Survery says: 19% of U.S. consumers are thinking about buying a Windows Phone in the next three months
0. phoneArena 29 Jan 2013, 17:33 posted on
Here is some news that might cheer up the gang at Redmond, a survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics reveals that 19% of U.S. consumers surveyed are thinking about buying a Windows Phone in the next three months; recent data revealed Microsoft's mobile OS had only a 2.6% market share in the fourth quarter of 2012...
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1. papss (unregistered)
Good for WP8... It's a great product
41. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
this survey was in the Microsoft complex :)
2. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 324; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
I have serious doubts about this survey as a whole. Do a Google search for "Prosper Insights and Analytics" (the company credited for the survey) and you're hard-pressed to find a web site or any business information - just links to copies of this survey story. Does this company actually exist?
17. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Who cares? Only future will tell, just wait and watch..
4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Android dominates for sure but really glad to see win 8 coming alive. I love it more and more. Can't wait for their fall line up. Also the s4 and note 3.
5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2142; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Thinking and doing are two different things. In those next three months the Xperia Z, the Oppo Find 5, the Galaxy S4, the Huawei D2, the ZTE Grand S will be out with the Droid DNA already available, the Nexus 4 getting an update and the Motorola X possibly arriving, and in that pack last year's W8 line-up hardly stand a chance - Nokia needs to come up with it's own fullHD phone and fast.
9. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
Well said, and true, they are thinking but when WP8 users will be saying to others, users and critics, that its just another iOS wanna be!
Also this news is all lies and bogus....!
16. windroid (unregistered)
"when WP8 users will be saying to others, users and critics"
"More like crap product"
... so smart, but you’r the android version of those users
14. windroid (unregistered)
Do you need full-HD for anything besides draining battery and cpu power?
At this moment it's a size and pixel density frenzy, until someone realizes it's stupid to hold a chocolate tablet sized phone next to your head.
29. mclifford81 (Posts: 69; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)
But this is AMERRRRICA land of stupid people.. Just look at who we have in our congress..
33. windroid (unregistered)
It's a trend that will eventually fade; just like the micro phones (some years ago) they actually could be lost in the pocket. Extreme phones will eventually have an extremely short life...
31. pfroo40 (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
Comparing the 720p screen on a One X and the 1080p on the DNA, the One X will come ahead in every subjective comparison save the screen size difference. Unless, I suppose, you use your phone 6 inches away from your face. 1080p on a phone is a marketing ploy.
46. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
The survey was about mobile OSs not mobile manufacturers. If they wish to buy a WP then they'll and wont care about what other 'Android manufacturers' brings out..
6. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Oh and glad to see that the only market apple still has is the jerriatric brigade.
19. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
whilst android continues to appeal to illiterate Americans.
21. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
Wtf is wrong with you? Android us for techies and smart people more like!
40. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
*cough* geriatric *cough*
But yes. Which is odd, because you would think older folks would get a large-screened phone with big buttons, lightweight body, and inexpensive being on a fixed income, which to me means android or Windows Phone, not iphone
7. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Yeah the Lumia 920 has qc issues. Mine buzzes on vibrate and makes a load noise and when you shake it the battery inside is slapping around. Also the top near headphone jack is squeaky and creaky. Now the ear piece speaker is staticy now. I do not think I will buy anymore Nokia products. The HTC 8x is way better in quality. Wish I would have kept it.
22. windroid (unregistered)
Why don’t you sent for repair while in the warranty?
The 920 is recognized as a good and robust phone.
36. cripton805 (Posts: 1035; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Try to have any company fix your phone for any of those reasons and they will laugh at you.
Used phones will get "used" and worn. They would probably consider this wear.
13. snowgator (Posts: 3335; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Love the interest in both BB 10 and WP 8. I feel BB10 will launch to very good numbers. The CrackBerry crowd has been sitting on a ton of upgrades waiting so impatiently and are dying to prove the nay-sayers wrong. I, in case you missed it, loves me some WP and am a happy WP 7 user. I am loving WP8, and am pumped for the next update and next set of devices. This third place race will be interesting, mostly because there are so many rumors about RIM that there may be huge changes coming that will dictate so much.
Android will be #1 for the foreseeable future. But I truly doubt Apple is going anywhere. As soon as they feel like it, they will grab a sack of coin and just throw money at advertising on MTV and other youth oriented outlets. It is the advantage of being stupid, rotten, stinking rich.
26. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Thats funny about the Apple and Android numbers....that almost matches the market share...
I got a feeling BB is gonna surpise ppl.
28. mclifford81 (Posts: 69; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)
I will go about this completely unbiased. First and foremost I have owned in the past year a iphone 4,4s,5 as well as an sgs3 and an HTC dna and a HTC 8x. Out of all the phones and operating systems on them I can say without hesitation that Windows Mobile is the easiest and most importantly responsive os to date on a mobile device. Now that aside the main issue is the app market here and I will focus on that for the remainder of this message. The app market you have to look at as a result of being a child beginning to learn how to ride a bike. Slow initially but with time and effort will be fully equipped to ride along with the more advanced riders over time. I I have been contacting major developers for some of the more popular apps out there such as instagram, square payment, Pandora, etc. Pandora has already announced that they plan to release a Windows Mobile app and give a year subscription for free exclusively for Windows Mobile Phones. Square is less receptive and has stayed at this time there is no development planned. Instagram has also said that they are working on something. So as you can see its a slow start but you must learn to crawl before you walk. The more Windows Mobile gets out there the more the app development will progress so this is just an example of weak marketing and advertising. Give Windows some time and then see what happens.
32. pfroo40 (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
I agree. My 8x is the best phone I've owned, and I've had an iPhone, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Focus, Motorola Photon, Droid Charge and a One X. As much as I enjoy it though, as you've stated it's not without its drawbacks. I think the biggest two misses are not capitalizing properly on Xbox Live and Zune (Xbox) Music.
Microsoft needs to invest into first party support for quality Xbox live games and promote API's for gaming that showcase the networking and cross platform opportunities. They also need to rework the current Xbox music experience into something that is more cohesive, as it is now it is too fragmented and makes it difficult/confusing to quickly access content.
50. toondewachter (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
That's nicely put!
I've had to deal with all of these platforms too. It's really interesting to discover that each OS has both its advantages and disadvantages.
The best working OS is Windows Phone IMO. BUT the app market is the biggest drawback. If apps are important to you, you should go for either Android or iOS. However, I can't help thinking that iPhones are utterly overpriced products. Android, on the other hand still feels like a buggy product. It's got lots of options and possible tweaks, but sudden crashes, reboots and sluggishness (even in Jelly Bean - especially since 4.2) have been irritating me. But due to its possibilities and the availability of many apps in the Play Store, I seem to prefer Android for now.
If however, MS is able to bring all the common apps someone can need into the market place, I'd definitely go with WP8. You can find good alternatives in the market place already, but I'd really like to see the real thing. What bugs me foremost is that the little and local but sometimes convenient apps like from your bank or another local business are usually there for iOS or Android, but never for WP.
I'd also like WP8 to be able to be personalized more. Semi-transparant live tiles on a background perhaps? Being able to chose a ringtone or alert for each individual app? (I am not able to chose a personal ringtone for Whatsapp, which bugs me because I don't hear that alert that often).
Windows Phone is a very promising OS, but it's just not there yet...
56. mclifford81 (Posts: 69; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)
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look up geeksandknots at blogspot . com
52. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Fair statement, but Windows MOBILE died a few years ago; Windows PHONE is a different OS. I wouldn't want to own a Windows Mobile phone (except an HD2 for its hackability), but I would like to continue owning Windows Phones.
55. mclifford81 (Posts: 69; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)
Correction and thank you for noticing my error. Windows Phone
34. MC1123 (Posts: 1251; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
this is really a 4 platform competition... but im sure that iOS will loose more market if they wont start innovating with iOS looks and everything! and they should stop making only small changes on the nes iDevices!
and im aso sure that in ecosystem war, i think iOS, android and BB10 will be a winner especially BB10, since it is able to port android and even iOS apps on its ecosystem!
but WP will be a sure winner if nokia will release a real camera phone monster!
but still pity the symbian and meego platform, now nokia will pay MSFT for license...
35. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6815; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Theres always room for competition
38. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Given the highly "Secure" OS that WP8 is i would rather prefer the less secure BB Device if it comes to choosing between WP8 and BB :)
42. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Windows Phone 8 is great. Windows 8 on the other hand... not so well received. I think it was a huge mistake for Microsoft to combine the naming schemes. Consumers are pretty dumb. Most get the two mixed up (hence negative vibes towards WP8).
45. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Oh man its about to get real interesting. God it is so great to be a consumer right now.
47. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
"Worldwide, IDC pointed that Windows Phone had a 50% quarter-over-quarter decline in Q3 2012, thus having a total 2.0% global market share.
The low market share of Windows Phone might be explained by a study by Bernstein Research that concluded that consumers don’t want Windows Phones. The research points out: "The lack of consumer interest for Windows-based phones has been very consistent in marketing surveys we have carried out across the globe over the last several years." and that "The situation of Windows in mobile phones is now very unlikely to revert." This view stems from the idea that the current ecosystems hold too much of the market for the windows phone to get noticed in the proverbial popularity contest."
49. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
and yet somehow the survey referred to above found that 19% of people planning to purchase a smartphone in the next three months would consider Windows Phone. Who'd of thunk it ??
Care to explain why android's market share in the US has gone from 60% in 2011 to 42% at the end of 2012 ?? Well one explanation is that both IOS and Windows Phone have a higher "satisfaction" rating than android.
51. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
Great data, however the wP8 devices didn't start shipping until Q4 and the Lumia 920 was launched to selected markets on exclusive carrier deals. In fact it is only just about to launched across all of the major UK carriers tomorrow.
53. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I think you're using the wrong info there, champ. Read it again: the market share for Windows MOBILE dropped. Windows PHONE has been gradually increasing since its launch. If you combine the two stats it will look like a decrease because of the widespread installed base of Windows MOBILE replacing their phones with something else (and the market getting bigger as more folks buy smartphones).
Lose the self-serving "stats", they make you look foolish.
48. chethan316 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Nov 2010)
Must be some "Survery" this. How can you commit a mistake in the first word of the article title. lol
54. tedkord (Posts: 5601; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I was a long time WinMo user, who was really looking forward to WP. It took too long to get to market, and WinMo 6.5 just wasn't cutting it. So I went with Android for the time being.
Then WP dropped, and I couldn't have been more disappointed. They copied all the worst aspects of iOS (closed ecosystem, no customization, etc...) it was the anti WinMo. Add in the ugliest UI I've ever seen on a mobile device, and I stuck with Android.