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1take – Microsoft buys Nokia for US$7.2 billion

Nokia is now Microsoft
Microsoft aquires Nokia

Just my first quick take on this news. It was bound to happen. I always expected it as Microsoft couldn’t pull it off on their own I thought. I’ll keep a close eye as always on what Microsoft does with Nokia technology. I hope they become more bold and daring and release a phone that shows them what they are capable of. PureView cameras are good but it’s not good enough to win the market. They need to make at least one flagship product that has every technology that they can jam into with no cut corners. To make it look better than the best of Samsung/LG/HTC even on paper (spec wise) is VERY important IMO. Just having a phone with an amazing camera but nothing much else special isn’t going to cut it really. Be bold Microsoft(Nokia). You need to make something that makes even the owners of the S4/5s want to switch!! Well, it might be a bit too late now so I hope they have something that will really entice the S5/iPhone6 buyers come mid-2014.

Windows Phone 7 OS review @ GSMArena

GSMArena has put up an in-depth review of the upcoming mobile phone OS from Microsoft called Windows Phone 7.

It might have the word “Windows” inthe name but it certainly isn’t something we are all used to.

Also, look at the disadnatages section of this OS. Now that doesn’t look so good.

But still, it’s an interesting addition to the mobile phone OS sector and surely will gain a lot of fans.

So check it out to see what Microsoft has whipped up to try and gain some market share back!


HTC Mozart Windows Phone 7 phone soon?

This news is seriously part of the rumour mill category but it’s quite interesting nonetheless. A community forum user vertex214 has taken a photo of a seemingly internal-only Telstra (Australia’s largest telco) document that shows a mysterious device from HTC named Mozart. What is more interesting is that it will be a Microsoft Windows Phone 7 OS phone. You can clearly see that the LCD shows a Windows Phone 7 GUI which is easy to distinguish.

Also, some of the other details are as interesting. Volume critical is the objective and the timing is October. Obviously this year. Lastly but not least, it is being sold on a $49 cap which actually translated this phone into a mid-range smartphone and not a high end. (Usually in Australia, higher end phones generally are available for $69/m or higher plans initially)

I’m sure we will get to hear more about this mesterious HTC phone soon if it is indeed going to be released in around 4 months time!