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  1. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Will 2015 Be the year for Windows Phone?
    What do you guys think?
    01-24-2015 01:10 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I don't think anyone will be able to tell at this point, since Windows 10 has not been released yet, and there won't be any new devices for awhile.

    It would be nice if market share were to improve, though.
    01-24-2015 01:13 AM
  3. Pranshul Sood's Avatar
    I don't think anyone will be able to tell at this point, since Windows 10 has not been released yet, and there won't be any new devices for awhile.

    It would be nice if market share were to improve, though.
    Agreed
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-24-2015 01:13 AM
  4. RavenSword's Avatar
    Honestly, I'm unsure. It's going to take some time to see if making thing universal has a large enough impact on app selection. I do know that I'm excited to see what happens. This seriously has been the most excited about Microsoft stuff in a long time and I'd like to be able to be apart of that. So while I do use a iPhone right now, that could easily change in 2 years when I get my next phone. And I know Windows phone, depending on what state its in then, would definitely be considered. In the meantime, I do have a PC and I'm excited for windows 10. So much that im thinking if my future laptop purchase being windows instead of a MacBook.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-24-2015 01:16 AM
  5. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Well with the release of those 2 new low end phones and the Third World market growing like 30% year on year this might be the time for windows to take off. I myself am happy with the amount of apps. but the ones we have could be better FB and Whatsapp come to mind. But many people are not happy, chicken and eggs come to mind. But if MS can build enough hype with windows 10 we might get more people on board.
    01-24-2015 07:22 AM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    Will 2015 Be the year for Windows Phone?
    Probably not 2015, since we probably won't see the official W10 on phones until closer to the end of the year. 2016 or 2017 might be "the year for Windows Phone."
    Laura Knotek and Joe Dubya like this.
    01-24-2015 08:20 AM
  7. colinkiama's Avatar
    Probably not 2015, since we probably won't see the official W10 on phones until closer to the end of the year. 2016 or 2017 might be "the year for Windows Phone."
    they said something about a flagship in MWC in February.
    01-24-2015 08:40 AM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    they said something about a flagship in MWC in February.
    With W10? Even so, even if WP does eventually take off, it'll take some time.
    01-24-2015 09:15 AM
  9. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Then I can always say I was an early adopter and not a sheep.
    oviedofreak82 likes this.
    01-24-2015 09:42 AM
  10. EBUK's Avatar
    No, 2015 won't be the year of the Windows Phone. Market share may gradually increase, but I seriously doubt the Windows Phone will ever leave third place.
    colinkiama and Dk92 like this.
    01-24-2015 10:03 AM
  11. chris722's Avatar
    No, 2015 won't be the year of the Windows Phone. Market share may gradually increase, but I seriously doubt the Windows Phone will ever leave third place.
    Agreed. Android would really have to screw up in order for Windows Phone to claim second. And Android continues to improve on budget hardware. We'll see what Android does in 2015. I expect for 2 GB to be the norm, 1 GB for budget phones and a 4 GB Android flagship. Windows Phone needs a 3 GB flagship to persuade Android power users. Hopefully that happens this year.
    01-24-2015 10:59 AM
  12. realwarder's Avatar
    Agreed. Android would really have to screw up in order for Windows Phone to claim second. And Android continues to improve on budget hardware. We'll see what Android does in 2015. I expect for 2 GB to be the norm, 1 GB for budget phones and a 4 GB Android flagship. Windows Phone needs a 3 GB flagship to persuade Android power users. Hopefully that happens this year.
    Windows won't move into second place because of flagships. It will because millions of people buy cheap phones and Apple doesn't sell those.

    It does however need flagships to be a viable platform in the west which is where a lot of mainstream apps appear.
    a5cent likes this.
    01-24-2015 11:03 AM
  13. Matthew Blair's Avatar
    If it will be any year whatsoever, its going to have to be this year.
    01-24-2015 11:04 AM
  14. etphoto's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised to see WP grow but I also wouldn't be surprised to see it stay around the same. I think WP10 along side Windows 10 can certainly cause an increase. I can also see some major businesses moving to WP because of 10 coming along. However, that might be more in 2016/2017 before we see that. It'll be interesting either way.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-24-2015 11:07 AM
  15. JamesDax's Avatar
    Yes.
    01-24-2015 11:09 AM
  16. Matthew Blair's Avatar
    I think it will remain a world player, but just not here stateside. The gap is just way too big.
    Dk92 likes this.
    01-24-2015 11:13 AM
  17. chris722's Avatar
    I may be the exception but I think that Windows Phone can remain at this market share indefinitely without any issues. Better to be in the game and make money than not be in the game at all. Plus I like what Microsoft has done. It would not surprise me if Windows Phone stays right where it is at for another 5, 10, maybe even 15 years. I think that Microsoft has found its niche with the budget devices. They're not the best but they're better than Android.
    01-24-2015 12:05 PM
  18. RavenSword's Avatar
    I may be the exception but I think that Windows Phone can remain at this market share indefinitely without any issues. Better to be in the game and make money than not be in the game at all. Plus I like what Microsoft has done. It would not surprise me if Windows Phone stays right where it is at for another 5, 10, maybe even 15 years. I think that Microsoft has found its niche with the budget devices. They're not the best but they're better than Android.
    As a business, though, if I was a shareholder I would be constantly questioning the company I'm investing in basicaly throwing money in a hole for 15 years with no meaningful return or impact.

    Of course, I'm not saying they should only listen to shareholders. But they do have sway.
    01-24-2015 03:20 PM
  19. realwarder's Avatar
    As a business, though, if I was a shareholder I would be constantly questioning the company I'm investing in basicaly throwing money in a hole for 15 years with no meaningful return or impact.

    Of course, I'm not saying they should only listen to shareholders. But they do have sway.
    At one point Windows Mobile had a large smartphone share. Then Apple came along and they kind of stood still. They're on a roll now. These things don't change overnight and Microsoft are good at the long game. Look at PS2 and Xbox
    01-24-2015 03:28 PM
  20. RavenSword's Avatar
    Honestly, it's hard for anyone to even pick up a windows phone that's compelling because of the lack of flagship devices with modern specs. On att there's only the 635 (low end phone that's probaly not a good experience) , the 830 (mid range performance) , the 1020 (not even supported anymore) and the 1520 (a huge phone whose chipset is already almost three generations behind.) and the HTC ONE M8 (a phone that's already almost a year old spec wise with a lacking camera.)

    So MS is going to have to make good on their 2015 flagship promise.
    01-24-2015 04:18 PM
  21. Ruined's Avatar
    I think if people like windows 10 and hololens WP will slowly gain traction over the next few years... But not this year.
    01-24-2015 04:35 PM
  22. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Honestly, it's hard for anyone to even pick up a windows phone that's compelling because of the lack of flagship devices with modern specs. On att there's only the 635 (low end phone that's probaly not a good experience) , the 830 (mid range performance) , the 1020 (not even supported anymore) and the 1520 (a huge phone whose chipset is already almost three generations behind.) and the HTC ONE M8 (a phone that's already almost a year old spec wise with a lacking camera.)

    So MS is going to have to make good on their 2015 flagship promise.
    Well I think that is a good thing the OS runs good on lower spec devises. A low end windows phone will run circles around a low end android.
    01-25-2015 12:18 AM
  23. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Honestly, it's hard for anyone to even pick up a windows phone that's compelling because of the lack of flagship devices with modern specs. On att there's only the 635 (low end phone that's probaly not a good experience) , the 830 (mid range performance) , the 1020 (not even supported anymore) and the 1520 (a huge phone whose chipset is already almost three generations behind.) and the HTC ONE M8 (a phone that's already almost a year old spec wise with a lacking camera.)

    So MS is going to have to make good on their 2015 flagship promise.
    Well hopefully before summer we will have the HTC m9. That's the only bright spot right now.

    Cry me a river if you want but then build me bridge to get over it... Posted from my HTC M8
    01-25-2015 03:12 AM
  24. colinkiama's Avatar
    At one point Windows Mobile had a large smartphone share. Then Apple came along and they kind of stood still. They're on a roll now. These things don't change overnight and Microsoft are good at the long game. Look at PS2 and Xbox
    Ps3 won in the end.
    01-25-2015 04:27 AM
  25. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Yes.
    How So, in your opinion?
    01-25-2015 05:54 AM
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