- 02-21-2013, 07:51 PM #26
- 02-21-2013, 07:55 PM #27
No. It'll always be terrible, and no one will ever buy them. No more apps will come, and the phones will just get worse. MSFT, HTC, and Nokia will all go bankrupt. Isn't that what happened to Apple?
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- 02-21-2013, 08:30 PM #28
I have used every platform of smart phone except IOS and by far I feel WP8 is superior in every way. More and more people are taking a closer look at my device and contemplating purchasing one. Many friends with Apple IPhones are not happy with their phone or apple.
02-22-2013, 01:18 AM #30
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Remind me.. Is it possible Microsoft is talking about new features at Mobile World Congress next week? Or have they said they won't be announcing anything?
Edit: Just looked into it.. I guess not. Bummer.
Btw, came across this page and really liked the "Smoked by Windows Phone" video: Windows Phone Showing How It. Not sure why Microsoft doesn't use stuff like this in their TV ads. Does such a nice job of showing off the simplicity of WP.
- 02-22-2013, 07:24 AM #31
- 02-22-2013, 07:35 AM #32
What I find kind of funny is although you are a MSFT shareholder, you may not continue to support your investment. But you expect others to/
- 02-22-2013, 07:43 AM #33
But you're right - I can't tell the difference between my Ativ S and any other Windows Phone. I confuse it with with a Lumia 620 all the time. *rolls eyes*
- 02-22-2013, 08:09 AM #34
- 02-22-2013, 11:58 AM #36
"Google Play uses your app’s stated requirements to filter it from devices that don’t meet those requirements.This way, users never even see apps that won’t work properly on their devices. As long as you accurately describe your app’s requirements, you don’t need to worry about users blaming you for compatibility problems."
02-22-2013, 01:49 PM #37
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I do think things will continue to get better for Windows Phone. Lets not forget that WP8 has only been out for 3.5 months and many of the phones that run it weren't out until after that. MS was not actively marketing WP7. I think they were holding out until they could fill the tablet gap in their ecosystem with Windows 8/RT. However, they are pushing forward now that WP8 and Windows 8 are out. In my opinion, MS has the best design for a consumer computing ecosystem available right now. They went from being a few years behind, to being way ahead of the competition when you look at the whole ecosystem as a result of Windows 8, WP8, and Surface. MS just needs to polish and market their ecosystem and they will catch up on market share over the next few years.
- 02-22-2013, 02:00 PM #39
- 02-22-2013, 02:30 PM #40
1) Ignoring Nokia's supply issues, the Lumia 920 is available almost everywhere in the world. In only two countries (that I am aware of) is the Lumia 920 exclusive to specific carriers.
2) You can walk into almost any telecom shop in the western world and pick up the Lumia 920. Again, only in two countries is this otherwise.
3) World wide, the overwhelming majority of sales are made at the low end! Only in western continental Europe and the U.S. do high end devices make major contributions to sales volume.
- 02-22-2013, 05:55 PM #42
- 02-22-2013, 06:00 PM #43
- 02-22-2013, 06:33 PM #44
I always liked the Windows OS. But there are apps that I use everyday that are just not there.
It's sad, because for such a stable, well laid out, and buttery smooth OS.
The lack of apps is going to keep them running in place.
- 02-23-2013, 12:29 AM #46
I'm WP user for a year now and while my concern about the windows ecosystem was increasing over that year, I have to say that lately my confidence was growing. I receive more and more relevant feature updates for the apps I use, I love my new WP8 device and everything feels like its getting better and better. Developer interest seems to increase slowly. Today I'd say, WP might not grow beyond 10% market share the next two years (that would be about 50% Apple I guess), but it is about to develop into a solid OS. One I might recommend to my friends.
05-13-2013, 02:25 PM #48
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05-15-2013, 05:41 PM #49
- 126 Posts
Its rate of progression is dependent on hopefuls like you and I. You have just made a point by posting this that there is a growing concern and people like us here at WP Central are focused and ready to influence others. I've converted a few family members already :)
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