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  Reply # 646385 26-Jun-2012 13:55 Send private message

wasabi2k: You have a really odd perspective - suits your name.

Windows Phone has never competed on hardware specs - Windows Phone 8 is building in the ability to use crazy powerful devices (quad core etc etc) but that doesn't mean we are going to see an S3/OneX hardware equivalent. 

What does Windows Phone not do now that so badly needs a massive amount of power to fix?

Docks? We've seen them offered for Android devices - but they were, in general, severely limited. I don't need my phone to have the guts to drive a 24" display - I will have a Surface or Laptop for that. I don't need yet another custom form factor to bother with. If my phone can use DLNA to play content on a display (smart TV, PC etc) then great. A dedicated dock is basically a wasted screen when not in use. Why sell a dock when you are already selling a product in that form factor that syncs content between devices (Surface).

Windows Phone 8/Windows 8 is looking really good - common platform etc, scalability and the features to bring it to parity with the other platforms where it is lacking now.

But it doesn't look like a shift in marketing position - they are selling an ecosystem, not hardware. People buying Windows Phones (and for that case most phones) are by and large totally ignorant or uncaring about the hardware underneath. Outside of the dedicated phone geeks - purchasing decision is made based on a combination of peer pressure and look and feel. Make your product cool and the sweaty masses will buy it.




Why would manufacturers not want to produce powerful devices like the S3 or One X for Windows? Surely it makes sence to do so.

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  Reply # 647078 27-Jun-2012 16:09 Send private message

Significant Research and Development costs + higher per unit prices for what benefit exactly?

Tech Specs do not sell phones to the market at large, they sell phones to a specific subset who are usually not the majority.

 

 



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  Reply # 647092 27-Jun-2012 16:26 Send private message

wasabi2k: Significant Research and Development costs + higher per unit prices for what benefit exactly?

Tech Specs do not sell phones to the market at large, they sell phones to a specific subset who are usually not the majority.


You need minimum dual core CPU for Windows Phone 8. It's running on the same kernel as Windows 8. Try running Windows 8 on a single core CPU and see the performance difference with a dual core CPU. On top of that bitlocker encryption, full Bluetooth stack, secure boot and many more features like a high resolution screen rendering, HD display etc would need a grunty CPU.

Main reason as to why WP7.5 customers are not getting WP8 due to the current hardware limitations.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 647118 27-Jun-2012 16:58 Send private message

looking forward to the next release of windows phone from nokia. Enjoy my current windows 7 phone, but its time for a upgrade.

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  Reply # 647265 27-Jun-2012 21:52 Send private message

Deli23: 
Why would manufacturers not want to produce powerful devices like the S3 or One X for Windows? Surely it makes sence to do so.


Well that depends on how often you want/need to recharge the phone and or how big you are happy with it being in order to have a decent size battery to run a powerful CPU.  There's going to be a trade off somewhere.




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  Reply # 655195 13-Jul-2012 17:44 Send private message

Has any timing been released on 7.8 as yet? I'm already loading up my Start screen with heaps of tiles, in anticipation of the new layout options.

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