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Phone makers move away from Windows Phone because of high licensing fees and Nokia competition

0. phoneArena 11 Jun 2013, 03:34 posted on

Phone makers are either moving away from Windows Phone or putting their plans for the platform on hold…

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posted on 11 Jun 2013, 13:06

120. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Don't say wp is"fail", they get " HURT ", respect their feeling. My first smartphone is wp7 (hd7), very smooth and very fast, the sad thing is. .. very fast batt drainer and very fast to return to retailer and get the Android lag phone and until now I enjoy the lag ;-).

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:14 1

87. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


You know what's the destiny of an OS supported by only one manufacturer, right? ;)

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:37 4

99. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


what about Apple :P

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 13:09

121. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


+1 for that ;-).

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 19:46

132. wurmZ (Posts: 32; Member since: 11 Jun 2013)


@boosook:

dominance

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 22:53

142. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


This is what MS wants wanted all along. Samsung and HTC probably only did WP phones because of lawsuits.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 22:57

144. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Also...as an OEM:

WP - compete with many other OEM's and pay a license fee for the OS.
Android - compete with many other OEM's and the OS is free.

Seems like a no brainer to me.....

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 03:38

2. dangchitrung (Posts: 88; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


How much is the fee?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:22 3

21. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


15$ per handset i think

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:09

75. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


My question exactly. Microsoft makes $15 per Android sold, so it would be silly to make their own fee higher

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:40 3

80. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Microsoft...
Just give it a free
No need fees just like Android..xp

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 03:40 6

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Hmm. I doubt MS expected this outcome. Maybe they should just acquire Nokia and get into the phone bidness like Apple?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:27 5

22. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Yeah, because Nokia is just waiting to be acquired.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:59

28. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


i think there are talks about this but nokia maybe is the one refusing. I think it will be a win win for both company. Then we'll have a head to head match up with APPLE-GOOGLE-MICROSOFT.

iPhone - Motorola - Nokia..

then comes Tizen for Samsung to join the party.. :)

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 05:05 5

30. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


No. Nokia should acquire Windows Phone. Nokia already owns it virtually. They just need to do it officially. They can make it million times better than it already is, since Microsoft seems to be too busy these days, trying to push the XBOX as a TV replacement, to release on an update for WP.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 05:51 3

39. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


You seriously think that Nokia would accept this?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 06:29

45. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If the price was right, Nokia shareholders would compel the sale.

MS needs to get into the mobile space. Nokia is starting to edge out other potential 'partners' from playing in the space. Ballmer doesn't strike me as a laid-back kind of guy. Nokia's share price is on the low side.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 06:38 1

48. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


With Elop & Co., every f$ckup is possible.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 03:40 3

4. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Samsung HTC LG sony zte huawei motorola = Android and for all :)

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 07:30 2

60. wurmZ (Posts: 32; Member since: 11 Jun 2013)


what makes android successful is the price. most manufacturers even the least known companies in china make android phones is similar with the comments of TROLL_cheap.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:19 1

91. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


This is the excuse that WP fans used in the first period, when there were only high-end WP phones around. They said: "Android sells because it's cheap", deliberately ignoring the millions of high-end droids sold by Samsung and others. The truth was that manufacturers were selling BOTH cheap and expensive droids.
What's more, now that we also have cheap WP phones (and many times WP handsets are cheaper than equivalent Android handsets, because otherwise they won't sell), we see that this argument is not so true...

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 14:39 1

124. milesboy5 (Posts: 178; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


By the time Windows Phone offered its cheap phones Android had already taken over that market and had much more brand recognition so therefore it makes sense as to why Microsoft has had trouble in the low-end of the smartphone market.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 22:39

140. wurmZ (Posts: 32; Member since: 11 Jun 2013)


@milesboy5:

thanks for the defense and you hit my argument.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 22:38

139. wurmZ (Posts: 32; Member since: 11 Jun 2013)


@boosook:

another reason why android is successful is that android fans crave the feel of an iphone yet they cannot afford to buy one so they sort to cheaper phones that somehow satisfy their urge. I know what you feel. Those so-called high-end phones, Galaxy label is overused to confused unlearned buyers as long as SAMSUNG print is there.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 03:44 2

5. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Makes complete sense, MS doesn't allow differentiation and they think they can run WP the same way they do Windows, mobile is a different game altogether, sooner they learn that the better.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 03:45

6. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


this = Chinese manufacturers like Acer, Asus and ZTE intended on launching Windows Phone 8 handsets in 2013 but have now pushed back their plans. Here, the main reasons are Microsoft’s unwillingness to lower the high licensing fees for its mobile platform and Nokia’s strong positions. Microsoft holds a tight grip on Windows Phone and that also makes it harder to differentiate.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 03:50 4

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Hmm... perhaps Victor missed this article posted by Daniel not even an hour earlier: http://www.phonearena.com/news/First-image-of-the-Windows-Phone-8-HTC-Tiara-leaks_id43935

You guys really need better communication, or at least to get on the same page.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:03

12. procol (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Remember the fact HTC was the company which made the deal with Facebook for HTC First with the hope of decent sales. They are desperate now and trying everything shortsightedly whether it's good move or not.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 06:56 1

55. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


HTC must recognize there's an opportunity to sell in the low-midrange, but in the US they don't want to dilute their Android presence (unlike previous years). WP8 is their key to that part of the market.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 03:53 3

8. McLaren (unregistered)


Would have been the same if Nokia also adopted Android as well.But no they want to be WP exclusive!!!
Miss u Nokia,but Samsung and Sony are relieving the pain now!! B)

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