Linked by Anonymous on Thu 18th Jul 2013 14:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The decline continues for Nokia. While Lumia sales volume increased by 32% to 7.2 million during Q2, this was well short of the 8.1 million analysts expected would be sold. Meanwhile, smartphone sales are down 10.2 million units from Q2 2012, based solely on the death of Symbian. Did Nokia jump from a burning platform to a sinking ship? Or will the next Windows Phone update finally bring feature parity with Symbian? Note from Thom: Loads of new models, yet still not the turning point we are promised every time Nokia releases quarterly figures. I'm sure the next quarter, with the next new flagship, will turn it all around.
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by pandronic on Thu 18th Jul 2013 21:16 UTC
pandronic
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2006-05-18

As a WP8 user of 6 month, I have to say that it is crap. I find potential in a lot of aspects of WP8, but for now the OS is not finished. There are a lot of bugs in core functionality, the apps are lacking and/or buggy and the operating system feels more limiting than even iOS. I feel like I'm using a glorified feature phone (and a buggy one at that).

On the other hand, Nokia's phones are top notch and they are also doing great things on the software side doing Microsoft's job. It's incredible how bad MS is handling Windows Phone.

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by manjabes on Fri 19th Jul 2013 06:49 in reply to "Comment"
manjabes Member since:
2005-08-27

To add insult to injury, WP8 even lacks in the feature department when compared to feature phones! But for the Steve Jobs wannabe that is Belfiore and his gang of merry men and women, all is well - all that is needed are more apps. I wish I had some of what they appear to be constantly smoking.

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by ze_jerkface on Fri 19th Jul 2013 07:44 in reply to "RE: Comment"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

WP8 lacks features when compared to old Windows Mobile phones like local usb sync and vpn support.

Belfiore needs to stop going to the hipster salon for 20 year old women and actually listen to customer feedback. Ah who am I kidding, this platform has perma-stink.

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by cdude on Sat 20th Jul 2013 19:26 in reply to "Comment"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

To be fair: Windows Phone isn't exactly Microsoft's top priority or field of expertise. Surface was a serious try and that was something between tablet and laptop. Still failed there too like with Kin, Zune, etc before. Nothing new or unexpected.

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