Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Windows Phone is fighting an uphill battle. Microsoft still has work to do in terms of user experience and the big hardware partners like HTC and Samsung are starting to lose interest and putting in only token efforts. But Nokia is keeping the platform in the conversation. We're not willing to consign Windows Phone to the same level of hopelessness as the open-source webOS or the out-to-pasture BB OS precisely because Nokia is too big and too active a partner." Having a big partner is by no means a guarantee. Microsoft is doing whatever it can - both legal and should-not-be-legal - to get people to buy Windows Phone, and it isn't working. A brand only gets you so far - you need a compelling product, too, and as much as I like Windows Phone, it's just not there yet compared to iOS and Android.
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RE[4]: Doomed
by reduz on Mon 9th Apr 2012 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Doomed"
reduz
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2006-02-25

Good old Joe is not buying Windows Phone, that's not an assumption.

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RE[5]: Doomed
by gonzo on Mon 9th Apr 2012 16:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Doomed"
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

You were talking about Macs are popular and how "people use Windows because they have to", so I guess you were talking about Windows (desktop), not Windows Phone.

Which one is it now?

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RE[6]: Doomed
by reduz on Mon 9th Apr 2012 16:48 in reply to "RE[5]: Doomed"
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

The assumption is simple, please think a little and do some reasoning instead of being a troll.

I think we can agree on the following:

1) Most people that uses macs do it by choice, hence Apple is cool.
2) People loves Google and also use their services by choice, hence Google is cool.
3) Some people may love Windows (like you), but most don't use it by choice. It either comes pre-installed or runs applications or games needed, hence why Windows is not "cool". It's a different story with XBox brand.

So, the assumption is that Microsoft Windows brand is not "cool enough" for people to feel the need to get it, or bet on it, despite the OS being superior or the hardware good.
People, in contrast, did bet on Google when the market was 90% iPhone and Symbian, the same way people did bet on XBox when Sony and Nintendo had most of the cake.

So it pretty much comes down to that, lack of consumer loyalty towards the Windows brand.

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