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Windows: State of the Platform part 3 - Hardware and a new CEO

0. phoneArena 31 Mar 2014, 20:04 posted on

As we covered in Part 2, Windows Phone is expected to take a big jump with its feature set when version 8.1 hits. When you combine that with the reportedly aggressive licensing fees and expected expansion into more emerging markets, and there are good reasons to expect that Windows Phone can continue growing its market share in 2014. Although, without some incredible hardware and marketing, it's hard to tell exactly if continued growth will be enough to really allow Windows Phone to cement its place as one of the leaders of the mobile ecosystem...

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posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:21 5

1. TheWolfpacker (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


2014, the year of Windows.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:15 3

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


WP will become Windows. Soon

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:27 2

2. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


that smartwatch pic is damn..... ugly...haha, my opinion...

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:30

3. TheWolfpacker (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Its just a down-sized 1020 I think.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:01 1

6. vincelongman (Posts: 1696; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Agreed,
I like how the Moto 360 looks more like a highend watch than smartwatch

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:44 3

4. Liveitup (Posts: 1572; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


The rise of Windows.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 23:57 2

9. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


No. Not until they fix it. Its vastly broken, as of now.
Its just too glorified, since its from Microsoft(marketing), and mostly because of Nokia. Else WP isn't even newsworthy, in its current state.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 02:04 1

12. sbw44 (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


How is it vastly broken? please explain to us ?

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 03:58

14. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


What again?
I'm not going to explain to every new person to the comments section.
And no, i am not trying slip out with an excuse.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 04:37 1

15. sbw44 (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


because you don't have any explanations! ain't you the guys who got tricked into buying 2 Windows Phone's lol

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 05:47

16. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


This is why i said, in my previous comment, that I'm not trying to slip away. Yet you continue with that accusation.

"ain't you the guys who got tricked into buying 2 Windows Phone's lol"
First i bought out of curiosity. Second, is the time, i got tricked.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 05:53

17. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


If you knew about that fact, then you must have been following the comments section for a long time, zo you must know about the complaints i made.
NOTE: I'm replying to my own comment, because you can't edit your comments with Windows Phone, even on the mobile version and i submitted the previous comment prematurely when i pressed enter. This is hard.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:00 1

5. Damo579 (Posts: 218; Member since: 18 May 2013)


This year could make or break WP let's wait and see

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 03:06 1

13. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Some folks said the exact same thing 2012 and 2013....especially 2013.

I think the only thing everyone can agree on is they have a big uphill battle. And Android and the iPhone arent going anywhere anytime soon. If BB finally closes up shop....WP will be fine. Until then...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 13:34

19. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Just seen the article about WP growing and iOS falling. Seems I was premature with my previous post. 2014 might just be the make or break year.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:21

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Windows will be on par with IOs and android ,by 2015

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 23:58 2

10. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


... to what iOS and Android were 5 years back.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 00:02

11. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 792; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Like I said before, Microsoft would be stupid to not use Nokia's branding

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 23:27

21. snowgator (Posts: 3290; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


They can't use it, except on the Asha feature phone series. Once the purchase the hardware division, all Lumia smartphones must drop the Nokia name. Part of the deal- Nokia doesn't want it's name branded to devices it doesn't control, which I see as reasonable.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 08:21

18. tasior (Posts: 256; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Hey PA great article series. I read and enjoyed all of them. Please do at least one more for all the smaller OS'es. After all, being a tech site, You should always provide Your followers with alternatives, to what majority chooses...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 14:31

20. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1145; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I respect Microsoft and it's products. it sad that some people hate microsoft for it's alleged rough and tough tactics in business when Bill Gates was it's CEO. Nadella is not Bill Gates
or Steve Ballmer. I think he has the right stuff to led Microsoft to the future. the desktop PC and it's Big brother the Server computer will continue to be used in business but to a lesser
extent in some peoples home. there are things a Desktop PC and it's large monitor can do to help a person or business do that a Tablet just is not best suited for. I like to use a 19 to 24 inch monitor screen to view videos on and do work on more than a 10 to 11.5 tablet screen. there fore PC will always be around. Microsoft and Apple will continue to make money selling them.. as for mobile devices windows Tablets 10 inches and above that run full windows x86 legacy programs will continue to cost 400 dollars to 1500 dollars for an intel i7 CPU tablet. unless Intel drastically lower the cost of it's x86 CPU and chipsets Android and Apple tablets use cheaper ARMS CPU tablets so they will cost less to buy.
this will hurt microsoft's Tablet dreams I microsoft is smart and keeps the Cheaper Nokia 2520 Plastic case tablets for sale because the Surface 2 metal tablet cost 75 to 100 dollars more than a Nokia 2520 running the same OS.icrosoft must learn from Nokia'a experience that you have to sell products that {people can afford to buy as opposed to high tech stuff
they cannot easily buyu. Case in point the Nokia 520 are Nkoia's bestselling Windows 8
smart phones. why? because People can afford to nuy them microsoft needs a low price windows Rt and a Full x86 windows 8 os tablet

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 23:37

22. snowgator (Posts: 3290; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


There is just so many "if's" involved in the future of these products.Microsoft will continue to be a multi-billion dollar company over the next 15-20 years...

...if MS can keep the supply and design teams intact from the Nokia purchase.

...if Mr. Nadella thinks that WP is worth the long term commitment instead of just using the established Android and Apple ecosystems to follow the blueprint of what made their software on PC's so dominate and profitable.

...if WP can get a hit in the higher end markets with the L920/L1520/L1020 follow ups.

...if WP can keep the L520 success in the prepaid and developing markets going.

...if WP/Windows RT merging into one more capable OS happens in WP9.

...if MS can build the XBOX games/XBOX services/WP/Cloud/Outlook/Windows/hardware products into the ecosystem they envisioned.

Exciting, but oh so dangerous. This will either be the path to MS security, or just a big huge stinking mess. I believe it will succeed, but I sure see the pitfalls and they are scary.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 10:04

23. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Could 2014 be the Year of Microsoft and the NSA....better title...

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