So I read on the homepage WP took 3rd place for 3rd quarter sales
1) Multitasking, finally done right. WP8 tries but the solution is half baked.
2) Notifications are best in class. I haven't seen a UI yet that is better than blackberry in this department. If you don't believe me check out the leaked concepts on french toast and cinnamon toast. Blackberry 10 Cinnamon Toast and French Toast UI slides leaked | Ubergizmo
3) Windows has an integration problem. Everything has the Metro coat of paint, but that doesn't mean everything plays nice together. Wouldn't it be nice to start videos on an Xbox, pickup on a laptop/tablet, and finish on your phone? What about pickup a game a continue playing? Why do all the windows devices seem to have problems with each other?
4) Microsoft refuses to let go of IE even though it is generally slower than webkit based browsers.
5) Microsoft refuses to leverage its strongest brand, Xbox. WP8 should have the best mobile gaming platform period. Why hasn't it happened?
6) Microsoft wants to be too much like Apple in the mobile arena. Open the wall garden up.
7) UI elements are often too dumb downed. Simple is good, but often times being to minimalistic removes options that should be readily available and in plain sight.
8) Multimedia syncing isn't that great without the Zune App.
9) Where are the apps? Microsoft has promised a ton of top apps from other platforms but where are they and what are they doing to get more?
10) Microsoft and Google aren't friends = no good native google apps
11) RIM still has a huge following.
In the US only, and that was all WP8 manufacturers combined vs. crappy old OS7 Bolds and Curves. God I would hope wp8 would outsell those phones, or they'd be a laughingstock!
Reports from carriers so far are saying that the z10 is breaking sales records of all previous blackberry phones ever sold, so if this trend continues I expect Q1 2013 to be drastically different than Q4 2012 for BlackBerry. This will end up being the first smartphone where the hardware and software are made by the same company to succeed since the iPhone. Someone stepping up to the plate in that respect was long overdue.
Actually. Nokia is still alive. They just wanted to exit the phone market and pass it to MS. Since Microsoft is gonna be much more strict to carriers about exclusives and advertising
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Nokia was mainly a phone company when they chose WP, and at their height were the #1 phone maker in the world. They're going on to other things but Nokia as most people know them is no more and I doubt the aim when they went with WP was to " exit the phone market and pass it to MS." WP was hardly a benefit to them and same would apply to BB.