The king is back baby!

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Review — a series risen from the dead

Fitness Apps

Keep your New Year's fitness resolutions with these great Windows 10 apps!

One Windows

Microsoft is building a new Windows 10 Shell for PC, Mobile and Xbox

Get ready for beta!

Halo Wars 2 Blitz: Game modes, beginner's tips, and more

On the Inside

Everything you need to know about the Xbox Insider Program

Beautiful compromises

Surface Studio review: you'll want one, even if you don't need one

3-in-1

Is this the Surface Phone? Microsoft awarded patents for foldable devices

Windows Central Offers

MCSE Certification bundle is just $39

Even more improvements

All the changes found in Windows 10 build 15007!

Games as a Service

What does the cancellation of Scalebound mean for future Xbox exclusives?

Windows Central Offers

Save $90 on these FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

Returning for 2017

We're back with an new episode of #AskDanWindows

Lifetime Subscription

VPNSecure is currently 91% off

Our favorite things

The Best of CES 2017 Awards

Infinity Edge in your hand

The XPS 13 2-in-1 is the Dell convertible we've always wanted

Project Valerie

Razer just made a laptop with three — THREE! — 17-inch 4K displays. 😱

Great design from Palo Alto

HP's CES 2017 releases are truly gorgeous PCs

Intel and Google's big day

CES 2017 Day Two: New laptops, new phones, and old ideas made new

Take five is better than ever

The updated Lenovo ThinkPad X1 packs Kaby Lake chips and zero bloatware

Everything we know about the next Xbox: Project Scorpio

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. Baryex86's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    53 Posts
    Global Posts
    56 Global Posts
       #1  
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	5kdc.jpg 
Views:	80 
Size:	22.8 KB 
ID:	27815
  2. christenmartin's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    398 Posts
    Global Posts
    760 Global Posts
    #2  
    I'm with you. I just switched from bb and like their direction and product. I do not see an inverse relationship between WP and bb. I think they will both thrive in the near future.
  3. Marute's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    110 Posts
    Global Posts
    143 Global Posts
    #3  
    I'm with you. Not that I have any experience with BB at all but I think the more options the consumer has the better. When you think about it having only 3 types of phones to choose between when buying a new handset (Android, IOS, WP) really isn't much.
  4. Tiwo's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    144 Posts
    #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by Marute View Post
    I'm with you. Not that I have any experience with BB at all but I think the more options the consumer has the better. When you think about it having only 3 types of phones to choose between when buying a new handset (Android, IOS, WP) really isn't much.
    Just wait till Firefox and Ubuntu join the gameboard. People will get lots of choice in the near future :)
  5. christenmartin's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    398 Posts
    Global Posts
    760 Global Posts
    #5  
    And that is good!
  6. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Retired Ambassador

    Posts
    4,160 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,833 Global Posts
    #6  
    competition is healthy :)
  7. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    529 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,677 Global Posts
    #7  
    Absolutely want them to succeed! I want a blackberry! Probably a Q10. Competition is healthy and I would like to see Nokia and BB back on top :P
  8. CHIP72's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    250 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,066 Global Posts
    #8  
    I liked the OS on the Blackberry Playbook and my understanding is Blackberry 10 has some similarities to that, so yeah, I'd like to see BB 10 gain market traction, just not at the expense of Windows Phone 8 OS.
  9. christenmartin's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    398 Posts
    Global Posts
    760 Global Posts
    #9  
    The playbook is why I was looking forward to z10. I don't know why bb10 success would hurt wp that much. I would think that it would be more likely to pull user from apple and android for no other reason than change. WP very unique when compared to everything else.
  10. omniusovermind's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    378 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,576 Global Posts
    #10  
    I like it, but to be honest, I'm leery of leaving Android in case that whole Ubuntu UI stuff catches on. Then I could have a newer swipe based UI and a large app selection
  11. Gambit11B's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    72 Posts
    Global Posts
    203 Global Posts
    #11  
    Seeing as how I jumped ship from my Torch to WP7 (and now WP8) I would like to see BB get their sh*t back together and succeed. I'll wait at least one generation of devices before getting one myself though (lord knows I regretted getting a first-gen WP7 device).
  12. #12  
    The mobile phone market is one of the largest in existence. One mobile phone contract exists for almost every person on the planet (the fact that some don't have a phone is compensated by those that have multiple SIMs/contracts). Half of those contracts already run on smartphones, most of the rest are expected to follow within five years. One would think there is more than enough room for all the competitors.

    Unfortunately, it appears consumers want nothing of it. 75% of all the profits are made by Apple. Samsung takes most of what is left, while the rest fight for scraps. Companies like HTC and Nokia can barely break even. I don't know how BB is doing, but I hear they aren't fairing much better.

    Theoretically, I too support the notion of "the more the merrier", but due to the way the market currently behaves, I must assume smartphone enthusiasts are the only ones who care. Everyone else appears fine with two choices, and I think we can consider ourselves lucky if a third viable option emerges. I doubt a fourth player can cut off a sizable enough chunk of the profits, as to allow enough reinvestment into R&D to remain competitive over the long term.

    I too hope BB succeeds, but if we can only have three, then I would prefer WP.
  13. #13  
    I want BB10 to succeed and I don't even like the os very much. From what I've seen of it it looks decent and definitely way better than android but I don't think it compares to WP. Like someone else said, I want it to succeed so theres more competition, just not at the expense of WP8's marketshare. MS really needs to push windows phone, BB seems to do a much better job at marketing, just please for MS's sake don't hire a celebrity as a "creative consultant" !!!!! Alicia keys struck me as just rehearsing her lines, but not really knowing, using, or caring about the product. I really like that Joe belfiore is the WP head as he seems to know what he is doing, I think overall MS is definitely in a better position than BB just because they have windows 8 and so many other products as well as OEM partners to help sell and tie into WP. WP still has the best UI imho.

Similar Threads

  1. Am I the only one that hopes Apollo will look like W8...?
    By jrdatrackstar1223 in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-07-2012, 12:05 PM
  2. Am I the only one that thinks Windows phone OS..is ugly?
    By rootbrain in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-05-2011, 11:36 PM
  3. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-21-2011, 08:31 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-06-2011, 12:35 AM
  5. Am I the only one that noticed...
    By Luisraul924 in forum HTC HD 7 / 7s
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-18-2011, 01:40 AM

Posting Permissions