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Microsoft Windows Phone Headed Toward Zombieland?
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progman2000
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1/31/2016 | 9:16:32 PM
Re: Enterprise sales?
I'm talking more about the stigma from when Microsoft was the big boy in town and pushed everyone else around. I started with my current software company in 2001 and there was a definite "anti-microsoft" sentiment because they were so ubiquitous. Not so much anymore...
Broadway0474
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1/31/2016 | 9:14:26 PM
Re: Enterprise sales?
And as for Windows phones, didn't they come in two installments? Yes, there was the early version --- the very early version --- but it sucked and failed and MSFT retreated and licked its wounds for a while. Then came the second iteration, which is where we're still at. MSFT just hasn't declared failure yet this time.
yalanand
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1/31/2016 | 9:14:06 PM
Re: Enterprise sales?
@progman2000: The stigma stems from user reviews about bad app ecosystem, or simply unreachability to people. Or just simply bad bad design. Whatever be the case people have started to show some love to the 950, with the app store being updated(which needs to be fast, by the way).
Broadway0474
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1/31/2016 | 9:11:16 PM
Re: Not out of the game yet
They've been marketing the heck out of their tablets. Even have the partnership with the NFL --- so that MSFT tablets are all over the sidelines. I just don't think anybody cares. About tablets anymore period.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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1/31/2016 | 9:10:06 PM
Re: Enterprise sales?
@Broadway: That must have been the case. However, windows phones have been around quite some time. I remember people had this craze about buying the 710 lumia, I think way back in 2010. Still Nokia tried to market it atleast, which with the 950, didn't happen much. There are rumors that Nokia might be moving towards Android. If that is the case it might be a game changing decision.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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1/31/2016 | 9:06:04 PM
Re: Not out of the game yet
A 20% market share isn't much. However Windows tabs have potential to match the sales of some of the other companies tabs, only if they market it right. Lately nothing has been going right for MS
mak63
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1/31/2016 | 4:27:13 PM
Re: Not out of the game yet
@SachinEE Nobody I have seen uses a windows tablet. Nobody.

That's strange. I have a different experience somehow. I see tablets, 2-In-1 or hybrids running Windows in many places. Even in recent movies.
Actually, according to the annalists, Windows tablets will have 20% of market share by 2020. It looks like Win tablets won't go anywhere anytime soon. They're here to stay.
progman2000
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1/31/2016 | 3:27:41 PM
Re: Enterprise sales?
Has to be more about coming to the game late though. I remember Windows phones being around when I was still walking around with a Palm Pilot IIIxe, and that was before iPhones came along!
Broadway0474
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1/31/2016 | 3:14:16 PM
Re: Enterprise sales?
@progman, there had to be more to the failure than brand stigma? I never touched one of these phones, but perhaps someone who has can sound off about their functionality. If not functionality, maybe it was an element of them getting to the game so late that they had too much to make up for in terms of app ecosystem.
yalanand
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1/31/2016 | 2:06:58 PM
Re: Not out of the game yet
@Shakeeb: Interesting idea involving loading the OS of choice l, much like to different launchers.
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