Discuss: Windows Phone OS

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April 20, 2012 at 05:42:17
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news Nokia's new Windows Phone is not meeting sales targets. Discuss here if you think its a good idea for Microsoft to continue with Windows Phone development, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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April 20, 2012 at 07:30:57
If I remember correctly sales of the home personal computer didn't exactly explode in the first few years either. As for the phone I really don't see a use for it myself but that's just me. I'm sure if they stick with it they'll get their share of the market. There are more than plenty of those that just have to have all the latest gadgets even if they suck.


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April 20, 2012 at 08:27:31
I think they should carry on developing it, but I think they made a bit mistake by neglecting the business market when they brought out win mobile 7 (dropping Outlook specifically), and I can't see them rectifying that with v8. Once my v6.5 handset dies I'll almost certainly have to move to Android with an Outlook syncing App, which would be a pity.

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April 20, 2012 at 10:04:47
The battle with Android is going to be tough because of price.

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April 20, 2012 at 22:08:02
I thought the Lumia 900 beat sales expectations. Isn't it sold out everywhere in the US?

I'm an Android user, but I think they should continue developing Windows Phone. It's a remarkably efficient operating system. Performs better on a single-core phone than Android does on two cores. It just needs Developers Developers Developers!

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April 24, 2012 at 15:38:48
@johnr WinPhone 7 has Outlook Mobile on it and it works great, especially with my Exchange server (ties into the Calendar/Tasks and Contacts). I've been on Windows Mobile since 5.0, but didn't realize how good Outlook Mobile was until I got a Blackberry (won't do that again). Now I'm quite happy with Lumia 900.

I do agree with you though, with the exception of Outlook, they seem like they totally forgot about the business consumer, especially VPN access. I hope they do continue to develop the OS and start integrating more business-centric functionality.

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May 11, 2012 at 01:19:23
i would like get an iPhone. :)

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