- 01-27-2013, 05:14 PM #51
The only relevant question is: "how did the two competing app markets progress after a comparable amount of time". We might look at a time span of two years. Both companies introduced new iterations of their products at that time. For WP it was WP8. For Apple it truly was the iPhone 3GS, not the iPhone 4.
After that time interval, the WP app market had grown to roughly 120'000 apps (November 2010 - November 2012). Within that same amount of time, the iOS app market had grown to roughly 55'000 apps (June 2007 - June 2009).
So, WP's initial app market growth has solidly outpaced what iOS experienced during the same phases of its life cycle. However, it was about after two years that iOS' app market started to take off. Another year later iOS' app market virtually exploded. These later phases are what the WP app market has no chance of keeping up with.
01-30-2013, 10:58 AM #52
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No interest at jumping to the BB10 devices for the announcement we got today, but again. WP team really needs to get this train going and fast.
If the speed of the last 3 years has been anything Microsoft has already lost it. Not just to Android and iOS, but some of these newcomers as well.
What does it tell about MS that Skype is available on launch for BB10, yet we WP users just got it and its the crappiest of all of the main platforms. Are they even truly serious about WP?
I'm starting to feel strongly that Nokia had been way better with Qt and MeeGo. Essentially the work BB10 is using on the back-end and losts of similar UI elements.
Last edited by tissotti; 01-30-2013 at 11:09 AM.
- 01-31-2013, 06:00 PM #56
So while Microsoft could walk away from Windows Phone, it is unlikely IMO. It's just far too important to the future of the company if they want to keep people tied to the Windows ecosystem.
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