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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 09:15:01 PM »
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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 09:28:12 PM »
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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 02:30:54 PM »
With Android and iOS out there isn't WM sort of late to the party?
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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 02:38:14 PM »
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With Android and iOS out there isn't WM sort of late to the party?

No. We're living 1984 again. iOS is the Mac and Microsoft will prevail again. Jobs cant return now.
Seeing M$ plans I already had that vision for quite a while. Recently several analysts are also supporting it.

In 1 year from now, you'll see more smartphones with Windows than with Android...
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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 02:44:44 PM »
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With Android and iOS out there isn't WM sort of late to the party?


Very.  While it's a tolerable mobile OS to use, and it's gaining ground in emerging markets like China, no one in first world markets really has a use for it.  I got my Mother a W7 phone, she loves it - but it's also her first smartphone, and she's about 15 years behind in the tech department, heh.  She found my iPhone a bit too complex, in fact. They have been trying to market them to existing smartphone (ios and android) owners, and it's failed badly.

Sadly, the poor sales of W7 devices is really dragging Nokia down.  They had a loss of over 2 billion euros in the last 5 quarters and recently announced they are laying off 10,000 staff.

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/362236/nokia-cuts-10000-more-jobs-losses-deepen

Nokia always made a great handset, hardware wise - but I can't help but feel they drove the nails in their own coffin by going with the MS mobile OS rather than Android.  At this rate, both them and RIM (Blackberry) will be at single digit market share in a matter of years.  Nokia still does well in feature phone markets, but that market is going away in a huge way.

Nokia smartphones have always been next to non existant in North America due to the fact they were rarely ever subsidized by the carriers.  No one was willing to pay $800 for an N9 when a new model iphone could be had for $300 with a 3 year contract.
 

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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 02:48:02 PM »
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In 1 year from now, you'll see more smartphones with Windows than with Android...


I'm not a betting man but I'd put down several thousand dollars(1) that you're wrong.

There is no way that Windows phones (which are only really supported by Nokia, and aren't very good at that) will surpass Android and iOS now. It's an inferior product that doesn't have the marketing behind it, nor does it have the coolness factor or desirability. MS were a big player in the OS and office scene, but almost everything else they've tried they've been destroyed at (Microsoft Zune, anybody?)

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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 03:05:36 PM »
XBOX, Server operating System, Email, RDBMS, Cloud based corporate services. I'd say hbarcellos is on a fairly safe bet. China, India & SE Asia are the emerging markets.  Microsoft aren't stupid. Once more and more people realise the only shop in town is the local store It will be all the shopkeepers fault 'cos for those kinds of people their actions are never their own fault. My guess is Android will outlast IOS because of that.  I have a bad feeling Apple will ride the iPhase into the ground just like Commodore did with amiga. It will be iBored by V5.
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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 03:17:52 PM »
And by XBOX, they mean TV. Instead of trying to build their own hardware like Apple. Can you imagine the cost of an Apple TV set in Brazil???

Take a look at this:

http://www.gsmarena.com/laugh_time_idc_says_wp_and_blackberry_will_overtake_ios-news-4357.php

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Offline WolfToTheMoon

Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 05:28:18 PM »
WP7 is my 2nd favorite mobile OS. The 1st place going to WebOS.

Android sucks, it's very fragmented and you're left to the mercy of individual manufacturers for updates and support.

Apple I have no interest in.
 

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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 05:43:23 PM »
WIndows Phone 2016




Quote from: hbarcellos;696482
And by XBOX, they mean TV. Instead of trying to build their own hardware like Apple. Can you imagine the cost of an Apple TV set in Brazil???

Take a look at this:

http://www.gsmarena.com/laugh_time_idc_says_wp_and_blackberry_will_overtake_ios-news-4357.php

Jobs was a game changer, but unable to keep-up on the long term.
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Offline hbarcellos

Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 06:12:52 PM »
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WP7 is my 2nd favorite mobile OS. The 1st place going to WebOS.

Android sucks, it's very fragmented and you're left to the mercy of individual manufacturers for updates and support.

Apple I have no interest in.


I was a huge fan of Palm, but unfortunately, not a single WebOS device was available in my country. Hopefully, now that's supposedly open-source, my last hope is to expect some Chinese tablets with it.

By the way, take a look at this link:
http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/5/3062611/palm-webos-hp-inside-story-pre-postmortem

I found it very interesting.
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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 06:17:12 PM »
I wonder if there will be x86 smartphones running the desktop Win 8 version?

That would get my juices running. Thanks to the dual GUIs, one could use it as both a smartphone or hook it up to an external monitor and keyboard and pretty much run anything you want.

With Intel Medfield being very competitive with A9 Cortex I question the need for an ARM Win 8 version. What's the point, really... even if you could theorize and say that an ARM powered tablet could be cheaper, I don't think it will be cheap enough when you factor in the fact there wont be much software to run.
 

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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 06:58:56 PM »
I'm not sure. They have a different approach to tablets, pcs and phones.
They say, tablets are pcs and smartphones are smartphones.
So, It's windows 8 for tablet&PC (those notebooks with detachable touch screen) and windows 8 phone for smartphones.

But, take a look at this:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/05/microsoft-smartglass-hands-on/

I think this is what you want.
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Re: 101 reasons to love Windows Phone
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 07:04:23 PM »
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I was a huge fan of Palm, but unfortunately, not a single WebOS device was available in my country. Hopefully, now that's supposedly open-source, my last hope is to expect some Chinese tablets with it.
 
By the way, take a look at this link:
http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/5/3062611/palm-webos-hp-inside-story-pre-postmortem
 
I found it very interesting.

 
Thanks for the link. A long but great read. What a sad story, I'm not sure why you are putting your hopes in yet another dead platform (Windows Phone). Microsoft's track record in phones is one of the worst.
 
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/cringelys-right-windows-mobile-is-dead/2848
 
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/30/microsoft-kin-is-dead/
 
Add in the Metro interface which is something everyone loves to hate and you have a recipe for the next dead phone platform megadrama.
 
Anyone buying a Windows Phone is just wasting their money. They are even killing off version 7.x for 8, no upgrade path at all.
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