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  1. Big Supes's Avatar
    Dont see anything changing with WP8. Nokia is advertising their WP7 devices and guess what, they are actually getting sales and associating their brand with WP7. Without them WP7 would be absolutely bottom of the barrel. If Samsung put a little effort behind WP7 they too would get results. Its really no excuse to say WP7 isnt selling therefore they wont push it, if they wont push it how will it sell?
    Don't get me wrong... no one is making excuses for Samsung. I'm merely stating the reality of the situation.

    What worries me though is the lack of movement in the US. Seems we are back to "waiting" before we see any signifacant push for WP adoption, this time for Windows 8. Meanwhile Nokia is doing superbly compared to other WP OEM's. Question is will this wait pay off? It just seems like leaving huge amounts of time for android and ios to cement their trance-like hold on consumers is not a particularly good idea but again, as it happened back at launch and again before the Mango release it seems MS is content to wait for some magic bullet again before they really get behind WP. We may wait though, but I doubt the market will.
    I'm also concerned by the US's apparent anti-Microsoft attitude. I have zero doubts that WP will claw a large chunk of the marketshare across Europe, but it may take a little longer for the US to 'accept' WP. Fanboy culture seems to be rife in the US... I can honestly say that in the UK, no one gives a crap whether it's MS, Apple, or Google.

    Why don't MS give Samsung and HTC millions to advertise like they did with Nokia. I don't see Sammy or HTC pushing MS platform. Esp. since MS is taking money for every Android phone sold.
    Probably the most effective way forward at this stage. MS could offer a marketing budget with a commission clause in place for when sales take off.
    03-06-2012 03:48 PM
  2. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I'm seeing more and more people on my Facebook page post using WP7 devices. Just two months ago, it was just me and my brother. Now I see like 10 people posting using a WP7 device.

    MS will get there, as long as they stay behind the OS...and don't **** off current users too much.
    03-06-2012 03:51 PM
  3. selfcreation's Avatar
    yeah i can see MS taking any $$ they make from Android sales and use that cash to help other OEMs advertise WP more with it.

    that's a pretty good idea I think.
    03-06-2012 03:53 PM
  4. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Could you imagine docking your WP8 device and it doubling as a lite version of Window 8. Like how Android is working on doing it with Ubuntu. Good lord, that would be bliss. But I'm getting off topic! LOL!
    03-06-2012 04:04 PM
  5. Big Supes's Avatar

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    03-06-2012 04:11 PM
  6. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I have yet to see any info on WP8. Did I miss out while I was on vacation. Samsung should start debugging their upgrade process, [s] so they'll be ready to to go by 2014. [/s]
    03-06-2012 04:20 PM
  7. snowmutt's Avatar
    Being boring and getting back on subject......

    Will support Sammy in their WP devices for as long as I can. I am so happy with my "S", and very impressed with my daughters Captivate Glide. I do miss a physical keyboard, so that may sway me to another makers WP if it is great, but otherwise I am sold on Samsung performance and quality on their higher end devices. (They can make some really, really crap low and devices, though. Nokia and Tango will clean their clock on those.)
    03-06-2012 07:01 PM
  8. btbam91's Avatar
    I'm dating a girl who has a SGSII. It's the first time I've had a chance to see one up close and, I have to admit that it's a damned nice looking phone (seems to work pretty well too). Definitely wouldn't object to having a WP available on that hardware.
    That's why I love my phone! SGSII with Windows Phone OS!
    03-06-2012 07:42 PM
  9. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Samsung has some nice hardware, but they get knocked around about their updates being slow. I'd like to see a Samsung WP8 device that's super thin and squared off corners. Compared to the GS2, my Focus is a fatty.
    That's why I love my phone! SGSII with Windows Phone OS!

    Sent from my Galaxy S II
    03-07-2012 10:22 AM
  10. eric12341's Avatar
    Why don't MS give Samsung and HTC millions to advertise like they did with Nokia. I don't see Sammy or HTC pushing MS platform. Esp. since MS is taking money for every Android phone sold.
    i seen a focus flash commercial just last week, they were on alot during football season. i dont really watch much english language TV.
    03-07-2012 05:14 PM
  11. selfcreation's Avatar
    yeah America is suckling the market dry with no adds.

    is saw my FIRST Nokia WP add last night lol. even with 8 billion ive only seen one?
    03-07-2012 05:19 PM
  12. ALborntoride's Avatar
    I've seen a few Nokia commercials for T-mobile lately. Saw the Focus Flash on sale for a penny yesterday at Best Buy. I was pretty much on board for buying a 900 when it came out but think i will stick with my Focus for a little while longer. It's been a good phone considering i've dropped it and kicked it a few times :). My eligibility is in October sooooo maybe (fingers crossed) that Microsoft will have some details for 8 by then.
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    03-08-2012 07:25 AM
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