Nokia Will Unveil Windows 7 Phones Next Weekby Andrew Cunningham on October 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST
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Nokia will be revealing its first Windows 7 phones next week at its Nokia World 2011 event, Microsoft's Andy Lees revealed in an interview at AllThingsD's AsiaD conference. These phones will be the first products to come from the Microsoft-Nokia partnership that was announced earlier this year.
According to the report, Nokia will show off several new phones, all running the new "Mango" version of Windows Phone 7. The Nokia 800, pictured above, is expected to be one of them - several leaks have already given the tech press a pretty good look at this phone, which sports a slim design and multiple colors.
Microsoft is betting that these new phones will help it compete better againt iOS and Android handsets, while Nokia is hoping that they'll help reverse declining in sales: the company is so optimistic that it announced it would no longer be selling Symbian or feature phones in the United States by the time its Windows phones came to market.
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stm1185 - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkSingle core cpu and 800x480 screen are not going to cut it in a competition with a dual core iPhone 4s, and a dual core 720p Nexus Android phone. Sure it might as quick as a single core, but the average idiot consumer won't understand that looking at the info on it. WP7 needs to be able to use cutting edge hardware to be competitive.
tipoo - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkYeah, the 800x480 res really hurts devices like the HD7 and especially Titan.
Pirks - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkAverage phone shoppers do not masturbate on gigahertz gigabytes and quad cores like you, they choose whatever is slick, smooth, fast, responsive, comfortable, easy to use and looking/feeling good in hand. WP7 delivers on these criteria 100%
inplainview - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkBest post ever. This is what is becoming increasingly wrong with this site. Many to most here are basement dwelling geeks who need dual-quad core, 10 terabyte ram smartphones to validate their existence while the average consumer is going to go for what looks nice, has nice software and some sort of backend support (iTunes like experience) to give an all around experience.
tipoo - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkTrue, but even Joe Consumer can probably tell the difference in screen resolution. I had a HD7 for a few months and I found myself wishing for a higher resolution screen, on a 4.7' like the Titan that would be even worse.
damianrobertjones - Friday, October 21, 2011 - linkWhat would you do with that resolution? I can only think of one reason and that would be Remote desktop. Other than that the standard user doesn't need it.
smulji - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkFor the most part your are correct. This spec porn is getting out of hand. What matters is the overall user EXPERIENCE. And WP Mango definitely delivers in this regard.
But I do agree with the poster above that higher resolution screens are a big plus in improving the overall user experience. When I went from an iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4 it was amazing how much more enjoyable the device was to use just because of the better screen.
stm1185 - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkYou guys really think Joe Consumer can't understand the difference between dual and single core. Now with over 5 years of dual core CPUs being out. Or the difference in resolution after all these years of HDTV marketing!
Mango will deliver a comparable experience with a single core. But I dont think the consumer will realize that, I think the marketing and sales push behind getting people to upgrade their single core android phones and iPhone 4s are going to make that single core cpu in WP7 phones look very dated. And while the single core CPU can be overlooked by people who understand it, the screen resolution being low just all around sucks and is a huge negative at this point. They are behind the iPhone 4 of last year, and way way behind the now 720p Android phones. This screen resolution is not spec porn, its a real difference that every user can see, especially on a 4.7inch display.
zorxd - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkA single core 1.5 or 1.4 GHz CPU will be just as fast on average than the 800 MHz dual-core CPU in the iPhone 4S. On multithreaded task it will be slower (mainly because the Cortex A9 is faster clock for clock than the Snapdragon) but in single threaded task it will be much faster.
1.2-1.5 GHz CPUs in Android phones will continue to reign however.
But it's not only about the CPU. The Adreno 205 GPU in future WP7 devices will continue to suck. It was an OK GPU in 2010, but now it's way outdated.
The best display will be the Samsung 4.3" S-AMOLED+. The same one as on the Galaxy S2. It will only come to Windows Phone late. And with the same 800x480 resolution. The HTC Titan is going to have a display too big for that resolution. It should have been 1280x720 or at least 960x540.
ImSpartacus - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - linkPeople still don't understand resolution. They think HDTV is some subjective quality thing, rather than four times the pixels.
Joe Consumer cares about screen size more than resolution.