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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, 11:03

107. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think you're giving TROLL too much credit. If Samsung is paying guys like him to bash Nokia/MS, they need better shills. Besides, he openly supports pretty much every Android maker.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 12:05 2

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


Well said..
Smaaaaaaart Boy™

Android™ all other Android Meego, Maeemo, Jolla OEMS, FTW™®©

Rest down South®

Android or else nothing, take it down the throat©

Linux™

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 22:57

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


@roldefol:

It seems like I give TROLL too much credit but it is not. My argument is about healthy debate of platforms. Competition is healthy since this will benefit the consumers. Using a single platform is like eating the same cuisine everyday.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:03 2

72. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1084; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Market share of Windows 8 smart phones has been reported to have grown to a little over 5 percent with the Windows Phone 8 blue Updates. this OS will be able to use all the high tech gear Apple and Android Phones boasted Windows smart phones do not have. now it's up to the
Microsoft Programmers and Developers to make the Apps that it needs At least Windows smart phones now have 49 out of 50 of the most popular smart phone apps so that is a plus

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:09 6

76. papss (unregistered)


You know you are making ground when you have children posting all the hate comments for the first page :)
Did anyone read the link? This is what PA makes an article about? This came from a Taiwan vendor comment.. Sounds like a good source to me.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:28

78. pyradark (Posts: 769; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


When Sony make a comback with windows, Nokia will get Pawned!!!

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:41

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


Too bad msft is asking for high licensing fee, but on the other hand nokia is way ahead of all those who wanna join this bandwagon. Anyways android is getting crowded day by day and there is not too much differntiation regarding the products( if we leave few companies). Sooner or later all these companies will have to have another o.s to survive because chinese companies are really making big progress in terms of software and hardware. btw nokia is unique in its sense and no company will ever directly stand against it, Not even apple.. Windows o.s is definatly a good future prospect....

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:10

85. Sirius (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Jun 2013)


Admit it-
1.Nokia's are down now.
2.They will eventually COME BACK.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:24 1

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


In 10 years time®

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 10:52

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


Nothing constructive. Take your own words of advice

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:16

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


It took apple 10 years to come back, Nokia might take even loooooooooooooooooooonger™

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:06

109. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


be happy with your andro crap
soon it will be song of the past

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:14 1

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


Nokia have sold there headquarters, how cheap and low can you and they go. They don't have an office! ®

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 14:03

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


dnt sulk, it was nt nokia,s decision but yeeh ceo is a big time idiot. Nd do u really know they have office or what???? They are on a lease.. N till the time they earn enuf profit to sustain themselves , a rented office is nt a bad deal. They needed cashflow and at that time it was the one f the important requirement.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 21:44

135. steelicon (Posts: 309; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Renting your office space is a bad sign for investors and a stupid move for a company. Any child growing up and living in the projects knows this.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 21:56

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


read my comment properly, in simple language they needed money and selling your headquarter and then taking it on lease is a good decision to have cash for short run. Once nokia will become a power with windows it will definatly buy bact its fixed assets. Got it

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:29 1

115. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


10 years ago, Blackberry was the darling of the industry. Who knows what you'll be trolling about in another 10 years?

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:31

93. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Nokia's doing the same in windows realm what samsung has already done with android.
Why hating so much?
They finally have a great traction and obviously pretty good agreement with microsoft.
I have to admit that If Nokia owned windows platform entirelly it would be much better.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 12:31

118. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I think that Microsoft should maintain its grip on on the OS as we do not want things to get too out of control. That said it should not be anything near that of iOS in terms of letting things through. The high license fees I am sure Microsoft can lower but to be honest considering that only Nokia decided to release more than one headset, I can see why they have more market share in the area. THe other manus need to be a little less lazy and put out more devices.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 14:27 1

123. drkavint (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)


windows= nokia= slow death
android=samsung+htc= rapid growth..
imagine if android gets click on laptops and pc....thats the end of windows....

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 06:18

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


@drkavint:

windows will not end as long as business prosper because corporate wants security. Maybe sales will decline but it will not end. And windows can be hacked inspite of all security patches, so imagine what will be the scenario for an open OS used on PC.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 15:06 1

125. PK1983 (Posts: 172; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Nokia should have just refined Meego rather than switch to Windows.
I actually like the live tiles concept, but Microsoft is as usual being Microsoft, and
is stifling innovation by limiting what hardware it can support and by charging high license fees..

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:08

127. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Meego would've been just as successful in the US as WebOS. It was a valiant effort, but there wasn't room for a 5th platform outside of Nokia's loyal EU customer base.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:07

126. depeche (Posts: 60; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I like WP on Samsung devices and not a fan of monsterous devices.. I have consided getting the Ativ S however it just seems to big for my taste. Hell I still am using my Focus S upgraded to 7.8. Thinking of selling my HTC windows phone 8X cause it promise of better camera is not all that..

Nokia's Phones are huge bricks, they need to work on smaller devices that do the same as their 900, 920, 925 devices..

Can we have constructive conversations on here guys..

Windows Phone 8 or Blackberry 10's OS????

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:15 1

128. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Windows Phone 8, hands down. I say that for three reasons:

1 - Windows has the support of Microsoft, who aren't going out of business anytime soon and need a strong mobile presence
2 - Windows has Nokia, who is making some really nice hardware
3 - RIM was incredibly shortsighted, arrogant and downright dismissive of the competition. They don't deserve third place IMO.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:22 1

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


Well tough, they are last, and soon will RIP™

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:55

130. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Can you give us a good reason why WP8 deserves to die? (hint: Android FTW™ is not a reason)

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 21:46

136. steelicon (Posts: 309; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


WPx.x is an idiot featurephone mobile OS that killed Symbian and MeeGo, the REAL RTOS.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 00:09

146. dre786 (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


some of you guys are plain haters you just want to see MS fail you would stop at nothing but sorry for you that's not the reality soon people gonna start REALIZING THE power of windows phone like it already strat happening. Samsung and Htc are not aggressively persuing win phone because the have to keep up with the android crowd many names and version that does the same thing yet still laggy

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:01

149. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It's all about BRANDS. People aren't buying Samsung and HTC, they're buying Galaxy S and One. Why would HTC and Samsung invest in WP when it means building up new brands? So HTC didn't even bother with branding - they just called it the Windows Phone 8X. Nokia on the other hand can focus solely on the Lumia brand.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 16:35

150. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Troll is paid to do what he does in order to keep conversations going. Every WP article, he's right there spot on to put his .02$ BS. Its suspicious because he's seems to be the top advocater of WP hate. And it probably doesn't matter how good WP is because that's what he's paid to do, downplay both MS and Nokia.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 23:40

151. charms55 (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


I call "bologna." Or "baloney." Unless you have a source don't misrepresent what the OEM are doing.

HTC is introducing a new phone on a new carrier, there are rumors of a possible new Samsung on the way, and Huawei and Acer are indicating handsets either for this year or early 2014. That said, HTC is struggling and one would not blame them for cutting their line to just the bare bones while trying to maximize the One's.

Don't have the data at my disposal, but some reports are that contrary to popular opinion or the best wishes of the competition, WP8 is in fact growing and at a better clip than Android or iPhone.

Certainly must be tough swimming against a tide of articles such as this that state the obvious that isn't at all obvious.

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