01-30-2013, 02:53 AM #101
- 21 Posts
I believe that Nokia and windows phone 8 have an incredibly hard road for a decent share in the market. Horrible marketing and little app support have played a huge part in wp8 lackluster sales. Myself, after nearly 2 years of having a windows phone have not seen a single other person with another windows phone, and I live in a city of roughly 1 million people.
01-30-2013, 03:25 AM #102
- 160 Posts
If they continue to build good products, they will come. But the eco system of apple is hard to get people away from. Plus they are so blinkered and dont even try anything else.
I think if most people actually bothered to look elsewhere, they would come away with something that isnt an iPhone.
Every iphone person i know has converted away, but thats because they are intelligent people.
01-30-2013, 08:58 AM #103
- 630 Posts
Additionally, when more than half the country probably couldn't tell you who is and could careless whom our Secretary of Defense is, I just don't see something being American based is much on their mind. Our culture is about having the best and shiniest new product now. Keeping up with the joneses. Not much time there to think about where something came from.
01-31-2013, 06:09 AM #104
- 20 Posts
Why are some people so desperate to make other people like what they like?
The reason i pick an idevice rightnow is because of apps that i use on a daily basis that dont exsist on WP, others do exsist but ive seen they dont work as well, changing or switching wouldnt make me ''smarter''.
If it came down only to hardware, pretty icons, taking pictures at night and everything else as equal or better thant what the iphone has to offer then i wouldnt even hesitate to switch from iphone to wp.
Last edited by RJ G; 01-31-2013 at 11:10 AM.
02-01-2013, 01:01 PM #105
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84% of At&t Smartphones sold in Q4 were iPhones ... crazy numbers.
Following is NPD's year-over-year comparison of market share and growth for the top-five smartphone manufacturers:
Q4 2011 Q4 2012
Apple 41% 39%
Samsung 21% 30%
Motorola 8% 7%
HTC 14% 6%
LG 5% 6%
Based on the latest information from NPD, the top-selling mobile phones in the U.S. were as follows:
1 iPhone 5
2 Samsung Galaxy S III
3 iPhone 4S
4 iPhone 4
5 Samsung Galaxy S II
02-28-2013, 08:05 PM #107
- 18 Posts
I've just made the switch to WP8 after over 3 years of iOS. I can't even tell you how bad iOS was before that "i" (all the way up until 4.x.x). You couldn't send an MMS, could't record videos, didn't had proper maps, you couldn't figure out how many caracthers you had already written while texting, couldn't sync mail with hotmail, and the list goes on and on!
We are in heaven right now, this is a brand new OS, we're on the 2nd version, we still have a long road ahead but u can tell already that the basis are great! I just made the switch from matturest and steadiest OS on the planet, and still, I wouldn't go back! Long live WP8!!
03-03-2013, 01:46 AM #109
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- 03-15-2013, 12:07 PM #110
If Nokia made 820 with 16gb (stuck on At&T for now), I wouldn't even be looking at the iphone. I don't want the size and don't need all the bells and whistles of the 920. The 820 is perfect, but why did Verizon get the 822 with 16gb and AT&T got stuck with the 8 gb 820? I want to have the choice to load my memory on the phone instead of an SD card.
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