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Originally Posted by perfectblade View Post

they hold a large stake in nokia. so it would benefit them indirectly if nokia began profiting again (also they wouldn't have to keep subsidizing their losses)

No they don't. They paid them to adopt Windows Phone.
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post #32 of 78
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Originally Posted by erunion View Post

No they don't. They paid them to adopt Windows Phone.

Yeah youre right, i guess it would be more accurate to say they are subsidizing them (and probably partly paying them not to adopt android)
post #33 of 78
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Originally Posted by TrueZarken View Post

I love integrated ecosystems as well and I am not entirely sold on the idea of using Microsoft's ecosystem, yet. Although I have set one up if Windows 8 eventually wins me over. tongue.gif I do like the idea of Google releasing an Android desktop OS as I'd like to think it would garner more support than Linux as a gaming platform.
Anyway, back on topic. It would be a shame to see Nokia die because of Microsoft (My first ever phone was a Nokia and that thing was a beast), but I am sorry to say if I was going to buy a Windows 8 Phone it would be the Samsung Ativ S as it looks stunning. Sure it may not have the Pureview camera, which would be one of the reasons I purchased a Nokia 920, but I am a sucker for anything with a hairline finish. tongue.gif
If I read one more post using the word "ecosystem" in a tech. context, I'm going to pee on a dog.
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post #34 of 78

I'm pretty sure the Lumia range is brilliant and I see lots of people paying attention to it. 

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post #35 of 78
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** (Blackberry may be bigger than MS, but come on, when was the last time you heard someone even talking about a blackberry, let alone bragging.)[/SIZE]
Those who work at/with enterprise size companies wink.gif
I know Air France still got those, and some others.
It's not exclusive as they gave asus transformers too.
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If I read one more post using the word "ecosystem" in a tech. context, I'm going to pee on a dog.
Made be wonder why it's not another "kitten dies". Still not funny and makes no sense at all.
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post #36 of 78
Nokia really should of gone to android and I think now they're starting to realise that themselves.
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http://www.phonearena.com/news/Europe-to-get-Nokia-Lumia-920-and-820-in-November--Price-leaked_id34237

If these prices is real than it is somewhere near fail mark. 600 euros = hell no.
damn nokia I hate to bring this, but:
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Nokia really should of gone to android and I think now they're starting to realise that themselves.
Yeah, being exclusive to WP is a stupid idea until it's actually taken off, there's so many people I've heard who wanna go for Nokia but don't want WP.
    
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post #39 of 78
I actually like the look of the new Nokias and would be tempted to buy one if they felt good to use as they look. The gf's phone will be up for renewal in the new year so I'd be tempted to steer her in the direction of one of these handsets.
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Nokia should have chosen Android instead of windows phone,windows phone 8 is very good I actually like it but it's not Android or iOS.
They are so stubborn they they can't face the fact that Android is the best OS for smartphones today.(I'm not considering iPhones)
I image how much money Microsoft paid them to choose their OS.

Nokia manufactures excellent phones,they are high quality but they fail to realize what they need to compete with Samsung or HTC.
Well at least they left symbian behind that sucks imo.

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