- 02-03-2013, 10:57 AM #76
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02-03-2013, 11:07 AM #77
- 249 Posts
Too much money directed towards really bad ads and commercials. They need to look back at how they forced the Xbox into success. Money hats! $$$$. They took awhile but eventually they gave Square, Enix, Namco, all the big name Japanese developers enough money to hop on board. Sure they took awhile since all the Japanese developers were backing their own companies in Nintendo and Sony but the dollar prevails like it always does.
Giving Google money to keep the email alive until they find a fix was a good start. Now they just need to stop paying celebrities to do stupid my Windows Phone ads and start putting that money into hats for the top app developers. Worked for them once and this would be even easier because most of these developers are American and are not bias towards them like Square and Namco was.
02-03-2013, 11:13 AM #78
- 142 Posts
Not trolling, I really wanted to like and support WP, especially since they were teaming with Nokia. However, it seems that every thing that they could do wrong they did wrong, the two should share the blame equally. I just don't see how you can make mistake after mistake and be able to survive when you're starting with almost no market share.
02-03-2013, 11:43 AM #81
- 30 Posts
I emailed Stephen Elop regarding Instagram on Saturday. Below is his reply. Which really isn't much but I hope they're working on it.
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2013 11:23
To: Elop Stephen (Nokia/Espoo)
[Removed the first part of the message, basically I was telling him how great the Lumia series are.]
there are a few concerns regarding popular applications such as Instagram. There was some word that Nokia's working with them to get an app done for Windows Phone but so far there are no updates.
Would you be able to provide a little update if you have any? If not, Just to keep WP community hopes up.
Sorry, I can’t provide an update on any future plans, but we definitely understand the demand for instagram on the WP platform.
02-04-2013, 05:55 AM #84
- 61 Posts
All haters here on these forum are not trolls but there are many who spk out of frustration...
Windows phone platform is going nowhere 3 months after the launch...
I have been a hardcore supporter of the platform...owned Lumia 800 initially and now 920...was even successful in converting few of my friends to the platform...
But after 1 yr when WP has got no real impetus and momentum my friends switched over to iOS or Android...because in todays time 1 yr is a pretty long time and if a platform goes without any serious growth for this period it has failed miserably...
I will wait till this fall if WP fails to move then even I would like to switch...
Being optimistic is one thing but to continue support when MS is doing nothing is being foolish...
- 02-04-2013, 06:58 AM #85
- 02-04-2013, 09:38 AM #87
Every time I turn around I'm having to get on a PC or pull out my iPad! There are no apps across the board that people use that function like they should. Or we just don't have an app for that yet. Fb, Skype, any kind of app for tracking each other, just not viable. I feel like Microsoft just need a little chump change and that was it. Don't get me wrong, I love my HTC 8x, just not the lack of certain things that should have been here. I shouldn't have to rely on my iPad or a PC to get certain things done that android and IOS have been doing for over 2yrs now.
- 02-04-2013, 09:46 AM #89
Did you not know the app scenario before purchase? Just curious.Patient Windows Phone User since October 2010 till cores and apps do us apart.
Read the rules before you post. If you post, we will assume you've read this already.
- 02-04-2013, 12:11 PM #96
I still have hope and like other giving them until fall. If things are the same then I will be looking to the Galaxy S4 or a new Blackberry if they get it right. Especially if things like Office start showing up on other platforms.
- 02-04-2013, 12:32 PM #98
02-04-2013, 10:57 PM #99
- 61 Posts
The problem is the pace at which things evolve at Redmond..
Even I have been using hotmail since years...how badly you needed something like outlook to happen and it happened only after years of waiting..
Even xbox took years to get where it is now...
These were lessons for MS but seems MS never learnt..
With the amount of money and support staff...MS can and should pull off a better show
02-04-2013, 11:08 PM #100
- 654 Posts
^^^That is really what is most concerning. The snail's pace they seem to be going at to get s@it done is ridiculous. And for me its not even the procurement of these apps. Its just in addressing the issues in general still plaguing WP. Say something, even if a solution is months down the road or nor in the works at all.
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