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What is it about WP8 that is not enough, aside from some major third party apps? What about the OS by itself is lacking? I believe that without taking apps into account, WP is the most original and creative OS of all.
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It’s more like corporate BS, actually…
Well, it’s the industry they work in, so they might probably have mechanisms to track one of the most important issues affecting their business, don’t you think?
This picture is sooooo fake. The whole text was photoshopped, look at the background texture, it’s different than the rest of the ad’s background. Also, even with a poor resolution, the verizon and microsoft logos should be legible. Finally, Verizon would NEVER post an ad with AT&T-blue as the predominant color.
My guess? It’s a 920 add from AT&T
Why was it an error? 1.5 mil people out of 60 mil wanted the old experience back. Let’s assume up to 3 or 4 mil people WOULD like to go back to the old way, but don’t know how to and let’s also assume 20 more mil licenses have been sold from Jan to mid April. That would be about 5% of all win8 users who wouldn’t want to change. If you assume nothing and take the raw numbers, it goes down to only 2.5%.
So, again, what was the mistake?
First digit denotes category (5 low end – 9 high end). Second is for generation (900 was the first, there was no 9xx model for the second gen, but there was the 610 and 710). Third digit I imagine is for version (920 and 928 are two super high end from the same gen).
It certainly has its inconsistencies but that’s the general idea. I agree that it’s way better than what samsung does, so that you have only one word for the family (lumia) and a 3-digit number to place it in the range and not a 4-5 word name.
Google would never allow for nokia’s services to be deeply integrated in android, just like they didn’t allow yahoo to be the default search in other attemps to go around google’s service. It will always be an opt in alternative, and that will always mean being number 2
You did not comment on the billion dollars MS gives nokia every year. I bet it’s way more than the benefit Nokia could achieve by itself selling android handsets… Even if nothing else is true, this is enough to be WP exclusive.
That would mean:
- No marketing money (1 bn a year from MS)
- No exclusive apps to differentiate (Android already has all the apps)
- Maps, drive and transport apps (their biggest asset to date in mobile) would come only second to gmaps et al.
- 5th or 6th player on Android OEM, with option in the short term to only get to 3th after samsung and htc or even lossing it to Sony (today is number 1 in WP OEM, and it counts even if total share is small)
Not a good strategy for the long haul…
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