05-23-2012, 02:11 AM #1
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 pre-orders reach 9 million beating the iPhone4s 4 million pre-orders and expected to become the fastest selling consumer device in history. It will be interesting to see how many pre-orders the iPhone5 will get later in the year. Among all of this Windows Phone is like a choir boy caught in the middle of a pub brawl with a meagre 2% of the market.
Our hardware has hardly changed since launch and nothing exciting on the software front since Mango which in reality should have been the launch OS anyway. Nokia is doing the best they can but there is only so much prancing around one can do to promote the product when you're hindered by the OS. Microsoft's silence on Windows Phone 8 when the S3 is about to launch and the hype surrounding the iPhone 5 doesn't help to get us excited about the future of Windows Phone. I'm holding off upgrading my Samsung Omnia WP7 phone to see what is on offer for WP8 phone. I hope we are not disappointed but this is last chance saloon for Microsoft, if WP fails there is no way MS can ever get back into the mobile space. Android getting better with every release I will not be averse to switching platforms.
- 05-23-2012, 03:37 AM #3
I don't see how Galaxy S3 sales are indicative of the future of WP or even Android.
Its only one phone from one OEM and we're practically GUARANTEED to get a Samsung Focus S2 that is a complete knockoff of the Android version, this time even with identical Krait SoC.
05-23-2012, 06:44 AM #4
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- 05-23-2012, 08:50 AM #9
I think more people are excited about the S3 hardware than Android. Android is what it is. You either like it or not. The buzz is and always will be about the device itself. The S3 is quite a beast.
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- 05-23-2012, 09:18 AM #10
Whether it's consumers or carriers ordering, 9 million is pretty impressive. No matter what people on this board think Samsung is certainly doing things right to be able to put out those numbers. I'm hoping WP can one day approach those numbers. It will be interesting to see who becomes the top WP manufacturer. If not Nokia it could be Samsung.
- 05-26-2012, 12:31 PM #11
No doubt Samsung puts out devices with high end specs (processor, memory, screen resolution, etc.) and moves lots of phones, but for me I can't get past their cheap feeling "plasticy" materials and design. For the life of me I can't understand why they don't listen to the consumer feedback on this and put something out that has the design and build quality of the Lumia, iPhone, or OneX. It seems like they could own the market on android ans WP if they did, but no, each new phone feels and looks cheap even though it may be a hot rid underneath the hood. No offense to Samsung fans, just an opinion!
- 06-02-2012, 12:44 AM #14
I think most smartphone owners do that. The iPhone is revered for its design but 75%+ of iPhone owners immediately case their phone.
Some of us like to preserve resale value. Scratches and nicks eat into that :P
The only thing I don't use is a screen protector, cause they make the screen feel bad to the touch for me. However I've never scratched a screen. I remember dropping my Vibrant on concrete face first and the screen didn't even scratch. Gorilla Glass FTW...
- 06-03-2012, 10:59 AM #16
IncrediShield and a could other (cheaper) types. I remember when I got my Vibrant back when I got some and took it off < 2 minutes after I put it on. I don't like how they make the Screen Feel.
Also after you've used them for a while they get a bit worn out and the whole benefit goes away.
On my non-touch WM phones and things like that I didn't have any issues with them, though, for obvious reasons.
- 06-06-2012, 08:46 PM #17
Only reason I used screen protectors was because I felt the iPhone screen scratched easily. Not deep scratches, but those very tiny scratches that looked similar to those you'd seen on the metal back of an iPod touch but you could only see them on the screen if you hold it up to the light at a certain angle.
Anyway, since then, I've no longer used a screen protector. I feel like the glass on Titan and Titan II are to be more resistant to scratches compared to the iPhone 4.
- 06-10-2012, 02:35 PM #18
The Specs are awesome DUAL CORE Snapdragon S4 CPU, Adreno 225 GPU, 2GB of RAM!
06-10-2012, 08:48 PM #19
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What I've been saying all along. WindowsPhone need a flagship, high profile, full featured phone just
like an S3. ALL Windows phones have been limited in features which actually hinders its sales performance.
Think for a sec if you're a sales guy rep in a store. How would you justify recommending a single core
phone with UNupgradeable 16GB storage, no microSD, as opposed to a Samsung S3 with quad core everything
Don't get me wrong, I love WP, I'm just saying it in sales guy point of view. It's pretty hard to sell
Nokia's strategy doesn't help much actually with going with under-performance cheaper phone such as Nokia 610
It actually hurts windows phone image as powerful phone. What nokia needs is an expensive 64 GB phone
with everything on it.
I just don't understand, if people have money (some of us do), and want a 64 GB WP phone, why is it not available?
Ok, how about 32 GB then? Nope.
Can anyone tell me what is the reasoning behind this? (Skydrive is not a replacement for an SD card)
Last edited by rabit1; 06-11-2012 at 11:16 AM.
- 06-18-2012, 03:53 PM #21