1. runamuck83's Avatar
    For years the naysayers have predicted the death of Windows Phone... Yet that little engine keeps chugging.

    Against seemingly insurmountable odds this platform keeps chugging.

    Windows 10 will be the vindication for this little engine!
    04-25-2015 08:16 AM
  2. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    Let's hope users who upgrade to Windows 10 like the interface and the universal operating system advantage on their PC and want that on their phone.
    Guytronic and aximtreo like this.
    04-25-2015 08:46 AM
  3. jack dempsey's Avatar
    On the contrary, It's hard to understand how Microsoft couldn't penetrate the smartphone market. They had a big presence in mobile with Windows CE, they had almost a monopoly on desktop operating systems, and they have so many complementary assets like services and software.They even payed to ship the phones with a huge brand like Nokia and they got top quality hardware for the OS.

    There is something fundamentally wrong with Windows Phone that causes the strong rejection of people. According to the ex Microsoft designer the UI could be the main problem.
    princeegli and noersetiawan like this.
    04-25-2015 02:51 PM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    On the contrary, It's hard to understand how Microsoft couldn't penetrate the smartphone market. They had a big presence in mobile with Windows CE, they had almost a monopoly on desktop operating systems, and they have so many complementary assets like services and software.They even payed to ship the phones with a huge brand like Nokia and they got top quality hardware for the OS.

    There is something fundamentally wrong with Windows Phone that causes the strong rejection of people. According to the ex Microsoft designer the UI could be the main problem.


    No. IIt'sthe lack apps
    theefman likes this.
    04-25-2015 03:14 PM
  5. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm still given pause considering Microsoft seems to really be hedging its bets by making all these apps great on competing platforms and have their apps stock on some android handsets. It just seems like nadellas heart isn't in it and he realizes that they may need to move on someday. That's just my opinion.

    That said I am totally buying a 640 when it's available. Seems like a awesome little device.
    04-25-2015 03:15 PM
  6. Chinocop's Avatar
    It's also too little, too late here in the U.S. Microsoft needs to look overseas for its growth.
    04-25-2015 04:23 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    [Somewhat off topic]
    Users on the other two large platforms can't even remain calm when facing off sometimes going volcanic.
    In my user situation I would say I'm more starved for applicable new devices more than apps or OS upgrading.

    If I were able to concentrate more I would simply enjoy developing apps designed for me versus profit.
    All this analysis and debate is wonderful it just doesn't mean much to myself as a low level older user.

    The UI is easy
    Services are good
    MS phones are cheap
    The OS at 8.1 for me is reliable
    I get freebies via Bing searches
    04-25-2015 04:53 PM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    On the contrary, It's hard to understand how Microsoft couldn't penetrate the smartphone market. They had a big presence in mobile with Windows CE
    Except back in the day, the smartphone market was much smaller. Take 2008 for example, total smartphone sales from all vendors was 139 million. Now Google is probably activating that many Android phones in a day. And most of those Windows Mobiles sales were to business owners and a few hardcore tech enthusiasts. Microsoft never really cracked the consumer market.
    Laura Knotek and a5cent like this.
    04-27-2015 06:55 PM
  9. noersetiawan's Avatar
    On the contrary, It's hard to understand how Microsoft couldn't penetrate the smartphone market. They had a big presence in mobile with Windows CE, they had almost a monopoly on desktop operating systems, and they have so many complementary assets like services and software.They even payed to ship the phones with a huge brand like Nokia and they got top quality hardware for the OS.

    There is something fundamentally wrong with Windows Phone that causes the strong rejection of people. According to the ex Microsoft designer the UI could be the main problem.
    Can't agree more with. And it's not just the lack of apps. Changing the UI might help, but there is more fundamental things that needs to be fixed in the OS.
    04-27-2015 07:26 PM
  10. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    [Somewhat off topic]
    Users on the other two large platforms can't even remain calm when facing off sometimes going volcanic.
    In my user situation I would say I'm more starved for applicable new devices more than apps or OS upgrading.

    If I were able to concentrate more I would simply enjoy developing apps designed for me versus profit.
    All this analysis and debate is wonderful it just doesn't mean much to myself as a low level older user.

    The UI is easy
    Services are good
    MS phones are cheap
    The OS at 8.1 for me is reliable
    I get freebies via Bing searches
    Well I suppose the easiest way would be to design the app for iOS and Android first so you can get the revenue and then when you have the time, go for Windows Phone... or Windows 10 by the time the app is done :P
    04-27-2015 07:36 PM

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