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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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by lucas_maximus on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Why would he need to save a bookmark? His comment history if full of it.


Well it is quite obvious he did. Since it was a specific post.

Looks very similar to the triumphant predictions made about phones, doesn't it?


Well Nokia are 1 out of 10 phones in the UK now, , In Spain Android has a monopoly (according to a magazine that was left at reception we were looking at). Depends where you go whether Windows Phones are selling well.

It kinda like people that said nobody uses Opera when in quite a few European Countries the percentage of people using the browser was higher than IE8 (this was a few years back, mind you).

Global usage statistics are meaningless if your business is local or national.

Edited 2013-12-19 19:24 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by segedunum on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:25 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Well it is quite obvious he did. Since it was a specific post.

You just have to peruse his comment history for three minutes. It's not hard because it's crystal clear where he's coming from and what he comments on.

Besides, it's mildly amusing that some people seem to be upset that he's been called out.

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RE[8]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:40 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Takes a lot more than three minutes to sift through a year of comments from me. But that's neither here nor there.

I accept when I make a bad call and invite others to hold me to predictions as well.

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RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by cdude on Thu 19th Dec 2013 20:21 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
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2008-09-21


Global usage statistics are meaningless if your business is local or national.


http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2011/feb11/02-11partnersh...

"Nokia and Microsoft Announce Plans for a Broad Strategic Partnership to Build a New Global Mobile Ecosystem"

The keyword is GLOBAL and its direct in the headline. That comes direct from Microsoft and Nokia. Its THE point. WP is a global strategy and so global usage statstics makes most sense if you try to evaluate success/failure of there "New Global Mobile Ecosystem" strategy.

But even if we ignore that, US was and is there main target market... [silence]

Edited 2013-12-19 20:32 UTC

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