Of course Windows Phone will support 1080p screens later this year. I don’t understand how this is so soothing to so many people. Microsoft likes to set a base standard for their devices and make sure their mobile OS runs smoothly on different hardware. We all know the OEMs don’t take hits when things go wrong, Microsoft does. That being said there was no immediate need to rush a new device to market featuring a 1080p screen when devices featuring 720p screens were released just 6 months ago. Android is a different beast because OEMs can do whatever they want when it comes to hardware. That hasn’t stopped iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III from selling very well even today. In fact older phones continue to lead the best sellers charts.

It says a lot about HTC that they cancelled the rumor Zenith Windows Phone because they knew it would pale in comparison to the Droid DNA and HTC One. That means we should be excited about HTC’s next round of releases for the Windows Phone platform.

Also of note is that quad-core support should be coming in the next general update scheduled for later this year. Personally I’ve always thought 5inch screens were too big but the Droid DNA has proven me wrong. I want one reskinned as a Windows Phone.

Source: The Verge

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  1. Along with the fact that although there are plenty of people who like to gasp and swoon over all the stuff packed into phones these days, there are way more who complain till their brains sweat over short battery life.

    Also, WP doesn’t need 4core. Maybe for games, but not to run the OS.

    • Good point. People be super excited over the increased power but the battery life problem is still there. Why has Motorola been the only company thats figured out a way to have great battery life?

      Also to your point. I think the importance of the more powerful processors comes into play when it comes to games. Devs don’t have to downgrade graphics and smoother application load times is a benefit. Even then it is as important having powerful GPUs to handle the graphics.

      Windows Phone is fine. Each year is a product cycle and Samsung’s flagship comes out earlier in the year than everyone else’s. Heck, the iPhone 5 still is considered one of the very best screens despite not being close to 1080p. Its in how you deliver the product not the spec.

      • Perhaps Motorola is the only company that has figured out the battery life riddle because they are the only manufacturer owned by Google.

  2. viewpv you make an excellent case for HTC and Wp8, i’ll be watching! At this point, im all nokia! 1080p nokia with quad-core, sign me up!

  3. Every time I hold a Lumia 920 it feels less and less. There is just no replacing the Nokia experience and valuable homegrown apps. If they had the marketing budget that Samsung has it would be some tough competition going on. This is why Microsoft paying for adverts for the 8X screws up the adoption. Yes the 8X is a solid device but the complete experience comes from using Nokia right now. Plus it is better equipped to go heads up in features with the iPhone and Galaxy S lineups.

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