1. Jonny Kowalczyk's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    I've been into Windows phones since they where released and have been in and out of them on and off since that time. Always returning and hoping for the best, I have beta tested every new iteration of the phone software - I was even sent a Lumia 950 and display dock FOR FREE by Microsoft for doing so but have long since got rid of it.

    Anyway I know they have killed of support for the old stuff and all that is dead, but my phone recently broke (android) and I thought hell ill buy a cheapish windows phone that's upgradable to 10 as a temporary measure and stick with that until I know for sure what Microsoft has planned for the future, whether its a new line of mobile surface devices with phone capabilities or something else - to be honest I missed the tiles, the UI - you guys know what I'm talking about, I missed my windows phone. I tried 2 different iPhones and hated them, I had a few androids but they kept crashing and the temptation to root them and do strange things to them meant I kept breaking them anyway haha - I cant wait to have a Lumia in my hands again for better or for worse!

    So what do you folks think is on the horizon for phone? will it be killed off completely, will we be getting some weird folding augmented reality device?

    cheers. jonny.
    fat8893 likes this.
    11-29-2017 04:58 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I think what Microsoft wants to do "something new". At least for now, Microsoft has promised support for newer phones until 2020.
    11-29-2017 11:47 AM
  3. Elky64's Avatar
    Simply put "KAPUT". And I see nothing that hints that there will be anything in regards to Windows Phone in the foreseeable future, looks like MS is switching to Android any way LOL.

    The HP Elite X3 Bundle that's nearly 2-years old still retains its $1000 price tag here in Canada which, in my opinion, is utterly ridiculous.

    They may be offering support until 2020 but think many apps (that work now) will fade before that date. Essentially the phones usefulness will lessen no matter what MSFT themselves throw at it.


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    Guytronic likes this.
    11-29-2017 08:22 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    Simply put "KAPUT". And I see nothing that hints that there will be anything in regards to Windows Phone in the foreseeable future, looks like MS is switching to Android any way LOL.

    The HP Elite X3 Bundle that's nearly 2-years old still retains its $1000 price tag here in Canada which, in my opinion, is utterly ridiculous.

    They may be offering support until 2020 but think many apps (that work now) will fade before that date. Essentially the phones usefulness will lessen no matter what MSFT themselves throw at it.


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    I agree.
    Dead apps, declining support for ancient hardware is the future laid out for the Windows Mobile user.
    Microsoft is still trying to let the hardcore fan down easy. I don't see the sense in coddling.
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    11-29-2017 08:52 PM
  5. nate0's Avatar
    @Jonny Kowalczyk
    Hi. Nice to meet you. My answer is I have no clue. I wish I knew. It'd be nice if Microsoft had a plan for mobile but at the moment they are content supporing the last OEMs and their final fleet of Microsoft Lumias. But who knows really. They have the power to change course whenever they want. They have already decided abruptyly W10M is on life support. So they could easily decide that XXXX_XX is our new mobile platform going forward...
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    11-29-2017 09:04 PM
  6. darrell reimer's Avatar
    This was posted on MSN today:

    Average selling prices for smartphones are expected to rise to $317 by 2021, up from $282 in 2016.

    IDC estimated the market share for Android-powered devices to be 85.1 percent this year, and mirror the overall market over the next few years to hit 85.3 percent by 2021.


    The market share for Apple is estimated at 14.8 percent in 2017, and seen slipping to 14.6 percent by 2021, IDC said.
    Jonny Kowalczyk likes this.
    11-30-2017 12:03 AM
  7. Elky64's Avatar
    @Jonny Kowalczyk
    Hi. Nice to meet you. My answer is I have no clue. I wish I knew. It'd be nice if Microsoft had a plan for mobile but at the moment they are content supporing the last OEMs and their final fleet of Microsoft Lumias. But who knows really. They have the power to change course whenever they want. They have already decided abruptyly W10M is on life support. So they could easily decide that XXXX_XX is our new mobile platform going forward...
    Yes MSFT could do anything but in my opinion, they burnt too many bridges w/mobile, any attempt at a comeback is going to be painfully slow if at all.

    And as I stated before, they (MS) may continue support for a while yet but apps going to the wayside are going to cripple it way before then.

    And yes it would be nice if we the consumer knew what MSFT's PLANS were for mobile (if any) but they've always kept the waters somewhat murky. As it stands now I do not think they have any intentions of developing mobile further as we knew it. Seeing Windows Store is now selling "an" Android I'm guessing they are going to concentrate on their suite of apps for the other platforms instead.
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    11-30-2017 06:40 AM
  8. Jonny Kowalczyk's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies guys, i'm definitely going to keep a windows phone and have a foot in the water waiting to see what happens but i'll also have a second android device because why the hell not i love phones. I'm just bored of android and I hate ios - its such a shame to let that ui and those tiles die - im thinking of getting a windows 10 tablet that allows mobile communication through a 4g sim card as I'm usually sat on a similar device anyways.
    fat8893 likes this.
    11-30-2017 08:59 AM
  9. Ferkner's Avatar
    Time to move on. All the new features and apps that come to phones are things Windows Phone users can't enjoy. I've gotten to the point where I will be buying a Zenfone in the new year and laving Windows 10 Mobile behind. I see no point in sticking with it anymore.
    12-01-2017 10:54 AM
  10. fat8893's Avatar
    I dunno. I'm in the same boat as you - I had left Android and joined in Windows Phone. Never regretting it a bit.

    But hey, time will tell if MS have an ace up on their sleeve with that still-unknown-status Surface Phone.
    12-03-2017 06:20 AM
  11. Kurt Kristoffersen's Avatar
    I love my surface book and pro 3 and my Lumia 950XL, I absolutely hate IPhone and Android user interface, i just hoped that MS would had made an Surface in phone size with T-Mobile LTE WiFi call enabled and simple web browser favorite “icon” shortcut type for fast access, expectations for that to happen with Satya Nadella with the mobile steering wheel is zero.
    fat8893 likes this.
    12-03-2017 07:38 AM

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