Windows Phone Smokes Android, Iphone, But No One Wants It
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:00 AM
I don't doubt the numbers here...but if WP7 and its followup fail in the marketplace....it will just go to show how psychotic the market really is.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:38 AM
In other words, no one would expect Windows Phone to gain more traction in this last quarter. It is troubling for MS that it didn't catch on earlier, but that's an old story.
Windows Phone is one piece of MS re-engineering its user interface. If Windows 8 is successful, then Windows Phone may ride its coattails.
There isn't any real mystery as to why it hasn't caught on: there have been few devices available, and until the Lumia 900, there has been scant carrier support. The one or two models are competing with a half dozen brighter, more familiar android handset, and the sales staff have steered customers away.
It would be a shame if MS and RIM can't survive in the smartphone market. Variety is good. The fact that these large companies are struggling, and may not make inroads, despite a product that is well-reviewed by consumers and professionals, shows a dysfunctional market more than a failure of the producers. That would seem to be the real story.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:41 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:18 AM
Lumia sold out for a while and they can't keep it on the shelf. VZW/Sprint made statements that they are hot on WM 8. Verizon is testing WM 8 on their servers. Why don't you research before you write something. This article was true..... like 3 months ago! By 4Q they will be selling 1M handsets a week---and that's just a start.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:23 AM
Seems like the only phone that sells well without Verizon or AT&T pushing it is the iPhone.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:33 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:39 AM
The fact that they make it over the top and in your face makes it a big fail in my opinion. In one episode one character opened MSN to video conference with someone standing 10 feet away from them. And they showed a close up of every single step to open the program instead of just hitting a single button.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:50 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:17 AM
I'm still using my Zune HD on a weekly basis, still works with the Marketplace and my Zune Pass. Though I use it for nothing but music playing these days, I was using it as my portable video player, and web browser (where wifi was available) until I got my Windows Phone.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:32 AM