Windows Phone OEMs still important as Microsoft targets 15% market share

By Scorpus ยท 9 replies
Sep 3, 2013
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  1. Overnight, Microsoft stunned the tech world by announcing they've purchased Nokia's Devices and Services unit for 5.4 billion euros, with the deal expected to close in early 2014. By making this acquisition, Microsoft has absorbed the largest Windows Phone manufacturer...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Win 8 is a decent mobile operating system. If MS jacked up their app store considerably I see no reason why people wouldn't seriously consider it.
  3. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 683   +253

    If you can't beat them....BUY THEM. LOL.

    Wow, now Windows 8 market share will increase again by default. Amazing.

    Soon, people will have no choice but to purchase a Windows 8 device because that will be the only choice.
  4. CrisisDog

    CrisisDog TS Booster Posts: 139   +33

    APPS PLEASE! And not unknown, low quality apps either. Still waiting for B&N's Nook on WP8, it's available in the Windows 8 PC store, but why not for the phone?
  5. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    That makes absolutely zero sense. Microsoft was never in any competition with Nokia, you nub.
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  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,889   +1,223

    MS needs to bite the bullet, walk their sorry butts into Google's or Apple's headquarters and work something out so that windows phones can use Android or Apple apps. I still run into cases where some apps are only for Apple and not Android. It must be terribly frustrating for a WP user.
  7. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 683   +253

    Ummm, the implication was the mobile market in 'general' but I guess that went just a lil bit over your head. Very few people care about Windows 8. What better way to make them care than to force and thrust it upon them. Like a big fat chick running at you and hopping onto your lap before you have the chance to know what hit you.

    Microsoft's strategy for winning is not by product superiority or even by consumer demand. It's by eliminating choices. That's what they are doing on the desktop. Clearly the same strategy is being used in the mobile market. Too bad they probably can't afford to buy Google or Samsung. Then I would have no choice but to declare Windows 8 a sucess. :)

    Sorry I didn't make myself clear. That was my fault. I am the one to blame. I hate myself. I HATE MYSELF. :)
  8. I said at the time Nokia signed the deal with Microsoft that it was only to devalue Nokia, so Microsoft would buy them. If Nokia would have given users a choice of OS, they would have been much more profitable. Microsoft may have still purchased them, but it would have cost them 2 or 3 times as much.

    Now, Nokia should be sued by their shareholders for making such a stupid move.
  9. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 414   +186

    Still makes no sense. Nokia & Microsoft have been partners with Windows Phone & it's devices. HTC & Samsung each have sub-par Windows Phone devices that shouldn't even exist (Ativ, 8X, 8S). Nokia is responsible for over 80% of WP sells and they also have never sold an Android device to begin with. So how are they forcing something down our throats? Nokia was too late to the Android party, Microsoft knew that and took the opportunity to invest in them to lead their WP devices.
  10. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    The latest Windows update for Verizon HTC 8X took nearly 6 hours. I thought my phone was bricked and so did the Verizon store and HTC support.

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