Windows Phone Lives Again?


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20 responses to “Windows Phone Lives Again?”

  1. justme

    Hardly - unless they have a way to make ARM do telephony. You'd need a skype/viber type of subscription to make this work.

    • Piyer

      In reply to JustMe:

      The only impediment today are the carriers. Now the carrier owns the sim card, which is associated with the phone number. They already use VoLTE for voice. With 5G, voice will be fully digital, so the number association to sim is merely technical.

      If the sim id can be decoupled from the carrier, the phone as we use it today could change a lot.

      • evox81

        In reply to Piyer:

        What does this even mean? Phone numbers are already basically irrelevant if you want them to be. Carriers, despite their best efforts to the contrary, are just dumb pipes supplying a data connection to a device. Whatever you're trying to imply about "decoupling the SIM ID from the carrier" is pretty much meaningless.

    • wright_is

      In reply to JustMe:

      Or a VoLTE driver/app or a SIP app and a cloud SIP provider.

  2. jimchamplin

    Is this real in our timeline or do I need Dr. Who to pick me up one of these phones from the other universe where John Belushi is still alive?

  3. samereo072

    Why not? They have a quite good gadgets, i think. I have bought Microsoft Lumia 950 recently and it is a good (you can read my review here iOS and Android are displace Windows phones, but Microsoft is taking another try to stay on the market.

  4. Dan1986ist

    As McCoy would say, "It's dead, Jim."

  5. ben55124

    Stop sniffing the live tile lubricant

  6. innitrichie

    Imagine a precision-engineered foldable smartphone with rich Office integration baked right into the OS.

    Imagine deep integration with Microsoft's rich online services offerings such as Outlook, Skype, Teams and Onedrive.

    Imagine Microsoft unveiling their take on a vibrant new UI for our modern smartphone era.

    Imagine how thrilled and overjoyed consumers will be when they begin discovering these new experiences.

    Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Surface Phone.

  7. Chris_Kez

    For me, Windows Phone died in 2014 with the end of Nokia's device stewardship. The Lumia 930 in particular was the high-water mark for me. Windows 10 Mobile and the neglected 950 were essentially abandon-ware. Even Panos could not whip up much enthusiasm for those devices, moving past them as quickly as he could during the launch event to focus on other stuff.

    • illuminated

      In reply to Chris_Kez:

      950 had a few fantastic features. Replaceable battery for one. Fantastic camera and dedicated camera button. It may have looked not to the standards of the flagships of the day but it was a great phone.

    • coeus89

      In reply to Chris_Kez:

      I agree. The 930 was the last real try. I started switching my family off it after that. For me it's been dead for about 6 years. We should move on to bigger and better things.

  8. wunderbar

    No. Windows Phone does not live again.

    It's dead.

    Let it be dead.