Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Feb 2012 11:19 UTC
Windows There's a lot of news coming out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, but since we can't compete with the well-funded gadget blogs, I suggest you read up on the details at The Verge (or Engadget). One thing stood out to me, though. While the entire industry is moving towards more cores, more megapixels, more gigahertz, more display inches - Microsoft is doing the exact opposite. Windows Phone has been updated and optimised to run on slower hardware.
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Microsoft badly needs cheaper WP7 devices
by chithanh on Tue 28th Feb 2012 00:46 UTC
chithanh
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Microsoft has to hurry up with reaching out to developers, or there will be none left to read their message.
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2154990/microsoft-nokia-mo...

Their action is logical, although it comes very late. Almost nobody is willing to pay 300+€ for a Windows Phone device. Looking at the eBay Germany price trends, the Lumia 800 and Samsung Galaxy S2 sold for the same price in November, but since then the Lumia's price has dropped close to the Galaxy S price. Both Samsung models have hardly budged in price during that period.
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/1794/pricetrendslumiavsgalax.png

The Lumia 610 launch price of 189€ is looking like Nokia's last-ditch attempt, slightly undercutting the better specc'ed HTC Trophy with 97% application compatibility.

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