01-29-2015 11:13 PM
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  1. Janus Jensen1's Avatar
    hello folks.. i just got a nokia 930.. and i really love it... solid hardware and windows phone OS os very very nice .. even better than android..
    so here is the problem.. yes ... apps.. its still nothing like android .. but i can live with that if things get better..
    but all i hear from the media is that windows phone is (almost) dead. and apps are not updated and so on.. so iam really not sure if i should keep my nokia 930 . i really like it but no point in keeping it if the platform is almost dead?

    soo is windows phone doomed? will microsoft kill it off? will things keep gettin better and better? ( windows 10 )

    thanks in advance
    01-28-2015 04:23 PM
  2. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    hello folks.. i just got a nokia 930.. and i really love it... solid hardware and windows phone OS os very very nice .. even better than android..
    so here is the problem.. yes ... apps.. its still nothing like android .. but i can live with that if things get better..
    but all i hear from the media is that windows phone is (almost) dead. and apps are not updated and so on.. so iam really not sure if i should keep my nokia 930 . i really like it but no point in keeping it if the platform is almost dead?

    soo is windows phone doomed? will microsoft kill it off? will things keep gettin better and better? ( windows 10 )

    thanks in advance
    Remember, this is still a new OS. Anyway, no its not dead.
    01-28-2015 04:31 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    the platform won't be dead until the last device dies and the last bit of infrastructure is shut down.

    the media often has a sort of anti us slant anyway.

    don't worry about Windows dying. I'm sure someone out there can make the case that Android is doomed.
    (worry about webOS dying)

    what kind of question is that? 10 had been announced, we're looking at a massive shift.
    don't worry about it. it's not going anywhere.

    it's not a smash hit, but I'm sure Nadella is more competent than he-who-shall-not-be-named.
    a5cent, Laura Knotek and jmshub like this.
    01-28-2015 04:35 PM
  4. Janus Jensen1's Avatar
    just hope you understand my concers.. its a pricy phone and i dont want to buy a dead platform :)
    01-28-2015 04:46 PM
  5. JamesDax's Avatar
    smmfh!
    Marquis de Faux likes this.
    01-28-2015 04:50 PM
  6. colinkiama's Avatar
    No, windows phone is alive and kicking and you are guaranteed an upgrade to windows 10 so technically you are right. WP will die because W10 is its successor.
    01-28-2015 04:52 PM
  7. Geddeeee's Avatar
    Lesson 1.... Never believe the media. Their job is to create stories... They have to put some sort of spin on what they write so people read it. If you based any decision on the crap they write, you wouldn't do or buy anything... In the end if you aren't confident with your choice of phone, buy something else..
    Laura Knotek, a5cent, ML10 and 2 others like this.
    01-28-2015 04:53 PM
  8. ML10's Avatar
    just hope you understand my concers.. its a pricy phone and i dont want to buy a dead platform :)
    Its not dead if it's in the store.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-28-2015 04:59 PM
  9. eric12341's Avatar
    Not dead but it will be reborn soon with windows 10.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-28-2015 05:48 PM
  10. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    No, not even close. Windows Phone is alive and blooming!
    01-28-2015 05:56 PM
  11. MysticForce's Avatar
    I hate questions like this.
    Windows Phone is not dead, It is changing name to Windows 10. Actually it looks pretty much the same as Windows Phone 8.1.
    It's just marketing trick. So I would say Windows Phone is adult more and more.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-29-2015 03:05 AM
  12. Dominosdad's Avatar
    If your phone works, if your phone does what you need it to do, it is not dead. Even if there was no Win10 coming. Even if it never changed again. it's a smartphone. It doesn't cease working. The camera will still take pictures. etc.
    If you just want to have the latest shiny fashion object, well it's still not dead. But currently it doesn't have the fashion status of an iThingy. It may never have.
    01-29-2015 01:59 PM
  13. Paul1266's Avatar
    Why is anyone even bothering with this question? Sell your 930 and go buy an iphone and be happy. That's solid advice right there. Me, I like to be different and am not worried about having 2 million useless apps...
    tooly26 and frankadimcosta like this.
    01-29-2015 02:20 PM
  14. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    This thread is...
    someone2639 and Danjp like this.
    01-29-2015 02:26 PM
  15. someone2639's Avatar
    This thread is...
    Not anymore!
    01-29-2015 02:34 PM
  16. spaulagain's Avatar
    I hate questions like this.
    Windows Phone is not dead, It is changing name to Windows 10. Actually it looks pretty much the same as Windows Phone 8.1.
    It's just marketing trick. So I would say Windows Phone is adult more and more.
    It's not really just a marketing trick. Windows 10 for phones is the same as it is for desktops. The difference comes from various being installed or not installed.

    Currently Windows 8 and Windows Phone are not the same OS. That is changing.

    So calling Windows 10 on phones just Windows 10 is indeed accurate and more than a marketing trick.

    To the OP, Windows Phone is dead in that is being replaced by Windows 10. That being said, your 930 will upgrade to Windows 10. So the platform as a whole will continue for you, and probably get a lot better actually.

    Anyone leaving WP right now is leaving prematurely. I can't imagine dumping windows phone just months before Windows 10 is released.
    01-29-2015 02:49 PM
  17. Luisraul924's Avatar
    hello folks.. i just got a nokia 930.. and i really love it... solid hardware and windows phone OS os very very nice .. even better than android..
    so here is the problem.. yes ... apps.. its still nothing like android .. but i can live with that if things get better..
    but all i hear from the media is that windows phone is (almost) dead. and apps are not updated and so on.. so iam really not sure if i should keep my nokia 930 . i really like it but no point in keeping it if the platform is almost dead?

    soo is windows phone doomed? will microsoft kill it off? will things keep gettin better and better? ( windows 10 )

    thanks in advance
    If you want a phone that absolutely works and has all the latest and greatest apps get an iPhone they're great I love them. Some people say that Windows 10 is gonna be Windows Phones' messiah, I personally don't think so but I'm not denying that the one OS thing is pretty cool. As it stands Windows Phone is on life support and flailing badly. Even if Windows 10 were the savior, the app situation (which is arguably WP's biggest demise) isn't going to improve overnight. So give it 6-8 months for W10 to release, then another 6-8 months for launch bugs to be ironed out as well as devs to launch their universal apps (assuming they do of course) all in all about a year and a half to see if Windows Phone will be alive and well or just written off as a really expensive loss. I've done my fair share of waiting on this OS, it seems that's all we're doing is waiting and no it's not because it's a "new" OS it's going on five years already that's definitely not new. So let me tl;dr it for you, need a phone that's awesome and works right now? iPhone it is. If you don't mind owning a glorified feature phone while you wait (there's that W word again!) then keep your Windows Phone. ;)
    MikeX74 likes this.
    01-29-2015 03:06 PM
  18. Z8JLsgokUI's Avatar
    Alive and kicking strong!
    01-29-2015 03:14 PM
  19. theolympusguy's Avatar
    my entire household has windows phones, we are all windows insiders and LOVE it!

    its not dead, 11 million sales over the holidays and amazing Markets in India and South America. It takes time but we are getting there...LOVE MY Lumia 1520!
    01-29-2015 03:19 PM
  20. realwarder's Avatar
    Sales of almost 40 million devices last year and likely 50 or 60 million this year is hardly dead. It's growing which will bring more the apps. Saying that, despite some losses with US companies, games and other apps are on the gain from a year ago, so we're already seeing more and more apps.
    01-29-2015 04:00 PM
  21. oussama ait's Avatar
    Dead or not who cares all i know is windows phone is the third platform at this time
    01-29-2015 04:08 PM
  22. Luisraul924's Avatar
    my entire household has windows phones, we are all windows insiders and LOVE it!

    its not dead, 11 million sales over the holidays and amazing Markets in India and South America. It takes time but we are getting there...LOVE MY Lumia 1520!
    Lol at 11 million, Apple sold as many iPhone 6/6+ on their opening weekend. There's a difference in context here. By itself it could be an impressive number, but next to its competitors, and that part is important, that number is laughable.
    01-29-2015 04:32 PM
  23. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Dead or not who cares all i know is windows phone is the third platform at this time
    Very distant third
    01-29-2015 04:33 PM
  24. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    This thread is...
    Dude, my kids love your avatar!
    batkingnz likes this.
    01-29-2015 04:40 PM
  25. Paul1266's Avatar
    It doesn't matter where it is, first , second or ninth. Honestly, who cares? I have tried all platforms and yet I keep coming back to windows. The platform works for me and I get everything I need from it. Added to this I actually quite like that when I go to a meeting I don't slap an iphone down like all the other sheep. Is the iphone good? Certainly. Is it exclusive? Hardly. Every one and there dog in my neck of the woods is sporting one of some vintage it seems. I like being a little different. Silly I know.
    WDavis4692 likes this.
    01-29-2015 04:48 PM
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