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Introducing Windows Phone 8
bill




msg:4513605
 2:35 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Meet Windows Phone 8 [blogs.windows.com]

Today I'm pleased to announce the launch of Windows Phone 8, the world's most personal smartphone operating system and perfect companion to your new Windows 8 PC. The first new phones are expected to start going on sale at operators and retailers in Europe this weekend, and continue to roll out around the world throughout the month of November.

 

incrediBILL




msg:4513607
 3:17 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

I really dislike the mosaic tile layout look of Win 8 on any platform.

Looks noisy and seems hard to visually parse.

Maybe people will learn to live with it like people learn to live with baldness, foot odor, shingles, herpes ...

xcoder




msg:4513619
 4:12 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

^ i kind of like it actually.

A little annoying at first but very functional once you get used to it and "get the idea"...

P.S.
Hopefully it will be enough to keep android at bay.

[edited by: xcoder at 4:14 am (utc) on Oct 30, 2012]

bill




msg:4513620
 4:14 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've never actually seen a Windows phone as they're practically non-existent in Japan. However, I've read good things about the Live Tiles. I'll have to reserve judgment until they actually release this platform in Asia.

J_RaD




msg:4513628
 4:40 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)


Maybe people will learn to live with it like people learn to live with baldness, foot odor, shingles, herpes ...


and you.........


ZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :-)

xcoder




msg:4513633
 5:05 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Maybe people will learn to live with it like people learn to live with baldness, foot odor, shingles, herpes ...
and you.........


Not sure about that... :-))))

engine




msg:4513697
 9:46 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've seen the 'tile' format on Win 7 phones and it's certainly different. AFAIK Win 8 UI looks very similar.

I'd be happy to try it, as soon as the devices start coming in at reasonable prices.

It's the added experience that'll make the difference, not just the look. If it looked like any other OS it may have few differentiating factors, and therefore be ignored. But is it to different?

drhowarddrfine




msg:4513825
 3:20 pm on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Developers are not interested. I don't recall the reasons but 1) No client of mine has mentioned it for their sites and 2) have you ever seen anyone using one? It's like a tree falling in the forest that no one hears.

Philosopher




msg:4513850
 4:05 pm on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Developers will be interested now. It shares the same code-base as Win 8 which has plenty of market-share so lot's of developers will develop for that by default. Since it will be a super easy port to Win Phone 8 it will almost certainly benefit greatly.

travelin cat




msg:4514792
 8:27 pm on Nov 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

I can't wait to see how these new phones mangle Jquery Mobile.

ByronM




msg:4515484
 11:58 pm on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've been a 2 year windows phone user and absolutely love it... Can't wait to get my Lumia 920 here in the next few weeks.

drhowarddrfine




msg:4515510
 3:01 am on Nov 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

@Philosopher - Developers aren't interested because the world is going mobile and Windows is almost non-existent in a mobile world where it's Android or iOS. Even the servers that serve most of the internet are *nix/BSD. Desktop and notebook sales are falling while tablets and smart phones are rising.

More than half the world uses Android and most of the world uses Google. Android interfaces with Google services very well. Windows does not.

The other half of the world likes their iTunes and iPhones and it interfaces very well with Apple products. Windows does not.

Microsoft is brand new to the mobile game and has little experience. Most cell companies don't push their phones and Microsoft only interfaces with Microsoft which, in the mobile world as I said, is almost non-existent.

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