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Windows Phone...

Discussion in 'Tablets, Smartphones and Mobile Devices' started by amusicsite, 1 Jul 2014.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  2. Alex H

    Alex H Senior Geek

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    "Just wait for it, I can't give a timetable, I can't even tell you what is it, but something's going to happen in the Windows Phone space that's going to upset the entire world across everything."

    Yeh, right. (where's that total bulls#it emoticon?)
     
  3. amusicsite

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  4. Alex H

    Alex H Senior Geek

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    Close enough :wink:
     
  5. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    The last time someone at Microsoft said something like that... They followed it up with windows 8!

    So not holding my breath...
     
  6. Alex H

    Alex H Senior Geek

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    Was it laying off all the Nokia Staff? :whistling:
     
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  7. amusicsite

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  8. Alex H

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  9. amusicsite

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    2015s shock news will be... "Microsoft pulls out of phone hardware business"
     
  10. Shaun

    Shaun Über Geek

    I remember when Nokia was the market leader in the mobile phone market, but having just looked a the range on the MS website I can't say I'm impressed. They took too long to get into the smartphone (touchscreen) market and MS haven't done a very good job of catching up since buying them. I expect @amusicsite's prediction might have some meat to it ... let's see. :wink:
     
  11. amusicsite

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  12. amusicsite

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  13. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Well-Known Geek

    It's a shame as they are decent & having used Apple and currently on Android, WM seems to run more smoothly, manages its memory better, doesn't lock up or freeze like the others have done and while the sheer number of apps may be less, the range of them is pretty decent, there was nothing I wanted that I couldn't get & IMO Here Maps beats the others hands down, it was the 1st thing I put on my Android

    BUT

    The writing is ever larger on the wall for their demise and they're the latest in a line of things that are far better than the market gives them credit for that have never taken off & captured peoples imagination. Hey ho.

    And Nokia was part of the death of Psion so sod em :wink:
     
  14. amusicsite

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    Windows phone could still take off but they even seem to have screwed up the xbox. Probably best to keep out of hardware systems and stick to peripherals.
     
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  15. amusicsite

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    https://qz.com/1037753/the-windows-...e-but-microsofts-culture-made-it-unavoidable/

    looks like it's really dead now. Never was a great platform and although as this article says, their culture did not help. There are other factors that come into play. The terrible Windows CE phones, how MS never really got the mobile platform and how hated Microsoft were when the phones came out (windows vista era).

    I can't see them ignoring the platform forever so will be interesting to see what their next move is.