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  1. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    I love Nokia's support and their hardware. But I am tired of them being the only maker of hardware for WP8. That's why I got an HTC 8X at launch and will probably avoid Nokia in the future. My next phone will be another Windows Phone OEM just because I want them to get my money as support for future hardware. Who's with me? Anyone else feel the same way?
    Dk92 likes this.
    01-12-2014 09:20 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Promised OEM's?? Who promised?
    01-12-2014 09:23 PM
  3. The Black Mamba's Avatar
    I understand your frustration about the lack of competing OEM on the Windows Phone space, but Nokia has done a great job keeping Windows Phone alive. I am not sure other OEMs were ready to be as engaged as Nokia, and with the relatively small success that Windows Phone is enjoying in the low-end market, maybe other OEM will follow the same trajectory on supporting Windows Phone. There have been report that Sony is very interested in making its first Windows Phone and that should be a good start.
    cckgz4 likes this.
    01-12-2014 09:26 PM
  4. spaulagain's Avatar
    At this point I'd rather there just be one, Nokia or soon to be Microsoft. The 8X is a gorgeous phone. But HTC hasn't done a phone since. And Samsung's phones are ugly Android second hand phones.
    01-12-2014 09:35 PM
  5. maclancer's Avatar
    At this point I'd rather there just be one, Nokia or soon to be Microsoft. The 8X is a gorgeous phone. But HTC hasn't done a phone since. And Samsung's phones are ugly Android second hand phones.
    Don't forget Sony, it will come this year.
    01-12-2014 09:39 PM
  6. jmshub's Avatar
    It would be interesting to see another hardware company's take on windows phone, but if no one wants to step up to the plate, then so be it. Nokia builds tier one hardware. When they introduce new tech into a phone, it is something meaningful, not the gimmicky stuff that some companies appear to dole out.
    01-12-2014 09:40 PM
  7. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    I understand your frustration about the lack of competing OEM on the Windows Phone space, but Nokia has done a great job keeping Windows Phone alive. I am not sure other OEMs were ready to be as engaged as Nokia, and with the relatively small success that Windows Phone is enjoying in the low-end market, maybe other OEM will follow the same trajectory on supporting Windows Phone. There have been report that Sony is very interested in making its first Windows Phone and that should be a good start.
    I'm really hoping Sony pulls through. However, they're in a tough spot right now, just like HTC is. Sony's hardware is second to none other than Nokia, and if they commit to the project, many users will be knocking on their door. Even others like LG, HP, ZTE, and, heck, Xiaomi would greatly benefit from working with MS's mobile OS. Xiaomi already makes colorful phones, so WP8 would scream on their hardware. Anything but Nokia. Their hardware, although excellent, is becoming ubiquitous to the point of boredom. Every WP I see is a Nokia, which may or may not have been the intention of MS. I don't want this OS to turn into iOS. We need more OEMs.
    Dk92 likes this.
    01-12-2014 09:45 PM
  8. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Promised OEM's?? Who promised?
    It was kind of embedded. Never mentioned outright by Microsoft.
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-12-2014 09:45 PM
  9. sumton's Avatar
    they are too lazy to do anything, they don't really care about windows phone why should I support them my money goes to nokia
    01-12-2014 09:53 PM
  10. The Black Mamba's Avatar
    If you look the situation on Android side, the situation is not that different. There is Samsung and everybody else. Even HTC, with arguably have one the best Android phones in the market, is struggling. Having three or four OEM that are truly committed to make a Windows Phone-based hardware would definitely be great for the third-mobile platform. Again, I agree with you although I am still waiting for a 5" phones after using the Lumia 920 for a over a year and half now.
    spaulagain likes this.
    01-12-2014 09:58 PM
  11. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I feel it isn't right to NOT support Nokia just because they are the only ones who makes windows phones. Nokia actually cares for the platform, so get the phone that you want and that is better, not just to please a company. And yes, Sony is coming this year. Also, with Microsoft taking away the fees for OEMs using WP, I see more budget friendly companies, like ZTE (again) to make Windows phones.
    01-12-2014 10:03 PM
  12. red.foxx15's Avatar
    I believe that when Microsoft went for the manufacturers for android fees they severely hurt the mobile relationship with those companies.
    01-12-2014 10:13 PM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    Monopoly? Seriously??
    01-12-2014 10:15 PM
  14. amrut_m's Avatar
    More OEMs coming this year,Sony, Micromax, ZTE, Huawei, Getting into the act too.

    Problem with the other OEMs is that they are more focused on Android than Windows Phone,as its obvious Android has more market share they tend to spend more time on that platform.
    so WHY this year suddenly all OEMs jumping on Windows phone?
    Answer is Windows Phones Market share has increased and is already pulling down iOs in some markets.
    If OEMs sell both android and windows phones together they have a better chance of making good sales and profits.

    Nokia has dedicated the platform to Windows Only. They have no other choice but to flood the market with Windows Phones and capture their lost ground.
    With WP8 getting GDR3 now their are most of the essential things needed on WP8.

    With 8.1 WP shud have everything what other Platforms have,maybe more than that.
    Also with 8.1 rolling out this year we will have the GDR's rolling too at quarterly with new updates.
    01-12-2014 10:51 PM
  15. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    More OEMs coming this year,Sony, Micromax, ZTE, Huawei, Getting into the act too.

    Problem with the other OEMs is that they are more focused on Android than Windows Phone,as its obvious Android has more market share they tend to spend more time on that platform.
    so WHY this year suddenly all OEMs jumping on Windows phone?
    Answer is Windows Phones Market share has increased and is already pulling down iOs in some markets.
    If OEMs sell both android and windows phones together they have a better chance of making good sales and profits.

    Nokia has dedicated the platform to Windows Only. They have no other choice but to flood the market with Windows Phones and capture their lost ground.
    With WP8 getting GDR3 now their are most of the essential things needed on WP8.

    With 8.1 WP shud have everything what other Platforms have,maybe more than that.
    Also with 8.1 rolling out this year we will have the GDR's rolling too at quarterly with new updates.
    We have Huawei. :P
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    01-12-2014 11:02 PM
  16. Jorlon's Avatar
    I honestly think Nokia is doing a great job. It isn't a monopoly, other OEMs just aren't making windows phones.
    unstoppablekem and teckris like this.
    01-12-2014 11:06 PM
  17. RTGent's Avatar
    I love Nokia's support and their hardware. But I am tired of them being the only maker of hardware for WP8. That's why I got an HTC 8X at launch and will probably avoid Nokia in the future. My next phone will be another Windows Phone OEM just because I want them to get my money as support for future hardware. Who's with me? Anyone else feel the same way?
    "Monopoly", only WP8 hardware maker, and that's why you just got an HTC, dad?? Contradiction, anyone?

    I plan to spend my money on the device that satisfies my desires, not on any cause, and the Nokia 1020 and 1510 head my list. Sony is too tied to Android, as indicated from CES 2014 phone and camera releases, and other recent TVs and other products. I'd like to see Samsung buy in because they are the biggest handset manufacturer on the globe. In either case, it may depend on how other products in their ecosystems do; in particular, how they do with W8 tablets and laptops. Windows is still the dominant OS everywhere, and W8 has to extend that.
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    01-12-2014 11:11 PM
  18. spaulagain's Avatar
    If you look the situation on Android side, the situation is not that different. There is Samsung and everybody else. Even HTC, with arguably have one the best Android phones in the market, is struggling. Having three or four OEM that are truly committed to make a Windows Phone-based hardware would definitely be great for the third-mobile platform. Again, I agree with you although I am still waiting for a 5" phones after using the Lumia 920 for a over a year and half now.
    Very true!

    Also, Nokia is actually advancing features on WP faster than Microsoft. Things like the glance screen are awesome and are something unique that the other platforms don't have much of. I love that Nokia defines Windows Phone. They make it identifiable like an iPhone.
    01-13-2014 12:06 AM
  19. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    "monopoly", only wp8 hardware maker, and that's why you just got an htc, dad?? Contradiction, anyone?

    I plan to spend my money on the device that satisfies my desires, not on any cause, and the nokia 1020 and 1510 head my list.
    this!
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-13-2014 12:08 AM
  20. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    Uh nope, Nokia makes the best hardware with awesome support. Other quality OEMs like Sony are welcomed but I'd rather not have Samsung junk for WP. In fact, I wouldn't mind at all if Microsoft pushed forward with its own in house phones now that Nokia is part of MS and excluded all other manufacturers like Apple does.
    01-13-2014 01:11 AM
  21. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I love Nokia's support and their hardware. But I am tired of them being the only maker of hardware for WP8. That's why I got an HTC 8X at launch and will probably avoid Nokia in the future. My next phone will be another Windows Phone OEM just because I want them to get my money as support for future hardware. Who's with me? Anyone else feel the same way?
    so much is wrong with this post. Lmao.

    I owned an HTC and while the hardware was nice, the phone has very little support and was average and quickly became forgotten and irrelevant.

    With the work and dedication Nokia has given windows phone, I will always support Nokia simply because HTC has been in the game since windows phone 7 and always put out subpar models Samsung makes crap phones and they have the budget and marketing to do something to get people to buy their crap phones and they didn't.

    I can't see a reason any manufacturer deserves my money besides Nokia because they don't care about windows phone the way Nokia does. Sony makes lovely phones and is second best after HTC android, but I have no desire to ever own their phones. If they are going to be all in like Nokia, I can consider them. If they are going to be like everyone else, I will pass.

    Without Nokia, windows phone would be dead.
    01-13-2014 01:22 AM
  22. John20212's Avatar
    Nokia will continue to have my full support and business if they continue the great support they have been providing so far, with frequent app updates and improving features. There is still a way to go to perfect some apps like Panorama and put in lane assist in HERE Drive, but so far Nokia has great support and for me proper support is 50% of the product.

    Samsung and HTC have nowhere near the level of support for their devices. + Samsung lost me for good with the poor support for the original Samsung Focus and the fact that I never even got the WP7.8 update on ATT [and I don't give a damn whether that was ATT's or Samsung's fault, all I care about is that there was no update].
    01-13-2014 03:51 AM
  23. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    "Monopoly", only WP8 hardware maker, and that's why you just got an HTC, dad?? Contradiction, anyone?

    I plan to spend my money on the device that satisfies my desires, not on any cause, and the Nokia 1020 and 1510 head my list. Sony is too tied to Android, as indicated from CES 2014 phone and camera releases, and other recent TVs and other products. I'd like to see Samsung buy in because they are the biggest handset manufacturer on the globe. In either case, it may depend on how other products in their ecosystems do; in particular, how they do with W8 tablets and laptops. Windows is still the dominant OS everywhere, and W8 has to extend that.
    Obviously that wasn't the only thing that tied into it. Carrier restrictions, great music quality (I mean, REALLY GREAT), sleek design, beautiful colors, promise for "stock" WP8 experience (being my first Windows Phone, I didn't know what that meant exactly, but I committed because I wanted that stock experience).
    01-13-2014 05:44 AM
  24. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    so much is wrong with this post. Lmao.

    I owned an HTC and while the hardware was nice, the phone has very little support and was average and quickly became forgotten and irrelevant.

    With the work and dedication Nokia has given windows phone, I will always support Nokia simply because HTC has been in the game since windows phone 7 and always put out subpar models Samsung makes crap phones and they have the budget and marketing to do something to get people to buy their crap phones and they didn't.

    I can't see a reason any manufacturer deserves my money besides Nokia because they don't care about windows phone the way Nokia does. Sony makes lovely phones and is second best after HTC android, but I have no desire to ever own their phones. If they are going to be all in like Nokia, I can consider them. If they are going to be like everyone else, I will pass.

    Without Nokia, windows phone would be dead.
    I'm sorry I disappointed you. Welcome to the WPCentral forums, where disappointment is only a page scroll away! Hahaha but seriously, that's what I'm saying. We need another manufacturer that makes people want to support them. Because not everyone wants a Nokia phone, believe it or not.
    01-13-2014 05:49 AM
  25. Hero Calibo's Avatar
    if not for nokia, windows phone wud be boring. u shud be thanking them instead for their innovations.
    01-13-2014 05:58 AM
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