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Nokia: Samsung Take Note, Next Gen Lumia Coming Soon

With a joint event coming up between Nokia and Microsoft on September 5th, we could be a few weeks away from seeing a brand new Lumia phone, equipped with Windows Phone 8.

Earlier today, Nokia's executive vice president of sales and marketing, Chris Weber took to twitter to publicize how good the company is feeling about the upcoming Lumia.

With little information regarding the upcoming event available, Weber stirs things up in the blogosphere by calling out Samsung with the following tweet:

With Samsung's just released Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 2 just around the corner, it's unclear whether or not Weber directed his tweet at one of the devices, but Samsung has yet to come up with a clever response. At least not yet. Either way, it looks like we'll have to wait until September 5th to see if the next generation Lumia is all that Weber hypes it up to be.

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Tuan Mai
Tuan Mai is a Los Angeles based writer and marketing manager working within the PC Hardware industry. He has written for Tom's Guide since 2010, with a special interest in the weird and quirky.
  • house70
    Samsung: Nokia take note, put up or shut up.

    OTOH, I can't wait to see if Nokia can pull this off. Their latest phones, albeit running great, have been lackluster in terms of hardware. Give us a powerful phone, Nokia, and we'll be all over it like fleas on a monkey's ar$e.
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  • Kami3k
    Product better be amazing or lol at him.
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  • wildkitten
    If Windows Phone 8 allows me control over my software, I will certainly be giving it serious consideration.

    I am running an android phone now with a dual core 1GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM. One of the reasons it needs this much hardware is because android is pathetic at memory and app management. Whenever I open up task manager I see all these apps running I never opened. I am tired of android trying to decide for me what should be running and what shouldn't. If it didn't do this, it wouldn't need half the RAM.

    Also, people complain that Microsoft doesn't update their phones with the latest OS, well guess what, android phones don't either. While my phone could easily run Jelly Bean, it will never get it and may not even get ICS though hardware wise it was designed with ICS in mind.

    If Microsoft encourages good app development, and has Windows Phone 8 give me control over my device, I will give it a very serious look see.
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  • supr3m3justic3
    The Nokia Lumina 900 is complete garbage. I have been using this god aweful phone since it released, i am on my 3rd one and i hate the damn thing. My Samsung focus was 100x better than this faulty excuse for a phone.

    I will never buy another Nokia product again. And MS should wise up and drop them as a hardware vendor, because the phone makes the OS look bad. If i would have had the Nokie first and not the Samsung; I dont think i would even buy another Windows Phone.

    /endrant.
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  • g00fysmiley
    wildkittenIf Windows Phone 8 allows me control over my software, I will certainly be giving it serious consideration.I am running an android phone now with a dual core 1GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM. One of the reasons it needs this much hardware is because android is pathetic at memory and app management. Whenever I open up task manager I see all these apps running I never opened. I am tired of android trying to decide for me what should be running and what shouldn't. If it didn't do this, it wouldn't need half the RAM.Also, people complain that Microsoft doesn't update their phones with the latest OS, well guess what, android phones don't either. While my phone could easily run Jelly Bean, it will never get it and may not even get ICS though hardware wise it was designed with ICS in mind.If Microsoft encourages good app development, and has Windows Phone 8 give me control over my device, I will give it a very serious look see.
    upgrades in os are usually the carrier/ phone makers fault. my wife's phone is a intecept 2 we did get he rupdated to 2.3 even though it was onyl ever released with 2.2, i had to root it, and have found a kit for upgrading it to 4.0 but the specs might not work fo rit... i liek android so far as i was using a palm pre befor emy samsung galaxy nexus ... but the not being updatd was why i went with the nexus lien and from now on my wife is going to be doign the same
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  • bipolargraph
    g00fysmileyupgrades in os are usually the carrier/ phone makers fault. my wife's phone is a intecept 2 we did get he rupdated to 2.3 even though it was onyl ever released with 2.2, i had to root it, and have found a kit for upgrading it to 4.0 but the specs might not work fo rit... i liek android so far as i was using a palm pre befor emy samsung galaxy nexus ... but the not being updatd was why i went with the nexus lien and from now on my wife is going to be doign the same Oh man reading this hurts.
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  • g00fysmiley
    sorry :) i am bad at typing hope the info was worth reading
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  • _TuxUser_
    I think Samsung made all the notes they need,

    1. People don't want WP, so Samsung more or less left the sinking microsoft boat.
    2. People liked MeeGo, Samsung took it and made Tizen
    3. If you put all eggs in the same basket, disaster will cause a lot trouble, Samsung commits to multiple mobile OS.

    Nokia made all three mistakes (should I say the people from microsoft as Elop and Weber) and now Samsung is the KING.
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  • Nokia still talking the talk while their market share tanks.
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  • @_TuxUser_ I like linux too but Tizen and Meego don't seem to be going anywhere yet (Been a few years now). There isn't a huge creative team behind it. I hope someone picks up the open source remains of WebOS again or we get another linux based Open OS Like Ubuntu Phone OS.

    Samsung is king? sure! King of cheap plastic phones and copying others designs. Not impressed with them. But they do make one of the best andorid phones.

    Nokia is king of caring too much, They test the hell out of their phones , care about build quality, and treat their workforce fairly etc. That being said they sometimes have a tendency to be stubborn and old fashion and seem to be behind of the curve at times. I hope either windows phone works out for them or they do more then one platform.
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