- 01-14-13, 07:35 PM #201
The way things change so quick in tech, it might not be so far off and MS cash cow dries up! "Office software gets replaced by something better"
With their record of failure after failure, it wont take them long to blow their cash hord on stupid purchaces! 9 Billion for Skype LMAO!
MS could be on the verge of real issues in the near future! They are big enough to stick around a long time but they do have a better track record of failure then success! People shun failure!
- 01-14-13, 07:36 PM #202
But has it failed??? Not really. the Wp8 devices are selling like hot cakes. MS confirmed it. HTC and Nokia confirmed it. I think it's gonna be hard for RIM to advertise since they are doing this all by themselves. but that's my opinion. But they need to hurry up and start it now. Wp8 was clearly a traction and awareness gainer and it did that. will try BB10 for a few months. But since I'm currently in the MS ecosystem. They really need a PROPER ecosystem which they can differentiate themselves. for example MS has Xbox music, Apple has ITunes and Google has Google msuic
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- 01-14-13, 09:32 PM #203
Edit; I'm not refering to WP8 when talking MS failures, I'm refering to the arms lenght list that was previously stated by others. Of all the other area's where MS wanted to be a ME TOO player in different areas of tech! If it wasn't for MS holding back skype on BB10 because they're afraid of BB10 I might have a bit more respect for them!
- 01-15-13, 06:47 PM #205
Re: Could BlackBerry 10 kill Windows Phone?
Not a big fan of Xbox Music or the music player. Currently the only way to make play lists is a juryrig solution requiring a usb connection to your PC which I find rather outdated for a mobile device.
- 01-15-13, 07:02 PM #206
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-15-13, 07:26 PM #207
- 347 Posts
- 01-15-13, 08:00 PM #208
I'm going to be selling my 920, if I can find a buyer, and pick up a BB10 phone. WP8 just feels like its still missing a lot, its underwhelming, not enough apps or use of live tiles, it can be a nice OS but it still needs a while to develop. I really like the look of BB10 so hopefully things go better with this phone.
- 01-15-13, 08:29 PM #210
Plus, once RIM has crystalised their comeback and the money is rolling in they can buy up and integrate as they see fit!
- 01-17-13, 12:43 AM #212
There will be Skype on BB10...only foolish people doubt this. The instant MS retired Windows Live Messenger for Skype, that should have told anyone that Skype would come out on all possible platforms.
- 01-17-13, 01:41 AM #213
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- 01-17-13, 02:51 AM #215
- 01-24-13, 11:36 AM #216
- Global Windows Phone sales have improved in the Christmas quarter over the previous to 4.4 million. Sales to the US market were surprisingly low at 700,000 despite the big push by Nokia and Microsoft and aggressive pricing. Some analysts were expecting more than a million to move and it didn't hit that.
Nokia reports a profitable Q4, smartphone sales pick up - GSMArena.com news
Fortunately they had a profitable quarter and it is a quarter over quarter increase, so both things are in the right direction.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-27-13, 11:17 PM #218
- 127 Posts
Odd that this is an argument. We should want competition and variety in the market, I'm personally very pleased with what MS has done with WP8 and I can see there's a lot more coming from MS. If BB10 is a success imagine a change in the market, Because every platform is in a position (with Money and Connections) to innovate and catch up with RIM.
- 01-28-13, 02:24 AM #219
I agree. This is a really dumb argument. If RIM kills Windows Phone, it will be too weak to take on Apple and Google and will be killed off as well. If WP does the same thing to RIM, it will suffer the same fate.
Haven't you guys learned anything from the Commodore and Atari days? The Amiga and ST fought so hard against each other that Apple and Microsoft walked in and killed 'em both off, taking the market for themselves. If Commodore and Atari had aimed more for Windows and Mac, they'd still be around today, but the need to "kill" each other doomed them both.
- CrackBerry User
01-28-13, 02:50 AM #220
- 35 Posts
Maybe the PC market is not compareable to the smartphone market. I have spent a lot of money for windows-software, so i am locked into this ecosystem. I don't like the metro-design of windows 8 at all, but my next PC needs to be a windows-PC again.
I have no problem to switch my smartphone-platform anytime. Maybe i need to spend 10 or 20 additional bucks to buy some apps again, but this does not hurt, when i really want a new gadget.
So, yes, there IS room for more than two player.
WP8 will not grow anymore, i think. The Metro-desing is hated by too many people.
I can understand that some people love it, and these poeple already have the phones.
But the the Metro-UI doe's not fit the taste of masses.
It is an epic fail imho, for Windows 8 and WP8.
- CrackBerry Addict
01-28-13, 03:47 AM #221
- 591 Posts
I find it very hard to believe MS has sold 60 million Windows Phone 8 licences.
- 01-28-13, 06:57 AM #222
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-30-13, 01:33 PM #223
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BB is only popular in USA and Canada. Nobody in Europe or in Asia would buy a BB. WP has a 14% market share in Italy 6% in GB (and + 20% in Finland but that's to be expected). When Nokia releases Lumia 620 in India, WP will grow in huge numbers. Funny thing is that people in India like Nokia more than their own country, and there lives 1300 million people.
- CrackBerry Addict
01-30-13, 01:48 PM #224
- 517 Posts
Could BlackBerry 10 kill Windows Phone?
Why don't you post BB's market share in those same places?
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