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Old 01-30-2012, 07:22 PM
Sven Johannsen
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Originally Posted by Paragon View Post
They tend to put products out there telling everyone "This is what you want" and it sells.
Sadly that didn't work to well with Palm-sized PC (remember that), Plays-for-Sure, Portable Media Center, Pocket PC, PPC- Phone Edition, Smartphone, Windows Mobile, Zune...see a pattern here ?

Would be nice if they would figure this out. Be a shame to have only two options (not counting niche OSs) for Smartphones. Guess if forced I would go back to iOS over Android, stability, ecosystem.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:59 AM
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So over a year into Windows Phone... and...
Yes, the UI is the most modern of any smartphone, most ergonomic as well, and the developer tools are most developer friendly.... but unfortunately when you're third to market, it doesn't take market share away from the two major leaders... actually market share is even less than when Windows Mobile was around, (but most probably larger numbers than Windows Mobile) I guess I'm ignoring RIM, but they're in their own world of hurt market share wise.

I agree with Sven... MSFT needs to find a way to market a competent phone platform to the masses.... the iPhone is cool, android phones are for the geeky and for the budget minded. Windows Phone is somewhere in between... and that doesn't sell huge numbers of phones.

Just look at xda-developers... it used to be a purely Windows Mobile site, and now it's more of an Android site than a Windows Phone site... that's really saying something about a shift in the enthusiast community.

When major manufacturers like HTC and Samsung come out with Android phones every couple of months with nifty new hardware features, Windows Phone is stuck with a hardware spec from mid 2010 (basically the same as the WM6.5 LG Fathom I use as a MP3 player) it makes it a hard sell to current consumers. There's little argument that even the previous generation iPhone 4 had superior hardware specs compared to the high spec windows phone processor/screen resolution configuration, let alone the 4s. Apple updates their phones once a year, major every two years... nothing from the Windows Phone front since they launched. Oh... yeah, to prevent fragmentation... and unfortunately ensures that the hardware is uncompetitive with current Android hi-spec phones and the iPhone 4s.

I'm off contract for my Touch Pro 2 (yep Windows Mobile 6.5 baaaaby that can also run Android off the microSD) in two months and didn't think Windows Phone was for me when they came out in late 2010, and considering the stagnant hardware specs for over a year it's certainly not going to be attractive to me now. Let's hope MSFT releases a new spec platform soon.... hopefully when the 28nm Quad-core Snapdragons start shipping at the end of the first quarter... else it will definitely hard for me to resist an Android ICS based quad-core snapdragon phone .
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Sven Johannsen View Post
Sadly that didn't work to well with Palm-sized PC (remember that).
I'm not old enough to remember that.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:33 AM
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Default Ate my words

Well two months after my post saying that I'd leave the Microsoft Family and go Google... it didn't happen. I've got to EAT MY WORDS!!!! SmokedbyWindowsPhone happened.

One way to get me to forego spending $$$ on a Krait based dual core Android phone like the HTC One S/X is to GIVE ME A WINDOWS 7.5 PHONE PHONE FOR FREE!!!!

I'll still be keeping my secondary LG Fathom 1GHz Snapdragon WM6.5.3 phone for MP3/Podcast and USB activesync use with my work Outlook. Currently there's no Windows Phone Phone that can rival its 32MB microSD storage and is compatible with USB activesync... the only activesync my company allows.

It's disappointing that Windows Phone still doesn't sync with activesync through the USB port... but whatever... Microsoft never listens to me anyways.

Microsoft can't keep this up forever... giving phones away for free with no strings attached is expensive.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Brad Wasson View Post
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"So here we stand with the best smartphone operating system, best hardware, best development tools and the best mobile web browser. I'm certain that Windows Phone with its army of app developers, OEMs and Mobile Operator partners will be marching to victory this year."</em></p><p><img src="" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Yes it will, says Rob Tiffany in his blog. How is he so sure? Well, he thinks it's a convergence of a number of factors that play well into Microsoft's hands. For instance, he believes that exciting new hardware options will entice customers from a handset perspective, and developers will be able to develop compelling new apps using Microsoft's effective development environment. Good points, and indeed these will be important factors. I think marketing, product positioning with both vendors and the public, and continual evolution of the reference hardware specs will be important too. Read through his blog and the drop over to our forums to let us know if you think 2012 will be "the" year for Windows Phone.</p>
This year can belongs to Windows Phone. But up till now it seems like that Apple will take a lead. Apple will sooner launch another smart phone with latest technologies called iPhone 5. So Windows will have to work hard to take a lead in this competitive environment
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:48 PM
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2013 will be the year.
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