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    magicalclick

    So, anyone knows its assumed release window? It sounds pretty cool, but, I want to know if it will be available when my contract ends (Dec 2012) or how many more months should I wait?

    I really hope it has Screenshot and Offline Bing Map features though.

    It is kinda sad that WinPhone/WinMo as a whole is losing market share still, but, I still want to support WinPh with my $$$. Hope MS keep working at it, so, I can show my phone like it is an famous LV bag.

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    spivonious

    @magicalclick: I believe it's Apollo, so it should be showing up sometime this year.

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    jeffman

    @ magical click i like showing off my samsung focus and agree with you.

    Can you provide me with details so i can upgrade when its time?

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    magicalclick

    @jeffman:

    you mean what Win Phone 8 can do?

    Basically you get:

    • 4 resolutions choices (fixed ratio)
    • duel core
    • Near Field something
    • IE10
    • SkyDrive music (in addition to photo and office)
    • Sync with Win8 without Zune Software
    • Skype
    • MicroSD Card support
    • Share lots of things with WIn8 Core.

     

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    PaoloM

    That list is false. Or true. Or both.

    You just don't know.

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    JoshRoss

    True, false, or null, if it can't make me a sandwich, then I don't want it. Siri! Make me a sandwich!

    -Josh

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    Harlequin

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/02/windows-phone-8-detailed/

    His list looks right to me..it's just a bit short Smiley

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    dentaku

    If all of this is true, why would anyone get a Lumia 900 when you know these "superphones" will be released soon and you're stuck with a 2 year contract on something that's outdated?
    Wouldn't releasing too much information about WP8 just make people wait and never buy a current WP7.5 device?

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    PaoloM

    @dentaku:As much as I'd love a Lumia 900 now, I'm not buying it Smiley

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    vesuvius

    @PaoloM: I was waiting for its release as I wanted one, but you guys have changed my mind

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    Blue Ink

    @dentaku: I'm afraid there's no way you can get a two year contract without ending up with an outdated product, not in this industry anyway. And if WP8 installs on WP7.x devices (at least partially), the whole concept becomes rather blurry.

    Makes a great way to save money, though...

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    magicalclick

    , dentaku wrote

    If all of this is true, why would anyone get a Lumia 900 when you know these "superphones" will be released soon and you're stuck with a 2 year contract on something that's outdated?
    Wouldn't releasing too much information about WP8 just make people wait and never buy a current WP7.5 device?

    That's why I am asking when will Windows Phone 8 will be out. Because it takes awhile to see the real thing, like at least a year after they announced the OS. My contract ends this December which is certainly worse than Lumia 900 time table. I think Lumia 900 is in good hand because even if they announce WP8 and launch 900 at the same time, you are not missing out too much. By the time WP8 comes out, 900 is already one year old. And you only need to wait for 9 months to update the contract (AT&T allows as early as 3 months prior).

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    kettch

    @magicalclick: If they stick to the same schedule, then there's a good chance we'll see WP8 before the end of the year.

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    magicalclick

    @kettch:

    I really hope so, the new WP8 sounds great. Even though they haven't announce any TellMe improvement and etc. BTW, what schedule are you referring to? Thanks.

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    Adam​Speight2008

    So longs it (WP8) doesn't prompt you for elevation to before letting you dial a number.

    Then again it minimise the number of drunk texting.

     

    Another thing doesn't that mean that the WP8 is susceptible to Windows (Desktop OS) virii & other nefarious coding ? If so where to the AV software fit? Carrier responsibility (Push based) or phone based?

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    magicalclick

    @AdamSpeight2008:

    I believe wp8 is safe from virus because it is a Windows Phone, not a Windows Mobile. Those two products are very different in terms of policies.

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    cbae

    I bought an HTC HD7 in early January 2011 for $300 off-contract, and used it for over a year. I sold it a few days ago on eBay for $185. I would imagine something like the Lumia 900 will retain its value even better. Just sayin'.

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