Steve Ballmer on Windows Phone: “We haven’t sold quite as many as I would have liked”
0. phoneArena 15 Sep 2011, 04:37 posted on
You’ve heard it before - Steve Ballmer has previously mentioned that Windows Phone sales have gone “from very small to very small,” but now nearly a year has passed since the launch of WP7…
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37. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)
I look forward to ballmer articles love those photos of him lol.
44. snowgator (Posts: 3346; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
As a Windows Phone supporter, I am very high on their future. The way we can look at Windows on the bright side moving ahead is simple:
1) Microsofts new partnerships with Nokia, Fujitsu, and ZTE give them a huge market boost in Europe and Asia that they never had up until now. That alone assures that W7 will sell many more units in 2012 than at any other time since their introduction in 2010.
2) With HTC and Samsung stepping up to the plate with some serious hardware, W7 gets a great boost to 2012 in the fall of 2011. Good reviews on the Titan and Focus S, as well as the mid-tier offerings both manufacturers put out, will boost enthusiasm for other entries world wide.
3) Timely Mango updates to all existing W7 devices will continue to show that Microsoft is dedicated to the legacy of their OS. Again, great product building.
4) With the devlopment of "Tango", Microsoft will have an OS specifically designed for entry-level devices, hopefully avoiding the bad experience some users have with other OS's slapped on lower level phones. Yes, I am looking at you, Android. Do not snicker, RIM- not all your Curves were great looking, either.
This being said, 2012 is a watershed year for W7. If they are not above 10% in worldwide OS sales by the start of 2013, there is no way you look at it as a good year. I hope to see close to 15% or better. They HAVE to get better CDMA support. While not as large as the Sim Card gang, without it you lose buisness you need to compete for. And they have to fight tooth and nail to keep Samsung in the fold.
48. Striker (unregistered)
"...bada is a much better OS than WP7..." - Peterfromsweden - Dude, you've got to tell me what have you been smoking? Damn, sure it must be good, by the crap you speak! :)
63. nwright94 (unregistered)
Not trying to make an offenses, but why not get the more supported android over bada? Bada seems like an android clone to me and while thats great you and a significant amount of people like it, in the end of the day its still an android clone. And as for bada being better than anything else, thats opinion. If you think its better, its better for you. I personally like WP7 better for me.
49. Brokenbada (unregistered)
I have a question for peterifromsweden or anybody here who can help me please. I have a samsung wave and i tried to update the firmware via samsung kies. The update said succesful and i restarted the phone after that it wouldnt want to switch on. No the question is i took it to the retailer but they told me that if i update my software on my own i void my warranty. Is that true? Lastly they checked the phone and told me it has liquid damage. But it wasnt near any water. Can anyone give me advice please? Thanx
50. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
this sounds strange. I updated my wave to the latest bada 1.2 with no problems.
It is not true that you void your warranty by updating the software.
If they say that your phone is liquid damaged, i suggest you take it to a repair center, and let them fix your phone.
52. Badabroken (unregistered)
Thanx peter but the guys at the retailer said liquid damage is unrepairable. Is that true? But anyhow i sent it to a repair centre. I hope it gets repaired so that i can go sue that f**kers who told my phone has water damage if it was a software problem. Thanx anyway
66. antifanboy (unregistered)
that's normal. below the battery you can find a little field. when it turned purple they say there must have been water. but if touched this area with your wet finger before, it can turn purple, too!
68. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Liquid damage is not unrepairable, but i think that liquid damage is not on you warranty, so you will have to pay for that kind of repair yourself (if your phone is water damaged).
54. downphoenix (Posts: 2674; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
You can add +1 to your sales if you release a WP7 phone on Sprint that doesnt suck.
57. corporateJP (Posts: 2322; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Ballmer just needs to STFU.
The Microsoft boys already screwed the Nokia thing up with their "our former executive-turned their CEO-yet is still on the Redmond payroll" game.
Microsoft needs to fix their pitch delivery before they cellebrate the win, because it's only the fourth inning.
Microsoft is badly flawed.
The last descent OS from them was Window's 98, f' what you heard.
65. jtech (Posts: 101; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
Peter is there ever a thread where you don't troll about bada? We don't care about bada none of use wp7 users do go be a cancer on the post about android post
69. roscuthiii (Posts: 1887; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
If they get Windows 8 right, and into people's hands soon, they may be able to reverse the fortunes of Windows Phone.