- 05-07-2012, 11:41 AM #1
- 05-07-2012, 12:02 PM #2
They used to have them all together. Annoying, since winmo still had s larger share, but was declining faster than wp7 could fill, so it seemed like "windows" was losing marketplace... And since people typically refused to believe people still use winmo, the same hacks behind the "news" simply assumed wp7 was at fault.
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- 05-07-2012, 12:09 PM #3
- 05-07-2012, 12:45 PM #4
- 05-07-2012, 01:34 PM #5
- 05-07-2012, 02:15 PM #6
The only reason people used marketplace apps to tether was to hide from their carriers, but the carriers caught up to them, real quick :P
WinMo supported all of that out of the box, though. It also supported MTP so you didn't need yet another duplicate app on your computer to sync media. ICS also supports MTP.
- 05-07-2012, 03:50 PM #8
- 05-07-2012, 10:51 PM #9
Well, it makes since. I believe that many of the people who switched out of WM simply went Droid or iOS. I was almost one of those. Had I not been given a new Arrive from Sprint to replace my TP2, I would have just gone Droid and renewed my contract.
The way MS started from scratch with WP7 put a lot of people out. People like me who had been using WM and earlier versions and had amassed many years worth of programs and software that they used and relied upon since before Smartphones were told that it didn't matter anymore. I've spent the last year or so now still working on getting back up to speed on my WP and finally able to almost do away with my Dell Axim x51v that I've been using for years. I still don't have all the "apps" that replace the programs I need and use but I've worked around most of them and switched to other avenues to access them online instead of the installed software.
It was a bad marketing plan for MS and even poorer marketing, or lack thereof, that has put them into this position. They will have to seriously improve their image and presence out there before they can even begin to hope to get back to the market share they once had. Both Apple and Google have well used this to their advantage.
- 05-09-2012, 03:32 AM #12
Are these figures based on recent sales or just what a group of people they surveyed had? It makes sense that Windows Phone would still be behind Windows Mobile in terms of existing devices.
- 05-09-2012, 10:12 AM #13
- 05-09-2012, 10:28 AM #14
Came from Windows Mobile;5, 6, 6.1 & 6.5, to WP on launch day in 2010. Left about $600 worth of WM apps behind. Hey, things happen. Its called progress. Fortunately the replacement apps didn't cost nearly as much.
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- 05-09-2012, 10:45 AM #15
The problem for WP is these numbers: Survey: New U.S. Smartphone Growth by Age and Income | Nielsen Wire
The younger age brackets are already mostly smartphone owners, so that boat has sailed.
- 05-09-2012, 11:09 AM #16