The GDR2 update will be rolling out to existing Windows Phone 8 users starting "later this summer," officials said today. This story originally appeared as "Microsoft shares details about its next Windows Phone 8 update" on ZDNet. Microsoft is starting to detail features coming in this summer's GDR2 update to the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Microsoft is starting to open up a bit on what Windows Phone 8 users can expect with the next version of its Windows Phone 8 operating system, known as "GDR2."On May 14, company officials shared a couple of the expected GDR (General Distribution Release) 2 features in a blog post that was primarily about the new Lumia 925 phone Nokia unveiled today. That phone, code-named Catwalk, is due out in June on Vodafone and some time after that on T-Mobile. It is Nokia's first lighter-weight, aluminum-body Lumia.
While BlackBerry is devoting R&D into some sort of tablet project, Heins doesn't seem eager to come out with another tablet, "The pure hardware play isn't making a lot of sense today," he said, Likewise, he said he expects BlackBerry 10 to be embedded in other devices, such as cars, a scenario that the company showed off during its keynote presentation today, Heins was ridiculed a bit for his earlier comments, which came off as sour grapes after BlackBerry's disastrous launch of the PlayBook tablet, A pet project of former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, the PlayBook evo check case for apple iphone 8 - smokey/black launched without key BlackBerry features, such as e-mail and instant messenger service..
Other companies, meanwhile, consider tablets to be their future avenue for profit growth. Apple's iPad is an unmitigated smash hit, while Samsung Electronics sees its Galaxy line of tablets driving growth in profits in the long term. BlackBerry doesn't seem to be ignoring this, but views things a bit differently. "We're interested in the future of tablets, whatever that is," Heins said. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins made some different -- and seemingly conflicting -- comments about the state of tablets.
ORLANDO, Fla.--OK, so is BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins a fan of tablets, or isn't he?, Heins, who made waves last month when he said he didn't see a place for tablets in five years, made some seemingly contradictory comments on tablets when he spoke on Tuesday during a Q&A session with the media while at the BlackBerry Live conference, evo check case for apple iphone 8 - smokey/black Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic, We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read, Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion..
"We may give users more options to buy phones, but it won't affect the service pricing," he said. The move is a big change from the traditional U.S. wireless market. Carriers have long offered subsidized smartphones to customers under two-year contracts. However, T-Mobile is attempting to bring some visibility in the process by separating the phone and service costs into two different fees. Verizon Wireless, by comparison, continues to offer subsidized phones to customers along with its "Share Everything" plans that allow for unlimited phone calls and text messages along with a bucket of data that can be shared by several devices. The company has said it would consider getting rid of contracts if customers demanded it.