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Nokia marketing head concedes: missing Windows Phone apps are customers' biggest grievance

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Nokia marketing head concedes: missing Windows Phone apps are customers' biggest grievance
Nokia has been slow to pick up Windows Phone steam and it’s definitely getting a lot of customer feedback and evaluating it to see just what is it missing. And now in an honest interview Nokia's Global Head of Smartphone Marketing, Vesa Jutila admitted that "the biggest complaint is that customers are missing the apps they want."

Nokia is of course hard at work on changing that, but it is definitely an uphill battle. The company has just bragged about Windows Phone having 90% of the top 50 mobile apps, but some key applications like Instagram are missing.

For this to change though Nokia concedes higher overall volume of Windows Phone sales is key. That’s why the company is happy to see other companies like HTC join in the party with their own devices.

"[Developer attention] is very much driven by the absolute volume of Windows Phones in the market. That's why we're so pleased when other manufacturers also make Windows Phones."

If Nokia was to remain the sole Windows Phone manufacturer that would become a much steeper hill to climb.

source: Engadget

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posted on 14 May 2013, 08:15 10

1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Well tough, you can't have them because they, the Devs don't like Wp, nor does the software company!!!!

It's to to migrate to enjoy these exclusive apps on

iOs and Android™

Or you can wait a very Loooooooooooooooooooooooong time to be available on Wp8...

™®©

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:25 25

6. Kurai (unregistered)


android started from few apps too. it takes time. wait a little longer. windows will catch up very soon . . .

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:31 8

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Iv'e, we have been waiting for the past 8 years, what happened, same old, same old

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:56 2

17. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1149; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


i had a dream that you wrote #1. then #6 will reply like that kind of text!!! @.@

that dream was 5-8 years ago...

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:56 2

38. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


TROLL is a paid shill, working for the competition, and his or her sole purpose is to write hateful and dishonest comments about Nokia and Microsoft products and services.

NOTE: All of their comments should be deleted due to past violations, and their account should be suspended indefinitely. PHONE ARENA, please stop allowing paid employees of other companies looking to interfere with the review and feedback process!

posted on 14 May 2013, 21:46

49. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Based on what you reply on every post of TROLL, seems like you're the one paid do that. I like WP8 and I think it's live tiles are fresh to the eyes but I believe TROLL is not lying with WP8 having scarcity of apps. I also think nokia is a great OEM and TROLL even acknowledges that.

posted on 15 May 2013, 15:52 1

52. Heritor (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Actually, Troll is a liar and perhaps you are too. He has bashed Nokia and Microsoft constantly in his blind love for an OS.

Seriously your Android fanatics are pathetic people. Whining about a phone OS....A phone Operating system... Either A. You guys cannot afford actual quality goods or B you have base dwelling neckbeard turbo nerds. Either way.. it is pathetic. BTW Windows Phone 8 has been out for a few months with windows Phone 7 coming out sometime in 2011. Having worked for Verizon Wireless Android when it released in 2008 was pathetic.. It had like 10k apps when Apple had 100,000 apps.

posted on 16 May 2013, 16:41

54. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


WP was announced back in MWC 2010. I agree with that Android 1.x and 2.x was a piece of s**t but after 4.0, Android is just awesome! I hated Android 2.x (proud iphone user back then) but i love Android now!

posted on 16 May 2013, 20:46

55. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


It's true I have neckbeard LOL. It's also true that I'm an android fan but I also like WP8 just by looking at those live tiles and colorful designs but come on man it's a fact that WP8 has waaaaaay lesser apps than Android or iOS. And don't start with those you don't need many apps of the same kind. For example if you have an instagram app that can only upload pics but cant view it, would you say that's enough? I'm no instagram user though so for me that's more than enough but I believe more WP8 users want those.

And please don't say Android fans can't afford quality devices cos I believe my GS3 cost the same as your beloved High End devices when I bought it.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:29 12

8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5586; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Windows Phone (Nokia) will catch up very soon. Trust me, no not me, trust Nokia.

And one more exclusive thing on Windows Phone is live tiles. If you don't like it, that means you have a very bad taste.

I love Windows Phone because it is SIMPLE AND MODERN.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:35 7

11. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Live tiles is like live widgets, there's wallpaper and themes available that you have an option to update every 2 to 1 minutes. It's nothing new, just a iOs Android "Wanabe"™

®

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:39 8

13. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5586; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I disagree.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:59 3

18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No you don't, don't lie to you're self Experia please™

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:19 3

37. cyko969 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


It's a combination of both an app icon and a widget because you can make it that way just by adjusting tile size, w/o much of memory or performance hit its nothing like an adroid widget.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:32 13

10. SIGPRO (Posts: 479; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


so android started with a million apps??? NO it takes time. But some people here are just for trolling and flooding!

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:37 2

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No not "Trolling"®

But giving idears and to look on the bright side of life™

Like they say average joes....

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:46 9

15. SIGPRO (Posts: 479; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


sure look at your name and other post's of you, all you do is troll. You need to get a life...sharukh khan wannabe!

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:08 1

20. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Don't go off topic, look at Darac, sleepingOz, remember Remixfa, superandroidevo, taco50, gallitoking they come back with solid logical answers, and here you are can't even back your own brand and calling others Trolls.

Please do us, you're self a favour, don't post, you're not fit to post™

Seek wise therapy or take a vacation for a week, it's for you're own good. We are worried you might go, get aggressive and viloent....

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:24 3

24. SIGPRO (Posts: 479; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


LoL give me a break and get a life! You made me laugh with your silly coment. Little sharuk khan wannabe!
Grow up.....oh wait you are just 12 years old, are 12 year old children alowed to post here?
Does your mommy and daddy allow you to internet?
Oh wait you just sit the whole day in a smelly sweaty internet cafe!

posted on 14 May 2013, 18:02 1

47. -box- (Posts: 3826; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I don't think taco or gallito ever had logical anything, let alone answers...

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:47 2

16. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


*off: i was hoping that the mods banned you in the meantime, and tbh i'm quite disappointed they didn't...

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:03

19. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


O so you couldn't answer me, now i'm Trolling, how pathetic please get some knowledge go back and study more on Tech, and then come back with some thoughts, idears, speech, and learn from others.

Was that you're best that you came back with, im a Troll™

Lmfao, ...

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:18 6

23. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


*off: you're not even worth for a comeback :) and you already said it why. 'cause you're nothing more than a lifeless troll.
argument ended.
btw, go back and learn some proper grammar before you try to look sophisticated. there's no R in "idea" ;P

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:25 1

25. SIGPRO (Posts: 479; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Good one haha!

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:25

30. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Off topic™

posted on 14 May 2013, 13:35 1

44. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Troll (Internet)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:16

27. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5586; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I think he's trying to be Donald Duck.

Donald always say that : " HEY, WHAT'S THE BIG IDEAR?" xD

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:04 2

35. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


flooding with negative comments is still trolling, no matter how you look at it, trollllllll.......

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:57 1

39. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


TROLL is a paid shill, working for the competition, and his or her sole purpose is to write hateful and dishonest comments about Nokia and Microsoft products and services.

NOTE: All of their comments should be deleted due to past violations, and their account should be suspended indefinitely. PHONE ARENA, please stop allowing paid employees of other companies looking to interfere with the review and feedback process!

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:17

22. ichiranjeeb (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


A Developer Likes MONEY.

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:22 1

28. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Rename your username to Anti-Windows Troll

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:12

36. Muzhhur (Posts: 248; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Wow!!! amazing!
this one work trolling all nokia news... or maybe you have no job

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:15 6

2. Rorschach (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


As a WP user, I firmly agree with them. I love the clean, fresh feel of WP and its responsiveness; however the app market needs some serious work for it to be a viable alternative to Andriod & iOS.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:15 2

3. juandante (Posts: 305; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Yes and ? Why they keep making phones with Windows ?

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:24 2

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3022; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Because otherwise WP is an awesome OS and without it Nokia couldn't be different.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:43 1

14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Ms choose Nokia cause it's a very well known brand, so MS thought why not make a deal with the sinking ship, sign a 3 years agreement, fund Nokia, pay 250million a year to keep Wp alive, but no it's still strugling. If only they choose Android Apple wouldnt'ev gone to a pinacle point, they would'ev merged at 200p in shares, but no Nokia killed there own OS, how sad is that and rely on others, while they could'ev been n2 now

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:02 2

34. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


"sign a 3 years agreement, fund Nokia, pay 250million a year to keep Wp alive"

even when you try to add numbers to your trolling, that too is a travesty. let me educate you. microsoft paid nokia 250 million in q4 of 2011. it is much more than that per year. please step up your trolling, you're pretty bad at this.

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:57 1

40. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


TROLL is a paid shill, working for the competition, and his or her sole purpose is to write hateful and dishonest comments about Nokia and Microsoft products and services.

NOTE: All of their comments should be deleted due to past violations, and their account should be suspended indefinitely. PHONE ARENA, please stop allowing paid employees of other companies looking to interfere with the review and feedback process!

posted on 14 May 2013, 13:34

43. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Troll (Internet)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:25 5

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5586; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Because it's their own choice. They chose to go with Windows Phone.

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:23

29. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Because Nokia is the Windows Phone company

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:23 2

4. ryq24 (Posts: 512; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


And lack of micro sd card slot on lumia 920/925/928

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:08 1

21. fsnas (Posts: 95; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


you know, i'm a WP8 user and wanted the Instagram badly.
but now, i started hating the app because it feels like Instagram Devs think too much about their app!
I mean come on, Whatsapp, Twitter, Viper, Facebook, Youtube, Skype, foursquare, tumblr ...etc!
who are you (Instagram) to try to be different!!!!

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:26

31. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Instagram is Facebook own, but you're right about it. Nokia have carried an Instagram petitions in order to convince Instagram devs to bring the app to Windows Phone. However still no sign about them.

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:33 3

26. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


I had a lumia 920, I can agree that the app market is behind but so was ever other leading mobile platform at first. Steady growth is what will bring the major app devs to the platform, and wp8 ids steadily growing.

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:36

32. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3022; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


You HAD it? Already bought a new one?

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:55 1

33. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


yes i had it. i have since had an lg optimus g, htc one and now a galaxy s4. no loyalty to a certain company, i'm loyal to technology. and i still recommend people to try out a lumia device. as well as LG HTC and Samsung.

posted on 14 May 2013, 12:16

41. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


TROLL is a paid shill, working for the competition, and his or her sole purpose is to write hateful and dishonest comments about Nokia and Microsoft products and services.

NOTE: All of their comments should be deleted due to past violations, and their account should be suspended indefinitely. PHONE ARENA, please stop allowing paid employees of other companies looking to interfere with the review and feedback process!

posted on 14 May 2013, 12:40 1

42. Osman (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2012)


No one complains about microSD slot in iphone & ipod and are even happy with the 8gb version of iphone, ipod touch but they go on pointing WP that they lack microSD slot! Losers!

posted on 14 May 2013, 14:17

45. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


because dude they paid like many f@@n dollars for ip@@p. Thats why when a very advanced stuff is available now then obviously out f sheer hatred and sad emotions, fruatration these so called ip@@psters will cry their @ss out that 16 gb is less. They were hapy vid their gigantic 3.5 screen now whe the screen size is incresed to 4 they are nt cribbing bout it, cos its tooooooo biiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggg fr dem.....hahhah fanboys

posted on 14 May 2013, 15:47 1

46. ghost7787 (Posts: 9; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


I used a Nokia Lumia 810 since November, loved it, however had to switch back to android since I use my phone for work and WP8 is still missing apps I want. Nokia with android would make me and many others happy.

posted on 14 May 2013, 19:14 2

48. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


seeing as we are saying stuff that wont be happening like

''Nokia with android would make me and many others happy.''

i will say something that has more of a chance and would be so much better then android if it ever could happen

nokia and windows 8 pro will make many really happy ( im talking on a phablet sized device )

posted on 15 May 2013, 16:01 1

53. Heritor (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


I think it is a sad day in the cellphone business if a company HAS to go android. That is like waking up one day and being told you HAVE to go buy a Ford.

The idea of only having the iPhone and Android devices as a choice in a smartphone is rather boring and s**tty. Nokia was smart to go WP8 for one big reason.. They knew that they would be entering an ecosystem that they could become the big name in vs going android and being cast to fight Samsung who has been the dominant name in the Android market and risk being just nother android phone.

posted on 15 May 2013, 00:53 3

50. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I am really getting sick of this nonsense over apps on WP.

posted on 15 May 2013, 03:58

51. ddeath (Posts: 163; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


I'll buy a Nokia anytime if they decided to run Android. But not sure will that ever happen... Sigh.

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