- 09-25-2012, 09:48 PM #1
Most people I know haven't used WP because either they haven't heard of it or they are too in love with iOS/Android. And frankly, if you don't take the time to at least play with it for a bit, I can see why you would assume that your current smart phone os is just as good or better.
What I am starting to see with the 920 is that people are being given a reason to try WP out. I think it could really be a "hero" phone. While most people don't care about specific specs, they do care about stuff like looks and quality of images taken with the camera (basically everyone takes pictures). 920 doesn't do things like this as well, but it does them better than everyone else. WP has been in much need of having a device it can truly say is better than all the rest.
Do you think the success of the 920 will tell the tale of whether WP will ultimately succeed or not? I have a hard time believing WP will ever make it big if having arguably the best phone soon to be on the market can't bring people in.
- 09-25-2012, 10:54 PM #7
I don't think the success of the 920 will be the deciding factor if WP succeeds. I think W8 has a lot more to do with it. If it's a success and people start buying Surface and other W8 devices the phone sales will follow down the road.
Now if the 920 is a huge success that will be a great first step. If WP has a 10% market share at this time next year that would amazing.
09-25-2012, 11:08 PM #8
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It really is a bold play by MS.
I would not be surprised to see WP's marketshare double with WP8's launch. I've noticed there's much more awareness now than there was with WP7 or 7.5. I think that was intentional as well because MS has an idea that they wouldn't be able to move everyone to WP8, so massive success could actually be more of a negative. It was more of a stopgap to keep MS in the phone game. As a Mango user, I'm okay with that.
I know a lot more people now who are aware of WP8 coming and are especially aware of Nokia's Lumia 920.
With the Nokia apps, the Pureview camera with OIS, the awesomescreen, and the colorful look I think Nokia may have created the latest "IT" phone. It will attract attention and if it is as good as it appears to be, it will win a lot of fans as will whatever its successor ends up being.
I expect Nokia to hit with a quad core next year and an update to the 920 as well. But I think they've really managed to get the positive press with this device and cause some excitement.
- 09-25-2012, 11:09 PM #9
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- 09-25-2012, 11:24 PM #10
So taking that I expect a lot of Windows 8 apps. From there a lot of the interface and icons and art can be scaled down, and the code will share a lot of similarity. There would need to be some tweaks but probably not very many so if you already have a W8 app why not just port it to WP8 and see if you can't make a little bit more money even if that market share is tiny so long as the investment in doing so is minimal its a added perk and the whole Xbox thing for games is only going to help I am sure.