1. isabella001's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8 market share in USA is nearly 4% and country's population is nearly 298 million.

    While in India windows phone 8 market share is nearly 6% and country's population is nearly 1103millions which shows that 6% of Indian market share= 22.19%market share of USA but still Microsoft is making more efforts in USA than in any other country.
    For e.g. I have never seen a Microsoft store here in India,no surface,no Xbox marketing. Just nothing.
    Last edited by isabella001; 04-08-2014 at 09:53 AM.
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    04-08-2014 09:27 AM
  2. Talk4Lig's Avatar
    Because they want to compete with ios users, in USA there's lot of them.
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    04-08-2014 09:32 AM
  3. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8 market share in USA is nearly 4% and country's population is nearly 298 million.

    While in India windows phone 8 market share is nearly 6% and country's population is nearly 1103millions which shows that 6% of Indian market share= 22.19%market share of USA but still Microsoft is making more efforts in USA than in any other country.
    For e.g. I have never seen a Microsoft store here in India,no surface,no Xbox marketing. Just nothing.
    I agree...no MS stores...no bing rewards..no surface ..nothing from MS.

    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    04-08-2014 10:50 AM
  4. radmanvr's Avatar
    Foundation. It's about foundation. You take care of home first. That's what I think at least.

    But lets just say Microsoft is motivated by numbers. 6% of India = 22% of USA but maybe there is more we are not looking at.

    How saturated is the market in India and can everyone afford a cell phone. Maybe using some formula Microsoft figured out that if they took care of India first they would not turn a profit.

    Also, there is about 30 different languages in India they are listed on the Indian money bill I have seen them.

    Which language would they use for Cortana? Hindi being one of the biggest one and then Urdu and Punjabi?

    Is anyone at Microsoft even an expert in any of these languages?

    Maybe the plan is to push Cortana in Redmonds native language English so that they can find more bugs and fix them while translating Cortana into 30 different Indian languages.
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    04-08-2014 10:57 AM
  5. prasath1234's Avatar
    Because nobody in India is spending lot money in buying Windows phone flagship phones which cost 50000 like lumia 1520.it is only us market that give them money.that's why they want to capture such market.

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    04-08-2014 10:59 AM
  6. Jas00555's Avatar
    Its because that 4% in America spends way more than that 6% of India.
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    04-08-2014 11:00 AM
  7. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    Its because that 4% in America spends way more than that 6% of India.
    FYI people in US buy a phone on subsidised rate for a period of two year...

    In India we do not have a contract system and we buy the phone upright...so please don't say we spend less than people in US..

    And most of the people and friends I know change their cell phones every 8 to 10 months !!

    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    04-08-2014 11:09 AM
  8. borasar's Avatar
    FYI people in US buy a phone on subsidised rate for a period of two year...

    In India we do not have a contract system and we buy the phone upright...so please don't say we spend less than people in US..

    And most of the people and friends I know change their cell phones every 8 to 10 months !!

    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    To the manufacturer and to MS it doesn't matter who's paying for the phone the end user or the carrier, they make their money
    04-08-2014 11:13 AM
  9. DBZo07's Avatar
    India is imposes too many barriers on entity to tax them and generate revenue. This makes Indian market very cumbersome which Microsoft don't wish to get. Still Nokia Microsoft deal is not approved in India and Tax department demands 437 crores INR to pay as tax when there is acquisition. Microsoft will come slowly but surely.
    04-08-2014 11:14 AM
  10. Jas00555's Avatar
    FYI people in US buy a phone on subsidised rate for a period of two year...

    In India we do not have a contract system and we buy the phone upright...so please don't say we spend less than people in US..

    And most of the people and friends I know change their cell phones every 8 to 10 months !!

    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    In America, we spend less money on a phone, but pay it off from the data plans. The carrier then uses that money to pay for the rest of the phone to the OEM. The average price for a smartphone in India is way less than it is in America. Are you seriously trying to debate that Indians spend more money than Americans??? Come on, dude...
    04-08-2014 12:36 PM
  11. DBZo07's Avatar
    ^^ true.

    @ashish With contract the cost the phone gets too high, which makes the phone costlier than off contract due to element of interest amount. Reliance Communication started on contract iPhones in India, calculate the overall cost to know difference.
    04-08-2014 01:32 PM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    Because they want to compete with ios users, in USA there's lot of them.
    Best possible answer :)
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    04-08-2014 06:06 PM

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