA/MS relationship for this to even be an options. Could be as simple as low sales and MS saying "Hey, consumers are buying your products so maybe somethings wrong and we can do better"

    I think its a good backup plan as Nokia is having financial problems ( caused by S.Elop ) and I am not sure if MS buying Nokia is a good investment. I mean Nokia plans to layoff 13,000 by the end of 2013.

    HTC still has 1 foot in/ 1 foot out in the Android World. Samsung is growing fat and content so I wouldn't expect much from them...so where would the innovation come from?
    10-02-2012 01:21 PM
  4. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I think MS will limit themselves on this. just balance between the OEMs and their phone. I think this will only sell in the MS store
    10-02-2012 01:21 PM
  5. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I think that MS will likely fill a void that is not currently addressed by current OEMs. So it won't necessarily compete directly.

    OEMs are making consumer focused phones. Nobody is making a phone targeted at business except for RIM.

    If MS makes a good phone with a physical keyboard and great connectivity options with great security, then it would be embraced by the business community without necessarily directly competing against their OEMs.
    Maybe why Nokia is targeting the average consumers, with it's colored phones
    10-02-2012 01:22 PM
  6. red grenadine's Avatar
    It's already made me reconsider getting a L920 at launch. Especially since the L920 isn't in Cyan to start.

    Honestly, it's not good for MSFT. There shouldn't have been leaks of this at this critical point in time (WP8 release).
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    10-02-2012 01:22 PM
  7. VagrantWade's Avatar
    It's already made me reconsider getting a L920 at launch. Especially since the L920 isn't in Cyan to start.

    Honestly, it's not good for MSFT. There shouldn't have been leaks of this at this critical point in time (WP8 release).

    They are working on a phone. Meaning it could be a year or more before they actually release one.
    10-02-2012 01:26 PM
  8. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I think MS will limit themselves on this. just balance between the OEMs and their phone. I think this will only sell in the MS store
    I don't think Microsoft will limit themselves, it would not be rational... if the demand goes up than the supply with follow...
    10-02-2012 01:28 PM
  9. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Something had to have happened in the NOKIA/MS relationship for this to even be an options. Could be as simple as low sales and MS saying "Hey, consumers are buying your products so maybe somethings wrong and we can do better"

    I think its a good backup plan as Nokia is having financial problems ( caused by S.Elop ) and I am not sure if MS buying Nokia is a good investment. I mean Nokia plans to layoff 13,000 by the end of 2013.

    HTC still has 1 foot in/ 1 foot out in the Android World. Samsung is growing fat and content so I wouldn't expect much from them...so where would the innovation come from?
    Even if MS buys Nokia. Fine By me at least they are producing Pureview Phones and good looking ones
    10-02-2012 01:30 PM
  10. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I don't think Microsoft will limit themselves, it would not be rational... if the demand goes up than the supply with follow...
    maybe. but I think this phone is clearly targeting business instead of consumers
    10-02-2012 01:32 PM
  11. Reflexx's Avatar
    MS is going to directly target RIM. There are customers that aren't swayed at all by neat consumer features.
    10-02-2012 01:35 PM
  12. palandri's Avatar
    I don't trust the China Times rumour any more than I trust the National Enquirer article saying Obama is meeting with Extraterrestrials.
    10-02-2012 01:37 PM
  13. Reflexx's Avatar
    I don't trust the China Times rumour any more than I trust the National Enquirer article saying Obama is meeting with Extraterrestrials.

    There is an article on the WPCentral front page. Through their own source it's been moved up to a 9 on the rumor meter.
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    10-02-2012 01:43 PM
  14. palandri's Avatar
    There is an article on the WPCentral front page. Through their own source it's been moved up to a 9 on the rumor meter.
    I saw it. I am still not convinced. Not enough information.
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    10-02-2012 01:50 PM
  15. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Why would ms buy Nokia? Nokia is not doing that great. There is no point to buy a potentially sinking ship. If Nokia goes down, ms doesn't have to care since they have other partners.

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    10-02-2012 01:53 PM
  16. pjs37's Avatar
    It would make sense to me for MS to explore the possibility of a Surface Phone since Surface tablets have been well received by the press, if its successful in terms of sales MS has a compelling reason to also sell phones since they will have the brand recognition there and are in dire need for as many devices as possible.

    I think the OEM's have all made compelling cases to buy their new devices and a Surface phone will need to have some uber compelling reason for me to consider over a 920 with its awesome looking camera.
    10-02-2012 01:57 PM
  17. thed's Avatar
    Is this really going to make anyone reconsider a wp8 phone? It's complete vaporware at this point. And what makes people think that this will be any better than what the other manufacturers are offering at that point?

    Of course there will be nicer hardware out there 6-8 months from now. That doesn't mean I'm going to wait that long, especially when I have an upgrade burning a hole in my pocket.

    Sent from my HTC Trophy using Board Express
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    10-02-2012 01:58 PM
  18. selfcreation's Avatar
    Im definitely waiting for the MS phone now lol. But will see specs, hope its a balling high end phone!
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    10-02-2012 01:58 PM
  19. cj-m's Avatar
    well...i am going to hang on to my L900 for a little while longer and see what surprises 2013 brings us :-)
    10-02-2012 02:01 PM
  20. palandri's Avatar
    ....It's complete vaporware at this point.....
    +1
    10-02-2012 02:02 PM
  21. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Until I see a Microsoft confirming the news, I will still buy a ATIV s or a Lumia 920, but I would be pissed off if a Surface phone comes out before next summer...(assuming that the specs are good)
    10-02-2012 02:42 PM
  22. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Until I see a Microsoft confirming the news, I will still buy a ATIV s or a Lumia 920, but I would be pissed off if a Surface phone comes out before next summer...(assuming that the specs are good)
    All the next gen Specs are gonna be good. most likely a new resolution and quad core. and bigger storage and much less limitations
    10-02-2012 02:52 PM
  23. cckgz4's Avatar
    People. Google has done this before with the Nexus line and nobody moans about that. You shouldn't speculate their business relationship because they finally want to create hardware. Is having choices really this deep?

    Since I have no choice but to wait, I will stay tuned to see how this turns out
    10-02-2012 03:01 PM
  24. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    People. Google has done this before with the Nexus line and nobody moans about that. You shouldn't speculate their business relationship because they finally want to create hardware. Is having choices really this deep?

    Since I have no choice but to wait, I will stay tuned to see how this turns out
    it's not an android nexus, it's a motorola... it's two different situations
    10-02-2012 03:02 PM
  25. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    We're literally months away from S4 Pro.

    The current slew if WP8s are debuting at an inconvenient time. That is why HTC has completely refrained from releasing their "high end" WP8 offering.

    So wait a couple of months, add 2 cores. This is kind of like Lumia 900 all over again. The current crop of WP8s will obsolete fast.
    10-02-2012 03:04 PM
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