- 10-12-2012, 12:17 PM #1
- 10-12-2012, 12:31 PM #2
It makes sense that Samsung would be preferred over Nokia. When most people in the states hear Nokia, they think of the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
- 10-12-2012, 12:44 PM #3
Nokia and HTC are WAY behind Samsung in customer preference for Windows Phones in the USA, according to a recent poll.
9% desirability isn't a bad place to start. Samsung's leadership is a big surprise. This survey is good news for the ATIV S and also shows how HTC and Nokia will have to work overtime to promote their own handsets.
Samsung, not Nokia, fans' most favoured WinPho brand ? Reg Hardware
- 10-12-2012, 01:00 PM #7
It doesn't surprise me. The only Nokia devices that were ever popular in the US were feature phones.
Even 5 years ago, almost nobody in the US had Nokia smartphones.
Samsung sold WinMo smartphones in the US 5 years ago. The original Samsung Blackjack SGG-i607 was one.
More US consumers knew about Samsung's smartphones than Nokia's, even before Android existed.--Laura Knotek (formerly known as lak611)
- 10-12-2012, 01:25 PM #9
Let's break this down, the samplesize was 4300, IMO way too small for an accurate result anyway, and of those 9% considered WP8 which is 387 people. Of these 197 prefer Samsung and 174 prefer Nokia, leaving 16 people for HTC
Hardly numbers Nokia will worry about. I am willing to bet that the question was presented as;
If you would consider buying a Windows Phone 8 device which brand would you prefer?
D. Other/Don't know
In this line of questioning the difference between A and B would be explained by people often simply choosing the first option anyway. Only when the sample size would be much larger (as in at least 3-4 time larger) would an accurate measurement of preference be available.
10-12-2012, 02:14 PM #13
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This is good news!!
I think we can almost ignore the device preferences a bit.
The majority of people in the poll are likely not very familiar with what will be available, and the details behind the upcoming devices.
What is really important is that 9% of regular people are open to WP beforethe big marketing push.Talk to me about Windows Phone, Windows 8, XBOX, art, animation, design, or anything! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook (say you're from here or I may not accept)
10-12-2012, 02:22 PM #14
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In fact, I think this is the main reason why the L920 is an AT&T exclusive, people just don't care about Windows Phones. Another bit of news I find disturbing is that the LG Optimus G is listed on the Rogers pre-order webpage before the L920 and that isn't even a Roger's exclusive. I hope it is because Roger's simply isn't allowed to take pre-orders for the L920 yet but I have a feeling it is because they feel that the Optimus G will sell more in Canada. If that is the case, WP8 market penetration is going to be tough, in Canada at least.
The good news is that there is a lot of buzz for Windows tablets and hopefully this will help propel Windows Phone 8. In fact, the main reason that I plan to switch to WP8 is because I plan on getting a Windows tablet.
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10-12-2012, 04:26 PM #17
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- 10-12-2012, 05:14 PM #19
I think 3310 when I think Nokia too. In high school during my Junior/Senior years Everyone I knew had that phone or another Nokia that was similar. It was the best phone I ever had though :D and it performed like a champ!