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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, 04:40

23. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


let them enjoy android

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 07:31 4

61. lyndon420 (Posts: 4560; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Enjoying Android is an easy task.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 07:56 2

68. papss (unregistered)


Had to laugh at the Sony part.. How is Sony relieving the pain?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:52 2

116. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


sony has the best midrange phones and probably the best android tablet.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 03:55 1

9. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


"the main reasons are Microsoft’s unwillingness to lower the high licensing fees for its mobile platform"

this really makes sense why no WP phones other than Nokia is popular.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:00

10. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


true dat.even kids know this.lol

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:03

11. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


this news would have been great if nokia made android phones and all other manufacturers left android.i know it newer happens.also wp is not bad either.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:57 1

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


" Useless, Pathetic"™®©

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 07:57 3

69. papss (unregistered)


Who you? You need attention this morning? Mum didn't kiss you good bye this morning?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:04 6

13. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Waitaminute...

Samsung makes phone then stops supporting...
huawei makes phone for china and then teases a budget phone that takes forever....
HTC makes 2 great phones then nothing...
Nokia makes great phone after great phone catering to many different customers...

everyone says they can't compete but they aren't trying!
I won't argue the licensing fee, but if a company doesn't try to compete then of course market share will be low. It wouldn't take much either. Nokia is just releasing slightly updated carrier variations. A chip upgrade, or camera upgrade or design upgrade with some good stock apps for "differentiating" and you can have a solid competitor.
HTC can make blink feed an app with live tile and it would have nearly the same effect. The look of the is wouldn't be much different but its functionality would be greatly changed for the better.
but don't make one phone and then 8 months later say you can't compete with someone who has already released 6. That's just stupid.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 06:48 1

53. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Well also the game is rigged in Nokia's favor, right? M$ gave the a deal on the licensing fees, M$ worked directly with Nokia developing the first 3 flagships, they paid commission to AT&T reps for pushing the Lumia 900, and they gave Nokia a billion dollars to use WP in the first place. I can see any reason why other OEMs would even think they could compete when the deck is stacked so heavily against them.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:05 4

14. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


seems the eggs nokia laid in wp basket is hatching and will go further strong.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 05:09 3

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


Down south™

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:39

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


sam plastic loverboy

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:04 1

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


More like

"ANDROID"™®©

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:08 5

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


It's still an excellent platform which doesn't lag and crash like some.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:11 4

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


Nokia scares everyone away!

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:20 4

20. Loubielou (Posts: 513; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Mr Elop an Microsoft are the Best Comedy pair in the Mobile Market,an can not stand competition,Nokia would have been more succesful with Upgrading Symbian or Meego,an would have been more popular with Android,How did Mr Elop convince the Nokia Board that Windows would be more Popular than Symbian is Truelly Amazing,He acts like a Salesman for Microsoft instead of a Chairman at Nokia

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:01 2

70. papss (unregistered)


Here's a suggestion, go read before commenting on something you don't know.. Symbian was already dying before they went WP.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:14 3

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


Ponder on this: Nokia traded 37.6% (approx. 385 Million) shipped and/or installed base (Symbian) for 1.7% (approx. 40 Million) shipped and/or installed base (Windows Phone). The Lumia sales cannot even offset the losses from no sale of Symbian units.

Now how stupid is that? >:(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Phone#Market_share
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbian#Market_share_and_competition
http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/features/item/16863_Symbian_still_easily_the_third.php
http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/features/item/17354_Ye_olde_S60_is_still_the_Third.php
http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-ww-monthly-201205-201305

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:45 1

24. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Wonder what happens when Nokia DID entered the Android Market...

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:59 1

27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Microsoft needs to pay these companies to make Windows Phones not the other way around...

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 05:13 3

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


No thanks. No one is intrestead™

Android™®© Ftw®

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 04:59 1

29. dan.ardelean (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jun 2013)


Before posting this you should read more on Windows Phone. You should know that HTC is preparing at least one new device (HTC Tiara), Samsung also and there are at least 2 new Huawei devices in test (Huawei only entered Windows Phone market a couple of months ago)
Look at AdDuplex statistics

Anyway not releasing 2 smartphones every 3 months doesn't mean that they are not interested in that market segment anymore. It is a better approach to launch less devices and support them better.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 05:09

31. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 217; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


This is bad news. Microsoft should reduce their charges to enable more manufacturers to come on board. The only way for WP8 to succeed to have more visibility.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 05:20 1

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


Look what happened to Windows Mobile, it was struggling for the past 8 years. Why would any company want's to head down south. Look what also happened to wp7, that was also failing, MS and Nokia spent millions on adverts and wait that Smoke by Wp was bogus luring customers and deceptioning them. And they still failed! ®

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 07:53 1

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


@TROLL:

it seems like you are well educated when you bashed WP but you are using words that injure your credibility. There is no such word as deceptioning, maybe deceiving if that is what you mean.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:15

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


No one is perfect. Are you?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:34 2

98. papss (unregistered)


Are defending troll? Too funny

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:49

102. bulgyjj (Posts: 27; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


That's why half the posters you can't take seriously.

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