Nokia Windows 8 Phone Leaked in China!


Window’s phones don’t show up all that often here in Gizchina so this leaked photos is quiet special and could picture a soon to be released Windows 8 phone in China!

Despite Microsoft claiming to be gaining on the iPhone here in the Chinese market I can honestly say I don’t see the evidences, at least not in Qingdao where it seems iPhone’s are still donminent and if you can’t afford one you have a Xiaomi M1.

However this could all change with Window’s 8 and Micorsofts team up with Nokia, and the phone pictured above could be the device to make it happen.

This photo originally popped up on a Chinese website but was taken down. I eventually tracked it down over at Ubergizmo who claimed it is either;

  • A clever hack of a phone running Windows 8.
  • A  Lumia 800 prototype which never made the cut.
  • Or an all new Windows 8 phone leaked and heading for release.

As Window’s 8 fever spreads and Chinese buyers look at alternative operating systems and phones for a little bit of individualiy away from the iPhone and Xiaomi users, MS could see some potential growth over the coming months!

What do you guys think would you ever be tempted to dump Android or iOS for Windows phone?

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11 Comments

  1. Krastiasn
    August 8, 2012

    The only way windows can survive is to be able to use ARM architecture (they wish….lol) or wait for a couple more years and use Intel Medfield chips, who are hoping android developers would have apps X86 ready……

    • August 8, 2012

      Its the lack of apps that personally turns me off. I’ve had a look at a few Windows phones as I’d like to try something new but most of the apps I’m use to having on iOS and Android aren’t available…

  2. Krastiasn
    August 8, 2012

    Very true…. there is no chance that the phone will ever change the game in this Android/ IOS smartphone era. They are just wasting their time and money. Unless they do something amazing that can surprise everyone, but at the moment I really don’t see it happening….

  3. Francis.R
    August 8, 2012

    I hate the way Microsoft let their supporters.
    Before android i was thinking in to buy a windows mobile 6.5, but microsoft just said that it was going 2 do Windows Phone 7. So instead I bought a dual sim with android 2.2 a year ago because I couldn’t wait till a windows phone was in the market nor buy a death OS.
    Again I wanted to buy a Windows Phone buy Microsoft just said that WP7 is finish and it is not compatible with Windows Phone 8 :S, so i’m not going to change my old android for a OS that perhaps in a few months more is going to dead because WP9.
    Although i think windows phone 7.5 is so cool. I cannot invest or spend hundreds dollars in a cellphone that could not fit to the needs in the future (new apps, new ways to buy) it’s not fair. They knew before sell wp7 that it hasn’t future for hardware limits.
    And, call me paranoic, buy i don’t buy it that argument. I mean. They say that HTC HD2 couldn’t upgrade from wm6.5 and the xda members have installed in it windows phone and newer android versions. So i see certain apetite for more easy bucks without think in the customer.

    hehe, excuses, i think it’s a bit large, but to think in microsoft OS to cell phones to me is a bit… frustrating.

  4. Amby
    August 9, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    I second you on the severe-lack-of-applications/games part. There are no worth mentioning apps/games available for Windows phones. Microsoft’s business model of monopolizing everything did them in. On the other hand, google went the open-source way, which resulted in an ocean of games and apps for Android. However, during the launch of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft did mention that they are working of dozens of thousands of developers around a world to improve Windows Phone 8 eco-system. I reckon, the overall ecosystem is the MOST important factor in success/failure of a mobile OS. When we talk about user experience, we are not just talking about the smoothness of the OS but mainly about what the users can do with the OS and how the OS can take care of all/most of the work/play related requirements of a user.

  5. Amby
    August 9, 2012

    Im not a Microsoft hater. MS Surface is tempting me BIG time !! Lets see what the prices are (for both variants and different storage options) when it does come out. It can totally replace laptops/ultrabooks/netbooks !! But thats about MS Surface… Sorry for hacking your thread, Andi ! 😛

    • August 9, 2012

      Haha no worries this is what the comments section is for! Write away 🙂 I agree, although there are some really great Windows phones heading to the market they have come to the party far to late and developers aren’t eager to start investing time and money in to making apps for a platform which could flop. WebOS failed (big shame as I really like it), Symbian is doing to hot, maybe MS have something awesome up their sleeve?

  6. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    August 9, 2012

    What shocks me Is that there are no Real or Clone China phones thats running Windows Phone 7 Mobile OS, correct me if I’m wrong, because I’ve never seen it, and if anyone has a link, or video of it please do show. Thanks

    • August 9, 2012

      Yup you are right, but it’s not really a shock. All the great apps are on Android or iOS. Android is extremely popular and in high demand, plus its free! If a knock off or Chinese company did use Windows they would be entering a much smaller market (less demand), and would either have to pirate Windows or buy licenses for it. Android is the best way for them to make money.

  7. Victor
    August 10, 2012

    Microsoft doesn’t really care whether they can sell their WP devices or not , since they enjoy $10- $15 license fee for each Android sale !

    But poor Nokia , with exclusive use of WP , they are now struggling for life…

    • August 10, 2012

      I really like the look of those new Nokia’s. If only they had Jelly Bean……