Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has just sent out a few preliminary comments about the company's performance during the fourth quarter of 2012. Nokia's figures are a good indicator for how well Windows Phone 8 is doing, and, in all honesty, I'm not exactly blown away. Apparently, neither was Nokia itself, since the company decided to redefine their Asha phones from feature phone to smartphone to prop up their smartphone sales figures.
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gmlongo
Member since:
2005-07-07

Actually, you did insinuate as such with the following statements quoted directly from you article:

"Windows Phone 8 was released months ago, and yet many popular applications still haven't been updated to properly support it. It just isn't on developers' radars."

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WarpKat Member since:
2006-02-06

He didn't insinuate anything of the sort. He merely said it wasn't on developer's radar at this very moment...it doesn't indicate a "crisis".

It also doesn't mean that landscape can't change - you could all of a sudden see a zerg rush of developers flocking to it in some foreseeable future.

It's just not there now. Nice twist of words, though. Very paranoia-like.

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gmlongo Member since:
2005-07-07

I didn't twist his words. If the WP8 is not on developers' radar, then that could be construed as a crisis. In any case, Thom's statement is absolutely not true, so it doesn't matter.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Notice how Thom never answered any of my points and instead brought up a semantic argument.

His statement boiled down to there being a lack of interest (which regardless of how you both spin it, is a crisis) and pointed to a lack of WP7 apps being upgraded to WP8 by current developers.

I gave many counter points to why this is not exactly the case, yet received no response.

This is how things go at OSNews, you write an entire comment, and people nitpick one or two things and ignore the rest of it.

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