Is This Really Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 Poster
The post on PhoneArena that shows three colors of the same monolithic design on a poster that claims to be branding for Windows Phone 8 is to be taken with a pinch of salt at the moment. Even though Nokia is working with Microsoft very closely and Nokia will definitely be releasing Windows Phone 8 devices, this poster has every chances of being the creative imagination of some enterprising artist.
There’s one main reason behind this alleged poster of Windows Phone 8 from Nokia being somewhat dodgy — there’s still half a year to go before Microsoft will be even close to commercially releasing Windows 8. So this is too early for the company to be worried about ad campaign artwork.
The argument against that is that Microsoft might be working on releasing Windows Phone 8 devices much earlier that Windows 8 itself. However, that is improbable because of Microsoft’s current approach to the unified experience of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Releasing the phone earlier will create a disconnect in the platform and consumers will be skipping Nokia’s Lumia series phones, which are critical for the success of Nokia and Microsoft together.
The tipster who handed the image to PhoneArena said that it is a non-final template for the campaign posters for the Windows Phone 8.
Nobody quite knows how far the Windows 8 on ARM project is coming along. Microsoft is under no obligations to give out public information regarding that because they have already declared that WoA is not going to be distributed to the public. It will be handed directly to the manufacturers.
Windows 8 on ARM is closely linked with Windows Phone 8 because they are basically the same OS running on the same architecture. Windows Phone 8 is likely to be just a slightly more modified version of Windows on ARM.
However, the continual leaks and rumors, it does seem like Microsoft is getting close to the commercial release. So deadlines that end this year are starting to look somewhat believable.