Microsoft and Nokia recently sent out invitations to an upcoming event in the US relating to Windows Phone 8, something that may turn out to be quite significant.
It’s no secret that Microsoft is playing favourites with Nokia as their most important Windows Phone OEM and neither is Nokia’s investment in the platform, thus it’s safe to assume that the event itself will be significant step for both companies as the next generation of Windows Phone devices are set to launch.
By now, saying that Windows Phone 8 will bring along a major set of craved for features would be an understatement. In fact, saying anything about Windows Phone 8 would be an underestimate. All we can do now is sit back, relax and watch it take the world by storm, or faint breeze.
Continuously moaning about how good or how bad Windows Phone is or will be is getting on everyone’s nerves. Microsoft is listening to users and implementing the features they want most, they’re also attracting the attention of developers, so the software side is pretty much set. It’s all up to Nokia to wow the world.
Nokia has been known for years now to make devices of impeccable quality, give or take the odd exception now and then. Hardware has always been the strong suit, software wasn’t, which probably turned out to be a major contribution to them deciding to adopt Windows Phone.
Nokia can, and probably will, make at least one Windows Phone device that will take the world by storm, something half as legendary as the iconic 3310, selling at least half as much devices as the 1110 did, but will it be on the line-up on September 5?
Microsoft has gotten the cool factor back, again, their products look promising and they seem to be well liked by the consumer communities, Nokia has Marko Ahtisaari, probably one of the best product designers there will ever be.
The iMac was a gamechanger for the PC industry, as was the iPod for the portable music player industry, the iPhone for the smart device industry and then the iPad which started the tablet revolution. Not to mention the Macbook Air that started the netbook and ultrabook crazes. Apple got it right, quite a few times in fact. Can Nokia and Microsoft finally pull that off too?
It’s more or less a fact that both companies are pulling out all the stops this time around, but what remains to be seen is whether or not people will remember September 5, 2012 as the day Microkia changed the game.