Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 16:37 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Windows Phone, talks about the competition. "With iPhone, I sense that it's running out of steam. With iOS, [Apple] just added a fifth row of icons. Android is... kind of a mess. Look at Samsung - there's clearly mutiny going on. The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung." There's truth to all these statements, which makes it all the more surprising that Microsoft appears to be unable to properly capitalise on them. Sure, WP appears to be doing well in a few select markets, but by no means the kind of success Microsoft and (Nokia) was banking on. Microsoft will pull through. Nokia on the other hand...
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TemporalBeing
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"Aside from wishful thinking, what evidence? See any of the communitiesdominatebrands blog posts.


How can you continuously cite someone who's been consistently WRONG about EVERYTHING?
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Well, I don't know which blog he's referring to, but you're the OP is still very wishful in his thinking.


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Nokia had over 50% of the market.
They had the N9 and N950 which were rated better than the iPhone.
They had the Ovi store across the world and was a huge ecosystem for Symbian alone.

Then Elop burned the platform. The one the company was standing on. And said they would go Windows Phone.


Are you inebriated? Symbian was in FREE FALL BEFORE Elop took over. Its part of the reason WHY Elop was brought to Nokia. Wtf.

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Symbian was in free fall in the US market only.
It was still the predominate platform in the rest of the world - especially the emerging markets: India, China, etc.

There's a reason that one of the other partner companies in Symbian stood up and said "we're taking over" to service those markets - where its still tremendously successful.

Meanwhile, Nokia went from having well over 80% global market share in the entire cell phone industry to having well under 10% within 2 years of Elop taking the helm.


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So the old Lumias can't run Win 8, so are a dead end.


Windows Phone 8 devices are quickly beginning to outnumber Windows Phone 7 devices and in many regions are more dominant than WP7 devices.

That said, maintaining parity between WP7 and WP8 apps is not hard. The people who got their WP7 devices which you begrudge are actually very happy, because it reviews quite well.

That is, in actual reviews. Done by people. Sourced from Amazon, carrier websites, and other places. Windows Phones, every version, reviews really well.
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When people are paid to review them. And yet, WP8 devices are quickly finding themselves out of support too...good luck with that.

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I don't like this situation, but it is the truth. Look at Blackberry - it was supposed to be dead, but has a QNX based phone, their browser is so much better than anything on iOS or Android, and it works as a phone (not a computer pretending to be a phone). If Microsoft did that they might be better off now.


Wtf? Blackberry is in a terrible position right now. Microsoft should follow them where? Off of a cliff?

The Windows Phone strategy is working, as I've outlined in my original comment.
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Windows Phone strategy is not working.
Since its release Microsoft has LOST market share in its segments, no gains to date. That's hardly working.


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WinPhone is great if you have a Zune pass and XBox gaming credentials. Just like if you have lots of iTunes stuff, an iPhone is best. But not everyone does or needs it.


Sure, but its part of Microsoft's goal as a software and services devices. If you don't want to play in Microsoft's sandbox, you are by no means required to.

Windows Phone has Nokia Music, Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Last.fm, basically every streaming service under the sun. There is a wealth of choice on Windows Phone.
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Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Last.FM...they're all on Android and iOS as well. And from what people have been saying, the experience using them on WP8 is horrendous.

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