1. Jas00555's Avatar
    Huawei exec: Tizen has no chance, Windows Phone success is difficult — Tech News and Analysis

    I'm not sure why no one buys huawei's windows phones, but this isn't good news coming from the #3 OEM by sales in the world.
    08-25-2014 09:10 AM
  2. DoctorSaline's Avatar
    This is sad news for windows phone fans. I was counting on these Chinese OEMs to push WP sales at aggressive price points to unsuspecting users. Looks like it is not gonna happen.
    08-25-2014 09:21 AM
  3. Jas00555's Avatar
    This is sad news for windows phone fans. I was counting on these Chinese OEMs to push WP sales at aggressive price points to unsuspecting users. Looks like it is not gonna happen.
    I'll be fair though and say that they really only made one handset for us a year, and they haven't launched a new one since 8.1, which opened up new possibilities for them to not have to spend as much. Still, if your biggest OEM is only #11, this doesn't look great. LG and Lenovo need to get their phones to market pronto.
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    08-25-2014 09:54 AM
  4. rdubmu's Avatar
    When you don't put a great effort into a product, unless the product is revolutionary, it can't sell itself.

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    08-25-2014 09:56 AM
  5. DoctorSaline's Avatar
    I'll be fair though and say that they really only made one handset for us a year, and they haven't launched a new one since 8.1, which opened up new possibilities for them to not have to spend as much. Still, if your biggest OEM is only #11, this doesn't look great. LG and Lenovo need to get their phones to market pronto.
    I'd love to see a LG G3 based windows phone.
    08-25-2014 09:57 AM
  6. gwinegarden's Avatar
    That's it. Pull almost no effort into WP and then complain that they don't sell.
    08-25-2014 10:16 AM
  7. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    This is sad news for windows phone fans. I was counting on these Chinese OEMs to push WP sales at aggressive price points to unsuspecting users. Looks like it is not gonna happen.
    I wouldn't put much weight on this news. They are calling Tizen dead too and while I agree that Tizen stands very little chance to put a dent in the market, they have a major company Samsung behind it. There are many other OEMs signed for WP besides Huawei and Huawei has its own set of issues. Their hardware is garbage anyway and they made a mistake releasing other phones to the U.S and other countries who care more about quality than China does as it has given Huawei a pretty bad reputation. I see the recent release of the HTC One M8 for Windows as a very positive sign that there is value in Windows Phone. Hopefully Samsung realizes this too once they realize that Tizen will be more difficult to push than Windows Phone and decides to do the same with their Galaxy flagships as HTC has done.
    08-25-2014 10:31 AM
  8. DoctorSaline's Avatar
    I wouldn't put much weight on this news. They are calling Tizen dead too and while I agree that Tizen stands very little chance to put a dent in the market, they have a major company Samsung behind it. There are many other OEMs signed for WP besides Huawei and Huawei has its own set of issues. Their hardware is garbage anyway and they made a mistake releasing other phones to the U.S and other countries who care more about quality than China does as it has given Huawei a pretty bad reputation. I see the recent release of the HTC One M8 for Windows as a very positive sign that there is value in Windows Phone. Hopefully Samsung realizes this too once they realize that Tizen will be more difficult to push than Windows Phone and decides to do the same with their Galaxy flagships as HTC has done.
    Huawei is to Asia what Samsung is to US. Infact Samsung is important globally too. I agree that Samsung needs to bring out a Windows Phone Flagship and with same might, carrier support and marketing as they do for their Android flagships. That said, Huawei is an emerging King in Asia and now that they are more focused on smartphones, Huawei-made windows phones might have helped our cause alot.
    Still, they haven't ruled out windows phone completely. His exact words were "even with windows phone it is difficult". Which we all know ofcourse. I hope with current rate of progress with OS, we might win them back.
    08-25-2014 10:41 AM

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