Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 17:24 UTC
Windows

2013 was nothing less than a blockbuster success for Windows Phone, which went from industry also-ran to the undisputed third mobile ecosystem, and is poised to challenge iPhone for the number two spot. You didn't think it could get this good? That's OK, neither did I.

Windows Phone seemingly turns a corner with every new application, small operating system update, and new Nokia Lumia. It's turning so many corners it's running in circles.

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MS made so many blunders
by ronaldst on Wed 18th Dec 2013 17:57 UTC
ronaldst
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2005-06-29

They waited way too long to focus on low end handsets. The Lumia 520 proved a success for them and Microkia.

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RE: MS made so many blunders
by bnolsen on Thu 19th Dec 2013 03:17 in reply to "MS made so many blunders"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

I would agree. if anything microsoft was fortunate that they hit the market at the right time when dumping nokia 520s at a time when "high end" phone upgrades are becoming incrementally more inconsequential. I mean 5" 4k screens. seriously??? The current resolutions are already overkill.

If anything microsoft finally figured out how to become somewhat competetive right when we're starting to see the final days of very high profitability in mobile. The carriers and phone manufacturers will try to sustain things with locked bootloaders (go to hell verizon and at&t re galaxy s4) and premature EOL on devices.

Welcome to the beginning of complete commoditization in mobile.

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RE: MS made so many blunders
by glarepate on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:49 in reply to "MS made so many blunders"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

They announced that they were focusing on low end handsets shortly after the 800 was announced.

The 6xx series was supposed to be a move in that direction. Those and the 5xx series were just too little, too late.

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