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Microsoft's slow development of Windows Phone frustrates Nokia

By Scorpus
Jul 29, 2013
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  1. Nokia is apparently frustrated by the slow pace of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform development, suggesting that there is not enough of a reason to switch, and that this has the company facing an uphill battle to sway users to picking...

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  2. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +22

    He's right you know. Microsoft is playing it a little too safe if you ask me. They need to take some lessons from Google.
     
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  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,319   +709

    That's what you get for backing an obvious loser. Nokia should have supported its own *nix-based platform like Meego with easy porting of Android apps. If Elop hadn't infiltrated the company that's what most likely would have happened.
     
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    Microsoft is probably proceeding with their Phone development as fast as they are for Windows and Office. The difference is Samsung, Apple and Google are going as fast as humanly possible and Microsoft is stuck on their normal Office/Windows pace of 'we don't have any competitors'.

    Maybe Nokia should make an Android phone... that'll get MS's butt in gear.
     
  5. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,897   +940

    I'm very satisfied with my windows phone. Most apps worth having are on android and ios are now on windows phone. A lot of people go after the gimmicks offered my android and ios and hardly ever use them. I do three things on my phone: make calls, look things up on the web and take pictures, 920 does all of those beautifully. Now, that's not to say it isn't with out its problems. Taking Zune media player out of wp8 and replacing it with Xbox music was retarded.

    ms needs to get their act together on a lot of things, but I think a lot of it has to do with the smartphone wars already being over. MS got in late game and is suffering because of it. People already either like android or iPhones and hate change. Its not that windows phone isn't as capable as the others, developers just aren't attracted to it because of its relative low market share.
     
  6. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    If MS had to listen to me, I'd tell them to give Nokia complete control for the next year, year and a half. MS is trying to do too much at once right now, and it's not working.
     
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,902   +528

    Ms is still stuck with extremely slow development. Releasing something big every year or so is not good enough anymore.
     
  8. Microsoft is taking it slowly to wait and see if Nokia will burn to the ground. Buying Nokia at $1.25 is Ballmer's evil plan. That evil bastid.
     
  9. Does Nokia have a contract with Microsoft to only sell Windows Phones or what's up? They could definitely sell a good Android Phone, at least to pressure Microsoft.
     
  10. RandallGregory

    RandallGregory TS Rookie

    There is a user market for a Windows phone for those that aren't interested in buying spiritually evil symbolic trademarks of Apple (Think Adam and Eve and the fall of man as their first computer sold for $666.66). Google seems to be going the more indirect way of Artificial Intelligence to achieve the same goal. I will plead ignorance and buy a windows phone so as to not throw my money at the companies most eager to disprove there is a God responsible for Creation.
     
  11. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Are for real? I suspect you must hate the Beatles due to their record label.
     
  12. kissx

    kissx TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    Microsoft I always too late to the game! Zune! Music store! And especially there phones.
     

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