1. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that, well, Windows Phone actually came close to beating iOS at one point.
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    So, your take?
    (And, yes, this really is me, sheesh.)
    10-04-2014 09:11 PM
  2. SAM 77's Avatar
    18% is very good.

    Its just a shame that isn't the worldwide figure. Imagine the apps that would be made if Windows Phone had that much marketshare.
    10-04-2014 09:22 PM
  3. SammyD97's Avatar
    Interesting. I believe that since they were on a tech site, they are tech geeks and they know about windows phone. Ordinary consumers may not know windows phone even exists because of poor advertising. Marketing is the way to go but that seems to be falling on deaf ears.

    Edit: Wait what? 844 posts since 13 August 2014? Or is the year the other way around?
    10-04-2014 09:54 PM
  4. Pierre Blackwell's Avatar
    I think we're starting to see a slight shift in the culture of thinking that MSFT is,used to. We've spread seen WP overtake iOS in some European markets, and is close to 5% in the US. I think as Windows 10 comes more into fruition with Cortana and other mobile centric features people will see the benefits of WP as MSFT fully implements their mobile first vision.
    10-04-2014 10:11 PM
  5. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Interesting. I believe that since they were on a tech site, they are tech geeks and they know about windows phone. Ordinary consumers may not know windows phone even exists because of poor advertising. Marketing is the way to go but that seems to be falling on deaf ears.

    Edit: Wait what? 844 posts since 13 August 2014? Or is the year the other way around?
    This is a site for gaming. A lot of them don't really care what OS their phone runs on, as long as they like it: i.e. They're open-minded.

    And, it seems a lot of them tried WP and liked it.

    Also:
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    I swear, Muessig is going to be so mad at me for this.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    10-05-2014 01:54 AM
  6. luisnervo's Avatar
    I'm considering to move from my old iPhone4 to a Lumia 930 instead of a new iPhone. I advised my mom to buy a Lumia 925 and she loved it.
    I'm worried about what I have seen on Windows 10 presentation. Even if they have not shown a mobile device, i seems to me they are losing the focus on mobile experience.
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    10-05-2014 10:19 AM
  7. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    I'm considering to move from my old iPhone4 to a Lumia 930 instead of a new iPhone. I advised my mom to buy a Lumia 925 and she loved it.
    I'm worried about what I have seen on Windows 10 presentation. Even if they have not shown a mobile device, i seems to me they are losing the focus on mobile experience.
    Although I'm a little concerned what will happen. I think it will work out. Everything I read about Satya Nadella he says Mobile first Cloud first. I also love the idea of 1 Os running on everything. It just needs to know how to adapt to each scenario.
    10-05-2014 10:28 AM
  8. Didier3001's Avatar
    I'm considering to move from my old iPhone4 to a Lumia 930 instead of a new iPhone. I advised my mom to buy a Lumia 925 and she loved it.
    I'm worried about what I have seen on Windows 10 presentation. Even if they have not shown a mobile device, i seems to me they are losing the focus on mobile experience.
    Windows 10 is in very early stage. The most two important features have not yet been implemented:
    1. Continuum mode to switch from tablet to regular pc: http://tabtec.com/windows/windows-10...devices-video/
    2. One store for all devices

    Before you move to windows phone I would advise you to verify that the most important apps that you use are available. Sometimes you will need to use a different one that does the exact same things or even better.

    For example I was always trying to find multiple apps for bus, train, metro timetable for different country / city when I was travelling and most of the time the app did not exist on WP and I was not happy about it. Then one day I found Nokia here transit and it changed everything. One single app to get real time information on public transport for all countries / cities I visited so far and it's brilliant. That's why sometimes you just need to think differently.

    All Nokia apps are brilliant and most Microsoft apps are very good too. After few android devices and one iPhone I really enjoy my Windows Phone. Mainly for the camera but also because it's very stable and I love live tiles and Cortana
    10-05-2014 04:04 PM
  9. luisnervo's Avatar
    I really liked Windows Phone, altough I never had one. I have researched and I don't think I'll be missing any app. Cortana is a problem, since it does not work in Brazil, where I live. Siri does, not in portuguese, but it works with no need to change the region in my configs.
    But, what I'm really worried about, is that they come with a new Windows unified OS, that works with desktops and notebooks and mobile devices, but is not good for any of them. That's what usually happens when you don't focus. I think 2 versions of Windows, like we have today, with good integration, would be better.
    10-05-2014 04:25 PM
  10. Rodrigo Pereira Teixeira's Avatar
    Man, as a brazilian here, don't worry to much. You can set your location to USA and it won't do a thing to your phone. Only issue you will find is getting temp in Farenheit and distance in miles. Since I live and use Cortana in Canada, I get the metric system. If you have enough english to get along with that dumb assistance called Siri, you will be just fine with Cortana, specially because she has a "speach recognition" system designed for people with heavy accent.
    10-06-2014 09:16 AM
  11. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Interesting. I believe that since they were on a tech site, they are tech geeks and they know about windows phone. Ordinary consumers may not know windows phone even exists because of poor advertising. Marketing is the way to go but that seems to be falling on deaf ears.
    This. And I'll take it one step further. How many folks go in to a store open minded about upgrading their phone or getting one for their aging parent, or kid, or whatever. They ask the sales ****** about what they suggest and the rest is history. Even if they ask about a Windows Phone the reply is something like "Nobody buys them" or "don't get one they're not that good" or "There are too many problems with Windows Phone" or "there aren't any apps" or "it's complicated to use." All of which are bull**** answers, and until Microsoft and the Windows Phone community find a way to break their barrier, WP market share in the U.S. will remain at 3-5%
    10-06-2014 09:50 AM
  12. phasar's Avatar
    Why would a store rep recommend WP to a customer, when no one knows where WP is going. No one knows if they are going to continue to manufacture only bargain spec phones or when they'll have another device with updated specs. Its a lot simpler and smarter to recommend an Android or IPhone, at least they'll know what they're getting. Only 39 percent of WP are running Cyan, and yet they are talking about a new OS, good luck with that!
    10-06-2014 01:20 PM
  13. theefman's Avatar
    Why would a store rep recommend WP to a customer, when no one knows where WP is going. No one knows if they are going to continue to manufacture only bargain spec phones or when they'll have another device with updated specs. Its a lot simpler and smarter to recommend an Android or IPhone, at least they'll know what they're getting. Only 39 percent of WP are running Cyan, and yet they are talking about a new OS, good luck with that!
    Actually Microsoft never explicitly talked about Windows 10 for phones, only to answer a direct question whether that would be the next version of the phone OS.

    Unfortunately, as has been posted several times here, people just cant seem to grasp that the W10 tech preview is an early look at the OS and its not finished, and Microsoft has not "lost focus" on their mobile platform. Wouldnt be surprised if some people are actually expecting the desktop to be included in W10 for phones, complete with taskbar and control panel......
    10-06-2014 01:29 PM
  14. MDK22's Avatar
    Why would a store rep recommend WP to a customer, when no one knows where WP is going. No one knows if they are going to continue to manufacture only bargain spec phones or when they'll have another device with updated specs. Its a lot simpler and smarter to recommend an Android or IPhone, at least they'll know what they're getting. Only 39 percent of WP are running Cyan, and yet they are talking about a new OS, good luck with that!
    For the most part, sales staff talk down Windows Phone, because they'd have to show how little they know about their job (& all devices), otherwise. (I did NOT say all sales staff !)

    Let's see ' ... Oh, Windows Phone, uh ah I don't know ... '
    and most consumers will take the salespersons word, because they don't know any better - even though most people distrust sales staff !

    Makes NO freakin' sense to me.
    10-06-2014 03:03 PM
  15. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that, well, Windows Phone actually came close to beating iOS at one point.
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    So, your take?
    (And, yes, this really is me, sheesh.)
    Of course it's you, who else has that creepy smiling avatar? :P
    10-06-2014 07:53 PM

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