Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 09:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless European carriers are dissatisfied with the Nokia Lumia phones, Reuters has found out. According to the carriers, the Lumia phones are simply "not good enough" to compete with the iPhone and Android phones. Nobody comes into stores asking for windows phones, and one carrier executive said "if the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell". Ouch.
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Rod for their own back
by spudley99 on Tue 17th Apr 2012 10:22 UTC
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If you buy a PC (excluding Macs), it's very hard to avoid buying Windows; there's enough consumer inertia and vendor lock-in that Microsoft are assured of a sale.

But the mobile market is different -- people can make a choice, and I don't know anyone who would actively choose to have a Microsoft phone.

The fact is that Microsoft have done enough wrong over the years that a significant number of people will make a point of avoiding their products wherever possible regardless of its quality.

The irony, of course, is that all those people buying Android to avoid Microsoft's phones are actually paying MS more in royalties than they'd have received if you'd bought the MS phone anyway. But that's not the point.

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RE: Rod for their own back
by phreck on Tue 17th Apr 2012 13:08 in reply to "Rod for their own back"
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Hmm, in germany it is very easy to avoid preinstalled Windows. If you just don't enter the major electronic discounters, but instead prefer the small shops.

The last Windows that came bundled for me was Windows 98.

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