Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 19:54 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless As Sammobile reports: "Samsung will not bring any kind of new Bada phones in the second half of 2012. Samsung's latest bada phones showed up last year at IFA 2011 in Berlin. Samsung showed the Wave3, Wave M and Wave Y, all those devices run on Bada version 2.0. The focus of Samsung in the second half of 2012 is fully on Windows Phone 8 and Android. Because the Windows Phone market is in the hands of Nokia they will try to get that share back. Samsung will also try to make their Android position better than before. Thanks to some new Galaxy products in the second half of 2012. Another sad thing is Samsung moved their first TIZEN OS devices to 2013. Samsung already gave away some developers devices with TIZEN 1.0. The only problem is the support from TIZEN itself." Tizen was a lost cause to begin with, and Bada, while actually pretty good, can easily be replaced by Android. As much as it sucks to lose two operating systems (don't kid yourselves - these are EOL messages), it makes sense from a business perspective. Next up: the TouchWiz team.
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What a bunch of lies...
by przemo_li on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 06:00 UTC
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WINDOWS PHONE 7 DO NOT BRING PROFITS.

BADA OS BRING SAMSUNG PROFITS.

Now show me any sane CEO who would push for more WinP7 devices....

Also EVERY vendor report DECLINING WinP7 sales, and not without reason. WinP7 is OBSOLETE, as stated by MS, without any means of rescue.

If samsung will push Windows Phone, it will only be Windows Phone **8**

And even if that is true, there is no way in hell Samsung would sacrifice Bada!

Not WinP8 nor Android would work on those feature phones. They have too low specs. And Bada OS have 8% in handsets sold by Samsung.

Also Samsung already have 45% of Android market (1 in 2 Android sold handsets belong to Samsung!!!). So Samsung do not need to do anything more to win Android market, already they are doing fine. So Samsung also do not need to sacrifice Bada to win more Android market!!!

But its not first lie about WinP7 we hear today. Localytics where before giving also gross lies about WinP7 grow and OEM engagement.


BTW Did you know that Bada OS market share is EQUAL to WinP7 market share? So Samsung will lose 3% (profitable and with steady gorw), to gain 3% (not profitable and with decline in coming Q)? Ridiculous.

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