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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RE: Reality bites
by arpan on Tue 28th Feb 2012 15:37 UTC in reply to "Reality bites"
arpan
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They aren't really at the high-end. Windows Phone devices are mostly mid-market in terms of specs & price compared to Android Phones.

The thing is, most of Nokia's current smart phone sales are in the low to mid-range. So if Windows Phone has to replace their Symbian OS, it should run on devices that can be sold in that price range.

Nokia is still very popular in India & Europe for their quality. So, given the choice between a $200 Nokia phone and a $200 Samsung phone, many people might opt for the Nokia, especially if it comes with a competitive OS. I think this is actually a very smart idea.

Plus, as you attract more users, the platform also becomes more attractive to developers, and more apps means you sell more high-end phones as well.

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