05-15-2013, 08:24 PM #2
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- 05-15-2013, 08:25 PM #3
Nope. That is why I am selling my 920 right now.....
In all seriousness, of course there is room. There might even be a better argument if you asked it like this: Could another mobile OS become one of the big 2? In the US, it seems like 2 main OS's hits the spot. Just like iOS or Android, why couldn't another OS come from nothing to knock one of those off? With MS backing, WP is as good of a candidate as there is.
- 05-15-2013, 10:22 PM #4
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- 05-15-2013, 10:29 PM #6
Look on the bright side. You could've just been screwed with no warning by a superior stealth release of your phone after you already bought the inferior model like Samsung just pulled on people today...
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05-15-2013, 10:30 PM #7
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There's a shot but WP must provide better marketing to gain interest and then make sure that we offer the same (or more) features and apps. With the 2 year contract scenario, it doesn't take long to move market share because most people upgrade as soon as they can. If we can't see double digit market share by the end of 2013, I fear MS may stop putting money behind WP
- 05-15-2013, 10:35 PM #8
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- 05-15-2013, 10:45 PM #11
Most consumers want devices that are "fun", not just for business. One of the reasons I left BlackBerry and switched to Windows Phone is because Windows Phone has Netflix, but BlackBerry does not. I use Netflix regularly, but I rarely use mobile MS Office. In my case, Windows Phone offered more "fun" apps than BlackBerry, and I chose Windows Phone since I am not a business user.
05-15-2013, 11:25 PM #12
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That was 30% of a small market so it can't really be compared. I think the gold rush in phones is now over so Microsoft has an even harder task of increasing the market share. They really need to promote (and improve) of why Windows Phone is a better experience than iOS/Android to get people to switch.
05-15-2013, 11:45 PM #13
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It does have a future. Rather Windows Phone is doing damn well especially with Nokia's push.
The Microsoft of 1990's was over confident or rather reluctant to change. They were the first to conceptualize the tablet and smartphone but its execution was way off the mark. Apple did a good job with iPad and iPhone. Google didn't spend much energy , but was quick to respond to the market change. Meanwhile Microsoft was still reluctant to embrace the age of internet and mobility. Naturally as the market matured , people moved over to iOS and android.
It was much late to the market , that MS launched its WP and windows 8 tablet. Because it was so late , it enjoys less popularity and slower growth. But the good thing is that MS is changing. It has realized the strength and weakness and trying to work on them. but fortunes doesn't change over night. the growth of WP / Win tablet will take a lot of time and it makes sense to STAY in the market. Its like if you exit from the market now , you wont be existent et all.
Having said this , I would like to see MS a little bit more energetic towards WP. They are cash heavy company so they are not going to run out of cash reserves any time soon , besides they are profitable enough to invest in research , marketing etc.
The biggest drawback of MS marketing is LUMIA as a brand is more famous than Windows Phone. Every one says hey I have a Lumia , but most "android" people say I have an android phone.
Why is the MS marketing so ..... !!
- 05-16-2013, 12:03 AM #14
WP has a chance if it can attract devs and first rate apps, it has a better chance than BlackBerry which even with their new OS and hardware they don't have the ecosystem. Its all about ecosystem that's why ios and android are top dogs. Without it you can't survive.
Its no longer about hardware, it frustrates me that people still think it is. Microsoft needs to really go out and market it just to take on no. 3 away from BlackBerry.
In terms of music, MS has something going for them with Xbox music, movies on the other hand is another story. But its all about ecosystem.
Google really is creating the future with all the stuff they're dreaming of and improvements in their current offerings ie maps, google glass and etc. Both ios and android benefits from that.
MS on the other hand does not have that kind of focus as they're bread and butter is still the desktop, they dump billions in mobile but very little to show for it.
We shall see what happens with windows phone as an alternative but I for one really enjoy the WP8.
- 05-16-2013, 12:04 AM #15
Yesterday one of my friend who owns Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and bought it in 0% EMI scheme (GOSH... a PHONE in EMI????) was calling Micromax Canvas owners illiterate. However, I see it other way round and I was smiling at his ignorance and also I could smell his jealousy. He was again and again iterating that he owns Samsung Galaxy which is far superior to Micromax Android phone. In my opinion, with same H/W configuration and same OS, he is actually a fool who spent almost thrice the amount to get same user experience. :)
As a Lumia 920 owner, I am always content with whatever I have got with me because I know that even after the launch of 925 and 928, my 920 still retains the same value. There is a clear cut difference in features offered by lower end Lumias and higher end Lumias. I am not jealous of other Windows Phone owners even if they own HTC , for that mater. I proudly say that I own a Lumia 920 which is a Windows Phone 8 device!
- 05-16-2013, 05:02 AM #18
Windows Phone does have a chance to break out. Nokia provided the key to the door. Now, all Microsoft needs to do with that key is unlock each and every lock.
Personally, I think Microsoft is spending way too much effort on third-party apps. That said, a lot of devs hate Microsoft anyway so...
Anyway, I bought WP because I knew what kind of experience I'd have with each and every device. That's the very reason I stay away from OSes like Android, where OEMs can throw top-tier specs at a cheap phone and call it a day. (Example? Micromax. Karbonn. Other generic Android OEMs)
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