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According to Bloomberg’s source who is a “person with knowledge of the matter”, Nokia will be launching handsets powered by Microsoft’s new mobile operating system (Windows Phone 8) “as early as next month”. If this is true, then the Finnish firm plans to launch its new Windows Phone 8 handsets at around the same time Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to launch.
The report coincides with another report that claims Nokia will be launching the Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia X, which sports a twisting 8-megapixel camera. The concept phone looks a bit bulky and veers away from the sleek design of current handsets such as the Lumia 900. There’s no way telling if this rumour is true or not.
Do you think Nokia will be launching its Windows Phone 8 handsets in September? Give us your thoughts.
The Samsung Omnia M, powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone, is coming to the UK on Wednesday. The question is, should you get it?
The Omnia M sports the same specs just like a previous Windows Phone handset by Samsung. If you were thinking the Omnia W, think again. The upcoming handset sports the same specs of a Samsung Windows Phone released in 2010, the Omnia 7. It sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel camera, and a 1 GHz processor.
The Omnia M runs the latest version of Windows Phone, version 7.5. However, since Microsoft announced that current Windows Phone devices will not be updated to Windows Phone 8, this might not be a smart purchase.
Will you be getting your hands on the Samsung Omnia M, or are you saving your money for Windows Phone 8 handsets? Give us your thoughts.
It looks like the Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia is going through some troubled times. It has lost £1.1 billion in the past three months. Networks around the world have decided not to push Lumia handsets (610, 710, 800, and 900) since Microsoft has no plans of updating the handsets to Windows Phone 8.
Speaking to CNET UK, Francisco Jeronimo, a phone industry specialist, said, “As the current Nokia handsets will only get light updates of the new platform and will not be fully compatible, operators don’t see any reason to push the current Lumia devices this summer.”
Francisco does, however, say that there is hope for Nokia. He said, “Improvements to the Dual-SIM portfolio and Asha devices are now paying off. Asha devices support some of the most important applications consumers just like smart phones — such as Facebook, Twitter, email, browsing, maps, and Exchange ActivSync — which is particularly important in emerging markets, where fast network connections are not available and users cannot afford high end smart phones.”
What do make of Nokia’s loses? Let us know through a comment.