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We all know how Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, feels about the Android OS. According to BGR, he continues to express his sentiments over Google’s highly popular mobile platform.
At the Web 2.0 conference, the CEO said, “You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows Phone, but I think you do to use an Android phone.” Ballmer also confirmed that Nokia would be launching a number of Windows Phone-powered handsets on October 26 at Nokia World 2011 in London.
Ballmer added, “It is very hard to be excited, for me, about the Android phones.” This isn’t surprising though. After all, he is the CEO of one of Android’s rivals.
With Live Tiles and a ton of new features with Windows Phone Mango, things are looking good for Microsoft. However, Ballmer did admit that Windows Phone was still “very small”. With its partnership with Nokia, Microsoft looks to change this.
We’re expecting the Nokia 800 (Sea Ray) to make an appearance on Nokia World. Form the phone’s leaked images, it closely resembles the N9. Another Nokia-made Windows Phone handset expected to be unveiled is the rumored Sabre. This is a breath of fresh air for Nokia, after announcing a number of Symbian-powered handsets such as the 701. This will definitely appease onlookers who have been waiting long for Nokia’s Windows Phone-powered handsets to be unveiled.
Do you agree with Ballmer saying you need to be a computer scientist to use an Android phone? Let us know what’s on your mind.
The Taiwanese phone giant HTC officially announced its Windows Phone Mango handsets the Radar and Titan. The US network operator AT&T has announced that the Windows Phone Mango-powered Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash, which it will be making available to its customers. The big question is, where are Nokia’s Windows-powered smartphones?
The Finnish phone manufacturer has promised that its smartphones running on the Windows platform will be coming this 2011. Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, said this in an interview in China. Now, on Nokia’s official Twitter account, the company promised to launch the said smartphone sometime in this year’s fourth quarter. The bulk of the shipments will arrive early in 2012.
The tweet reads, “We cannot confirm local availability but the 1st Nokia w/ WP devices will ship in Q4 and with volumes in 2012.”
We first heard of Nokia’s Windows-powered handsets back in February of this year. Three months later, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop momentarily leaked the device codenamed the Sea Ray in an event wherein the CEO requested everyone to switch their mobiles off to avoid video leaks. Of course, one managed not to switch off their phone, which provided us the first glimpse of the Sea Ray.
According to rumors, Nokia’s Windows Phone-powered handset will be released in the UK this coming October. This is in tune with an expected launch on this year’s fourth quarter, according to the tweet.
If you thought Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone-powered handsets were being beaten to the punch by rival manufacturers, Nokia might just be back in the game. According to the Finnish phone manufacturer’s head honcho, Stephen Elop, their Windows Phone-powered smartphones will be coming before the end of the year.
In an interview with a publication in China, Elop promised that Nokia’s Windows Phone-powered handset “will be in the market in the world in Q4.” He added that the smartphones will be released “in one country after another after another over time.” The CEO travelled to China to discuss the best timing for the phone’s release in China. Although a UK release date was not disclosed, from the CEO’s comments, you will get your hands on Nokia’s first Windows Phone handsets before the end of the year.
Elop said, “We believe it [Windows Phone handset] will be very successful because of the unique capabilities we are bringing from Nokia, the quality of the design, the strength of our organization, including here in China, so we’re very excited about some aggressive sales targets for these products.”
The Nokia CEO also shared his thoughts about Google acquiring Motorola. He said the acquisition is an “interesting change in the environment.” He adds that “it’s very uncertain at this point, and clearly it creates a great deal of uncertainty for the Android ecosystem that I’m sure is of great concern to many of the Android participants.” Well, of course he would say something like this. After all, Nokia is falling behind the iOS and Android.
If and when the Sea Ray arrives in the UK, will you be interested in getting one? Give us your thoughts.