09-28-2011 09:50 AM
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  1. justop26's Avatar
    Doesn't matter to me, I had already made my mind on getting a Nokia WP7.
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    09-12-2011 12:17 AM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Doesn't matter to me, I had already made my mind on getting a Nokia WP7.
    But which one justop26 ?


    As you can see by the leaked pictures, difficult decisions ahead for sure. ;)

    (I can't make my mind up either) :)
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    09-12-2011 02:18 AM
  3. adesonic's Avatar
    But which one justop26 ?


    As you can see by the leaked pictures, difficult decisions ahead for sure. ;)

    (I can't make my mind up either) :)
    Brilliant!
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    09-12-2011 03:00 AM
  4. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    Just as I said on the article page, I don't see this as surprising at all. I'm just going to C&P my other response, because I feel like it can still hold up here.

    I am really cheering for WP7, but let's be reasonable here. Saying that the two Samsung WPs have sold well is not akin to saying that Android phones, like the Galaxy II, have sold well. Even the most popular Windows Phones have minuscule numbers when compared to the major Android phones. Additionally, if Samsung is really going for the developing markets with Bada, then their biggest competitor will be WP, since that seems to be Microsoft's major focus, as well (via Tango).
    09-12-2011 03:11 AM
  5. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    09-12-2011 08:59 AM
  6. Coffee's Avatar
    nice one jax, just posted in samsung area, you caught that one quick
    09-12-2011 09:13 AM
  7. selfcreation's Avatar
    never gonna happen

    once they relise that BADA is a HORIBLE OS and that they will lose mroe cash to apple ( paten war bada UI ) then the OS actually makes .. they will come crawling back to MS.

    the only way i can see SAMSUNG droping WP is if they are just fed up with the update release / hard ware problems they been having.

    but if thats the reason then they can go F them self ..
    09-12-2011 12:07 PM
  8. Ivan006's Avatar
    If they are ditching WP7, they better pick up a better software. Maybe they'll buy WebOs....if Bada fails them. ;-)
    09-12-2011 12:24 PM
  9. Reflexx's Avatar
    This is a bluff against both Google and Microsoft.

    They really don't have any compelling service to exchange for preferential treatment. So they only leverage they could have is by saying they're going to just go with Bada.

    And while Bada doesn't stand a chance against Android and WP in the mid/high-end market, it does stand a chance in the low-end market. At least in the short term. But not really in the long term, when even budget handsets will be very powerful and will start requiring ecosystems surrounding them.
    09-12-2011 02:23 PM
  10. Clow's Avatar
    My response from the other thread:

    Bummer, that's really bad news. Samsung makes some great smartphone hardware. It's a shame they will be moving away from WP7.

    Honestly though I'm not too worried. I've always thought that Nokia will be the real star of the WP7 show. They're IMO the best smartphone hardware manufacturer out there. More importantly, at this point, they're also the ONLY ones who have a real interest in seeing WP7 succeed. The other OEMs are just testing the waters to see if they can make a few extra bucks from WP7 on the side while they get all their real sales from Android.

    I also think this greatly increases the chances of MS buying Nokia altogether. The way I see it, MS's strategy has been this:

    Plan A: license the OS to 3rd-party manufacturers. Get all the smartphone manufacturers competing against one another, cranking out low-margin hardware with WP7 on it. Rake in the lions share of the profit through OS licenses and by funneling people towards MS's online services. (The PC/Android model)

    Plan B: buy Nokia and build the hardware themselves. Possibly even buy RIM if the price is right. Create a vertically-integrated smartphone business where they own the hardware, the OS, the ecosystem, and even the store where the products are sold. It's a risky plan, but the potential profits are far higher than Plan A. (AKA the Apple model, which has made them the most valuable company in the world.)

    Not coincidentally, Google took a huge step towards the Apple model when they bought Motorola. Samsung already has their own OS (Bada) and you can bet they want some Apple-like profits for themselves. I think it's very possible that the Apple model is the only business model that can be viable in the long-term -- and I don't necessarily see that as a bad thing.


    I agree, let samsung go. Nokia and htc are the real players anyway. They should ditch android since they can never seem to get touchwiz right..then again there is NO right when it comes to android..lol
    09-12-2011 04:59 PM
  11. DrBatman's Avatar
    I can't see Samsung walking away simply because they try to keep their portfolio as wide as possible.
    The other thing to consider is that it's a Samsung tablet being used to showcase Windows 8... the potential for integration (like Blackberry and their Playbook or HP Touchpad/Pre 3) is pretty strong (while you'd probably get easy syncing from a Samsung Win 8 tab and any WP device, they could probably sell quite a few handsets just from having promo material with the two devices).
    09-14-2011 01:43 PM
  12. selfcreation's Avatar
    I agree, let samsung go. Nokia and htc are the real players anyway. They should ditch android since they can never seem to get touchwiz right..then again there is NO right when it comes to android..lol
    What are you kidding me?? Samsung is responsible for the majority of WP7 sells , lol

    HTC = best sound
    Samsung = best screen
    Nokia = best camera


    does are pretty much gona be your choices.... unless you want a waterproof phone.
    09-14-2011 01:47 PM
  13. psychotron's Avatar
    What are you kidding me?? Samsung is responsible for the majority of WP7 sells , lol
    Not only that, but after having handled nearly all of the different carrier's phones I firmly believe that Samsung made the best one in the bunch. Nokia's handsets may prove to kick some serious booty, but I still think it would be a mistake to kick Samsung to the curb since they can more than hold their own when it comes to quality.
    09-15-2011 12:57 AM
  14. jimmy1one's Avatar
    I can't see Samsung walking away simply because they try to keep their portfolio as wide as possible.
    The other thing to consider is that it's a Samsung tablet being used to showcase Windows 8... the potential for integration (like Blackberry and their Playbook or HP Touchpad/Pre 3) is pretty strong (while you'd probably get easy syncing from a Samsung Win 8 tab and any WP device, they could probably sell quite a few handsets just from having promo material with the two devices).
    I have to agree the reality of the situation as we know it does not fit the dump scenario. Why showcase an OME that is going to dump your OS, one that you are all on in MS case. Let's face facts after seeing the Keynote and a few of the second day videos it's clear Metro is the little red wagon. MS will push or pull, run over or buy their way into making sure it's a success, they're all in failure is not an option
    09-15-2011 07:16 AM
  15. jabtano's Avatar
    The mire I see what my friends can do on there devices things I can not do with this ,OS the more I question what MS is thinking

    Sent from my HD7 using Board Express
    09-16-2011 06:12 AM
  16. sinime's Avatar
    The mire I see what my friends can do on there devices things I can not do with this ,OS the more I question what MS is thinking

    Sent from my HD7 using Board Express
    Can I ask what they can do that you can't? Is it particular apps or features?

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
    09-16-2011 08:25 AM
  17. justop26's Avatar
    But which one justop26 ?


    As you can see by the leaked pictures, difficult decisions ahead for sure. ;)

    (I can't make my mind up either) :)
    Nice one, but I feel the one on the left best suits my needs :)

    It's just that before Nokia and Microsoft joined, I was already hoping for a Nokia phone running WP7. Dream just came true...
    09-16-2011 04:37 PM
  18. cckgz4's Avatar
    The mire I see what my friends can do on there devices things I can not do with this ,OS the more I question what MS is thinking

    Sent from my HD7 using Board Express
    I'm going to assume you are referring to Android and also assume you are talking about the ability to change the whole look of the phone
    09-16-2011 07:20 PM
  19. angelinaS31's Avatar
    I don't think so it might be rumor
    09-26-2011 06:03 AM
  20. Apoc's Avatar
    The mire I see what my friends can do on there devices things I can not do with this ,OS the more I question what MS is thinking

    Sent from my HD7 using Board Express
    I'm curious too, what are the things, your friends can do that you can't?
    09-26-2011 11:05 AM
  21. smartpatrol's Avatar
    Microsoft and Samsung Broaden Smartphone Partnership: Agreements mark new initiatives to promote Windows Phone and share intellectual property.

    MS just announced a deal to collect royalties from Samsung for their Android devices.

    More importantly, it says "In addition, the companies agreed to cooperate in the development and marketing of Windows Phone."

    I have a feeling these rumors about Samsung ditching WP7 were just a ploy to try and gain a more advantageous deal with MS. The earlier rumors said that MS wanted $15/Android device from Samsung, and that Samsung was trying to talk it down to only $10 in exchange for pushing WP7. Obviously, it would be hard for Samsung to get such a bargain if they were already committed to Windows Phone.
    09-28-2011 08:08 AM
  22. selfcreation's Avatar
    never gonna happen

    once they relise that BADA is a HORIBLE OS and that they will lose mroe cash to apple ( paten war bada UI ) then the OS actually makes .. they will come crawling back to MS.

    the only way i can see SAMSUNG droping WP is if they are just fed up with the update release / hard ware problems they been having.

    but if thats the reason then they can go F them self ..



    i called it!! lol
    09-28-2011 09:50 AM
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