Microsoft's Elop to handle keynote chores at Super Mobility Week event in Vegas
"Super Mobility Week" is put together by the CTIA and will feature keynote speeches from Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, Verizon CEO Dan Mead, and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. Conspicuous by his absence is T-Mobile CEO John Legere.
The music director for the event, and the leader of the house band is Thomas Dolby. You might remember Dolby from his 1980's hit, "She Blinded Me with Science."
There is a mobile app associated with Super Mobility Week. If you are going to the event, it will help you arrange your schedule in real time, and alerts from event staff will make sure that you don't miss a thing that you want to see. The app is available for free, at the Google Play Store and the App Store, for Android and iOS users respectively.
source: SuperMobilityWeek via WPCentral
1. Liveitup (Posts: 1753; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Any moment now the idiotic comments about how he ruined Nokia will appear.
2. nokia12 (Posts: 447; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
or maybe how nokia saved microsoft's ass by getting them 4 % market share.. without them they wouldn't even have gotten out of the decimals
3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1565; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Thank you, Captain Obvious. That's like saying without eyes you wouldn't be able to see.
5. Liveitup (Posts: 1753; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Lol yeah true or like without Samsung and other Android OEMs Android market share would be non existent.
8. sgodsell (Posts: 1848; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Samsung sells 34-36% of all Android devices now. Samsung sold the lions share at the beginning, but now they are down to almost a 1/3.
15. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Samsung has more than 30% of the smartphone market. Without Samsung, Android would've definitely NOT been at the top. They would've been in second place, behind Apple (iOS), and WP would be giving them a lot more competition with a lot more marketshare.
7. sgodsell (Posts: 1848; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Anyone who thinks Microsoft doesn't have any hardware problems with WP is an idiot. What I mean to say is the physical hardware is fine, but Microsoft wants OEMS to make WP devices using their restricted hardware profile for WP, and then you have to compete with Microsoft's Nokia hardware division and devices which has over 90% of all WP device sales, plus its a small market to begin with when you factor in Android and iOS. It was totally different back n the PC/laptop days. OEMS could use any hardware they like. This just cannot be done with WP. You have to use a certain class of CPU from only one OEM, a certain display type and size, specific radios. Microsoft wants to give the illusion that its just like the old days where you take their software and install in on your hardware. WP can't be any further away from the that.
14. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
You fandroids cry about how some Android OEMs add too much or spoil the Android experience with many features or too much of a skin. And then you'll come to WP articles and whine about how MS doesn't allow customization of WP for different OEMs. I seriously don't get you people.
20. tech2 (Posts: 2832; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
And all you do is get into a mudslinging business of making an android vs WP war for no reason whenever someone makes a valid point instead of replying with your constructive counter argument.
9. nokia12 (Posts: 447; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
ohh lol xperiafanzone hahaha can't believe you are that dumb..
Let me explain it for you
Windows phone had many oems like HTC , samsung ,dell, huwaei who were producing windows phone before nokia .. Nokia came in and adopted windows phone and started developing exclusive APPs , bringing great features and putting more resources than smasung , htc , huawei after seeing this sammy and other OEMs got afraid as they coudn't compete with nokia and abondened WP ( releasing only 1 or 2 devices just to show they are partners of wp without ever caring for them)
i was saying had there been no nokia windows phone wouldn't have even got to single digits even if Samsung, htc ,huawei were putting in more resources than they actually did
because WP was so unappealing and Incapable OS.. before windows 8 it was crap , windows phone 8 had too high hopes and failed miseably , windows phone 8.1 is a solid update that should have been there at the time of windows 8 .. People bought windows phone only because of Nokia and not the OS or to put it an other way ... all the loyal nokia fans that held 35 % market share out of them around 30 % decided not to buy a a nokia because it was not running android and ran Windows phone
and around 2-2.5 % share was only because lumia 520 was sold at a loss...
so do you still get it or not or do you need more explanation ? Captain Not So Obvious :P
21. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1565; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
You can't guarantee that Nokia making Android would help them even more. A lot of people I know with Nokia doesn't care about the OS at all.
13. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
You're right. Nokia is keeping WP afloat. But WP already had potential. It would've blossomed if any ONE major OEM would have completely on board with and made only or a lot more WPs, like a Samsung or HTC. Nokia did that first and sold quite a lot of it, hence helping WP or "saving Microsoft's ass".
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I guess Elop finally got his junior membership in the Masters of Evil.
10. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
I guess elop just saying he is a trojan horse by saying that.
11. fanboysrdumb (Posts: 44; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Can you die already good for nothing greedy bastUrd
12. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Some shills will pop up or have already popped up and barking about Elop being a "trojan horse". You idiots need to get your brains functioning again. That company was already dying when Elop took, being eaten away by Apple and Samsung. You people just need an excuse to hate on MS, who you say are "monopolistic". Go to Wikipedia and look up the meaning of monopoly and trojan. Stupid plastic people who call themselves tech enthusiasts.
16. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
I don't need elop to don't like microsoft. I still remember about DR-DOS, Novel, Netscape, OS/2.
17. Gadgety (Posts: 111; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
At the moment WP's growth seems to be at the low end. Msft is merging WP and RT, which could lead to quite powerful phones. We'll see.
18. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
WP 7.1 will fix WP 7.0 and will sell in millions
WP 7.2 will fix WP 7.1 and will sell in millions
WP 7.5 will fix WP 7.2 and will sell in millions
WP 8.0 will fix WP 7.5 and will sell in millions
WP 8.1 will fix WP 8.0 and will sell in millions
WP 8.2 will fix WP 8.1 and will sell in millions
WP 9.0 will fix WP 8.2 and will sell in millions
... I got it!!!