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Joe Belfiore tweets about Nokia visit and Temple Run issues

Joe Belfiore

You may recall the media reporting that Microsoft was looking to purchase Nokia and then we covered well-respected Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, which detailed a rather bleak picture regarding Nokia. If that wasn't enough already, Nokia's board of directors were rumoured to have been summoned to Finland and Joe Belfiore was even seen wandering around Nokia's campus while on vacation. 

We didn't look too much into Belfiore's visit as it could well be regarding the rather important relationship Microsoft and Nokia share when it comes to Windows Phone and we can imagine the VP and manager of Windows Phone having to pop in once in a while. That said, it was touched on that Belfiore could well be serving as a type of guidance to the Nokia board.

Today, Mr Belfiore tweeted out the following:

This pretty much confirms what we wrote in our previous article. Joe and co. looking to make some cool new hardware with an explosive combination when paired with the Windows Phone OS. 


Temple Run install fix in the works

Temple Run

Do you own a Windows Phone with 512MB of RAM? Are you experiencing issues when attempting to install Temple Run on the device? Fear not as there's an update reportedly in the works. Joe Belfiore sent out a follow-up tweet to the one above. "Folks hitting the Temple Run install problems on 512MB phones-- the store team is working with imangi to get this addressed.  Sorry!" No word on an ETA or what's causing the problem, but it's good to know a fix is in the works.

Source: Twitter (1) (2); thanks, Mujassar , for the tip!



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akki20892 says:

we had seen some nokia device popup last week the quad core one so i think joe and nokia team testing quad core and 1080p devices.

rodneyej says:

Maybe you're right!! If they are smart that's what they're doing.

LucasLumia says:

I believe there might be something coming at *BUILD* (*BUILDing*)

glass says:

In Joe we trust!

SomeGuy11 says:

Yeah he's the only one who hasn't left!

ThePrayer says:

May the force be with him!

LucasLumia says:

Maybe Windows Phone 8.1 so that everything is prepared for a quacore with a Sanpdragon 800, EOS reveal.

Mohan Raj K says:

Sugar on your mouth.. :)

vish2801 says:

Tere muh me ghee shakkar lol....

gamepop says:

Lol, sugar and clarified butter :;)

NIST says:

Caramelized lips.

Rishicash says:

Sure....and maybe all of Balmer's hair will grow back too!

LucasLumia says:

It isnt impossible. The only Qualcomm processor capable of handling 41 megapixels is the 800 and every WP8 has to use Qualcomm.

Rishicash says:

Not the improbability technically speaking, but as to MS actually doing it.

LucasLumia says:

Let's believe in miracles. Let's hope that the next Lumia beats the Galaxy in raw specs. Even though, I believe the 920 is better than a Galaxy. I saw one today, the screen is oversaturated, the camera unimpresive and the design and build quality lame.

jakersn says:

Completely agree, people complain about the weight of the 920 but I would prefer to have a solid phone than the flimsy feel of the galaxy

Kellix says:

Totally, I have a friend that got a Galaxy and a Note, and the thing, I thought about these phones being shoved in your phone and sat on the wrong, SNAP. Oriental voice, we can repair your phone for 200 dollars. Like they did it on purpose, knowning that they would break. I wish Microsoft and Nokia would make a commerical like that guy getting his phone run over by a 26 ton Dirt mover, except to have the Galaxy 4 and Blackberry Z10 and the Iphone 5 or whatever and the 920 and let them do it again and call the phone and the only phone rings and is answerble is the Nokia phone, to me that would get people to buy Nokia just to show them your phones are flimsy pieces of shit. Get a Nokia and you get one TOUGH phone. :)

Rishicash says: has been Asian and not Oriental for about 15 years now.

wpguy says:

Someone better tell Oriental Trading Company next time they order a gross of cheap prizes for the school carnival.

Sean D. says:

What does it matter if it beats it in raw performance...??

LucasLumia says:

The thing is that most people look for the higher number and not always the beat features. Then other search for features and others stock to their favourite OS.

rodneyej says:

You know quad core is coming.. If WP gets quad core before iOS they will never hear the end of it.. Quad core on a WPD will be something more special than on android, with the software truly taking full benefit of the extra technology.. Its not about power, its about resources, its about "spending your money the right way when you get rich, and giving back to the community"" so to speak.

LucasLumia says:

I know that is why I think the Lumia is overall a better device. But most people thinks that the bigger the number the better it is. So if we get a device with killer specs then people will start noticing it just like the Galaxy did in it starts.

xankazo says:

Well, lets see...

I hope they are discussing a Nokia tablet. At least that way, some Windows 8 tablets will finally get released in India

WPUser111 says:

Hw can you say that.. India??

Zeeshan360 says:

Because Nokia releases all it's stuff in India while we still don't have Surface RT or Pro

what about Temple Run 2 and Oz ?? lastly Brave for 512mb devices!

jhayEL says:

Does it mean windows phone with 512 ram will be able to download Temple Run soon? I'm using Lumia 720 and I want temple run so badly.

diego3336 says:

Here comes Joe Belfiore, the master of failed teases...

Kellzea says:

I think its a shame.

Anyone who tries to do teases and get involved with the community gets crusified.

Anyone that ignores the community and only produces stock responces gets crusified.

Rishicash says:

Those who spell crucified with an "s" are subject to being crucified too you know.

Kellzea says:

I'm dislexic, and sometimes i cant be arsed to spellcheck every work i write. I believe content and sentiment are more important than exactly what order letters are in words.

NIST says:

But all the other words were spelled correctly.

Rishicash says:

I am too. That is just an excuse for being lazy. 

blackhawk556 says:

Everytime he teases something it actually comes to life. I've never seen him tease something on twitter in the last 4 months not come to life.

kokola95 says:

Hoping the EOS will have 1080p display! Also seems they have a surprise for wp users in BUILD

Aaron M says:

The fact that Joe WON'T be at build makes me think otherwise.

DJCBS says:

It won't. That will only come with WP9 (or 8.1, or blue or whatever you want to call it)

No. No 1080P display. 1440P display is the way to go. 

Hopefully Joe doesn't let the community down. Get things done Joe!!

trwrt says:

Don't stop believin'

wpguy says:

He does look like that guy...

Joe would not be involved in a purchase. That's for accountants and lawyers to deal with. This guy would not do so well anyways as he seems like a genuine good man who actually cares about people. He reminds me of Jobs but with extreme humility.

Reflexx says:

Except Jobs was reportedly a big jerk that didn't care about people.

Otherwise, exactly the same.

NIST says:

Joe has a cooler haircut.

Rick Smits says:

OffT: where and when is oggl coming!?

zishbu says:

Even if he were involved, there is no way he'd confirm it, so his response changes nothing IMHO. I for one believe he is there for the reason he states, but again, its always deny deny deny until anything is official at his status in corporate world.

If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, then it must be a duck...

Nakazul says:

"- My dad always said that if you need to hit a nail you don't do anything fancy. You just hit the **** thing" :-D

Yeah... Problem is the nails are us WP8 users right now.

bashbaliga says:

Its sad we are still talking about temple run one!

shreyas15 says:

Lol.. Totally agree with you. Stupid Game actually.

lippidp says:

It's sad that anyone has ever talked about Temple Run ever.

Geddeeee says:

Right on, man. Let's concentrate on 'important' things!!!

lubbalots says:

Flawed hype. Port of a game designed for zombies.

shreyas15 says:

Well, whatever's happening, let it not be Nokia being sold. That's the worst thing that could happen to both MS and Nokia. I have a feeling, none of these rumours are true. Media, be it those reputed newspapers or whatever, need articles/ stories!

jsnod25 says:

If it were bought, it has to be MSFT, otherwise WP would not be exclusive for Nokia, whoever bought it would surely push out android devices and push WP to the sidelines.

uopjo6 says:

How about fixing the storage issue that's been haunting 820 users and left out almost 8 months.

ZX9 says:

The WPCentral app should just include a live twitter feed following Joe Belfiore and other MS WP guys...

shreyas15 says:

Nice idea. I'd like that!

adrian1338 says:

Or you could just follow them and see it in the people hub. doh

krox1105 says:

You guys are going to kill JayTBennet.

OMG55 says:

I second that emotion. Would do it with an emocon but WPC app doesn't allow or errors when trying to

cheesemoo says:

Seriously one of the best ideas. That's a great idea, especially for those of us that don't use twitter and want to keep up.

cheesemoo says:

Okay, I just had to reply twice, this is a brilliant idea. Jay please think about it!!

Shambels says:

How bought fix Here Drive+ please Nokia! Its given me nothing but trouble!

RedSamurai says:

Took me some time to understand :)

OMG55 says:

Must be your location, works great in Texas,Florida, Louisianna, New York California thus far for me

WhyFiNYC says:

Fix it? It's a *Beta*, dude. 

eeeinator says:

How about fixing the terrible touch controls

rodneyej says:

@ Rich Edmonds.. Whatever happened with this?? Did you guys ever find out what this job posting at MS is specifically working on?..

Kadcidxa says:

Joe always hypes something new, but it always turns out to be something disappointing.

Sean D. says:

The dude has never lied (that I know of). Some things come late, but he has explained how/why.

Polo45 says:

fucking finally. took them god damn 3 months to announce that a patch is coming. even with the latest update for temple run. it runs much much better than before, but still. in the end 90 proc of the time i die because of a frame rate drop...

Kellix says:

Whoever put that they wouldn't send Joe Belifore to do this deal, their wrong and you heard of skype they have a buisness one too. Someone could have come with him, nobody knows is a accountant type or even get Steve Ballmer in the meeting. Microsoft has 66 Billion I read off shore non taxable, that they could use to buy up the mobile division of Nokia. Nobody goes to Finland for a vacation thats bullshit. If you get a chance watch Anthony Bourdains show No reservations. He did a a show for Finland and if you like Ice, then you might like Finland. Joe Belifore is not there for a vacation, thats BS, its like the time meter when you see something load in any of Microsoft things, at work we call it Microsoft time. Either it says in 2 minutes and takes 20 minutes, or it says 20 minutes and its done in 2.

jwdaigle says:

I'm a bit skeptical he's there for mundane reasons. Build is NEXT week. Whatever is happening in Finland is damn important, otherwise he would slide the trip a few days. I'm not saying its Nokia getting sold/broken up, just that its critical he is there NOW.

iamakii says:

Still Temple Run? Man people moved on already with that game.

carl800 says:

and us 7.8 users who don't have enough money to upgrade always gets left behind, 

neo158 says:

That's the nature of technology, unfortunately

alphaxi3 says:

Even if this is not true, I don't see microsoft letting someone snatch Nokia out from under them.  If someone tries to buy Nokia believe me MS will top the deal and keep it moving.  MS stands to lose to much by letting someone buy Nokia out.

17101998 says:

Temple run