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Microsoft + Nokia: What's Next?
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villandra
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villandra,
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4/26/2014 | 11:16:46 AM
Who would buy a Windows phone?
Particularly after Microsoft's ongoing idiocy with Windows 8, why in God's great name would anyone buy a Windows phone?   There are three other brands of smart phones on the market that are known to actually WORK, with two or three OS's that are known to WORK.   Microsoft can't lately make anything that works.     I'm not enough of an idiot to buy a Microsoft phone - ever.  

Microsoft is so idiotic that, you know how you need a touch screen to use Windows 8 on a computer?  Well, on an i-phone you probably need to add the keyboard and the mouse.  Yup.   Uh-huh.  

 

 
MarkR976
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MarkR976,
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4/26/2014 | 11:58:28 AM
Re: Who would buy a Windows phone?
I own a Samsung S Neo Windows Phone. Have no problems with it what so ever??
Gary_EL
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Gary_EL,
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4/26/2014 | 12:25:08 PM
Re: Who would buy a Windows phone?
Nobody I know is even considering a Windows phone. The main buzz I hear about Microsoft in non-technical circles is outrage over Windows 8 and resentment over the company's entirely self-serving abandonment of XP users.
LorenzoF949
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LorenzoF949,
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4/26/2014 | 1:25:45 PM
I have a WINDOWS Phone - running 8.1 with Cortana
Who would buy a Windows Phone? Anyone who has tried Android, like me. I had a top of the line HTC until recently when it would suddenly go off. HTC nor ATT had an answer. So, when my contract expired I got a Lumia 925 and quickly upgraded to Windows 8.1 with Cortana. It is twice as fast as the Android and Cortana is superior to anything Android or Apple have to offer. BTW, I would never buy an Apple phone on principle, not until they bring back to the USA the million jobs they transfered to the PRC.

In any case, I have found Nokia Lumia to be superior to HTC in everyway. I hope they maintain the quality and now with Microsoft money kick the competition in the rear.

 
LorenzoF949
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LorenzoF949,
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4/26/2014 | 1:26:31 PM
Re: Who would buy a Windows phone?
Read my post above.
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Woohooh,
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4/26/2014 | 2:20:43 PM
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If Knife is not enough, get a Saw...!
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4/28/2014 | 8:43:48 AM
Re: I have a WINDOWS Phone - running 8.1 with Cortana
I compare the Windows Phone to the Xbox. People had the same mentality, why buy an Xbox when Sony and Nintendo already had the market wrapped up.  I can't say that I dislike Windows Phone but I did have one for a short time and went back to Android.  Not because it was unusable but the marketplace was still very thin and applications I needed access to just didn't exist nor did reasonable alternatives.  I think Microsoft's next push for Win Phone needs to be to get developers cranking out quality apps and releasing for Windows at the same time they are releasing for iOS or Android.
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4/29/2014 | 3:27:52 PM
Re : Microsoft + Nokia: What's Next?
Microsoft was once the leader in modern computing and if they had enough foresight at the time and made conscious efforts to tap into the mobile computing world, they would be far ahead of the rest. That said, I would not be quick to say that their entry into the Smartphone world is too late. Remember when BlackBerry ruled the Smartphone market? Well, they are hardly in the map today (actually the company is contemplating stopping the manufacture of the handsets altogether) and this shows the even the two horses at the front of the race right now can still be overtaken if Microsoft plays its cards right.


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