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Microsoft (MSFT) isn't finished developing Windows Phone 8, The Verge reports, and is "working...

Microsoft (MSFT) isn't finished developing Windows Phone 8, The Verge reports, and is "working overtime" with Nokia (NOK) to make sure the OS meets its Oct. 29 launch date. Any major delay would be a huge problem for Nokia, whose Lumia 920 and 820 WP8 phones already appear fated to begin selling weeks after sales of the next iPhone commence. AT&T (T) reportedly has plans to start selling the 920 and 820 on Nov. 2.
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  • RelativelyNewTrader
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    the nokia lumina that my friend has blows away my iphone... hope they pull it off.. i will get one of them next time if nokia starts to show signs of improvement
    11 Sep 2012, 07:23 PM Reply Like
  • evildog
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    nonsense, the verge reported a simple rumour they heard.

     

    WP8 is right on course to release along with a full suite of products...
    11 Sep 2012, 07:26 PM Reply Like
  • thotdoc
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    evil-
    How do you know? I understand you may be correct. But, MSFT is notorious for being late.
    11 Sep 2012, 07:31 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    The phones can be released with a beta version of the OS. If they can't, then either the W8 bugs are quite serious, or NOK's implementation is the problem.
    11 Sep 2012, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • css1971
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    Perhaps Nokia wouldn't want to damage their reputation (any further) by releasing beta to paying customers.
    12 Sep 2012, 05:26 AM Reply Like
  • jerrycalpha
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    Isn't this a bit of a twist after MS whined that they would do their own hardware since others ( think HP ) made their made softie's software look bad.
    11 Sep 2012, 08:16 PM Reply Like
  • 50000
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    Windows Phone 8 is complete and in testing with carriers. There are still some tweaks in firmware and possibly drivers but that's what testing is for. The fact they have a release date is indicative of their progress. The hardware has been finalised and merely needs to be flashed with the final firmware and OS image.

     

    The Nokia Lumia 920 is a stunning device. It will put the new "ipod phone 4+1cm" to shame. I certainly hope people can hold their wad and buy this superphone in 6 weeks rather than a vastly inferior alternative prior.
    11 Sep 2012, 11:36 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    @50K

     

    If the 920 is available on Verizon, I'm getting one - and if their not, I'm complaining!
    12 Sep 2012, 01:03 AM Reply Like
  • alexstarny
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    Totally agree! I am waiting for Lumia 920 since August(end of my contract with T-Mobile), planning to get 4 phones for my entire family.
    14 Sep 2012, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • WhatdoIknow1
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    Nokia missed on the 20 megapixel, has a substantial sell off and is in-broiled in camera controversy but quickly gains back their original starting price through good and bad. That's strength. Some nice phones too. I really like the wireless charging.
    12 Sep 2012, 06:16 AM Reply Like
  • MSF INVESTMENTS
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    Microsoft will announce a dividend increase next week.

     

    $45.00 stock price by this year.

     

    Lahiem
    12 Sep 2012, 09:42 AM Reply Like
  • CottonFields
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    MSFT hasn't significantly [hardly at all, in fact] moved their stock price in the last decade, and even tho past performance is no guarantee of future performance, it seems unlikely it'll move as you predict within a few months. I own some; I hope it does. But I'm not buying more betting on it. Certainly not until MSFT proves it's got the innovative direction to produce and market a winner. Perhaps the event of Elop joining NOK is one such chance at a winner. Is it possible Elop was stifled at MSFT, but enjoys creative license with NOK, a company that has a proven record of quality hardware? I hope so; I own more NOK than MSFT.
    Just my two cents.
    12 Sep 2012, 07:17 PM Reply Like
  • jc9998
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    I have an iPhone 4, but my next phone will be a Nokia 920. I'm no techie, but I've had smartphones from the Sony P960 (if memory serves right), through the Nokia e61, and now the iPhone. The Nokia Lumia phones look beautiful, and Nokia's reputation for phones taking a licking and still "ticking" is probably second to none. The comments on the iPhone 5 are ominous for Apple. I am going to take a flyer and buy some Nokia stock tomorrow, and the Lumia 920 when it comes out!
    13 Sep 2012, 12:40 AM Reply Like
  • dakang
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    @jc9998 I suspect you are not alone in that sentiment, both ways.
    13 Sep 2012, 09:11 AM Reply Like
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