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Nokia, Huawei, Samsung and HTC enlisted for Windows Phone8.
Based on the excitement that Windows 8 is bringing, the long lasting haemorrhaging Nokia is hoping that the bad days will come to an end. Stephen Elop, now Nokia CEO, who came from Microsoft, is hoping that the new operating system that Microsoft is bringing, will replace the old Symbian, making the competition with Apple and Google better balanced.
As Mr. Curtois (president of Microsoft) expressed, the same interface for smart phone, TV, X-Box, tablet and desktop will make the Windows Phone device to look very familiar, making it easy for people to manage with all kinds of applications and devices in a more secure way.
Samsung and HTC are also joining Microsoft, as well as Huawei, landing WP8 in the Chinese market. On the other hand, LG stated its intention, based on the lack of worldwide sales, to not make another Windows Phone handset. Anyway, until autumn, there is plenty of time to rethink this, as many critics noticed already, LG position looks not very inspired, in the context in which, Microsoft has already received likes from other big corporations like Fujitsu and the global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, ZTE.
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For BlackBerry, used with preference until now in government agencies and not only, the launching of Windows 8 may be perceived as a red flag. Although, the Blackberry security is much appreciated and it was considered an advantage in the past, now, Windows has invested a great deal of effort in securing it. On the other hand, people might just find much more at hand to have the same operating system on all of the devices.